It it’s not already obvious, Survivor Series War Games confirmed it: Sami Zayn is the newest member of The Bloodline, despite not being related to the legendary Anoa’i family. The story of Zayn and his complex relationship with WWE’s dominant champs, Roman Reigns and The Usos, has garnered Zayn more appreciation for his work than perhaps ever before, including those from WWE Hall of Famer The Undertaker, who mentioned his opinions on Zayn as aspect of the faction in a latest interview.
Undertaker described Sami’s character as “so intriguing in that whole mix.” The Bloodline is very clear about who they are and what they stand for, and they go out and do their deal. But the addition of Sami adds so many more layers. There’s also the tension between Sami, The Usos, and Roman. It’s fantastic. Zayn has been showcased in main event programmes that he hasn’t seen on the main roster previously, and is now one of the most key figures in all of WWE programming. Undertaker stated, “Sami is a vital part of the whole thing, and he’s never been a bigger star.” This is essential for The Bloodline as well.
It introduces them to something new. Roman has held the title for over two years. So he has to go and hit everyone he meets, right? That’s difficult. But with Sami in the mix, it’s a new dynamic. The Bloodline, who are ostensibly heels, receive some of the loudest ovations from the live crowds every week, and are widely regarded as one of the best things currently going in mainstream wrestling. That makes sense to the Undertaker. How can you not have fun with this? He stated. It’s excellent storytelling.
300 Action Figures
It was incredible to have one action figure, whereas to be able to step on at least 20 in the midst of the night is insane. The Undertaker, of course, had ended up spending the last thirty years of his life in the WWE and had numerous action figures from the various toy companies with which WWE has partnered. Undertaker also stated that he had a hot tub full of figures that his two-year-old might play with.
Undertaker has already had nearly 300 action figures created of him since Hasbro published his first figure in 1992. A few of the more notable ones are The Undertaker’s SummerSlam 1999 Jakks character, a LJN rubber style figure released by Jakks in the mid-2000s, Mattel’s Elite Series figures, and, most lately, his Matt Ultimate Edition figure released kayfabe brother, Kane. They perhaps recently published a Mean Mark Calloway figure! Of course, The Deadman’s Ultimate Edition Undertaker will not be his last figure, as he has figures planned for years to come.