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What Sami Zayn will be doing while WWE is in Saudi Arabia


Sami Zayn isn’t making the trip to Jeddah with most of the WWE roster this week. Zayn, who is a Canadian of Syrian descent, reportedly won’t work June 7’s Super ShowDown or any of the company’s pay-per-view (PPV) events in Saudi Arabia due to tension between the hosts and Syria.

So what’s a guy to do with a free weekend?

The specific start time of Zayn’s fundraiser has raised some eyebrows, seeing as it’s at the same time as the main Super ShowDown card starts. There’s probably a bit of a message there. But the important thing is the mission, which is just Sami’s latest attempt to help with humanitarian efforts in war-torn Syria.

If wrestling fans want to read anything into that? It’s still for a good cause.

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