'He'll make Roman lose to Cody'- Ex-WWE star on Sami Zayn

At the Elimination Chamber premium live event, Roman Reigns will defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Sami Zayn.

Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn in a file photo [[email protected]]
By Blesson Daniel | Feb 4, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Former WWE Superstar Sylvain Grenier recently talked about the likelihood of Sami Zayn beating Roman Reigns at the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event. After Reigns defeated Kevin Owens at the Royal Rumble last Saturday, Zayn turned to The Bloodline. After the bout, the erstwhile Honorary Uce declined to join The Bloodline’s attack on Owens.

Instead, he slammed a chair into The Tribal Chief. Zayn warned Reigns on the last edition of SmackDown that he was now coming for his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. The two superstars will face the battle in a championship contest at Elimination Chamber, which will take place in Zayn’s homeland of Montreal.

Grenier addressed the potential of Zayn against Reigns rather than the 2023 Royal Rumble winner, Cody Rhodes, on Cafe de Rene.

“You know, because I don’t want it to look like Daniel Bryan a couple of years ago. He’s in that kind of position. And since the turn just happened, maybe I create a WrestleMania moment, not the Chamber. Create a WrestleMania moment. And sometimes it doesn’t have to be a, a match. It can be, he runs in the ring in Roman’s match. He make Roman lose to Cody, can be something like that,” he said. [1:25:17 – 1:25:53]

Roman Reigns feud with Sami Zayn is now personal

The former WWE World Tag Team Champion stated that the World Title is no longer relevant in Zayn’s battle with Reigns because the feud has gotten more personal.

“Do you think the belt really matter at that storyline? I don’t think it does. I think it’s more personal. I wish for him, especially in Montreal, if he wins in Montreal the place is gonna go banana. But it’s gonna take away from the champion because if the champion wins in Montreal and beat the hometown boy, the roof is gonna explode but the wrong way and that’s what they want because he’s a heel now. So, I think they’re gonna keep the heat on Roman,” Grenier added. [1:25:57 – 1:26:33]

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Reigns vs Zayn At Elimination Chamber

At the Elimination Chamber premium live event, Roman Reigns will defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Sami Zayn.

The bout was announced on the 2/3 “WWE SmackDown,” when Reigns addressed Zayn’s Royal Rumble chair strike and The Bloodline’s following beatdown of its former Honorary Uce. Reigns remarked how The Bloodline provided Zayn with “the opportunity of a lifetime,” only for Zayn to take advantage of the invitation to the Island of Relevancy for his own selfish reasons. Reigns then accused Zayn of being a simpleton, just like the fans in the audience, who “want, want, want, but never give back.”

As Reigns continued to scold Zayn, the audience in Greenville, South Carolina erupted as a hooded figure — eventually revealed to be Zayn — ambushed “The Tribal Chief” from nowhere. Reigns swiftly responded by ordering Paul Heyman to grab him a chair. As a huge “Sami” chant erupted, Zayn blocked an attempted chair shot with a spear. Zayn then challenged Reigns to a match for the WWE’s highest award.

“Roman, you’re wrong about me. I never wanted anything from you,” an amped-up Zayn told Reigns. “Until now. I want something from you now, and I’m going to take it. I’m coming after you and the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship!”

Sami Zayn ambushed by Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso

Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa ambushed Zayn moments later, allowing Reigns to re-enter the ring and yell instructions to the remaining members of his Bloodline. Sikoa then tied a steel chair around Zayn’s neck and readied a rushing hip assault to kill him out. Just then, Reigns came to a halt and lifted the chair off Zayn’s neck. At this time, supporters erupted in a rousing “We want Jey” shout.

You hear that? They’re chanting ‘We want Jey,'” an irate Reigns told Zayn.

“You broke up my family and I’m gonna break you in front of your entire family,” Reigns added, in reference to the Elimination Chamber match happening in Montreal, the hometown of Zayn.