WWE’s website has a new interview with Sami Zayn discussing his match with United States Champion John Cena on last week’s RAW from Montreal. The full interview is at this link. Sami commented on how he felt after coming out when Bret Hart introduced him:
“I was really emotional. When they were doing the “Ole” chants before I even came out, I had a giant lump in my throat. I thought I was going to burst into tears the second I walked through the curtain. I was just taking it all in. I was almost angry in a way, a proud kind of angry. It’s very hard to describe. It’s hard to put into words. It really exceeded my expectations. OK, fine, I’m from Montreal, but you never know how much the fans know. They’re fans of Monday Night Raw. NXT has grown by leaps and bounds, especially over the last year because of WWE Network, but you don’t know who’s going to know you and who’s not. I was astonished by the reaction when I came out.”
Sami also commented on his mindset as he faces a shoulder injury:
“I’m an easy-going, take-things-as-they-come kind of guy, not just in the ring, but in life. Experiences like this make you realize that a lack of certainty can be very unnerving. Not knowing what the future has in store for you can be unsettling, especially when you’re riding that momentum. In the blink of an eye, things change. That’s the nature of the industry we work in. It can be frustrating, but you have to keep your chin up and not get too down on yourself and believe that in some way that it’s all for the best. A lot of fans have been really supportive and have commended me. In a weird way, it could be the worst thing that ever happened to me or the best thing that ever happened to me.
One way or another, it will all work out. You keep going forward and you get ahead. I’m not going to let this destroy me, so you take it as it comes. You deal with it, see what you can do, do your best and it will all be OK. I’ll keep driving forward.”