Why Does The Great Khali Always Get A Push Leading Into SummerSlam?

Scott BeebySenior Analyst IAugust 21, 2009

The Great Khali made his debut in April of 2006 as an unnamed giant who attacked the Undertaker on behalf of Daivari. From there, they feuded for a while, even going as far as to have a match at Judgment Day, which Khali won.

The two were scheduled to have a Last Man Standing match at the SummerSlam PPV of that year, but it was instead moved to the episode of Smackdown just before the event. Undertaker won the match and handed Khali his first definitive defeat since joining the company.

Shortly after that, both The Great Khali and his mouthpiece Daivari were moved to ECW. Big surprise!

While in the "land of extreme," Khali was used as Daivari's back up. He would wait until Daivari had won the match before entering the ring and showing his dominance with a chokebomb.

This went on for two months before Khali somehow managed to get onto WWE's flagship show, RAW, but without Daivari.

Great decision there WWE! That's how you get a gibbering giant over with the fans, take away his translator.

A few months went by and when the draft came around in June, Khali was moved again, this time to the Smackdown brand. Only a month later he was named World Heavyweight Champion after winning a 20 man battle royal for the vacated belt after then champion Edge was injured.

A month later, Khali was in the main event of SummerSlam where he was defending his belt against Batista. What a match they had! All seven minutes of it was thrilling! Brain chop, big boot, clothesline, and the piece de resistance, Khali intentionally disqualifies himself by using a chair. 

Since then, Khali has been in most of the least memorable feuds in WWE's history. In each rivalry, he was carried by his opponent, and the matches rarely went longer than nine minutes.

At SummerSlam last year, he faced Triple H for the WWE Championship. Despite the fact that "The Game" is one of the best in the business at putting people over, even he had a hard time trying to make the match even remotely entertaining.

Fast forward to this weekend. SummerSlam is upon us and I for one am looking forward to the PPV. You look down the card and it's quality match after quality match. That is until you see The Great Khali vs. Kane.

I hope that this is either a joke on WWE's behalf or it's scheduled to be one of the worst dark matches in a long time. As long as I don't have to see it, I'm happy!

I just cannot for the life of me understand what Vince's fascination is with this guy. He has a VERY limited amount of moves, no charisma, and he couldn't work a good match if he had a gun to his head.

After three and a half years what has he accomplished? He's a one time World Heavyweight Champion when everyone was dropping like flies, and... um... that's it!

What the hell does WWE see in this guy?!

This rant was approved by Scott Beeby.