Sami Zayn allegedly removed from WWE tapes due to coronavirus problems

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Sami Zayn. Image credit: WWE.com

Sami Zayn has not been seen on WWE programming in recent times and new reports suggest that it was his own decision that prevented him from making an appearance.

According to the latest Wrestling Observer newsletter, the current intercontinental champion was originally scheduled to be part of the SmackDown episode last week.

However, he was struck off the show after Zayn made the decision not to go to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando due to coronavirus problems.

AEW and WWE have already told their employees that they are free not to broadcast the programs in the middle of the pandemic and that their decision will not be held against them in the future.

Sami Zayn is the second big name who seems to have taken advantage of this advice after Roman Reigns pulled out of his WrestleMania 36 game with Goldberg.

The former NXT star has not been seen on WWE lineup since WrestleMania 36 where he successfully defended his title against Daniel Bryan in one-on-one.

Zayn’s partners Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura have made appearances in recent weeks and have both worked their own storylines without the current champion.

It should be mentioned here that the former NXT champion noted on Twitter that he had recently removed his wisdom teeth, which could be the reason why it was not written in the plots before this week’s SmackDown from which he withdrew.

There is no news on when Sami Zayn could return to television, but it is believed that Roman Reigns will not return until the pandemic is somehow contained and it could be the same for Zayn.

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