A women's super-show on the way?
This past April WWE presented the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' event live on the WWE Network from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The match card for the event was stacked with ten bouts on the night and to top it off--a 50-man Royal Rumble match closed the show.
Although the event was viewed as a success there was a great deal of backlash stemming from it as well which had to do with women not being featured on the super-show. The laws and traditions in Saudi Arabia that have to do with social gatherings or events much like the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' do not allow for women to be around non-kin men and is extremely rare if it happens. Some companies in Saudi Arabia would even have to go the extra mile of creating an all-female environment if they were to hire women. Just last month, women in Saudi Arabia were granted the right to drive as they were issued their drivers licenses.
During the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' a promotional video ran on the big screen and it featured some of WWE's female superstars. This led to the Saudi Arabia GSA issuing an apology to those in attendance who saw the ad. Following the event a mass amount of the public felt as if WWE should pay the women forward in some form or fashion for not being able to compete on the show. The company may be doing just that as Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet has reported that WWE officials are discussing the possibility of presenting an all-women's wrestling event this fall. Satin noted that sources have indicated to him that WWE might make up for the controversial decision to go through with the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' event and the idea of this possible all-women's event taking place in September or October of this year is being "kicked around" by the higher ups in the company.