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WWE: The Great Khali says he lives a “modest lifestyle” speaks about rejected names for debut

BBC News out of the U.K. has an article on The Great Khali today. Khali claims that he lives a modest lifestyle, and that he can’t afford a customized car. "I have no fancy villa or cars," he said. "I live in a simple home and do not have the money to order a customized car that would fit my size." Khali believes that Americans had a hard time with his character at first. "Americans could not imagine someone from India in WWE," Khali said. "They are now actually having a lot of fun." Khali also reveals some of the ring names that were pitched to him prior to his WWE debut in April 2006. Khali himself proposed the name ‘Big Bhima’, which he got from an Indian movie. The names ‘Giant Singh’ and ‘Lord Shiva’ were also discussed, but ultimately rejected due to concerns that they would offend Indians. Khali ended up taking his name from Kali, an Indian goddess with destructive powers.