There is your explanation. Starting back in 2018, WWE has presented a pair of events in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia every year they have been able to go. The company is very well compensated for running the shows and it makes a lot of business sense, but there have been some public relations issues as a result due to some of the country’s laws. Now another one has caused a wrestler to miss the latest event.
Last week on SmackDown, Braun Strowman attacked Omos’ manager MVP, laying him out with a series of running powerslams. As a result, MVP did not appear at this weekend’s Crown Jewel event from Saudi Arabia. According to Fightful Select, MVP did not appear at the show because he is a former Muslim turned atheist, which is a violation of Saudi Arabian law.
Opinion: This is one of those situations where there is not much MVP could do to avoid missing the show so something had to be done to deal with the situation. WWE used the most logical method they had available while also tying it into the storyline. If nothing else, Omos can blame his loss to Strowman on not having MVP in his corner to set up a rematch down the line.
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