The WWE announced that former competitive powerlifter and South Asian Games gold medal winner, Kavita Devi has been selected to compete in the Mae Young Classic which is the first-ever WWE tournament for women. Hailing from Haryana, Kavita Devi has undergone training to be a professional wrestler under the guidance of former WWE Champion.
The Great Khali at his Punjab-based wrestling promotion and training academy.who helped her participate in the WWE Dubai tryout back in April. Kavita Devi was able to grab the attention of the talent scouts.
She is selected to participate in the first-ever Mae Young (Hall of Famer) Tournament for Women. Of course, the match isn’t about winning or losing but it’s all about who can entertain and can fill the wrestling requirements for the women division.
“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” said Kavita Devi.
Hailing from Haryana, Kavita has undergone training to be a professional wrestler under the guidance of former WWE Champion, The Great Khali at his Punjab-based wrestling promotion and training academy. The first-ever Mae Young Classic will see the 32 of the top female competitors from around the world participating in a single-elimination tournament.
Canyon Ceman, Vice President, WWE Talent Development, said, “Kavita Devi gave a strong performance at WWE’s 2017 Dubai tryout. She is an athletic and extremely strong woman who demonstrated a solid grasp of the fundamentals of sports entertainment, and a passion for improving that will serve her well in WWE’s upcoming Mae Young Classic tournament.”
The match has named after a Legendary female superstar Mae Young, and the competition will be held at the Full Sail Live in Orlando, Florida on July 13 and 14.