In retrospect...I liked the story because it was something I saw as being "impossible" to pull off for a live, living character, person.
The thing about it was so many people that I know that were not wrestling fans BOUGHT into it and people who thought they were "SMART" BOUGHT into it. Gladly and sadly it ended before we got to see any conclusive end because of incidents, that's all I will leave it to, that followed shortly afterward.
Tiger Ali Singh won the WWF Kuwaiti Cup thingy tournament during their Middle East tour during Spring '97. I remember a RAW during that April '97 that went on from 2 venues..Rockford, IL , and Johannesburg, South Africa.