The Heartbreak of Sami Zayn: Why He Couldn’t Beat Roman Reigns

Sami Zayn says WWE Elimination Chamber loss was a ‘hard pill to swallow’

Sami Zayn is one of the most talented and charismatic wrestlers in WWE, but he has not had the best luck when it comes to winning the big one. The former Intercontinental Champion came close to fulfilling his dream of becoming the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at WWE Elimination Chamber 2023, but he fell short against Roman Reigns in a thrilling match.

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Zayn, who had earned the right to face Reigns by winning a six-man Elimination Chamber match earlier in the night, put up a valiant fight against the Tribal Chief, even kicking out of a devastating Spear. However, Reigns eventually locked in the Guillotine Choke and forced Zayn to pass out, retaining his title and crushing Zayn’s hopes.

Zayn recently appeared on Out of Character with Ryan Satin , where he opened up about his feelings after losing to Reigns at Elimination Chamber. Zayn admitted that it was a ‘hard pill to swallow’ and that he felt like he had let down his fans and himself.

“I was really disappointed, man. I’m not going to lie. It was a hard pill to swallow,” Zayn said. “I felt like I had worked so hard to get to that point, and I had so much support from the WWE Universe, especially in my hometown of Montreal. It was such a special night for me, and I really thought I had it. I really thought I was going to make history and become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.”

Zayn revealed that he had a conversation with Triple H after the match, who praised him for his performance and told him that he was proud of him. Zayn said that he appreciated Triple H’s words, but he still felt like he had missed an opportunity.

“He was very complimentary, and he said that I did great and that he was proud of me,” Zayn said. “And I thanked him for that, but I also told him that I felt like I failed. I felt like I failed myself, I failed the fans, I failed the company. I felt like I had this chance to do something amazing, and I blew it.”

Zayn said that he was not satisfied with just having a good match or being in the main event. He said that he wanted to win and prove himself as the best wrestler in the world.

“I don’t want to sound ungrateful, because I know how lucky I am to be in this position,” Zayn said. “But I’m not here to just have good matches or be in the main event. I’m here to win. I’m here to be the champion. I’m here to be the best. And I feel like I can be the best. I feel like I can beat anyone on any given night. And that night, it just didn’t happen for me.”

Zayn said that he was not going to give up on his dream of becoming the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, and that he was going to work harder than ever to get another shot at Reigns.

“I’m not going to let this loss define me,” Zayn said. “I’m going to use it as motivation. I’m going to use it as fuel. I’m going to use it as a reminder of what I need to do to get back to that level. And when I do get back there, I’m going to make sure that I don’t make the same mistakes again. I’m going to make sure that I walk out of there as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.”

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