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Are you a fan of WWE? Then you must know about all the Indians who have participated in the event and made the entire nation feel proud. But today, I have something that will truly amaze you. Oh yes! To all those people who have been following it for a long time and are eagerly waiting for a strong and worthy woman to enter the big game. Fret no more, I have got a good news for you
Let me proudly Introduce you to the first Indian woman wrestler to compete in WWE, Kavita Devi. What is even more fascinating is that she wears a Salwar Kameez while fighting, that is full desi style.
So gear up as I am about to share with you the video of Kavita Devi fighting New Zealand-based Dakota Kai and that too dressed up like a traditional Bhartiya Naari in WWE.
*Bhartiya Naari padi sab par bhari*
Earlier this year, Kavita Devi became the first Indian woman to compete in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on August 30 after she was involved in the Mae Young Classic tournament. It was her performance in WWE Dubai tryout that she was among the 32 members in the tournament.
This wrestler who is from Haryana has taken training from The Great Khali (Dalip Singh Rana) at his Punjab based wrestling promotion and training academy.
"I surely will. I have the technique, the skills and the strength. And it's not as much about looks as it is about the fan following, which I can get if I succeed. I am learning how to perform for the crowd - 'showmanship' as they call it. Talent toh hai hi, baaki sab bhi aa jaega dheere-dheeere," she said in a conversation with TOI.
She has been a powerlifter and travelled to other countries for competitions. What was difficult for her to adjust was some of the dresses and costumes the girls wear in professional wrestling. "I was hesitant in wearing something like that. I still wanted to be connected to my culture and represent India, which is why I fought in the ring in a salwar-kurta instead of the usual costume. I wanted to take that first step and show the world that a costume cannot stop an Indian woman from performing on the world stage," she added.
When asked about her inclusion, 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."
Though she encountered a defeat in this fight, it's her wrestling skills and outfit that is making her popular.
I hope this lady has progressed your pride of being an Indian. Do share this story and let other also know about this inspirational female out there who has marked the country's name in golden words.
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