It’s fair to say that WWE has come under quite a lot of criticism for it’s ongoing deal to host shows in Saudi Arabia.
While this is for a number of reasons that I won’t go into right now, one of the main reasons is that women are not allowed to compete in the country, meaning a large portion of the WWE roster is banned from competing.
On that topic, former women’s champion Alexa Bliss was recently interviewed by Sky Sports, and she gave her thoughts on women perhaps one day being allowed to wrestle at one of these shows.
“I would love to [have a match in Saudi Arabia]. I was very nervous at first with the match in Abu Dhabi because I didn’t know how we were going to be received but it was actually incredible.
“The crowd was all for our women being there and having that title match. I had an amazing time and I would love to be able to be have a match in Saudi Arabia if given the opportunity. Women have never competed there in any aspect so it would be awesome to entertain there and break down barriers.
“It shows that our business is global. It was awesome for Renee to have that opportunity and it was such a huge deal. To be given that opportunity would be incredible. It’s on a global stage at that point. It would be the first time women would be perceived in a certain light.”