The World Wrestling Entertainment announced that Kavita Devi, former competitive powerlifter and South Asia Games gold medallist has been selected to be part of the Mae Young Classic, which is the first-ever tournament for women.
Hailing from Haryana, Kavita has undergone 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, in which she wrestled against a woman wrestler named B B Bull Bull, went viral on social media.
“I am honoured to be the first Indian woman to compete in WWE’s first ever women’s tournament. I hope to use this platform to inspire other Indian women with my performance and make India proud” said Kavita Devi.
Vice President, WWE Talent Development, Canyon Ceman was impressed by Devi’s performance at WWE’s Dubai Try-out. He said, “Kavita Devi gave a strong performance at WWE’s 2017 Dubai try-out. She is an athletic and extremely strong woman who demonstrated a solid grasp of the fundamentals of sports entertainment, and a passion to improve will serve her well in WWE’s upcoming Mae Young Classic tournament.”