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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.
2nd Oct '16 9:06:41 PM McJeff
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* Parodied by Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} wrestler Hydra, who does the whole Giant schtick despite being 5' 6" and 140 pounds.

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* Parodied by Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} wrestler Hydra, who does the whole Giant schtick despite being 5' 6" and 140 pounds. CHIKARA's had a few real giants on their roster since - Tursas (billed at 6'8" 376 lbs), Max Smashmaster (originally billed at 6'4" and 400+ lbs, he's slimmed down to around 350), Nokken (a little taller but a good deal slimmer than Tursas), and Deucalion (billed as "Bigger than Tursas", although he was wearing bulky gear and wasn't quite a giant underneath it all).
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.
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