Stephanie McMahon has chimed in with her thoughts on the groundbreaking move WWE will be making when they make their return to the Saudi Arabia market for their WWE Crown Jewel 2019 pay-per-view from King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, as they will present the historic first-ever women's match during the event.
The longtime WWE executive and on-air performer recently spoke to Bleacher Report to give her thoughts on the upcoming WWE Crown Jewel PPV in Saudi Arabia and the inclusion on that show of the first ever women's wrestling match.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
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Why WWE chose to have Natalya and Lacey Evans participate in this inaugural match: Natayla is somewhat of a legend in the women's division. She is the veteran. She has been here for so long, been a part of so many of the changes that have happened. When you consider her legacy and family history, it's pretty remarkable. You take Lacey Evans, who is fairly new on the scene but who has not been shy about sharing her perspective on overcoming, especially in her life and the things she's been through. She has a young daughter and she wants to set an example and pave the way not only for her daughter but boys and girls all around the world. That's their personal stories. I can't think of better representatives for WWE. You can go on their social media. They've made some pretty awesome statements. Lacey Evans said 'I never thought I'd have the opportunities to do the things I've done with WWE. Tomorrow I get to show my little girl that hard work can bring you to history-making heights. I'm ready for this.'
On another all-women Evolution PPV: We did consider it. A lot of our focus has been on having this particular match as a part of this PPV in Saudi Arabia. More to come on Evolution but it's most likely not going to happen in 2019.
Check out the complete Stephanie McMahon interview at BleacherReport.com.