Badshah Pehalwan Khan, bringing honour and dignity to Pakistan

Published: June 14, 2015

A growing phenomenon: Badshah Pehalwan Khan.

One’s understanding should be clear when it comes to wrestling; it’s not an easy sport. In order to reach to the top tier, one has to struggle vehemently. They must fight for their success; they must fight to achieve fame; and moreover, they must essentially fight to entertain their fans.

WWE wrestlers are very famous in Pakistan and there is a huge fan-following of old and young alike who have seen different wrestlers come and go and make their mark for their fans. However, this time it’s not about the usual wrestling superstars like Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Undertaker or Randy Orton.

This time, it is about one of our own to-be superstar. It is about a wrestler from our very own Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhay (God bless this beautiful land), one who went through the toughest fights in the initial stages of his career. He knows how to fight in a ring without taking precautionary measures; he was born in a village in Pakistan, grew up in France and furthermore, he embraces and wears the flag of his country with pride.

Yes, he is none other than Badshah Pehalwan Khan.

I’ve always been a fan of wrestling and have never missed even a single show of Raw or SmackDown, but due to my busy schedule I no longer get the time to follow this sport. Nevertheless, I suggest that we should all make that extra effort to watch the show again because Khan will soon be featured in WWE.

Khan was born in a small village called Dolian. He wears a shiny green and white uniform and he made his debut as a professional wrestler in 2012. After that, he got signed by Catch WS in France, which is a European wrestling company. Since then, Khan has been working to achieve his goal of taking part in WWE.

Now this proud Pakistani wrestler is all set to face renowned champions in the world’s biggest ring, on the world’s biggest stage for wrestling – the WWE.

Wrestling in an arena, while the bells ring, the referees blow their whistles and the fans cheer on, can be hard. Professionals need to make sure that while they play this sport with all the tactics and strategies involved, they also put up a grand show for their fans and make sure that their act unfolds flawlessly for the world to watch and admire. And I hope Khan gives us the same show.

I am sceptical about his performance. How he will wrestle against legendary names who are continuously ruling the minds of the fans WWE? How would he fare against the likes of John Cena, Randy Orton and Undertaker? Would they take him under their feathers or will they trench Khan by kneeing him in the ring? The match would not be easy for him.

However, I am still very excited to see a Pakistani pehalwan in action at WWE.

  • Rajiv

    He looks and dresses like a girl.Recommend

  • Great Khan

    @disqus_KkZjui9Ali:disqus: DoNt be..hmm…. He looks much better than ugly Khali…. HAhaha
    Just Chill….Recommend

  • forced2

    Yet he can bear the bejesus outta you and your merry band of wobble heads.Recommend

  • Imran

    What an embarrassment. Inko koi aur nahi mila to represent Pakistan?Recommend

  • khan2

    @Rajiv He has got too much of facial hair to look like a girl. And he is doing a Manly sport unlike some keyboard warriors.

  • WorriedPakistani

    Atleast A man should represent there,, No figure no stunt why is he there to defame our country…!!Recommend

  • Mani

    You do realise this is a fake story? All he did was create a video and send it to WWE. You could do that too.Recommend

  • Reluctant Fundamentalist

    @ Rajiv

    You Indian’s can’t digest anything good coming from Pakistan. You think he looks like a girl because in India girls actually look like boys..Recommend

  • Sami

    I could not understand that why the media is rewriting the history of Wrestling in Pakistan. Kindly do not misinform the people. He is not the first wrestler to do something like that. I could understand that people with certain last names are always portrayed as the first in anything. But in this case Pakistan do have a long list of Professional Wrestlers. But somehow Media forgot them and made a new history altogether. May be most of them belong from Punjab so their removal from history was necessary.

    Gujranwala has a long tradition of producing wrestlers. By stating this guy as the first professional wrestler is simply a slap on all those professional wrestlers of that region.
    Kindly search for Nasir Bholu, Jhara Phelwan and Great Gama who were very famous in the past. So he is not the first professional wrestler in any regard.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    yeah The Great Khali is not good looking …but who cares
    he can grab two guys like this one with each hand and make a sandwich of them :)Recommend

  • Rajiv

    No Thanks
    I don’t fight with girls.

  • nouman

    he has a perfect body

  • Faisal Ashfaq

    At least he doesn’t parade around in chaddis like RSSRecommend

  • Khalid

    Meh, I don’t follow wrestling but he doesn’t look more girly than say, Tripple H from when he had long hairRecommend

  • Hamza

    Calm down. He’s not going to WWE. All he has done is audition for “Tough Enough”-a WWE “reality show”. The only way he’ll get a WWE contract is if he wins that show (good luck with that!). And so far he hasn’t even been chosen for it.Recommend

  • Sal


  • senman

    We don’t hit the girls, t3rr0rist.Recommend

  • disqus_9fhZYKUgbw

    The WWE and these western wresting organizations are not real. They are staged entertainment for kids and not so smart adults. All fights are fake and staged. There are “Good guys” and “Bad guys”. The good guys always beat the bad guy Villains who are usual any sort of character that Americans hate at the moment. This Badshah is acting in a role as a foreign bad guy who wants to challenge the all american good guys. Please dont patronize this BS. Just google “Iron Shiek” he was an Iranian villian wrestler who was the arch nemesis of Hulk Hogan. The iron sheikh sold himself and his culture out to play a villain the WWE fans could hate.Recommend

  • Humza

    I don’t find him an embarrassment but an inspiration. All depends on your perspective. Here is a guy who does his thing and celebrates who he is.Recommend

  • Rajiv
  • Red

    I think the poor writer is still under the delusion that wrestling is not scripted.
    The so called “hero” bringing pride to the nation would dance around in a star spangled flag if the wwe asked him to.Recommend

  • Saqib

    What a poorly written article. What did you do write it on your way to work?Recommend

  • Rajiv

    because in India girls actually look like boys..

    this guy was chatting with an Indian ‘girl’ ….when he asked her photo he found out that she has beard

  • forced2

    Right, your lot only rape them.Recommend

  • Nitin Jadhav

    Is it me, or he really dressed up like a girl in Hareem ?Recommend

  • forced2

    Yep, you walk up and down your mud hut alley with your silly RSS khaki knickers and a wooden stick slung across your back, and wobbling your head.Recommend

  • Ahmed

    One can’t imagine what will happen when he gets thrashed in WWE. All foreign wrestlers are often thrashed and humiliated as part of the story lines which are high on American patriotism.Recommend

  • Ibrahim

    No offence to Pakistanis [I’m Bangladeshi myself], but I too think he looks like a girl. In fact when I saw the picture in the sidebar I thought this was going to be an article about trans-gender roles in sport in the future Pakistan.

    I was thinking, “they’ve gotten a bit too liberal at this newspaper, no?” LOL.Recommend

  • haya khan

    Thanks now Pakistani joined wwe i have read full story at http://ufc-forum.comRecommend