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Kavita Devi becomes first Indian woman wrestler to compete in WWE

The South Asian Games gold medal winner, Kavita Devi who was a part of the WWE Dubai tryout earlier this year, will be among the 32 participants who will compete at the Mae Young Classic tournament next month.

Kavita has undergone training in Haryana 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.

“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”.

“Kavita Devi gave a strong performance at WWE’s 2017 Dubai tryout. She is an athletic and extremely strong woman who demonstrated a solid puff of the fundamentals of sports entertainment, and a passion for improving that will serve her well in WWE’s upcoming Mae Young Classic tournament.”

By: Drishti Gupta

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