WWE Chairman Vince McMahon had fought for women to be involved in a match at Crown Jewel pay-per-view in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2019. WWE created history that night as Natalya and Lacey Evans became the first female stars to compete in Saudi Arabia.
Prior to the event, female wrestlers were not allowed to compete in the ring in that country.
Vince McMahon fought well for women empowerment
Natalya is currently Women’s Tag Team Champions with Tamina. The Quen of Harts recently revealed how Vince McMahon played a major role in WWE’s women performing at shows in Saudi Arabia. Tom Phillips Reacts To ‘Downfall’ In WWE
She spoke on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast, and discussed her recent Women’s Tag Team Championship victory with Tamina. She then reflected on Vince fighting over the cause. She said:
“Yeah, Vince is a very complex and dynamic character, of course we all know the character of Mr. McMahon,” Natalya said. “But he’s somebody that’s made my dreams come true and Tamina’s dreams come true. Everything from me having that moment in Saudi Arabia, where people don’t know how hard Vince fought for the women to have a match in Saudi Arabia.”
At the event, Natalya emerges victorious over Lacey Evans via submission in the match that lasted seven minutes.