Sami Zayn doesn't seem to be too concerned about his long-term health after his time inside the wrestling ring comes to a close.
Zayn has been competing in the sport since 2002 when he was doing work for International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS), before landing a gig with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). Zayn also worked for promotions such as Chikara, Ring Of Honor (ROH), Dragon Gate, DDT Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA and Evolve, and many more before landing a deal with WWE in 2013. Zayn would go on to win the WWE NXT Championship before getting the call up to the main roster in 2016.
He was sent to Monday Night RAW but eventually found his way to SmackDown Live where he currently resides after the WWE Superstar Shake-Up. Zayn has put on some insane matches throughout his career, in both the indies and WWE, and has had is fair share of high-risk maneuvers and nasty bumps.
Zayn recently addressed in an interview his long-term health after his hard-hitting career, and noted that while he did used to worry about it, he doesn't seem to as much nowadays (quotes via EWrestlingNews):
“Well, there was a time when I would have said yes. But I think even that is scaling down a little these day. Definitely, we are performing more moves now, and they are high impact moves.
"The game has changed since the ’80s, where you could punch and kick and headlock, and do one suplex, and that’s a 25 minute match.
"Those days are gone and you’ve got to adapt accordingly. But I think when I started wrestling on the independents it was definitely a time when people were pushing the envelope on how risky or dangerous some stunts could be.
"Whereas now I think a lot of the stunt show aspect of it has gone down. There’s a lot more technical skill executing these moves than it is falling off a giant scaffold or something like that.
"I think the stunt show aspect of the business has regressed, which is a good thing.”
What are your thoughts on Zayn's comments regarding his long-term health after he's done wrestling? Should he be more concerned about it given what we've seen some legends go through? Or is Zayn's style safe enough to where he doesn't need to worry about such things? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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