One such question was whether or not the backlash the company received back in April for what transpired (or what didn’t transpire) in Saudi Arabia at the Greatest Royal Rumble event. For the past several years WWE has really been pushing the Women’s Revolution, however, when the promotion signed on to put on a mega-show for a Saudi Arabian crowd it excluded any female matches from the card due to the country’s culture.
Recently Triple H was interviewed by ESPN to discuss the announcement of Evolution and was asked if the backlash WWE received from not having any female matches on the Saudi Arabian card led to the inception of the all-female PPV event. Here’s what he had to say:
“Let’s take the Saudi Arabia show off the table, and let’s just say it never happened — would anybody question that they deserve this opportunity? To me, it’s a ridiculous statement, the timing of it… You cannot affect change in a region that, culturally, is trying to change, you cannot help them affect that change without being there.”
You can check out Triple H’s interview with ESPN by clicking this link here.