Kavita Devi is the first Indian female WWE wrestler

Kavita Devi is the first Indian female WWE wrestler

WWE has signed Shadia Bseiso from Jordan to a developmental contract, becoming the first Arab woman from the Middle East to have the opportunity to train to become a WWE Superstar.

Kavita Devi hails from the north Indian state of Haryana known for its conservative society.

"Recruiting Kavita and Shadia to join our developmental system underscores WWE's ongoing commitment to building a talent roster as diverse as our fan base", said Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE executive vice president of talent, live events and creative.

- MMA Coach, Duke Roufus, took a photo with CM Punk as he looks to get back into camp for his next fight. She was a featured participant in Mae Young Classic - WWE's first all-woman competition in which she contested with New Zealand-based Dakota Kai.

Kavita participated in the WWE Dubai tryout earlier this year in April where she gained the attention of talent scouts with her strong performance. She had then become the first Indian woman to have been selected to appear in the Mae Young Classic, which is an all-woman tournament by WWE. She is also trained in Brazilian ju-jitsu and is a CrossFit enthusiast.

"I'm extremely proud to welcome Kavita to WWE where she will now have a great opportunity to become India's first female WWE Superstar. Now I am looking forward to pursuing my dream of becoming the first WWE Women's Champion from India", said Devi. The announcement was formally done by Jinder Mahal, during his recent visit to India. I have personally witnessed the power of WWE and the passion of WWE fans. The Performance Center subjects its members to various kinds of strength and conditioning programs as well as physical preparedness and character development in order to hone skills which would make them professional wrestlers in the future. Apart from wrestling, Kavita has also been into weightlifting and powerlifting.

Women in professional wrestling may not be popular in India, but with the entry of an Indian female weightlifter-turned-wrestler in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) league, Indian sports authorities feel that things will soon change for the better.