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5 surprising names who hold a victory over Ric Flair

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Modified 23 Mar 2021
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#4 The Great Khali def. Ric Flair (WWE SmackDown - August 10, 2007)

The Great Khali defeated Ric Flair by utilising his vice grip submission hold on SmackDown in 2007
The Great Khali defeated Ric Flair by utilising his vice grip submission hold on SmackDown in 2007

In 2007, Ric Flair was drafted from Monday Night RAW to Friday Night SmackDown as part of the 2007 WWE Draft. During the summer of 2007, The Great Khali was dominating the Blue brand as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Khali had recently won the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time in a 20-man battle royal after the previous champion, Edge, was forced to vacate the championship after suffering a torn pectoral muscle.

Ahead of his SummerSlam World Heavyweight title defense against Batista, The Great Khali squared off against The Animal's mentor, Ric Flair, on an episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

The match was essentially a glorfied squash. The Punjabi giant overpowered Ric Flair for the majority of the match, utilizing the nerve hold to incapacitate The Nature Boy. Ric Flair was able to get some offense in, hitting several low blows and attempting some chop blocks on the World Heavyweight Champion.

However, this just infuriated The Great Khali, who then quickly dispatched Ric Flair by locking in the Khali Vice Grip submission, allowing Ric Flair to be pinned after just four minutes and 39 seconds. After the match was over, The Great Khali refused to break the hold and continued to smoother Ric Flair's face using The Khali Vice Grip until Batista would eventually make the save.

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Published 23 Mar 2021
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