Wrestler Khali to organize professional fights in India

Photo of Indian wrestler Dalip Singh Rana popularly known as "The Great Khali".

Gurgaon: Indian professional wrestler Dalip Singh Rana, better known by his ring name “The Great Khali” who is best known for his time with WWE will organise two professional wrestling matches in Haryana next month.

Khali while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday said that a professional wrestling bout will be organised at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on October 8 while a similar show would be held in Panipat on October 12.

He told media persons that 15 international fighters and 35 Indian wrestlers will feature in the two events.

Haryana Gymnastics Association chief Suraj Pal Ammu said on the occasion that the state government will not charge entertainment tax from the former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler.

Originally hailing from Himachal Pradesh, Rana, an officer in the Punjab Police, was a bodybuilder before becoming a professional wrestler and had won the Mr. India title in 1997 and 1998.