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16th Dec '15 10:06:43 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Such men are almost universally introduced and pushed the same way as [[WrestlingMonster "monster" heels]], sometimes mixed with an ForeignWrestlingHeel vibe. Because of their billing, they will usually be pushed straight to the top to face off with the top {{Face}}, whom they'll generally [[SquashMatch squash]] in their first meeting, to give you an idea of how Herculean an effort will be required to defeat them.
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Such men are almost universally introduced and pushed the same way as [[WrestlingMonster "monster" heels]], sometimes mixed with an ForeignWrestlingHeel vibe. Because of their billing, they will usually be pushed straight to the top to face off with the top {{Face}}, whom they'll generally [[SquashMatch squash]] in their first meeting, [[TheWorfEffect to give you an idea of how Herculean an effort will be required to defeat them. them]].
12th Oct '15 2:12:11 PM HighCrate
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An important distinction between The Giant and just being large is that The Giant will have [[MightyGlacier sheer immovability]] and too often a noticeable lack in the talent department, having a very small repertoire of basic strikes and throws or not possessing WrestlingPsychology. While some with the Giant gimmick will disprove some of the stereotypes by showing a more diverse range of moves along with decent fitness and mobility, their in ring style and psychology are still built almost entirely around being large and hard to budge, as it is the easiest/most credible way to build matches with guys like them. And they will rarely be in a hurry either which, when worked well, can go a long towards making them seem that much larger. Wrestling/JimRoss used to refer to these types of wrestlers as 'Hoss'es, after Hoss Cartwright from Bonanza.
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An important distinction between The Giant and just being large is that The Giant will have [[MightyGlacier [[ImmovableObject sheer immovability]] and too often a noticeable lack in the talent department, having a very small repertoire of basic strikes and throws or not possessing WrestlingPsychology. While some with the Giant gimmick will disprove some of the stereotypes by showing a more diverse range of moves along with decent fitness and mobility, their in ring style and psychology are still built almost entirely around being large and hard to budge, as it is the easiest/most credible way to build matches with guys like them. And they will rarely be in a hurry either which, when worked well, can go a long towards making them seem that much larger. Wrestling/JimRoss used to refer to these types of wrestlers as 'Hoss'es, after Hoss Cartwright from Bonanza.
26th Aug '15 8:43:46 AM Cieloazul
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* Wrestling/BobSapp was tall and heavy enough to fit the trope, even more in Japan.
20th Aug '15 11:03:56 AM EponymousKid
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Figured Tiny Lister should be under "Wrestling"
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Paul Wight]], billed as The Giant in Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/TheBigShow in WWE. Injuries and weight troubles kept him from reaching his fullest potential, and many fans began calling him "[[XPacHeat The Big Slow]]" (a moniker either given to him or made canon by [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]). However, his most recent return to WWE sees him a good fifty pounds lighter than when he left, and he's moving a little better; on top of that, at least in comparison with The Great Khali (see below), the fans love him. He also epitomizes the giant being pushed to the top, as ''his first ever match'' was in the main event of a Wrestling/{{WCW}} pay-per-view for the world championship. However, he has put his generally basic repertoire to good use; a ''chest slap'' has become one of his signature moves--he shushes the audience, and then smacks the guy, allowing the crack of a hand the size of a frying pan to echo throughout the arena. He had a wide variety of moves in the WCW, including the kip-up and athletic slams. He was so unique, he is the only wrestler that won PWI's Rookie of the Year and Wrestler of the Year in his debut. He claims that he could do ''moonsaults'' in his WCW days, even.
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* [[DoNotCallMePaul Paul Wight]], billed as The Giant in Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/TheBigShow in WWE. Injuries and weight troubles kept him from reaching his fullest potential, and many fans began calling him "[[XPacHeat The Big Slow]]" (a moniker either given to him or made canon by [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]). However, his most recent return to WWE sees him a good fifty pounds lighter than when he left, and he's moving a little better; on top of that, at least in comparison with The Great Khali (see below), the fans love him. He also epitomizes the giant being pushed to the top, as ''his first ever match'' was in the main event of a Wrestling/{{WCW}} pay-per-view for the world championship. However, he has put his generally basic repertoire to good use; a ''chest slap'' has become one of his signature moves--he shushes the audience, and then smacks the guy, allowing the crack of a hand the size of a frying pan to echo throughout the arena. He had a wide variety of moves in the WCW, including the kip-up and athletic slams. He was so unique, he is the only wrestler that won PWI's Rookie of the Year and Wrestler of the Year in his debut. He even claims that he could do ''moonsaults'' in did a ''moonsault'' once or twice at house shows during his WCW days, even.tenure.

* 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 today, 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 today, history, due to the strain his gigantism puts on his body. His WWE run will likely be his last.

* Also in the Dungeon of Doom was Wrestling/RonReis as The Yeti. His being visibly (if only slightly) taller than his stablemate The Giant sort of took the air out of The Giant's gimmick. Later he was Reese, the GiantMook of Wrestling/{{Raven}}'s Flock.
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* Also in the Dungeon of Doom was Wrestling/RonReis as The Yeti. His being visibly (if only slightly) taller than his stablemate The Giant sort of took the air out of The Giant's gimmick. Later Especially since he was later repackaged as the Super Giant Ninja -- who sounds better, The Giant or the Super Giant Ninja who is taller than the Giant? A few years later Reis showed up again as Reese, the GiantMook of Wrestling/{{Raven}}'s Flock.

* [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]]'s entire run as WWF champion could be described as kick and throw throw smaller guy around, eventually pin him, repeat. It's often joked that Kevin Nash knows about 4 moves, 5 if you count the HairFlip.
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* [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]]'s entire run as WWF champion could be described as kick and throw throw smaller guy around, eventually pin him, repeat. In his later WCW run he became legendarily lazy and endeavored to do as little work as possible in the ring. It's often joked that Kevin Nash knows about 4 moves, 5 if you count the HairFlip.

* [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]]'s entire run as WWF champion could be described as kick and throw throw smaller guy around, eventually pin him, repeat. It's often joked that Kevin Nash knows about 4 moves, 5 if you count Tommy "Tiny" Lister, the HairFlip.actor who played Zeus from ''Film/NoHoldsBarred'', had a short wrestling career almost solely because of this trope.

* ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' and its immediate sequel for the GBA feature fighting styles in the wrestler editor/CAW creator. The Giant style has poor Affinity ratings in everything except for punching and dirty attacks; it doesn't even feature high ratings in the Power category. One assumes this is to reflect the extremely limited movesets of most real-life 'giant' wrestlers, especially since low Affinity rating for a move causes it to drain a lot of stamina. The lack of beneficial offensive stats leaves a lot of points to put into defense for Create-A-Wrestlers, though. "Giant" is also a defensive style you can select, whereby you counter moves simply by being virtually immovable.
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* ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' and its immediate sequel for the GBA feature fighting styles in the wrestler editor/CAW creator. The Giant style has poor Affinity ratings in everything except for punching and dirty attacks; it doesn't even feature high ratings in the Power category. One assumes this is to reflect the extremely limited movesets of most real-life 'giant' wrestlers, especially since low Affinity rating for a move causes it to drain a lot of stamina. The lack of beneficial offensive stats leaves a lot of points to put into defense for Create-A-Wrestlers, though. "Giant" is also a defensive style you can select, whereby you counter moves simply can't be thrown by being virtually immovable.even the most basic grapples until you've been sufficiently worn down with strikes and submissions.

[[folder:Other]] * Tommy "Tiny" Lister, the actor who played Zeus from ''Film/NoHoldsBarred'', had a short wrestling career almost solely because of this trope. [[/folder]]
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[[folder:Other]] * Tommy "Tiny" Lister, the actor who played Zeus from ''Film/NoHoldsBarred'', had a short wrestling career almost solely because of this trope. [[/folder]]
11th Jul '15 3:47:21 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The 6'1, 316 lbs Betsy Ruth or Rosie Lottalove to TNA viewers. However, she went to Japan in 2011 and fell off the radar by mid 2012 before resurfacing in late 2014, 127 lbs lighter(still much larger than most but the giant gimmick's been shredded, mostly)
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* The 6'1, 316 lbs Betsy Ruth or Rosie Lottalove to TNA viewers. However, she went to the Diana promotion in Japan in 2011 and fell off the radar by mid 2012 before resurfacing in late 2014, 127 lbs lighter(still much larger than most but the giant gimmick's been shredded, mostly)
8th Jul '15 10:53:01 AM EponymousKid
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* ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' and its immediate sequel for the GBA feature fighting styles in the wrestler editor/CAW creator. The Giant style has poor ratings in everything except for punching and dirty attacks; it doesn't even feature high ratings in the Power category, evidently to reflect the extremely limited movesets of most real-life 'giant' wrestlers wrestlers. The lack of beneficial offensive stats leaves a lot of points to put into defense for Create-A-Wrestlers, though. "Giant" is also a defensive style you can select, whereby you counter moves simply by being virtually immovable.
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* ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' and its immediate sequel for the GBA feature fighting styles in the wrestler editor/CAW creator. The Giant style has poor Affinity ratings in everything except for punching and dirty attacks; it doesn't even feature high ratings in the Power category, evidently category. One assumes this is to reflect the extremely limited movesets of most real-life 'giant' wrestlers wrestlers.wrestlers, especially since low Affinity rating for a move causes it to drain a lot of stamina. The lack of beneficial offensive stats leaves a lot of points to put into defense for Create-A-Wrestlers, though. "Giant" is also a defensive style you can select, whereby you counter moves simply by being virtually immovable.
6th Jul '15 10:00:41 AM EponymousKid
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** Notice that the wrestlers listed above are among the longest-tenured in WWE -- this is because the "giant" style doesn't take much of a toll on the body, meaning giant wrestlers can keep working well past the age others might retire at.
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** Notice that the wrestlers listed above are among the longest-tenured in WWE -- this is because the "giant" style doesn't take much of a toll on the body, body (mostly due to taking few bumps), meaning giant wrestlers can keep working well past the age others might retire at.

* ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' and its immediate sequel for the GBA feature fighting styles in the wrestler editor/CAW creator. The Giant style has poor ratings in everything except for punching and dirty attacks; it doesn't even feature high ratings in the Power category, evidently to reflect the extremely limited movesets of most real-life 'giant' wrestlers wrestlers. "Giant" is also a defensive style you can select, whereby you counter moves simply by being virtually immovable.
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* ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' and its immediate sequel for the GBA feature fighting styles in the wrestler editor/CAW creator. The Giant style has poor ratings in everything except for punching and dirty attacks; it doesn't even feature high ratings in the Power category, evidently to reflect the extremely limited movesets of most real-life 'giant' wrestlers wrestlers. The lack of beneficial offensive stats leaves a lot of points to put into defense for Create-A-Wrestlers, though. "Giant" is also a defensive style you can select, whereby you counter moves simply by being virtually immovable.
29th Jun '15 11:20:34 AM EponymousKid
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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 Az]] is HUGE at 9 feet. Subverted due to that he is quite [[RealMenWearPink soft and kind]]kind.]] * ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' and its immediate sequel for the GBA feature fighting styles in the wrestler editor/CAW creator. The Giant style has poor ratings in everything except for punching and dirty attacks; it doesn't even feature high ratings in the Power category, evidently to reflect the extremely limited movesets of most real-life 'giant' wrestlers wrestlers. "Giant" is also a defensive style you can select, whereby you counter moves simply by being virtually immovable.
6th Apr '15 2:51:50 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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