• Lita Explains Why She Doesn’t Have A Problem With WWE’s Saudi Arabia Shows Anymore
WWE Hall Of Famer Lita will face Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship at the Elimination Chamber 2022 premium live event in Saudi Arabia on February 19.
During an interview with Ring The Belle, Lita talked about her return to WWE and her first Saudi Arabia show.
Below are the highlights:
On not having a problem with WWE’s Saudi Arabia shows anymore:
“I was outspoken on the early relationship on WWE and Saudi. Oh, they say they want women to wrestle over there, there’s no women on the card. [There are now] women on the card.
And I’ve talked to the women personally that have been over there. And they’re like, ‘It’s unbelievable. There are women crying, never thinking they would get to see two women be so strong in the ring’.
They’re like, ‘It’s really powerful. You’re going to enjoy that.’ And so, sure, do they have a long way to go? Do we as a society have a long way to go? Absolutely. But, you got to take the opportunities when they’re there.”
On her current WWE run:
“Just this whole chapter right now is very full circle. Like, not only with Becky and being in the locker room these past few RAWs. Like, hanging out with these women that saw me on television when they decided to wrestle. But then also too, all these years later, not only still be paying that forward, but in two ways.
Like, not only these women in Saudi Arabia that never thought they would see two women wrestle but to go, ‘Okay, you don’t have to be a young athlete in your 20s to win the title and that you can be a mom or can be having your second career. You can send your kids off to school and you can still achieve your goals and persevere and do whatever you thought was unthinkable.’
So I love that part of it too. So these women that grew up with me that I’m like, ‘No, you still can’. So I think about them. I think about them and their children.”
• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (February 11, 1984) – NWA Maple Leaf Wrestling
On this day in 1984, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Maple Leaf Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1984 NWA Wrestling Superstars.
The card of the show was:
– Leo Burke vs. Bobby Bass
– Jay & Mark Youngblood vs. Tony Russo & Hans Schroeder
– Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper
– Terry Kay & Rudy Kay vs. Joe Marcus
– Leo Burke vs. Nick DeCarlo