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Wednesday, 18-October-2017

KAVITA DEVI - MAKING HISTORY

India’s former wrestler and gold medalist winner, Kavita Devi selected to appear in WWE

South Asian Games gold medalist and former powerlifter, Kavita Devi is set to appear in World Wrestling Entertainment. She will be the first Indian female wrestler to have been selected to participate in Mae Young Classic, WWE’s first tournament for women. Devi hails from Haryana and underwent rigorous training under former WWE Champion, The Great Khali at his Punjab-based wrestling promotion and training academy. The wrestler came into limelight after participating in the WWE Dubai try-out in April this year. Her strong performance impressed the talent scouts.
Former WWE Champion, The Great Khali has been training Devi at is Punjab-based wrestling promotion and training academy. She was selected after participating in the WWE Dubai try-out this year. The WWE scouts were impressed by her talent and performance.
Devi started her journey as a successful Kabaddi player in high school. She is known for her special roundhouse kick that has gotten her many victories. In 2016, she won the gold medal in women’s 75kg weightlifting. A viral video was Devi’s claim to fame where she wrestled a woman wrestler, BB Bull Bull at Continental Wrestling Entertainment which is promoted by The Great Khali.
The Mae Young Classic will be a single-elimination tournament wherein 32 of the top female competitors from around the world will participate. “I am honoured to be the first Indian woman to compete in WWE.