WWE is one of the most popular pro wrestling company ever since its inception way back in the 1950’s and gone on to become a global sports entertainment powerhouse. Its popularity knows no bound all around the world and broadcasted over 150 countries and reached the audience of millions of viewers.
WrestleMania is often compared as the Super Bowl of wrestling and fans eagerly wait to see it the show of immortals throughout the year. It is the most successful and longest-running professional wrestling event in history. It takes place every year between mid-March to mid-April. Also, it is well documented fact that Vince McMahon created WrestleMania. WrestleMania came into existence on March 31, 1985 and took place in the iconic Madison Square Garden.
WWE Fans eagerly wait for Hall of Fame as they get to see wrestlers from past and present in one ceremony. The ceremony was started to honour the Legends who have made their name inside the squared circle for a lifetime of entertaining us, making their mark across the world, and leaving a mark in the minds for coming generations to follow. It takes place during Wrestlemania Weekend.
As of 2019, there have been 204 inductees, consisting of 113 wrestlers inducted individually, 36 Legacy Inductees, 15 group inductions (consisting of 44 wrestlers within those groups), 10 celebrities and 5 Warrior Award recipients. WWE was forced to cancel the 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and released a statement that the Class of 2020 will be inducted alongside the Class of 2021 at the 2021 event.
The Indian The India-born former WWE Superstar worked with the company from 2006 – 2014. The Great Khali made his debut shortly after WrestleMania 22 and put The Deadman down with ease in his very first appearance. He followed by defeating Undertaker at at Judgment Day 2006 and was later worked on WWE SmackDown. He went on to feud with superstar such as Shawn Michaels , Kane, Triple H and Batista, over the major Championships in the company at the said time. One of his greatest highlights of his career been winning 20-man Battle Royal on SmackDown to be crowned as WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
WWE India took to Instagram to share the news that The Great Khali is the newest inductee into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame. The news was confirmed by none other than The Great Khali’s former on-screen manager Ranjin Singh on WWE Bump and was quioted saying that “You’re going into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame class. Hey, congratulations, Khali. You are one of the next inductees into the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame. I am so happy and so proud to give you this news.”
The Great Khali has become a national hero and also featured in Hollywood movies such as “MacGruber,” “Get Smart,” and “The Longest Yard.” Post retiring from the business, opened up a wrestling school, in which he nutured the next generation of Indian Superstar hopefuls ready for the ring.
WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be airing in India and can be watched exclusively on Sony sports channels and WWE Network on SonyLIV. The ceremony will feature the inductions of the 2020 class, such as The NWO, The Bella Twins, JBL, British Bulldog and Jushin “Thunder” Liger, as well as the 2021 class, which features Khali, Molly Holly and Eric Bischoff.