Sami Zayn emerged as one of WWE’s highlighted talents over the past few months. His work with The Bloodline won his accolades from fans and critics all over. Now, WWE’s reported sale to Saudi Arabia could derail all of that.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer approached the subject of Saudi Arabia buying WWE. It was mentioned that a lot of people won’t be happy about this deal, especially Sami Zayn, who just signed a new WWE contract not too long ago. Also, the company is being bought by a country where he isn’t allowed to even perform in.

As far as the talent, I think it will make some of the talent uneasy, but they’re getting a big, big paycheck and ultimately, we’ve seen with the Saudi Arabian shows, I mean, there are only a few guys who didn’t go. Sami Zayn was unable to go, but also said that he didn’t want to go anyway. You know, he can not be feeling, it’s like he’s one of the MVPs of the company right now, or certainly one of them. He can’t be happy, but he also just signed a multi-year contract at a very high dollar figure.

Kevin Owens didn’t go out of loyalty to Sami Zayn, but the only ones who didn’t go, that are on the roster are those two and John Cena, right? He didn’t go the last time, because of Hollywood.


John Cena might not want to perform for Saudi Arabia, because he has a lot of money in Hollywood. The wrong move in that regard could burn a bridge he needs for his career outside pro wrestling.

Saudi Arabia buying WWE will certainly open up a lot of tricky political situations, for fans and talent alike. The controversial country has only requested that two Superstars not attend their events, Sami Zayn, because he is a Syrian Muslim, and Malakai Black, because of his religious-themed tattoos. Obviously, Black is with AEW now, so Sami Zayn is the one real concern.

We will have to see what happens in WWE from this point on. If a sale is pretty much completed and just waiting on paperwork, then that announcement could be imminent.

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