WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon spoke with Newsweek and and Sky News this week about the recent Evolution PPV on Sunday and the decision made by WWE to go forward with the Crown Jewel event this Friday in Saudi Arabia.
Stephanie told Newsweek she felt Evolution could become an annual event before it took place this past weekend in Long Island.
“In terms of the Women’s Evolution in the WWE, if it’s a success like we know it will be, this can absolutely become an annual event. There’s so much we can do with the women in the WWE. We need to continue to grow our roster, continue to reach out to all these women who are unsung heroes all over the world. Many were able to perform in the Mae Young Classic and to show all of us what they got and they absolutely steal the show every time. We can do anything we want to do. I hope for Evolution 2, Mae Young Classic 3, women’s programming on the network, main eventing Wrestlemania, and true gender parity and equality in our roster.”
Regarding Crown Jewel this Friday, Stephanie told Sky News it was a business decision to go ahead with the event in Saudi Arabia despite overwhelming media backlash.
“Moving forward with Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia was an incredibly tough decision, given that heinous act. But, at the end of the day, it is a business decision and, like a lot of other American companies, we decided that we’re going to move forward with the event and deliver Crown Jewel for all of our fans in Saudi Arabia and around the world.”