NXT Champion Sami Zayn is currently overseas in Abu Dhabi doing promotional work ahead of WWE’s tour of the country later this week. Zayn will fly back to the United States on Wednesday and will defend the NXT Championship against Kevin Owens at the live TakeOver: Rival event from Florida. He’s then flying back to Abu Dhabi for WWE’s tour, which runs from Thursday-Saturday.

Unless Zayn misses the first leg of the Abu Dhabi tour, he won’t be able to appear at Thursday’s post-Takeover NXT TV tapings. If Zayn misses those tapings and is off television for several weeks, it puts the future of his title reign in question.

It’s worth noting that Zayn is being advertised for Friday’s NXT live event in Florida, so we’ll post an update when more details become available.

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