WWE/GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE: Triple H addresses criticism of WWE choosing money over values and performing in Saudi Arabia

Posted on 4/24/118 by Colin Vassallo

WWEs push with the womens evolution has been welcomed by
the majority if not all wrestling fans. But now, the
company is getting flack for taking the money and performing
for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia when one of the requests was
that no women can be part of the show.

Last year, Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss made WWE history by
becoming the first two women to wrestle in Riyadh. They were
the only two on the roster and even had custom-made suits
that showed no skin apart from their face and hands. But
this time around, there will be no such thing.

WWE signed a mega multi-million dollar deal with the Kingdom
to perform shows in the country over the next ten years. WWE
has been criticized for taking the money and do shows in the
very-strict country that only last year allowed women to

But Triple H has defended the move, saying that every
culture is different and just because not everyone agree
with certain parts of it, it does not mean that its not a
relevant culture.

Speaking to the UK Independent newspaper, Triple H said,
You cant dictate to a country or a religion about how they
handle things but, having said that, WWE is at the forefront
of a womens evolution in the world and what you cant do is
affect change anywhere by staying away from it.

He said while the women will not be competing this Friday at
the Greatest Royal Rumble, the company did have discussions
about it with the Saudis and they believe and hope that in
the next few years, the women will be part of their shows
there as well.

The country is in the middle of a shift in how it is
dealing with that the position is changing, and rights are
changing, as are the way women are handled and treated in
society. We think thats a great thing and were excited to
be at the forefront of that change.

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