The World Wrestling Entertainment announced that
Kavita Devi, former competitive powerlifter and South
Asia Games gold medallist has been selected to be
part of the Mae Young Classic, which is the first-ever
tournament for women.
Kavita was born to Sh. Bhup Singh and Ramesh Devi on 8 April 1985 (34) at Nimri in the Bhiwani district of Haryana (India). Bhiwani is a well-known area in national boxing and also known for the amateur-turned professional boxer Vijender Singh.
Kavita Chahal is currently world no. 2 in 85 kg category of women boxing. She along with MC Marykom has given Indian Boxing the days, which can make any nation proud. Right from her entry to the boxing ring, she has been a role model to girls who want to pursue career in sports. An Arjuna Award in 2012, Kavita talks about career, facilities, Indian Boxing & how the sport can be promoted to masses. Kavita Devi – a former competitive powerlifter – has represented India in international competitions, including the 2016 South Asian Games, where she won gold in the 75 kg category.
Hailing from Haryana, Kavita has undergone training to be a professional wrestler under the guidance of The Great Khali (Dalip Singh Rana) at his Punjab based wrestling promotion and training academy. She shot to fame after her video, in which she wrestled against a woman wrestler named B B Bull Bull, went viral on social media.
India has been the focus of the professional wrestling world recently. Jinder Mahal is the WWE Champion, Sonjay Dutt is the X-Division Champion and Kavita Devi has now joined the glorious ranks by becoming the first ever Indian woman to compete in WWE. She took on Dakota Kai in the first round of the 32-woman tournament.
The women were wrestling in the first round of Mae Young Classic, a tournament for women. Though Kavita Devi eventually lost the match to Dakota Kai, she clearly won over the Internet: