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A women’s match will happen at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

When WWE first cut a deal to run shows in Saudi Arabia one of the major points of contention was the fact that women wouldn’t be allowed to perform on the show. This seemed to be at odds with the so-called “women’s revolution” the company spent so much time pushing, making it look like nothing more than a marketing gimmick designed to bring in dollars which, let’s be honest, is why they signed a deal to run shows in Saudi Arabia in the first place.

There were reports that Alexa Bliss and Natalya made the trip for the last event in the hopes they would get to wrestle a match. That didn’t end up taking place. Something changed between then and now, however, because WWE announced at a press conference today that a women’s match will indeed take place at Crown Jewel on Oct. 31 in Riyadh.

The press release:

STAMFORD, CONN., October 30, 2019 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced at a press conference at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh that the first-ever WWE women’s match in Saudi Arabia will take place tomorrow, October 31 as part of Riyadh Season, which includes more than 100 events over a two-month span featuring world-class entertainment and sports properties.

WWE Superstars Natalya and Lacey Evans will perform at CROWN JEWEL, one of WWE’s premier pay-per-view events, which also features Roman Reigns, the undefeated lineal heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, Universal Champion Seth Rollins and many more.

CROWN JEWEL will stream live on WWE Network tomorrow, October 31 at 8 pm AST/1 pm ET.

Natalya tweeted about it immediately after the announcement:

Lacey did the same:

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