- Sami Zayn
- 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
- 212 lb (96 kg)
- March 1, 2002
- Date of Birth
- July 12, 1984
Sami Zayn, born as Rami Sebei on July 12, 1984, is a Syrian-Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. Hailing from Laval, Quebec, Canada, Zayn is widely recognized for his high-energy performances and character work as an over-the-top, conspiracy theorist.
Other Wrestlers Names
Before joining WWE, Zayn wrestled on the independent circuit under the ring name “El Generico,” where he gained a cult following. In WWE, he’s shared the ring with top names like Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Daniel Bryan, among others.
Information, Statistics & Titles Won
Zayn, standing at 6’1″ and weighing around 212 lbs, is an impressive wrestler known for his agility and technical wrestling skills. He’s a former NXT Champion, and on the main roster, he’s won the WWE Intercontinental Championship twice.
Arguably Zayn’s most notable match in WWE was against Shinsuke Nakamura at NXT TakeOver: Dallas in 2016. The bout received widespread acclaim and was a standout moment in his career. His Last Man Standing Match against Kevin Owens at Battleground in 2016 was also a significant milestone.
Zayn’s longest and most personal rivalry has been with Kevin Owens, dating back to their time on the independent circuit. Their feud was carried into WWE and NXT and has been reignited multiple times over the years. Zayn has also had notable rivalries with Shinsuke Nakamura and Braun Strowman.
Tag Team Partners
While Zayn has been mostly a singles competitor in WWE, he’s teamed up with Kevin Owens on multiple occasions. They’ve had a complex relationship, alternating between being bitter enemies and reluctant allies.
As a part of WWE, Zayn is involved in all the company’s sponsorships and partnerships. Additionally, he has initiated a social media campaign called #SamiForSyria, aiming to start a mobile clinic in Syria in collaboration with SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society).
Zayn began wrestling on the independent circuit in the early 2000s before signing with WWE in 2013. He had a successful run in NXT, where he won the NXT Championship, before moving to the main roster. His underdog persona and high-energy performances have made him a fan favorite.
Zayn is notoriously private about his personal life, but it is known that he is of Syrian descent and has used his platform to raise awareness and funds for the Syrian crisis.
Zayn’s finishing move is the “Helluva Kick,” a running big boot in the corner of the ring that he uses to finish off his opponents.
Zayn often wears tights or trousers along with boots in the ring, usually sporting colors of red and black. He has also been known to wear flat caps and checkered shirts as part of his gimmick outside the ring.
His entrance theme, “Worlds Apart,” is a peppy tune that captures the essence of his enthusiastic, underdog character. It starts with the catchphrase, “Let’s go!”, which has become synonymous with Zayn.