WWE female superstars will not be present at the Greatest Royal Rumble. This is reported by journalist David Bixenspan of Deadspin that is that women will not be able to appear because of the restrictions on the Islamic religion that Saudi Arabia has. The journalist has confirmed this in his personal Twitter account when a fan asked him.
FWIW, when I was looking into doing an article about the show, WWE have me this statement:
“Women and children are allowed to attend.
Female WWE Superstars will not be performing at this year’s event.” https://t.co/pz38HJ0LB4
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) March 25, 2018
Bixenspan said that women will not fight in this event, for now, this year. The political and religious restrictions that exist in Saudi Arabia, which is punished with harsh penalties, prevent the company from using superstars such as Charlotte Flair or Asuka. WWE does not want to get into trouble with the government because of its harshness in that aspect.
However, the entrance to the venue where the evening will be held may be women and children. In the Islamic country, women and children were not allowed to enter sports venues and, if they did, should be separated between men and women. This past January, it was announced that this segregation had ended by law.
WWE has already announced the participation of John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura. The Undertaker also appear to the event. although not yet specified what will be to that occurrence and the defense seven titles in the event.
WWE Greatest Royal Rumble will be held on April 27 from King Abdullah Indoor Sports Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with a capacity of 62,000 spectators. This new great event is the result of the beginning of the agreement between the company and Vision 2030, promoter of sporting events of the Saudi government for 10 years. The event will be retransmitted by the WWE Network platform.