Who is Sami Zayn?
Born as Rami Sebei on the 12th July 1984, in Laval, Quebec Canada, he is a professional wrestler, who goes under the ring name Sami Zayn. He came to prominence in 2014 after winning the NXT Championship title against Titus O’Neil. As of mid-2018, he is on an hiatus due to a shoulder injury.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Sami was raised a Muslim, the son of Syrian parents who moved to Canada in the ‘70s from their native Homs. Growing up, Sami learned three languages – Arabic, French and English. From an early age, Sami was interested in wrestling, and after reaching a certain age, he started training under Patty the Kid, Jerry Tuite and Savio Vega.
Sami started wrestling under the name El Generico in the International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS) and was successful on debut as he defeated his opponent by a count out. This was mid- 2002, but the next year Sami suffered his first loss, when he fought Carl Ouellet and Kevin Steen in a three-way match. He had his revenge on Steen in 2008, when he defeated Kevin for the IWS World Heavyweight Championship. As Sami’s career progressed he soon entered new promotions, and joined the Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG), where he won five tag team Championship titles with four different wrestlers, Human Tornado, Quicksilver, Kevin Steen and Paul London. Since then he has fought in a number of promotions in the US and Japan, such as Chikara, Dragon Gate, and Ring of Honor, among many others, building a name for himself until he ultimately joined WWE.
WWE Career and Rise to Prominence
He signed his first contract with WWE in January 2013, and the following month made his first ring appearance in the developmental promotion NXT. However, he didn’t wrestle the first time he entered the ring, but instead fought in March that year, fighting in a tag team match and using his own name. He ultimately chose the name of Sami Zayn, and officially debuted as a wrestler in May, defeating Curt Hawkins and Antonio Cesaro on the same night. It was in late 2014 that Sami reached stardom when he defeated Titus O’Neil for the NXT Championship title; he held the title for the next 62 days, before he was defeated by his longtime enemy and later tag-team partner Kevin Steen, who now went under the name Kevin Owens. He was badly injured during the fight, and went on a seven-month hiatus. Upon his return to the ring, Zayn defeated Tye Dillinger, but just five months later, he announced his retirement from NXT and wrestling, due to his injuries, following the fight against Shinsuke Nakamura, which Sami lost. However, he returned to the ring in early 2016, and was drafted to RAW promotion this time.
Shoulder surgery #2 of 2 in the books and I'm feeling shockingly great.
No pain pills, no problem. pic.twitter.com/PR1CoTuubi
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) August 9, 2018
RAW Career and Shoulder Injury
He continued his feud with Owens while also fighting other wrestlers, including John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder and many others. He would later enter into a feud with Shane McMahon, and was actually fired from WWE, alongside Owens, after attacking McMahon. Zayn managed to return to RAW,after a fight with Owens for the spot in the promotion scheduled by Kurt Angle. However, Stephanie McMahon brought Zayn back to the RAW, but he was again forced onto hiatus, this time due to surgery to repair both of his rotator cuffs, after a fight against Bobby Lashley at Money in the Bank match.
Do You Know How Rich Sami Zayn Is?
Since launching his career in 2002, Sami has been in the ring on-and-off several times, mostly due to injuries but also some personal problems. Nevertheless, he has managed to earn a decent amount of wealth during these 16 years. So, have you ever wondered how rich Sami Zayn is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Zayn’s net worth is as high as $400,000. Pretty neat, don’t you think?
Do You Know About Sami Zayn’s Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children?
When it comes to the love life of this professional athlete, there is not much information about, as Sami is one of those personalities who tend to keep their most intimate details hidden from the public eyes. However, according to some sources, Sami is still single, and has never married, nor had children.
Is Sami Zayn on Social Media?
Sami has become quite popular across the social media platforms with around two million followers. He is active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, primarily using his popularity on social media to promote his career. On Twitter, Sami has over a million followers, and on Facebook is followed by more than 540,000. He is also rather popular on Instagram, with over 380,000 fans. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent wrestler, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages.