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Monday, May 22, 2006

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!


Blogger shrik said...

..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 feet.


Monday, May 22, 2006 12:00:00 PM

Blogger dhoomketu said...

It's almost mid-night and I had a tough day. Couldn't contain my excitement (blah, blah, blah)... Thanks for pointing it out, though. Now, with my copywriter (and proof-reader) friend, it makes the two of you!!

Monday, May 22, 2006 12:04:00 PM

Blogger San said...

Hehe, I used to follow this crazy stuff once. But that was decades ago. When you were in school. :P.

Monday, May 22, 2006 7:41:00 PM

Blogger Pratyush said...

All hail the Great Khali!

I am so pleased that the WWE are giving him a run!

Monday, May 22, 2006 8:02:00 PM

Blogger dhoomketu said...

San, you shall also rest in pieces...

Pratyush, yesterday, a fellow-traveller and I were discussing options, and came up with either benoit, hhh, kane or the big show against the Khali..

Monday, May 22, 2006 8:23:00 PM

Blogger corporate whore said...

shit, so out of touch with this. Was a huge fan in the days of illicit cable. Shawn Michaels, Bret "the hitman" hart, Tatanka, Kamala, Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, Razor Ramon etc. Then losers like Triple H came and induced the saaa bahu flavour (remember stephanie and vince) and killed all interest. What was that olympic medal winner? He kissed Stephanie and HHH pounded him.

Monday, May 22, 2006 11:01:00 PM

Blogger Pratyush said...

Any wrestler would benefit in a feud with Benoit. My guess is that the WWE will push him too early though which could mean disaster as it has for so many people.

The plus point is - there aren't many new faces which are that good around. So a championship on a second title main event is very much possible

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 2:56:00 AM

Blogger dhoomketu said...

Corporate Whore, never too late to start again, and in fact, I like it for the saas-bahu bits!!

Pratyush, it doesn't look like WWE is pushing too early as of now.. As I said, can't see him fighting against Rey as of now.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 10:59:00 AM

Blogger IndianArchie said...

Aah WWE! Brings back memories of my kiddie days. Used to watch it right up to college!

We (the kids in our locality) were so fond of it, that we used to give each other nicknames based on the pro wrestlers, and incidentally, mine was the UnderTaker :) My best friend was called Hitman, and another was Mr.Perfect. There was another fat guy we called Yokozuna!

BTW, I hope you know that these matches are all staged, and the results are decided even before the match commences. So I doubt whether Khali defeating 'Taker is any reflection on his skills.

Musings that Amuse

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 11:03:00 AM

Blogger dhoomketu said...

IndianArchie, of course we know that most of the matches are booked (pre-decided). However, the wrestling victories over the long term are a reflection of skills... Will post in detail about this soon. Watch this space.

Saturday, May 27, 2006 9:32:00 AM

Blogger MountCleverest said...

used to watch WWE(wwf back then) more than 4 years ago...
its been a long time and the script is still repetetive...
got a fwd abt this great khali guy and it sparked my interest...searched here and there and managed to get a video of his bout with undertaker...
couldnt believe that the undertaker could be taken down with that much ease!!!
i think the only problem that the great khali has is his speed n agility. it takes him atleast a couple of seconds from initiating a punch(by pulling back his arm) and hitting the opponent!
its just too long!!!
but i can confidently say that i am gonna follow this guy atleast till they keep the spice coming

yeah the jungles of india part is tooooooooo stereotypical..thank god they didnt say he used to b a snake charmer!!!! that wud hav been the limits!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 11:47:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have only one work for Great Khali..Great Great and Great ..
Great Khali

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 1:55:00 AM


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