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Sami Zayn



Sami Zayn

Real name: Rami Sebei
Height: 5’11″
Weight: 196 lbs.
Date of birth: July 12, 1984
Hometown: Montreal, Canada
Pro debut: 2002
Trained by: Patrick Smart, Jerry Tuite & Savio Vega
Finishing move: Helluva Kick

Biography

– Sebei began his professional career at IWS in Canada
– On June 15, 2004, Generico defeated Pierre Carl Ouellet to win the IWS Heavyweight Title, but lost it immediately to Kevin Steen
– By late 2004, Generico had begun competing in the USA
– On February 9, 2005, Generico made his ROH debut, losing in a 4-Way Match to Eddie Vegas
– In March 2005, Generico made his first trip outside North America, competing for IPW:UK
– On June 11, 2005, Generico challenged for the TNA X-Division Title at a PWG event, but was defeated by champion Christopher Daniels
– On August 6, 2005, 2 Skinny Black Guys (Generico & Human Tornado) defeated Arrogance (Chris Bosh & Scott Lost) to win the vacant PWG Tag Team Titles
– On August 19, 2005, 2SBG defeated Frankie Kazarian & Petey Williams to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On December 2, 2006, Cape Fear (Generico & Quicksilver) defeated B-Boy & Super Dragon to win the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On January 13, 2007, Cape Fear defeated Los Luchas (Phoenix Star & Zokre) to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On February 10, 2007, Cape Fear defeated Davey Richards & Roderick Strong to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On February 24, 2007, Generico defeated Human Tornado to win the PWG Heavyweight Title
– On March 10, 2007, Generico defeated Davey Richards to retain the PWG Heavyweight Title
– On March 24, 2007, Generico defeated Christopher Daniels to retain the PWG Heavyweight Title
– On April 7, 2007, Generico defeated PAC to retain the PWG Heavyweight Title
– On May 19, 2007, Generico defeated Kevin Steen to retain the PWG Heavyweight Title
– The next day, Generico defeated CIMA to retain the PWG Heavyweight Title
– In mid-2007, Generico formed a tag team with Kevin Steen. Despite not being officially named, the pair were often referred to as ‘Steenerico’
– On June 10, 2007, Generico defeated Bryan Danielson, Davey Richards & Kevin Steen in a Four Corners Match to retain the PWG World Title
– On June 30, 2007, Generico defeated Jonny Storm in England to retain the PWG World Title
– In July 2007, Generico embarked on his first tour of Japan, competing for Dragon Gate
– On July 16, 2007, Generico defeated Genki Horiguchi in Japan to retain the PWG World Title
– On July 29, 2007, Generico & Steen defeated Pac & Roderick Strong to win the PWG Tag Team Titles
– At Death Before Dishonor V, Generico & Steen defeated The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) in an Unsanctioned Street Fight
– On August 31, 2008, Generico & Steen defeated Dragon Kid & Susumu Yokosuka to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On October 12, 2007, Generico & LuFisto defeated Stefany Sinclair & Kevin Steen to win the Sensational Sherri Memorial Tournament
– On October 26, 2007, Generico & Steen defeated Davey Richards & Super Dragon to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On February 16, 2008, Generico defeated Kevin Steen to win the IWS Heavyweight Title
– On March 21, 2008, Generico & Steen defeated The Dynasty (Joey Ryan & Scott Lost) to win the PWG Tag Team Titles
– At ROH Driven 2008, Generico & Steen defeated The Age of the Fall (Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black) to win the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On October 25, 2008, Generico & Steen defeated The Osirian Portal (Amasis & Ophidian) to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On November 8, 2008, Generico & Steen defeated The Briscoes to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On November 21, 2008, Generico & Steen defeated The Age of the Fall (Jimmy Jacobs & Delirious) to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– At Final Battle 2008, Generico & Steen defeated The Age of the Fall to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On January 30, 2009, Generico & Steen defeated The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On March 14, 2009, Generico & Steen defeated The All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– At ROH’s 7th Anniversary Show, Generico & Steen defeated The American Wolves in a No-DQ Match to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– In April 2010, Generico made his Mexican debut
– On May 9, 2010, Peligro Abejas (Generico & Paul London) defeated The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) to win the DDT4 Tag Team Tournament and the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On June 11, 2010, Peligro Abejas defeated Kevin Steen & Brian Kendrick to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On July 30, 2010, Peligro Abejas defeated The Cutler Brothers (Brandon & Dustin) & The Young Bucks in a 3-Way Guerrilla Warfare Match to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On September 5, 2010, Peligro Abejas defeated The Cutler Brothers to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On December 11, 2010, Peligro Abejas defeated The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– At ROH Final Battle 2010, Generico defeated Steen in a Mask vs Career Street Fight, forcing Steen to leave ROH
– In January 2011, Generico wrestled a pair of TNA dark matches
– At ROH’s 9th Anniversary Show, Generico defeated Michael Elgin
– On April 17, 2011, Generico won the Chikara Rey de Voladores Tournament, defeating Marshe Rockett, Pinkie Sanchez, Zack Sabre Jr and The 123 Kid
– On May 13, 2011, Generico defeated Mathieu St-Jacques to win the NSPW Title
– At ROH Best In The World 2011, Generico defeated Christopher Daniels to win the ROH Television Title
– On August 14, 2011, Generico defeated Davey Richards, Mike Sydal & Oliver Cain in a 4-Way Match to win the vacant PWP Heavyweight Title
– On August 20, 2011, Generico won the PWG Battle of Los Angeles tournament, defeating Claudio Castagnoli, Willie Mack & Kevin Steen on his way to victory
– On September 19, 2011, Generico defeated Isami Kodaka to win the DDT Extreme Division Title. Later that day, he retained the belt against Shuji Ishikawa
– On October 7, 2011, Generico defeated The Babyfaced Pitbull to win the PWI:BWP Catchweight Title
– On October 22, 2011, Generico defeated Kevin Steen in a Ladder Match to win the PWG World Title
– On November 5, 2011, Generico fought ROH Television Champion Jay Lethal to a time-limit draw
– On November 22, 2011, Generico defeated Sanshiro Takagi to retain the DDT Extreme Title
– On March 3, 2012, Generico won the wXw 16 Carat Gold Tournament, defeating Marty Scurll, Karsten Beck, Johnny Moss and Tommy End
– At DGUSA Mercury Rising 2012, Generico defeated Chuck Taylor, CIMA, Lince Dorado, Rich Swann & Samurai del Sol in a 6-Way Match
– On May 19, 2012, Generico defeated Big Van Walter to win the wXw Unified World Title. The next day, he retained against Absolute Andy
– On July 14, 2012, Generico defeated Karsten Beck to retain the wXw Unified World Title
– On August 11, 2012, Generico defeated Tommy End to retain the wXw Unified World Title
– On September 30, 2012, Generico defeated Kota Ibushi to win the KO-D Openweight Title
– On October 13, 2012, Generico defeated El Ligero to retain the KO-D Openweight Title
– On October 21, 2012, Generico defeated Kota Ibushi to retain the KO-D Openweight Title
– On November 25, 2012, Generico defeated MIKAMI to retain the KO-D Openweight Title
– On January 9, 2013, Generico signed a provisional WWE contract pending a medical
– In NXT, Generico changed his ring name to Remi Sebai minus the hood
Remi Sebai (rename to Sami Zayn, change finisher to Helluva Kick, change picture)
– On March 7, 2013, Sebai made his NXT in-ring debut, teaming with Kassius Ohno in a loss to Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
– In April 2013, Sebai was given the ringname Sami Zayn
– On May 22, 2013, Zayn made his NXT TV debut, defeating Curt Hawkins & Antonio Cesaro in separate singles matches
– On September 8, 2014, Zayn made his first appearance on Raw, teaming with Adrian Neville to defeat Tyler Breeze & Tyson Kidd
– At NXT Takeover R:Evolution, Zayn defeated Adrian Neville in a Title vs Career Match to win the NXT Title

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