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2014-01-24 12:04:37 AM  
Andre the Giant holding a 12 oz. beer

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2014-01-24 12:09:48 AM  
He's been mostly dead all day
 
2014-01-24 12:35:15 AM  
Could he even get laid without commiting homicide?
 
2014-01-24 12:42:42 AM  

jeanwearinfool: Could he even get laid without commiting homicide?


It took three fat chicks and a team of mules, but yes.
 
2014-01-24 12:43:43 AM  
"I don't like to speak badly of people.  I have grown up thinking and being told that if you cannot say something nice about someone, you should not say anything at all.  But I must break that rule in this case because I hate Hulk Hogan very much.  He is a big ugly goon and I want to squash his face"

...And this is why I will forever love Andre the Giant.

/anyone want a peanut?
 
2014-01-24 12:46:18 AM  
I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of large women.
 
2014-01-24 12:47:50 AM  
Back in the early eighties my father lived in some condos in Hamden CT and his neighbor was Mr Fuji. I used to meet the heels all the time and on one occasion got to talk to "Mr Giant sir".  After talking mat wrestling (only sport I didn't suck at) and pro wrestling for a few minutes he shook my hand...his fingers were wrapped about 4" past my wrist.


/He had sweaty palms
//Mr Saito loved dirty jokes
 
2014-01-24 12:48:37 AM  
I normally hate these "X photos of Y" stories but this one was unusually good.

/Finishes last beer in fridge in homage.
 
2014-01-24 12:52:47 AM  

Gnomepunter: Back in the early eighties my father lived in some condos in Hamden CT and his neighbor was Mr Fuji. I used to meet the heels all the time and on one occasion got to talk to "Mr Giant sir".  After talking mat wrestling (only sport I didn't suck at) and pro wrestling for a few minutes he shook my hand...his fingers were wrapped about 4" past my wrist.


/He had sweaty palms
//Mr Saito loved dirty jokes


I loved those guys in the 60s

/assuming they're the same ones I'm thinking of
//ray stevens, red bastien, pepper gomez...
///that era?
 
2014-01-24 12:55:16 AM  
I had heard that he wanted to see a Broadway play, I wondered why no one suggested a dress rehearsal?
 
2014-01-24 12:55:34 AM  
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That was worth it
 
2014-01-24 12:57:30 AM  
So the guy who wrote Waiting For Godot drove him to school.  That's interesting.
 
2014-01-24 01:00:57 AM  

gnosis301: So the guy who wrote Waiting For Godot drove him to school.  That's interesting.


In the back of a pickup
 
2014-01-24 01:09:00 AM  

neuroflare: gnosis301: So the guy who wrote Waiting For Godot drove him to school.  That's interesting.

In the back of a pickup


Well, at least it wasn't the back of a Volkswagaon.

/ a most uncomfortable place.
 
2014-01-24 01:12:36 AM  
Those were some interesting photos, most of which I hadnt seen before.

Thanks subby
 
2014-01-24 01:15:35 AM  
saw him at the richfield coliseum!~

he didn't wrestle but as a kid looking at that big ass man is something you will never forget!

1986 i believe

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2014-01-24 01:18:03 AM  
The story about him passing out in the hotel lobby and not being able to be moved until he woke up reminds me of this guy I went to college with. He was 6'10'' and weighted over 300 pounds. One night he drank a shiat load and passed out in his bed in the dorms. His roommate said that somebody came knocking at their door at 3am and told him his roommate was passed out in the hallway on the floor above. He said that he went to see what he was talking about, and there was he was passed out on the floor at the door of the room directly above theirs snoring like a loud ass bear. He said he tried to wake him but he wouldn't wake up, so he said "fark it, let him sleep" and went back to bed. The next day the guy said the last thing he remembers was getting up to use the bathroom, and not being able to open his room door so he went to sleep on the floor, he said he had no idea how he got on the floor above them.
 
2014-01-24 01:19:20 AM  
and those Photos prove no one could pick up chicks like Andre.

I miss you big guy.
 
2014-01-24 01:23:33 AM  
I read somewhere that during trips to Japan he found the small toilets hard to use so he would shiat in the bathtub. No word on why he wiped with the curtains though...
 
2014-01-24 01:25:08 AM  

Gnomepunter: Back in the early eighties my father lived in some condos in Hamden CT and his neighbor was Mr Fuji. I used to meet the heels all the time and on one occasion got to talk to "Mr Giant sir". After talking mat wrestling (only sport I didn't suck at) and pro wrestling for a few minutes he shook my hand...his fingers were wrapped about 4" past my wrist.


And I'll add to this cool story bro moment something that happened to me when I was about eight or nine.  My mother used to run a bar about an hour south of Memphis as well as a concession stand at the local "arena" (it seated about 2000 people, but it was close to Memphis so the talent would go through there regularly) so between the two she knew a lot of the wrestlers.  The Mid South promotion did the famous concession stand brawl routine there at least once.

Cool story bro short, I come bounding into the living room one morning and spot Bill Dundee and Jerry Lawler having breakfast in the kitchen with my mom and her friend.

My mother was single at the time, yet I was scandalized.   Totally shocked.  I mean, Bill Dundee and Jerry Lawler were feuding and yet there they were sharing cheddar cheese covered honey buns like it was nothing.
 
2014-01-24 01:27:47 AM  
Or they said it in this article...guess I should have read it first. /still think its pretty funny
 
2014-01-24 01:30:08 AM  
I watched Andre wrestle at the Spectrum a couple of times, once tagging with Jimmy Snuka who did the Superfly Splash off of Andre's shoulders.
 
2014-01-24 01:34:20 AM  
Dameron, it sounds like they were sharing cheese covered honey buns the night before too.
 
2014-01-24 01:58:43 AM  

Gnomepunter: Back in the early eighties my father lived in some condos in Hamden CT and his neighbor was Mr Fuji. I used to meet the heels all the time and on one occasion got to talk to "Mr Giant sir".  After talking mat wrestling (only sport I didn't suck at) and pro wrestling for a few minutes he shook my hand...his fingers were wrapped about 4" past my wrist.


/He had sweaty palms
//Mr Saito loved dirty jokes


I've meet Shaq before and yeah like palm the size of my entire hand and I'm a largish fellow that wears XXL gloves
 
2014-01-24 01:59:57 AM  

Oldiron_79: Gnomepunter: Back in the early eighties my father lived in some condos in Hamden CT and his neighbor was Mr Fuji. I used to meet the heels all the time and on one occasion got to talk to "Mr Giant sir".  After talking mat wrestling (only sport I didn't suck at) and pro wrestling for a few minutes he shook my hand...his fingers were wrapped about 4" past my wrist.


/He had sweaty palms
//Mr Saito loved dirty jokes

I've meet Shaq before and yeah like palm the size of my entire hand and I'm a largish fellow that wears XXL gloves


I know it's a different freakishly big guy but 7th plus guys have big hands
 
2014-01-24 02:25:20 AM  
I remember his shocking heel turn that set up his big match against Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania III.  I was horrified.

Rumor has it that Andre refused to let Hogan know, prior to their match, whether or not he was going to allow Hogan to bodyslam him.  Hogan was shaking in his boots, until Andre finally allowed it to happen and lost to him.

The last time I saw him live was at a non-televised event in Milwaukee.  Bret Hart vs. Earthquake, with Andre the Giant (crutches and all) in Bret's corner.  Andre had some choice words for Earthquake before the match started, but most of them couldn't be understood.  Nobody cared; we all popped for him.

/Bret won by clocking Earthquake with one of Andre's canes while Andre distracted the ref.
 
2014-01-24 02:34:39 AM  

MattyBlast: I remember his shocking heel turn that set up his big match against Hulk Hogan in WrestleMania III.  I was horrified.

Rumor has it that Andre refused to let Hogan know, prior to their match, whether or not he was going to allow Hogan to bodyslam him.  Hogan was shaking in his boots, until Andre finally allowed it to happen and lost to him.

The last time I saw him live was at a non-televised event in Milwaukee.  Bret Hart vs. Earthquake, with Andre the Giant (crutches and all) in Bret's corner.  Andre had some choice words for Earthquake before the match started, but most of them couldn't be understood.  Nobody cared; we all popped for him.

/Bret won by clocking Earthquake with one of Andre's canes while Andre distracted the ref.


It's not a rumour. Hogan said he was afraid that Andre wouldn't let him do it. He admitted that he would have gotten killed if Andre got angry with him.
 
2014-01-24 02:41:01 AM  
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with the Rock

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2014-01-24 02:48:49 AM  

carnifex2005: It's not a rumour. Hogan said he was afraid that Andre wouldn't let him do it. He admitted that he would have gotten killed if Andre got angry with him.


That's Hogan and Vince being Hogan and Vince - aka Lying. Andre was a professional. If the match had him dropping the strap, he dropped the strap. He did plenty of times before WMIII.

I got to meet him shortly before his death. My uncle and him worked in Japan for several long tours, and he wanted to see him once more before the end (note, everyone knew it was coming). So he bundled me up and took me, knowing Andre wouldn't turn down a kid. His hand was simply enormous. have someone wear the largest catchers mitt you can get and envelop your hand and you'll get a slight idea what it felt like shaking his hand.

Nicest guy in the world. They had a good hug-it-out, dealt with some old personalbusiness and left on good terms. Signed cards for me. He saidwrestling is hard but life is too, so try it if you think you can be dedicated enough. Convinced me to try.He was in a ton of pain at the end. At 10 I could see it on his face. He liked me because we could talk in French to each other, and that made him smile. If I can say nothing else in life, I can say I made Andre the Giant smile.

BTW if you listen to Hogan say it, it's like Andre died right after WMIII - really it was 5 more years, and Andre while in pain, worked for at least 3 more years. Not his best work but he was doing business - putting people over, including Jake Roberts. Which is probably why Hogan doesn't recognize those last few years - he never did business in his life, only looked out for himself. As you can tell, I really really don't like Hulk Hogan at all.
 
2014-01-24 02:58:30 AM  

saintstryfe: carnifex2005: It's not a rumour. Hogan said he was afraid that Andre wouldn't let him do it. He admitted that he would have gotten killed if Andre got angry with him.

That's Hogan and Vince being Hogan and Vince - aka Lying. Andre was a professional. If the match had him dropping the strap, he dropped the strap. He did plenty of times before WMIII.

I got to meet him shortly before his death. My uncle and him worked in Japan for several long tours, and he wanted to see him once more before the end (note, everyone knew it was coming). So he bundled me up and took me, knowing Andre wouldn't turn down a kid. His hand was simply enormous. have someone wear the largest catchers mitt you can get and envelop your hand and you'll get a slight idea what it felt like shaking his hand.

Nicest guy in the world. They had a good hug-it-out, dealt with some old personalbusiness and left on good terms. Signed cards for me. He saidwrestling is hard but life is too, so try it if you think you can be dedicated enough. Convinced me to try.He was in a ton of pain at the end. At 10 I could see it on his face. He liked me because we could talk in French to each other, and that made him smile. If I can say nothing else in life, I can say I made Andre the Giant smile.

BTW if you listen to Hogan say it, it's like Andre died right after WMIII - really it was 5 more years, and Andre while in pain, worked for at least 3 more years. Not his best work but he was doing business - putting people over, including Jake Roberts. Which is probably why Hogan doesn't recognize those last few years - he never did business in his life, only looked out for himself. As you can tell, I really really don't like Hulk Hogan at all.


BIG CSB
Also, are you a Vachon????
 
2014-01-24 03:14:45 AM  

saintstryfe: carnifex2005: It's not a rumour. Hogan said he was afraid that Andre wouldn't let him do it. He admitted that he would have gotten killed if Andre got angry with him.

That's Hogan and Vince being Hogan and Vince - aka Lying. Andre was a professional. If the match had him dropping the strap, he dropped the strap. He did plenty of times before WMIII.

I got to meet him shortly before his death. My uncle and him worked in Japan for several long tours, and he wanted to see him once more before the end (note, everyone knew it was coming). So he bundled me up and took me, knowing Andre wouldn't turn down a kid. His hand was simply enormous. have someone wear the largest catchers mitt you can get and envelop your hand and you'll get a slight idea what it felt like shaking his hand.

Nicest guy in the world. They had a good hug-it-out, dealt with some old personalbusiness and left on good terms. Signed cards for me. He saidwrestling is hard but life is too, so try it if you think you can be dedicated enough. Convinced me to try.He was in a ton of pain at the end. At 10 I could see it on his face. He liked me because we could talk in French to each other, and that made him smile. If I can say nothing else in life, I can say I made Andre the Giant smile.

BTW if you listen to Hogan say it, it's like Andre died right after WMIII - really it was 5 more years, and Andre while in pain, worked for at least 3 more years. Not his best work but he was doing business - putting people over, including Jake Roberts. Which is probably why Hogan doesn't recognize those last few years - he never did business in his life, only looked out for himself. As you can tell, I really really don't like Hulk Hogan at all.


Very CSB. You may enjoy this one.
A very green rookie wrestler named Hulk Hogan toured Japan several times with Andre and witnessed the Giant's alcohol consumption first hand. According to Hogan, Andre drank, at a minimum, a case of tall boys during each bus ride. When he finished a can Andre would belch, crush the can in his dinner-platter-sized hand, and bounce the empty off the back of Hogan's head. Hogan learned to count each thunk, so he could anticipate when Andre was running low. Whenever the bus stopped, it was Hogan's job to scamper off to the nearest store, buy as many cases of beer as he could carry, and make it back before the bus departed, a sight that never failed to make Andre roar his bassoon-like laugh.
 
2014-01-24 03:16:08 AM  
I should have included this link to the rest of the story.
 
2014-01-24 03:32:49 AM  
He was apparently kind of good looking in his teens.
 
2014-01-24 03:42:08 AM  
Always loved the giant, I read somewhere he has a daughter.   I salute the woman who slept with the giant, no doubt her gynecologist would have been able to step inside her for an exam after sleeping with andre.
 
2014-01-24 04:13:31 AM  

thegrapist138: I read somewhere that during trips to Japan he found the small toilets hard to use so he would shiat in the bathtub. No word on why he wiped with the curtains though...


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Andre teaches a young Randal Orton that a pro wrestler is allowed to shiat where he pleases.
 
2014-01-24 07:48:15 AM  

thetrenchcoat: I watched Andre wrestle at the Spectrum a couple of times, once tagging with Jimmy Snuka who did the Superfly Splash off of Andre's shoulders.


You know what would be really neat? If Superfly had a son or daughter that made it to WWE.
 
2014-01-24 07:54:56 AM  

dameron: Gnomepunter: Back in the early eighties my father lived in some condos in Hamden CT and his neighbor was Mr Fuji. I used to meet the heels all the time and on one occasion got to talk to "Mr Giant sir". After talking mat wrestling (only sport I didn't suck at) and pro wrestling for a few minutes he shook my hand...his fingers were wrapped about 4" past my wrist.

And I'll add to this cool story bro moment something that happened to me when I was about eight or nine.  My mother used to run a bar about an hour south of Memphis as well as a concession stand at the local "arena" (it seated about 2000 people, but it was close to Memphis so the talent would go through there regularly) so between the two she knew a lot of the wrestlers.  The Mid South promotion did the famous concession stand brawl routine there at least once.

Cool story bro short, I come bounding into the living room one morning and spot Bill Dundee and Jerry Lawler having breakfast in the kitchen with my mom and her friend.

My mother was single at the time, yet I was scandalized.   Totally shocked.  I mean, Bill Dundee and Jerry Lawler were feuding and yet there they were sharing cheddar cheese covered honey buns like it was nothing.


If Bill Watts had been running things that never would have been allowed.

/of course, your shows would have also been boring messes
 
2014-01-24 08:11:58 AM  

KradDrol: "I don't like to speak badly of people.  I have grown up thinking and being told that if you cannot say something nice about someone, you should not say anything at all.  But I must break that rule in this case because I hate Hulk Hogan very much.  He is a big ugly goon and I want to squash his face"

...And this is why I will forever love Andre the Giant.

/anyone want a peanut?


Somewhere Andre and the Macho Man are waiting for their chance to give Hogan a good inter-dimensional ass-kicking.
 
2014-01-24 08:15:06 AM  

saintstryfe: BTW if you listen to Hogan say it, it's like Andre died right after WMIII - really it was 5 more years, and Andre while in pain, worked for at least 3 more years. Not his best work but he was doing business - putting people over, including Jake Roberts. Which is probably why Hogan doesn't recognize those last few years - he never did business in his life, only looked out for himself. As you can tell, I really really don't like Hulk Hogan at all.


Back before the WWF days when Hogan started off in the AWA he hadn't "bulked up" yet (wink wink). Verne and Greg Gagne found him in a hotel hallway crying saying he couldn't cut it. Verne told him to get up and he'd help train him. Then the juicing started and Vince McMahon came along and that was that.

/Greg has the best stores about the old days. Love having family that was in the business.
//Hearing about Mad Dog Vachon (unknowingly) ask a blow up doll to lick his asshole had me on the floor.
 
2014-01-24 08:21:40 AM  
I was once stationed with a guy who came from Columbia SC and he used to work at a "Zippy Mart" in the 70's near the Township Auditorium where they held wrestling.
He said each evening when wrestling was ended, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, "Junkyard Dog" and a bunch of others would come in and raid the Zippy mart for junk food.
He said they were really nice guys and apparently Flair, Steamboat and a few others lived near each other in Charlotte and would actually commute together.
 
2014-01-24 08:24:17 AM  
I met Andre when I was 15.  He was on a wrestling tour and they came to the DuQuion State Fair.  My brothers were going to see the wrestling and I was hanging on the midway with my friends.  We saw him coming from a mile away.  He had been at the beer tent and was walking around with a beer in his hand (which wasn't allowed, but who was going to stop him).   He was flanked by six state troopers like he needed protection or someone was going to take him down.
He came over to us and said, Hello pretty ladies.  He stopped and made small talk for a while and someone asked him for a picture and he happily obliged by picking up the guy's three children and wife at the same time while the guy snapped away.  It was really sweet.
He asked us all to come to the show and kinda moseyed away on to talk to others.

To this day, I am still amazed at how huge he was.
 
2014-01-24 09:02:42 AM  
Goddammit, why isn't there a respected Andre biography available on Amazon?
 
2014-01-24 09:13:57 AM  
(girl) OK... but I'm on top.

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2014-01-24 09:16:38 AM  

Brick-House: (girl) OK... but I'm on top.


Yeah, but then she'd be blown through the ceiling.
 
2014-01-24 09:27:07 AM  
We're going to have to find a new giant....
 
2014-01-24 09:29:56 AM  
Lame Story Sis

My dad took my brother and I to a house show in Orlando back in, I would guess 1975 or 1976. The top of the card was Andre vs Harley Race.

Also saw Dusty Rhodes vs Chief Wahoo McDaniel and some other classics, one of which was a guy called Egore and his shtick was having someone smash cinder blocks over his head with a sledgehammer.

It was very cool. Didn't meet any of those guys but we were close enough that when Andre threw Harley out of the ring, he looked over at us and growled (he was the heel) and we got scared. His face was covered in blood. We drove home chanting "Harley Race got a bloody face". Mom was proud.
 
2014-01-24 09:58:43 AM  

thetrenchcoat: I watched Andre wrestle at the Spectrum a couple of times, once tagging with Jimmy Snuka who did the Superfly Splash off of Andre's shoulders.


I remember watching that on Prism..
 
2014-01-24 10:43:35 AM  
What a great thread.
 
2014-01-24 10:52:30 AM  
Fark I am disappoint,
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These were on every street corner in SF when I lived there in the 90s
 
2014-01-24 11:01:40 AM  
Man, Andre the Giant was a cool dude.

Other big guy story: Manute Bol lived in the town I grew up in when I was a teenager. My friend and I used to go to the Bob's Big Boy on Sunday Mornings for the all-you-can-eat breakfast (yes, we sound fat), and we'd usually see Bol there, standing in line between normal sized people.

Danny Ferry was my boyfriend for about a week in kindergarten, so I'm not completely unfamiliar with very tall guys, but holy crap, Manute Bol was freakishly tall.
 
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