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And by feature a woman you mean on the broadcast team, or a promotion poster? Certainly you don't think they should risk their entire venture into Saudi Arabia by putting a women's match on the card, right? Promoting a women's match via a promo is audacious enough there. If they can make progress there they should, but they should be taking baby steps, and make certain the live audience is ready and willing to see it, first.
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Quote While it has already been documented multiple times that WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia saw the company's women wrestlers banned from competing, it wasn't just limited to the wrestlers. Stephanie McMahon nor executive Michelle Wilson were invited to dinner the night before hosted by Saudi Arabian General Authority of Sport and they weren't even on the trip. Renee Young and Dasha Fuentes were also not allowed to do any backstage interviews or any work at the event, regardless of it aired or not.

-- When asked why he does deals with certain people or groups that seem to fly in the face of common logic, Vince McMahon has told those in his "inner circle" that to run his WWE business, sometimes "you have to eat shit."

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Quite the way for Vince to put it LOL I can imagine that being the sort of thing he'd say.
 
Vince has shown many times he's willing to overlook something if money can be made from it (Bret Hart being brought back, Hogan in talks, Sammartino being presuaded for HOF etc), so we can't be surprised.
 
On the next show if even just one woman is allowed on the show even if it's a pre recorded segment from America placed into the show, it would be progress.
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I would think at this point women on the banners and in promotional material would be a "big" victory for their progress.
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Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

I would think at this point women on the banners and in promotional material would be a "big" victory for their progress.
 
There would be no need for that though unless they would be appearing on the show.
 
Quote There appears to be conflicting information on whether WWE paid the women on their roster for the Greatest Royal Rumble despite them not wrestling on it. It was first mentioned by Jerry Lawler and then reportedly confirmed by PW Insider that WWE was paying the women with some reports suggesting that it was a hefty pay day.

-- Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter continues to believe that it either never happened or hasn't happened yet. Meltzer says that none of the women performers know anything about this and most who were asked have denied it. The fact that it would be a great public relations move by WWE yet the company hasn't publicly come out and patted themselves on the back by saying they paid the women is another reason Meltzer feels like it hasn't been done.

-- It should be noted that if WWE does go ahead and pay the ladies, the performers wouldn't really know it anyway as they wouldn't have received those checks yet. The only talent that knew exactly what they would be earning for the event were irregular performers like Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Great Khali, Chris Jericho and Rey Mysterio. WWE also traditionally pays out is performers based on the live gate and the gate for this event was likely very weak since tickets were priced so low. WWE will likely only see the money that they are getting from the actual ten-year contract.

Why would they need to get the cheques to know what they were paid? Management could have just told them to expect X amount to be paid into their bank for the show.
 
If it's already happened E are missing out on some brilliant feel good free publicity.
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Never trust an article with tYPose. ;)
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