Sami Zayn has reflected on seeing Cody Rhodes at WWE Royal Rumble.
At WWE Elimination Chamber, Sami Zayn will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in his hometown of Montreal.
Heading into this Saturday’s show, Zayn spoke with Fightful’s Joel Pearl to discuss the big match against Reigns and how his popularity has casted doubt on Roman’s legendary reign continuing. Sami said:
“It would be very hard to walk out of this match a loser, no matter what the result of the match is. If I win, forget about it. That place goes crazy and I’m launched into the next stratosphere.”
“You’re beating ‘the guy.’ Even if that’s not the outcome, if it’s some sort of draw, God knows what happens, even if I lose, whatever it is, I think the magnitude of the moment is going to be so huge and it’s infectious.”
“Anytime I’ve done anything in Montreal, the love that I’ve gotten in Montreal, it’s contagious. When fans at home see that kind of response, it triggers something in them too.”
“The fact that this is in Montreal, ignoring the obvious history of me coming up here and not just being a guy from Montreal, but being a product of this town, growing up in this town, doing the small tiny shows in this town that got me to the next step.”
“Each step of the way, the fact is, this town made me. I’m just from here. This town made me. The fact that we find ourselves in this position, it’s an easy story to tell. Beyond all that, whatever comes of this match is going to be huge for me one way or another.”
2023 Men’s Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes is set to challenge the winner of the Elimination Chamber main event for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39.
On the February 13 edition of WWE Raw, Cody endorsed Sami in a passionate promo. Reflecting on seeing Rhodes again at the Royal Rumble, Zayn said:
“It’s an interesting time we find ourselves in. When I saw him [Cody] at the Royal Rumble, the first thing he said to me was, ‘this is awkward, huh?’ It’s a strange time.”
“There are two guys that easily could have gone either way as far as WrestleMania, Roman Reigns, all signs are pointing here…then again, this guy’s story is also pointing there.”
“He’s already punched his ticket to WrestleMania. It’s either me and him, which I think is getting fans excited, or [Elimination Chamber] is my WrestleMania.”
“The amazing thing is, WrestleMania is also my WrestleMania because of the position I find myself in. If I could rewrite the whole thing, I don’t know if I would change anything.”
“The fact that I’m having this match in Montreal, in a weird way, that’s almost bigger than if I would have had this match with Roman at WrestleMania. I don’t know if it gets bigger than this.”
As previously reported, Cody Rhodes said he welcomes the idea of a triple threat match at WrestleMania 39.
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