In 2005, Kevin Nash, WWE Hall of Fame, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Great Khali collaborated in the film The Longest Yard. While filming the film, the three wrestlers were training at a New Mexico gym when the Indian wrestling legend had an embarrassing incident.
In an old interview, The Texas Rattlesnake detailed the incident where The Great Khali accidentally entered the ladies’ locker room.
“I remember once we were at the gym in New Mexico where we were shooting this movie in Santa Fe and all of a sudden it was me and Kevin Nash and Khali and all of a sudden there was some screaming and all the women coming out of the bathroom and ran out of the locker room and suddenly Khali comes after them with a sheepish look on his face and a little grin. He had gone into the women’s locker room and didn’t know it,” Austin said. [From 0:32 – 0:56]
Stone Cold revealed that the former world heavyweight champion was deeply embarrassed.
“Well, him anyway [The Great Khali] was totally embarrassed and of course he didn’t speak really good english but he could speak english because me and he had a lot of conversations. So I just went up to him, looked him in the eye, patted his shoulder and said, “Hey big man, next time take me with you,” Austin added.
After The Longest Yard, The Great Khali has appeared in a few other films including Get Smart, Kushti and Ramaa: The Savior. He also appeared on a few TV shows including Outsourced and Pair of Kings.
The Great Khali is one of six WWE/AEW Stars to receive US citizenship. Check out the list here.
The Great Khali had an eight-year run in WWE
In January 2006, The Great Khali signed a contract with WWE. The 50-year-old was an active competitor on Monday Night RAW and SmackDown for eight years, during which he won the World Heavyweight Championship. However, he left the company in November 2014 after his contract expired.
In recent years, Khali has made a few sporadic appearances with WWE. His last appearance was in 2018 when he competed in the 50-Man Royal Rumble at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia. In 2021, the former world champion was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
A WWE Legend revealed what The Great Khali was like backstage. Read his comments here.