History Wrestling / AndreTheGiant

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''.
2nd Jan '17 9:39:11 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* BashBrothers: Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/JimmySnuka

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* BashBrothers: Giant Baba, Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/JimmySnuka



* BigFootSasquatchAndYeti: He played big foot on ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''.



* DistaffCounterpart: Here are but three American examples. Before Baby Doll became a valet in then Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA flagship Jim Crockett Promotions, she wrestled as Andrea The Lady Giant. The [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3D Academy]]'s Betsy Ruth, whose bigger than Baby Doll, turned into Andrea Mother in the Japanese promotion Diana. Then Ring Wars Carolina found a roller derby competitor [[SerialEscalation even larger than Betsy]], who went on to go by Andrea The Giant. (also {{seven year rule}}, as Baby Doll had long retired by then)

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* DistaffCounterpart: Here are but three American examples. Before Baby Doll became a valet in then Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA flagship Jim Crockett Promotions, she wrestled as Andrea The Lady Giant. The [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3D Academy]]'s Betsy Ruth, whose who was bigger than Baby Doll, Doll and turned into Andrea Mother in the Japanese promotion Diana. Then Ring Wars Carolina found a roller derby competitor [[SerialEscalation even larger than Betsy]], who went on to go by Andrea The Giant. (also {{seven year rule}}, as Baby Doll had long retired by then)
21st Sep '16 7:56:45 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* EvilCostumeSwitch: As a babyface, Andre wore trunks. Once he turned heel in 1987, Andre wore a black one-strap singlet.
4th Sep '16 5:27:01 PM Dragon95
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** This was apparently how Andre tested people as when Roberts confronted him about it and Andre grew to respect him as compared to others such as Savage who stayed terrified of him.
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".
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