The National in the U.A.E. has posted a new interview with WWE NXT Champion Sami Zayn to promote the upcoming WWE live events in Abu Dhahi.
On why NXT is such a strong product at the moment:
“It is a lot more interesting in my opinion to watch people kind of clawing and chomping at the bit to get ahead. While I think once you have made the main roster, there is a certain level of comfort and security knowing that you are here. It is not to say that you should take anything for granted, and I am not saying the people on the main roster do, but there is a certain level of hunger that exists amongst the NXT roster that you just have to be in NXT to understand, or you have to watch NXT to understand, and really fully appreciate that hunger.”
On becoming NXT champion:
“It was huge for me on so many levels, professionally and personally. I don’t even know how to begin to put it into words, but it was definitely a career highlight for me. The match was one of my favourites of my career against one of my all-time best opponents in Adrian Neville, who I have known for years and years, so it is a really huge deal for me to be the NXT champion.”
On a possible NXT match at WrestleMania:
“Obviously it goes without saying that it would be a dream come true to perform at WrestleMania. I really don’t know. I’ve heard rumours, but I put very little stock into them. But a small part of me feels as great as it would be to be on WrestleMania, you know the likelihood if we were featured in that kind of light, would be probably a five-minute showcase and that is not how you envision your WrestleMania debut. But listen, a WrestleMania debut is a WrestleMania debut, especially if you are defending a championship at WrestleMania. It would be awesome, it goes without saying. But I would hopefully envision a time when I can be at WrestleMania in a bigger role.”