WWE was finally able to hold a women’s wrestling match in Saudi Arabia at Crown Jewel. This was an event that took a lot of work, but Lacey Evans and Natalya were able to work a match in Saudi Arabia. This is not something that Evans takes lightly.
While speaking to WrestleZone, the Lady Of WWE discussed breaking down those barriers in Saudi Arabia. This is something she’s been doing her whole career as Evans was able to do one thing after another that women typically can’t.
“It was amazing to be able to represent this company which I love, to show the entire world what women are capable of, to help make change, especially as a mother with my daughter watching this take place, is motivating.”
“I’ve done a lot of things in my life that women statistically couldn’t do or shouldn’t do, or has been frowned upon too, and this was another one in the books for me to go out there and work my ass off like I do in everything in my life and show the world what women are capable of and open doors that people haven’t.”
“We opened that door and the only thing I can hope is that people continue to go through those doors because WWE is a family-friendly and hard-working company. When it comes to breaking barriers and showing what women can do. WWE highlights that and they are all for it and they push for that to happen. I was just very blessed to actually get to be a part of that, and worked hard to get there.”
WWE is expected to continue holding women’s matches in Saudi Arabia from this point on. It only took four events to make it happen for the women in WWE and it will be interesting to see if future Saudi Arabian shows might feature more than one female match as well.