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Sami Zayn Discusses How Triple H Views Him as a Superstar Compared to Vince McMahon

May 14, 2024 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– During a recent interview with The Daily Mail’s Alex McCarthy, WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn spoke about working under Triple H compared to Vince McMahon, along with wanting to win the world title before he calls it quits. Below are some highlights (via Fightful):

Sami Zayn on how Triple H sees him differently than Vince McMahon: “Here’s how I see it. I think Hunter sees me differently from how Vince saw me, especially as a good guy. I think Vince saw me much more as a bad guy, for a number of reasons. He saw my irksome qualities that he thought lent itself to being an irksome character. Having said that, I think things were a lot more unpredictable because of the nature of Vince’s week to week, kind of approach, that sometimes the marble would just fall in the right hole, and now you’re champion, whereas with Hunter, I think it’s much more he has longer-term vision, and if you’re not part of that vision, then the chances of breaking into that vision are much, much slimmer.”

On wanting to win the world title: ‘It’s kind of a double edged sword. He might see me in a way that lends itself more to being in that mix and possibly winning it. But on the other hand, I could have just slipped on a banana peel and won the world title. I just do my best. I just give the best performances I can give, I try to perform with as much emotion as possible and tell the best stories I can tell, and I hope that that eventually gets me there. I’d like to win the world title once before I call it a day, there’s no question, but I don’t live and die by that. It’d be great, and I really appreciate people saying they’d love to see it. I’d love to see it too, and I hope it happens, but if it doesn’t, thank you just the same, because it’s been amazing.”

At WWE King and Queen of the Ring later this month, Sami Zayn will defend his Intercontinental Title against Chad Gable and Bronson Reed in a Triple Threat Match. the event is scheduled for Saturday, May 25. The event will be held at Jeddah Super Dome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It will be broadcast live on Peacock.