In only the third ever “Punjabi Prison Match” in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) history, Randy Orton was defeated by Jinder Mahal at the pay-per-view WWE Battleground 2017, thanks to a surprise appearance by the Great Khali, reported USA Today.

The “Punjabi Prison Match” contains two steel cages encased in bamboo. To win, the athlete has to exit both cages. The first cage may be exited through one of the four doors or climbing over the top of it, while the second taller cage has to be scaled.

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The WWE tweeted out the moment Orton is surprised by Khali, thanks to whom Mahal retained the WWE championship.

Orton seemed well on his way to getting over the second cage and winning the WWE championship, till music begins and out walked Khali, who is generally credited with creating the “Punjabi Prison Match.”

Orton is visibly shocked but continues to scale the second cage. Khali begins rattling the cage causing Orton to lose his grip. Khali begins to scale the cage from the outside, choking Orton mid-climb, through the bars.

We see Mahal begin to scale the second cage towards the retention of his championship, stopping only to laugh at Orton being choked. The WWE Battleground 2017 pay-per-view came to a dramatic finish with the victorious Mahal and Khali staring at Orton, Wrestling Inc reported.

As Mahal himself has on occasion hinted, some fans do not see him as championship material as USA Today reported. In that regard this match may not do him many favors, especially considering he also received help from the Singh Brothers. 

There have only been two such matches before as reported by isportsweb. In 2006, Khali had begun to dominate the Undertaker like no one else had in recent times. The growing feud led to Khali defeating the Undertaker at the “Judgement Day” pay-per-view in less than 9 minutes.

The feud led to the first ever “Punjabi Prison Match,” which Khali eventually had to sit it out due to a liver issue. The Big Show took on the Undertaker in an impromptu match that ended when the cage broke and both athletes fell to the ground. The Undertaker was announced the winner.

The match returned at the “No Mercy” pay-per-view the following year, this time featuring Khali and Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship. The Match ended with the much faster Batista jumping from the inner cage to the outer cage and making it to the floor outside first.

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The other major results were “The New Day” tag team defeating “The Usos” to win the WWE Smackdown tag team titles. Kevin Owens won the United States championship by defeating  A.J. Styles, and Jon Cena defeated Rusev in a flag match.

The much anticipated fatal-five-way-elimination match to determine the number one contender for the Smackdown women’s title was won by Natalya, after she was left standing victorious over Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Lana, and Tamina.