Sami Zayn recently appeared on the Cheap Heat podcast with host Peter Rosenberg, where the Honorary Uce discussed his ongoing storyline with The Bloodline, one that many fans have called the best in wrestling.
During the interview, Zayn reveals that seeds for the angle with The Bloodline were planted back in 2021, but he never imagined it would go the direction that it did. Highlights can be found below.
Says seeds for his storyline with The Bloodline were planted back in 2021:
I won’t pull the curtain back too much, but the idea was kicked around about a year ago, a good six months before the seeds were even planted on screen. The first time I think there was any interaction between myself and the Bloodline was just after WrestleMania. In actuality, the idea was first discussed going into Survivor Series of last year. I was doing this whole thing on SmackDown where I was the longest-tenured member as the locker room leader. I thought it’d be something interesting with the locker room leader and Head of the Table. The premise being, the Head of the Table isn’t in the locker room anymore. I wasn’t originally envisioning being a full member of the Bloodline or anything like that, just something to where Roman and I can occasionally get on screen together in a light-hearted way and I’m giving him these reports of what’s going on and what he needs to be careful for. Every once in a while, I get things kicked my way too. That was sort of the idea.
Says Roman Reigns really pushed for him to be involved:
It was talked about with Roman as well. We were sitting at catering one day, and I heard an interview that he did with Ariel Helwani where he was very kind towards me and saying nice things about me as an on-screen character and that he’d like to do something down the road with me one day. We got to talking and I don’t remember exactly how it went, but it was a mutual thing.
Sami Zayn Reveals That Seeds For The Bloodline Storyline Were Planted Back In 2021