Sami achieved great success on the independent scene. He is a two-time PWG World Champion and five-time World Tag Team Champion.
Rami Sebei (born July 12, 1984, Laval, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to WWE and is known under the in-ring name Sami Zayn. Prior to joining WWE, Zayn wrestled for Ring of Honor under the ring name El Generico, using the character of a luchador from Mexico. He wrestled while masked from his debut in 2002 until 2013. Upon signing with WWE, he began wrestling without a mask and became a one-time world champion in the company by winning the NXT Championship.
Zayn was born to Syrian immigrants to Canada, having relocated from Homs in the 1970s. Sami achieved great success on the independent scene. He is a two-time PWG World Champion and five-time World Tag Team Champion. He is the only person to have won both of PWG’s annual tournaments, the Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament in 2010 and the Battle of Los Angeles in 2011.
He has also held the ROH World Television Championship and the ROH World Tag Team Championship as part of a team with Kevin Steen, with whom he later earned the 2010 Feud of the Year award from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He is also a two-time IWS World Heavyweight Champion for the Montreal-based International Wrestling Syndicate. Having wrestled internationally, he won the wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship in Germany and DDT Pro-Wrestling’s KO-D Openweight Championship in Japan.
|DOB||12 July 1984, 37 years|
|Professional Name||Sami Zayn|
Zayn made his WWE debut in NXT on February 13 2013, although he didn’t wrestle on that day. He first wrestled on March 7, 2013, unmasked and using his real name, in a tag team match at a live event in Tampa, Florida. He later adopted the ring name Sami Zayn.
His televised debut with NXT happened on the May 22, 2013, episode of the brand. His WWE debut happened on September 6, 2013, at a house show in Montreal. He received the NXT Superstar of the Year award at the 2014 Slammy Awards.
On December 11, 2014, he got into a title vs career match for the NXT Championship where Sebei vowed to voluntarily quit NXT if he lost the match. The match was held at NXT TakeOver: Revolution in Winter Park, Florida, and saw him defeat the defending champion, Adrian Neville.
He was drafted to RAW on July 19, 2016, and was later traded to SmackDown on April 11, 2017, as part of the Superstar Shake-up.
Sami turned heel for the first time in his career at the Hell in a Cell event held on October 8, 2017. He helped Kevin Owens in defeating Shane McMahon in a Falls Count Anywhere match that got him into a feud with the latter. Sebei justified his actions on the October 10 episode of SmackDown Live saying that although SmackDown is dubbed as the “Land of Opportunity”, McMahon has not given him opportunities.
He has since gone on to win the Intercontinental Championship and has had feuds with famous celebrities like Logan Paul and Johnny Knoxville.
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NXT Championship (1 time)
WWE Intercontinental Championship (3 times)
Slammy Award (1 time)
NXT Superstar of the Year (2014)
Sami Zayn is married and has a child but very little is known about them as he does not share much information on social media.
Sami Zayn’s nationality is Canadian.
Before WWE he wrestled most notably as El Generico
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