Sami Zayn set for major appearance outside of WWE

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn (Photo Courtesy: WWE.com)
WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn (Photo Courtesy: WWE.com)

WWE Superstar Sami Zayn is one of the most beloved babyfaces on the roster. The Intercontinental Champion, in the middle of an intriguing title feud, is set to make an appearance outside of the Stamford-based company.

The 39-year-old is in a heated rivalry with Alpha Academy's Chad Gable. He recently defeated Master Gable in a title match at Clash at the Castle: Scotland. Zayn defeated Gunther to win the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania XL, ending The Ring General's record-breaking reign.

Following his successful title defense at the premium live event, WWE announced that the former Bloodline member will debut his comedy show Sami Zayn & Friends Do Toronto during Money in the Bank weekend. The variety show will feature guests from comedy, television, and the global juggernaut and will debut at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto.

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WWE Superstar Sami Zayn credits surprising name for helping him join The Bloodline

Sami Zayn recently credited his getting into The Bloodline to his feud with Johnny Knoxville. The Hollywood star had a heated rivalry with the WWE Superstar in 2022, leading to a match between the two at WrestleMania 38, which Knoxville won.

In an interview with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Zayn opened up about his feud with Johnny Knoxville. He further explained how it led to him joining The Bloodline:

"That was really like a precursor to The Bloodline. I mean quite literally actually because that story and the humiliation coming out of that match was what, from a character perspective, and from a storyline perspective, was like the fuel for the respect that the character needed to seek out [of] The Bloodline. But in another sort of way, from a creative perspective, it was a precursor because of just the mental energy and the creative juices and all that into how to construct a story and how to get us there," Zayn said. [7:04 - 7:41]
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Sami Zayn has been on an incredible run after defeating Gunther at The Showcase of the Immortals. It remains to be seen what lies ahead for the WWE Superstar following his recent win over the Alpha Academy leader in Glasgow.

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