Natalya is hoping to make history.
With WWE gaining much negative press for their association and deal in Saudi Arabia that sees them go there twice a year, a former Women's Champion in Natalya is hoping to change that perception. When speaking to ESPN 1530's No Holds Barred, Natalya says she wants to wrestle in Saudi Arabia.
"I would really love a chance, one day, to go to Saudi Arabia. I think that would be such an incredible thing for women to make some history over there. So one day I hope, in a way that Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss were able to wrestle in Abu Dhabi, one day hopefully that would be a place (Saudi Arabia) I would like to go to and be able to do something historical for women over there," said Natalya.
Fightful Select reported earlier this year that there was a push within the company to try to get women on their Saudi Arabia events in order to put a positive spin on them. Natalya isn't giving up hope, but says she's not sure if it's a possibility yet.
"I don't know, but I'm a firm believer in never say never," Natalya continued. "For women to be able to one day be able to perform in Saudi Arabia, I know it's not something were doing it at this moment, but one day I want to be one of the women to do that. For me I just think it would just be so historical for women to make those positive steps over there. I think it'd be a huge step for WWE and huge step for that country. It's something I want to be a part of."
WWE haven't yet announced their date for their next Saudi Arabia show, but were forced to move it from May to June due to numerous scheduling conflicts.
You can hear the full interview on No Holds Barred from ESPN 1530 at this link.