WWE continues to have negative links with India

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WWE are currently in a position now more than ever which enables them to promote their professional wrestling product to more countries than ever before.

The power of the development of technology as well as the creation of the WWE Network has meant that more and more fans from countries all over the world are able to keep up to date with their favourite WWE superstars, week in, week out.

Indian links

Last month, WWE made its return to India for the first time in some 16 years, and treated its fans to a two-day extravaganza of wrestling.

With the likes of Roman Reigns, Big Show and Kane all making the trip, members of the WWE Universe in India, continued to prove their passion for the company.

In contrast, WWE found themselves having to apologise ahead of their stay in India for an action made by Kurt Angle almost 17 years ago, as reported by Tribune.

During his debut on Saturday Night Heat, Angle blew his nose on the national flag of India, which prompted several wrestling fans from India to demand an apology prior to the company's arrival in January.

Great Khali

Perhaps the biggest name to come out of WWE with a strong connection to India, however, is none other than The Great Khali.

The 7ft 1 inch giant of professional wrestling made his WWE debut almost ten years ago and left the company in 2014 after his contract expired.

Since then, the 43-year-old has opened his own wrestling school and recently made an appearance at the Indira Gandhi International Sports Stadium in Gaula Par.

As Sports Keeda has reported, this appearance was part of his 'The Great Khali Returns Series' but the match Khali was involved in took an unplanned turn.

The script had said that Khali was to take a beating by several international wrestlers with steel chairs, but the giant soon became genuinely hurt.

Khali suffered serious head injuries and was transported out of the arena on a stretcher, prior to being admitted to an intensive care unit.

Whilst some fans in attendance may have believed the blood coming from Khali's head was part of the match, it quickly became apparent that the former WWE superstar had suffered a serious injury.

Ultimately, WWE does have many followers in India, which makes it one of many parts of the world which the company should focus on maintaining a connection with as opposed to upsetting, instead. 

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