Kavita Dalal-First Indian Female WWE Player in Salwar Kameez

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Dare to dream , nothing is impossible to achieve. Kavita Dalal or “Hard KD” is an ordinary small town girl who hails from a small village called Malvi (Julana) of the Jind district in the state of Haryana.

Kavita Dalal had inclination towards sports since her early years. Kavita was an accomplished kabaddi player in high school. Kavita Dalal is a former Indian  power-lifter and also a gold medal winner at South Asian Games, 2016 in the 75 kg weight-lifting division.

Kavita had been selected to compete in the Mae Young Classic which is the first-ever WWE tournament for women after she played extraordinarily in the WWE Dubai tryout earlier this year in April. The tournament, named after WWE Hall of Famer and one of the greatest WWE super stars in history, Mae Young.

This was  single elimination tournament where Kavita was one of the  32 of the top female competitors from around the world. Though she missed to win the title but she has registered her name in the history as the first Indian woman ever to appear in WWE.

Kavita has undergone rigorous  training to be a professional wrestler under the guidance of former WWE Champion, The Great Khali at his Punjab-based wrestling promotion and training academy.

Speaking about this opportunity Kavita said, “I am honoured to be the first Indian woman to compete in WWE’s first ever women’s tournament. I hope to use this platform to inspire other Indian women with my performance and make India proud”.

As a Sashastra Seema Bal constable from Haryana, Devi shot to fame overnight after a viral video. She wrestled a woman wrestler named B B Bull Bull at the Continental Wrestling Entertainment (CWE). This video was promoted by The Great Khali, in which she is shown wearing a salwar kameez!

Regarding the video, Kavita narrates ,”What was difficult to adjust to 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.”

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