Great Khali Timeline

Great Kahli vs Kane in 2008.
The Great Khali towers over Kane in a. Gaye Gerard/Getty Images

The Great Khali (real name Dalip Singh Rana) was the first wrestler born in India to be signed by WWE.  The seven-foot one-inch giant was famous before entering the company due to his appearance in The Longest Yard.  While training to become a wrestler, he was involved in a tragic accident which resulted in the death of once of his wrestling school classmates.  Upon entering the company in 2006, he was a monster heel that battled main event stars and he went onto win the World Heavyweight Championship.

  The latter-half of his WWE tenure featured him in a mid-card comedy role.  The timeline listed below features every pay-per-view match (excluding battle royals in which he was not involved in the ending) and title change that he has been involved in.  Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses.


  • 5/27 - appeared in The Longest Yard



  • 4/1 WrestleMania 23 - beat Kane
  • 5/20 Judgment Day - lost to WWE Champion John Cena
  • 6/2 Saturday Night's Main Event - beat John Cena in a non-title match
  • 6/3 One Night Stand - lost to WWE Champion John Cena in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
  • 7/17 SmackDown - won the World Heavyweight Championship in a Battle Royal by last eliminating Kane and Batista
  • 7/22 Great American Bash - beat Batista and Kane
  • 8/18 SNME - w/Finlay lost to Kane & Batista
  • 8/26 SummerSlam - lost to Batista by DQ
  • 9/16 Unforgiven - Batista beat the Great Khali & Rey Mysterio to win the World Heavyweight Championship
  • 10/7 No Mercy - lost a Punjabi Prison Match to World Heavyweight Champion Batista
  • 11/18 Survivor Series - beat Hornswoggle by DQ
  • 12/16 Armageddon - lost to Finlay


  • 2/17 No Way Out - Elimination Chamber: The Undertaker beat Batista, Big Daddy V, Finlay, MVP, and the Great Khali
  • 4/27 Backlash - lost to The Big Show
  • • 6/20 - appeared in Get Smart
  • 8/2 SNME - beat Jimmy Wang Yang
  • 8/17 SummerSlam - lost to WWE Champion Triple H
  • 11/23 Survivor Series - Shawn Michaels, Cryme Tyme, Rey Mysterio, & The Great Khali beat JBL, MVP, Kane, The Miz, & John Morrison


  • 6/28 The Bash - lost to Dolph Ziggler in a no count-out, no DQ match
  • 8/23 SummerSlam - lost to Kane
  • 9/13 Breaking Point - lost to Kane in a Singapore Cane Match


  • 2/19 Elimination Chamber - World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan beat Big Show, Wade Barett, Cody Rhodes, The Great Khali, and Santino Marella in an Elimination Chamber Match
  • 4/1 WrestleMania XXVIII - Team Johnny (David Otunga, Mark Henry, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, & The Miz) beat Team Teddy (Santino Marella, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, & Booker T)


  • 10/6 Battleground - w/Santino Marella lost to Jack Swagger & Antonio Cesaro
  • 10/27 Hell in a Cell - w/Natalya lost to Fandango & Summer Rae