Kavita Devi, has become the first ever Indian woman wrestler to sign with the biggest show in WWE.
Hailing from Haryana, Kavita underwent training to be a professional wrestler under the guidance of The Great Khali. Dalip Singh Rana At his Punjab based wrestling promotion and training academy. She shot to fame after her video. Kavita wrestled against a woman wrestler named B B Bull Bull, went viral on social media. She also won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on Sunday announced that it has signed Kavita Devi to developmental contracts. Kavita is the first woman from India to receive opportunities to train and become a WWE athlete. Jinder Mahal and The Great Khali are the two other Indians who have been part of the pro-wrestling business.
“It was a privilege to be the first Indian woman to compete in WWE,” said Devi.
In another first for WWE’s women’s evolution, WWE also announced that Shadia Bseiso from Jordan has become the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign a WWE developmental contract.
“I’m extremely proud to welcome Kavita to WWE where she now has a great opportunity to become India’s first female WWE Superstar. She is an inspiration to the youth of India and I wish nothing but success for her” said Jinder Mahal.
The WWE Performance Center is the home of the developmental system for WWE. With seven training rings, a world-class strength and conditioning program and cutting-edge edit and production facilities, the Performance Center allows new recruits to hone their skills through a comprehensive program that includes in-ring training, physical preparedness and character development. Additionally, recruits will be immersed in WWE’s Professional Development program that focuses on four key pillars: Life Skills, Education, Wellness and Career Success.