Diversity In WWE - First Arab and Indian Women Wrestlers



WWE Shadia Bseiso Kavita Devi

Meet the first Arab and Indian women wrestlers to sign with the WWE. Shadia Bseiso is a Jordanian jiujitsu athlete and TV presenter based in Dubai.

Shadia Bseiso Arab wrestlers WWE

Shadia Bseiso said " Females in the Middle East they want to get into sports or do whatever they want, now, the sky's the limit. I think having athletes that are from the region, and grew up in the Middle East, it will change things. You finally have someone to root for. "

Kavita Devi Indian women wrestlers

And Kavita Devi is a powerlifter from Haryana, India, who won gold at the 2016 South Asian Games. She has trained under former World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali. WWE hosts entertainment driven wrestling matches with choreographed moves by professional performers.

Bseiso and Devi will begin training at the WWE performance center to become "superstars."

Bseiso says representation is important for the industry. WWE has been criticized for its problematic representation of women and minorities in the past. The content is broadcast in over 180 countries and 20 languages.

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