WWE has always been a male-dominated sport and still continues to be. Kavita Devi, a former powerlifter from India, has become the first Indian woman wrestler to have made it that big by competing in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
The South Asian Games gold-medalist proved herself worthy enough to gain a spot to compete in the first-ever women’s WWE tournament.
Although she didn’t win the match, Kavita has been earning praises after her video went viral wherein she is seen wrestling against a woman wrestler B B Bull Bull wearing an orange salwar-kameez.
Kavita hails from Haryana and has acquired professional wrestling training under the guidance of The Great Khali at his academy in Punjab.
On being asked how she feels after being the first Indian women in WWE, Kavita said, “It was a privilege to be the first Indian woman to compete in WWE. Participating in the Mae Young Classic with some of the best female performers in the world was a great learning experience. Now I am looking forward to pursuing my dream of becoming the first WWE Women’s Champion from India.”
Indo-Canadian WWE Champion Jinder Mahal congratulated Kavita by saying, “I’m extremely proud to welcome Kavita to WWE where she now has a great opportunity to become India’s first female WWE Superstar.”