The following press release was sent out by WWE this morning.
WWE PRESENTS THE FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S MATCH IN SAUDI ARABIA
STAMFORD, CONN., October 30, 2019 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced at a 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.
WWE Superstars Natalya and Lacey Evans will perform at CROWN JEWEL, one of WWE’s premier pay-per-view events, which also features Roman Reigns, the undefeated lineal heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, Universal Champion Seth Rollins and many more.
CROWN JEWEL will stream live on WWE Network tomorrow, October 31 at 8 pm AST/1 pm ET.
Both women commented about the match on Twitter.
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) October 30, 2019
I never thought I'd have the opportunity to do the things I've done with @WWE. Tomorrow I get to show my little girl that hard work can bring you to history-making heights. I'm ready for this. ❤💪 #WWECrownJewelpic.twitter.com/myQWjd9i5W
— Lacey Evans ~ WWE Superstar. karaoke champion 🎙 (@LaceyEvansWWE) October 30, 2019
It was also reported that Lana made the trip to Saudi Arabia, so we could see her on the show to further the Rusev/Bobby Lashley feud since Rusev on Team Hogan and Lashley is on Team Flair.
The WWE Crown Jewel lineup looks like this now.
WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Cain Velasquez
Falls Count Anywhere Match for the Universal Championship: Seth Rollins (c) vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
Braun Strowman vs. Tyson Fury
Five on Five Tag Team Match: Team Hulk Hogan (Roman Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet, Ali and Shorty G) vs. Team Ric Flair (Randy Orton, Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Shinsuke Nakamura and Drew McIntyre)
United States Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Winner of Battle Royal
Tag Team Turmoil Match: The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E), Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder), The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar), Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins, Heavy Machinery (Tucker and Otis), Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado), The OC (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson), and The B Team (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel).
Cesaro vs. Mansoor
Natalya vs. Lacey Evans
Battle Royal: The Winner Earns US Title Match (KICKOFF SHOW) – Wrestlers are: Apollo Crews, Buddy Murphy, Andrade, Drake Maverick, Eric Young, Luke Harper, Cedric Alexander, Heath Slater, Humberto Carrillo, No Way Jose, Champion Sunil Singh, Mojo Rawley, Erick Rowan, R-Truth, Sin Cara, Brian Kendrick, Titus O’Neil, Tony Nese, Akira Tozawa and Shelton Benjamin.
I’ll have a preview up later today.
TJR Thoughts: When WWE held their Super Showdown event earlier this year they flew Natalya and Alexa Bliss to Saudi Arabia with the hope that they would be able to have a match on the show. It didn’t happen there, but it’s happening tomorrow with Natalya and Lacey Evans. I’m sure it will be a thrill for both women and you can expect WWE to mention this “first match ever in Saudia Arabia” dozens of times over the next week at least. They were really pushing for that first women’s match in Saudi Arabia and now it’s here.