Natalya Neidhart and Lacey Evans became the first female WWE superstars to compete in Saudi Arabia.
Their fight at the WWE Crown Jewel 2019 in Riyadh was the first-ever female bout in the kingdom.
— WWE (@WWE) October 31, 2019
Evans and Neidhart both wore T-shirts over their wrestling attire for cultural reasons. The latter won the fight via submission.
— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) November 1, 2019
— Lacey Evans ~ WWE Superstar (@LaceyEvansWWE) October 31, 2019
WWE’s female talent has not been able to perform in the Saudi Arabia events in the past. In 2018, Saudi officials had to issue an apology for airing footage of female WWE superstars wearing ‘indecent attire’ during an event.
The videos of the superstars wearing tank tops were aired during the event “Greatest Royal Rumble”.
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