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Ask WNW: Khali’s Translator, Orton/Rhodes, Where’s Rikishi, More

Written by Richard Gray on Jul 12, 2007 - 1:42:35 PM

Who is The Great Khali’s translator and is he under WWE contract?

The Great Khali’s manager is Runjin Singh (real name Dave Kapoor). Not only is Singh under WWE contract but he is also a member of the WWE creative team. He was given a performer contract in order to work on the air with Khali as people within WWE like him because he speaks Punjabi and Hindi and is better at explaining finishes and match layouts to Khali who speaks very little English.

Being based here in Australia, I find your news updates & backstage information/gossip great reading. How do the WWE/TNA organizations & wrestlers react to the information that you provide to your readers?

Most people in the industry claim that they do not read this or any other wrestling news web site; however, in reality both companies pay very close attention to what is reported online. WWE closely monitors everything reported on the Internet and they react immediately if a story gets out that they want pulled. We have to be very careful in that we try to maintain as good of relationships with the people within the industry as possible. Vince McMahon is a strong advocate against Internet wrestling web sites and is beyond paranoid concerning us leaking certain information. To say that we are on shaky grounds with the higher ups in the wrestling industry would be an understatement. However, no matter how much some people like to pretend we do not exist, they must recognize our existence because of the news that we report.

Is WWE planning a Cody Rhodes-Randy Orton feud?

Yes. As things currently stand, WWE wants to put Cody into a main event feud right off the bat with Randy Orton and have the two square off at SummerSlam. Several people within WWE are very high up on Rhodes and feel like he has a bright future in the company. A lot of the people that I talked too were thrilled at the reaction Cody has been getting on RAW and the fact that the crowd even started chanting his name.

What happened to Rikishi? Does he still wrestle or is he retired?

Rikishi (real name Solofa Fatu Jr.) was released by WWE in July 2004 after he had failed to maintain control of his weight. Since leaving WWE, Fatu has worked shows with Nu-Wrestling Evolution (a wrestling promotion out of Italy) as Kishi and more recently with All-Japan Pro Wrestling where he fought as Sumo Rikishi. Fatu recently signed with Jakks Pacific to have them make a WWE Classic action figure of him as Rikishi in WWE.

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