Published: Fri, June 23, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Kavita set to become 1st Indian woman to appear in WWE

Kavita set to become 1st Indian woman to appear in WWE

The May Young Classic (July 13-14) will feature 32 of the top female competitors from around the world participating in a single-elimination tournament.

WWE has confirmed five more wrestlers who will be participating in this summer's Mae Young Classic.

Blanchard is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard, known for his time in the legendary Four Horsemen stable.

Laith, who counts WWE Cruiserweight Drew Gulak as one of her original coaches, developed into wrestling royalty on the independent scene.

Gabert is a multi-time champion in Japan's Stardom organization, and she is now a women's champion for groups in Germany and Switzerland. While it might sound weird, Kavita actually accepted the challenge and stepped into the ring wearing just a salwar kameez (a traditional Indian ethnic wear for women). She's been at the WWE Performance Center since October. She competed in the 2016 Olympic trials in judo, missing the cut but catching the attention of WWE scouts. She is a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Kavita was a part of The Great Khali's pro wrestling promotion and training academy, Continental Wrestling Entertainment (CWE), based in Jalandhar, Punjab, which was set up in November 2015.

Dalal tried out with the WWE back in April during their Dubai tryout, the above video showed her cutting a promo during the tryout. The 30-year-old India native has also competed in weightlifting at the national level in her home country, as well as several MMA fights. She received a WWE tryout in 2012. Evans and Logan were already signed with WWE.

Kavita Devi becomes first Indian woman ever to figure in WWE. She has wrestled for wXw, Stardom, and has done a few matches for TNA.

WWE today (June 22) announced that former competitive powerlifter and South Asian Games gold medal victor, Kavita Devi has been selected to compete in the Mae Young Classic which is the first-ever WWE tournament for women.

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