Kavita Devi on 15 October 2017 became the first Indian woman to tie-up with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Besides, Shadia Bseiso became the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign a WWE developmental contract.
Devi, a former competitive powerlifter, took training from Dalip Singh Rana popularly known as The Great Khali.
The 2016 South Asian Games gold medallist, Kavita shot to fame when her video of wrestling in a salwar kameez against woman wrestler B Bull Bull went viral on social media.
She is expected to begin training at the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida in January 2018.
About Kavita Devi
•Kavita Devi hails from Haryana and was an accomplished kabaddi player in high school.
•In 2016, she won gold in the 75 kg weightlifting division at the South Asian Games.
•She is the first Indian woman to compete in a WWE ring.
•She was a participant in the Mae Young Classic women’s tournament, the first ever World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) tournament for women.
About WWE Performance Centre
•Established in 2013, WWE Performance Centre is a professional wrestling school.
•Located in Orlando, Florida (USA), WWE Performance centre train member participants through a comprehensive program that includes in-ring training, physical preparedness and character development.
•The WWE's Professional Development program primarily focuses on Life Skills, Education, Wellness and Career Success.
Who: Kavita Devi
When: 15 October 2017