History Wrestling / AndreTheGiant

24th Jun '16 4:51:15 AM tropower
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* MythologyGag: In his appearance in a commercial for Honeycomb cereal[[note]]During the second "Honeycomb Hideout" era.[[/note]], he plays a literal giant.
** While not the case in his Princess Bride appearance, his character Fezzik is nonetheless referred to as a "giant".
22nd May '16 9:52:07 AM SparksOfTheTempest
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** Oddly enough, averted in his heel runs in the US. Him being from France was usually acknowledged, but was never used as part of his character. Andre himself almost never brought it up in promos either.

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** Oddly enough, averted in his heel runs in the US. Him being from France was usually acknowledged, but was never used as part of his character. Andre himself almost never brought it up in promos either. Then again, it was Andre. He didn't ''need'' to act like a foreign wrestling heel to get heat. His size and brutality as a heel were enough.
22nd May '16 9:35:22 AM SparksOfTheTempest
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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/{{Kamala}}, Big John Studd, Wrestling/KingKongBundy, [[Wrestling/BobbyHeenan Bobby "The Brain" Heenan]], Wrestling/HulkHogan, [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]], Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan, [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]], Wrestling/{{Demolition}}

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* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/KillerKhan, Wrestling/{{Kamala}}, Big John Studd, Wrestling/KingKongBundy, [[Wrestling/BobbyHeenan Bobby "The Brain" Heenan]], Wrestling/HulkHogan, [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]], Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan, [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior The Ultimate Warrior]], Wrestling/{{Demolition}}
10th May '16 2:41:28 PM SventheCrusader
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** Arnold Schwarzenegger related a story where he was dining with Andre. Knowing Andre's insistence to always pay, Arnold sneaked over to the waiter to ask him to bring HIM the check instead. Before he reached the waiter, Andre picked him *up* and carried him back to his chair, and placed him in it.

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** Arnold Schwarzenegger related a story where he was dining with Andre. Knowing Andre's insistence to always pay, Arnold sneaked over to the waiter to ask him to bring HIM the check instead. Before he reached the waiter, Andre picked ''picked him *up* up'' and carried him back to his chair, and placed him in it. chair.
9th May '16 3:42:41 AM spydre
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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. So he told the anesthetist that it took two liters of vodka just to make him feel "warm inside."

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* TheAlcoholic: [[http://www.drunkard.com/issues/10_06/10_06_andre_giant.html André. Loved. Liquor.]] And his consumption abilities were comparable to those of a Norse God. 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. So he told the anesthetist that it took two liters of vodka just to make him feel "warm inside."
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.]]
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