WWE Hall of Famer Lita Calls Greatest Royal Rumble a ‘Direct Conflict of Interest’ (AUDIO)

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Lita is the first female WWE Hall of Famer to criticize the company for putting on a show in Saudi Arabia where women weren’t allowed to wrestle … calling it a “direct conflict of interest.”

WrestleZone‘s Nick Hausman interviewed Lita, aka Amy Dumas, ahead of her upcoming UFO show debuting online tonight and when asked for her opinion on Greatest Royal Rumble said:

“I understand that they are a business, a global business, and always looking to expand their global presence. However, I do feel it’s a direct conflict of interest with them maintaining any integrity or truth to the fact that they say they would like to push forward women and their roles and their representation in the industry as anything remotely resembling an equal to a male.”

Lita added:

“Make the money, that’s fine, but don’t try to cover it up and be like, “No, we are doing this because we would like to in the future be able to help progress their culture forward!” No, you wanted the money and that’s fine. You’re a business and businesses make money. That’s okay. From your perspective over there, I don’t own your business, so that’s ok. But, from a PR perspective, don’t try to be like “We’re doing it because we want to help progress that culture forward.” No, it’s a direct conflict of interest, in my opinion.”

Listen to the interview below (GRR talk begins at 21:00).

  • JB

    Yup, she called it like it is.

  • Unknown

    It’s a culture thing and you gotta respect it, as an example, go to North Korea for a visit… Believe me you gonna search and look for every silly detail, the same goes to Arabs but in less details as you can do whatever you want considering you are not a musilm except women, women in SA are like a jewelry, It’s a jealous matter because they don’t want any other men to look at their married love that’s why they are dressed with a black cover, guess when they go to outside they don’t dress it (probably only Hejab)because its a respect for the other country’s culture. In Quran there is a quote says “You have your own religion and I have mine”.

    I am a musilm and got many non musilms friends (Girls too) and we are all great and havin’ solid relationship. What’s up with that? Why don’t we just hope and seek PEACE? It’s just a life at the end we are all gonna die, believe me as God promised we gonna rise from death for the jugdmennt day, the day I feel sorry for all the non musilms, It’s a shocker day, a tough day for even us the Muslims. I normally don’t tend to discuss religious stuff because it discussion does not end, you have your own believes and I have my own believes! Let’s just have a wonderful life instead of bothering ourselves. One more thing to admit USA without a shadow of a doubt is the greatest country of all time when it comes to education, science, medicine, power, army…etc. I really appreciate this country.

    Peace,

  • Louis

    Good for Lita. Calling WWE out on their bullshit. Fuck Saudi Arabia.

  • jrock2310

    I disagree w/ her. SA is under a new regime. It’s going to take time for them to assimilate. That doesn’t mean they should be ostracized from the world until they meet some subjective standard. The new regime has already made great in-roads by instituting women to drive. That may sound like nothing here, but its big in the grand scheme.

    We can’t expect an entire culture to change over night. Its going to take decades w/ loads of trial and error. The point is, we can see that their effort is sincere. And as Americans, we should be on the forefront cultivating and cheering on the new regime that looks to bring SA into a new generation.

    We need to be partners w/ SA on this. We need to be championing them. Mistakes are going to be inevitable. But we can’t let that be what fuels us. We have to work w/ them so we can be the example for them to strive for.

    If we just shun them, then we would be a party to the continued striff all the men and women there go through.

  • Brent B.

    It is unwise to talk like this, but as she just does stuff like this to get a headline she really doesn’t care. You don’t change the world in a day. It takes some time to change people’s views they have had their entire lives.
    The whole idea here is the next generation is trying to change things-that takes some time.