History Wrestling / AndreTheGiant

1st May '16 11:12:36 AM SomeoneElse17
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* {{Badass}}: Many wrestlers got over just by wrestling Andre and lasting, not actually beating him or even wrestling him to a draw.


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* TheDreaded: Many wrestlers got over just by wrestling Andre and lasting, not actually beating him or even wrestling him to a draw.
25th Apr '16 11:30:50 PM lorgskyegon
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** Andre was a legit 7'1" early in his career, before the acromegaly gave him a stoop. The afro would have made him seem even larger.
31st Mar '16 4:09:07 PM Bissek
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* NeverGetsDrunk: As noted above, his huge size meant that it took an incredible amount of alcohol to make him get drunk. The one time he was ever recorded as pass-out drunk, he had consumed ''ten cases'' of beer.
18th Mar '16 6:46:45 AM JamesAustin
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* WhamLine: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zjQnOSugs&index=1&list=PLC7vqXwVsiU-3SS8Fnj89GxyGMxTTH92P In perhaps the most famous segment of the Piper's Pit ]], Andre--accompanied by BobbyHeenan--delivered one to HulkHogan, pointing his finger at Hogan's chest and declaring, "Im here for one reason: to challenge you to a championship match at {{Wrestlemania}}. Andre then [[FaceHeelTurn ripped Hogan's shirt]] and walked out. Hogan [[HeroicBSOD was simply left babbling]] and needed to be comforted by his long-time ArchEnemy, RoddyPiper.
* {{Why Did It Have to Be Snakes}}?: During their feud, [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]] exploited André's fear of snakes with the help of his pet snake Damien. Notably averted less than two years earlier when Andre was a guest on the Snake Pit (hosted by a then-heel Roberts) when Andre merely scoffed at Damien, calling him a garter snake.

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* WhamLine: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zjQnOSugs&index=1&list=PLC7vqXwVsiU-3SS8Fnj89GxyGMxTTH92P In perhaps the most famous segment of the Piper's Pit ]], Andre--accompanied by BobbyHeenan--delivered one to HulkHogan, pointing his finger at Hogan's chest and declaring, "Im here for one reason: to challenge you to a championship match at {{Wrestlemania}}.''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. Andre then [[FaceHeelTurn ripped Hogan's shirt]] and walked out. Hogan [[HeroicBSOD was simply left babbling]] and needed to be comforted by his long-time ArchEnemy, RoddyPiper.
* {{Why Did It Have to Be Snakes}}?: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: During their feud, [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]] exploited André's fear of snakes with the help of his pet snake Damien. Notably averted less than two years earlier when Andre was a guest on the Snake Pit (hosted by a then-heel Roberts) when Andre merely scoffed at Damien, calling him a garter snake.
9th Mar '16 1:11:21 PM Inspeps
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* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: [[https://annoyedcritic.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/qhfdouci_400x400.jpeg He definitely had more teeth than average.]]
7th Mar '16 8:28:17 AM AFreakyDude
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* BittersweetEnding: Andre died in 1993, but was the first inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame in the same year.
18th Jan '16 6:13:30 AM WillBGood
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!!! "Giant Tropes":

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13th Jan '16 10:13:07 PM lorgskyegon
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*** They did give him a blanket. Where'd they get it? It was a ''piano cover''.
25th Dec '15 9:19:07 AM Cieloazul
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** On Andre's side, he once told a racial joke aimed at Bad News Allen/Bad News Brown. Bad News became the only person who ever got Andre to back down from a fight.
*** It should be noted that Bad News held a Bronze Medal in judo and was considered possibly the (legit) toughest brawler in the locker room.

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** On Andre's side, he once told a racial joke aimed at [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Allen/Bad News Brown. Brown/Allen]]. Bad News became the only person who ever got Andre to back down from a fight.
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fight. It should be noted that Bad News held a Bronze Medal in judo and was considered possibly the (legit) toughest brawler in the locker room.



* FinishingMove: Big splash, Elbow drop, Leg drop, [[AssKicksYou Sitdown splash]], vertical suplex.
* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Played this role in Japan, as "Monster Rousimoff," for the better part of 15 years before his heel turn in the WWF. Oddly enough, he would make a HeelFaceTurn in Japan at around the same time. He worked most of that time for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, and when he could no longer perform at the level required for a promotion that athletically focused; NJPW owner Antonio Inoki, out of appreciation for Andre's long service, negotiated a deal where he would move to Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling and work comedy matches with "Giant" Baba as his tag team partner.

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* FinishingMove: Big splash, Elbow elbow drop, Leg leg drop, [[AssKicksYou Sitdown splash]], sitdown splash]] and vertical suplex.
* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Played this role in Japan, as "Monster Rousimoff," for the better part of 15 years before his heel turn in the WWF. Oddly enough, he would make a HeelFaceTurn in Japan at around the same time. He worked most of that time for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, and when he could no longer perform at the level required for a promotion that athletically focused; NJPW owner Antonio Inoki, Wrestling/AntonioInoki, out of appreciation for Andre's long service, negotiated a deal where he would move to Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling and work comedy matches with "Giant" Baba as his tag team partner.
2nd Nov '15 8:33:38 PM lorgskyegon
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* TheAlcoholic: [[http://www.drunkard.com/issues/10_06/10_06_andre_giant.html André. Loved. Liquor.]] Because of his size, he could easily outdrink everyone at whatever function he was at; the stories about his drinking really get into extreme territory. Just check that link for some of the best. When he had to go into surgery, he was [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale so large]] that the anesthetist had to base dosing on what it took to get Andre drunk. He was told by friends that it took a 1.75l bottle of vodka to get him buzzed.

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* TheAlcoholic: [[http://www.drunkard.com/issues/10_06/10_06_andre_giant.html André. Loved. Liquor.]] Because of his size, he could easily outdrink everyone at whatever function he was at; the stories about his drinking really get into extreme territory. Just check that link for some of the best. When he had to go into surgery, he was [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale so large]] that the anesthetist had to base dosing on what it took to get Andre drunk. He was So he told by friends the anesthetist that it took a 1.75l bottle two liters of vodka just to get make him buzzed.feel "warm inside."
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