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Great Khali


Real Name - Dalip Singh Rana

Birthdate - 8/27/72

7'1" 410 lbs. - Himachal Pradesh, India


Athletic Background - Bodybuilding

Teacher(s) - Mike Modest, Ricky Thompson, Donovan Morgan [APW Boot Camp]

Professional Background - APW(`00), New Japan(`01-`02), CMLL(`02), AJPW(`03), DSW(`06) WWE(`06-`17)

AliasesDalip Singh, Giant Singh, Gigante Singh

Groups - Team 2000

Peak Years - `06-`08


Finisher(s) - 

- Neckhang Slam

- Khali Vice Grip (Clawhold)

- Giantbomb (Powerbomb)

- Giant Chop


Favorites -

- Chokeslam

- Big Boot

- Lariat

- Low Yakuza Kick (Downed Opponent)

- Headbutt



Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set4
 Science0
 Aerial0
 Power8
 Strikes4


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment5
 Selling3
 Bumping2
 Carrying3
 Heat6
 Legacy5


Place in History - Dalip Singh was one of the most incredible monsters that pro-wrestling had ever seen when he made his start in 2000.  He was not only a tall man with a frightening looking face, but had an impressive muscular build from years of bodybuilding.  His training and early years were not only uneventful, but tragic as a peer died from injuries sustained while training with Singh.  He worked in New Japan and All Japan as well at Arena Mexico before signing with the WWE. Not shockingly, he only worked a handful of matches in developmental before being brought to the main roster.  Renamed “The Great Khali” and guided by Daivari, he was positioned to be a top heel in no time. He was instantly programmed with the Undertaker on Smackdown for several months. The Great Khali was eventually put into a feud with John Cena on Raw, but it was comparably underwhelming.  They shifted him back to Smackdown, where he won the World Heavyweight Championship in a battle royal and was the monster that Batista eventually vanquished. The company put him with Kane, Triple H and the Big Show, all capable veterans, and all were unable to get a great match out of the Great Khali.  After two and half years of repeated attempts at pushing Khali as a monster heel, the WWE seemed to give up. He moved into roles full of comedy, injuries to get over heels or short battle royal appearances. In 2015, the Great Khali left the WWE to return to India, where he trained wrestlers and promoted shows.  He is a mainstream celebrity in his home country and still makes appearances in his adopted home.

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