WWE Officials Reaction To Three Women’s Matches At Night Of Champions

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There were three women’s matches at WWE Night of Champions and a new report has some insight into how officials in the company felt about it.

At WWE Night of Champions this past Saturday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, there were three women’s matches on the show including two championship matches.

The fact that there were three women’s matches on the card shows how much progress WWE has made in terms of featuring women on Saudi Arabia shows. When WWE first started doing Premium Live Events in Saudi Arabia with the Greatest Royal Rumble five years ago, there were no women’s matches on the show due to laws that existed in Saudi Arabia.

There weren’t women’s matches at the second World Wrestling Entertainment PLE in Saudi Arabia called Crown Jewel either, so WWE held the only all-women’s PLE called Evolution one week earlier.

Over the years, World Wrestling Entertainment has been able to put on more women’s matches at Saudi Arabian events. The women have to wear different attire compared to US shows because they must cover their bodies more.

The first of the three women’s matches at Night of Champions saw Trish Stratus beat Becky Lynch at Night of Champions due to interference from Zoey Stark.

Rhea Ripley beat Natalya in just over one minute to win the Smackdown Women’s Champion due to Dominik Mysterio distracting Natalya to start the match.

Meanwhile, Asuka beat Bianca Belair to become the Raw Women’s Champion and end Bianca’s 400+ day title reign.

It was reported by PWInsiderElite that there were “quite a few people in the company very happy about the fact they presented three women’s matches” at Night of Champions. The WWE personnel felt that it shows how far things have come since WWE’s deal with The Kingdom started.

As for the next WWE show in Saudi Arabia, there will likely be another one this year in the fall, possibly in November, but no date has been announced yet.