Reason Sami Zayn Can Wrestle In Saudi Arabia Revealed?

3 weeks ago by Sanchez Taylor

Reason Sami Zayn Can Wrestle In Saudi Arabia Revealed? WWE

Here’s a possible reason why Sami Zayn can compete at Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia, following his shocking match announcement.

Sami Zayn hasn’t competed on any WWE Saudi Arabia events since the partnership began in 2018 due to his Syrian descent.

Because of this, many expected the WWE Tag Team Champions to skip the May 27 premium live event, however an interesting title match was announced on Friday’s (May 12) edition of SmackDown.

During the show, Paul Heyman confirmed that Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will defend their gold against Solo Sikoa and WWE Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

This announcement was surprising in several ways, with fans not expecting Zayn and Owens to have a match at the Saudi show, let alone against WWE’s top champion.

On Tuesday (May 9), CNN reported that Saudi Arabia and Syria have resumed the work of diplomatic missions in both countries, according to state media.

There were previously tensions between the two countries after Saudi Arabia cut ties with Syria in 2012, due to the handing of Syria’s civil war.

Prior to the announcement that diplomatic missions would be resuming, Syria was readmitted into the Arab League.

While Zayn has yet to wrestle at a WWE premium live event in Saudi Arabia, it has already been proven that he’s popular among fans in the country, with Roman Reigns forced to acknowledge chants of ‘we want Sami’ at the Crown Jewel 2022 press conference last November.

Also at Night of Champions, Seth Rollins and AJ Styles will face off in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament finals, with Rollins advancing to this bout on Raw, and Styles winning his qualifying matches on SmackDown.

Here are results from the Friday, May 12 episode of WWE SmackDown:

AJ Styles def. Edge, Rey Mysterio in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

Bobby Lashley def. Austin Theory, Sheamus in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

Grayson Waller appeared in a backstage segment with Adam Pearce and announced the winner of the Styles vs Lashley main event would appear on his Grayson Waller Effect talk show next week

Cameron Grimes def. Baron Corbin

Roman Reigns made his first appearance since WrestleMania 39 and said that Solo Sikoa has stepped up, but the Usos are a problem and that they embarrassed him

Paul Heyman then announced Reigns and Sikoa would be challenging Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions in Saudi Arabia

Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def. Bayley & Dakota Kai to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

Former NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly made their SmackDown debut backstage, setting up a match against the Brawling Brutes for next week

Bianca Belair appeared for a ‘celebration’ in her hometown of Knoxville, but was interrupted by a returning Asuka who spat mist in Belair’s face

AJ Styles def. Bobby Lashley in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

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