Kavita Devi is the first Indian woman to compete in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) ring. A video of her wrestling in a saffron salwar-kameez with a dupatta tied tightly around her waist is currently trending on YouTube. A short clip of Kavita Devi wrestling New Zealand’s Dakota Kai was uploaded on YouTube on August 31 and has already been viewed well over three million times.
The woman was Kavita Devi, a woman wrestler from Haryana who has broken the glass ceiling. India may be able to boast of many a wrestling talents Tiger Jeet Singh to The Great Khali, but until Devi, the country had never seen a woman in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) ring.
A video that has gone viral shows how the Punjabi former mixed martial arts (MMA) champion fights it out at an event held by Continental Wrestling Entertainment, a promotion and training school launched by the Indian WWE champion The Great Khali. In the video from August 30 this year, Devi, clad in a saffron salwar-kameez again, is seen battling it with a Kiwi professional wrestler Cheree Crowley and pinning her down.
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:
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.
As a women, she has proved that women of India are not behind anyone, and women should also take lessons from this, every impossible thing can be possible, if you fulfill any work with your diligence and passion He can not stop anybody if he is interested in that work, with his passion and importance, today he won the victory and illuminated the name of our country. And this happened for the first time in India.