There is a lot of arguments among professional Wrestling fans about whether wrestling is better or worse than it used to be. Most long-time fans will always point to the Attitude Era as the best time in professional wrestling history while others like to look to the bygone era of the territories. However, one current WWE superstar thinks that wrestling today is better than ever because of the in-ring product.

Sami Zayn talks today's WWE

In an interview with Joe.co.uk, "SmackDown Live" superstar Sami Zayn said that wrestling now is better than ever before because the quality of talent is higher. When asked why the talent is higher now, Zayn said that wrestlers in the past used to party hard all the time on the road and now they are all paying the price for it.

A perfect example is "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, who almost died last month. According to Flair, he blamed his near-death experience on how much he drank over his life, which started when he was one of the biggest wrestling stars in the world. Look at deaths of men like Rick Rude, Curt Hennig, the Von Erich boys, and more, and it is clear that drugs and alcohol destroyed a lot of wrestlers from the past.

Sami Zayn said that things are much better now in wrestling, thanks mostly to the Wellness Policy, which will punish wrestlers who use illegal or performance-enhancing drugs. Zayn said that, because wrestlers are keeping clean, the matches are at a higher level now than ever before.

Longterm benefits for the WWE

Sami Zayn also said that keeping the wrestlers clean in the WWE will make the future much brighter for the company.

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Zayn said that there is a chance that the high-impact moves that the wrestlers today use could end more careers early than the days where superstars used armbars, headlocks and a suplex in a 25-minute match.

However, Sami Zayn said the WWE is different than the independents were. Where the independent promotions had wrestlers pulling off deft-defining moves in every match, he said the WWE is moving more to a more technical aspect with a little less emphasis on the stunt show moves of the past.

As for Sami Zayn, himself, he said that he is a different wrestler than he was when he was wrestling as El Generico in the indies and Ring of Honor. Zayn did say there are parallel styles between himself and El Generico, before joking that he "never met the man." However, as he has shown in the WWE, there is a lot more to him than just flying out of the ring.