WWE NOW India has announced that The Great Khali will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame 2021! Khali was surprised with the news by his brother and former manager, Ranjin Singh, in an exclusive edition of WWE Now India
Dalip Singh Rana, better known by the ring name The Great Khali, is an Indian-born American professional wrestler, promoter, model, and actor who is best known for his work in WWE where he was a World Heavyweight Champion, becoming the first Indian to hold a championship in the promotion’s history!
Khali rose to prominence in WWE in 2006 when he fought The Undertaker in a Last Man Standing match, with his huge 7ft 1in frame making him a unique threat in the world of wrestling. He retired from WWE in 2014 but returned briefly in 2017 to help Jinder Mahal beat Randy Orton to retain the WWE world title.
The Undertaker was speaking to Corey Graves on After the Bell and told this story about Khali during their time on a European Toure;
“I am in the ring with Khali and he gives me the big chop on the head. Down I go and somebody in our corner said something to Khali and he moves into our corner. So he is stood in the corner for a while and he starts backing up.
“He starts backing up into me, all I wanted to do is to reach out and let him know, remind him that I was back there, and I kid you not. All I did was take my fingers and squeezed his heel. So he didn’t step on me or didn’t trip.
“I squeezed his heel and all of a sudden, it was like, ‘Oooooo’, it was like a redwood getting chopped down. He fell like a giant pine tree.”
Khali suffers from a rare medical condition, acromegaly. The disease occurs in a person, whose body produces too much growth hormone (GH), through the pituitary gland. It didn’t stop the 7-foot 1-inch tall wrestler weighing around 160kgs, who won the World Heavyweight Championship belt in 2007, one year after his debut, is popular for his humongous size, both by height and shockingly impressive built body.