One more time. WWE’s series of events in Saudi Arabia have been a bit controversial to say the least. There have been issues with the wrestlers and the company against the kingdom and there is nothing to suggest that all of those will be smoothed over on the next trip. However, one of the positive points has been the inclusion of women’s wrestling, including something we will be seeing more of next time.

WWE has announced that SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch will defend her title against Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks in a triple threat match at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on October 21. This comes after Banks returned at Extreme Rules and attacked Belair, costing her a title shot against Lynch. This will be the second women’s title match held in Saudi Arabia, after Bayley successfully defended the SmackDown Women’s Title against Naomi at Super Showdown 2020.

There have been some great moments in women’s wrestling on the shows. Check out what the women have done:

Bayley and Naomi make history: WWE Super ShowDown 2020 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Natalya and Lacey Evans make history in Saudi Arabia: WWE Crown Jewel 2019 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Lacey Evans talks about making history in Saudi Arabia – WWE AL AN

Opinion: It’s very cool to see that these matches are becoming routine. I know it is still far from optimal and this means little in the grand scheme of things, but it is nice to see something moving forward, even with some tiny steps. This is a match with a backstory and doesn’t feel like it is being thrown out there for the sake of throwing it out there. That’s nice to see, even if there is a very long way to go.

What does this mean for WWE? Who leaves with the title? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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