The Great Khali had a debut to remember on WWE SmackDown following WrestleMania 22.
Khali would come out and interrupt the match between Mark Henry and The Undertaker, setting him up for a big program with one of the top stars in wrestling history.
Speaking to Rewind Recap Relive, Khali recalled his first night on WWE television and the advice given to him by Vince McMahon.
"Vince said, 'I want to debut you' but he didn't say who is my opponent. He gives me a call and says, 'come to TV after WrestleMania.' Same day, Michael Hayes said, 'You have a big day. You need to go out during Mark Henry and fighting and you need to 'Kill the The Undertaker.' I was so happy. 'He tried to explain and Vince said, 'Yes! Kill him hard! Not easy.' That moment was really great. All the world knew who was Great Khali. I want to thank Vince McMahon and WWE for making Great Khali. I appreciate Vince McMahon and WWE," he said.
Khali noted that when he got to television, many were commented, "Big dude. Man this is a big motherfucking guy" and that they were very scared of him after they watched him chop The Undertaker. Khali also said he was a big fan of The Undertaker growing up.
Khali was inducted into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame.
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