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Female WWE Wrestlers Just Made World History In Dubai--And People Are Cheering

5 months ago

On Thursday, Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks made history by performing in a WWE Raw Women’s Championship event at a live show in Abu Dhabi. Just last year, women wrestling in the United Arab Emirates was completely banned.

UpRoxx reports that the women had to change up their outfits to wrestle, as they usually show quite a bit of skin. The UAE has very strict modesty mandates, and revealing too much skin can end up in severe fines or jailing. Nonetheless, they were psyched for the opportunity and celebrated the breakthrough on social media, showing off their new looks:

Wrestling fans are celebrating Banks and Bliss for their history making moment:

Though some dissenting opinions say that if they really want to do something for women, they shouldn't have covered up:

But what the women want to do is wrestle, and that's what they got to do. It's reported that people in the stands were chanting "this is hope," so it obviously meant a lot to see the women doing what they came to do, even if it was in long pants:

And if you don't believe it was meaningful, try watching this interview and not tearing up yourself: