• WWE writers have reportedly been given the go-ahead to pitch long-term stories for Sami Zayn
  • It is now believed that Zayn will be re-upping his contract with WWE very soon
  • The two-time Intercontinental Champion has become a beloved figure to pro-wrestling fans

Sami Zayn may be staying on WWE television for the foreseeable future after a new report revealed that writers have the green light on pitching stories that involve the former NXT star.

“It was not 100% confirmed he inked a new deal, but it appears he did agree to terms. The writing team was told they ‘could keep coming up with long term ideas for Sami [Zayn],’” wrote Steve Carrier of Ringside News exclusively reporting the development via Twitter.

The wrestling news outlet has not confirmed that Zayn--whose real name is Rami Sebei--has signed an extension with the WWE just yet, but this could be a sign that he is in for the long haul.

Zayn has been a mainstay on WWE programming since he returned from his hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic on the August 28, 2020 episode of SmackDown, even appearing with the likes of celebrity boxer and YouTuber Logan Paul and being in a program with Brock Lesnar most recently.

Contract talks have taken a hold of some of WWE’s biggest and brightest stars after the departures of mainstays Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole in recent months.

Kevin Owens, Zayn’s longtime friend and perpetual on-screen rival, had just recently signed an extension with WWE in order to secure his family’s future.

The former WWE Universal Champion is not getting any younger and he recognized it, which may also be the case for Zayn’s decision to sign an extension with the promotion very soon.

Though Zayn keeps his personal life out of the public eye, he has confirmed that he does have a family in a 2019 interview.

At 37 years old, Zayn is nearing the tail end of his wrestling prime, but his mic work and consistent work rate have carried him thus far on the main roster.

Before being called up, he was most known for his time in the independent circuit as masked wrestler “El Generico” before making the move to NXT in 2013.

Zayn holds the distinction of being the fifth NXT Champion when he defeated Adrian Neville at NXT TakeOver: R Evolution in 2014.

He has also experienced a ton of success on both the Raw and SmackDown brands, which includes holding the Intercontinental Championship twice while maintaining the appeal that he built prior to joining WWE.