WWE Rumors: Report claims Saudi Arabian Government told WWE to remove Sami Zayn from Super ShowDown
What's the story?
Sami Zayn hasn't appeared in Saudi Arabia over the past year since his Syrian descent was thought to have been a reason to stay away from The Middle East, but now a new report has claimed that Saudi Arabia didn't want Sami Zayn to be part of the show because of his ethnicity.
In case you didn't know...
Sami Zayn wasn't part of The Greatest Royal Rumble last year because he was written out of the show when it was revealed that he had vertigo, something that he gained in a match with Bobby Lashley. Later in the year, he was sidelined which meant that he was able to miss Crown Jewel in November, but has now made his return in time to be part of the latest trip to The Middle East.
Zayn isn't the only star who isn't making the trip to Jeddah this week since Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan and Aleister Black have all made it clear that they won't be part of the show.
The heart of the matter
Syria and Saudi Arabia are currently at odds which means that Sami Zayn probably didn't want to go to Saudi Arabia and be part of a show where he would be essentially exiled, but according to Dave Meltzer The Wrestling Observer, it was Saudi Arabia that didn't want Zayn to be part of the show.
"For one, all along we were told the only men off the show were Bryan and Cena, who decided against going, and Zayn, who the Saudi Arabian government told WWE they didn’t want him on the show due to his ethnicity," he said via Cultaholic.
Super ShowDown takes place this Friday night and the show is set to be headlined by Goldberg and The Undertaker in their first ever showdown.
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