Natalya and Lacey Evans discuss their historic bout.
Early on Wednesday morning, WWE announced Lacey Evans will face Natalya in the first-ever women's match in Saudi Arabia on Thursday at Crown Jewel. Ahead of the bout, WWE caught up with Lacey and Natalya to get their thoughts on making history.
"Honored," said Lacey when asked how she felt. "Honored that I get to be apart of this history-making event. Honored that I get to perform in front of the WWE Universe in Saudi Arabia. To get to open doors that have never been open before. I'm blown away. I'm honestly numb. I can't believe this is happening. I'm blessed to get to be here."
Natalya expressed, "I'm so excited. I don't even feel like it's really sunk in. For me, it's life-changing. It was like 3 or 4 in the morning when the news broke back in the States. I texted my mom like, 'I'm so sorry to wake you up, but I'm so excited.' My mom was so happy. To me, I can't believe that I'm getting to do this and I get to be part of history. I'm so excited for our WWE fans in Saudi Arabia and around the world. For women around the world, it's transcending."
Stephanie McMahon weighed in on why Lacey and Natalya were chosen to compete in the historic bout. You can view her comments by clicking here.
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