Update On Sami Zayn Competing In Saudi Arabia

Sami Zayn on SmackDown

On the May 12th episode of SmackDown, it was announced that Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will be defending their Undisputed Tag Team Titles at Night of Champions.

The announcement came after Roman Reigns returned to the blue brand, and he was less than impressed with what he found. After praising Solo Sikoa, the Tribal Chief trend his attention to The Usos and called them out for their recent defeats, and dedicating a match to him despite not him not being a tag team wrestler.

Reigns demanded an apology for their recent losses and shoved Jimmy in the face. Before things could escalate further, Jey stepped in to apologise and ask for one more shot to bring the Tag Team Titles home. But it was quickly revealed that Reigns has other plans.

The Tribal Chief handed over the microphone to his Special Counsel who said that he had been instructed to pull every string and make as many deals as needed to make sure tag team gold comes back to The Bloodline. As The Usos stood stunned, Paul Heyman announced that it will be Solo Sikoa and Roman Reigns that challenge Sami Owens and Kevin Owens at Night of Champions.

To close the segment Reigns dedicated the match to the greatest tag team of all time, Afa and Sika, the Wild Samoans, mocking The Usos’ earlier dedication to him.

Sami Zayn To Compete In Saudi Arabia For The First Time

While the match in itself was a surprise, the fact that Sami Zayn will be competing in Saudi Arabia has also raised eyebrows.

Since the partnership between WWE and the Kingdom began, Sami Zayn hasn’t featured on any of the shows due to his Syrian heritage, owing to the animosity between the two nations. Meanwhile, Kevin Owens has also asked to be left off the events previously.

While Syria and Saudi Arabia have been at odds for over a decade, the situation has changed in recent days. As reported by CNN, Syria has been readmitted to the Arab League, and diplomatic in both countries have resumed. Thus paving the way for Zayn to compete at Night of Champions.