5 WWE Superstars who have refused to work in Saudi Arabia
WWE are heading back to Saudi Arabia next month with the WWE Super ShowDown set to take place in Jeddah. The pay-per-view is scheduled to take place on June 7th and has some fantastic matches lined up.
The Undertaker and Goldberg are set to battle for the first time, and a 50-man Battle Royal has also been announced. Along with those two, Kofi Kingston is set to take on the returning Dolph Ziggler while Finn Balor will be defending his Intercontinental championship against Andrade.
Roman Reigns will also be in action when he takes on Shane McMahon. The Best in the World returns to the place he won the title last summer and is expected to be accompanied by Elias and/or Drew McIntyre.
Triple H beat Batista at WrestleMania and is now set to take on another member of the Evolution – Randy Orton. These epic matches have been confirmed so far, and rumours suggest Seth Rollins will be defending his title against Mr Money in the Bank, Brock Lesnar.
However, despite all this, there are a few superstars who won't be present at the PPV. 5 superstars have refused to work in the Middle East, and they are:
#5 Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens lost to Kofi Kingston at Money in the Bank but was set to get another chance at the title at WWE Super ShowDown. However, his refusal to work at the pay-per-view forced WWE Creative to change plans, and they have brought in Dolph Ziggler.
Reports suggest that Owens' family was not keen on his going to the Middle East, and that made him pull out of the event. The former WWE Universal Champion has already got two shots at the title since his return in March but has not got hold of the title just yet.