Do you think Sami Zayn is being held back because he can't go to Saudi Arabia? Hear me out. I know WWE's deal includes the title being present at these shows, and with Zayn literally not aloud there it presents a problem.
Well here's a counter question for you, because I don't believe Zayn is being held back
because of his Syrian background. Are all the women in WWE being held back because they're blacklisted from Saudi events unless they cover their skin?
The issue here isn't entirely WWE holding someone back, it's that they saw dollar signs with a cheshire cat grin on their face, jumped head first into a pool full of sexist, corrupt money and later try to justify it by saying "we're hoping this changes in the next 10 years" because they still have 8 years remaining on a Saudi event contract.
The amount of people who have refused to attend these Saudi events because of the controversy surrounding their religious and political beliefs should answer that question for you. Zayn isn't being held back because Saudi Arabia don't like Syrians, he just can't get TV time because the roster is so bloated - and even if he could, what would you have him do?
Other then his horrible look when he first returned (he has lost some weight since then), I can't think of anything else holding him back. He is good as a douche bag heel or an underdog role and it seems like has has been passed over for the new flavors (Ricochet, Black, etc.) Kinda seems bogus he can't win a title because of politics.
Ricochet and Black who are leaps and bounds ahead of Sami when it comes to being over, ring ability, presence, the "it" factor, or any other buzz word WWE want to force you to believe in their earworm commentary.
I don't want to sound like a dick or be that
guy, but news flash.. WWE is not
a wrestling company. They are an entertainment company that cater to the parents of children who used to watch 20 years ago so they can get twice the ticket sales, merch sales and make themselves look good to shareholders and networks. Business is dirty.
Quite ironic how the dirtiest player in the game
has actually been WWE all along.