Earlier today, the WWE has announced that Mae Young Classic competitor Kavita Devi has signed a developmental contract, making her the first female talent from India to sign with the company.

Devi, who made the history at the Mae Young Classic by becoming the first Indian-born woman to compete in a WWE ring, is an accomplished powerlifter and was trained by former WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali.

Devi commented on her signing, saying:

“It was a privilege to be the first Indian woman to compete in WWE. Participating in the Mae Young Classic with some of the best female performers in the world was a great learning experience. Now I am looking forward to pursuing my dream of becoming the first WWE Women’s Champion from India.”

In the same press release, the WWE announced the signing of Shadia Bsieso from Jordan as the first female talent from the Middle East to sign with the company. Bsieso signing was originally made during the airing of the Mae Young Classic.

Both women are scheduled to begin training at WWE’s Performance Center in January.

What are your thoughts on this latest signing? How would you book their debut? Which other Mae Young Classic competitor would you like to see sign with WWE? Let us know in the comment!

  • I think this is good news, she really made such a good impression on me in the MYC !
    Plus it’s always nice to see more countries represented in the women’s division :-)

  • #RiotWithRuby

    With a good amount of training and learning, she is gonna do amazing. Excited for her future with the company.

  • ???

    I heard that they signed her already long time ago with Dakota Kai , Kairi Sane and others!

    Anyway interesting to see women from new countries like India and Jordan .. you never know which woman will be successful in the WWE it’s really hard to predict the superstars future especially the women !

    Who knows that Trish Stratus, AJ Lee and Alexa Bliss will have a big mark when they first started ?

    Maybe they will be huge stars , or just average or even forgettable like Maxine and Aksana ..

    • Kvngbalor

      Maxine was far from forgettable she was NXT she carried that show

      • ???

        I’m talking about in the MR ..

      • Number One

        That’s for damn sure, yet WWE royally screwed her over

        • C Mack

          Maxine screwed herself being impatient.

          • Number One

            She wasn’t impatient; WWE didn’t give her a fair chance

          • C Mack

            It may have come. She didn’t stick around to see. Idk I like her but honestly her WWE run is overrated to me bc she wasn’t special in the ring. Kaitlyn and AJ were the focus out of that generation. Naomi waited and it paid off. Maxine/Catrina may have ended up being successful but we’ll never know

            I kinda got tired of her routine in LU too but then again I’m over that show.

    • Guilherme Soares

      I knew about Alexa…

  • SkilledDeathArtist#1

    Congrats to Kavita. But all these signings are going nowhere for the division. How is it that you can have a stacked roster but such a lackluster division overall?

    • Umnei

      Shes signed but lord knows how long she will be in training before even making it to the NXT Division.

      • Guilherme Soares

        and she’s 31

  • Allyn

    They can sign the best of the best but if they don’t entertain us with storylines and interesting matches their talent will be wasted, WWE have stars in their hands and they just don’t have the creative minds to showcase them.

    • Malcolm James

      Finally someone said it everybody wants WWE to sign ever female wrestlers but what the point in that when WWE is not even showcase the women they have now properly

      • John

        They are signing a lot of women. Way more than they need, currently. This is all pointing towards something new. Likely a one hour women’s show on the network.

        • ???

          I prefer them on Raw and SDL, not sure if one hour show for them is a good idea..

          • John

            Im assuming they will keep all the women’s segments the same on all those shows. The women’s show would be something separate.

          • IconicTrio

            I know there are plenty of sole women’s wrestling fans out there but there’s many like me who enjoy the variety. I support the CW division but I like seeing them on RAW, I don’t watch 205 Live. I’d expect I’d have the same outlook with the women.

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  • Out of ALL the women they could’ve signed from MYC, they chose Shayna and Kavita… Seriously, Mercedes, Santana, Toni, Piper, Mia… and they chose… this.

    • Kvngbalor

      That’s why some people are now calling the MYC a flop it was succesful for the network but out of all the tournament’s everything after has been lackluster its like it came and went out of all the women they hire this Shayna and her

      • I’m tired of it, what was the point of looking for all those girls if they were gonna pick up the ones who impressed the least.

        • Kvngbalor

          Right i don’t get it all those women who had star quality

        • Number One

          Clearly you didn’t see their matches; Kavita and Shayna were spectacular

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Y’all act if the rest was definitely rejected from WWE… Patience is the key. Toni Storm will have her time but she’s hell young either way. You have Davota Kai already on there, Rhea and a lot of other girls that were already signed. There are a lot of girls in WWE already, some of these girls will get their time.

    • Jo9834

      Kavita’s match raked up millions of views and was the most watched match of the tournament by far. With the WWE going into India it’s a given that she’d be selected and signed. I don’t agree personally with it but it makes business sense which the WWE rarely does!.

      I thought Mercedes, Toni and Piper were signed? If not give it a month or two as they’re probably just working through the details.

      • Joseph

        Yep exactly you get it.

      • That’s why I said it, they just care about filling their quota for certain markets and India’s is in right now.

        • Number One

          False

        • Mr. What

          That why they buried the entire main event for Jinder. They will do same thing for her.

      • C Mack

        Most watched and least interesting. Those views mean nothing honestly. Going into India isn’t gonna be as lucrative as they think. Kavita’s a flop. Jinder’s a flop. Hang it up and sign the real gems from MYC

        • Jo9834

          India is lucrative if they can get into that market successfully, just like China, the only issue is they are doing it far too late, those economies have rapidly developed in the last five years meaning the WWE has a lot of catch up work to do. PLUS Indian fans are CRAY, they will literally turn up in mobs outside hotels for their stars, even flops like Kavita lol.

    • Gayomi.

      Their trash asses bring views to WWE apparently even though nobody in USA tuning in for great khali’s daughter and a dyke.

    • ???

      And the Mexican Princess with the mask , she’s good.

    • Number One

      If you actually watched Kavita and Shayna’s matches, you wouldn’t be ranting. They were spectacular

      • C Mack

        Where

        • Number One

          Everywhere

      • C Mack

        When

        • Number One

          All the time

      • C Mack

        With who

        • Number One

          With everyone

  • Kvngbalor

    They have about 50 women signed in confused as to what’s their plan here they have to make some cuts or something

    • Guilherme Soares

      Hope Alijah and Tamina…

      • Kvngbalor

        Aaliyah is promising she can wrestle has this Ariana Grande esq look she just needs the right gimmick Tamina at this point can go but im speaking more on all these women in developmental that it’s as clear as day will never see the MR

        • Typical Heel

          She looks so freaking much like Ariana Grande and i was impressed with the most recent match i watched of her, she’s finally showing potential lol

        • Guilherme Soares

          Let’s me clear the beautiful girls that are the main thing in main roster… I see future in Mandy,Liv,Bianca,Vanessa,The Iconic Duo, Taynara,Kairi,Zeda,Lacey in Main Roster and some girls like Asuka and Nikki Cross, but i don’t see so much future in Ruby Riot and Ember Moon ( which i love ).

    • Typical Heel

      Right 50 damn women, unless we’re getting 3 tag team divisions (raw, Smackdown, nxt) or own show with multiple titles, its pointless

    • Super Mateo

      That’s more than enough to have a Royal Rumble for them. Make it happen WWE!

      • Number One

        YES!!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!

  • DayOneISH!

    What does Santana Garrett have to do to get a damn contract? Stop playing around and give her the opportunity she deserves.You owe her after having her eliminated in the first round in the MYC.

    • Exactly, girl is a total package, what else do they want? It seems like they’re hiring certain people just to fill their nationality quota and not for their talent.
      https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ4cJPJFzSl/

      • MK126

        I feel like ive heard Santana say that shes happy with her “by appearance” relationship with NXT. Tbh im sure she makes more money on the indies than she would being tied down to a contract

        • She always likes peoples tweets and comments on how they should sign her, so I doubt it. She’s certainly happy to be a top face on the indies but she wants to be in WWE.

          • MK126

            Well of course she’d like tweets from her fans saying they wanna see her signed to WWE. I think if she didnt then she’d be lying but what im saying is that not everyone wants to be in WWE right away. She may enjoy her freedom to do her own bookings on the indies and work with different promotions but she also knows that shes on WWEs radar which is just as good as being offered a contract. I’d love to see her signed to NXT especially after that whole TNA Brittany mess she went through but maybe right now she doesnt want it

          • The thing is she’s been doing it for years now, she obviously wants to move up. She has held all major indy titles and she’ll be 30 next year, now would be the time for that transition, especially when women’s wrestling is blossoming in WWE.

          • MK126

            I definitely agree. With the way NXT is finally fixing their divison after Asuka’s reign she’d be a serious title contender and have some standout TO matches. I think maybe both HHH/NXT and Santana cant come to an agreement in terms of a contract or maybe she just doesnt want one right now or maybe they just want to keep her on by appearance. We’ll never know unless someone comes out and says it

    • ABC_1990

      She probably doesn’t want to sign full time just yet

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Doing any thing they can to shade her????

  • Meh. She was one of the very few contestants, which did nothing for me. If they replaced her with somebody else, I wouldn’t care at all. Hopefully she will be better than Khali and hopefully she won’t debut in two weeks on the main roster with Jinder, missing all the precious time in the PC.

  • Don ?

    Hmm, smart move by the WWE from a business standpoint. I would have signed Kavita too. This woman has her entire country backing her. Her MYC match against Dakota Kai has nearly 8 million views on WWE’s YT channel. That speaks volumes. It gives the WWE more international exposure.

    • Gato_wiska

      She needs a new ring gear though. That Kurda she wears is something moms will wear to pick up kids at school.

  • MK126

    She wasnt one of the best in the MYC but she definitely wasnt the worst to have left during the first round. Her match with Dakota, while basic, showed that shes a lot better in the ring than her trainer and im sure she’ll be training at the PC for a while before she debuts. TBH i think it’s time to either broaden the womens division in NXT, bring up some girls to the main roster while already skipping developmental or start releasing some of the girls who arent developing as fast as they should

  • A?.

    So happy for Kavita! I hope they sign more MYC competitors but the roster is honestly full. Also it’s funny how some people are pressed and come up with dumb excuses when they are just mad bc she’s from India.

  • Gato_wiska

    I swear If a Kavita Devi vs. Taynara Conti feud happens , it will gain a lot of Youtube views.

    • E-Force

      ikr brazilian fans are lit

  • Nicola Byrne

    WOW Didn’t expect that! Smart move from a business point! Actually really surprised she is the first to get signed. I am hoping Toni Storm, Mercedes Martinez and Candice LeRae get signed

    • ???

      Yes ! Especially Toni Storm and Candice LeRae also Piper

  • Xaos
    • E-Force

      so you should. she’s very talented and can take powerful bumps

  • Next women’s champion.

  • Danny?

    I think this is a really good signing. Kavita showed a lot of promise and I think she could be great with the help of the performance centre. Not to mention this will bring more eyes on to the women’s division due to her following in India.

  • Summer_Slay #?aryn?errell
    • Danny?

      All Hail Queen Summer Rae

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      Yesss!!

    • Exotic

      Queen, what did she rank this years Maxim?

    • Number One

      This from a fan of Summer Rae, someone who doesn’t matter and never will due to her lack of talent

  • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

    Great khali looking ass

  • Raekon

    People underestimate this woman a lot, she is already trained and can work good Matches when given the Chance. For someone that has trained only a couple of years she is doing very well.
    She has the Passion and the Talent so I don’t see the Problem.
    I know there are more known women out there with more experience but it doesn’t mean that they want to get signed in the first place. Not every indy Talents Focus is the wwe and some are happy to appear there only once in a while.

    • Number One

      Finally! Someone who knows women’s wrestling!

  • conan_kun

    WWE gonna makes her the Raw or Smackdown women champ right away just to cater Indian market and even let her end Asuka’s undefeated streak. They rather want her than far talented Toni Storm, Candice LeRae, Mia Yim, Tessa Blanchard.

    • Number One

      Kavita is every bit as talented as all of them

  • Gayomi.

    Why are they only signing the trash wrestlers from the MYC omg fix it

    • Number One

      Thank God no one agrees with you

  • BC

    I’ll admit that I found her boring in the MYC but I’ll give her a shot lol.

  • Steven5812
  • Omar J Tahhan

    Sweet!!!

  • Jtiera

    “was trained by former WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Great Khali” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b688935399008a84cf27b97486d93c7939cad1ff05957b7d18ea4548b65615bb.gif

    • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

      Ikr. i didn’t know he could wrestle? ?

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Shayna and Kavita???? I’d prefer Santana Garrett and Mia Yim. I honestly don’t see these two making it past a couple matches on NXT. Shayna may get that fourhorsemen storyline and disappear!

  • jbrizzy

    Ok this is getting out of hand. I’m not here for anyone getting signed anymore. The current product is boring as all hell. They need to perfect who they have instead of creating a sess pool of talent

  • Nikolas Dombkowski

    I would like to see Kavita join the likes of Jinder and the Singh brothers as a Chyna-esque figure.

  • Parasite

    Great, more powerhouses in the woman’s division :) she can debut in the man’s Royal Rumble match that would be unique

  • Miguel

    We already knew this.

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Omg plz don’t stick the title on her for the India thing

  • Exotic

    Nice! I liked her in the tournament, but ew why the fuck HHH signing everybody and their mama?
    3/4 of the NXT roster aren’t doing shit and all the indy trash he signs always get a pass over the home grown talent or lesser known indy stars.

  • Exotic

    Since they signing everyone, SIGN SANTANA. ONLY SIGNING THAT MATTERS!

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  • Ah fuck! I’ll rather thousand times Toni Storm, Piper Niven, Mercedes Martinez or Santana. Such a shame!

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    Wasn’t she already signed? I mean she’s been in the class performance center photo when she first went there…

    I need Toni and Piper signed. Get on it.

    • Number One

      Not officially signed, until yesterday, thank goodness

      • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

        I swear I have already seen her in the performance center new signees photo! I guess I’m imagining things!

  • Diva_Fan

    I just need Toni Storm and Piper Niven to get singed them I will be cool .

  • Number One

    YES!!! Loved Kavita on the MYC and so happy she’s officially signed! Can’t wait to see her on NXT and eventually paired up with Jinder!

  • BLKLTR05

    So happy for this! She was so impressive in the MYC that I watched that match twice because it was that good. She is obviously talented and I am happy she got signed. As for the rest of the women who haven’t been signed, like Toni and Piper, give it some time. I am sure the WWE wants them, look how far they made it in the MYC. As for Santana, well, IDK what to tell you. I feel like she would be a good fit for the WWE she is talented and hot to boot but I feel like if the WWE wanted her they would have al;ready signed her. Or maybe its her that has qualms about the whole situation. Or maybe she just looks a little too much like the Bellas, I DON’T KNOW!

  • carmellsworth

    SHADIAA… representing jordan ??????

  • Mr. What

    As long she is not push like Jinder I will be okay with signing.

  • Carolution

    they need someone to help push wwe into those areas. why is wwe hiring so many women like they hardly use the ones they have on the main roster as it is.