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26th Aug '16 5:30:37 PM WillKeaton
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* '''HOLY CRAP,''' [[PokemonXAndY Az]] is HUGE at 9 feet. Subverted due to that he is quite [[RealMenWearPink soft and kind.]]

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* '''HOLY CRAP,''' [[PokemonXAndY [[VideoGame/PokemonXandY PokemonXAndY Az]] is HUGE at 9 feet. Subverted due to that he is quite [[RealMenWearPink soft and kind.]]
18th Aug '16 5:03:55 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Starting in All Pro Wrestling, moving to Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, Wrestling/{{New Japan| Pro Wrestling}} and finally winding up as the biggest man in WWE, The Great Khali, who at 7'1" is (slightly) taller than the Undertaker, Kane, and the Big Show. He's also one of the least mobile examples in wrestling history, due to the strain his gigantism puts on his body. His WWE run will likely be his last.

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* Starting in All Pro Wrestling, moving to Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, Wrestling/{{New Japan| Pro Wrestling}} and finally winding up as the biggest man in WWE, The Great Khali, who at 7'1" is (slightly) taller than the Undertaker, Kane, and the Big Show. He's also one of the least mobile examples in wrestling history, due to the strain his gigantism puts on his body. His He's still a huge attraction though, managing to draw a crowd of sixty thousand in his native punjab to see CWE students, well after his WWE run will likely be his last.was over.



* The 658 lbs Maximum Capacity, Future of Wrestling's 2001 rookie of the year. To a lesser extent, their "next biggest guy" at the time was the 6'11, 302 lbs Punisher. That's right Max was pretty much twice the size of what would be the go to giant of most promotions, though a car accident unfortunately forced him to take a break from the promotion so Punisher ended up getting more exposure.

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* The 658 lbs Maximum Capacity, Future of Wrestling's 2001 rookie of the year. To a lesser extent, their "next biggest guy" at the time was the 6'11, 302 lbs Punisher. That's right Max was pretty much over twice the size of what would be the go to giant of most promotions, though a promotions. A car accident unfortunately forced him Max to take a break from the promotion however and he never seemed to fully recover, so Punisher ended up getting more exposure.



* Bishop Cross, previously known as Giant Magnum, Giant Titan, Tower, Colossus, Gigante Extassis and Dementus is a proud modern example of this trope, describing his wrestling style as all around power.

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* Bishop Cross, previously known as Giant Magnum, Giant Titan, Tower, Colossus, Gigante Extassis and Dementus is a proud modern 2010s example of this trope, describing his wrestling style as all around power.
25th Jul '16 6:56:54 PM JamesAustin
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->''"It was dark. I couldn’t see the linebackers. I couldn’t see the goalposts. It was like being locked in a closet."''
-->-- Boston Patriot Jon Morris, on Ernie Ladd.
13th Jul '16 10:43:29 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* The 6 ft 9 Isis the Amazon (real name Lindsey Kay Hayward), of the American indie scene. That's her dominating the lineup in the bottom-right corner of the page pic. She's done a bit of acting too, and consequently holds the Guinness World Record title for the tallest women ever to play a leading role.

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* The 6 ft 9 Isis the Amazon (real name Lindsey Lindsay Kay Hayward), of the American indie scene. That's her dominating the lineup in the bottom-right corner of the page pic. She's done a bit of acting too, and consequently holds the Guinness World Record title for the tallest women ever to play a leading role.
13th Jul '16 10:42:54 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* The 6 ft 9 Isis the Amazon, of the American indie scene.

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* The 6 ft 9 Isis the Amazon, Amazon (real name Lindsey Kay Hayward), of the American indie scene. That's her dominating the lineup in the bottom-right corner of the page pic. She's done a bit of acting too, and consequently holds the Guinness World Record title for the tallest women ever to play a leading role.
1st Jun '16 4:04:07 PM WillKeaton
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* In the NHL by Zdeno Chara, the tallest player ever to play in the league, who is considered one of the top defensemen playing at the moment. Ironically, some thought that his height was the only reason he even had a job during his rookie season, disregarding his actual skill. On the flip side, the second tallest NHLer of all time, Steve [=McKenna=], was not very good at all, and found himself a frequent healthy scratch before going to Australia to become the coach of their national team.

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* In the NHL by Zdeno Chara, the tallest player ever to play in the league, who is considered one of the top defensemen playing at the moment. Ironically, some thought that his height was the only reason he even had a job during his rookie season, disregarding his actual skill. On the flip side, the second tallest NHLer [=NHLer=] of all time, Steve [=McKenna=], was not very good at all, and found himself a frequent healthy scratch before going to Australia to become the coach of their national team.
26th May '16 2:51:21 AM SSJMagus
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* Zigzagged with Zangief, who has some elements of this (MightyGlacier and specially in the earlier games, HusskyRusskie, really freaking big, several grapple and piledriving-based moves) but often ends up subverting the trope (much friendlier and boisterous than the average giant personality-wise, and wasn't that much of an asshole beforehand)

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* Zigzagged with Zangief, who has some elements of this (MightyGlacier and specially in the earlier games, HusskyRusskie, HuskyRusskie, really freaking big, several grapple and piledriving-based moves) but often ends up subverting the trope (much friendlier and boisterous than the average giant personality-wise, and wasn't that much of an asshole beforehand)
26th May '16 2:48:46 AM SSJMagus
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** While he was in college in the early 1990s, Wight had surgery on his pituitary gland to halt his gigantism. While he was of course already huge, this means Big Show's disease is no longer progressing the way Andre's did and thus he's in much better health than a "true" giant would normally be at his age.
26th May '16 2:36:52 AM SSJMagus
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* Jorge Gonzales, billed as El Gigante in WCW and Giant Gonzalez in WWE. May be more well-known for the "naked" bodysuit he was required to wear as the latter. He feuded with Wrestling/TheUndertaker while "The Deadman" was in his prime. His profile at the wwe.com Alumni Gallery lists his height as ''8 feet'', but it was actually more like 7'6". Incidentally, he was a member of the Argentinean national basketball team; he would have competed in the 1988 Olympics, but he was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks two months before the games.

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* Jorge Gonzales, billed as El Gigante in WCW and Giant Gonzalez in WWE. May be more well-known for the "naked" bodysuit he was required to wear as the latter. He feuded with Wrestling/TheUndertaker while "The Deadman" was in his prime.prime (who he can be seen towering over in the top left of the page image; 'Taker is 6'10" himself). His profile at the wwe.com Alumni Gallery lists his height as ''8 feet'', but it was actually more like 7'6". Incidentally, he was a member of the Argentinean national basketball team; he would have competed in the 1988 Olympics, but he was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks two months before the games.
18th Apr '16 11:30:28 AM Willbyr
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Related to MusclesAreMeaningful (large means slow and strong). Comparable to SmashMook. For mythical giants, see OurGiantsAreBigger

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Related to MusclesAreMeaningful (large means slow and strong). Comparable to SmashMook. For mythical giants, see OurGiantsAreBiggerOurGiantsAreBigger.



* Several villains in ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' and ''KinnikumanNisei'' get by mostly on superior size and strength. Perhaps most emblematic is the Mountain, one of the largest and heaviest wrestlers in either series. His ultimate finishing move is a simple frog splash (with the NameOfPower "Mountain Drop"), but it's absolutely devastating because of how massive he is.

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* Several villains in ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' and ''KinnikumanNisei'' ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' get by mostly on superior size and strength. Perhaps most emblematic is the Mountain, one of the largest and heaviest wrestlers in either series. His ultimate finishing move is a simple frog splash (with the NameOfPower "Mountain Drop"), but it's absolutely devastating because of how massive he is.
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