Sami Zayn Held Out of Greatest Royal Rumble to 'Respect Saudi Culture'

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WWE had organized its event "Greatest Royal Rumble" in Jeddah on Friday. The four Saudi wrestlers beat up the Daivari Brothers and expelled them from the ring.

Only 24 of the 50 participants have been announced, so we can expect a bunch of surprise entrants.

If he keeps that level of performance up the question is how long do the WWE wait to put him back in the main event scene.

Braun Strowman won the historic Greatest Royal Rumble Match while WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar was driven through the steel cage yet managed to retain his title against Roman Reigns. Not only that, he made record-breaking 13 eliminations in the match, breaking Reigns' previous record of 12.

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The win clearly illustrates the company's faith in Strowman, as well as Vince McMahon's preference for a big man to be the face of his company.

The WrestleMania 34 match for WWE Universal Championship between Brock Lesnar and The Roman Reigns, was bad.

Two Superstars who have clashed more than a few times over the years would renew their rivalry at The Greatest Royal Rumble as, for the first time in eight years, sixteen-time former World Champion John Cena would go one-on-one with fourteen-time World Champion Triple H! While they were heavily criticised for not featuring female performers, they justified it by saying it would have been against cultural norms. WWE's decision to partner with the Saudi regime is looking increasingly embarrassing, a venal cash-grab which makes a mockery of any of the company's alleged pledges to social causes, and in particular, their much vaunted "women's evolution". The sports authority said there were shots of woman who were "indecent".

They apologized on a Twitter post for 'the scenes of indecent women that featured in an ad before one of the matches'.

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Earlier rumors suggested that Zayn, who is a Canadian of Syrian descent, opted out of the event due to political issues between Saudi Arabia and his parents' home country, but more recent reports now hint that it was WWE that asked Sami to stay behind.

"I think the Middle East, the Saudi region has always had a massive fan base", wrestler Triple-H, now a WWE executive whose real name is Paul Levesque, told CNBC this week.

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