WWE Legend Ric Flair has weighed in on Sami Zayn‘s widely beloved performance as the Honorary Uso in the Bloodline Storyline. Zayn has been one of the standout performers in WWE over the past year, in his attempt to be accepted as a part of Roman’s Reigns faction, which featured exclusively Samoan stars (apart from his manager Paul Heyman) until the addition of the Canadian star.
On the latest “To Be The Man” podcast, Ric Flair and Conrad Thompson talked about the career of Hulk Hogan, but pivoted into a discussion about his opinion on the current storyline featuring Sami Zayn. The 16 time world champion and two time hall of famer confessed a very umpopular opinion about the former NXT Champion – that he didn’t like him for being too comical.
Zayn has purposely been so funny during recent segments as to force his teammates to laugh. This has created some of the funniest WWE moments in years, like when he complained that Jey Uso “wasn’t being very Ucey”.
Speaking to Conrad Thompson on the latest “To Be The Man” Podcast, Flair revealed “didn’t even like him being with The Bloodline”, because he was devaluing the faction which had become one of the most dominant of all time. He also complained that he was “too comical” and didn’t fit in well with the teams’ aesthetics.
“Well at first, I was very open about it that I didn’t even like him being with The Bloodline. I thought he diluted it. But I know in sitting and talking with Booker T, everybody looks at it differently. I was with Booker T in New York at an autograph session and Booker thinks the sun rises and falls on the guy.
Looking at Roman and what Bloodline is and how they conduct themselves, I found him bringing way too much comedy to it. But apparently, it’s worked. Maybe that’s me being old school. But when you got a serious character like The Usos, who I don’t even think I have to argue are the best tag team right now in business as heels. Roman is over like nobody else. I didn’t like it because the kid is comical. His character is comical.”
Sami Zayn is rumoured to face Roman Reigns in his hometown of Montreal at Elimination Chamber. He will likely lose that match and be kicked out of the Bloodline, leading in to a match teaming with former friend and rival Kevin Owens against The Usos. This bout would be for the Undisputed Tag Team Championships and would be one of the biggest moments of Sami Zayn’s career.
I’m sure Ric Flair will be fuming watching every minute of it.
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