11 Things WWE Wants You To Forget About The Great Khali

Perhaps he had an annulment?

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The Great Khali is back! First the Punjabi Prison, and now this. And to think people are saying Battleground was a terrible show. Sure, if you judge it on the whole, and not the last 60 seconds.

In an organisation which now features AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens, Finn Bálor, and Samoa Joe in prominent positions, it was surely only in our wildest fantasies that we'd once again see the seven-foot Punjabi Titan lumber down the aisle to play a part in a WWE main event in 2017. But in the age of fake news, literally anything can happen. And this actually did.

It's worth remembering that the last time we saw Khali, it was at the tail-end of half a decade spent as 'light-relief' (emphasis on light), a few furlongs short of the dominant monster he was upon arrival. Yet last night he waltzed out like the olden-day Maharaja, all anger and gurning. Not a piccolo in sight.

If Khali is to play any further role in this ongoing Jinder Mahal experiment, WWE will be hoping fans have selective memories. They certainly won't be rushing to remind us of these highlights of the high-man.

11. The Snake Charmer Match

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When The Great Khali waddled down the ramp to confront Randy Orton at Battleground, one half-expected him to whip out his pungi (stop sniggering at the back, it's a type of flute) and charm 'The Viper' down from the cage. Alas, he simply throttled him instead.

WWE probably aren't keen to remind us of this gentle comedy so long as Khali is interfering with main events.

According to Molière, the duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. Quite what he'd have made of Khali attempting to hypnotise Santino Marella's 'cobra' during the middle of a match is anyone's guess. In principle, it was quite an amusing - if possibly insulting - skit. In execution, it simply put the fans to sleep.

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