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WWE to hold first ever talent tryout in India

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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

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

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

"has an extremely large and passionate fanbase and remains a top priority for 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 tryout will result in a world-class pool of athletes ready to pursue their dream of becoming the next WWE Superstar from India."

A major success story from WWE's global talent recruiting efforts is of Haryana, who was discovered at WWE's first open tryout in 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 She has also competed on WWE's biggest stage during the Women's Battle Royal at in

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 21:45 IST