Sami Zayn confirms that he signed a new deal with WWE

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/01/27/sami-zayn-confirms-that-he-signed-a-new-deal-with-wwe/

Sami Zayn is going to be with the WWE for the foreseeable future.

It was first reported by Fightful Select on 1/20 that Sami Zayn signed a new contract with WWE. Zayn confirmed the story while chatting with Pat Laprade and Kevin Raphael on their ‘les Anti-Pods de la Lutte’ show.

Zayn stated that he signed for a “few years” and he’s happy with his decision. It came down to WWE wanting him to stay and he wanted to stay. He’s pleased with his role and feels like he’s doing some of his best work.

Yes, it’s true. Honestly, I don’t know how people on the internet find this kind of information, but yes, it’s true, I just signed for a few years and I’m really happy. My contract was almost over, they were interested in me staying, I wanted to stay, so it was no more complicated than that. It’s not the first time I’ve said it, but I’m really happy with my role with the company in recent years, especially the last year, year and a half. I’m doing the best job of my career, especially in terms of my character. I don’t know why people were really surprised. They have an idea in their heads that everyone in WWE is unhappy being there, unhappy with their role, that they want more or feel oppressed, or I don’t know what. For me, I’m really happy with my role and I can’t wait to see what I’m going to be able to do in the next few years.

He continued speaking about his decision to re-sign and Zayn feels that WWE has confidence in him. He believes he’s doing good work and the company realizes that. He’s not 100 percent satisfied with where he is, but is aware that there are things he cannot control.

Of course, every talent in the locker room, everyone, always wants more. It’s normal. Even Roman Reigns who is the number one in our company. It’s everybody. So, I’m not going to say I’m 100% happy with what I have right now. I do the best I can, but there are things I don’t control 100%. But with everything that’s happened in the last year, I’m really happy to stay here. I feel that the company has confidence in me. They often use me in talking segments. I think I do a good job and I find that the company recognizes my work. And that’s why I’m always in a storyline. Maybe that’s why some talents weren’t happy because they think they never had an opportunity. I really can’t say that. I get lots of them and that’s why I’m really happy.

Zayn is scheduled for the men’s Royal Rumble match this weekend. On the lead-up to it, he has been consistently featured on-screen with Johnny Knoxville and they’ve went back and forth verbally and physically on the road to the Rumble.

Jason Agnew reported a while back that Sammy had really really bad shoulders (remember he had double shoulder surgery a while back) I wonder if the ability to only wrestle a few minutes a night and do mostly character work and promos was a major factor in his decision. I’m not sure he could handle the AEW style at this point.