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23rd Jun '17 8:10:26 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[SnakePeople Vibora]] on Wrestling/LuchaUnderground is the resident giant. His performer, Austin Matelson, is actually only 6'5" tall (although booked at 6'11"), not ''particularly'' gigantic by the standards of this trope, but since Lucha Underground is on average a much shorter promotion than WWE, he ''towers'' over most of the roster in a most intimidating manner.

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* [[SnakePeople Vibora]] on Wrestling/LuchaUnderground is the resident giant. His performer, Austin Matelson, is actually only 6'5" tall (although booked commentary put him at 6'11"), 7'), not ''particularly'' gigantic by the standards of this trope, but since Lucha Underground is on average a much shorter promotion than WWE, he ''towers'' over most of the roster in a most intimidating manner.
23rd Jun '17 7:58:02 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[SnakePeople Vibora]] on Wrestling/LuchaUnderground is the resident giant. His performer, Austin Matelson, is actually only 6'5" tall, not ''particularly'' gigantic by the standards of this trope, but since Lucha Underground is on average a much shorter promotion than WWE, he ''towers'' over most of the roster in a most intimidating manner.

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* [[SnakePeople Vibora]] on Wrestling/LuchaUnderground is the resident giant. His performer, Austin Matelson, is actually only 6'5" tall, tall (although booked at 6'11"), not ''particularly'' gigantic by the standards of this trope, but since Lucha Underground is on average a much shorter promotion than WWE, he ''towers'' over most of the roster in a most intimidating manner.
5th Apr '17 2:24:06 PM Gimere
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An important distinction between The Giant and just being large is that The Giant will have [[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.

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An important distinction between The Giant and just being large is that The Giant will have [[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, Hosses, after Hoss Cartwright from Bonanza.
''Series/{{Bonanza}}''.



** Eli Cottonwood, one of the rookies in Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}} season 2. He was ''bad'', but he was about 6'10". In vignettes about him the other pros struggled to have anything nice to say about him other than "He's tall." He managed to stick around WWE's developmental league FCW (and later the revamped NXT) for a couple years, based entirely on being large and having no other upside.

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** Eli Cottonwood, one of the rookies in Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}} Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} season 2. He was ''bad'', but he was about 6'10". In vignettes about him the other pros struggled to have anything nice to say about him other than "He's tall." He managed to stick around WWE's developmental league FCW (and later the revamped NXT) for a couple years, based entirely on being large and having no other upside.



* The late Rhonda Singh, who played former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWF Women's Champion]] Bertha Faye, and Monster Ripper in Japan. She briefly worked in WCW under her own name as well

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* The late Rhonda Singh, who played former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWF Women's Champion]] Bertha Faye, and Monster Ripper in Japan. She briefly worked in WCW under her own name as wellwell.



* 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)

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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 lighter (still much larger than most but the giant gimmick's been shredded, mostly)mostly).
3rd Apr '17 7:53:08 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[SnakePeople Vibora]] on Wrestling/LuchaUnderground is the resident giant. His performer, Austin Matelson, is actually only 6'5" tall, not ''particularly'' gigantic by the standards of this trope, but since Lucha Underground is on average a much shorter promotion than WWE, he ''towers'' over most of the roster in a most intimidating manner.
3rd Apr '17 7:41:52 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* The 6 ft 9 Isis the Amazon (real name 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.

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* The 6 ft 9 Isis the Amazon (real name Lindsay Kay Hayward), of the American indie scene. That's her dominating the lineup in the bottom-right corner of the page pic.pic; you can see that the top of Wrestling/AJLee's head is about level with Isis' breasts. 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.
24th Mar '17 7:22:48 AM StubbyPenguin
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* '''HOLY CRAP,''' [[VideoGame/PokemonXandY PokemonXAndY Az]] is HUGE at 9 feet. Subverted due to that he is quite [[RealMenWearPink soft and kind.]]
26th Dec '16 8:13:49 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Several villains in ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' and ''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.



* Several villains in ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' and ''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.
16th Nov '16 9:53:33 PM CyrenaPeleman
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* As Enzo Amore reminds everyone, Big Cass is 7 feet tall [[Catchphrase and you can't teach that!]] He was the person during his Wrestling/NXT run. The second tallest was Baron Corbin at 6'8.

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* As Enzo Amore reminds everyone, [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a2/67/59/a267593bc40f418f5912d2f028984025.jpg Big Cass Cass]] is 7 feet tall [[Catchphrase [[CatchPhrase and you can't teach that!]] He was easily the tallest person during his Wrestling/NXT {{Wrestling/WWENXT}} run. The second tallest was Baron Corbin at 6'8.
16th Nov '16 9:48:28 PM CyrenaPeleman
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* As Enzo Amore reminds everyone, Big Cass is 7 feet tall [[Catchphrase and you can't teach that!]] He was the person during his Wrestling/NXT run. The second tallest was Baron Corbin at 6'8.
25th Oct '16 7:59:05 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The later ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' games have a number of wrestling styles in the character 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 can't be thrown by even the most basic grapples until you've been sufficiently worn down with strikes and holds.

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* The later ''VideoGame/FireProWrestling'' games have a number of wrestling styles in the character 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 [[DumpStat a lot of points points]] to put into defense for Create-A-Wrestlers, though. "Giant" is also a defensive style you can select, whereby you can't be thrown by even the most basic grapples until you've been sufficiently worn down with strikes and holds.
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