History Wrestling / AndreTheGiant

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.]]
25th Apr '17 12:06:48 PM TheKaizerreich
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As usual, ThatOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_the_Giant has a nice read-up on his life and career.]]

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As usual, ThatOtherWiki [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_the_Giant org/wiki/Andre_the_Giant has a nice read-up on his life and career.]]
19th Apr '17 7:44:19 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* LawOfInverseFertility: A common side-effect of Andre's form of acromeagly was a very low sperm count, and as such, he refused for several years to believe that his daughter was, well, his daughter. When a blood test finally proved it, he felt so guilty about his treatment of her and her mother that he left them nearly his entire estate.
6th Mar '17 9:40:23 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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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."

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* TheAlcoholic: [[http://www.drunkard.com/issues/10_06/10_06_andre_giant.html com/10_06_andre_giant/ 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."
20th Jan '17 11:22:15 AM OptimumTaurus
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** On Andre's side, he once told a racial joke aimed at [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Brown/Allen]]. 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 Brown/Allen]]. 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. Andre was smart enough to know that his size didn't mean much when faced with a person who could snap his leg like a twig.
13th Jan '17 1:32:58 PM Xtifr
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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 Andre the Giant''', 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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