Saudi Arabia rejects Alexa Bliss vs Natalya in WWE Super Showdown

SAUDI ARABIA : Saudi Arabia will not host the proposed historic encounter between WWE superstars Natalya and Alexa Bliss reportedly at WWE Super ShowDown in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Friday.

This is even after Bliss and Natalya took a trip to Saudi Arabia hoping they would get permission to compete at the event. However, the decision to put on a match seems to have been shelved.

Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline shared a post on Twitter and stated that it was the Saudi Arabian government which did not allow the WWE the permission to conduct the fight. Or else it would have been the first women’s wrestling match to ever take place in the country.

Earlier, Natalya and Bliss flew down to Saudi Arabia, with the Saudi government reportedly giving the indication at one point that it would approve the match before altering its stance.

Saudi Arabia’s customs limit what women can do in a public forum. However, last year WWE brought Renee Young as a commentator at WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.