A popular WWE star has discussed “always giving 100%” in the ring.
Sami Zayn has made a name for himself all over the world for over two decades, but he is arguably doing the best work of his career after being aligned with Roman Reigns, The Usos, Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman in the Bloodline.
Despite hitting his stride with his most prominent work in WWE, Zayn’s best days in the ring may be behind him, but this doesn’t seem to hinder his outlook on the future.
Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, “The Honorary Uce” was asked what would he do if he weren’t wrestling. Sami answered:
“I would have gone into teaching and something in the humanities.”
“English teachers were the only ones that didn’t hate me. They were the only ones who saw my potential.”
“Math teachers, they were always fed up with me. Even now, my days are somewhat numbered as an in-ring performer.”
“There is still meaning to me in passing on the knowledge I’ve been able to accrue over the past 20 years now. I always gravitate toward teaching.”
Zayn continued on to reflect on his journey since coming to WWE, saying:
“I’ve only been on the main roster for six years. In some ways, I’m just starting. Maybe I’ve already peaked. I’ve gotten to do so much.”
“It’s been a great career, and I’m totally thrilled with it. Maybe the best is yet to come. But I’m extremely grateful with where I am and what I’m doing.”
“I can’t give 90%; I can only give 100. It’s focusing on those little details that have got me in trouble before, but it’s also what’s got me this far.”
“Each and every step of the ladder of success in my career, each jump that I took, I was able to stand there. I did that enough times and thought, ‘Why not me?’ So we’ll see what happens next.”
Transcription via Fightful
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