Kavita Devi created history last year when she became the first Indian woman to sign up for the WWE. Now the 32-year-old is ready to lake another big leap. Next up, she wants to highlight 2019 by becoming the first female WWE Champion from India.
Hailing from Jind district of Haryana, the former weightlifter is a major success story and an inspiration for millions of Indian girls who wish to pursue their career in wrestling.
In an interview with Indian Express, Kavita Devi quoted, “Ever since I joined the WWE’s Performance Center it has been a big learning curve. From taking part in the Mae Young Classic to meeting other athletes from around the world, it has helped me evolve as a person and an athlete at the same time. Things are definitely looking up and this year has been a step forward.”
— Kavita Devi (@kavitadevi_wwe) December 17, 2018
“At the start when I went to the USA it was a big problem. For example, if I had to buy a thing from the grocery store I would hesitate to talk, thinking what to say. But later on, I started taking English classes and slowly got acclimatized to the surroundings and picked up the language. I was afraid that I would speak wrong English and felt shy. But those around me gave me confidence and encouraged me to keep trying,” Kavita added.
Mother of a son, Kavita never gave up and is all ready to go ahead and win the coveted title.
“I firmly believe that 2019 could be the year that I fulfil my dream and become the first female champion from India. I train hard to win and I give my 100 per cent every day to practice and that day is not far,” she said.
Kavita Devi: A wrestling champion in making
— Kyle (@FLWrestlingFan) October 13, 2018
Kavita, who won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games in 75 kg category, switched to the professional wrestling after clearing the WWE’s first open tryout in Dubai in April 2017.
Though not a regular on the WWE roaster, Kavita has competed on WWE’s biggest stage during the Women’s Battle Royal at WrestleMania in New Orleans. The 32-year-old is confident about making it to the main roster instead of making appearances as a filler.
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