Natalya Says People Don’t Know How Hard Vince McMahon Fought for WWE Women to Have a Match at Saudi Arabia

Published 08/04/2021, 10:29 AM EDT


There was a time when the wrestling industry did not have a dominating women’s division. I took a lot of hard work by individuals such as Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, pro-wrestlers, and the fans to make it happen.

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However, when WWE went to Saudi Arabia, the women’s division faced some resistance. But, Vince McMahon was determined to ensure his Superstars did not sit out of an event.

In an interview with Renee Paquette, Natalie revealed that the WWE Chairman fought hard to give the women a chance to have their match in Saudi Arabia. Even though at the event they modified their wrestling gear, everyone present in the arena appreciated the match and their skills.

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“You know, Vince is a very complex and dynamic character. Of course, we all know the character of Mr. McMahon but like he’s somebody that’s made my dreams come true and Tamina’s dreams come true. Like, for me, having that moment in Saudi Arabia, where people don’t know how hard Vince fought for the women to have a match in Saudi Arabia.”

“Vince being on this journey with Tamina and I. So like when he said we did it, I was like yeah we did! I don’t want to sound cheesy but like we did it and nobody stopped us and Vince was like, he was on board with us.”

Natalya and Lacey Evans participated in that event where Natalya emerged victorious.

Vince McMahon has worked to move both divisions forward

The WWE Chairman has done everything in his power to ensure the Superstars can reach great heights within the industry.

In fact, he has always focused on creating a never-before experience for his fans. This led to WWE growing as an entertainment giant.

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During the pandemic, McMahon unveiled The ThunderDome allowing fans to virtually attend live events. An experience like this helped the fans to stay connected with their favourite Superstars. Additionally, WWE has partnered with Iconic Events to release SummerSlam 2021 across movie theatres.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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