Fairy Tales Can Come True…Mallory looks at the Great Khali and the Magic Lamp
By Mallory Mahling
When I first saw the Great Khali, my initial thought was not of a fearsome giant. My first thought was that he looked like the Genie that popped out of Aladdin’s lamp. You know, the one who looms over the lamp and grants three wishes.
Well, maybe that’s not exactly true. My real first thought when I saw that Khali had been added to the WWE roster was WHAT ARE THEY THINKING???
Khali’s ability in the ring is barely there. He’s basically a one-trick pony (or one-trick wooly mammoth, in this case). No 60-minute matches with this guy. It would be generous to say that his repertoire is limited, and it's not like he can talk a good game to make up for it. John Cena was right when he said Khali sounded like Charlie Brown's teacher. For the last two weeks his limitations have been pretty well camouflaged, but Khali is going to get really old really fast.
I’m still not convinced that Khali knows his own strength or how to work a match properly. Which begs the question: Does WWE really want to put the well-being of its superstars in this guy's hands? Given the recent rash of severe injuries on both the Raw and Smackdown rosters, they'd do better to put their talent in the hands of Allstate. This is not the time to be pushing someone who could cause even more injuries.
From the reaction to last week’s Raw where Khali allegedly destroyed Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton and Edge, it was apparent that a Cena vs. Khali program is not going to be a popular one.
So I am going to rub the magic lamp, and make my three wishes:
- My first wish is for a Cena vs. C.M. Punk program.
- My second wish is for an HBK vs. Punk program.
- And what’s my third wish? That Khali disappears back into the magic lamp, never to be seen in a WWE ring again.
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Thanks for reading and see ya next week.
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