Paul Heyman has served as an integral part of the Bloodline faction. He sided with Roman Reigns as his Special Counsel in 2020 and since then has been overlooking the dominant faction as the Wise Man.
During an interview on Jimmy Traina’s SI Media podcast, Paul Heyman gave his take on Sami Zayn’s addition to the Bloodline’s storyline. This was certainly a storyline that he never expected, and one he never thought would take off either.
I didn’t imagine Sami Zayn becoming a massive part of this when Sami Zayn was becoming a massive part of. To his enormous credit, Sami Zayn seized the moment.
We’d give him crumbs of a segment and he would just turn it into a moment that he had to connect with the audience with what I think has ended up becoming the most endearing character that we’ve presented in decades, if not ever. As great of a talker as Sami Zayn is, and he is a magnificent talker, I think Sami resonates with the audience, just because Roman Reigns will turn to him and lean in on him about something, and Sami gets that hush puppy face, and that sad look on his face, and the camera zooms in on the sad look on Sami’s face, and everybody feels for him.
He just endears himself to the audience. They absolutely fall in love with him and his plight and his pursuit of acceptance, which I think is a big part of this is that everyone can relate to the pursuit of acceptance, and that was the tale of Sami Zayn. He just did it so well, and did it so brilliantly, and with such authenticity, and with genuine angst on his face and pain when spoken down to, that people just felt for him, and as you know, it’s not just constrained to WWE. In any form of television, movies, Broadway plays, if you get the audience to feel for you, you know, touchdown, victory. It’s everything that a writer, director, producer, and performer seeks.”Paul Heyman
Sami Zayn’s career trajectory has significantly changed over the past year. Only days after losing to Johnny Knoxville and the “Jackass” team at WrestleMania 38, he unexpectedly found himself in the running for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title at the latest Elimination Chamber event this year.
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