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Sami Zayn
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Height 6ft 1in
Weight 203lbs
From Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Debut 28th July 2013
Brand NXT
Season 2 Record 3-5
Season 3 Record 5-15
Season 4 Record 14-9

Sami Zayn is a member of the NXT roster as of 2017. He is a five time champion, having held the NXT Tag Team Championship a record 3 times, as well as the WWE Tag Team Championship once. All of Sami's tag team championship reigns were with Evan Bourne as part of Bourne In-Zayn. He is also the current reigning United States Champion.

Career

Debut (2013)

Sami Zayn made his debut on the July 28th 2013 edition of NXT, defeating Primo in the opening match.

NXT Tag Team Champion (2014-2015)

At King of the Ring, Zayn competed in a 6-Man Battle Royal for the Cruiserweight Championship, being eliminated third by Xavier Woods following Lost in the Woods.

At Judgment Day, Zayn teamed with personal friend Adrian Neville to challenge for the NXT Tag Team Championship, they lost however to the champions, Shelton Benjamin & MVP. On July 2nd, Zayn teamed with Evan Bourne to form the team Bourne In-Zayn, the two faced and defeated Benjamin & MVP to win the NXT Tag Team Championship for the first time.

At SummerSlam, Bourne In-Zayn lost their championship to the team of AJ Styles & Raven, known as The FallenAt Cyber Sunday, Zayn got voted into a Cruiserweight Championship table match against, losing to champion Zack RyderAt Survivor Series, Bourne In-Zayn teamed with NXT Champion Kofi Kingston in a Traditional Survivor Series Match against The Fallen, Kingston won the match for the team last pinning Batista with outside help from Big E, this victory earned Bourne In-Zayn another opportunity at the NXT Tag Team Championship. At NXT Arrival, Bourne In-Zayn defeated The Fallen to recapture the NXT Tag Team Championship. On February 18th, Bourne In-Zayn lost the championship to Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel.

At WrestleMania IV, they won the championships a third time, defeating Slater & Gabriel in a Steel Cage Match.

Draft to SmackDown (2015)

In April of 2015, Zayn was drafted from NXT to SmackDown as part of the 2015 Supplemental Draft, exchanging his NXT Tag Team Championship for the WWE Tag Team Championship in the process. At Judgment Day  they quickly lost the championship to Jeri-Show in an impromptu match after Jeri-Show attacked and replaced The Flock. On July 9th, Zayn and Bourne agreed to go their seperate ways, with Zayn then pursuing the United States Championship. On August 13th, Zayn won a 4-Way match to be named the new contender for the United States Championship. At SummerSlam, Zayn competed for the championship, losing to the champion Yokozuna.

United States Champion (2016-present)

Sami Zayn made his return from inactivity at No Way Out, he faced and defeated Daniel Bryan in a #1 contenders match for the United States Championship. Zayn faced John Cena for the championship the following Thursday, losing to Cena. The following week, after Cena won a match against Chris Jericho, Cena was attacked backstage. Sami Zayn was considered to be the one who attacked Cena, after accusations from Jericho that Zayn was bitter about losing to Cena. This lead to issues between Zayn, Jericho, Booker T & Mil Muertes. It was then revealed to be CM Punk that attacked Cena, making a Elimination Chamber Match for the United States Championship that featured Zayn, Jericho, Booker, Muertes, Punk & Cena. At WrestleMania V, Cena retained his championship in the chamber match.

Following WrestleMania, Zayn was drafted back to NXT as part of the 2016 Draft, he made his NXT return on the May 4th edition, facing and defeating CM Punk. The following week, Zayn was set to face Diamond Dallas Page, but before the match could begin was attacked by Punk who challenged Zayn to a Submission Match at TakeOver: Dallas. At TakeOver: Dallas, Punk defeated Zayn in a Submission Match with the Anaconda Vice.

At Money in the Bank, Zayn competed in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, but was unsuccessful as the match was won by Finn Balor. Zayn then faced CM Punk in the main event of NXT on July 6th, losing to Punk after being knocked out with a short-arm lariat.

At New Years Revolution, Zayn faced both Sting and Rusev in a Triple Threat for his championship, defeating both after pinning Rusev off of a Helluva Kick. At Royal Rumble, Sami Zayn defended his championship against John Morrison, after Morrison earned a shot by defeating Zayn on a prior episode of NXT, the match saw Zayn defeat Morrison via pinfall following a Helluva Kick. On March 1st, Zayn competed in an important matchup with Kevin Owens for his championship, it was stated that if Zayn beat Owens he would then go on to surpass John Cena as the longest reigning United States Champion within the WTX Universe, at the show, Zayn defeated Owens to retain and set the new record.

The following week on the newly rebranded ECW in place of NXT, Zayn was placed into a tag team match against Owens as well as Mil Muertes, who he'd also been feuding with, being told to pick his own partner. Zayn went on to pick Jeff Hardy, it was then announced after Zayn & Hardy won, that they'd face off in a four way against Muertes & Owens at WrestleMania VI for Zayn's United States Championship.

Championships and Accomplishments

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