Saudi Arabia hosts its first WWE women’s wrestling match

      Published on Saturday, 2 November , 2019      529 Views     
Saudi Arabia hosts its first WWE women’s wrestling match

  • Sport

Saudi Arabia has hosted its first women’s wrestling match, as it takes steps towards relaxing strict rules on entertainment.

The contest, in Riyadh, featured WWE stars Natalya and Lacey Evans.




The pair fought in body suits and a t-shirt on top, in line with requirements for visitors to “dress modestly.”

In recent years Saudi Arabia has attempted to shake off its image as one of the most repressive countries in the world for women.

The government lifted a long-standing ban on women driving in 2018 and made changes to the male guardianship system this August, allowing women to apply for passports and travel independently without permission from a man.



However, women continue to face numerous restrictions on their lives, and several women’s rights activists who campaigned for the changes have been detained and put on trial. Some of them alleged to have been tortured in prison.

Keywords:
Category Sport | 2019/11/02 latest update at 11:27 AM
Source : BBC | Photocredit : Google
530 Views
Comments Add comment



Gulf Media

Related Articles

The editorial staff of Saudi Arabia Today would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Saudi Arabia and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Saudi Arabia Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and the world.


Sponsored Publications