Sami Zayn On Touring Abu Dhabi, Talks About His Arab Background, How Much NXT Has Changed Since The Last UAE Tour, John Cena Has A Message For Arab Fans (VIDEO)

Bill Pritchard

sami zaynSami Zayn On Touring Abu Dhabi

Yahoo Maktoob recently conducted an interview with current NXT Champion Sami Zayn, and Zayn talked about being a part of the last Abu Dhabi tour, growing up in an Arab home, what to expect from NXT and this tour, and much more. You can read a few excerpts from the interview below: 

Zayn On Touring Abu Dhabi: 

“I was on the last WWE tour of Abu Dhabi in October 2013 and NXT has grown a lot since then,” said Zayn, who only joined the WWE two years ago.

“Coming back, if it’s anything like the last time, I expect a lot of support from the Arab fans of Abu Dhabi. They were very passionate and supportive the last time and made a lot of noise, and I’m looking forward to that again as I appreciate it – it’s everything you can ask for.”

Sami Zayn Talks About His Arab Background:

“I was born in Canada but both my parents are Syrian – they moved to Canada back in the 70s and I was born in a 100% Arab house. I’m very much an Arab although I need to practice my Arabic more!

He added: “I use it [Arabic] less and less with my parents these days, since I live away from them here in Orlando, near the Performance Center and I don’t practice it that much anymore. However, I do feel a 100% connected to the Arab audience.”

John Cena’s Message

In promoting the upcoming tour of Abu Dhabi, WWE Superstar John Cena recorded the following message for Arab fans: 

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