This week’s episode of SmackDown Live saw Dolph Ziggler returning to WWE TV and getting himself involved in the WWE title picture for the upcoming Super Showdown event.
This made a lot of people wonder why the company didn’t go with the Kevin Owens vs. Kofi Kingston match for the show which is the current direction for Kingston and it appears that there is a good reason behind it.
According to a report from Frightful Select, former Universal Champion has informed WWE that he doesn’t want to travel to Saudi Arabia for the upcoming event and this might be the reason why they brought back the Show Off for this bout.
While there is no word yet on the reason behind Kevin’s decision, it’s worth mentioning here that his best friend Sami Zayn was prohibited from going to the country for their last show.
The reason behind this move was Sami’s Syrian roots and the fact that Syria and UAE have had a tense relationship since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2012.