Renee Young has denied claims that she was yelled at in Saudi Arabia for not covering her head during the Super Showdown broadcast.
WWE's latest trip to Saudi Arabia took place last Friday in the form of Super Showdown. In terms of wrestling and wrestling alone, some might consider it an improvement compared to previous visits. Well, only if you don't count the main event, of course. The terrible match between The Undertaker and Goldberg was in keeping with WWE's other Saudi shows.
Wrestling aside, we are being led to believe that progress is being made. However, that progress is taking place in the form of very tiny baby steps. Many fans are eagerly awaiting the first women's match on a Saudi show. While that hasn't happened, WWE did take two female Superstars with them to Jeddah this time around. Alexa Bliss and Natalya.
Women may not have wrestled in Saudi Arabia yet, but Renee Young has now commentated on two of the last three shows. However, rumors have circulated this week that Young was yelled at by "religious police" on the day of the show. Brad Shepard reported on Oh You Didn't Know that they were not happy about Young not having her head covered and she was asked to leave the arena.
Yeah that definitely never happened. We were treated with nothing but respect while in Jeddah. https://t.co/epPohAVmAc— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) June 12, 2019
Young has got wind of those reports and categorically denied them. The announcer tweeted "Yeah that definitely never happened. We were treated with nothing but respect while in Jeddah." Good to hear, and we believe her. For starters, why would she lie? If Young was indeed yelled at by Saudi officials, it's far more likely that she would have simply ignored the reports rather than address them.
Whether Young was yelled at or not, a large chunk of WWE fans are still not happy that the company continues to return to Saudi Arabia. The announcer's presence on the shows helps, but what we really want to see now is a women's match. Bliss and Sasha Banks made history when they wrestled in the United Arab Emirates. That history is ready to be made again in Saudi Arabia, and we hope it happens soon.