Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wrestling : WWE Criticised for Having No Female Wrestlers in Saudi Arabia Show

WWE has come under fire for a lack of female wrestlers in its 'Greatest Royal Rumble' show taking place in Saudi Arabia.

In the 30 years that the Rumble events have been staged there has been a move to see female wrestlers headline shows.

But while there will be 50 men going to Saudi to take part in the 'Greatest Royal Rumble', being held at King Abdullah Sports City Jeddah, no women will be taking part.

The event is also only to be attended by families and men with women only allowed to watch the show if they are accompanied by a male relative.

Women once only had passive roles in wrestling but they have become much more well respected in recent years in a change that has been dubbed 'Women's Evolution'.

The absence of women drew fierce criticism on social media.

One user wrote: 'Honestly, WWE chose money over their phenomenal women superstars. I'm hyped about #WWEGRR event but #SaudiArabia's discrimination against women MUST END! Women ARE NOT inadequate to men.

'They are equal & they deserve to have the same rights everywhere because they're human beings.'

Company executive and performer Triple H told the Independent he hoped women will be taking part in the coming years.