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WWE will not let Aleister Black appear at Super ShowDown because of the meaning of his tattoos

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WWE will return to Saudi Arabia on June 7 for Super ShowDown, seven months after their last special event in the Middle East.

The Saudi's have been able to tempt the likes of Shawn Michaels out of retirement with their money, and this time Goldberg will return after a two-year absence to face The Undertaker.

Not everyone wants the big pay-day though, and some just aren't allowed to travel.

Sami Zayn was prevented from performing at the inaugural Saudi event, Greatest Royal Rumble, last year due to relations not being too good between Syria and Saudi Arabia.

This decision was made even though Zayn competed under WWE's banned in the Kingdom back in 2014, as his tweet shows here.

He will not be there at Super ShowDown either, and neither will Kevin Owens, who apparently told WWE he won't be present as his family don't want him to go.

Daniel Bryan will also reportedly not be competing either after he pulled out of Crown Jewel, reportedly because he learned about Saudi Arabia's views on homosexuality and also how Zayn was not allowed to compete.

Daniel Bryan is one of four current superstars not going to WWE Super ShowDown

A fourth superstar has now been reportedly added to the inactive list - that is Aleister Black.

Black hasn't appeared since April, but several vignettes have been released teasing his debut as a singles star on the main roster.

That may now be held off until after Super ShowDown, and Dave Meltzer is reporting that the decision to keep him away from the event is a 'company decision', per WrestlingInc.

Furthermore, the actual reason for WWE keeping Black at home is due to some of the religious connotations that his tattoos display.

Former NXT Champion Aleister Black will also not be travelling to Saudi Arabia

Not much is known about his tattoos, but Black did reveal a couple of years ago that one of his back tattoos depicted a woman that 'rebelled against paradise'.

Black's apparent confirmation a few years ago of being a 'Satanist' would probably not go down well in Saudi Arabia either.

Looks like we will have to wait a while longer for the former NXT Champion to take on the likes of Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston and Finn Balor.

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