Saudi General Sports Authority Releases Apology For Showing Women During Greatest Royal Rumble

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Female WWE wrestlers were shown during an advertisement that aired in the arena during Greatest Royal Rumble and now the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority is apologizing.

According to a rough translation via Reddit, the apology reads:

The General Sport Authority would like to apologize to the viewers and attendees of last night’s WWE event that took place in Jeddah, over the indecent scene involving women that appeared as an ad before a segment. It would like to confirm it’s total disapproval of this, in the shadow of its commitment to eliminate anything that goes against the communities values.

The authority has made sure to ban showing of any segment that involves women wrestling or any scenes related to it, and stipulated that to the company (WWE). The authority also disapproved any promotional stuff with pictures or videos showing women in an indecent way, and emphasized on commitment of this rule. And it’s a commitment that the authority would still commit to forever in all of it’s events and programs.

People familiar with the culture tell us the indecency being described is particularly related to the way the women were dressed in the advertisement for dual branded pay-per-views — which was played during the prayer break — and their lack of covering.

The advertisement in question, as well as video in the arena when it was shown, can be seen below.