Funny: André the Giant

  • A possibly apocryphal one: In the Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior DVD, Andre's former manager Bobby Heenan tells a story of how Andre taught the Ultimate Warrior a lesson in respect: apparently, during a spot in a series of matches where Warrior would clothesline Andre into the ropes (where he'd get tangled up), Warrior was hitting Andre waaaay harder than he had to. Heenan noticed his wrestler getting grumpier and grumpier as the matches went on, yet Warrior was hitting him harder and harder each time. Finally, during a match where Warrior went for the clothesline, instead of taking the clothesline like planned…Andre simply held up his gigantic fist for Warrior to crash his face into at full speed. Warrior goes crashing to the ropes, the force of the punch (according to Heenan) hard enough to crack Warrior's face paint. That isn't the funny part. The funny part is, after it's all said and done, Andre turned to Heenan and said: "He'll learn."
    • Bonus points for Heenan sounding exactly like Andre in The Princess Bride in his imitation.
  • Mentioned on the main page, but worth repeating here; Andre refused to let anyone else pay for his meals. On this particular occasion, Andre was at lunch with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who tried to pay for the bill without Andre knowing about it. Andre, of course, got wind of it, went up to Schwarzenegger, PICKED HIM UP AND CARRIED HIM UNDER HIS ARM BACK TO THEIR TABLE. Keep in mind that this was back when Ah-nold was in his prime.