Only months after signing with the company, The Great Khali made his WWE debut on the April 7, 2006, edition of SmackDown. The former World Heavyweight Champion interfered during a WrestleMania 22 rematch between The Undertaker and Mark Henry and he left The Phenom lying after a vicious beatdown.
The now WWE Hall Of Famer reflected on his debut during a recent chat with Recap Rewind Relive and Khali revealed Vince McMahon told him to "kill" The Undertaker "hard" during the segment.
"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 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," Khali said.
Following his debut, The Punjabi Playboy would spend the next several months feuding with The Undertaker. He defeated The Dead Man at Judgement Day 2006, but The Undertaker came out on top in the rivalry after winning a Last Man Standing Match ahead of SummerSlam.
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