The Great Khali To Be Inducted Into The WWE Hall Of Fame
WWE veteran The Great Khali is to be inducted in the Hall of Fame this year. The news was announced officially on the company website.
The Great Khali is going to be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame. With it, he joins an impressive lineup for the 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony.
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Khali is one of the biggest athletes in the WWE history. Bigger than the Undertaker, Khali towers at an impressive 7 foot 1.
Now, the Great Khali will be inducted in the 2021 Hall of Fame. The news was broken by his brother Ranjin Singh.
Much like Kane, the Great Khali was pleasantly surprised with the news. You can view the video of Khali finding out below.
With his induction, Khali joins stars such as Eric Bischoff and Kane. More names are expected to be announced for this year’s ceremony.
The Great Khali has an impressive career behind him and is still active in the wrestling world today.
Not only is he a soon to be Hall of Famer, he has trained people that are now signed by the WWE.
The Great Khali’s Career
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Khali started his WWE career back in 2006. Of course, he made an instant impression on the WWE Universe with his impressive size.
Taller than 7 feet and weighing 347 pounds, Khali was certainly a world wonder. And due to his size, he also faced some of the company’s biggest stars.
Over the course of his career, Khali faced the likes of John Cena, Batista, Kane and even Shawn Michaels. Needless to say, he worked alongside some of the all-time greats.
It did not take long for Khali to reach the biggest heights in the WWE. Only a year after his debut, Khali won the World Heavyweight Championship.
To win the championship, Khali had to go through two major superstars. Eliminating Batista as well as Kane, The Great Khali was catapulted to superstardom in that moment.
Once he lost the championship, Khali underwent a character transformation. He became the Punjabi Playboy with some iconic moments on the Khali Kiss Cam.
But Khali is much more than a wrestler. In fact, he made some massive changes to the world of sports overall.
What WWE Did For Khali’s Career
Khali’s WWE career did wonders for him in terms of his general career. Once he became the Heavyweight Champion, he became a hero in his home country.
The Great Khali also reached some mainstream success. He played a role in numerous major films including The Longest Yard, Get Smart, and MacGruber.
Even though he reached mainstream success, Khali never left wrestling behind. In fact, he opened up a wrestling school in India.
Khali’s induction in the WWE Hall of Fame will be streaming exclusive on Peacock in the US and the WWE Network for the rest of the world.
The 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony is not the only thing taking place, as the 2020 class will also be inducted this year.
The inductees for the 2020 class include the nWo, The Bella Twins, JBL, British Bulldog and Jushin “Thunder” Liger.
Naturally, these superstars were not inducted last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.