Batista managed to get something decent out of KHALI. That alone makes him a good wrestler. I went into the match expecting something to laugh at because there was a post here jokingly talking about how boring it was and instead, I ended up enjoying it!
If you put Khali into his own element like a Punjabi Prison chances are it won't be too bad. I'm one of the few who thinks the Punjabi Prison match concept is cool and should be brought back even if it's updated. The whole No Mercy PPV was decent and imo the best PPV of 2007 despite the MVP/Hardy crap.
vs TRIPS @ MANIA, BACKLASH, AND ESPECIALLY IN DA CELL.
"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady
Don't recall that Batista/Khali Punjabi Prison match at all. Checking it out right now!
Oh as for Batista matches, vs Cena WM 26 is one of his best performances. When I was watching Mania 26, I actually didn't bother to watch the match
I know why though. Back then I started to discover and learn and hear more about technical wrestling and I thought it was the greatest thing since slice bread. So from the moment I saw Batista and Cena lock up, i was like "Ha ha aha ah, Cena and Batista actually trying to get technical. Fuck this shit! They both suck and can't wrestle!
Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!
Anyway, managed to watch the match about 2 years later and it was just epic. A well deserved ***1/2 snowflakes. I might probably even up the rating if I go and re-watch it.