Since he is still a well known and beloved figure in India, the majority of the country believed the Great Khali when he told the mainstream media there that he was going to be making his return to WWE soon. However, the former world heavyweight champion has softened up on that stance quite a bit in a new interview. He stated that he was really busy with his own wrestling school. He also revealed that he would not be at the next Wrestlemania.
April 14, 2015
A lot of the older wrestlers on the independent wrestling circuit like to tell fans that they are returning to WWE soon. Apparently, the Great Khali is one of those guys. He has been telling the mainstream media in India that he is returning to the promotion soon. However, representatives from the company are reportedly denying those rumors. They stated that they have no plans to bring the former world heavyweight champion back into the mix.
April 11, 2015
For the next phase of their expansion plans, WWE is set to debut the Network in several countries. One of the more interesting choices is India, as many industry insiders feel that it is one of the hotter markets for professional wrestling. While much of their population lives in poverty, there is a good amount of wealthy people that may be willing to spend on the service. Great Khali could be brought back solely to promote the online service.
April 9, 2015
Earlier in the year, it was reported that the Great Khali has been telling the mainstream media in India that he was returning to WWE soon. It is now being said that he has left his home country for the United States. While there is some skepticism about his intentions, the belief is that the company would welcome him back with open arms because of his value as a marketing asset. He would have to take a considerable pay cut, however.
April 9, 2015
Based on search engine reports, there is a disturbing amount of people that actually try to see if there is a Great Khali sex tape floating around somewhere on the internet. The former world heavyweight champion, who is rumored to be making a return to WWE soon, may have one in his personal life, but there are none online. Considering his popularity in India, the existence of a sex tape would become one of the bigger news stories overseas.
March 24, 2015
Previously, it was reported that the Great Khali was interested in opening up a wrestling school in India. Apparently, he has already accomplished that. The former World Heavyweight Champion revealed to the media that the academy is already up and running. Khali already has some students working out at his facility. The 42 year old also mentioned that WWE wanted him to send them three performers a year for NXT tryouts.
March 10, 2015
According to the Great Khali himself, a return to WWE is in the works. He told the media in India that he has been working hard on recovering from surgery to his right leg. He states that he is now healthy enough to get back in the ring. Some believe that he might just be working the public, though, as he stated that he will some day make a return at Wrestlemania and defeat the Undertaker at the pay per view, which is highly unlikely.
March 10, 2015
While it is not as big of a priority as regaining the fan base in Mexico, WWE is said to be looking for someone to replace the Great Khali as the draw for fans in India. No words on what the numbers over there have looked like since the former world heavyweight champion was released, but management still views that market as a lucrative one. The potential from the market is a big reason why TNA recently signed Mahabali Shera.
February 13, 2015
Even before he was released by WWE, there were talks of the Great Khali opening up a wrestling school in India. Those talks are heating up again as of late. Media reports from that country are stating that the move is close to happening. The school is slated to be open in the city of Punjab. Since the region is still a valued demographic for promotions in the United States, there is a very good chance that someone will eventually be signed from there.
January 18, 2015