Sami Zayn

  • Born: 07/12/1984 in Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Birthname: Rami Sebei
  • Height & Weight: 6'1", 212 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
  • NXT Championship
  • PWG World Championship (2 times)
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship – with Kevin Steen
  • ROH World Television Championship

Prior to joining WWE, Sebei wrestled on the independent circuit under the ring name El Generico, using the character of a luchador from Mexico with a catchphrase of “Ole!”. Zayn wrestled while masked from his debut in 2002 until 2013. Upon signing with WWE, Sebei began wrestling without a mask. In WWE, he is a former NXT Champion and a one-time Slammy Award winner.

Zayn achieved much success in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) as a two-time PWG World Champion and five-time World Tag Team Champion. He is the only person to have won both of PWG’s annual tournaments, the Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament in 2010 and the Battle of Los Angeles in 2011. Zayn has also held the ROH World Television Championship and the ROH World Tag Team Championship with Kevin Steen; with whom he later earned the 2010 Feud of the Year award from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Zayn is also a two-time IWS World Heavyweight Champion for the Montreal-based International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS). Having wrestled internationally, Zayn won the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship in Germany and DDT Pro-Wrestling’s KO-D Openweight Championship in Japan.

Notable Matches

vs. Kevin Steen at Final Battle 2010

vs. PAC on PWG, November 18th 2006

vs. Bryan Danielson on PWG, July 29th 2007

vs. Adrian Neville at NXT TakeOver Revolution

w/ Kevin Steen vs. The Age Of The Fall at ROH Driven 2008

vs. Christopher Daniels at Best in the World 2011

Other Notable Achievements

Association de Lutte Féminine Sherri Memorial Cup Tournament (2007) – with LuFisto

PWI:BWP World Catchweight Championship

Chikara Rey de Voladores (2011)

Dramatic Dream Team KO-D Openweight Championship

Elite Wrestling Revolution Elite 8 Tournament (2004)[

GBG Heavyweight Championship

IWS World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

IWS Tag Team Championship – with Twiggy

NSPW Championship

PWG World Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Human Tornado (1), Quicksilver (1), Kevin Steen (2), and Paul London (1)

PWG Battle of Los Angeles (2011)

Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament (2010) – with Paul London

PWP Heavyweight Championship

PRWA Caribbean Championship

STHLM Wrestling Championship

Union Pro DDT Extreme Division Championship

wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship

16 Carat Gold Tournament (2012)

WWE Slammy Award for NXT Superstar of the Year (2014)