History Wrestling / AndreTheGiant

22nd Feb '18 7:22:54 PM nombretomado
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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 Wrestling/BobbyHeenan--delivered one to Wrestling/HulkHogan, pointing his finger at Hogan's chest and declaring, "Im here for one reason: to challenge you to a championship match at ''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.

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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 Wrestling/BobbyHeenan--delivered one to Wrestling/HulkHogan, pointing his finger at Hogan's chest and declaring, "Im here for one reason: to challenge you to a championship match at ''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.Wrestling/RoddyPiper.
16th Feb '18 2:07:57 PM bkitu
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** Creator/CaryElwes notes in his book about the making of ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' that André's drink of choice during filming was what he called "The American" -- a 40 oz. (~1.2 L) pitcher filled with a mixture of brandy and whatever other hard liquor the bar could spare -- and he would drink multiples most nights.
5th Jan '18 12:37:13 PM nombretomado
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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 Wrestling/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 ''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.

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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 Wrestling/BobbyHeenan--delivered one to HulkHogan, Wrestling/HulkHogan, pointing his finger at Hogan's chest and declaring, "Im here for one reason: to challenge you to a championship match at ''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.
14th Oct '17 3:26:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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During his tenure in the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] (or WWE as it is called now), he was dubbed "The Eighth Wonder of the World" due to his frame, and held a fifteen-year undefeated streak in the company (with the exception of disqualification and count-out losses). One of the most famous matches of his career was against Wrestling/HulkHogan for Hogan's WWF World Heavyweight Championship at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania III''.[[note]]Andre had lost to the Original Sheik in Toronto in 1974, and to [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling Antonio Inoki]] in [=Japan=] in 1986, but neither of these matches were included in Wrestling/{{WWE}} {{Canon}}.[[/note]]

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During his tenure in the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] (or WWE as it is called now), WWF (now the Wrestling/{{WWE}}), he was dubbed "The Eighth Wonder of the World" due to his frame, and held a fifteen-year undefeated streak in the company (with the exception of disqualification and count-out losses). One of the most famous matches of his career was against Wrestling/HulkHogan for Hogan's WWF World Heavyweight Championship at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania III''.[[note]]Andre had lost to the Original Sheik in Toronto in 1974, and to [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling Antonio Inoki]] in [=Japan=] in 1986, but neither of these matches were included in Wrestling/{{WWE}} {{Canon}}.[[/note]]
14th Oct '17 3:26:24 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Andre the Giant, real name André Rene Roussimoff (Bulgarian: Андрей Рене Русимов; Polish: Andrzej Renat Russimow; (May 19, 1946 -- January 27, 1993) was a French [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] well-known for his impressive size[[note]]Billed at 7'4" (224 cm) and around 500 pounds (226 kg), to be precise; exact measurements are difficult to find, in part due to his slouching posture, and because no promoter at the time wanted an accurate measurement getting out and ruining his credibility. Most sources place him at or around 6'10", possibly shrinking from that later in his career due to damage to his joints.[[/note]]. [[YouMightRememberMeFrom You may also remember him as Fezzik from the]] [[TheFilmOfTheBook motion picture adaptation]] of ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.

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Andre the Giant, real name André Rene Roussimoff (Bulgarian: Андрей Рене Русимов; Polish: Andrzej Renat Russimow; (May 19, 1946 -- January 27, 1993) was a French [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] well-known for his impressive size[[note]]Billed at 7'4" (224 cm) and around 500 pounds (226 kg), to be precise; exact measurements are difficult to find, in part due to his slouching posture, and because no promoter at the time wanted an accurate measurement getting out and ruining his credibility. Most sources place him at or around 6'10", possibly shrinking from that later in his career due to damage to his joints.[[/note]]. [[YouMightRememberMeFrom You may also remember him as Fezzik from the]] [[TheFilmOfTheBook motion picture adaptation]] Fezzik]] in TheFilmOfTheBook of ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
9th Sep '17 5:41:31 PM nombretomado
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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 ''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.

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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 Wrestling/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 ''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.
16th Jul '17 10:52:07 AM cra0422
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* EvilCostumeSwitch: As a babyface, Andre wore trunks. Once he turned heel in 1987, Andre wore a black one-strap singlet.

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* EvilCostumeSwitch: As a babyface, Andre wore trunks. Once he turned heel in 1987, Andre wore a black one-strap singlet.[[note]]This was also to cover up a back brace he had to wear after having surgery.[[/note]]
23rd Jun '17 9:52:30 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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Unfortunately, his great size was due to gigantism, and he suffered intense pain throughout his body, especially as he got older. On January 27, 1993, shortly following his retirement from professional wrestling, he died in his sleep from congestive heart failure. In his honor, the WWF made Andre the first inductee into the company's Hall of Fame, established that same year, and starting from ''Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}} XXX'' have held a special battle royal event for the "Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy" at each Wrestlemania.

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Unfortunately, his great size was due to gigantism, and he suffered intense pain throughout his body, especially as he got older. On January 27, 1993, shortly following his retirement from professional wrestling, he died in his sleep from congestive heart failure. In his honor, the WWF made Andre the first inductee into the company's Hall of Fame, established that same year, and starting from ''Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}} XXX'' have held a special battle royal event for the "Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy" made in his likeness at each Wrestlemania.
23rd Jun '17 9:51:49 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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Unfortunately, his great size was due to gigantism, and he suffered intense pain throughout his body, especially as he got older. On January 27, 1993, shortly following his retirement from professional wrestling, he died in his sleep from congestive heart failure. In his honor, the WWF made Andre the first inductee into the company's Hall of Fame, established that same year.

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Unfortunately, his great size was due to gigantism, and he suffered intense pain throughout his body, especially as he got older. On January 27, 1993, shortly following his retirement from professional wrestling, he died in his sleep from congestive heart failure. In his honor, the WWF made Andre the first inductee into the company's Hall of Fame, established that same year.
year, and starting from ''Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}} XXX'' have held a special battle royal event for the "Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy" at each Wrestlemania.
18th Jun '17 10:31:40 AM nombretomado
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As usual, ThatOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_Giant has a nice read-up on his life and career.]]

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As usual, ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_Giant has a nice read-up on his life and career.]]
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