WWE has gone for the maniacs before, but no one pulls it off quite like Sami Zayn. ‘The Untouchable’ has been a massive crowd attraction for WWE and is a key part of the main roster today.
His persona of an annoying yet capable star has really taken off with the crowd. Zayn pushes the limits of his character, which gets more and more cringe each day but does not fall over the edge.
The in-your-face persona of Zayn has really made people enjoy his antics, and even though it doesn’t keep him in the serious part of things, he can not be taken lightly.
Sami Zayn worked hard like any wrestler to get where he is today. He worked for several developmental promotions such as International Wrestling Syndicate, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Chikara, and ROH (Ring of Honour) before making it to NXT.
Many may not know it, but the ‘Battery Man’ wrestled for 13 years of his wrestling career wearing a mask; he called himself El Generico. However, when he joined NXT, he took off that mask.
Sami Zayn had a boatload of experience owing to his knowledge from the best of the promotions. While most wrestlers choose one, Zayn went through it all.
Coming into WWE’s developmental brand, Zayn already had 11 years of experience in him from his past wrestling endeavors. And his skill quickly placed him above the rest.
Zayn became so good that he even called himself ‘The Heart and Soul of NXT’ for a while. In his debut year, Sami Zayn worked the entire time towards the NXT Championship.
From his first match in January 2013, he worked his way up to the title but was pushed down. He finally managed to clinch it in December that year with a victory over Neville.
‘The Untouchable’ lost his title after 62 days following a disastrous defeat at the hands of Kevin Owens, who would go on to have a major role in Zayn’s career.
Sami Zayn made it into the main roster and found himself among the biggest names in the business. He quickly got into a feud with an old rival, one that took the gold away from him.
Sami spent the better half of the year in a storyline against Kevin Owens, who had already stirred the main roster after his arrival. Zayn also feuded with Braun Strowman, against whom he didn’t stand a chance.
Not long after winning the feud against Owens, the two teamed up to fight the authority that is Shane McMahon. Sami and Owens, gelling well due to their long real-life friendship, managed to work splendidly together.
It would take Sami Zayn a brand switch to SmackDown to be recognized as his own wrestler. Now, much more free and annoying, Zayn was a crowd-pleaser and was splendid in promos.
WWE decided to reward this energy by putting the WWE Intercontinental Championship on his shoulders. Unfortunately, this title would not stay with him for long.
Sami Zayn was stripped of his reign due to his inability to defend his title in the pandemic. It was a harsh end to his successful run, but the story was not over yet.
‘The Untouchable’ made his much-awaited return in August 2020 to reclaim his gold. Zayn claimed that he never lost his title and challenged then Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy to a fight, with AJ Styles also joining in the action.
Zayn won and proved his mettle, regaining the title. Nearly 3 months later, he lost the same title to Big E on the December 25 episode of SmackDown.
Sami Zayn is a rare wonder, and no one gets sick of his gimmick. There are surely more titles waiting for him in the future, and the star himself is ready to take it all.
Although there have been no credible sources yet, Sami Zayn is believed to have a net worth of $ 1 million.
Sami Zayn has won a score of titles in the years before WWE. Among the most prominent achievements, Zayn is a 2-time IWS World Heavyweight Champion, a 2-time PWG World Champion, and a 5-time POW World Tag Team Champion.
Zayn is also a 1-time ROH World Television Champion and a 1-time ROH World Tag Team Champion.
In WWE, Sami Zayn has won the WWE NXT Championship once and is a 2-time WWE Intercontinental Champion.
The Superstar set up a fund called Sami for Syria to help the Syrian American Medical Society in its pursuit. He has already helped open one medical tent in the war-torn region and intends to do much more.
Sami Zayn can be contacted through his social media handles on Instagram and Twitter
|Real name||Rami Sebei|
|Born||July 12, 1984|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg)|
|Address||Orlando, Florida, United States of America|
|Debut||February 13, 2013 (WWE), 2002 (Pro Wrestling)|
|Trained by||Jerry Tuite, Savio Vega|
|Ring name(s)||El Generico |
|Net Worth||$ 1 million approx.|