WWE wrestler Sami Zayn spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News, who recalled Zayn being outspoken on the travel ban issue. “Of course,” Zayn said. “That had a direct impact on me as well. My brother was born in Syria and, I don’t want to get political now, but he’s coming to WrestleMania. He’s on the plane right now. Hopefully, he gets across no problem but it’s a sensitive subject because it hits really close to home being of origin from one of those seven countries on the ban list. I took it very personally. I don’t want to be angry. I don’t want to cause a divide. I don’t want to tell fans what to think or what to believe or whatever but, at the same time, some things just hit you very personally. Sometimes you have to say what’s on your mind if it’s something that’s really important to you.”
Zayn also addressed the fact that one of his matches with Kevin Owens was billed as their last. “Look, I interpreted it very differently,” he said. “When we had that war to settle the score at Battleground, to me, it was ending that chapter in the story. There’s no question in my mind that we were going to wrestle again. I didn’t realize it would be so quick but we’re on the same show so our paths are bound to cross. I’m going to wrestle Kevin thousands more times. It’s never over. That’s the thing. It’s never over. It never will be. I’ve seen the odd tweet or whatever, Facebook posts. Oh my god, I thought this was done. No, it’s never done. That’s the point of the story. It’s never done.” Read the full interview at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: Good for Zayn sounding off on an issue he feels strongly about even though his boss’s wife works for the man behind it. Meanwhile, you can’t blame Zayn and Owens for WWE billing the match as their last. Zayn also explained why his recent main event with Owens in Montreal was his WrestleMania, he looked back on his match with Shinsuke Nakamura in Dallas last year, and discussed his visit to Englewood Neighborhood Center in Florida.
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