Sami Zayn Discusses His In-Ring Future – Sami Zayn is just getting started, or maybe he’s peaked. He started wrestling over two decades ago and is doing arguably the best work of his career and certainly the most prominent work of his career as he’s aligned with Roman Reigns, The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso), Solo Sikoa, and Paul Heyman on WWE television.
While Zayn knows his in-ring days might be numbered, he looks forward to passing on the knowledge he’s gained and always giving 100%
“I would have gone into teaching and something in the humanities,” Zayn told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated when asked what he would do if it weren’t wrestling. “English teachers were the only ones that didn’t hate me. They were the only ones who saw my potential. Math teachers, they were always fed up with me. Even now, my days are somewhat numbered as an in-ring performer. There is still meaning to me in passing on the knowledge I’ve been able to accrue over the past 20 years now. I always gravitate toward teaching.”
He continued, “I’ve only been on the main roster for six years. In some ways, I’m just starting. Maybe I’ve already peaked. I’ve gotten to do so much. It’s been a great career, and I’m totally thrilled with it. Maybe the best is yet to come. But I’m extremely grateful with where I am and what I’m doing. I can’t give 90%; I can only give 100. It’s focusing on those little details that have got me in trouble before, but it’s also what’s got me this far. Each and every step of the ladder of success in my career, each jump that I took, I was able to stand there. I did that enough times and thought, ‘Why not me?’ So we’ll see what happens next.”
Sami competed against AJ Styles on Monday’s WWE Raw, picking up the victory with help from The Bloodline.
Sami Zayn Discusses His In-Ring Future