He was classed as one of the biggest male stars of NXT, but since making his WWE main roster debut Sami Zayn has certainly proved his worth at the top level of professional wrestling.
The 31-year-old is widely considered as the biggest underdog on the current roster and has gained a huge following as a result.
Zayn is currently scheduled as part of the Money In The Bank ladder match at the upcoming pay-per-view event on June 19 and will be the favourite for many to claim the briefcase.
During his time as part of WWE's developmental brand; NXT, Zayn demonstrated just how so much hard work and dedication can pay off.
His in-ring ability when combined with his unique persona was something which immediately had fans on his side and has certainly been carried over to the main roster of WWE.
Add to this his likeable smile and theme music and it becomes clear why Zayn would go down well with even a less-informed WWE fan.
Since overcoming his untimely injury during his main roster debut, Zayn has received a huge pop during his Royal Rumble return and gained a lot of interest during an ongoing feud with Kevin Owens.
Despite his television time not often being regular, Zayn's presence has certainly not been forgotten and other WWE superstars have reason to be worried of his imminent impact.
Now is the ideal time for Sami Zayn to prove his dominance amongst the biggest names within WWE at present, by emerging victorious from the Money In The Bank ladder match later this month.
This bout is undoubtedly a huge match for all of the competitors involved, but for Zayn in particular it provides him with an opportunity to fully make his mark on what is an already tough roster to be on.
A Sami Zayn win at Money In The Bank would also work wonders for the incredibly intriguing rivalry which he has with long-time friend Kevin Owens.
Owens is so sure the briefcase will be his come June 19 that for someone as close to him as Zayn to snatch it from his grasp, would set up the perfect angle to promote Zayn's ability as well as the pair's rivalry.