WWE

Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks.

Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks make WWE history at Abu Dhabi house show

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

This week, WWE is hosting two house shows at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium in Abu Dhabi as part of the company's tour around parts of the Middle East, with one taking place on Thursday night, while the other takes place later today.

It was at last night's show though that WWE made history in the country, as they did something which no one else has done before them.

The historic event occurred during the Raw Women's Championship match between Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks. Little Miss Bliss managed to retain her title at the show against The Boss, but both superstars were winners by the end of the night for one specific reason.

This is because both Bliss and Banks achieved a monumental landmark for women's wrestling on the show, as they became the first female superstars in the history of the WWE to have a women’s match in the United Arab Emirates.

Banks and Bliss both wrestled in full body suits and there were chants of “this is hope” from both sexes in the crowd during the match according to WWE. This was a fantastic step forward towards acceptance of women in different roles within the country.

After the match, Banks spoke to WWE and was fighting back tears when she said: “The moment the announcer announced that this is gonna be a women’s match you could hear the crowd care. The moment I stood out there and I saw little girls, it just … it made everything worth it.

“Because this is what I feel like I was put on this earth to do. I wanna make a change in the world. I wanna empower women and I want to let them know that their dreams are endless and they can achieve anything.”

This is a great moment for the women of the WWE and the women of Abu Dhabi, and hopefully, WWE will be able to do more matches like this in the future in the country.

p1c0quvb031un311h22691s0m89sd.jpg

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Topics:
Sasha Banks
WWE

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - WWE Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again