India’s first woman WWE wrestler
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100 Women: Meet Kavita Devi, India’s first woman WWE wrestler

After becoming a wife and mother, Kavita Devi was told not to pursue sport.

She is now the first Indian woman to compete internationally in World Wrestling Entertainment.

The former policewoman stepped out of the ring to talk to the BBC's Sumiran Preet Kaur and Debalin Roy.

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  • 25 Oct 2017
  • From the section India