WWE News: WWE signs its first ever female Indian and Middle-Eastern wrestlers
What’s the story?
The WWE has announced (h/t ESPN) that it is strengthening its women's division and doing something its never done before during their media tour of India by officially signing their first ever female Indian and Middle-Eastern wrestlers
In case you didn’t know…
Currently, the WWE is on a media tour of India to promote a set of live shows they have coming up in December.
Jinder Mahal is only one of two World Champions with Indian roots the company has ever had, with the WWE only ever having a small handful of Indian origin wrestlers despite the huge fan base they have in the country.
However, Triple H announced recently that the WWE will be doing more to open up pathways to the company for Indian wrestlers, and he certainly wasn’t lying as we’ve seen evidence of the WWE’s attempt to diversify already; they held a cruiserweight classic which featured Mustafa Ali, WWE’s first and only wrestler of Pakistani descent, and the Mae Young Classic women’s tournament with their first ever female Indian wrestler, Kavita Devi.
The heart of the matter
And now, during their media tour of India, the WWE have confirmed that Mae Young Classic competitor Kavita Devi has officially signed for the company following her appearance in the tournament, becoming their first ever Indian female wrestler.
She will be joined by the WWE’s first ever Middle-Eastern female wrestler, Shadia Bseiso from Jordan. Both new acquisitions for the company will be reporting to the WWE performance centre in January. Here's what Paul 'Triple H' Levesque had to say about the excellent news,
"Recruiting Kavita and Shadia to join our developmental system underscores WWE's ongoing commitment to building a talent roster as diverse as our fan base. We're confident Kavita and Shadia will inspire future WWE superstars."
As Triple H indicated, hopefully, there will be more exciting and diverse signings to come for the WWE, but with these new recruits starting in January, it could be some time until we see them in action in a WWE ring.
This is exciting news, I can’t say that I thought Devi particularly stood out in the Mae Young Classic but any concerted effort by the WWE to diversify its roster must be applauded and I’m sure that both Devi and Bseiso will prove to be superb additions to the ever-growing number of incredible female talent the WWE.
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