34 Facts About Sami Zayn


Sami Zayn is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Sami Zayn.


Sami Zayn is one-half of the current Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, holding both the Raw Tag Team Championship and SmackDown Tag Team Championship, with Kevin Owens in their first reign each.


Sami Zayn 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.


Sami Zayn has held the ROH World Television Championship and the ROH World Tag Team Championship as part of a team with Kevin Steen, with whom he later earned the 2010 Feud of the Year award from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.


Sami Zayn is a two-time IWS World Heavyweight Champion for the Montreal-based International Wrestling Syndicate.


Sami Zayn teamed with the Ring Crew Express in the Trios Tournament 2005, losing to the Rottweilers.


Sami Zayn only received a few more matches, losing to Austin Aries at Fate of an Angel and getting his first win against fellow IWS alumnus Kevin Steen at The Homecoming.


Sami Zayn's final ROH match of this run was a loss to Homicide at Dragon Gate Invasion.


Sami Zayn defeated Delirious, Chris Hero and Davey Richards, only to lose in the final match of the tournament to Claudio Castagnoli.


Sami Zayn then formed a team with Colt Cabana and together the two of them started a feud with Steen and his new partner Steve Corino.


When Sami Zayn targeted Dallas' NXT Championship, Dallas cost Sami Zayn his match against Cesaro's fellow Real American Jack Swagger.


However, Sami Zayn masqueraded as the masked El Local and defeated Dallas to earn his title shot.


In November 2013, after tying a Beat the Clock challenge with Adrian Neville by defeating Leo Kruger, Sami Zayn lost a number one contender's match to Neville on the November 27 episode of NXT.


Sami Zayn moved on to feud with Kruger and the feud culminated in Sami Zayn winning a two-out-of-three falls match on the January 1,2014 episode of NXT.


In June 2014, Sami Zayn went on to feud with Tyson Kidd after Kidd abandoned him during their match against NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension.


Sami Zayn and Rose lost in the second round to The Lucha Dragons.


When Sami Zayn, Kidd and Tyler Breeze each staked a claim for an NXT Championship match, champion Neville agreed to face all three in a fatal-four-way match at the next NXT TakeOver event.


Sami Zayn retained the title against Neville in a rematch on the January 14,2015 episode of NXT, but suffered another post-match attack by Owens.


Sami Zayn was heavily favored by the crowd over Cena, but ultimately lost the match.


However, Sami Zayn had injured his shoulder before the match and underwent an MRI for further analysis.


On January 24,2016, at the Royal Rumble, Sami Zayn competed in the Rumble match at No 20, eliminating Kevin Owens before being eliminated by Braun Strowman.


Sami Zayn continued to score victories against the likes of The Miz and Stardust.


On July 19 at the 2016 WWE draft, Sami Zayn was drafted to Raw.


Later that night, Owens and Sami Zayn interfered in the main event and attacked Shane, which backfired after Shane attacked both with a steel chair and Orton delivered an RKO to Owens.


Sami Zayn walked out on Owens during a tag team match against Styles and Nakamura two nights later on SmackDown.


Sami Zayn then said he would lay down for Owens, only for Sami Zayn to pin Owens in a fatal five-way match.


Sami Zayn was later reported to have undergone a successful double shoulder surgery.


Sami Zayn then competed in the King of the Ring tournament, but lost in the first round to Cedric Alexander.


At Royal Rumble on January 31,2021, Zayn entered at No 3 but was eliminated by Big E On the February 12 episode of SmackDown, Zayn teamed with King Corbin and defeated The Mysterios to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match at the namesake event.


Sami Zayn then challenged Knoxville to a match at WrestleMania 38 which was made official shortly after.


At Royal Rumble, Reigns proceeded to have the rest of The Bloodline beat Owens down following the match, but Sami Zayn refused to join the beatdown and eventually hit Reigns with a chair, leading to the entire Bloodline attacking Sami Zayn, turning him face for the first time since 2017.


At at Elimination Chamber on February 18,2023, Sami Zayn failed to win the titles from Reigns in a universally acclaimed match in front of his home crowd in Montreal.


Sami Zayn is a playable character in the video games WWE 2K15, WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, WWE 2K20, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, WWE 2K22 and WWE 2K23.


Sami Zayn is a Muslim and a vegan, and is fluent in English, Arabic, and French.