Sami Zayn’s contract with WWE was set to expire in late 2021, but he re-signed with the company that will keep him under contract for years to come. He has been with WWE since 2013 and is used regularly on television.
While speaking to Cultaholic, Zayn commented on his decision to stick with WWE.
“I was already in a very good place with WWE and they made it very clear, not just when it was time to negotiate but in the last year, year-and-a-half, whatever it is, I’ve definitely gotten the impression and they have said as much that I’m a valued part of the roster and I feel valued and I get a lot of television time. So I’ve been very happy and stimulated creatively even, which I know is a difficult thing to get in WWE sometimes,” he said. “With so many moving parts and so many talented people sometimes, inevitably, you kind of get left behind but I haven’t felt that way in a very long time with WWE. So that was really the main factor driving my decision to stay. I was very happy to stay because I felt valued, I felt appreciated and it was reflected as such by the amount of television time I got. For me, it was a bit of a no-brainer to stay right now.”
Zayn’s contract was slated to expire around the same time as Kevin Owens’ deal. They’ve been friends for so long that some fans wondered if one decision influenced the other. Zayn said he doesn’t know because it wasn’t something where they were in talks together or even decision making.
Zayn has been in a prominent storyline with “Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville, which will end in a match at WrestleMania 38.