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WWE Wrestler Kavita Devi Preps For Mae Young Classic Tour

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The first Indian woman to sign a WWE Developmental Contract, wrestler Kavita Devi is prepping for the upcoming Mae Young Classic Tournament to be held next month in the USA. Braun Strowman, a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar, shared the news.

Devi will be competing along with 32 female participants, who are joining the stage on August 8 and 9 in Florida USA. She will be the only Indian woman among the selected wrestlers.

The US-based company last year had announced the Mae Young Classic Tournament. According to Strowman, who was visiting Mumbai recently, Devi’s participation in this all-woman tournament will help in getting more audience for the sport in India.

The Mae Young Classic started in 2017, is a professional wrestling women’s tournament produced by the WWE. Kairi Sane the Japanese professional wrestler defeated American Shayna Baszler to lift the first-ever title held in Florida in 2017.  

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Last year, Wrestler Kavita Devi, a participant in the WWE’s Mae Young Classic Tournament, had scripted history. She officially became the first woman wrestler ever from India to sign a WWE developmental contract. This was announced by WWE Champion Jinder Mahal during his India visit.

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Kavita was chosen after her incredible performance at the WWE Dubai tryout earlier that year. Apart from wrestling, she won a gold in power-lifting at the 2016 South Asian Games.

A former Kabaddi player in high school, Devi underwent training from former WWE Champion ‘The Great Khali’ (Dalip Singh Rana) at his Punjab-based wrestling academy. Her next big event was at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, in January 2018.

Devi wants to be a household name in wrestling, one day. So here’s to Devi for breaking the glass ceiling!

Feature Image Credit: Times of India

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