WWE's upcoming Crown Jewel event will feature a wrestling first for Saudi Arabia: a women's wrestling match.
At a special press event the day before Crown Jewel, WWE announced that Lacey Evans and Natalya will have a match on the show, the first women's wrestling match in the history of the country.
Prior to the announcement, Fightful did confirm that Evans, Natalya and Lana were on their way to Saudi Arabia. Both Evans and Natalya had been embroiled in a feud over recent months that saw Natalya finally gain the upper hand and beat Lacey Evans in a Last Woman Standing match on the October 7 episode of Raw. There is still no official announcement on whether or not Lana will be involved at Crown Jewel.
Fightful Select reported earlier this year that there were major pushes to have women featured on the Saudi Arabia shows. The vision almost came to fruition at this year's Super Showdown, but didn't come to pass, as Natalya and Alexa Bliss had traveled to Jeddah.
WWE sent out the following.
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.
Lacey and Natalya both commented on the match on social media.
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 October 31, 2019 from the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Fightful will have full, live coverage of the show, as well as a post-show podcast.