Saturday, 16 October 2021

Saudi Arabia all set to stage first women´s wrestling match

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is all set to stage the first-ever women’s wrestling match that is going to be held on Thursday.

The history-making clash will see up-and-comer Lacey Evans, a veteran of the United States Marines, take on WWE veteran Natalya.

It is going to be the latest unlikely event staged in the kingdom as it attempts to shrug off an ultra-conservative image of the kingdom.

According to the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE), its “superstars” Natalya and Lacey Evans will face off in the pay-per-view event which will also feature former boxing champion Tyson Fury as he takes on Braun Strowman.

WWE has shared a few details in a press release, saying: “WWE has announced at the 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.”

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