Alexa Bliss & Natalya To Wrestle In Historic WWE Super ShowDown Women's Match?

Both wrestlers flew to Saudi Arabia this week.

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That women aren't permitted to wrestle on WWE's Saudi Arabian cards remains one of the key reasons why the promotion's 10-year deal with the country remains so controversial, but there's now the slightest chance this barrier could finally be smashed down at this Friday's Super ShowDown event.

As reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet, Alexa Bliss and Natalya have both been flown to Saudi Arabia for the show. Renee Young, who helped call Crown Jewel, was also onboard:-

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According to Ryan Satin's sources, WWE have been working on booking a women's match on this show for months, with company officials going back and forth with the Saudi General Sports Authority. They haven't yet been given the okay to go ahead with the bout, but Bliss and Natalya have been brought along in the hope that they'll be able to perform.

This news offers a faint glimmer of hope. While it still looks unlikely that a women's match will go ahead at Super ShowDown (which is tomorrow), that Nattie and Alexa are on the trip suggests progress has been made. Regardless, none of it will mean a thing until two women finally lace up their boots in Saudi Arabia.

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Andy is WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.