Sami ZainHis epic storyline reached new heights with The Bloodline WWE Survivor Series, when he turned his back on longtime best friend Kevin Owens in the climax of the WarGames main event.
Sami stopped the referee counting Owens’ pin during this sequence Roman Dominion And then watch the moment of truth with a man whose career has been intrinsically linked since day one.
Sami received acceptance from his new “family” and specifically Jey Uso after a low blow KO. However, he looked seriously unsure of what he did, and it summed up the complicated relationship between the two men, which was highlighted on Owen’s first night in WWE.
Sami and Kevin first met on the independent scene nearly 20 years ago, when the duo were known as El Generico (Sami’s masked alter ego) and Kevin Steen (Owens’ real name). As in WWE, the pair moved between best friends and best enemies, with Kevin being the heel aggressor. They both held the tag titles and had career vs mask matches. He did everything.
So, when the newly named Kevin Owens joined WWE and was assigned to NXT, it was only a matter of time before he crossed paths with Zayn. It came in KO’s debut appearance at NXT Takeover: R Evolution, the night Sami reached the top of the mountain by winning the brand’s world belt, making it great.
After defeating CJ Parker (a.k.a. Juice Robinson) the previous night, KO entered the ring with other wrestlers to celebrate after defeating his best friend, a.k.a. Neville (AEW’s PAC) in an epic battle. The couple’s embrace was undoubtedly a genuine, real-life moment but it took a very heartbreaking twist.
Check out the clip below (shared on Twitter The Public Enemies Podcast) KO absolutely destroys Sami in what should have been the best night of his career to date.
Kevin Owens was telling Sami Zayn that Bloodline would turn on him as he turned on his first night in WWE 😂pic.twitter.com/vipwK1G4wU
— The Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) November 27, 2022
The lack of remorse and true hatred in Owens’ face is incredible, while Zayn is a weird fallen babyface, a role he played incredibly well before his first heel turn in 2017. Months later.
The comments left on the video reflect what everyone is thinking – the storyline is great and has more layers than anything in recent WWE history, but KO is not one to talk given his track record of betrayal with Sami and many other partners. .
KO’s “Prizefighter” gimmick in WWE meant that friends meant little to him, but Sami has always been a different case. The two fought together at WrestleMania and the saying “Fight Forever” was coined for these two formidable talents.
GiveMeSport understands the pair are set to join forces once again Current plans for WrestleMania 39 It’s KO and Sami to challenge The Usos for the disputed tag titles. Who knows how they’ll get there, but it’s definitely up for grabs.
While the majority of wrestling fans are hoping this leads to a title win for the real-life best friend, they are more deserving of their glory than anything the company hands them. A career night at Mania was the perfect celebration of 20 years together for two future Hall of Famers.