Haryana-born Kavita Devi has become the first Indian woman to sign a professional contract with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The wrestler, who trains in a Punjab-based wrestling academy owned by 'The Great Khali', was first identified by WWE scouts in a tryout event in Dubai this April.
The wrestler became the first Indian woman to compete in the WWE ring when she took part in the Mae Young Classic women's tournament earlier this year. Devi shot to fame when a video of her tackling down fellow wrestler BB Bull Bull went viral on social media.
Kavita Devi is also an accomplished power-lifter and won gold at the 2016 South Asian Games. The announcement of her contract was made by current WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, who is an Indo-Canadian, during his visit to New Delhi.
Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017 16:39 PM