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Sami Zayn comments on re-signing with WWE, really happy with role in company

Zayn details why deciding to re-sign with WWE wasn't a complicated process for him.

During an appearance on "les Anti-Pods de la Lutte" with Pat Laprade and Kevin Raphael, Sami Zayn commented on re-signing with WWE.

It was confirmed earlier this month that Zayn had signed a new multi-year deal with WWE. Zayn told Laprade and Raphael that the process of re-signing wasn't a complicated one: WWE was interested in re-signing him and Zayn wanted to stay.

“Yes, it’s true. Honestly, I don't know how people on the internet find this kind of information, but yes, it's true, I just signed for a few years and I'm really happy. My contract was almost over, they were interested in me staying, I wanted to stay, so it was no more complicated than that," Zayn said (interview conducted in French).

"It's not the first time I've said it, but I'm really happy with my role with the company in recent years, especially the last year, year and a half. I'm doing the best job of my career, especially in terms of my character. I don't know why people were really surprised. They have an idea in their heads that everyone in WWE is unhappy being there, unhappy with their role, that they want more or feel oppressed, or I don't know what. For me, I'm really happy with my role and I can't wait to see what I'm going to be able to do in the next few years.”

Despite being happy with his role, Zayn said that, like everyone else in the locker room, he isn't 100 percent satisfied and does want more.

“Of course, every talent in the locker room, everyone, always wants more. It's normal. Even Roman Reigns who is the number one in our company. It's everybody. So, I'm not going to say I'm 100 percent happy with what I have right now. I do the best I can, but there are things I don't control 100 percent. But with everything that's happened in the last year, I'm really happy to stay here," Zayn said.

"I feel that the company has confidence in me. They often use me in talking segments. I think I do a good job and I find that the company recognizes my work. And that's why I'm always in a storyline. Maybe that's why some talents weren't happy because they think they never had an opportunity. I really can't say that. I get lots of them and that's why I'm really happy.”

Zayn will be one of the entrants in the men's Royal Rumble match this Saturday. Leading into the pay-per-view, he's been feuding with "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville. Knoxville will also be an entrant in the Rumble.

Zayn is currently the number one contender to Shinsuke Nakamura's Intercontinental Championship. WWE hasn't announced when he'll be getting his title shot.