WWE Hall of Famer The Great Khali has shared a video where he comedically slaps his friend for interrupting an interview.
In the clip posted on Instagram, The Great Khali is being interviewed about visiting Pune in India. However, a younger man then enters, sitting next to the giant Khali and demanding that the camera be put on him.
Khali, with a look that can only be described as a disapproving parent, then rises to his feet grabbing the man by his hair. Not content with simply giving the man a telling off, Khali delivers a slap that could have felled a tree to leave him in a crumpled heap.
A quick scan of Khali’s Instagram account reveals that the man is something of a regular presence in the giant’s videos. It appears that catching hands from the former World Champion is also a semi regular occurrence too!
After stints in New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan and CMLL, The Great Khali signed with WWE in January 2006. After spending a handful of months in developmental territory, Deep South Wrestling, Khali arrived on SmackDown in April. The giant star attacked The Undertaker on debut leaving him laying. This set up a rivalry between the pair which would run all the way to SummerSlam.
After a switch to ECW, Khali eventually made his way back to SmackDown as part of the 2007 Draft. After Edge was forced to relinquish the World Championship due to injury, Khali won a Battle Royal on the July 20th edition of SmackDown to claim the World Heavyweight Championship.
However, Khali would lose the championship to Batista at Unforgiven that September.
Through late 2008 and into 2009, Khali adopted a more fun-loving persona, (Something he’s continued onto his social media) being dubbed The Punjabi Playboy.
The Great Khali left WWE in November 2017 with the expiry of his contract, although he has sporadically appeared since. The former World Champion was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021.