Dalip Singh - Part deux
So, Dalip Singh over the last few days had fought and won against Rey Mysterio, amongst other wrestlers. He had also challenged Undertaker and vowed to make him rest in pieces (or peace) at Judgement Day.
Many had done this before. Many then have jobbed to the Undertaker and lost. Think Mark Henry, think Randy Orton, actually for that matter think any of the current wrestlers at some time or the other.
Hence, the greatest fear that a few of us had was that history would repeat itself. After all, Mark Callaway (Undertaker) was close to Vince McMahon and thus, there was no way that he could have lost to an Indian who calls himself the real phenom. However, hopefully, Great Khali would be be able to put up a good fight, show some moves and launch his big-time career from then on. That's all that we wanted.
Hence, it is a pleasant surprise for me to announce that Greak Khali won at Judgement Day. Defeated Undertaker. Became the first man to pin the Undertaker with one foot (Shrik, thanks!). From wwe.com,
"Undertaker endured a wide array of monstrous punches, chops and kicks from The Great Khali and kept coming back. The Deadman even hit Old School, but after failing to hit a chokeslam, The Great Khali took his humoungous hand and chopped Undertaker right on the head. Then to finish him off, the monster of a man nearly took the Phenom’s head off with a brutal boot. Then, to add insult to injury, The Great Khali pinned Undertaker by simply placing his foot on the Deadman’s chest for the victory."I still haven't seen the match, but what is clear is that WWE is giving Great Khali a run. I hope he gets to work with some technical wrestlers, like Ric Flair (get that stupid Umaga out) or Chris Benoit (what's he upto?), to learn more. Obviously, at the moment Ric's in Raw, but Benoit should be a good match for him.
Hopefully, Daivari will learn to say more than Khali's the real phenom and make up for Khali's lack of mic skills. I would also urge Dalip to use chaste Hindi abuses on screen. Would be great fun to hear Haryanvi (or Himachali) language on WWE!! Also, probably he'll get a title shot sometime. How about putting him against Kane before that? One crazed big maniac vs. another. Or Batista when he's back? That should get the fans excited.
What I don't want though, is a match against Rey Mysterio. Jim Varsallone's calling Khali the no. 1 contender (link might change). Khali's just too big and Rey would either lose too soon (thus, not enabling Khali to show any of his skills) or it would look all staged (again, bad news, like Brock Lesnar against Goldberg). Hope, the creative work hard on this guy.
Here's looking at you, kid!