Looking back at the WWE's recent years there are few Superstars as iconic as The Great Khali to have graced the organization's squared circle.
The 7ft 1 inch giant enjoyed great success in the ring and was a popular figure amongst the WWE Universe for a time. But, speaking in an interview this week, the wrestler has now revealed one particular moment in his WWE career that was far from pleasant.
Looking back on his time in the company, Khali revealed to The Indian Express that he was once left unable to feel his legs during a WWE match after taking the advice of a fellow Superstar.
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The imposing former Superstar explained that it was the well-meaning advice of Randy Orton, the WWE veteran telling him to take specific painkillers to ease knee pain, that left him with in the worrying situation.
"The pills were so strong that I couldn’t feel my legs. My foot kept slipping and I fell,” Khali revealed.
Taking it too far
Injuries and ailments are part and parcel of being a WWE Superstar and there are plenty of stories of wrestlers (unfortunately) throwing back numerous drugs in an effort to get them in shape for the punishment that is to come in the ring.
To hear that Khali couldn't even feel his legs during a match such was the strength of the pills he had taken opens up the WWE for further scrutiny about just how they treat their wrestlers.
Great Khali, partly due to his enormous size and partly due to his tough early life in India, has long had issues with his knees.
A surgical procedure back in 2005 only made things worse in the long run and the 42-year-old now walks with a limp, according to the Express piece.
Even so there has been rumors in recent times that the veteran star could make a return to the WWE ring one day. If he does, he may want to avoid any more advice from Randy Orton otherwise it could end in disaster.
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