Saudi Arabia has been the source of little other than misery for WWE and its fans. Bad show after bad show and the fact that women are banned from competing hasn’t exactly helped the country’s appeal.
The next show, which will be held on November 1 2019, brings with it yet another problem.
SmackDown Live will be moving to Friday nights at the beginning of October, which means WWE will be hosting both a Saudi PPV and a live SmackDown Live taping on the same night.
This has led to speculation in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE may hold an all-female SmackDown Live show in the hope that it will appease some fans who are angry that women are unable to compete in Saudi Arabia.
There has been nothing to suggest that WWE will be holding another all-women’s PPV like they did with Evolution last year, so this may be the best the women’s roster is going to get unfortunately.
This week of WWE has proved that the company just doesn’t care about women’s wrestling. There was 37 seconds of women’s wrestling in 5 hours of TV.
Now that Ronda Rousey is gone, it really is as though the women’s roster doesn’t matter to anyone.