As previously reported, WWE flew both Alexa Bliss and Natalya out to Saudi Arabia this week with the hopes that they would have a singles match between the two cleared in time for WWE Super Showdown.
According to Dave Meltzer via F4WOnline.com, that match will not be happening as it hasn’t been cleared by the proper Saudi Arabian government officials.
Originally the plan in building out these shows was that WWE would at some point in their 10-year contract put on the first women’s wrestling match in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, something that WWE could promote as having made a cultural impact in the controversial region, and creating history.
The reality is that the Saudi Royal Family and General Sports Authority could have made this happen at any time, and there have been other female athletes and entertainers who have performed in the country on a large scale in the past.
Still, it was widely reported that the first time WWE put on a show there, they ran a video package that featured women in their wrestling gear, and the government had to issue an official apology and condemnation.
While WWE will almost certainly promote it as major, groundbreaking history when/if it does ever happen, you don’t get a standing ovation for being the last country in the world to give women the most basic of human rights.
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It’s not “progressive” to put on a wrestling match in a country where WWE’s own Sonya Deville – who is currently out doing Pride month activities on behalf of the company, ironically – could be publicly executed at the command of the very person paying WWE to run these shows, simply because of her sexuality.