Andre The Giant

Andre The Giant

  • Born: 05/19/1946 in Grenoble, France
  • Birthname: André René Roussimoff
  • Height & Weight: 7'4", 520 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WWF Tag Team Championship – with Haku
  • WWE Bronze Statue (2013)
  • WWF Hall of Fame (Class of 1993)

He famously feuded with Hulk Hogan, culminating at WrestleMania III in 1987. His best-remembered film role was that of Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. His size was a result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormone, which later resulted in acromegaly. It also led to his being called “The Eighth Wonder of the World”.

In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE), Roussimoff was a one-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion and a one-time WWF Tag Team Champion. In 1993, he was the inaugural inductee into the newly created WWF Hall of Fame and he was later a charter member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

Notable Feuds: vs. Hulk Hogan, vs. Big John Studd, vs. Ultimate Warrior, vs. Jake Roberts

Other Notable Achievements: World’s Strongest Tag Determination League East Sports Special Award (1991) – with Giant Baba

NWA Florida Tag Team Championship – with Dusty Rhodes

IWA World Tag Team Championship – with Michael Nador

NWA Los Angeles Battle Royal (1975, 1980)

NWA Cow Palace Battle Royal (1977)

NJPW International Wrestling Grand Prix (1985)

MSG League (1982)

MSG Tag League (1981) – with Rene Goulet

Sagawa Express Cup (1986)

NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) – with Dusty Rhodes

Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum Class of 2002

Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame (Class of 1995)

NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship – with Ron Miller