Natalya and Lacey Evans will make history this Thursday when they go 1-on-1 in the first-ever women’s match in Saudi Arabia.
WWE officially made the historic announcement a few hours ago and the booking is making headlines all across the globe!
WWE took the first step by having Renee Young join the commentary booth at Crown Jewel in 2018. The company then pushed The Kingdom to allow Natalya vs Alexa Bliss for Super ShowDown but the booking never saw the light. Finally, after much speculation and persuasion, the historic moment has come when Saudi Arabia will finally host the first-ever women’s wrestling match just 24 hours from now.
As previously reported, the Saudi government hadn’t given WWE any potential hope of booking a women’s match this time around. Now that the match has been officially announced, perhaps it was all part of the big plan to keep the booking a heavily guarded secret.
While the Saudi Arabian match will be yet another milestone in Natalya’s long career, the booking itself will serve as a huge push for Evans. Unable to proceed with the match in The Middle East last time, the fact that WWE has put their faith in veteran Nattie yet again shouldn’t come off as a surprise.
The Crown Jewel card now looks even more terrific and the WWE Universe can expect the first-ever women’s match to headline tomorrow’s show. While Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez and Braun Strowman vs. Tyson Fury are two top-tier marquee bookings, the historic women’s match itself is on a completely different level!
The 10-year agreement between WWE and Saudi General Sports Authority officially kicked off last year with the gala Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Since then, WWE has held two other PPVs none of which could get a satisfactory review from fans and critics alike.