At WWE's August pay-per-view event Summer Slam, Cena successfully defended the championship against Orton, As a result of Orton's actions, the two met in a championship match at WWE's September pay-per-view event Unforgiven, in which Cena was disqualified for ignoring the referee's commands; as per WWE rules, a title can only change hands via pinfall or submission, Orton was not awarded the title.
With a 2.16 m frame, he soon caught the attention of multiple promotions.
He was initially trained by the California-based promotion ‘All Pro Wrestling’ (APW) and accumulated further experience by working for the ‘World Championship Wrestling’ (WCW) and ‘New Japan Pro-Wrestling’ (NJPW).
In the main event matches, Randy Orton defeated WWE Champion Triple H in a Last Man Standing match, and World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated challenger The Great Khali in a Punjabi Prison match.
Also on the undercard, WWE Champion Triple H defeated Umaga to retain his title and Finlay and Rey Mysterio fought to a no contest.
In a career spanning 17 years, he has used several ring names, the most prominent of which is ‘The Great Khali.