WWE has a decade-long deal with The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia to provide them with pro wrestling entertainment and in return, WWE will give KSA plenty of propaganda.
That plan hit a big bump in the road before the second Saudi Arabia event which was set to take place right after their government arranged the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Now the CIA is warning three of Khashoggi’s associates that they could be next.
There was a lot of heat on WWE even before Khashoggi’s murder because the controversial country wouldn’t allow women to perform, but Natalya wants to change that. While speaking to ESPN1530’s No Holds Barred, the Divas Of Doom member seemed rather confident that one day women will wrestle in Saudi Arabia and she wants to be a part of that historic match.
“I would really love a chance, one day, to go to Saudi Arabia. I think that would be an incredible thing for women to make some history over there. So one day I hope, in a way that Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss were able to wrestle in Abu Dhabi, one day hopefully that would be a place I would like to go to and be able to do something historical for women over there.”
“I don’t know, but I’m a firm believer in never say never. For women to be able to one day be able to perform in Saudi Arabia, I know it’s not something we’re doing it at this moment, but one day I want to be one of the women to do that. For me I just think it would just be so historical for women to make those positive steps over there. I think it’d be a huge step for WWE and huge step for that country. It’s something I want to be a part of.”
Sasha Banks and Bayley were told they would be wrestling in KSA during the company’s next show. However, since losing the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards anymore.
You can never could out WWE arranging a women’s match in Saudi Arabia because apparently, they have been working on it. Natalya certainly seems up to the challenge.