WWE Signs First Ever Indian Female Wrestler

WWE Signs First Ever Indian Female Wrestler

WWE Signs First Ever Indian Female Wrestler

"It is an honor to be the first-ever woman from the Middle East to sign with WWE", said Bseiso, who attended the Mae Young Classic. Devi had earlier participated in the first-annual Mae Young Classic tournament earlier this year, where she lost to New Zealand's Dakota Kai in the opening round.

"It was a privilege to be the first Indian woman to compete in WWE", said Devi.

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Women in professional wrestling may not be popular in India, but with the entry of an Indian female weightlifter-turned-wrestler in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) league, Indian sports authorities feel that things will soon change for the better. A former Kabaddi player in high school, Devi learned her ring skills from her mentor, former WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali. Kavita who is also an ex-police officer is the first woman to compete in WWE ring.

The WWE Performance Center already has recruits from China, India, Brazil and numerous European countries. After the success of that first-ever all-women's tournament, the WWE continued the expansion by signing its first female superstars from India and the Middle East. Having won a gold medal in the powerlifting category of the South Asian Games 2016, Kavita Devi has been trained by none other than Dalip Singh Rana, The Great Khali, at his Punjab based wrestling training academy.

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"I have visited the Performance Center and attended the Mae Young Classic. I look forward to starting on my path to becoming a WWE Superstar". The interest in India for this form of wrestling has been on the rise, with Jinder Mahal, an expatriate, the current-holder of the World title. She has been awarded a developmental contract by the 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.

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