Great Khali Timeline

Great Kahli vs Kane
Great Kahli vs Kane in 2007 at WrestleMania 23. 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 one 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.

2005

  • 5/27 - appeared in The Longest Yard

2006

2007

  • 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

2008

  • 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

2009

  • 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

2012

  • 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)

2013

  • 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