WWE’s relationship with Saudi Arabia isn’t ending any time soon. The company already has two shows booked for 2019 in Saudi Arabia, the first of which coming on June 7 in Jeddah, and there should be another plethora of shows to follow throughout the duration of this 10-year deal.
If WWE is going to create any sort of positive change after the controversy that followed their decision to continue dealing with Saudi Arabia after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi create a stir among the U.S.-Saudi Partnership, they’ll have to get their female stars involved in the shows overseas.
This is something that WWE Superstar Natalya mentioned in a recent interview on ESPN 1530’s No Holds Barred.
“I think that would be an incredible thing for women to make some history over there,” Natalya said. “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.”
As Natalya mentioned, Banks and Bliss made history in Abu Dhabi with their match and the only way that society can move forward in Saudi Arabia is to take these baby steps forward.
“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.”
While Natalya may or may not be the star that eventually gets a chance to wrestle in Saudi Arabia, her message is correct. The women of WWE should get a chance to make history once again and it’s something that needs to happen in the near future.