Kavita Devi from Haryana created history by becoming the first ever India woman wrestler to be awarded with a WWE developmental contract. She was part of the WWE’s Mae Young classic tournament. The announcement was made by former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal during his last visit to the nation’s capital.
In 2016 South Asian Games Devi won gold in power-lifting, representing India. She was also the first Indian woman to compete in a WWE ring, during her participation in the Mae Young Classic.She was a former Kabaddi player in her high school. Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali is her mentor, from whom she learned her ring skills.
Devi said “It was a privilege to be the first Indian woman to compete in WWE. Now I am looking forward to fulfill my dream of becoming the first WWE Women’s Champion from India.”
Former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal said “I’m extremely proud to welcome Kavita to WWE. She is an inspiration to the youth of India and I wish nothing but success for her.”
In Dubai WWE also announced that Shadia Bseiso from Jordan becomes the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign a WWE developmental contract.
She is expected to begin her training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida on this January.