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WWE fights may be flashy, hard and violent at times but the first Indian woman to get into that ring at the international level has beaten bigger odds at home to reach there

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Wearing Salwar-Suits, Indian Mother takes to International WWE Ring
Wearing Salwar-Suits, Indian Mother takes to International WWE Ring. (Wikimedia Commons)

WWE fights may be flashy, hard and violent at times but the first Indian woman to get into that ring at the international level has beaten bigger odds at home to reach there.

Kavita Devi, who is better known in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) international circles as “Hard KD”, is currently training and wrestling in Orlando, Florida, in the United States as part of her three-year contract with the WWE.

Kavita, the first Indian woman to reach the international level in WWE, is no ordinary sportswoman.

Even while being a professional WWE wrestler, Kavita is making sure that she dresses traditionally, the Indian way. When she fights in the ring, she is always dressed in a salwar-kameez, a popular dress for Indian women.

Representational image.
Representational image. (Wikimedia Commons)

“I am proud that I enter the ring wearing a salwar suit. It is part of our Indian culture. I am the only one at the international level (in WWE) to be doing so. Many girls in India avoid getting into WWE wrestling seeing the clothes that most women in this sport wear inside the ring. I have broken that image and more girls in my country are getting inspired,” Kavita told IANS in an interview, pointing out that wearing the salwar-suit was no impediment in her performance in the ring.

Being married in a conventional family in 2009 and mother of a six-year-old son, Kavita has tackled several odds, including coming from a humble farming background, growing up among five siblings and facing difficult times economically.

Hailing from Malvi village in Haryana’s Jind district, this determined Haryanvi Jat girl is out to prove her mettle in WWE circles.

She is full of praise for her mentors — “The Great Khali” (Dalip Singh Rana) and Jinder Mahal, both former WWE champions.

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“Khali sir got me to the (WWE) ring. He has a big contribution in shaping my career. Jinder Mahal is a big star in WWE. He has earned a big name for India at the international level,” said Kavita, who has trained in Khali’s wrestling academy in Jalandhar.

Kavita, 34, who had been wrestling for over 15 years before switching to WWE (in 2016), won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games for India.

Weighing 75-kgs and standing 5-feet 9-inches tall, Kavita has been part of the Continental Wrestling Entertainment (CWE) and participated in the Mae Young Classic WWE championship event in Florida in June 2017 — the first Indian woman in this professional circuit.

Representational image.
Representational image (Wikimedia Commons)

Even though she is fully focused on her training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando and her upcoming fights, Kavita misses her son whom she had to leave behind in India.

“I had never thought of entering WWE. I was only interested in wrestling. But I wanted to do something different. This is a very good field that I have found. Here, I can do a lot for our country. I have reached this level after going through very hard times and tough training and testing,” Kavita said.

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Asked if the WWE is a real fight or just an entertainment show, Kavita said: “WWE has the word entertainment in it but let me tell you that the fight is real. The athletes make big jumps, hit each other and get hurt. All of this is real.”

Confident about where she has reached and what she is doing, Kavita is modest when she says: “I feel proud that I am able to motivate girls to get into this field where Indian women have not ventured at all. It is heartening to see that girls are getting inspired by me.” (IANS)

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The Fiend Never Forgets, as Evident from the People he Attacks

Bray Wyatt appears on WWE

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Bray Wyatt aka The Fiend will appear WWE in a completely new avatar. Wikimedia Commons

We were introduced to the ominous personality, which is ‘The Fiend’ in April this year. The Fiend first appeared on WWE in pre-recorded segments of an extremely surreal children’s program, The Firefly Fun House. The show was hosted by Bray Wyatt. This was kind of a return for Bray Wyatt and he was seen in an entirely new avatar. He was seen sporting a different hairstyle, a shorter beard and with a much leaner physique. 

Of the several characters which were being played by Wyatt as a part of The Firefly Fun House was The Fiend. And The Fiend was a character that was at par with the general aura of Bray Wyatt. As we all know that the entire Wyatt Family has a thing for masks and Bray sports one even in ‘Firefly Fun House’. In one of the episodes from The Firefly Fun House, we saw Wyatt controlling and harnessing the darkness within himself by appearing in more sinister clothing and an evil-looking mask. He called this character ‘The Fiend’ who was here ‘to protect us’.

The Fiend
Of the several characters which were being played by Wyatt as a part of The Firefly Fun House was The Fiend. Wikimedia Commons

In one of the very first episodes, we saw Wyatt destroying a cardboard cutout of his old self with a chainsaw and cheerily telling viewers that all they had to do was “let [him] in”. Another episode featured Wyatt painting in order to “express his suppressed feelings”. He painted a picture of the Wyatt Family compound being burned with Sister Abigail inside. In another episode, we saw him having a picnic with unamused expressionless kids. In one of the episodes, we saw Wyatt preaching how People follow what they fear. He says, ‘Fear is Power’. 

Among the several wrestlers who have been attacked by The Fiend over the months are Daniel Bryan, Finn Bálor and Mick Foley. The Fiend also attacked the famous Kurt Angle with the infamous Mandible Claw in Angle’s own hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

After it was decided that Bray Wyatt would face the winner of the match between Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman at Clash of Champions for the Universal Championship at the upcoming Hell in a Cell event in a Hell in a Cell match, the two became The Fiend’s targets.  Wyatt threatened Rollins and Strowman at one of his episodes on The Firefly Fun House, saying he would “see you in hell”.

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Among the several wrestlers who have been attacked by The Fiend over the months are Daniel Bryan, Finn Bálor and Mick Foley. Wikimedia Commons

The Fiend then went on to attack Rollins after Rollins successfully retained the Universal Championship against Strowman. Rollins then announced that he would be defending the title against The Fiend and not Bray Wyatt, at the event in a Hell in a Cell match.

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“The Fiend” had Seth Rollins as his most recent victim. But now that that feud has been concluded with The Fiend winning the Universal Championship and bringing the belt to WWE SmackDown for the very first time, people have started to speculate a new one with yet another member of The Shield. And this time it’s going to be none other than Roman ‘The Big Dog’ Reigns. This might be because Reigns deserves his redemption rematch for the WWE Universal Championship, the same one which he had to relinquish last year due to bad health.