Indian sports fans have grown up watching the likes of The Rock, The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena and many more hardcore superstars battle it out in the ring, outside the ring and everywhere in between. Noting the entertainment sports’ popularity in the country, WWE has made a concentrated effort to bring in Indian wrestlers (or of Indian origin) into their fold.
One of the largest untapped markets for WWE is India. And now these desi performers have created quite an impression in the world of sports entertainment. Whilst WWE continues to broaden its roster, we take a look at five Indian wrestlers in WWE who have made it big.
Why should boys have all the fun? Meet Kavita Dalal, fondly known as Kavita Devi. She is the first Indian woman wrestler who took our national flag to WWE. She is also an Indian International powerlifting athlete who bagged a Gold medal in South Asian Games. WWE in 2017 announced that Devi had signed a contract and she began her training in January 2018.
Devi is married to basketball player Gaurav Tomar and has a son named Abhijeet. Kavita considers ‘Great Khali’ as her main inspiration. She has appeared in WWE’s special events, mainly in the women’s royal rumble.