Triple H Addresses Criticism of Women Not Competing at Greatest Royal Rumble

Triple H spoke with The Independent about the upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia this Friday. During the talk, he addressed the criticism about there being no women's matches at the event:

"I understand that people are questioning it, but you have to understand that every culture is different and just because you don't agree with a certain aspect of it, it doesn't mean it's not a relevant culture. You can't dictate to a country or a religion about how they handle things but, having said that, WWE is at the forefront of a women's evolution in the world and what you can't do is affect change anywhere by staying away from it."

He did say that women will eventually be able to compete in the country though:

"While, right now, women are not competing in the event, we have had discussions about that and we believe and hope that, in the next few years they will be. That is a significant cultural shift in Saudi Arabia. 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 that's a great thing and we're excited to be at the forefront of that change."

  • F this show

    You don’t have to dictate policy to a backwards country. All you say is “we’re bringing our women or you can forget about having a show.” Done and done.

  • David Henning

    Didn’t Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss have a match in Saudi Arabia several months ago. They were fully covered, but I remember tweets about them saying they were proud to make history and be the first women to wrestle in Saudi Arabia.

    • _lawrenc1

      No; that was the UAE.

      • David Henning

        OK, thanks! I appreciate the information.