WWE’s trip to Saudi Arabia last week for their Crown Jewel event was certainly a controversial one. To add on to the criticism WWE received for going through with the trip, despite reports of a captured and murdered Suadi Journalist sparking outrage across the globe, WWE is also being frowned upon for condoning the banning of women from the card due to the country’s cultural differences. WWE has been accused of major hypocrisy due to their strong push of the Women’s Revolution.
However, that was slightly mended when it was announced Renee Young, the first full-time female commentator in Monday Night Raw history, would also be making the trip to the middle east to commentate the show. Speaking to BBC Radio recently, alongside Michael Cole, Young opened up about her opportunity to commentate for Crown Jewel, and the impact her involvement had on the movement for change:
“One thing I will say that was very cool about that—as well is being a woman welcomed into Saudi Arabia, to step into the announce booth and be part of the broadcast—is how many men, women, children coming up to me, knowing that this was a big moment of change and that there is a demand and need for women to be performing in Saudi Arabia. So, [the Saudi people] are asking for it, certainly.”
H/T WrestleZone for the transcriptions