Saudi to stage women’s wrestling


RIYADH: The first ever women’s wrestling match in Saudi Arabia will be held today, organizers said, the latest unlikely event staged in the kingdom as it attempts to shrug off an ultraconservative image. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc (WWE) said that its “superstars” Natalya and Lacey Evans will face off in the pay-per-view event which will also feature former boxing champion Tyson Fury as he takes on Braun Strowman. The bout at King Fahd Stadium will be an incongruous scene in a country where women are generally obliged to wear the black “abaya” cloak. – AFP