Lacey Evans, Natalya To Wear Bodysuits For Crown Jewel Event
Much like when Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss competed in 2017 in the Middle East, WWE superstars Lacey Evans and Natalya will be wearing bodysuits at Crown Jewel. The two will make history as the first-ever women’s wrestling match in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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. ❤ #WWECrownJewel pic.twitter.com/myQWjd9i5W
— Lacey Evans ~ WWE Superstar (@LaceyEvansWWE) October 30, 2019
WWE Crown Jewel takes place Thursday live on the WWE Network with Cain Velasquez challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE title.
Stephanie McMahon told TMZ that “As a woman, as a mother, as just a person, I couldn’t be more proud” of Evans and Natalya competing in Saudi Arabia.
“I am ecstatic, thrilled,” she said. “Many different adjectives to describe how I feel right now.”
I’m so proud of @LaceyEvansWWE, @NatbyNature and all the women who have paved the way for this groundbreaking moment, the first-ever women’s match in Saudi Arabia. It’s time to make history again! #WomensEvolution #CrownJewel @WWE https://t.co/Gr7EkWPUTW
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) October 30, 2019
On the bodysuits instead of the customary ring attire for the two, McMahon said “We need to be respectful of the cultures in the countries we perform in.”
— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) October 30, 2019
Crown Jewel kicks off at noon ET with a pre-show. The event is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET.
First-Ever Female WarGames Match Set For November
NXT general manager William Regal has the perfect way to handle the ever-escalating situation among the women of NXT. Regal announced on a recent episode plans for the first-ever women’s WarGames match.
— WWE (@WWE) October 31, 2019
The bout will take place November 23 from the AllState Arena in Chicago as part of NXT Takeover: WarGames 2019.
On one side will be NXT women’s champion Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir, Il Shirai and Bianca Belair. They will face Candice LeRae, Rhea Ripley, Dakota Kai, Tegan Nox and one more wrestler.
Competed in the first ever Mae Young Classic
First ever NXT UK Women’s Champion
First ever Women’s NXT TakeOver WARGAMES captain
THEN. The one to dethrone @QoSBaszler!#WWENXT #NXTonUSA https://t.co/oEJyhCwg0y
— RheaRipley_WWE (@RheaRipley_WWE) October 31, 2019
As first reported by @CBSSports…
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 31, 2019