In WWE Pushed to Punished, I analyze the controversial careers of past and present WWE Superstars who were once in the good graces of management but ultimately met their downfall for one reason or another. Today's topic may not be as underrated in terms of talent as some of the other Superstars featured in the series, but there's no denying that he has fallen far in recent years.
Of course, I'm referring to none other than The Great Khali.
As The Punjabi Nightmare, Khali was a force to be reckoned with in the WWE, dominating all who dared to step in his path of destruction. He stood face-to-face with The Undertaker, John Cena and Triple H, among others.
As The Punjabi Playboy, however, Khali has become nothing more than a shell of his former self. The live crowds seem to get a kick out of his act, but he hasn't been featured in anything meaningful in close to five years.
He may not wrestle five-star instant classics or possess marvelous mic skills, but Khali's incredible intimidation factor was what made him relevant for the longest time. Turning him face, in my opinion, was a mistake that has seen him plummet down the card since the start of his WWE tenure.
Here, I'll break down every rise and fall in the career of The Great Khali in an attempt to discover where exactly he went wrong.