First-ever women’s match in Saudi Arabia to take place at WWE Crown Jewel tomorrow

Natalya vs. Lacey Evans

Natalya and Lacey Evans are set to make history in Saudi Arabia tomorrow.

Announced during the WWE Crown Jewel media event today, Natalya and Lacey Evans will compete in the first-ever women’s match in Saudi Arabia at WWE Crown Jewel.

This is the fourth show in the second year of a 10-year deal with the Saudi Arabian government, which began with WWE Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018.

The deal has been met with controversy throughout, particularly when it comes to the country’s stance on women’s rights. WWE wanted Natalya and Alexa Bliss to have a match at WWE Super ShowDown earlier this year, but the match was ultimately not approved by the Saudi Arabian government.

WWE also faced heavy criticism from media and politicians last year for going through with WWE Crown Jewel in the wake of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi Arabia government.

WWE Crown Jewel will stream tomorrow on the WWE Network from the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia starting at 1 p.m. Eastern/12 Central. Here is the complete card for the event:

WWE Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Cain Velasquez

WWE Universal Championship – Falls Count Anywhere Match
Match cannot be stopped for any reason
Seth Rollins (c) vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt

Braun Strowman vs. Tyson Fury

First-ever Women’s Match in Saudi Arabia
Natalya vs. Lacey Evans

5-on-5 Tag Team Match
Team Hogan (Roman Reigns [c], Rusev, Ricochet, Shorty G, and Ali) vs. Team Flair (Randy Orton [c], King Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Drew McIntyre)

Tag Team Turmoil – World Cup to determine best tag team in the world
The New Day vs. Heavy Machinery vs. The B-Team vs. The Viking Raiders vs. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler vs. The O.C. vs. The Revival vs. Hawkins and Ryder vs. The Lucha House Party

WWE United States Championship
AJ Styles (c) vs. Winner of the 20-Man Battle Royal

Mansoor vs. Cesaro

WWE Crown Jewel Kickoff Show
20-Man Battle Royal for a WWE United States Championship Match
Participants include WWE 24/7 Champion Sunil Singh, Mojo Rawley, R-Truth, Sin Cara, Erick Rowan, The Brian Kendrick, Titus O’Neil, Tony Nese, Akira Tozawa, Shelton Benjamin, Apollo Crews, Buddy Murphy, Andrade, Drake Maverick, Eric Young, Luke Harper, Cedric Alexander, Heath Slater, Humberto Carrillo, and No Way Jose

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