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

By Aimee Lutkin

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: