It is being reported that several WWE stars are not scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia for Super Showdown on June 7.
As was first reported by Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Kevin Owens has informed WWE officials that he is unwilling to make the trip. This led to Dolph Ziggler returning and setting up a match with WWE Champion Kofi Kingston at the show.
Post Wrestling is now reporting that Owens isn’t the only one who won’t be making the journey.
Sami Zayn, Aleister Black and Daniel Bryan are all reportedly not going to the show for different reasons. Bryan and Zayn didn’t travel last year either, with Bryan informing WWE he was unwilling to travel due to the controversy surrounding the country and its sketchy human rights history.
Although denied by WWE (as seen in the below quote), Zayn is thought to have been pulled from the show due to his Syrian heritage.
“WWE is committed to embracing individuals from all backgrounds while respecting local customs and cultural differences around the world.”
Finally, it is also being reported that Aleister Black will not be travelling. The reason for this has not been revealed.
The June 7 show will feature a first time ever match between The Undertaker and Goldberg, Kofi Kingston vs Dolph Ziggler and Triple H vs Randy Orton among others.