Kavita Devi scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to sign a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Jinder Mahal, the current WWE champion, who is on his visit to Delhi, confirmed the great news about the Haryana wrestler. The 31-year-old had shot to limelight after participating in Mae Young Classic, a WWE sponsored event. By signing the WWE contract, Kavita Devi takes a giant leap in the world of professional wrestling. The desi level of badassery exhibited by Kavita has won hearts worldwide. Be it facts, pictures or fight videos, fans want to know everything the latest sensation of WWE – Kavita Devi. After all not every day, spectators get to see a salwar-kurta-clad female wrestler in the ring beating the crap out of opponents. WWE Releases Kavita Devi vs Dakota Kai Fight YouTube Video: Mae Young Classic Contest between Indian and Kiwi Wrestler Goes Viral.Also Read - 5 Iconic Moments When WWE Fans Took Center Stage
Jinder Mahal took to Twitter to make the big announcement about Kavita Devi. He writes, “Sending a huge congratulations to @KavitaDeviWWE and also @WWE for making history today. Kavita is the first Indian woman to sign with WWE.” It is big news. We all have grown up watching exciting WWE fights, be it from RAW or Smackdown. And now, we get to see an Indian female wrestler participating at the highest level of professional and entertainment wrestling. Before Kavita Devi takes the World Wrestling Entertainment viewership by storm, here’s everything the fans must know about the fierce competitor. Also Read - We Want the Title, We Want The Respect: WWE Superstar Tommaso Ciampa
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1. Kavita Devi first came to spotlight in 2016 after she accepted an open challenge of a wrestler named BB Bull Bull and knocked her out. The video which instantly went viral on the social media showed the Bull Bull aggressively instigating the crowd to come and fight her in the ring, a challenge Kavita accepted bravely. The footage showed a less muscular Kavita enter the wrestling ring donning her trademark bright orange salwar kameez. She defeated BB Bull Bull, who was double her size in a one-sided dual. Even today, Kavita Devi vs Bull Bull fight video is quite famous on the internet.
2. Kavita Devi has trained under The Great Khali (Dalip Singh Rana), whom she credits serving her as an inspiration to become a professional wrestler. She underwent training at his Punjab-based wrestling academy named Continental Wrestling Entertainment (CWE). The 2007 WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion helped Kavita reach closer to her dreams of becoming a wrestling-entertainment star.
3. Before taking over the world of professional wrestling, Kavita was an established name in competitive sports. The former powerlifter won India a gold medal in women’s weightlifting 75 kg category at the 12th South Asian Games.
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4. She participated in Mae Young Classic 2017, a tournament exclusively held for female wrestlers from both WWE NXT and the independent circuit. Kavita Devi took on Dakota Kai, a New Zealand professional wrestler in her debut match. While the Indian grappler got off to a great start, she lost the match to a much-experienced opponent.
5. Nevertheless, Kavita Devi created history with her fight. According to Wrestlezone, Kavita Devi vs Dakota Kai match got more views on Youtube than any other Mae Young Classic fight videos.
6. Born in 1983, Kavita Devi hails from a small village in Haryana, Malvi. She was recruited as constable in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) before retiring as a sub-inspector in 2010 to solely focus on her sporting career. Her husband, Gaurav Tomar is a volleyball player. She has one son named Abhijeet.
Kavita Devi not only boasts of an impressive physique but also an overall confident, charismatic personality that makes her a perfect fit for WWE. The badass attitude of the Indian wrestler has earned Kavita a massive fan following. We wish the boss lady to continue adding more feathers to her cap as she begins her journey as a WWE star. Kavita Devi’s success story will definitely serve as a role model for the young aspirants in the wrestling field.