WWE has just confirmed they will host their first-ever women’s wrestling match in Saudi Arabia as Natalya and Lacey Evans will face off at WWE Crown Jewel on Thursday.
WWE announced the move at a press conference at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh; the full announcement is below:
STAMFORD, CONN., October 30, 2019 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced at a press conference at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh that the first-ever WWE women’s match in Saudi Arabia will take place tomorrow, October 31 as part of Riyadh Season, which includes more than 100 events over a two-month span featuring world-class entertainment and sports properties.
WWE Superstars Natalya and Lacey Evans will perform at CROWN JEWEL, one of WWE’s premier pay-per-view events, which also features Roman Reigns, the undefeated lineal heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, Universal Champion Seth Rollins and many more.
CROWN JEWEL will stream live on WWE Network tomorrow, October 31 at 8 pm AST/1 pm ET.
Natalya and Lacey Evans have both posted the following remarks about the match since the announcement:
— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) October 30, 2019
I never thought I'd have the opportunity to do the things I've done with @WWE. Tomorrow I get to show my little girl that hard work can bring you to history-making heights. I'm ready for this. ❤💪 #WWECrownJewel pic.twitter.com/myQWjd9i5W
— Lacey Evans ~ WWE Superstar (@LaceyEvansWWE) October 30, 2019
Earlier this week, it was reported that Natalya, Lacey and Lana had made the trip to Saudi Arabia, but it wasn’t known if any of them would wrestle on the show. WWE and their fans have made a push to host a women’s match in Saudi Arabia before, but had been unsuccessful in doing so on the first three shows that were included in a 10-year partnership between WWE and the Saudi General Sports Authority.
Check out the full media event from Saudi Arabia earlier today: