Aleister Black is not going to Saudi Arabia to take part in the WWE Super ShowDown event, but it is not his choice.
Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens are not going to Saudi Arabia because they made the decision that they do not want to take part in the event. However, Sami Zayn is not allowed to go at the order of the Saudi Arabian government due to his Syrian heritage. Aleister Black is not going because of his tattoos.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that it’s not known whether this was a request from the Saudi Arabian government or it is WWE playing it safe. However, Black is not going to KSA due to the religious nature of his tattoos.
“This was not his choice. This was a choice made for him. I don’t know if it was made by the Saudi Arabian government or it was made by WWE because they didn’t want to offend the Saudi Arabian government.”
“The deal with him is that his tattoos apparently have some religious connotations that the belief is will offend the host of the show so they don’t want him going. That’s the Aleister Black story.”
Due to the fact that tattoos are permanent it’s not likely that Aleister Black will ever be allowed to attend a Saudi Arabian event for WWE. The Saudi Royal Family could always request to have Black come, but that might be the only way the former NXT Champion would be permitted to go.
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