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Andre the Giant Doc

Postby Masato » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:45 pm

Just watched, good film:

http://vexmovies.org/andre-the-giant


Nice to know the rumor that he had 3 rows of teeth was not true :D

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Postby Edge Guerrero » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:57 pm

- Its on the site i watch wresling, But i didnt gave a try yet!
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Postby Masato » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:59 pm

There are plenty of wrestlers his size now though, aren't there?

Is he still so unusual? He never looked very athletic at all, wasn't very believable imo that no one could beat him.

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Postby Redneck » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:05 pm





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Postby Edge Guerrero » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:21 am

Masato wrote:There are plenty of wrestlers his size now though, aren't there?

Is he still so unusual? He never looked very athletic at all, wasn't very believable imo that no one could beat him.


- Big-Show is a far better athlete and pro-wrestler.




Big Van Vader was a great athlete too.
And so was Yokozuna



Andre had charisma and got more mainstream exposure.Hogan is more famous than Randy Savage, even thought that Randy is a far better wrestler. S
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Postby Redneck » Thu May 17, 2018 11:51 am

Andre fought the boxer Chuck Wepner in a shoot. Or rather it turned into a shoot half way through the match.

Wepner was famous for going the distance with Ali and knocking him down in the 9th round.

Wepner and Andre had met beforehand and decided to give it a good show, but both got pissed at how hard the other one was going, and things got a bit out of hand.

Boxer vs Wrestler years before the UFC. Wepner was the inspiration for the Rocky character and this was the original Thunderlips vs Rocky.


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Postby Masato » Thu May 17, 2018 3:21 pm

^^ Did I see guys at the end wearing DON KING shirts??

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Postby Edge Guerrero » Thu May 17, 2018 3:34 pm

Redneck wrote:Andre fought the boxer Chuck Wepner in a shoot. Or rather it turned into a shoot half way through the match.

Wepner was famous for going the distance with Ali and knocking him down in the 9th round.

Wepner and Andre had met beforehand and decided to give it a good show, but both got pissed at how hard the other one was going, and things got a bit out of hand.

Boxer vs Wrestler years before the UFC. Wepner was the inspiration for the Rocky character and this was the original Thunderlips vs Rocky.



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Postby Masato » Thu May 17, 2018 8:15 pm

Here is Andre wearing a wrestling mask!! :D :D

Inoki in the corner


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Postby Masato » Thu May 17, 2018 10:20 pm

Every interview I've ever heard, wrestlers always talk of Andre as though he could wreck anyone anytime he wanted to, they all give him praise

But physically I can't see this happening, he looked so sickly most of the time, I bet even Wapner if he really started taggin him would drop him.

So what is the source of this continued legendary status? Why no one ever talks smack of him? Was it just because he was a really nice guy? Was it because Vince told everyone to keep the myth alive or else? Did they feel sorry for him cuz they knew he was actually quite weak? Or are the legends true and he could really kick everyone's ass?

Tallest wrestlers:

Giant Gonzalez - 7'6"
I never knew why they gave him that stupid suit. Some matches the suit even looked like he was naked, lol

André The Giant - 7'4"

Giant Silva - 7'2"

The Great Khali - 7'1"

Kane - 7 feet

Uncle Elmer - 7 feet

The Big Show - 7 feet

Kurrgan - 6'11"

The Undertaker - 6'10"

Big John Studd - 6'10"

Kevin Nash - 6'9"


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