Once more Kohli’s affection for WWE came to the fore during RCB’s IPL 2022 match against Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. Kohli recreated WWE legend The Undertaker’s notable ‘throat-slash’ sign at GT opener Shubman Gill just when he and his accomplice Wriddhiman Saha left to bat.
At this point it must be really evident that Virat Kohli is an immense WWE fan, all the more unpredictably of the Attitude Era, which controlled the universe of professional wrestling in the last part of the 1990s and mid-2000s. Kohli has over and over made his adoration for WWE visible through his actions on words – be it the Test series between India and South Africa while playing for The Royal Challengers Bangalore. During the India-South Africa Test series, Kohli was caught by the stump receiver, saying ‘At long last, The Rock has returned’ out of bliss watching Jasprit Bumrah return on the field, a catchphrase which was deified by previous WWE superstar The Rock, or Dwayne Johnson.
Yet again Kohli’s affection for WWE came to the fore during RCB’s IPL 2022 match against Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. Kohli recreated WWE legend The Undertaker’s famous ‘throat-slash’ sign at GT opener Shubman Gill just when he and his accomplice Wriddhiman Saha left to bat. The camera immediately spotted Kohli providing Gill with a glimpse of The Undertaker through his actions.
This is not the first time Kohli has used an Undertaker reference in this season of the IPL. Recently, when RCB registered an 18-run prevail upon Lucknow Super Giants, Kohli had compared RCB’s rebound in the match to The Undertaker’s resurrection. “Wonderful. Under the siphon once more and you return once more. We resemble The Undertaker,” Kohli told Glenn Maxwell and skipper Faf du Plessis.
Kohli has as a matter of fact featured two times on WWE legend John Cena’s Instagram handle. In July of 2019, Cena shared a picture of Kohli offering his hand for a mysterious handshake, a classic reference to Cena’s ‘You Can’t See Me’ catchphrase which he made famous during his legendary residency with the WWE. After two years, in front of the debut World Test Championship last, Cena had shared one more picture of Kohli batting with the Indian public banner behind the scenes. Fans rushed to rush to make the judgment call that Cena was perhaps loaning his support to Team India in front of the crunch last.
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