Kavita Devi, formerly a powerlifter, became the first Indian woman to sign up for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). After The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal became the two male wrestlers to be snapped up the largest wrestling company in the world, it is now the turn of Kavita to take India’s flag into the ring. The news was confirmed by Mahal on his visit to the country to promote the WWE India tour which will take place on December 8 and 9.
Devi who hails from Haryana underwent training to become a professional wrestler under the guidance of The Great Khali (Dalip Singh Rana) at his training academy in Punjab. She shot to fame after her video, where she competed against a fellow wrestler B B Bull Bull went viral. She was later invited to be part of the Mae Young Classic women’s tournament after competing in the WWE tryouts in Dubai.
Her appearance in the Mae Young tournament made her the first Indian woman to compete in a WWE ring. Even though Devi failed to beat Dakota Kai in her match in the tournament, she has earned herself a massive shot with the contract with the WWE. Her training is slated to begin at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida in January.