WWE to host first-ever talent try-out in India next year

A major success story from WWE's global talent recruiting efforts is Kavita Devi of Haryana.

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MUMBAI: WWE on Monday announced it will visit India in search of the next generation of superstars by holding its first-ever talent tryout here in March next year.

The four-day tryout will give up to 40 athletes from India the opportunity to showcase their abilities with the goal of being selected to begin training at the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center in Orlando, United State.

The talent pool will comprise elite performers with a diverse background in sports and athletics, including kushti, kabaddi, wrestling, American Football, basketball, combat sports, cricket and body building.


The Gems Of India Continue To Shine Bright: Power Girls Making Us Proud At Asian Games
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She came on the field, she played like a hero and left the stadium with more than a medal. What she wore was a sense of glory, victory and the honour of making her country proud. This is what the winners at the Asian Games have been living.

The ongoing games have seen strong and talented women bring home joy and glory.

Here's a look the women from Team India who are winning our hearts.

In Pic: Tennis player Ankita Raina (L), Shooter Rahi Sarnobat (C) and Wrestler Vinesh Phogat (R).

She came on the field, she played like a hero and left the stadium with more than a medal. What she wore was a sense of glory, victory and the honour of making her country proud. This is what the win..
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Pincky Balhara recently bagged the silver medal at the Asian Games 2018 for Kurash, a martial arts sport. The 19-year old girl had surpassed a serious tragedy at home and still managed to perform exceptionally at the games. The Delhi girl lost three of her family members, including her father, three months before the final event. But these did not become a hurdle in Balhara's way to victory.

Pincky Balhara recently bagged the silver medal at the Asian Games 2018 for Kurash, a martial arts sport. The 19-year old girl had surpassed a serious tragedy at home and still managed to perform e..
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Dipika Pallikal is an Indian professional squash player who won the bronze medal in the squash women's singles event at the Asian Games recently. The 26-year-old hails from Chennai and gained prominence in the year 2011.

Dipika Pallikal is an Indian professional squash player who won the bronze medal in the squash women's singles event at the Asian Games recently. The 26-year-old hails from Chennai and gained promi..
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Swapna Barman created history as she became the first Indian woman to achieve a top podium finish in the gruelling heptathlon event at the Asian Games.

The daughter of a van rickshaw puller, Barman was born with six toes on each foot.

The heptathlon is a seven-event contest which covers a range of track and field events and is spread over two days.
Swapna Barman created history as she became the first Indian woman to achieve a top podium finish in the gruelling heptathlon event at the Asian Games. The daughter of a van rickshaw puller, Barman ..
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Neena Varakil bagged a silver medal in the women's long jump category. The 27-year old's final winning jump was 6.1 metres, a little lesser than her personal best (6.6 metres).

Neena Varakil bagged a silver medal in the women's long jump category. The 27-year old's final winning jump was 6.1 metres, a little lesser than her personal best (6.6 metres).

Sudha Singh, national 3000m steeplechase champion, won the silver medal in the same event. The 32-year old won the gold medal when the event was first introduced in the Asian Games.

Sudha Singh, national 3000m steeplechase champion, won the silver medal in the same event. The 32-year old won the gold medal when the event was first introduced in the Asian Games.

Hima Das, an Assamese sprinter, grabbed the silver medal in women's 400 metre. The 18-year old broke her own national record by clocking 50.79 seconds.

Hima Das, an Assamese sprinter, grabbed the silver medal in women's 400 metre. The 18-year old broke her own national record by clocking 50.79 seconds.

After Saina Nehwal brought home a bronze medal in the Asian Games, PV Sindhu grabbed the silver medal thereafter. The 23-year old is the first Indian to bring home a silver in women's single badminton event.

After Saina Nehwal brought home a bronze medal in the Asian Games, PV Sindhu grabbed the silver medal thereafter. The 23-year old is the first Indian to bring home a silver in women's single badminto..
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Rahi Sarnobat became the first female Indian shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.

The 27-year-old was up emerged as the winner after two shoot-off rounds.

This is her first major medal since the Commonwealth Games gold in 2014. An elbow injury which she picked up even before Glasgow had set her back for the next two years.

Rahi Sarnobat became the first female Indian shooter to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.The 27-year-old was up emerged as the winner after two shoot-off rounds.This is her first major medal since..
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Freestyle wrestler Divya Kakran brought home the bronze medal in the 68kg category. In just 90 seconds, the 20-year old defeated Taipei's Chen Wenling during the third-place play-off bout.

Freestyle wrestler Divya Kakran brought home the bronze medal in the 68kg category. In just 90 seconds, the 20-year old defeated Taipei's Chen Wenling during the third-place play-off bout.

"India has an extremely large and passionate fanbase and remains a top priority for WWE as we continue to localize content globally," said Paul 'Triple H' Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative.

"I am confident this latest talent tryout will result in a world-class pool of athletes ready to pursue their dream of becoming the next WWE Superstar from India."

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A major success story from WWE's global talent recruiting efforts is Kavita Devi of Haryana, who was discovered at WWE's first open tryout in Dubai in April 2017.

Kavita made WWE history becoming the first woman from India to compete in a WWE ring when she made her debut in the inaugural Mae Young Classic. She has also competed on WWE's biggest stage during the Women's Battle Royal at WrestleMania in New Orleans.
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