How tall is Andre The Giant ?

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Andre The Giant's height is 7ft 0in (213 cm)

French Wrestler, Actor from The Princess Bride. Official site gives him 7ft 4, also shows his 'measured' height from wrestlemania 3 (1987) as a whopping 7ft 5. He suffered from acromelagy and was supposedly 6ft 7 age 17. His spine took a lot of damage over his career.
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Sam says on 26/May/15
prime 7'0"
Monkey Harris says on 25/May/15
I have Andre as 6'11 peak, just an inch shorter than a peak Big Show.

I do think Hogan lost hight over the years but cannot see him much taller than 6'5. Did Hogan wear custom made boots vs Andre? I doubt it as Vince was always keen for Andre to appear taller than he really was.
Boss says on 25/May/15
Hogan was at least 6'5" but with lifts inside his boots would appear 6'6 peak barefoot. Hogan stated he was 6'7" and Andre was half a foot taller than him when they first met. We know he's not 6'7" but 6'5"-6'6". Hogan had thicker heeled ring gear than Andre and better posture which has to be accounted for a comparison. Hogan supposedly wore internal lifts so comparing him becomes even more difficult and add his extreme height loss to the mix and again more difficult.
johnminton says on 25/May/15
andre 6'9.5 ha ha er4smiths so he was .5" shorter than nash and 3" shorter than paul white ha he was bigger than both and wilt was 7'1 abdre was only1" shorter just after surgery he was 7.5" taller than hogan peak 7ft plus no doubt
Iconjj says on 25/May/15
ReturnofG says on 19/May/15
I think most evidence points to a 7'1.5-2 Andre prime.
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I think most evidence does not.... We have proven on here time and time and time again that maybe the most you're going to get for Andre is under 7'0, and 7 even is stretching it. I think 6'9 prime is horse****, but to be honest 7'1 7'2 is just as much horse**** as that. Nobody in their right mind is giving Andre more than 5 or 6 inches over 6'5 Hogan. Let's be realistic here.
62B says on 24/May/15
@RYAN11 - honestly not trying to be rude dude - but you are just plain wrong.
You kill me with your horrible observation skills. But your posts are always great for
a good laugh. Andre peak was at least 2 inches shorter than Wilt Chamberlain 7'.05" WITH CUSTOM COWBOY BOOTS ON. Hogan was 5" shorter AT BEST than Andre. Andre at most was 6'9.5" peak. Looking forward to more of your nonsense garbage..

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While I also do not believe Andre was 7'1" or 7'2". I can tell you he was 6'10.5" to 6'11" in 1987/1988 when he stood tall. So 6'9.5" peak is just as wrong.
Capt. Nobody says on 24/May/15
er4smiths says on 22/May/15
@RYAN11 - honestly not trying to be rude dude - but you are just plain wrong.
You kill me with your horrible observation skills. But your posts are always great for
a good laugh. Andre peak was at least 2 inches shorter than Wilt Chamberlain 7'.05" WITH CUSTOM COWBOY BOOTS ON. Hogan was 5" shorter AT BEST than Andre. Andre at most was 6'9.5" peak. Looking forward to more of your nonsense garbage..

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Look again, Andre is technically taller than Wilt in some shots when his head is up:

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Also, don't forget Wilt is wearing boots too. Not as thick as Andre but at most maybe 1.5 inches less, probably more realistically closer to an inch less.
Boss says on 24/May/15
er4smiths says on 22/May/15
@RYAN11 - honestly not trying to be rude dude - but you are just plain wrong.
You kill me with your horrible observation skills. But your posts are always great for
a good laugh. Andre peak was at least 2 inches shorter than Wilt Chamberlain 7'.05" WITH CUSTOM COWBOY BOOTS ON. Hogan was 5" shorter AT BEST than Andre. Andre at most was 6'9.5" peak. Looking forward to more of your nonsense garbage..

Wilt has on heeled boots as well in them pics with Andre and has better posture than Andre. Andre's cowboy boots give a 1.8" height boost and Wilt's boots give at 1" height boost as they do have a decent sized heel. The only reason they are CUSTOM BOOTS is because they are size 22. Wilt was measured at 7'1". If 6'5"-6'6" Hogan looks 5 inches shorter with around a 1 inch in ring boot advantage over Andre that we can see and much better posture than Andre. Andre was taller in comparison to Hogan in 1979 than he was in 1987. Also, Hogan was said to be 6'5" but McMahon bought him a 1000 robe and wrestling boots with lifts inside so they could bill him taller.Click Here
Danimal says on 24/May/15
JT says on 3/May/15
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Click Here Piper was maybe a weak 6’1” prime

And sadly Piper is around 5'8" today.
Danimal says on 24/May/15
Jeff Holcomb says on 18/May/15
His autopsy said he was 6'11. Which means in his youth he was probably slightly over 7'00 in his prime.

No it didn't. There is 0 evidence of any autopsy report stating he was 6'11".
Danimal says on 24/May/15
ReturnofG says on 19/May/15
I think most evidence points to a 7'1.5-2 Andre prime.

I've been on this site for 10.5 years and I would say with confidence that most evidence points to a peak height of 6'11.5"-7'0.5" for Andre. He began to lose height in the 1980's as his body began to betray him and break down.
Boss says on 23/May/15
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Boss says on 23/May/15
From LA Times on Andre's death.

Andre was born in Grenoble, France, spoke fluent French and wolfed down seven-course gourmet meals as though they were appetizers. He washed it all down with vats of expensive Burgundy but, in the end, his own country could not accommodate him.

The phone call, from France, rang at the Ellerbe ranch. The voice insisted there was not a crematorium large enough to handle The Giant, who was 6 feet 10 and 555 pounds when he died.

Could someone please come get The Giant?

Jackie Bernard, a longtime friend who lived at the ranch with her husband, Frenchy, flew overseas to arrange transport of Andre’s body back home to North Carolina.
62B says on 23/May/15
RYAN11 says on 21/May/15
ReturnofG says on 19/May/15
I think most evidence points to a 7'1.5-2 Andre prime.
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Personally I think you are being a little to generous. I believe 7' to 7'05" is more likely, I just don't think even Andre would have lost 3" in height by age 40. I estimated him at 6'10 1/2" to 6'11 in 1988, and that was before noon standing as tall as he could. still by far the largest over all man I have ever seen, and second tallest. I figure Andre lost 1" to 1 1/2" by 1988, although his ever worsening posture could make it look like he lost more than he really did.
er4smiths says on 22/May/15
@RYAN11 - honestly not trying to be rude dude - but you are just plain wrong.
You kill me with your horrible observation skills. But your posts are always great for
a good laugh. Andre peak was at least 2 inches shorter than Wilt Chamberlain 7'.05" WITH CUSTOM COWBOY BOOTS ON. Hogan was 5" shorter AT BEST than Andre. Andre at most was 6'9.5" peak. Looking forward to more of your nonsense garbage..
RYAN11 says on 21/May/15
ReturnofG says on 19/May/15
I think most evidence points to a 7'1.5-2 Andre prime.
Finally some sensability on here as opposed to the usual nonsense garbage people post saying he was never over 6'10-11". Yes, at his crippled state in death he likely measured a hair under 6'11", after back surgeries and the excessive weight he had fluxuating between 500-600lbs in his last 5-10 years alive his spine compressed and collapsed somewhat. He was obviously 7'1-2" tall at his peak, billed at 7'4" because like with most wrestlers back then they upped their height anywhere from 1-3 inches. Like Hogan, who was by all accounts 6'7" and got billed at 6'8-9" by the WWf in the eighties, then after loosing some height by the WCW days he was actually around 6'6" and got billed at 6'7". Alaways remember folks, Andre's head was twice the size of a normal head and face, so if someone came up to his mouth at 6'4-5" there was still another 10" at least to the top of his giant head.
RP says on 20/May/15
Jeff Holcomb...I've also heard those exact same Andre autopsy reports/rumors. What I've always read & been told was that Andre's Autopsy report has him at 82.75" (6'10.75") & his bloated body weighed 537 lbs. I just wish that that there was a way to 100% confirm this. However after the new HIPPA privacy act that went into effect in 1996, all of Andre's medical info & autopsy info has been sealed & kept private by his family. And all you guys that want to scream only 6'10" & 6'9.75" at the end of his career! Think about this...really heavy people's spine & hip gertle compress & settle about 1/2" from their laying measurements to their standing measurements. So, it is more than likely if 500 lbs Andre was 6'10.75" laying flat & would then settle to 6'10" when on his feet. And I've also always heard that Andre also lost about 1" in height after his mid 1980's back surgery. So, I think we all can agree that at the end of Andre's career he was 6'10" to 6'10.75" & fluctuated from 490-530 plus pounds. And during his physical prime he was 6'11" to 7'0" & 440-480 lbs.
johnminton says on 20/May/15
andre was clearly taller than kane taker sid studd nash we dont need comparasions we just need 20 20 vision the man was clearly over 7ft plus in the 70s about 7ft with wilt his weight and back buckling knees are all clear factors aropund 6'11 at death was way taller than baba in 1990 and 91 and he was at least 6'8 7'4 too high 6'9-10 too low andre had to be in 6'11-7'2 mark in his career he would have been 69 yesterday happy birthday boss all the guys up there with you
ReturnofG says on 19/May/15
I think most evidence points to a 7'1.5-2 Andre prime.
er4smiths says on 19/May/15
@Jeff Holcomb - prove it.
Jeff Holcomb says on 18/May/15
His autopsy said he was 6'11. Which means in his youth he was probably slightly over 7'00 in his prime.
Boss says on 16/May/15
Capt. Nobody says on 8/May/15
Boss says on 5/May/15
Here is how they do measurements. Andre at 74" or 6'2 comes to the base or bottom of his collar not the top. Making him at least 7' or more.
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Boss still fighting the good fight. haha.

So I guess the trick now is to guess where the bottom of his collar and top reach to and factoring a 12 inch or so head you have a measurement of some sort as a high end vs. low end figure.

Yes my friend, This is Andre's prime with good posture. The measurements are obviously real and its hard to argue with actual measurements. Andre was 6'2 to the base or bottom of collar as shown in the tailor pics. Add his head plus some neck and you have his actual peak height.
Boss says on 13/May/15
Andre's 74" measurement would put him at very least 7' peak but posters here will argue with actual measurements.
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Boss says on 9/May/15
Chaz says on 8/May/15
Boss says on 7/May/15
Yes Chaz, we have seen his measurements. The 74" measurement is taken from the base or bottom of collar as shown in link pics not the top as you say. Andre at 74" would be 6'2" to the bottom of his collar. You still have his head and some neck to measure.

Yes and he's chin comes 1.5'' below that line,Look at the face to face photo with Hogan? and He's face is just under 12''

His chin doesn't come below that line unless his head was tilted down. His head is over 12 inches long.
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62B says on 9/May/15
Chaz says on 8/May/15

Yes and he's chin comes 1.5'' below that line,Look at the face to face photo with Hogan? and He's face is just under 12''

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So even if you are right then 6'2"plus 10.5" equals what? 7'05". If you are talking about the profile pic of Hogan and andre from the late 70's, the bottom of Andre's chin looks closer to even with the base of his neck to me.
62B says on 9/May/15
Here is a tailor site explaining how to measure for a suit. Scroll down to 15 for how to take full back length. Looks like you would have to add Andre's entire neck and head to the 6'2". How long did you think Andre's head was again Chaz?

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Chaz says on 8/May/15
Boss says on 7/May/15
Yes Chaz, we have seen his measurements. The 74" measurement is taken from the base or bottom of collar as shown in link pics not the top as you say. Andre at 74" would be 6'2" to the bottom of his collar. You still have his head and some neck to measure.

Yes and he's chin comes 1.5'' below that line,Look at the face to face photo with Hogan? and He's face is just under 12''
Capt. Nobody says on 8/May/15
Boss says on 5/May/15
Here is how they do measurements. Andre at 74" or 6'2 comes to the base or bottom of his collar not the top. Making him at least 7' or more.
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Boss still fighting the good fight. haha.

So I guess the trick now is to guess where the bottom of his collar and top reach to and factoring a 12 inch or so head you have a measurement of some sort as a high end vs. low end figure.
er4smiths says on 7/May/15
@Chaz - thank you!! I was hoping someone would point out the obvious! I still can't get over how people can't see that Andre was never close to 7' tall
He was 6'10" peak AT BEST
Boss says on 7/May/15
Yes Chaz, we have seen his measurements. The 74" measurement is taken from the base or bottom of collar as shown in link pics not the top as you say. Andre at 74" would be 6'2" to the bottom of his collar. You still have his head and some neck to measure.
Boss says on 7/May/15
Also, back length measured from base or bottom of the collar not the top like some here are saying. So Andre's at 74" or 6'2 from the bottom of his collar to the floor. You still need to add his head.
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Chaz says on 7/May/15
Boss,stop living in a dream world,for a start the Photo of Haystacks and the small guy is the other way rownd,in the Haystacks Photo the small guy is nera the camara and the photo is taken from longer away,in the Andre one he's nera the camara and it's taken closer up,and we have seen the measurments he is 6'2'' to the collar,no way can he be over 6'9-10''at that time,
NCL says on 5/May/15
Credit to HeightcrazyRed6ft on the Hulk Hogan page for the following link

TIny Lister refers to Hulk as being 6'5" at 1:45 and Andre as 7'1" at about 4:40

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Boss says on 5/May/15
Andre in France 1968-69 at 2.14m.
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Andre young in Japan before he ever came to North America.
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Andre and Giant Haystacks with same guy.
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Andre comparison with Backlund and Gonzales both of known height and in prime. Andre as usual has worst posture of the 3.
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Andre with plenty more people of known height.
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Boss says on 5/May/15
Here is how they do measurements. Andre at 74" or 6'2 comes to the base or bottom of his collar not the top. Making him at least 7' or more.
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Boss says on 5/May/15
Andre himself says he's 2.14m while still in Europe which equals 7'0.25". He was said to be measured at 7'0.5" at age 22-23 while being diagnosed for his condition. I asked Andre's nephew Andre's height and he said Andre would always say 2.18m which is 7'1.5". Andre's trainer said he was measured at this height and there is an actual photo but too hard to tell for sure from photo but if he used that type of posture in alot of these pics we are all comparing, there would be no argument that he was at least 7' at his peak. Andre lost height over his career due to his condition, spinal and joint compression, surery where he had chunks of bone taken out as Terry Funk recalled of seeing the actual xray. Andre had poor posture and the largest head I've ever seen on a man with respect to Marice Tiller but Tiller was 5'8 not 7'. If Andre just lifted his head and showed the same posture as the person he's being compared to, the difference would be much more, like a couple inches. Andre was measured at 6'10 when he died in 1993 as they had to measure him too see if they could fit him into the crematorium and he was too big and Frenchy's wife Jackie had to fly over and bring him back to be cremated in USA. Also, the actual measurement was 6'10 .75" because the French crematorium can accommodate up to 6'10" person. Andre's head is 2-4 inches larger than the person in comparison. This makes say a basketball player look taller because of the longer legs. Their shoulders are going to appear higher in comparison but if Andre's head is 3 inches longer it will make up the difference but doesn't quite look normal. This is because Andre's proportions were anything but normal. Rob has it right for apeak Andre at 213cm or 7' as he does for the majority of the celebreties on this site. There are some posters on here who went out and bought tributes book and thought they had the inside track on some wrestlers. Remember in the same tribute he says Andre the giant and Ernie Ladd were the same height and photos and Ernie Ladd himself shot that down by saying "I'm 6'9 and Andre was taller than me by far".
JT says on 3/May/15
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Click Here Piper was maybe a weak 6’1” prime and basically Bret Hart’s height by 1992. When you see what legit 6’1” looks like next to 7’0” Click Here or even 6’10” Click Here it’s pretty obvious Andre’s listing is off here.

Chaz says on 2/May/15
Boss says on 1/May/15
If Chris is correct on 74in from Andre's collar to floor is 6'2 without his head. Add his head and he's over 7'

No the back of the head from the collar to the top is shorter than the face, it makes him about 6'10''

The top of the jacket collar would definitely be well above the bottom of Andre's chin. Click Here Plus, the tailor is using a cloth tape measure and would be measuring curves, like the area from the shoulder blades up to the top of the collar, making the 74 inch “back length” longer vs. if the tailor were just measuring the straight-line vertical distance from the top of the collar down to the bottom of Andre’s pant leg. The tailor’s numbers are probably legit but it still could have been exaggerated if part of some wrestling promo, sort of like how Hogan’s biceps were measured at the magic “24 inches” on WWF Tuesday Night Titans when the end of the tape measure would have been cut to guarantee a 24 inch measurement.
singer5 says on 2/May/15
Good afternoon, Rob, i wonder if i can change my nickname. You see, i mistakenly
added my e-mail to my nickname. i wish only to use the nickname "singer5".
So if you will, please exclude the address part. Thanks, I truly enjoy the celebheights web site.
[Editor Rob: next time you make a comment remember to change it yourself to singer5 in the 'username' bit.]
Chaz says on 2/May/15
Boss says on 1/May/15
If Chris is correct on 74in from Andre's collar to floor is 6'2 without his head. Add his head and he's over 7'

No the back of the head from the collar to the top is shorter than the face, it makes him about 6'10''
singer5@att.net says on 2/May/15
hey fellas this is getting ridiculous. You guys are trying so hard to prove that Andre the Giant was shorter than 7ft that you are now micro-searching a tailors notes. Wow anything to impeach THee Giant. Just curious JT my friend, how tall do you think that Andre was? Anyways, this is a fantastic topic Cheers.
Boss says on 1/May/15
If Chris is correct on 74in from Andre's collar to floor is 6'2 without his head. Add his head and he's over 7'.
Oanh says on 1/May/15
badass says on 29/Apr/15
Why are people still trying to justify him being over 7 feet tall? It's abundantly OBVIOUS he was never even CLOSE to 7'4".

I am willing to bet money he was never over 7 foot barefoot in his entire career. Perhaps 6'11". I'd even go as low as 6'9". Have any of you ever been around large people? I've trained with Adam Scherr (who is 6'8" and some) and seeing him next to someone who is 6'2" is pretty awesome. Completely dwarfs him. Considering Hogan was maybe a 6'4" at his absolute peak, there is no remarkable height difference between the two. Andre isn't ridiculously taller than anyone 6'4" and up. 5 inches on that or so.

Yes, I agree, Andre was never 7'4". That was the height he was promoted at by the McMahons. That being said, he was close to 7 feet at his peak. Hogan was taller than 6'4" at his peak. He was 6'5.5-6'6".
Chaz says on 30/Apr/15
RoelC says on 28/Apr/15
JT says on 27/Apr/15
Click Here That’s about all I can do with it. The numbers look like 78, 23, 18, 44 and 64. Not sure if there is a number on top (maybe 48?). Since I think this was in Montreal, the tailor could have been using the metric system back then? The tailor most likely would not have measured Andre’s overall height as it would not be relevant for making a suit.

Chris mentioned Andre's measurements along with the picture he posted on the Andre the Giant facebook page.
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The back length 38'' is from the top of the collar to the bottom or the jacket.the back drop 74'' is from the collar to the trowser bottoms useally to the floor without shoes.
badass says on 29/Apr/15
Why are people still trying to justify him being over 7 feet tall? It's abundantly OBVIOUS he was never even CLOSE to 7'4".

I am willing to bet money he was never over 7 foot barefoot in his entire career. Perhaps 6'11". I'd even go as low as 6'9". Have any of you ever been around large people? I've trained with Adam Scherr (who is 6'8" and some) and seeing him next to someone who is 6'2" is pretty awesome. Completely dwarfs him. Considering Hogan was maybe a 6'4" at his absolute peak, there is no remarkable height difference between the two. Andre isn't ridiculously taller than anyone 6'4" and up. 5 inches on that or so.
Capt. Nobody says on 28/Apr/15
RoelC says on 28/Apr/15
JT says on 27/Apr/15
Click Here That’s about all I can do with it. The numbers look like 78, 23, 18, 44 and 64. Not sure if there is a number on top (maybe 48?). Since I think this was in Montreal, the tailor could have been using the metric system back then? The tailor most likely would not have measured Andre’s overall height as it would not be relevant for making a suit.

Chris mentioned Andre's measurements along with the picture he posted on the Andre the Giant facebook page.
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Interesting. I don't know how exact they would be when comparing them to photos to measure an overall height, but it might be doable.
Oanh says on 28/Apr/15
Rob, what is the absolute least height you could give a prime Andre?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 11.5 is arguable but I wouldn't want to argue under that.]
RoelC says on 28/Apr/15
JT says on 27/Apr/15
Click Here That’s about all I can do with it. The numbers look like 78, 23, 18, 44 and 64. Not sure if there is a number on top (maybe 48?). Since I think this was in Montreal, the tailor could have been using the metric system back then? The tailor most likely would not have measured Andre’s overall height as it would not be relevant for making a suit.

Chris mentioned Andre's measurements along with the picture he posted on the Andre the Giant facebook page.
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JT says on 27/Apr/15
Kunoichi says on 19/Apr/15
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Height of Jonathan and Andre in this video it is shown that different 5-6 inches and it looks to me.

That’s a good find but it looks like there’s a strange camera tilt.
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Chris’s Facebook site (Andre the Giant History) has a great full body pic of Andre and Jonathan IIRC from 1972 Click Here Jonathan looks like he’s wearing cowboy boots but the heels are not very large. Click Here


GST says on 24/Apr/15
The photo posted where it shows Andre being measure then another photo where it shows his measurements written on paper. Has anyone tried to look at those measurements? I'm on my phone so it is difficult to read but if someone could make the pic larger perhaps tge numbers could be read and that will give us legit info?

Click Here That’s about all I can do with it. The numbers look like 78, 23, 18, 44 and 64. Not sure if there is a number on top (maybe 48?). Since I think this was in Montreal, the tailor could have been using the metric system back then? The tailor most likely would not have measured Andre’s overall height as it would not be relevant for making a suit.
Austin says on 26/Apr/15
Andre completely slouched over at the end of his career is the same height as Big Show

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GST says on 24/Apr/15
The photo posted where it shows Andre being measure then another photo where it shows his measurements written on paper. Has anyone tried to look at those measurements? I'm on my phone so it is difficult to read but if someone could make the pic larger perhaps tge numbers could be read and that will give us legit info?
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 23/Apr/15
Kunoichi says on 19/Apr/15
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Height of Jonathan and Andre in this video it is shown that different 5-6 inches and it looks to me.

great find again, Andre looks easy 6´11" there
Chaz says on 20/Apr/15
Kunoichi says on 19/Apr/15
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Height of Jonathan and Andre in this video it is shown that different 5-6 inches and it looks to me.

You can see why people think he was taller,in the 1970s he must have 3.5'' of hair,
Kunoichi says on 19/Apr/15
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Height of Jonathan and Andre in this video it is shown that different 5-6 inches and it looks to me.
62B says on 10/Apr/15
Ryan11, based on what I've seen with my own eyes,, I do not believe Andre could have ever in his life time been close to 7'5". I thinks Robs listing of 7' even as a peak height is about right. I could believe a half inch up or down of 7', no more no less.
Danimal says on 8/Apr/15
RYAN11 says on 3/Apr/15
Let's please stop misusing medical terms on here and thus confusing what Andre really had please. He had Giantism, just as did the tallest man ever Robert Waldow. This means that like anyone with this rare condition he continued to grow not only in girth but in height until he died, and like Waldow his head, hands and feet continued to grow as well rapidly which explains his shoe size increasing over the years. The people who come on here and use Acromology wrongly to try and say he stopped growing in height once at adulthood are just plain wrong. Acromology is a condition not nearly as rare as giantism, and it occurs in adulthood not childhood, and it only affects accelerated growth of the hands and feet. Andre had Giantism, his body grew at an aceelerated rate in every way until death, meaning for those challenged to follow what i am saying he could easily have been 7'5" and likely was before having all the problems with his back. Read the article in the following link, lets leave the defintions to the medical experts shall we, thank you.
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How ironic. You tell people to stop misusing terms and then state that Andre had Giantism (you typed it that way twice, so it wasn't a typo)? It was GIGANTISM and it wasn't Robert Waldow. It was Robert WADLOW. Again, the irony was too much for me to pass up commenting on this.
RYAN11 says on 8/Apr/15
Chaz, I am not trying to get into some baseless debate over our opinions. I do strongly reccomend to you Chaz that before saying "I know everything about giantism" you should actually go and read what the real experts say through the link i posted. I know it won't say what you want to read or hear, but it is the truth.
JT says on 6/Apr/15
IIRC, on that A&E Biography show about Andre, his brother said they did not notice Andre getting tall until age 16, which would suggest a late onset of his pituitary tumor and thus less time for “vertical growth” until his growth plates fused (by age 18-20 for most males).
Chaz says on 5/Apr/15
Ryan11,there is nothing you can tell me about Acromegaly I dont know,it just meens( Large extremities ) Acromegaly,Giantism,Gigantism,all have the same pathology,just age when the tumour starts and age when the long bones fuse and growth in height stops,or in wadlow's case he died befor that happend,that was why if you look at he's face there was no sigh of Acromegaly,unlike Andre who had classic Acromegalic features,meening he had stoped growning in height,but because he's body was still over producing too much HGH and IGF1 there was hypertrophy in the soft tissues think couse skin some boney overgrowths and lots of Hydro blote, which was most noticeable in he's think hands and fingers. and has for your 7'5'' you are 6-7 inch too high,
Smarty says on 4/Apr/15
Frank says on 3/Apr/15
Ryan11, Andre was a very large man but hes lucky if he was over 6ft 11 never the less 7ft 5

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Halb says on 4/Apr/15
Seems André had both gigantism and acromegaly. The former giving him his great height in puberty, the latter giving his pronounced features in adulthood.
Frank says on 3/Apr/15
Ryan11, Andre was a very large man but hes lucky if he was over 6ft 11 never the less 7ft 5
RYAN11 says on 3/Apr/15
Let's please stop misusing medical terms on here and thus confusing what Andre really had please. He had Giantism, just as did the tallest man ever Robert Waldow. This means that like anyone with this rare condition he continued to grow not only in girth but in height until he died, and like Waldow his head, hands and feet continued to grow as well rapidly which explains his shoe size increasing over the years. The people who come on here and use Acromology wrongly to try and say he stopped growing in height once at adulthood are just plain wrong. Acromology is a condition not nearly as rare as giantism, and it occurs in adulthood not childhood, and it only affects accelerated growth of the hands and feet. Andre had Giantism, his body grew at an aceelerated rate in every way until death, meaning for those challenged to follow what i am saying he could easily have been 7'5" and likely was before having all the problems with his back. Read the article in the following link, lets leave the defintions to the medical experts shall we, thank you.
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cobra says on 3/Apr/15
There's quite a few pictures and even a commercial with Giant Baba out there, what does everyone think of those?
Halb says on 2/Apr/15
SO how tall was Giant Haystacks? 6'8?
Chaz says on 2/Apr/15
Oanh says on 31/Mar/15
@Chaz,

Acromegaly typically occurs around 40 years of age, but it can occur at any age--even childhood. When it occurs during childhood, it's called "Giantism" or "Gigantism." Andre unknowingly had it at a very young age, but it wasn't diagnosed until his 20's. In other words, he had it before his bones fused. Eventually the long bones fused and he didn't grow taller, but his bones would grow thicker.

He's was saying he's feet were size 17 in the UK in the late 1960s and 10-12 years later here next to Haystacks they are still the same size,so if they never grew then.they would not have grown in lengh after that,the makers of these custom made shoes exaggerate the size,I have seen it with a pair of size 22 trainers when they used a inside gauge to measure the foot size that would go in them,it was size 18.1/2. but what they had done was measure the shoe in the foot gauge,and siad is was size 22.
RoelC says on 1/Apr/15
Chaz says on 30/Mar/15
Click Here RoelC He's billed as 35st not 34st and Andre is billed as 35-36st,Haystacks is clearly bigger all over in that photo much bigger waist,chest,legs and forarms,and I would say 50-60lbs more in weight and 2.5-3'' shorter and the 18us shoes are what I think they are to,Haystacks has got very big feet for someone arownd the 6'7.5'' mark.

You're missing the point. Andre was billed taller & heavier than Haystacks during their matches in New Zealand. They were selling these matches as a clash of the giants. So no way are they gonna downplay either man's height & weight and I highly doubt they would bill Haystacks at a lesser weight than Andre, if he was really 50-60 lbs heavier.
62B says on 1/Apr/15
Andre with Buddy Baker. Bakers site says he was 6'6, but I suppose just like wrestlers and actors, race car drivers lie about their height too.

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Capt. Nobody says on 31/Mar/15
JT says on 27/Mar/15
From Chris's Facebook Andre the Giant History site Click Here Take that same stance and stand up straight and you really don't gain as much height as you would think - at least I didn't and more of my height is in my legs, not torso.

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If you had Andre and Haystacks change spots, you might be surprised at how different the comparison looks. It's an upward angle shot, where one object is more in the foreground than the other.

And I did a test while in mid stride, I lost about an inch and a half. So yeah, not too much of a loss.
Oanh says on 31/Mar/15
@Chaz,

Acromegaly typically occurs around 40 years of age, but it can occur at any age--even childhood. When it occurs during childhood, it's called "Giantism" or "Gigantism." Andre unknowingly had it at a very young age, but it wasn't diagnosed until his 20's. In other words, he had it before his bones fused. Eventually the long bones fused and he didn't grow taller, but his bones would grow thicker.
Charon540 says on 31/Mar/15
Rob,
I found this video which is a rare footage from 1971, and there's a guy in the comment section translating the song.

Click Here
"Andre : "With 2,14 m (7ft 0.25-.5in) and 171 kg of muscles." You think you should give an upgrade for his peak height?
Chaz says on 31/Mar/15
Oanh says on 30/Mar/15
Chaz says on 28/Mar/15
their feet are in line,Haystacks only looks closer the camera because he's bigger,and the camara is over he's side,use A tape measure on the screen there is no way they are 3 size bigger,they are the same size as Big Shows about a 18 US size tops,

When Andre wrestled in the UK they claimed he had a size 17 shoe. That would equal a size 18 in the US.

Don't forget Andre had acromegaly, so the feet, hands, and head continued to grow. When you look at Andre's head alone compared to when he was younger(1966-1969) the difference is clear. He already had acromegaly when he was a young man but since it's a progressive disease, it would take years before he got as massive as he did.

the Hands and feet dont get longer when the long bones fuse they get wider and thicker from the HGH blote,so he would of needed a wide fit not much longer boots,
RandyLC says on 31/Mar/15
6'2 says on 16/Mar/15
look its not like andre just lost height over night it was gradual just like big show so andre 1965 6'11 1967 7ft 1970 7'0.5 1972 7'1" 1980 7'0.5" 1984 7ft 1986 6'11.5" 1987 6'11" 1990 6'10.5" 1993 6'10"



If Giants Haystacks was 6'7.5", then Andre wasn't 7ft, or 7'0.5" in 1980. Then there is the picture that has both Andre, and the 6'4" Chris Taylor, and Andre doesn't have 9 inches in height on Taylor. That one is from 1975. Then what about the pictures, and video with Chuck Wepner. If Andre was 7'1" in 1972, and 7'0.5", in 1980, then he should have been at least close to 7'1" in 1976, but he clearly does not have a 7.5-8 inch advantage over Wepner. Andre was never 7ft, and he certainly was never 7'1". There is also no way that Andre was 6'11.5" in 1987, if that's the case then Hulk Hogan must have been 6'7", or a little taller than that.
aaronronius says on 30/Mar/15
that video clip is haystacks calhoun and ernie ladd, not Giant haystacks. the picture is giant haystacks and andre.

theres a picture of giant haystacks next to Antonio Inoke and andre next to inoki as well in the same setting, and andre appears to have about 5 inches on giant haystacks. someone has posted them on here before
Oanh says on 30/Mar/15
Chaz says on 28/Mar/15
their feet are in line,Haystacks only looks closer the camera because he's bigger,and the camara is over he's side,use A tape measure on the screen there is no way they are 3 size bigger,they are the same size as Big Shows about a 18 US size tops,

When Andre wrestled in the UK they claimed he had a size 17 shoe. That would equal a size 18 in the US.

Don't forget Andre had acromegaly, so the feet, hands, and head continued to grow. When you look at Andre's head alone compared to when he was younger(1966-1969) the difference is clear. He already had acromegaly when he was a young man but since it's a progressive disease, it would take years before he got as massive as he did.
Chaz says on 30/Mar/15
Click Here RoelC He's billed as 35st not 34st and Andre is billed as 35-36st,Haystacks is clearly bigger all over in that photo much bigger waist,chest,legs and forarms,and I would say 50-60lbs more in weight and 2.5-3'' shorter and the 18us shoes are what I think they are to,Haystacks has got very big feet for someone arownd the 6'7.5'' mark.
Danimal says on 29/Mar/15
James B says on 1/Mar/15
Was hogan 6'5.5?

Could have been, but I would not discount a full 6'6" for him up until 1990 or so.
RoelC says on 29/Mar/15
Chaz says on 28/Mar/15
their feet are in line,Haystacks only looks closer the camera because he's bigger,and the camara is over he's side,use A tape measure on the screen there is no way they are 3 size bigger,they are the same size as Big Shows about a 18 US size tops,

When Andre wrestled in the UK they claimed he had a size 17 shoe. That would equal a size 18 in the US.

Andre is standing next to the referee, whereas Haystacks is clearly standing in front of him. So Haystacks is closer to the camera.
Haystacks wasn't bigger than Andre at the time. This picture was taken during their tag-match in New Zealand in 1980. They billed Haystacks at 7ft, 34st & Andre at 7ft4, 35st. If Haystacks was heavier than Andre, a serious wrestling promoter would bill him heavier and don't miss on the chance of claiming Andre was facing someone bigger than him.
JT says on 29/Mar/15
Haystacks’ boot is actually longer than Andre’s but the camera is a little closer to Haystacks. Click Here

In one of these videos, Mean Gene said he wore a size 9 Click Here Cowboy boots are usually longer than regular shoes of the same size though b/c of the pointed toe.

IIRC Chris from this site had an Andre footprint that measured 13 inches long.
62B says on 29/Mar/15
Thanks RoelC. I did not realize they weren't the same person
Chaz says on 29/Mar/15
62B says on 29/Mar/15
I could not find a clip of Andre vs Haystacks, but I did find Haystacks vs Ernie Ladd in '75 and Andre vs Ernie Ladd in '76. Ladd is noticeably taller than Haystacks, probably 3", and Andre is noticeably taller than Ladd, Maybe 3".Seeing that Rob lists Haystacks at 6'7.5" there could be an argument for Andre being over 7' in the mid 70's. Personally I think Andre was probably 7' peak just like Rob has him listed. Jt's photo is clearly not a good for comparison, for one Andre is loosing significant height in his stance, then Haystacks is closer to the camera, yes there feet are close, but Haystacks is turned with his back to the camera, and we see Andre side view staring him down. What we do see as good comparison in this photo is that Andre's hands and feet were several sizes larger than Haystacks.

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That is not Giant Haystacks that is 6'1-2'' 450lbs Haystacks Calhoun, he;s nowere nere Giant Haystacks size lol
RoelC says on 29/Mar/15
62B says on 29/Mar/15
I could not find a clip of Andre vs Haystacks, but I did find Haystacks vs Ernie Ladd in '75 and Andre vs Ernie Ladd in '76. Ladd is noticeably taller than Haystacks, probably 3", and Andre is noticeably taller than Ladd, Maybe 3".Seeing that Rob lists Haystacks at 6'7.5" there could be an argument for Andre being over 7' in the mid 70's. Personally I think Andre was probably 7' peak just like Rob has him listed. Jt's photo is clearly not a good for comparison, for one Andre is loosing significant height in his stance, then Haystacks is closer to the camera, yes there feet are close, but Haystacks is turned with his back to the camera, and we see Andre side view staring him down. What we do see as good comparison in this photo is that Andre's hands and feet were several sizes larger than Haystacks.

That's Haystacks Calhoun, not Giant Haystacks! Haystacks Calhoun was a big wrestler in size, but not in height.
Oanh says on 29/Mar/15
their feet are in line,Haystacks only looks closer the camera because he's bigger,and the camara is over he's side,use A tape measure on the screen there is no way they are 3 size bigger,they are the same size as Big Shows about a 18 US size tops,

The tape measurement is not an accurate way of determining the size because of the different angles they are standing at. If his foot was lined up evenly with Haystacks foot it's clear to see it would be bigger. Heck, even at that angle it still looks bigger to the eye. Haystacks was a huge man and so was Andre. The difference was Andre was taller, bigger hands, and feet.
62B says on 29/Mar/15
I could not find a clip of Andre vs Haystacks, but I did find Haystacks vs Ernie Ladd in '75 and Andre vs Ernie Ladd in '76. Ladd is noticeably taller than Haystacks, probably 3", and Andre is noticeably taller than Ladd, Maybe 3".Seeing that Rob lists Haystacks at 6'7.5" there could be an argument for Andre being over 7' in the mid 70's. Personally I think Andre was probably 7' peak just like Rob has him listed. Jt's photo is clearly not a good for comparison, for one Andre is loosing significant height in his stance, then Haystacks is closer to the camera, yes there feet are close, but Haystacks is turned with his back to the camera, and we see Andre side view staring him down. What we do see as good comparison in this photo is that Andre's hands and feet were several sizes larger than Haystacks.

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Chaz says on 28/Mar/15
Oanh says on 27/Mar/15
That photo with Haystacks is not doing Andre justice. For one, Haystacks is closer to the camera, and, second, Andre is not standing straight like Haystacks is. Also, Andre has stated in a couple of videos that his shoe size is 20. The 22-26 claims are just hyperbole. Andre's foot is clearly bigger than Haystacks 17...so 20 seems right. No, Andre was not over 7' but he was at least 6'11" to 7' at his peak.

their feet are in line,Haystacks only looks closer the camera because he's bigger,and the camara is over he's side,use A tape measure on the screen there is no way they are 3 size bigger,they are the same size as Big Shows about a 18 US size tops,
Oanh says on 27/Mar/15
That photo with Haystacks is not doing Andre justice. For one, Haystacks is closer to the camera, and, second, Andre is not standing straight like Haystacks is. Also, Andre has stated in a couple of videos that his shoe size is 20. The 22-26 claims are just hyperbole. Andre's foot is clearly bigger than Haystacks 17...so 20 seems right. No, Andre was not over 7' but he was at least 6'11" to 7' at his peak.
Chaz says on 27/Mar/15
JT says on 27/Mar/15
From Chris's Facebook Andre the Giant History site Click Here Take that same stance and stand up straight and you really don't gain as much height as you would think - at least I didn't and more of my height is in my legs, not torso.

That is a nice clear shot of them,the thing to note is the feet and boots,not only are they the same type of boots but they are about the same size,and Haystacks used a size 16 UK size that is 17 US size so all the rubish about Andre having 22-26 Size is fantsy land,and Remmber in 1980 Haystacks was only billed as 36st 504Lbs and he's much Wider even then,and look as the Forarms? no way was Andre over 6'10'' in the Evening.
JT says on 27/Mar/15
From Chris's Facebook Andre the Giant History site Click Here Take that same stance and stand up straight and you really don't gain as much height as you would think - at least I didn't and more of my height is in my legs, not torso.
me says on 18/Mar/15
6'2 says on 16/Mar/15
look its not like andre just lost height over night it was gradual just like big show so andre 1965 6'11 1967 7ft 1970 7'0.5 1972 7'1" 1980 7'0.5" 1984 7ft 1986 6'11.5" 1987 6'11" 1990 6'10.5" 1993 6'10"

Well put. Probably the most logical breakdown of Andre's height I have heard on here in a long time.
6'2 says on 16/Mar/15
look its not like andre just lost height over night it was gradual just like big show so andre 1965 6'11 1967 7ft 1970 7'0.5 1972 7'1" 1980 7'0.5" 1984 7ft 1986 6'11.5" 1987 6'11" 1990 6'10.5" 1993 6'10"
Smarty says on 9/Mar/15
Going by the wrestling action figures...looks like Big Show has Andre by 1/8" ;-)
Andre: 6'11 5/8"
Big Show: 6'11 3/4"
LOL! Too funny! ;-) but...probably about accurate.

Show has Andre by at least 1" in that wrestling figures picture posted.
Oanh says on 9/Mar/15
Sixseven says on 22/Feb/15
I don't see him taller than 6'8 1/2".

Even when Andre was broken-down near the end, he was about 6'10", so there is no way he was that low at his peak height. LOL
N says on 7/Mar/15
6'11" so a promoter would round it up, naturally. McMahon has a preoccupation with size so he interviews Andre standing on a box and bills him up to give WWF the "eighth wonder of the world". Anybody close to Andre's height gets a complimentary boost. Thanks to Andre the next 30 years of WWF/E gets a height boost. Lately, wrestlers have been getting less of a height boost but still the weight boost. Billed heights are closer to the mark now. Has anybody noticed Big Shows boots getting bigger lifts? Gotta be a good 1.5 inches now.
RP says on 6/Mar/15
Going by the wrestling action figures...looks like Big Show has Andre by 1/8" ;-)
Andre: 6'11 5/8"
Big Show: 6'11 3/4"
LOL! Too funny! ;-) but...probably about accurate.
James B says on 1/Mar/15
Was hogan 6'5.5?
Oanh says on 27/Feb/15
James B says on 27/Feb/15
If hogan was a full 6'6 then andre looks about 6'10 1/2 here.. Keep in mind hogan is clearly sizing up Andre and forcing posturing and raising his head up also whereas andre is more relaxed

However you never know hogan could have been 6'5.5 peak?

This was after Andre had his back surgery in '86, and it looks like Andre still had about 5.5" over Hogan.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 27/Feb/15
James B

Please consider that Hogan is much closer to the camera.

Imagine Andre would stand as straight as Hogan in 1979 Click Here
Andre also had minimum0.5" footweardisadvantage in the 1979 staredown
James B says on 27/Feb/15
If hogan was a full 6'6 then andre looks about 6'10 1/2 here.. Keep in mind hogan is clearly sizing up Andre and forcing posturing and raising his head up also whereas andre is more relaxed

However you never know hogan could have been 6'5.5 peak?

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miko says on 23/Feb/15
No taller than 6'11 peak. 6'10.5 seems right. Probably closer to 6'9 towards his death.
Ali Baba says on 23/Feb/15
dicksock says on 21/Feb/15
Here is the best Andre/Big Show comparison:
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There you have it. Definitive proof that Show edges out Andre. LOL
Sixseven says on 22/Feb/15
I don't see him taller than 6'8 1/2".
Gretz says on 22/Feb/15
I totally agree with both you guys.(Danimal how have you been my old friend?)I have only posted here a couple of times since 2008.And if you look up you tube,their are vids of a young Andre where he looks every bit 7"1".I think by the time he wrestled Hogan at WM3 he was down to about 6'10.5"
singer5 says on 21/Feb/15
hey fellas there's a page on facebook titled andre the giant history. It shows alot of great photos of the giant. There are two where he is standing close to a door with cinder blocks as a measuring guide. Some of you have a keener eye than i do. Do you think you estimate his height by these cinder blocks? Any ways, i believe that Andre was 7ft at peak but 6'9" at the end. Hey if Hogan and Richard kiel could lose that much height, why not Andre. Cheers
dicksock says on 21/Feb/15
Here is the best Andre/Big Show comparison:
Click Here
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 18/Feb/15
Danimal says on 15/Feb/15
I think Andre at his peak was just over 7'0" (7'0.25.-7'0.5"...same as a young and healthy Big Show). By 1981 (post ankle break) through 1986 (pre-back surgery) he was around 6'11.5" (he was getting slightly hunched compared to his 1970's shape at this point). By the late 80's I believe he fell to about 6'10.5", due to spinal surgeries and ever increasing bad posture/weight gain. Post-1990, well, in my opinion he could have been somewhere between 6'9" and 6'10, it's hard to say considering he became even more morbidly obese and needed crutches to stand up and was not even a pale shadow of his former self. Crazy to think that he was ONLY 46 years old at the time of his death.


100% Agreed
Danimal says on 15/Feb/15
I think Andre at his peak was just over 7'0" (7'0.25.-7'0.5"...same as a young and healthy Big Show). By 1981 (post ankle break) through 1986 (pre-back surgery) he was around 6'11.5" (he was getting slightly hunched compared to his 1970's shape at this point). By the late 80's I believe he fell to about 6'10.5", due to spinal surgeries and ever increasing bad posture/weight gain. Post-1990, well, in my opinion he could have been somewhere between 6'9" and 6'10, it's hard to say considering he became even more morbidly obese and needed crutches to stand up and was not even a pale shadow of his former self. Crazy to think that he was ONLY 46 years old at the time of his death.
just because says on 15/Feb/15
James B says on 10/Feb/15
6'9 in the late 80s

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Yet, he was nearly 3" taller than solid 6'8" Giant Baba in 1990. I would say Andre was at least 6'10.5" in the late 80s/early 90s and at least 6'11" in his prime. Again, based on Andre's comments alone, he was never more than 7'0.25".


Take into account Andre is in big wrestling boots and Kevin Nash was probably around 6'8.5-6'8.75 back in 2011.

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Shouldnt the ropes match up in your pic surely the rope height would always be a constant
dicksock says on 14/Feb/15
James B says on 12/Feb/15
dicksock says on 11/Feb/15
James B says on 10/Feb/15
6'9 in the late 80s

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Yet, he was nearly 3" taller than solid 6'8" Giant Baba in 1990. I would say Andre was at least 6'10.5" in the late 80s/early 90s and at least 6'11" in his prime. Again, based on Andre's comments alone, he was never more than 7'0.25".


Take into account Andre is in big wrestling boots and Kevin Nash was probably around 6'8.5-6'8.75 back in 2011.

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Ok, let me go through some of the reasons your're wrong:

1: We've seen Nash next to Mane from the early 90's and they were virtually the same height. That is a fact. Andre past his prime was at least 2" taller than Mane. That is also a fact.

2: Andre was still 2-3" taller than the solid 6'8" Giant Baba. This point has not been addressed.

3: Duggan was on his tippy toes in that image and would have been about an inch taller than HHH. This fact invalidates your whole theory.

4: Your comparison shows Nash having the same size, girth, and headsize as Andre the Giant. This is nonsense.

5: Nash is still at least 6'9. You better have some real evidence if you want me to believe that he isn't.

Again, Andre was 2-3" taller than the solid 6'8" Giant Baba in 1990. This is fact, not some half baked comparison pic.
James B says on 12/Feb/15
dicksock says on 11/Feb/15
James B says on 10/Feb/15
6'9 in the late 80s

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Yet, he was nearly 3" taller than solid 6'8" Giant Baba in 1990. I would say Andre was at least 6'10.5" in the late 80s/early 90s and at least 6'11" in his prime. Again, based on Andre's comments alone, he was never more than 7'0.25".


Take into account Andre is in big wrestling boots and Kevin Nash was probably around 6'8.5-6'8.75 back in 2011.

Click Here
dicksock says on 11/Feb/15
James B says on 10/Feb/15
6'9 in the late 80s

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Yet, he was nearly 3" taller than solid 6'8" Giant Baba in 1990. I would say Andre was at least 6'10.5" in the late 80s/early 90s and at least 6'11" in his prime. Again, based on Andre's comments alone, he was never more than 7'0.25".
James B says on 10/Feb/15
6'9 in the late 80s
NCL says on 3/Feb/15
dicksock says on 2/Feb/15
Frank says on 1/Feb/15
Yes JT I did see that picture of Wilt, Andre & Arnold in street clothes
What I remembered is that Wilt was clearly Taller about 2 to 2.5 inches @ that time I believed Andre was 7ft 4 so to see him shorter than a 7ft 1 guy I was surprised

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Has anyone been able to just simply ask Arnold who was taller? He hung out with them pretty regularly during the filming of the movie.


Speaking of which, the WWE is inducting Arnold into their hall of fame. They actually showed the pic of Wilt and Andre lifting Arnold which I was very surprised about because because they're so close in height in the picture:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JhVdT4OdNw (2:25-2:29)
RYAN11 says on 3/Feb/15
This whole Andre with Wilt picture debate is really interesting. Take a look at this picture of them, level ground and same distance to the camera with equal posture. Andre may have had a half inch gain from those low heeled boots but that is it. If you forget about their hair (Wilt has a huge wig on) Andre is an inch taller! So iof Wilt was 7'1", then Andre was at that time 7'2" if not within a half inch barefoot. Why so many argue he was never over 6'10-11" is beyond me, he clearly was taller than that and easily over 7 feet. Never the 7'4-5" that Vince billed him at, but within a couple inches.
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dicksock says on 2/Feb/15
Frank says on 1/Feb/15
Yes JT I did see that picture of Wilt, Andre & Arnold in street clothes
What I remembered is that Wilt was clearly Taller about 2 to 2.5 inches @ that time I believed Andre was 7ft 4 so to see him shorter than a 7ft 1 guy I was surprised

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Has anyone been able to just simply ask Arnold who was taller? He hung out with them pretty regularly during the filming of the movie.
Oanh says on 2/Feb/15
Rob, what would you estimate Andre's height in the photos with WIlt and Arnold? Wilt is a legit 7'1" and he had a thick wig on making him appear even taller. In one of those photos, they look the same height. Given Wilt's wig, and Andre's heel advantage, where do you see him at?
ReturnofG says on 2/Feb/15
JT says on 28/Jan/15
I assume we have Chris to thank once again for these rare photos of Andre over the years Click Here Maybe one day the claimed pic of Wilt in street clothes with Andre will show up....

The photo with 6’5” Don Leo Jonathan in cowboy boots is revealing Click Here


Sadly JT the Loch Ness Monster will never give that picture up. Hmmm, maybe the Wolfman has a copy?
Frank says on 1/Feb/15
Yes JT I did see that picture of Wilt, Andre & Arnold in street clothes
What I remembered is that Wilt was clearly Taller about 2 to 2.5 inches @ that time I believed Andre was 7ft 4 so to see him shorter than a 7ft 1 guy I was surprised
JT says on 28/Jan/15
I assume we have Chris to thank once again for these rare photos of Andre over the years Click Here Maybe one day the claimed pic of Wilt in street clothes with Andre will show up....

The photo with 6’5” Don Leo Jonathan in cowboy boots is revealing Click Here
Halb says on 26/Jan/15
Can't recall the mags, but Hogan was billed at 6'7 in '91.
Might have also been in one of the UK programmes. I recall Slaughter was billed at sometimes 6'3, and sometimes 6'6. This may have been down to the fact there wasn't much height difference between the two on the posters. :D
Chaz says on 26/Jan/15
RoelC says on 26/Jan/15
Chaz says on 25/Jan/15
I am not Sure dicksock what year it is,maybe someone else knows,I would say 1968 or 1969 looks like when he was geting billed 140kg and 208-210cms

That picture is from mid-1969, when Andre was touring the UK. He was billed at 6'10"-6'11" at the time, so he wasn't taller than that.
Brian Glover was billed as 'the man from Paris' for odd reason. He had a heavy Yorkshire accent. Can't tell if he was 5'10" in his prime, but in 1991 (age 57) he was several inches shorter than Rik Mayall in the tv-show Bottom.

The reason he used the name Leon Arris The man from Paris,was because the real Leon Ariss was booked to come to the UK and could not make it,and they had allready printed the posters,so he stood in for him,then used the name there after lol, I have seen him listed at 5'9'' to.
RoelC says on 26/Jan/15
Chaz says on 25/Jan/15
I am not Sure dicksock what year it is,maybe someone else knows,I would say 1968 or 1969 looks like when he was geting billed 140kg and 208-210cms

That picture is from mid-1969, when Andre was touring the UK. He was billed at 6'10"-6'11" at the time, so he wasn't taller than that.
Brian Glover was billed as 'the man from Paris' for odd reason. He had a heavy Yorkshire accent. Can't tell if he was 5'10" in his prime, but in 1991 (age 57) he was several inches shorter than Rik Mayall in the tv-show Bottom.
Danimal says on 25/Jan/15
Iconjj says on 23/Jan/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 22/Jan/15
RP
Maybe I remember wrong but what I saw from WWE(F) during early nineties Hulk was billed 6´8" 303" until he left after WM 8.

After his Return at WM 9 WWF billed him 6´7" 275lbs and he didn´t lose weight for Movie roles in first place, it was because of the steroid scandal...
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I've never heard of Hulk being billed anything less than 6'8 during his 84 to 93 run.... His weight was always 302, 303, or the WM III 292. if you have proof of otherwise, i'll gladly stand corrected....

You are correct in that he was never billed at less than 6'8" during his WWF run, BUT, he was billed at different weights throughout the 80's. He was billed between 320 and 340 pounds in the late 70's and very early 80's (his first run with the WWF). In 1986, I saw several 307 and 310 pounds billings for Hogan. In 1987, they billed him in his 290's and even as low as 287 at a later date. By the early 90's he was forced by Vince McMahon to get off roids and go clean because of the trials and he went down to 230 pounds, yet was still billed at either 302 or 303 pounds. At that time, I saw him in a magazine (not WWF) where he was listed at 6'6" and 260 or 265 pounds (promoting either Suburban Commando or Mr. Nanny). WCW began billing him as 6'7" and 260 something pounds when he came on board and eventually 275 pounds.
Halb says on 25/Jan/15
There were 6'7" billings for Hogan before WM9. Even before they brought in Sid Justice who they billed at 6'9 and had clear height on Hogan in mid '91.
Chaz says on 25/Jan/15
I am not Sure dicksock what year it is,maybe someone else knows,I would say 1968 or 1969 looks like when he was geting billed 140kg and 208-210cms
62B says on 25/Jan/15
Chaz says on 24/Jan/15
not seen this befor Andre with 5'10'' Brian Glover no way was he 7' then Click Here
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Horrible picture for comparison. It is taken at a weird angle that for sure favors the other guy, plus Dicksock is right Andre, is not standing straight. Do you even know for sure that this Brian Glover's height is 5'10"? For sure Andre does not look anywhere near his billed height of 7'4". Not sure how old he is in that picture, but I'd say he looks anywhere from the 6'10" to 7", but it is a bad picture for trying to determine height.
dicksock says on 25/Jan/15
Chaz says on 24/Jan/15
not seen this befor Andre with 5'10'' Brian Glover no way was he 7' then Click Here

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What year is that? Had he stopped growing by that point? His posture is complete garbage. If he stood to his full height, he would have around 12/13" on Glover and Glover had about .5" of footwear advantage. Honestly, Andre looks around 6'11" there. If he stood straight, the top of his head would reach the very top of the photo or very close to it. Like Adrian Street said, he was 6'11" at his tallest before he left for America. I don't think he ever exceeded 6'11.5".
RoelC says on 24/Jan/15
Some pics of a young Andre that haven't been posted here before.
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Click Here (Group shot in Japan with Karl Gotch & Billy Robinson)
Click Here (From Grand Prix wrestling, Andre vs. Don Leo Jonathan). Great shot of the two provided by the Andre the Giant History facebook page which is maintained by Chris.

All pics were probably taken somewhere in 1970-1972.
Chaz says on 24/Jan/15
not seen this befor Andre with 5'10'' Brian Glover no way was he 7' then Click Here
RP says on 23/Jan/15
Re-watched the episode of Letterman. Andre actually says that his current weight was 470 lbs. And that he had not drank beer in 14 months. And that when he was drinking heavily his all time high was 560 lbs!
Iconjj says on 23/Jan/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 22/Jan/15
RP
Maybe I remember wrong but what I saw from WWE(F) during early nineties Hulk was billed 6´8" 303" until he left after WM 8.

After his Return at WM 9 WWF billed him 6´7" 275lbs and he didn´t lose weight for Movie roles in first place, it was because of the steroid scandal...
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I've never heard of Hulk being billed anything less than 6'8 during his 84 to 93 run.... His weight was always 302, 303, or the WM III 292. if you have proof of otherwise, i'll gladly stand corrected....
JT says on 23/Jan/15
Really, RP? I don’t recall WWF ever billing Hogan under 6’8” during his championship years. The first 6'7" billing I remember was after he left for WCW. And Hogan’s weight loss was not for TV or movie roles but instead because he was off the juice. You have all this wonderful “inside knowledge,” including measured heights down to the 1/4 inch and “true actual weights,” but never provide any links to support your claims. That’s a hint....
Oanh says on 22/Jan/15
Rob, what's your opinion on Alain Delaunois? Everywhere that I've looked on the internet has him at 7' 6". His listed height is consistent. If he is in fact 7'6", what would you guess his weight at?
[Editor Rob: there's not much on him out there, but from the little I see, I'm not sure he really looks in 7ft 6 range. Somewhere in 520-40 range.]
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 22/Jan/15
RP
Maybe I remember wrong but what I saw from WWE(F) during early nineties Hulk was billed 6´8" 303" until he left after WM 8.

After his Return at WM 9 WWF billed him 6´7" 275lbs and he didn´t lose weight for Movie roles in first place, it was because of the steroid scandal...
RP says on 22/Jan/15
Dick Sock is correct, the WWF & McMahon was pushing Hogan as the next Super Hero unbeatable Champ. But they were doing so by making Andre look even bigger & unbeatable...because this would make Hogan's victory even more amazing & history making! Dicksock is also correct in that Hogan & McMahon elected to use Hogan 's true actual weight of 294 lbs from the photo shot they did for the WM3 programs which was done in late February 1987. And they even billed Andre at that ridiculous 7'5" on the official program instead of his normal 7'4". Which is another reason they gave Hogan 6'8" again. Because Hogan indeed come up to the bridge in Andre's nose. Which anyone with a brain would know wasn't a 9" height difference! WWF had sober the last two years from '85-'87 officially billing Hogan @ 6'7". Mostly due to Wrestlemania #1 and that they knew The whole world knew Ali was 6'2.5" to 6'3"! And Hogan wouldn't be able to pull off 6'8" in ring & out if cowboy boots with Ali. So, WWF immediately starting billing Hogan @ 6'7" @ WM1. And then switched back to 6'8" for WM3. And by WM4 Hogan was back to being billed at his custom 6'7" & 302-303 lbs. Which stuck until about 1992 in which WWF dropped his billed weight to 292 lbs starting with his Wrestlemania match with Sgt Slaughter & his feud with him & Yokozuna. 292 stuck until he left the WWF...and think he took a year off, lost a ton of weight for TV & movie roles...and when he went to the WCW the billed him @ 6'7" & 275 lbs. On a few rare occasions WCW even actually billed Hogan @ just 6'6"...and his billed weight during his WCW run was always between 273-280 lbs.
RP says on 22/Jan/15
Oanh, I'll have to re-watch that Letterman episode...but, I'm 99% positive Andre said he currently weighed about 480 lbs...but, at one time was as heavy as 540 from drinking to much beer?
6'2 says on 21/Jan/15
everybodbody give it a break ha did u notice hogan to big show hogans lost 3" of height since he saw andre and there is the same difference between both which comes to 1 conclusion andre lost 2" so this finally comes to an end andre was a legit 7'4" at his talleat
NCL says on 21/Jan/15
Oanh says on 20/Jan/15
@dicksock, yeah that first photo is suspect, but some have said the woman is on a stool? The one next with the van looks legit. Did you see the photo with him next to a door? If it's a standard door, then he is well above 7 feet. I don't think he is 600lbs...somebody said that on a different website. He looks about 450 lbs.

There's a photo of him next to a door and other photos and a video at the linke below (didn't get to watch the video yet):

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Oanh says on 20/Jan/15
@dicksock, yeah that first photo is suspect, but some have said the woman is on a stool? The one next with the van looks legit. Did you see the photo with him next to a door? If it's a standard door, then he is well above 7 feet. I don't think he is 600lbs...somebody said that on a different website. He looks about 450 lbs.
dicksock says on 16/Jan/15
Oanh says on 12/Jan/15
Rob, have you seen/heard of Alain Delaunois from Belgium? He is on a couple of websites with photos. He has been measured at 7'6-7'6.5". He is reportedly 600lbs! He sure looks that big. Take a look at him if you haven't seen him. Bigger than Andre? Height wise he is, but I'm not sure in girth.

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Wait a second. There is no way he is 7'6.5"! I looked at his pictures and videos and he doesn't look above 7' or 600lbs. He looks more like Uncle Elmer's size. Just a big fat guy who is taller than average.

This guy is 7'6.5?! I'm calling bs. He is nothing compared to Andre.
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Oanh says on 13/Jan/15
@RP, when David Letterman introduced Andre, he said Andre was 7'4 and weighs about 500 lbs. Andre never said that during the interview. He only said that he used to weigh 560lbs when he was drinking beer.
Oanh says on 12/Jan/15
Rob, have you seen/heard of Alain Delaunois from Belgium? He is on a couple of websites with photos. He has been measured at 7'6-7'6.5". He is reportedly 600lbs! He sure looks that big. Take a look at him if you haven't seen him. Bigger than Andre? Height wise he is, but I'm not sure in girth.
dicksock says on 11/Jan/15
6'2 says on 11/Jan/15
ha dicksock are you talking about the difference between studd and andre in 1989 when studd wore lifts and was already a 6'7 giant himself and andre was past his prime phsically by about 6yrs, there are lots of pics aswel to show that hogan wasnt up to andres eyebrows only for the promotions of wm3 did hogan ever come near andre and trust me they werent standing next to each other this was all to promote hogan as the next big thing andre was passing the torch there hardly going to make hogan look small this wasnt a david and golioth affair this was to make hogan the next big 6'8" 303lb kayfabe unbeatable champ and bring wrestling to new heights there not going to make there main attraction look smaall in them days.

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Ok, now you're just making stuff up and not making any sense. Since when did Studd wear lifts at WM 5? He looked nearly the same height as Jake Roberts in that match as well. Andre didn't appear to be much if any shorter in 1989 than in his prime; maybe .5" or something. You're dead wrong about Wrestlemania III. The WWF WANTED it to be a David vs. Goliath type match and even listed Hogan at 295 lbs rather than his usual 302 or 303. Hogan always came up to around Andre's eyebrows or the bridge of his nose. In the AWA, in 1982, Hogan looked as tall or taller next to Andre than he did in the WWF. There was no more than 6" between them in New Japan either and again looked more like ~5.5" max. I'm not trying to claim Andre was 6'10"-6'11" peak. I have been saying for years that he was 6'11"-7' in his prime. I was simply responding to heightcrazyred for saying Hogan was only 6'5" in his prime, but Andre was 7'0.5". Those numbers make no sense. I personally think Hogan was around 6'6" and Andre was around 6'11.5" at the tallest. Although, it may be more like 6'5.75" and 6'11".
6'2 says on 11/Jan/15
ha dicksock are you talking about the difference between studd and andre in 1989 when studd wore lifts and was already a 6'7 giant himself and andre was past his prime phsically by about 6yrs, there are lots of pics aswel to show that hogan wasnt up to andres eyebrows only for the promotions of wm3 did hogan ever come near andre and trust me they werent standing next to each other this was all to promote hogan as the next big thing andre was passing the torch there hardly going to make hogan look small this wasnt a david and golioth affair this was to make hogan the next big 6'8" 303lb kayfabe unbeatable champ and bring wrestling to new heights there not going to make there main attraction look smaall in them days. andre still 7ft+prime in and around 6'11-7ft at the end.hogan did not come up to andres eyebrows period! and me not being able to handle the truth is absurd i could honestly care less its my opionion is all.putting andre 6'10 or 11" prime youd have the whole height of every wrestler in that period drastically downgraded
Iconjj says on 10/Jan/15
andre says on 8/Jan/15
Prime Hulk hogan 1975 1987 would be around randy orton height or even taller 6f4 prime and 6ft2.5 today

andre was about 6ft9 prime and 6ft7.5 at the end
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K dude, whatever gets you through the night.
Aaronious says on 9/Jan/15
and Thanks Capt Nobody, the comparison pic is really good here, because the ropes are equidistant with each other, AND both Jorge and Andre are standing in roughly the same spot/distance from the camera
Aaronious says on 9/Jan/15
i met duggan recently at an indy show, he is every bit of 6'3" when he stands straight. i am a full 6'2 1/4", and he is about an inch taller than me
andre says on 8/Jan/15
Prime Hulk hogan 1975 1987 would be around randy orton height or even taller 6f4 prime and 6ft2.5 today

andre was about 6ft9 prime and 6ft7.5 at the end
Halb says on 8/Jan/15
André usually looked around 4/5 inches taller than Studd.
Danimal says on 7/Jan/15
JT says on 30/Dec/14
62B says on 29/Dec/14
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Not sure if this worked that past few times I posted so I m trying again.
Its a pic of 6'3" Duggan standing next to what looks to me a 7' Andre from 1988 when Andre supposedly already lost height

Duggan was billed at 6’3” but wasn’t within 2 inches of ~6’5” guys like Jake, Hogan and Hillbilly Jim. He was about the same height as legit 6’2” Sting. Click Here

JT, Hogan was taller than both Hilbilly and Jake the Snake in the 1980's.
Guy B says on 7/Jan/15
With Andre the Giant, I think he was in the 6'10" range when he was at Wrestlemania 3, maybe a little over, but as his condition took its toll and his system and joints began to shut down, his posture became more effected and he became more hunched over. When you look at the size difference between Andre and Hogan, it's not much different than Undertaker and Hogan and Taker is around 6'8".

He might have been slightly taller in his prime, when he was thinner and his joints were more mobile but I don't think he was ever anything over 7'0 but still a giant man regardless.
dicksock says on 7/Jan/15
6'2 says on 6/Jan/15
dicksock the 5" difference with andre and hogan isnt fact stop going on like it is if hogan 6'5 then andre 6'10 if hogans 6'6 then andres 6'11 if andre is 7ft then hogan must be 6'7 just stop thats just your opionion thers being pictures on here that have shown andre to have 6-7" on studd alone and he was taller than hogon

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Sorry if you can't handle the truth, but it is the truth. All of the hundreds of pieces of evidence illustrate this truth. If someone comes up to a person's eyebrows every time and there is no footwear advantage, it is safe to say that person is less than 6" shorter than the other person. I don't know where you think you have seen Andre looking 6-7" taller than Studd, but he was not. He was about 4" taller at Wrestlemania V when he stood as tall as he could. It is not just me that knows Andre wasn't more than 5.5" taller than Hogan. Pretty much every on this page can easily see that. It's not like I'm going on one picture; there is a seemingly endless amount of evidence that proves my point and nothing shows more than a 6" difference...nothing. On the other hand, there are plenty of pictures and videos where the difference is less than 5".
ReturnofG says on 7/Jan/15
6'2 says on 6/Jan/15
dicksock the 5" difference with andre and hogan isnt fact stop going on like it is if hogan 6'5 then andre 6'10 if hogans 6'6 then andres 6'11 if andre is 7ft then hogan must be 6'7 just stop thats just your opionion thers being pictures on here that have shown andre to have 6-7" on studd alone and he was taller than hogon there is no proff of andre the giants height.in the princess bride film nothing to do with wrestling they had 6'5 double and andre dwarfed him when asked if he was 7'6" then he said no 7'4" why question him no one else did for me hes easily 7ft+ tallest possibly 6'11" 90s still had several inches on 6'8 giant baba at this time


Exactly 6'2!
Kunoichi says on 7/Jan/15
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MaVZ3kTwXn8
1972,As Monster Roussimoff.To me it does not look like there are seven feet tall of Andre.
white.ap.teacup.com/corona/2189.html
6'2 says on 6/Jan/15
dicksock the 5" difference with andre and hogan isnt fact stop going on like it is if hogan 6'5 then andre 6'10 if hogans 6'6 then andres 6'11 if andre is 7ft then hogan must be 6'7 just stop thats just your opionion thers being pictures on here that have shown andre to have 6-7" on studd alone and he was taller than hogon there is no proff of andre the giants height.in the princess bride film nothing to do with wrestling they had 6'5 double and andre dwarfed him when asked if he was 7'6" then he said no 7'4" why question him no one else did for me hes easily 7ft+ tallest possibly 6'11" 90s still had several inches on 6'8 giant baba at this time
Capt. Nobody says on 6/Jan/15
JT says on 3/Jan/15
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Dicksock, both Andre’s and Duggan’s heads are tilted back in 62B’s screen shot, which is why they don’t appear as long as they actually are. 62B chose that shot, I didn’t. When Andre’s head is level, it comes out around 12 inches, not counting the double chin. Click Here His eyes are around the 6’5.5” level here so it’s maybe 4.5”-5” inches more to the top of the scalp. Andre could probably squeeze out a little more height but it won’t change the length of his head.

Look at guys like Steph Curry and Andrew Bogut if you want to see what 6’2” vs. 6’11” is supposed to look like. This isn’t it. Click Here

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Nope, not a chance unless you want to now go with the idea that Andre's head goes up to the top of his hair. That shot according to where you've placed the top of Andre's head previously is still about 2 inches off. And going off of what things "look like" gets you a ruler that's incorrect. That shot might bring Andre's head into the 10.5 range depending on where the top of his head is.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 6/Jan/15
dicksock says on 6/Jan/15
The bottom line is this: You can't have it both ways. A 6'5/6'5.25" Hogan means a 6'10.5" peak Andre.



No, it´s your estimation - bottom line.
For the 1979 staredown
My estimation says Hogan had at least 0.5" footwearadvantage and Andre isn´t standing as straight as Hogan. Andre has him by at least 5.5".

Regarding Andres thinner soles I say 6" If both stand straight, so 6´5"-6´5.25" and 6´11"-6´11.25" for their evening height.


Your Heightloss theory is of, we´ll never know how much they lost over the day at peak but for Andre 1.5"-2" wouldn´t be that unusual.

I talked with a lot of people about their heightloss and I now I lost up to a full inch over the day from 6´1"-6´0" wich is a tad more than usual.
With to damaged discs I only lost peak morningheight not eveningheight and wake about 6´0.75" now.

Most people tell me they lose 1.5-2cm and all I measured lost 1,8cm-2,2cm shortest was 146cm evening and tallest 195,8cm evening.

It all depends on how thick your discs are naturally, we can´t see how thick Andres discs are but he has a much longer spine than Hogan and much more bodyweight pressing his discs so big potential to lose much more than Hogan over the day and Hogan spend a lot more time training his backmuscles than Andre.

So my estimations are in cm

Hogan out of bed 198cm, evening very peak 196cm.
Andre out of bed 215cm, evening very peak 211cm.
Halb says on 6/Jan/15
Gretz says on 3/Jan/15
I haven`t posted here in about 4 years,But I see most of the same poster`s are still here.Daminal ,Halb Dicksock,ect.,On you tube they were questioning his true height.And in a video from 1971,or even 1966.Andre claims he is 7"0ft. 376 pounds of muscle.(hit both of them on youtube).And I didn`t forget about you J.T,i was there when texas tom was still posting!
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Haha, Gretz! I rarely post here, but I pop in to read up when bored. I recall texastom! He was the only poster on here whom I encountered who I thought was a real wanker. :D
dicksock says on 6/Jan/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 5/Jan/15
dicksock says on 4/Jan/15
Please tell me your joking. Prove he didn't say it? That's complete garbage. His 7'0.5" or 214 cm claim was his billing, not some fact. How can you think Hogan was only 6'5.25" at his tallest, yet believe Andre was 7'0.5"? There was never more than a solid 5" between them. Hogan was 6'5.5"-6'6" and Andre was around 6'11/6'11.5" at his tallest. Unless Hogan really was a legit 6'7", I'm not buying that Andre was 7'0.5".
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Then you don´t remember all I wrote, I said In Andre´s prime right after he stopped growing and years before he met Hulk he could measure 7´0"-7´0.5" for a morning measurement and be down to 6´11"-6´11.5" evening.

Don´t forget Hogans footwearadvantage over Andre in wrestlingboots...
Imo the 1979 staredown shows 5.5"gap with Andre not full straight and Hogan having 0.5-1" footwearadvantage. So one of Hogans believable claims is that Andre had a half foot on him.

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The bottom line is this: You can't have it both ways. A 6'5/6'5.25" Hogan means a 6'10.5" peak Andre. I didn't see any real footwear advantage or posture advantage by Hogan. I am not saying it's impossible Andre could have been 7' out of bed at his tallest (1971-mid 80s) and lost an inch of height by the evening. I'm just saying that if you want Andre to have been 6'11.5" by the evening, Hogan had to have been at least 6'6" by the evening. I don't see why Andre would have lost significantly more height than Hogan throughout the day. Hogan was a huge man himself.

If I had to guess peak morning heights, I'd say Hogan was ~6'6.25" morning/6'5.75" evening and Andre was ~6'11.75" morning/6'11" evening.
Chaz says on 6/Jan/15
people need to stop with this rubish,Andre's face was 11.75'' the 6'' point on he's face is just over the tip of he's nose,unlees Duggan was 6'4'' Andre was not 7' a 6'5'' Hogan should of been under he's nose,
Gretz says on 6/Jan/15
Dicksock I agree,Patera claiming Studd went from 6'8" to 6'11 1/2" is totally assinine.After a certain age hgh does not make you grow any taller.And he was getting it from cadavers.They could not synthasize it yet.This gave him the illness that killed him.Something like mad cow disease!
Gretz says on 6/Jan/15
I think Andre was 7'01/2 inch in his early 20`s,going by new video that I have seen.(search for his earliest vids!)And even by 1978 he looks 7'0(Backlund pic)even by 1984(wilt pic)he looks 6'11"3/4.By WM#3 he is down to about 6'101/2,and i have been following his career since 1974.When he was a true 7'0".And I know J.t and vegas if he still posts here but will never admit it.Well I am here to tell you after 10 years j.T is still wrong.He even use to admit that Andre was at least 6'11 many years ago,and posted many photos to prove it.What changed his mind,Vegas did he jumped right on his band wagon and said Andre was 6'10"!
62B says on 5/Jan/15
JT says on 4/Jan/15
62B Duggan does not stand on his tippy toes. He stands on one foot, which can make him a little taller but he also leans in towards Andre. It makes very little difference even if Andre has slightly better posture than Duggan Click Here This is what a 7’0” Duggan would have looked like (6’2” + 10” head) Click Here Your persistence of a 7'0" Andre, especially at this stage of his life, is really pretty silly. How old are you BTW?

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I know you watched the video JT, so you do know he was on his toes, both of them. Go back and watch frame by frame, and when he comes back down off the one foot in your pic, he shortens noticeably. My persistence that Andre was close to 7' at this stage in his life is that I ran into him, he knocked me down, I stood up, he straightened up, I sized him up for a few seconds, and took off for my plane I was late for. If he wasn't 7', then he was very close to it. If I would have felt he was 6'8", 6'9", or 6'10", then that's what I would be saying. I have said in the past that he may have been 6'10 1/2 when I saw him, but I really think any shorter is "silly" as you like to say. IMO Andre was a little under 7' in 1988 and 7'peak. I think when he looks 6'9" - 6'10" it is due to posture.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 5/Jan/15
dicksock says on 4/Jan/15
Please tell me your joking. Prove he didn't say it? That's complete garbage. His 7'0.5" or 214 cm claim was his billing, not some fact. How can you think Hogan was only 6'5.25" at his tallest, yet believe Andre was 7'0.5"? There was never more than a solid 5" between them. Hogan was 6'5.5"-6'6" and Andre was around 6'11/6'11.5" at his tallest. Unless Hogan really was a legit 6'7", I'm not buying that Andre was 7'0.5".
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Then you don´t remember all I wrote, I said In Andre´s prime right after he stopped growing and years before he met Hulk he could measure 7´0"-7´0.5" for a morning measurement and be down to 6´11"-6´11.5" evening.

Don´t forget Hogans footwearadvantage over Andre in wrestlingboots...
Imo the 1979 staredown shows 5.5"gap with Andre not full straight and Hogan having 0.5-1" footwearadvantage. So one of Hogans believable claims is that Andre had a half foot on him.
62B says on 5/Jan/15
JT says on 4/Jan/15
62B Duggan does not stand on his tippy toes. He stands on one foot, which can make him a little taller but he also leans in towards Andre. It makes very little difference even if Andre has slightly better posture than Duggan Click Here This is what a 7’0” Duggan would have looked like (6’2” + 10” head) Click Here Your persistence of a 7'0" Andre, especially at this stage of his life, is really pretty silly. How old are you BTW?

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I know you watched the video JT, so you do know he was on his toes, both of them. Go back and watch frame by frame, and when he comes back down off he one foot in you pic, he shortens noticeably.
Danimal says on 5/Jan/15
me says on 1/Jan/15
Duggan next to Vince always has him by 2". The still from Duggan and Andre is just another example of how tall Andre was when he stood straight. You can't have it both ways. Vince was 6'2" and Duggan was obviously taller and Andre clearly had 9-10" on Duggan because of that Giant noggin. There is just no way Andre was under 7' peak, its just ridiculous. The Myth was 7'4" not 7'.

Vince was minimum 6'1" at his peak. Duggan was 6'2"-6'3" imo.
62B says on 4/Jan/15
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not sure where this is from, and I suppose just because they printed 7' doesn't mean he was.
62B says on 4/Jan/15
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I don't think its as good as a screenshot as Hacksaw, but here is one of 6'3" / 6'4" SGT Slaughter with Andre leaning over. Turn Slaughter around and he's looking right at Andre's chest. Even with Andre leaning forward the top of Slaughters head is barely to Andres mouth.
dicksock says on 4/Jan/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 3/Jan/15
dicksock says on 2/Jan/15

Frenchy never said Andre was 7'0.5". That is just a rumor that has been circulating for over 5 years now.


So I´d like to see how you prove he never said it!

You can call it a rumor but Andre was in japan during that time for diagnosis and of course would´ve been measured there.
The 7´0.5" claim also fits with Andre claiming 214cm in the 1971 vid

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Please tell me your joking. Prove he didn't say it? That's complete garbage. His 7'0.5" or 214 cm claim was his billing, not some fact. How can you think Hogan was only 6'5.25" at his tallest, yet believe Andre was 7'0.5"? There was never more than a solid 5" between them. Hogan was 6'5.5"-6'6" and Andre was around 6'11/6'11.5" at his tallest. Unless Hogan really was a legit 6'7", I'm not buying that Andre was 7'0.5".
dicksock says on 4/Jan/15
6'2 says on 3/Jan/15
why is duggan being mentioned so much did he ever stant beside andre in the early 70s god why is this so hard to explain andres not going to have his hands by his side with his legs back and neck strectched looking straight ahead like when getting mesured in every andre pic or 99% of them he has bent knees head tilted down and bad hunched over posture.and thanks dicksock for proving my point you refer to the frenchy part of my last statement and not the bad posture andre the giant 7'1" peak 6'11" 90s

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I didn't prove your point. You referenced a bogus rumor about Frenchy Bernard and I simply pointed out that the idea that he said Andre was 7'0.5" after a Japanese measurement is false. I understand Andre's posture affected his height. He was likely around 6'11" at his tallest.
JT says on 4/Jan/15
62B Duggan does not stand on his tippy toes. He stands on one foot, which can make him a little taller but he also leans in towards Andre. It makes very little difference even if Andre has slightly better posture than Duggan Click Here This is what a 7’0” Duggan would have looked like (6’2” + 10” head) Click Here Your persistence of a 7'0" Andre, especially at this stage of his life, is really pretty silly. How old are you BTW?
62B says on 4/Jan/15
JT says on 3/Jan/15

Look at guys like Steph Curry and Andrew Bogut if you want to see what 6’2” vs. 6’11” is supposed to look like. This isn’t it. Click Here
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You chose a part in the video where Duggan was on his toes JT with Andre's head tilted down. Duggan was on his toes most of the that scene, I chose the best shot that had duggan coming down off his toes and Andre lifting his head straight, with both standing straight, full body shots. Its the best I could find showing the true height difference between the two. It would have been better if Duggan leveled out his head, and Andre did not turn his towards the crowd, but that shot was not in the video. You don't have to believe Andre was ever 7 foot, but showing intentionally misleading photo's doesn't help your argument
Gretz says on 3/Jan/15
I haven`t posted here in about 4 years,But I see most of the same poster`s are still here.Daminal ,Halb Dicksock,ect.,On you tube they were questioning his true height.And in a video from 1971,or even 1966.Andre claims he is 7"0ft. 376 pounds of muscle.(hit both of them on youtube).And I didn`t forget about you J.T,i was there when texas tom was still posting!
6'2 says on 3/Jan/15
why is duggan being mentioned so much did he ever stant beside andre in the early 70s god why is this so hard to explain andres not going to have his hands by his side with his legs back and neck strectched looking straight ahead like when getting mesured in every andre pic or 99% of them he has bent knees head tilted down and bad hunched over posture.and thanks dicksock for proving my point you refer to the frenchy part of my last statement and not the bad posture andre the giant 7'1" peak 6'11" 90s
JT says on 3/Jan/15
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Dicksock, both Andre’s and Duggan’s heads are tilted back in 62B’s screen shot, which is why they don’t appear as long as they actually are. 62B chose that shot, I didn’t. When Andre’s head is level, it comes out around 12 inches, not counting the double chin. Click Here His eyes are around the 6’5.5” level here so it’s maybe 4.5”-5” inches more to the top of the scalp. Andre could probably squeeze out a little more height but it won’t change the length of his head.

Look at guys like Steph Curry and Andrew Bogut if you want to see what 6’2” vs. 6’11” is supposed to look like. This isn’t it. Click Here
andre says on 3/Jan/15
Andre the giant was 6ft8 at is prime and 6ft6.5 at the end if you guys see is 1993 movie he looks just that 6ft6.5
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 3/Jan/15
dicksock says on 2/Jan/15

Frenchy never said Andre was 7'0.5". That is just a rumor that has been circulating for over 5 years now.


So I´d like to see how you prove he never said it!

You can call it a rumor but Andre was in japan during that time for diagnosis and of course would´ve been measured there.
The 7´0.5" claim also fits with Andre claiming 214cm in the 1971 vid
mike m says on 2/Jan/15
Andre was billed at 6'10 early in his career i have no reason to believe he grew anymore as he looked his tallest then.way more pictures then not show me a sub 7 ft andre.Also being billed at 6'10 tells me all i need to know as wrestlers do not get underbilled.
Halb says on 2/Jan/15
André stood tall on many occasions in the late 80s. Usually against tallish opponents, John Studd is a good example, André stood as tall against Studd at Wrestlemania V as he ever did. It's possible that the back surgery in '86 did not make him lose any weight. The two years prior to André's death when he used crutches, his posture seems very affected.
dicksock says on 2/Jan/15
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Jan/15
Eh, screw it. Too good to wait for the no reply. This DISCUSSION IS CLOSED and now his true height is known!

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According to your OWN RULER Andre's head with his mouth open comes out around the 10 inch range. So, we'll say you're about 2 inches off in your picture of Andre coming out to around 6'10" which makes him......

Ironically, JT solved the mystery! Yep, around a 7 foot Andre if Duggan is 6'2" - 6'3" in this shot.

Just to add, in your ruler as well, Duggan's head if he closed his mouth comes out in the 8 inch range. I'd say he's probably around average and most likely in the 10 range himself. You're ruler is scaled off by almost exactly 2 inches.

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I noticed the same thing you did. With JT's ruler, Andre's head with his mouth open would only be 11". In reality, it would be around 13" with his mouth open. His ruler also showed Duggan's head to be about 8" long, which is absurd. The average male head is about 9.25" long and Duggan is obviously a big man with a big head. His head would be around 10" long. Even without paying attention to head lengths, I could see the inches on his ruler are too big. Just by eyeballing the difference between Duggan and Andre, I can tell there is around 9" between them. Duggan was around 6'2" and Andre was around 6'11".
dicksock says on 2/Jan/15
6'2 says on 2/Jan/15
i dont understand why people on here pretty much by pass andres bad posture time and time again andre always had bent knees and was hunched over ecspecially in the 80s whereas nash khali and the likes always stretch to there full height of course they werent as heavy i belive he did measure 7'0.5" in japan thats the only time apparently he was looked at and was diagnosed with acromegaly or giantism so obviously the doctor would have measured him why wouldy frenchy benard say 7'0.5" if it wasnt true he wud have just said 7'4" not to break kayfabe andre himself said 214cm at one point which was the same year he was measured in japan and thats 7'0.5"

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Frenchy never said Andre was 7'0.5". That is just a rumor that has been circulating for over 5 years now.
6'2 says on 2/Jan/15
i dont understand why people on here pretty much by pass andres bad posture time and time again andre always had bent knees and was hunched over ecspecially in the 80s whereas nash khali and the likes always stretch to there full height of course they werent as heavy i belive he did measure 7'0.5" in japan thats the only time apparently he was looked at and was diagnosed with acromegaly or giantism so obviously the doctor would have measured him why wouldy frenchy benard say 7'0.5" if it wasnt true he wud have just said 7'4" not to break kayfabe andre himself said 214cm at one point which was the same year he was measured in japan and thats 7'0.5"
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Jan/15
Eh, screw it. Too good to wait for the no reply. This DISCUSSION IS CLOSED and now his true height is known!

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According to your OWN RULER Andre's head with his mouth open comes out around the 10 inch range. So, we'll say you're about 2 inches off in your picture of Andre coming out to around 6'10" which makes him......

Ironically, JT solved the mystery! Yep, around a 7 foot Andre if Duggan is 6'2" - 6'3" in this shot.

Just to add, in your ruler as well, Duggan's head if he closed his mouth comes out in the 8 inch range. I'd say he's probably around average and most likely in the 10 range himself. You're ruler is scaled off by almost exactly 2 inches.
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Jan/15
JT says on 30/Dec/14
62B says on 29/Dec/14
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Not sure if this worked that past few times I posted so I m trying again.
Its a pic of 6'3" Duggan standing next to what looks to me a 7' Andre from 1988 when Andre supposedly already lost height

Duggan was billed at 6’3” but wasn’t within 2 inches of ~6’5” guys like Jake, Hogan and Hillbilly Jim. He was about the same height as legit 6’2” Sting. Click Here

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Rulers again? OK, this one made it really easy to catch the mistake typically made on these shots and without knowing it you just made a perfect case for a 7 foot Andre, I'll give you the math later after you ignore this, but for the last time, if you are going to make a ruler view, use Andre's head as a measure of comparison, his head IS a ruler since we've all pretty much agreed to a relative area for it's length.

:Please read and answer this JT:

If Andre's head is in the agreed upon 12 inch length range, how long is his head according to the ruler in that shot? Also keep mind that Andre's mouth is open so you're talking even longer, probably up to 2 inches.
62B says on 1/Jan/15
Guy's I stood right next to hacksaw in line at the Alexandria airport for at least 10 min. we were the same height, I was in the army and regularly measured 6'3" barefoot at the time. I'll give you it was 25 plus years ago and I did not think to make a mental note of foot wear. I was most likely wearing my tennis shoes, and being a wrestler in the 80's Duggan could have been wearing cowboy boots. Even if he did have a footwear advantage he would have been about 6'2 1/2" at worst. Chaz I see more than an 8" difference, I understand its a good number to make your math work out, but even if you are right Andre is at least 6'10 1/2" in 1988 when he already lost an inch or more, making 7' prime very probable. Personally I think my pic shows Andre closer to 7'
me says on 1/Jan/15
Duggan next to Vince always has him by 2". The still from Duggan and Andre is just another example of how tall Andre was when he stood straight. You can't have it both ways. Vince was 6'2" and Duggan was obviously taller and Andre clearly had 9-10" on Duggan because of that Giant noggin. There is just no way Andre was under 7' peak, its just ridiculous. The Myth was 7'4" not 7'.
RP says on 31/Dec/14
Jim Duggan was a peak 6'2" barefoot & is now about 6'1.5" barefoot. He had a 1/2" on Terry Bradshaw about a year ago at an event picture with the The Guys from Duck Dynasty TV Show & Terry Bradshaw.
Chaz says on 31/Dec/14
62B says on 29/Dec/14
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Not sure if this worked that past few times I posted so I m trying again.
Its a pic of 6'3" Duggan standing next to what looks to me a 7' Andre from 1988 when Andre supposedly already lost height

Duggan was 6'2'' and there is no more than 8'' differance in height
JT says on 30/Dec/14
62B says on 29/Dec/14
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Not sure if this worked that past few times I posted so I m trying again.
Its a pic of 6'3" Duggan standing next to what looks to me a 7' Andre from 1988 when Andre supposedly already lost height

Duggan was billed at 6’3” but wasn’t within 2 inches of ~6’5” guys like Jake, Hogan and Hillbilly Jim. He was about the same height as legit 6’2” Sting. Click Here
62B says on 29/Dec/14
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Not sure if this worked that past few times I posted so I m trying again.
Its a pic of 6'3" Duggan standing next to what looks to me a 7' Andre from 1988 when Andre supposedly already lost height
Capt. Nobody says on 27/Dec/14
Aaronious says on 26/Dec/14
off topic, sort of, a picture comparison of el gigante and andre.

if you use andre's head as a measuring point of reference, even underrating his head as 12" ( i believe it is 13" ), Andre is about 6 inches shorter than Mr Jorge Gonzalez

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Wow, not bad. Almost exactly the same angle and everything.
Capt. Nobody says on 27/Dec/14
dicksock says on 22/Dec/14
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 21/Dec/14
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6:54 pretty clear that Andre has about 1" sole... so no cowboyboot advantage

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Exactly. It is obvious those shoes were 100% normal. He may not have even been getting an inch of boost. Certainly they gave him no more than Big Show's usual wrestling boots.

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Upon further examination, if that. Good find HeightcrazyRed6ft. Also the theory seems to be that he got a huge boost because of the shape of the shoe is more square. Well, I was just looking at a pair of my own shoes and they are just as square and they give me almost no boost because the sole is relatively thin. So them being more of a box shape might mean nothing at all.
Aaronious says on 26/Dec/14
off topic, sort of, a picture comparison of el gigante and andre.

if you use andre's head as a measuring point of reference, even underrating his head as 12" ( i believe it is 13" ), Andre is about 6 inches shorter than Mr Jorge Gonzalez

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dicksock says on 26/Dec/14
6'2 says on 25/Dec/14
thats true in some particulars dicksock but even look at 6'3" frank bruno to editor rob thats a 7" gap and doesnt appear it for me andre had 7" on hogan look at the wedding picture plus andre always had bad posture due to his mass

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Andre had about 6" on Hogan in the wedding picture, but he also had a footwear advantage. He was wearing his cowboy boots. I always take Andre's frequently poor posture into consideration when coming up with my estimates.

Regarding the Andre/Gene interview from 1987 where there is some debate whether he's standing on a platform: I am sure that he is not. He's just standing straight and possibly in the morning or early afternoon.
Chaz says on 26/Dec/14
dicksock says on 25/Dec/14
Here's Ken Patera talking about John Studd...

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He said when he met him in 1977, he was 6'8" 280 lbs and after years of HGH, he became 6'11.5" 380 lbs. I think Patera needs to be in a loony bin.

lol in 1977,HGH come only fron dead body's and cost about $30,000 to treat child for 6 months'you could never get it,not untill 1985,could you get synthetic HGH,and only from a hospital,it's only in the last 15 years can you get it easy and cheap.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 26/Dec/14
dicksock says on 25/Dec/14
Here's Ken Patera talking about John Studd...

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He said when he met him in 1977, he was 6'8" 280 lbs and after years of HGH, he became 6'11.5" 380 lbs. I think Patera needs to be in a loony bin.


LMAO
He really needs serious help if he believes what he says.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 26/Dec/14
er4smiths says on 24/Dec/14
@HeightcrazyRed6ft - that pic of Andre next to Gene - he's standing on a box!!!!

Proof??

He is just standing as straight as possible there and looking the vid I get the feeling he´s not free of pain ...
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 26/Dec/14
JT says on 24/Dec/14
Andre looks taller in 1987 next to Gene than he did in 1980 wearing these cowboy boots. Click Here Andre and Heenan promos from the same 1987 Saturday Night Main Event Click Here
The gap between Andre and Gene always looked quite a bit less in front of a live audience

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The 80/87 comparison shows the difference between a standing as straight as possible Andre and a relaxed slouching Andre wich easy eliminates the cowboybootadvantage wich should be about an inch there.

The interview vid in front of the ring is quite good but all wrestlers look a bit shorter than they should next to Gene, If Atlas is really 6´2" Gene looks near 5´10" there.
Maybe the Camera angle is a bit to high or this time Gene has some kind of advantage?
6'2 says on 25/Dec/14
thats true in some particulars dicksock but even look at 6'3" frank bruno to editor rob thats a 7" gap and doesnt appear it for me andre had 7" on hogan look at the wedding picture plus andre always had bad posture due to his mass
dicksock says on 25/Dec/14
Here's Ken Patera talking about John Studd...

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He said when he met him in 1977, he was 6'8" 280 lbs and after years of HGH, he became 6'11.5" 380 lbs. I think Patera needs to be in a loony bin.
dicksock says on 25/Dec/14
JT says on 24/Dec/14
You can’t trust any Andre promo when you can’t see the footwear, whether Gene or Vince took off their shoes, whether Andre is standing on a small platform, etc. Andre looks taller in 1987 next to Gene than he did in 1980 wearing these cowboy boots. Click Here

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Again, you are ignoring posture. Andre is reaching for the stars in the 1987 interview and has a very relaxed posture in the 1980 interview. The 1980 Andre would be identical in height to the 1987 one. What time of the day were the interviews done in? That could possibly make a difference. Andre was right around 6'11" in both 1980 and 1987. Again, posture can make all the difference in the world, especially for Andre.
Frank says on 25/Dec/14
Im 5ft 11 .5 bare foot and I met a guy who said he was 7ft and he towered me
Mean Gene is short Andre don't look 7ft in my eyes
miko says on 25/Dec/14
Andre always looked a lot shorter 'in ring' than out of it. You can hardly stand on a box in front of a live audience.
Chaz says on 25/Dec/14
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 24/Dec/14
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No cowboyboots, 5inches - but still footwear advantage to Andre ~ 0.5-1" imo
both not peak height.

Andre was 6´11"-6´11.5"peak evening height, Haystacks 6´7"-6´7.5"

That is a good comparison,they are both in the right place,but with out shoes,Haystacks would be too far up the nose,to be 5'' but having looked at the Big Show Haystacks ring shot again,it's only when Big Show lifts he's chin there is 6'' differance,when it's level he's helf way up the nose,and that is with 1'' thiner boots,I must admite there may not have been so much height differance,between Andre and Big Show as I have been allways thinking.
er4smiths says on 24/Dec/14
@HeightcrazyRed6ft - that pic of Andre next to Gene - he's standing on a box!!!!
JT says on 24/Dec/14
You can’t trust any Andre promo when you can’t see the footwear, whether Gene or Vince took off their shoes, whether Andre is standing on a small platform, etc. Andre looks taller in 1987 next to Gene than he did in 1980 wearing these cowboy boots. Click Here Andre and Heenan promos from the same 1987 Saturday Night Main Event Click Here
The gap between Andre and Gene always looked quite a bit less in front of a live audience
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HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 24/Dec/14
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Doubt Andres shoulderlevel changed much over the years, but his neck looks really compressed, no doubt 6´11"+ as a young healthy man.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 24/Dec/14
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No cowboyboots, 5inches - but still footwear advantage to Andre ~ 0.5-1" imo
both not peak height.

Andre was 6´11"-6´11.5"peak evening height, Haystacks 6´7"-6´7.5"
dicksock says on 24/Dec/14
ohmike says on 23/Dec/14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zCvL87K3bk
in this 1971 clip, Andre himself is claiming to be 2.14 meters, thats 7' tall

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I've been referencing that video for a while now. It is the final nail in the coffin for the 7'4"/7'5" myth. It is also the final nail in the coffin for anyone who think Andre was 7'1" or taller. Andre stopped growing in 1970 according to himself and is also on video claiming to be 7'0.5" in 1971. And that was his billed height. The only realistic range for possible peak height is 6'10.5"-7'0.5". I think he was around 6'11.25" tops, but I suppose he could have been 7' out of bed in his prime. I generally just refer to him as 6'11"-7' in his prime for that reason.
Capt. Nobody says on 23/Dec/14
JT says on 20/Dec/14
dicksock says on 20/Dec/14
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Why don't you take a good look and realize you're wrong. Where are the lifts? Show me the lifts? There are no lifts....

Those shoes gave him a significant boost. You can actually see where his toes are and how high they are off the mat. Click Here Same shoes here and look where the outer edges of his feet are here relative to the ground. Click Here

He wore those same shoes with Hogan in cowboy boots here and was able to maintain his usual 5 inch advantage Click Here meaning they gave a comparable boost if not more. I’m sure his feet were bothering him enough that he could no longer wear cowboy boots in comfort but I’m also sure Vince still wanted to make him look as tall as he could.

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Now do a comparison to Big Shows wrestling boots with Andre's shoes in the first picture.
ohmike says on 23/Dec/14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zCvL87K3bk
in this 1971 clip, Andre himself is claiming to be 2.14 meters, thats 7' tall
dicksock says on 23/Dec/14
6'2 says on 22/Dec/14
ray ramano in some pics was up to garrets eyes and if he said he was6'1 then thats a 7.5" difference in height to him and garret. my point is that andre could have easily had 7" on hogan at his tallest

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I understand where you're coming from. But, I don't believe Brad Garrett is 7.5" taller than Ray. I have seen every episode of that show and he never came across as nearly 6'9" to me. As far as Hogan and Andre go, if we only had a few pics and videos to use as evidence, I would agree with your point. However, we have an abundant amount of evidence from 1980-1988 and Andre never looked more than 6" taller and usually looked 5" taller or less. Plus, Hogan said in his autobiography that Andre was half a foot taller than him. It's not like Garrett only looks 6" taller than Ramano some of the time; he looks that much taller most of the time. The footage where he looks shorter are the exception. With Andre and Hogan, there is not one bit of footage that exists where Andre legitimately looks 7" taller than Hogan. That's because he wasn't.

Prime Hogan was around 6'5.75" and prime Andre was around 6'11.25". That is an approx. 5.5" difference. I narrowed both guys prime heights down to 6'5.5"-6'6" and 6'11"-6'11.5" respectively and took the middle number.
JT says on 22/Dec/14
The ortho shoes Andre wore with Tenta weren't the same ones he wore a few years earlier. My bad. He's still significantly shorter next to Tenta than Big Show was and presumably was wearing those same shoes a few months earlier when he looked 6'9"ish with Big Bossman.
6'2 says on 22/Dec/14
ray ramano in some pics was up to garrets eyes and if he said he was6'1 then thats a 7.5" difference in height to him and garret. my point is that andre could have easily had 7" on hogan at his tallest and as far as andres weight goes i think 476lbs at wm1 was accurate monsoon claimed 530-540lbs at that time years later to jr but monsoon and lord alfred hayses exaggerted everything, cant belive he said the top rope were 5.5ft or maybe 6ft wat was he thinking
Bud says on 22/Dec/14
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dicksock says on 22/Dec/14
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 21/Dec/14
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6:54 pretty clear that Andre has about 1" sole... so no cowboyboot advantage

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Exactly. It is obvious those shoes were 100% normal. He may not have even been getting an inch of boost. Certainly they gave him no more than Big Show's usual wrestling boots.
Iconjj says on 22/Dec/14
Not actual "lifts" 62B, maybe that was the wrong word to use, haha. I meant a 6 inch exaggeration, which was only given to one other guy, Giant Gonzales. Sorry for the mix up.
Danimal says on 22/Dec/14
Chuck says on 21/Dec/14
Personally I think the estimates of Andre's weight near the end of his life are way too low. I personally know men who are 6 foot tall and 400 and 500 lbs respectively and neither of them has anywhere near the girth Andre did at WM 3, and Andre was a full foot taller than either of my friends.

Andre at his absolute heaviest I believe was around 565 pounds. I believe he weighed between 530-540 pounds at the time of his death. To think that when he started out wrestling he was between 290 and 310 pounds.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 21/Dec/14
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6:54 pretty clear that Andre has about 1" sole... so no cowboyboot advantage
Chuck says on 21/Dec/14
Personally I think the estimates of Andre's weight near the end of his life are way too low. I personally know men who are 6 foot tall and 400 and 500 lbs respectively and neither of them has anywhere near the girth Andre did at WM 3, and Andre was a full foot taller than either of my friends.
62B says on 21/Dec/14
Iconjj says on 19/Dec/14

I agree and disagree with this. I think the 2 inch and 3 inch exaggeration is right on the money. I think Andre got a specialty 6 inch lift, which explains why they kept going back and forth on 7'4 and 7'5; 6'10-6'11....Barefoot, of course.
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6" lifts? Are you kidding me!? Why not just say he was on stilts? The man was 7' tall prime, and easily over 500 lbs when I ran into him.
JT says on 20/Dec/14
dicksock says on 20/Dec/14
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Why don't you take a good look and realize you're wrong. Where are the lifts? Show me the lifts? There are no lifts....

Those shoes gave him a significant boost. You can actually see where his toes are and how high they are off the mat. Click Here Same shoes here and look where the outer edges of his feet are here relative to the ground. Click Here

He wore those same shoes with Hogan in cowboy boots here and was able to maintain his usual 5 inch advantage Click Here meaning they gave a comparable boost if not more. I’m sure his feet were bothering him enough that he could no longer wear cowboy boots in comfort but I’m also sure Vince still wanted to make him look as tall as he could.
dicksock says on 20/Dec/14
Smarty says on 18/Dec/14
I think everyone should take a good at Andre's shoes for a second and see just how big his lifts were in them.

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Why don't you take a good look and realize you're wrong. Where are the lifts? Show me the lifts? There are no lifts.

I am sure Andre was 6'10.5"-7' in his prime. I'll go with the safe bet and say he was 6'11.25" in his prime, 6'10.75" by the late 80s, and 6'10" at death. He probably weighed between 360 and 540 lbs during his American career.
Danimal says on 19/Dec/14
6'2 says on 19/Dec/14
god when will use understand pics of people together dont determine anything it might teel us whos taller but not by how much look at 6'8.5" brad garret and 6'2" ray ramaro from the sitcom and sometimes ray comes up to brad eyebrows in some pics and there is a 6.5" difference

Ray Romano (not Ramaro) claimed on Letterman last year that he's 6'1".
Iconjj says on 19/Dec/14
RP says on 9/Dec/14


I think in the Letterman interview Andre said his current weight was 485 lbs....and that I

His all time heaviest after drinking too much beer for several months was 540 lbs?? However, in that same interview Andre claims to be 7'4" tall..which we now know is a 4" plus LIE!! Andre in his cowboy boots wasn't even close to 7'4"!!! He was only 7'1.5" in his cowboy boots. WWF back in the day had a simple formula. They added 2" to your barefoot height & added 10-15 lbs to your true body weight. I think in Andre's case , they simply doubled that formula...adding 4" & 20-30 lbs to his true height & weight. Making the the 7'4" & 500 lbs Billed Andre actually 7'0" & about 470 lbs...which many, many, many former WWF employees have claimed. The formula was as follows: normal guys got 2" & 10 lbs...really big guys got 3" & 20 lbs & Giants got 4" & 30 lbs. Think about, this rumor makes a world of sense now. This gives you a 7'0" & 440-490 lbs Andre during late70's & into the 80's. Gives you a prime Hogan @ 6'5" & 285-295 lbs, a 6'7" & 325-345 lbs 1980's Big John Studd...gives you a 5'11.5" & 225-233 lbs prime Ric Flair. Gives you 6'0" & 227-235 Randy Savage. Gives you a 6'2" & 260-265 Ultimate Warrior. Gives you a 6'3" & 425-440 King Kong Bundy in the 80's. Gives you a 6'2" & 263-270 lbs Super Star Billy Graham in the 1970's & a 5'10.5" & 250-255 Bruno. Gives you a 6'2" & 255-263 lbs Brutus Beefcake in the 1980's. Gives you a 6'5" & 270-275 pound 1980's Hillbilly Jim. Gives you a 6'1.5" & 240-247 lbs Mr Perfect Curt Henning. Gives you a 5'11" & 220-226 lbs Brett Hart, gives you a mid 90's Rock @ 6'3" & 265 lbs (he was originally billed @ 6'5" & 275 his first 4-5 years in the WWF, up til about 1999) gives you an early 1990's Kevin Nash @ 6'9" & 290 lbs & etc, etc. Remember...these are rumored to just be the WWF's formulas and just from the mid 70's into the mid 90's
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I agree and disagree with this. I think the 2 inch and 3 inch exaggeration is right on the money. I think Andre got a specialty 6 inch lift, which explains why they kept going back and forth on 7'4 and 7'5; 6'10-6'11....Barefoot, of course.
6'2 says on 19/Dec/14
god when will use understand pics of people together dont determine anything it might teel us whos taller but not by how much look at 6'8.5" brad garret and 6'2" ray ramaro from the sitcom and sometimes ray comes up to brad eyebrows in some pics and there is a 6.5" difference
Capt. Nobody says on 19/Dec/14
Is Andre on a box?

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Capt. Nobody says on 19/Dec/14
JT says on 18/Dec/14
Andre and Tenta were standing in just about the same position in the ring here. Click Here Not surprising since Andre looked maybe 5 inches taller than ~6'4" Big Bossman from that same year Click Here

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You really want to go there? C'mon dude. Look at their feet in the shot on the right. Seriously? Plus the posture? Hahaha, wow.
Capt. Nobody says on 19/Dec/14
JT says on 16/Dec/14
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
I was just watching Paul Wight vs. Earthquake from 1996 and the Andre/Earthquake confrontation from 1991. Andre CLEARLY had as much height on Earthquake as a prime Wight did.

You’re just seeing what you want to see.
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Andre’s also wearing his orthopedic clogs with platform heels with Tenta. I'll agree that a 1991 Andre did outweigh a 1996 Big Show by probably 100 lbs. or so.

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Or see what was actually there I guess. Don't make me bust out the picture that finally challenged the BS circulating this board back in the day with some saying Wight had as much as 3 inches on Andre! haha. If Andre stands up straight even at that age he probably has Wight by a half inch to an inch. Shoes were probably about the same between them too. Shocker, Andre has similar footwear to Wight for once and they seem to be about the same height.
Smarty says on 18/Dec/14
I think everyone should take a good at Andre's shoes for a second and see just how big his lifts were in them.
JT says on 18/Dec/14
Andre and Tenta were standing in just about the same position in the ring here. Click Here Not surprising since Andre looked maybe 5 inches taller than ~6'4" Big Bossman from that same year Click Here
dicksock says on 17/Dec/14
JT says on 16/Dec/14
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
I was just watching Paul Wight vs. Earthquake from 1996 and the Andre/Earthquake confrontation from 1991. Andre CLEARLY had as much height on Earthquake as a prime Wight did.

You’re just seeing what you want to see.
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Andre’s also wearing his orthopedic clogs with platform heels with Tenta. I'll agree that a 1991 Andre did outweigh a 1996 Big Show by probably 100 lbs. or so.

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I'm not seeing what I want to see, I'm seeing what is actually there. There's always an excuse when Andre looks taller than you think he should. Now his shoes have platform heels? Even your own flawed comparison picture showed Andre and Wight looking the same height next to Tenta. In the middle picture, Andre would be the same height as Wight if he simply straightened his posture. I have no bias in this debate. I can believe Wight may have been an inch taller than Andre, but no more. Maybe Andre was 6'11" and Wight was 7'. That's possible, but I highly doubt there was more than an inch between them, if even that.
Danimal says on 17/Dec/14
dicksock says on 16/Dec/14

It doesn't take a genius to see that neither Andre nor Big Show had over 6" on Tenta. It should be clear to the unbiased observer that Andre looked around the same height next to Tenta as Wight did. The video I posted showed Tenta coming up to the middle of Wight's head. I am sure there wouldn't be more than a 1" difference between Andre and Wight.

I believe that a peak Big Show (based on both the pics and the videos) had closer to 7" on Tenta in the WCW.
Danimal says on 17/Dec/14
Vegas says on 16/Dec/14
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
Andre CLEARLY had as much height on Earthquake as a prime Wight did.
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there is no time-frame in your video to compare the height of wight and tenta. thats a better video from the same year @ 2min 35seconds there looks to be about 5.5 inches between wight and tenta. if tenta was his supposed sumo height then he would stand about 6'6.5 in those boots making wight around 7ft or so in his wcw boots Click Here

on the recent "monday night war documentary" which airs weekly on the wwe network, wight states than when he started in wcw in 1995 he stood 7 foot tall and weighed 400lb..obviously exaggerating both slightly as he looked about 350-360lb when he started in wcw

So his 7'0" in 1995 was an "obvious" exaggeration too is what you're saying? If anything, he was at least 7'0.5" (which is what he claimed to be in 1999 on Howard Stern) at that point of his career and definitely weighed at least 370 pounds.
ReturnofG says on 17/Dec/14
JT says on 16/Dec/14
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
I was just watching Paul Wight vs. Earthquake from 1996 and the Andre/Earthquake confrontation from 1991. Andre CLEARLY had as much height on Earthquake as a prime Wight did.

You’re just seeing what you want to see.
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Andre’s also wearing his orthopedic clogs with platform heels with Tenta. I'll agree that a 1991 Andre did outweigh a 1996 Big Show by probably 100 lbs. or so.

I guess JT you're seeing what you want to see to because A. Wight wore very thick heeled wrestling boots thicker than Andre's shoes. B. Better posture than a well past their prime Andre. It furthers my proof that a peak Andre was taller than a peak Big Show.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 17/Dec/14
I can see peak Wight an inch taller than Andre next to Tenta, but Andre wasn´t in his prime...

Vegas nailed it perfect with 5.5" between Wight and Tenta, same difference as between Andre and peak Hogan, but Andre had at least 0.5" less footwear than Hogan.
Hogan was a tad shorter than Tenta, maybe a half inch so putting it all together Wight and Andre were the same height at peak 6´11"-7´0"
6'2 says on 17/Dec/14
good video with andre and hogan vs bundy studd heenan ya andre looks to have 7" on hogan there its hard to tell the the camera angle doe because at 5.50 min on the video andre appears to have nearly a head on hogan and hogan is on front of the giant it must be angled left to right from a high point.studd also appears to have 2" on hogan bundy looks around the 6'4" mark and does anyone no heenans height think he was billed 6'1" either way they all 4 wrestlers look huge in this one compared to the ref who doesnt appear that short after all hes gorillas son.andre lost more height after his surgery in 1987 this match was in 1986. and bendyuk think the bulldogs main evented against beefcake and valentine on the same night maybe youll find it and see the security guard better there
JT says on 16/Dec/14
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
I was just watching Paul Wight vs. Earthquake from 1996 and the Andre/Earthquake confrontation from 1991. Andre CLEARLY had as much height on Earthquake as a prime Wight did.

You’re just seeing what you want to see.
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Andre’s also wearing his orthopedic clogs with platform heels with Tenta. I'll agree that a 1991 Andre did outweigh a 1996 Big Show by probably 100 lbs. or so.
dicksock says on 16/Dec/14
Vegas says on 16/Dec/14
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
Andre CLEARLY had as much height on Earthquake as a prime Wight did.
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there is no time-frame in your video to compare the height of wight and tenta. thats a better video from the same year @ 2min 35seconds there looks to be about 5.5 inches between wight and tenta. if tenta was his supposed sumo height then he would stand about 6'6.5 in those boots making wight around 7ft or so in his wcw boots Click Here

on the recent "monday night war documentary" which airs weekly on the wwe network, wight states than when he started in wcw in 1995 he stood 7 foot tall and weighed 400lb..obviously exaggerating both slightly as he looked about 350-360lb when he started in wcw

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It doesn't take a genius to see that neither Andre nor Big Show had over 6" on Tenta. It should be clear to the unbiased observer that Andre looked around the same height next to Tenta as Wight did. The video I posted showed Tenta coming up to the middle of Wight's head. I am sure there wouldn't be more than a 1" difference between Andre and Wight.
Vegas says on 16/Dec/14
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
Andre CLEARLY had as much height on Earthquake as a prime Wight did.
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there is no time-frame in your video to compare the height of wight and tenta. thats a better video from the same year @ 2min 35seconds there looks to be about 5.5 inches between wight and tenta. if tenta was his supposed sumo height then he would stand about 6'6.5 in those boots making wight around 7ft or so in his wcw boots Click Here

on the recent "monday night war documentary" which airs weekly on the wwe network, wight states than when he started in wcw in 1995 he stood 7 foot tall and weighed 400lb..obviously exaggerating both slightly as he looked about 350-360lb when he started in wcw
dicksock says on 16/Dec/14
BendyUK says on 15/Dec/14
Pause at 22 seconds on dicksock's video posted on 14/dec/14, is it me or is the venue security guy dressed in blue on the right hand side of the screen, as tall if not a couple of inches taller than Andre? I can't judge whether or not he is standing on something...

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They appear to be about the same height, but it's really hard to tell from that angle. I don't know what he would have been standing on. Also, Andre was always leaning forward while walking, so he looked shorter than he really was. But, that security guard could have easily been 6'8"-7'. We'll never know. Nice catch though.
Danimal says on 15/Dec/14
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
I was just watching Paul Wight vs. Earthquake from 1996 and the Andre/Earthquake confrontation from 1991. Andre CLEARLY had as much height on Earthquake as a prime Wight did. Also, Andre dwarfed Tenta in size and weight. An older lighter Tenta looked the same size as Wight. Andre from 1991 had to have been at least 100 lbs heavier than Wight in 1996.

Wight in 1996 wasn't even 400 pounds. I ready he was somewhere in the 370-390 pound vicinity.
BendyUK says on 15/Dec/14
Pause at 22 seconds on dicksock's video posted on 14/dec/14, is it me or is the venue security guy dressed in blue on the right hand side of the screen, as tall if not a couple of inches taller than Andre? I can't judge whether or not he is standing on something...
Chaz says on 15/Dec/14
Seagal says on 14/Dec/14
So now chaz is claiming andre was never over 500 pounds? what is your agenda against Andre man?

The Truth is my agenda,Andre was over billed in weight and height right the way from the start till the end,he was getting billed at 475lbs in the late 1970s at the same time in Japan at 390lbs or so He never had the muscle or fat bulk in that time to be that weight, if he was over 500lbs it would have been at the end when he could not walk.let alone wrestle,he never had the legs back or side on size you need to be over 500lbs+ at he's best shape in the late 1970s-to about 82,I would say 27-32st 375-450lbs,Big Show at he's Big Show at he's biggist was only 35st about 490lbs and he's got much more muscle bulk than Andre, I would say Big Show,Andre and Viscera were all about the same weight,about 35st at there biggest in the ring,
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
I was just watching Paul Wight vs. Earthquake from 1996 and the Andre/Earthquake confrontation from 1991. Andre CLEARLY had as much height on Earthquake as a prime Wight did. Also, Andre dwarfed Tenta in size and weight. An older lighter Tenta looked the same size as Wight. Andre from 1991 had to have been at least 100 lbs heavier than Wight in 1996.

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It seems pretty obvious that Wight would not have been taller than Andre in 1991. Andre did not have any real footwear advantage over Wight either. Maybe .5", but Wight was also in his prime and had much better posture.
Danimal says on 14/Dec/14
Duhon says on 8/Dec/14


I've heard a story that in the early 80's I think, Kareem Abdul Jabaar had attended a WWF event and wanted to meet Andre but Vince McMahon went out of his way to ensure the two did not meet for maybe obvious reasons. Anybody else hear of this?

Yes, I have, but nevertheless, Andre was still close to that magic 7'0" mark in the early 80's, which was evident by the pics with him and 7'1" Wilt in 1983/1984.
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
Is it just me or does Andre look taller next to Hogan than usual here?
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He looked 5" taller with what has to be the worst posture of all time. If he stood to his full height, he would have looked 7" taller. He was clearly over 500lbs here and looked heavier than at WM III. Also, wasn't his back supposed to be causing him crippling pain? He hoisted 350lb Studd up like he was nothing.
dicksock says on 14/Dec/14
Seagal says on 14/Dec/14
So now chaz is claiming andre was never over 500 pounds? what is your agenda against Andre man?

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I doubt he was over 500lbs for very much of his career. Obviously at the very end he was. I doubt he was over 500 lbs by WM III. In the 70s/early 80s, his weight probably ranged from 350lbs-420lbs.
andre says on 14/Dec/14
Rob i have andre prime at 6ft9 and if he lose any height he would be 6ft8.5 at the end

what you think rob?
[Editor Rob: can't see him that low, he had a pretty big sized head.]
Seagal says on 14/Dec/14
So now chaz is claiming andre was never over 500 pounds? what is your agenda against Andre man?
NCL says on 13/Dec/14
Halb says on 10/Dec/14


That was the 6'5 stunt double.

Are you referring to Homer's post? There was a stunt double for the long shots but not for the close-ups.

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Recovered Data says on 12/Dec/14

Halb says on 10/Dec/14


That was the 6'5 stunt double.



homer says on 9/Dec/14


6'2 says on 9/Dec/14

look at the princess bride scene where the guy jumps on andres back and thier heads are together that will give yous some idea of the giants head compared to an average one



Nice observation, I have always wanted to point that out.

RP says on 9/Dec/14


I think in the Letterman interview Andre said his current weight was 485 lbs....and that I

His all time heaviest after drinking too much beer for several months was 540 lbs?? However, in that same interview Andre claims to be 7'4" tall..which we now know is a 4" plus LIE!! Andre in his cowboy boots wasn't even close to 7'4"!!! He was only 7'1.5" in his cowboy boots. WWF back in the day had a simple formula. They added 2" to your barefoot height & added 10-15 lbs to your true body weight. I think in Andre's case , they simply doubled that formula...adding 4" & 20-30 lbs to his true height & weight. Making the the 7'4" & 500 lbs Billed Andre actually 7'0" & about 470 lbs...which many, many, many former WWF employees have claimed. The formula was as follows: normal guys got 2" & 10 lbs...really big guys got 3" & 20 lbs & Giants got 4" & 30 lbs. Think about, this rumor makes a world of sense now. This gives you a 7'0" & 440-490 lbs Andre during late70's & into the 80's. Gives you a prime Hogan @ 6'5" & 285-295 lbs, a 6'7" & 325-345 lbs 1980's Big John Studd...gives you a 5'11.5" & 225-233 lbs prime Ric Flair. Gives you 6'0" & 227-235 Randy Savage. Gives you a 6'2" & 260-265 Ultimate Warrior. Gives you a 6'3" & 425-440 King Kong Bundy in the 80's. Gives you a 6'2" & 263-270 lbs Super Star Billy Graham in the 1970's & a 5'10.5" & 250-255 Bruno. Gives you a 6'2" & 255-263 lbs Brutus Beefcake in the 1980's. Gives you a 6'5" & 270-275 pound 1980's Hillbilly Jim. Gives you a 6'1.5" & 240-247 lbs Mr Perfect Curt Henning. Gives you a 5'11" & 220-226 lbs Brett Hart, gives you a mid 90's Rock @ 6'3" & 265 lbs (he was originally billed @ 6'5" & 275 his first 4-5 years in the WWF, up til about 1999) gives you an early 1990's Kevin Nash @ 6'9" & 290 lbs & etc, etc. Remember...these are rumored to just be the WWF's formulas and just from the mid 70's into the mid 90's



Frank says on 9/Dec/14


Yes I believe it was Manute Bol He would have Towered Andre

6'2 says on 9/Dec/14


look at the princess bride scene where the guy jumps on andres back and thier heads are together that will give yous some idea of the giants head compared to an average one



JT says on 8/Dec/14


Duhon says on 8/Dec/14

I've heard a story that in the early 80's I think, Kareem Abdul Jabaar had attended a WWF event and wanted to meet Andre but Vince McMahon went out of his way to ensure the two did not meet for maybe obvious reasons. Anybody else hear of this?



Could have been but the story I've heard involved 7'7" Manute Bol.

Oanh says on 8/Dec/14


Chaz says on 6/Dec/14

Stop with this 15" face rubish it was just under 12" and he was never over 500 lbs



Yes, a 15" face is rubbish, but Andre was over 500lbs at his heaviest. Just watch the documentary "Larger Than Life" and they state Andre's weight was around 550 lbs at his heaviest. Interestingly, in the interview with David Letterman, Andre himself says his weight was 560lbs when he was drinking a lot of beer. That's within the ballpark of what the documentary states.



JT says on 8/Dec/14


Duhon says on 8/Dec/14

I've heard a story that in the early 80's I think, Kareem Abdul Jabaar had attended a WWF event and wanted to meet Andre but Vince McMahon went out of his way to ensure the two did not meet for maybe obvious reasons. Anybody else hear of this?

dicksock says on 8/Dec/14


RoelC says on 8/Dec/14

dicksock says on 7/Dec/14

I have seen some 7' billings for a young Andre. I don't know if they were from 1969 in England, but remember he didn't stop growing until sometime between Jan 1970 and Jan 1971, according to Andre.



Don't you mean May 1970 and May 1971!



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Oh yeah, he died in Jan and was born in May.



6'2 says on 7/Dec/14

his head didnt stop growing at 24 gorilla monsoon said in the andre larger than life doc that his head got larger every year it was noticeable he had a secretion of growth hormone and didnt do anything about it like big show did.dont think it was 15" but 12-13" wud be around accurate



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The lower part of his head grew, not upper. You could see how huge his jaw was in the mid 70s compared to the mid 60s. Andre may have gotten bigger after 24, but not taller.



Duhon says on 8/Dec/14


I've heard a story that in the early 80's I think, Kareem Abdul Jabaar had attended a WWF event and wanted to meet Andre but Vince McMahon went out of his way to ensure the two did not meet for maybe obvious reasons. Anybody else hear of this?

Chaz says on 8/Dec/14


RoelC says on 6/Dec/14

JT says on 5/Dec/14

I think the bottom photo is new here.

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I’ve not seen any billings higher than 6’10” and 6’11” for Andre in England (at age 23 here, or after he had stopped growing height-wise). Maybe Chris or Roel have.



Yorkshire promoter Norman Morrell billed Andre at 7'

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This promotion billed Andre (he's incorrectly billed here as Jose Ferre) at almost 7' tall

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He had about 4-5 fights with Nagasaki,lost them all on DQ,s and countouts were he got choped on the throat then kicked out the ring,one was in Scotland were I have seen the billpost and he was listed at 208cm and 140kg all in 1969



RoelC says on 8/Dec/14


dicksock says on 7/Dec/14

I have seen some 7' billings for a young Andre. I don't know if they were from 1969 in England, but remember he didn't stop growing until sometime between Jan 1970 and Jan 1971, according to Andre.



Don't you mean May 1970 and May 1971!

6'2 says on 7/Dec/14


his head didnt stop growing at 24 gorilla monsoon said in the andre larger than life doc that his head got larger every year it was noticeable he had a secretion of growth hormone and didnt do anything about it like big show did.dont think it was 15" but 12-13" wud be around accurate



dicksock says on 7/Dec/14


JT says on 5/Dec/14

I think the bottom photo is new here.

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I’ve not seen any billings higher than 6’10” and 6’11” for Andre in England (at age 23 here, or after he had stopped growing height-wise). Maybe Chris or Roel have.



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I have seen some 7' billings for a young Andre. I don't know if they were from 1969 in England, but remember he didn't stop growing until sometime between Jan 1970 and Jan 1971, according to Andre.

RoelC says on 6/Dec/14


JT says on 5/Dec/14

I think the bottom photo is new here.

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I’ve not seen any billings higher than 6’10” and 6’11” for Andre in England (at age 23 here, or after he had stopped growing height-wise). Maybe Chris or Roel have.



Yorkshire promoter Norman Morrell billed Andre at 7'

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This promotion billed Andre (he's incorrectly billed here as Jose Ferre) at almost 7' tall

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Chaz says on 6/Dec/14


Stop with this 15" face rubish it was just under 12" and he was never over 500 lbs

JT says on 5/Dec/14


I think the bottom photo is new here.

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I’ve not seen any billings higher than 6’10” and 6’11” for Andre in England (at age 23 here, or after he had stopped growing height-wise). Maybe Chris or Roel have.



Oanh says on 5/Dec/14


Andre was between 6'11"-7'0 at his peak. Rob, what do you say?

[Editor Rob: that is the kind of range I've always thought was possible, it's when he started losing a bit of height I'm never as sure of.]


Danimal says on 5/Dec/14


Oh please. Do we have to educate you again Chaz? Guess who Hogan was taller than in the 1980's? 6'5" Hilbilly Jim, 6'5" Jake the Snake Roberts. He had 2" on 6'4" King Kong Bundy, 2" on 6'4" Big Bossman. He was 2" shorter than 6'8" Ben Davidson. Stop embarrassing yourself Chaz. Stick to your strongmen and leave the height listing for those who don't have ulterior motives such as yourself.



dicksock says on 5/Dec/14


Danimal says;

Hogan is a known liar who claimed Andre was almost 700lbs before WM III. Duggan said Andre was probably shorter than 7'-7'1" Khali. Numerous other people have stated Andre was 6'10"-7'. Sam Muchnick, one of the founders of the NWA, claimed Andre was no more than 6'11". The official bio of Stampede Wrestling says he was 6'11". The ring announcer from WM II claimed 6'9" or 6'10". Adrian Street claimed Andre was 6'11". At this point, it should be 100% clear he was 6'10.5"-7'0.25". Anything outside of that range is BS.

Are you God or something Danimal?? LOL You come off with your statements like they are the word of God and the only truth, but you never once met Andre in peerson and never once saw him weighed on a scale right? So you are basing your "opinions" on mostly garbge you have read or the word of someone like the oh so truthful Metzler right! Calling Hogan a liar is wrong, he for sure exaggerates things to make telling the same stories over again entertaining, but he has on numerous occasions out of character said that Andre was very close to 600lbs, and he looked every bit of it. Lets just pull the wool back for a minute and look at it logically shall we for a change. Andre was getting announced at 525lbs for five years or more before that match, and all the while he continued to grow and get bigger in every way.



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Ok, I am going to try to sift through your mountain of comment garbage.



1. I wrote the first part of that section, not Danimal.



2. For the millionth time, Andre said he stopped growing at 24. Did you even watch the video I showed you? He is also on video in 1971 claiming to be 214 cm or 7'0.25. He had FOR A FACT stopped growing at the time of this statement. Why would he claim to be shorter than he was? Why would a wrestling company bill a giant as shorter than they are? DO YOU GET IT NOW?



3. Hogan is a liar. He claimed on multiple occasions that Andre was weighed at the airport before WM III and was around 685 lbs, not near 600 as wrongly wrongly claimed. Vince McMahon made Andre go on a major diet before WM III, so he would have likely been lighter than he was a few years prior. He was not billed as 525 lbs for five years as you wrongly claimed. He did not start getting the 520 lbs billing until 1985 or 1986. Again, why would a wrestling company undersell their giant's weight by over 150 lbs?



4. Hogan claimed he was being considered for Metallica and the starring role in The Wrestler. Both Metallica and the creator of The Wrestler have come forward and said that Hogan is full of crap. Hogan also claimed he would never get with Bubba the Love Sponge's wife on Howard Stern when all the while he had already been with her years prior. Hogan lied badly on the Arsenio Hall show about steroids. THESE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY I SAID HE IS A PROVEN LIAR. DO YOU GET IT NOW?



5. You claimed in another post that Andre stood next to Too Tall Jones at WM II. This never happened. It's a classic example of you just making up total and complete bs to prove your idiotic points. Then, you have the nerve to talk trash to posters like myself. What a joke.

Halb says on 5/Dec/14


So André was at least 7'3 at WM2? :D

And the 6'6 WM2 ring announcer estimating André at no more than 4 inches taller too! :D



Wresltfan1 says on 4/Dec/14


6'2 says on 2/Dec/14

why do people want to downgrade height here all the time its strange like 6'9" ernie ladd people here say hes 6'7" just to downgrade everyone else there is alot of proof for 6'9 ladd every article ive seen not 1 site or reference have i seen anywhere of a 6'7" ernie ladd now yous want to put nash at 6'8 when clearly hes 6'10" and studd at 6'6 when it was published when he died that he was not 6'10 but 6'7 just to say andre was 6'11 and why would guys like savage hogan and duggan say he was 7'2" breaking kayfabe anyway think bill eadie known as ax refered to him as 7ft however when they were wrestling it was 1989 -90



Agreed, it was clear when at WM2 i believe it was when Andre won the battle royal that he had the legit and verified 6'9" Ed Jones by a half foot minimum.

Wresltfan1 says on 4/Dec/14


Danimal says;

Hogan is a known liar who claimed Andre was almost 700lbs before WM III. Duggan said Andre was probably shorter than 7'-7'1" Khali. Numerous other people have stated Andre was 6'10"-7'. Sam Muchnick, one of the founders of the NWA, claimed Andre was no more than 6'11". The official bio of Stampede Wrestling says he was 6'11". The ring announcer from WM II claimed 6'9" or 6'10". Adrian Street claimed Andre was 6'11". At this point, it should be 100% clear he was 6'10.5"-7'0.25". Anything outside of that range is BS.

Are you God or something Danimal?? LOL You come off with your statements like they are the word of God and the only truth, but you never once met Andre in peerson and never once saw him weighed on a scale right? So you are basing your "opinions" on mostly garbge you have read or the word of someone like the oh so truthful Metzler right! Calling Hogan a liar is wrong, he for sure exaggerates things to make telling the same stories over again entertaining, but he has on numerous occasions out of character said that Andre was very close to 600lbs, and he looked every bit of it. Lets just pull the wool back for a minute and look at it logically shall we for a change. Andre was getting announced at 525lbs for five years or more before that match, and all the while he continued to grow and get bigger in every way. So genius, how did he stay the samwe weight while getting quite larger over that time?? He seldom was ever weighed because they do not make scales that can weigh a pwerson his size except for cargo or floor scales used in shipping warehouses. Being 600lbs for him would have been nothing. Hogan was over 300lbs at 6'7" and looked like a small kid in front of Andre at WM3, quite the oposite to when almost a decade earlier a 330plus pound Hogan looked much closer to a then 475lb Andre. Another fact you like to ignore, you use 6'5-7" guys coming up to Andre's nose or mouth area as some attempt of proof to say he was only 5 inches taller, but Andre's head was nearly twice the height and size of any mans head and it was no less than an extra 8-10 inches to the top of his head from there. Lok at the attached picture of Andre, pay close attention to the clear and undeniable fact that his head is the height of two 8 inch concrete blocks behind him nearly - yes tha tmeans his head was from chin to top at leat 14-15 inches tall, and his head kept growing well beyond this picture! As did hid hands, a picture of his hands on a magazine in 1980 or so does not show them at their largest by a long shot as they also kept growing at an accelerated rate until his early death.

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Wresltfan1 says on 4/Dec/14

Dicksock (name really says it all), Giants continue to grow at an accellerated rate throughout their shortened lives, medical fact not guesswork. As for Andre, probably was just over 7 feet at 24 years old but he never stopped growing.



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Wow, you really are some kind of an idiot. ANDRE IS THE ONE WHO SAID HE STOPPED GROWING AT 24, NOT ME.



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6'2 says on 4/Dec/14


then up to his chin must have been 5'9" ha ha ha he had a 12"+ head i agree hogan is fulll of bs look im 6'2 if i talk to person of 5'8" and someone takes a snap pic it may appear ive only a 2" difference in a pic ive seen it loads of times from pictures i have at home im taller than all my friends by a good bit but pictures dont justify anything id hardly stand looking straight ahead with my shoulders back its the same for andre of course he doesnt look his height because he always looks down trust me pictures are 0% evidence of the mans height he was 7'0.5" early 20sa measured in japan his head was nowhere the same size then so by the time he was 30 cud have been 7'2" then back down to 7ft late he still dwarfed giant baba in his40s



Wresltfan1 says on 4/Dec/14


Dicksock (name really says it all), Giants continue to grow at an accellerated rate throughout their shortened lives, medical fact not guesswork. As for Andre, probably was just over 7 feet at 24 years old but he never stopped growing. Yes the growth is mostly in their head, hands and feet but it also continues in their entire body. Just simple facts i am sure any genius can manage to figure out. Also, Andre had Giantism, not as many have posted like they are doctors here and have diagnosed him with acromegaly and he continued to grow in every way, that is why his spine began collapsing on itself later in life.

62B says on 4/Dec/14


dicksock says

At this point, it should be 100% clear he was 6'10.5"-7'0.25". Anything outside of that range is BS.



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Pretty much sums it up.



me says on 3/Dec/14


This site/page claims peak height. It does not matter what Andre's height "Looked" like it only matters what it was. His height was 7'.25" peak height in my opinion. Remember this is peak height.

Stevenseagal says on 3/Dec/14


Agreed that Andre wasn't over 7 foot, but he wasn't anything under 6'11 either, plenty of evidence to show this, despite the few guys who typicall have an agenda and constantly make up excuses, make flawed comparison pictures despite there being pictures of andre with those people.



Danimal says on 2/Dec/14


dicksock says on 2/Dec/14

6'2 says on 2/Dec/14

why do people want to downgrade height here all the time its strange like 6'9" ernie ladd people here say hes 6'7" just to downgrade everyone else there is alot of proof for 6'9 ladd every article ive seen not 1 site or reference have i seen anywhere of a 6'7" ernie ladd now yous want to put nash at 6'8 when clearly hes 6'10" and studd at 6'6 when it was published when he died that he was not 6'10 but 6'7 just to say andre was 6'11 and why would guys like savage hogan and duggan say he was 7'2" breaking kayfabe anyway think bill eadie known as ax refered to him as 7ft however when they were wrestling it was 1989 -90



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Hogan is a known liar who claimed Andre was almost 700lbs before WM III. Duggan said Andre was probably shorter than 7'-7'1" Khali. Numerous other people have stated Andre was 6'10"-7'. Sam Muchnick, one of the founders of the NWA, claimed Andre was no more than 6'11". The official bio of Stampede Wrestling says he was 6'11". The ring announcer from WM II claimed 6'9" or 6'10". Adrian Street claimed Andre was 6'11". At this point, it should be 100% clear he was 6'10.5"-7'0.25". Anything outside of that range is BS.



I'd go as high as 7'0.5" for his absolute peak (pre-height loss), but realistically, I think he was closer to 6'11.5" peak (1" shorter than Big Show's peak) and lost a couple of inches by the time he died.

dicksock says on 2/Dec/14


6'2 says on 2/Dec/14

why do people want to downgrade height here all the time its strange like 6'9" ernie ladd people here say hes 6'7" just to downgrade everyone else there is alot of proof for 6'9 ladd every article ive seen not 1 site or reference have i seen anywhere of a 6'7" ernie ladd now yous want to put nash at 6'8 when clearly hes 6'10" and studd at 6'6 when it was published when he died that he was not 6'10 but 6'7 just to say andre was 6'11 and why would guys like savage hogan and duggan say he was 7'2" breaking kayfabe anyway think bill eadie known as ax refered to him as 7ft however when they were wrestling it was 1989 -90



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Hogan is a known liar who claimed Andre was almost 700lbs before WM III. Duggan said Andre was probably shorter than 7'-7'1" Khali. Numerous other people have stated Andre was 6'10"-7'. Sam Muchnick, one of the founders of the NWA, claimed Andre was no more than 6'11". The official bio of Stampede Wrestling says he was 6'11". The ring announcer from WM II claimed 6'9" or 6'10". Adrian Street claimed Andre was 6'11". At this point, it should be 100% clear he was 6'10.5"-7'0.25". Anything outside of that range is BS.



Chaz says on 2/Dec/14


Wrstlefan1 says on 30/Nov/14

Hogan came up to his eyes Hogan was over 6'7" barefoot with boots that boosted him to over 6'9", i have seen the boots at the restauraunt in Tampa.



Hogan 6'7''! lol he had no real height on baretfoot 6'4''Kamala let alone 5'' in boots,you live in a dream world.

Iconjj says on 2/Dec/14


Wrstlefan1, some of us are not haters. But common sense tells us Hogan was never 6'7 barefoot, let alone 6'9 in his boots... You can fuss about bogus pictures with bad angles, but when one can put together a crapload of pics that show almost the same thing every time, using Mean Gene or the ring or a door or something to that effect, you may not get an exact idea of how tall they are, but you sure get an idea of how tall they're NOT. Provide proof that Andre was 7'2, besides Andre or his inner circle saying it.



6'2 says on 2/Dec/14


why do people want to downgrade height here all the time its strange like 6'9" ernie ladd people here say hes 6'7" just to downgrade everyone else there is alot of proof for 6'9 ladd every article ive seen not 1 site or reference have i seen anywhere of a 6'7" ernie ladd now yous want to put nash at 6'8 when clearly hes 6'10" and studd at 6'6 when it was published when he died that he was not 6'10 but 6'7 just to say andre was 6'11 and why would guys like savage hogan and duggan say he was 7'2" breaking kayfabe anyway think bill eadie known as ax refered to him as 7ft however when they were wrestling it was 1989 -90

dicksock says on 1/Dec/14


Wrstlefan1 says on 30/Nov/14

dicksock says;

Andre being 7'+ has not been established. It is just your opinion. The real reality is most evidence shows that he was 6'11" at his tallest. There is some evidence for him being shorter and there is no chance he was above 7'0.25" and that is a fact straight from the mouth of Andre. He was probably around 7' out of bed at his tallest and around 6'11" by the evening.

When did Andre ever say that? More propoganda from the basher community.



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You might want to think before you type your garbage. Andre is on a video from 1971 (age 25) claiming to be 7'0.25" and 375lbs. He is on another video claiming he stopped growing at 24. You put two and two together genius.



Capt. Nobody says on 1/Dec/14


And for all those wondering why I used to bag on in ring shots for comparison because of sinkage here you go:



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Andre's entire heel on the left boot is sunk into the ring padding. I remember I was front row at a match where Mable wrestled and the ring pretty much bowed wherever he was and he experienced a similar level of sinkage too.

Wrstlefan1 says on 30/Nov/14


dicksock says;

Andre being 7'+ has not been established. It is just your opinion. The real reality is most evidence shows that he was 6'11" at his tallest. There is some evidence for him being shorter and there is no chance he was above 7'0.25" and that is a fact straight from the mouth of Andre. He was probably around 7' out of bed at his tallest and around 6'11" by the evening.

When did Andre ever say that? More propoganda from the basher community. There is zero eveidence, aside from the the continuous misinformation using bogus photos with bad angles etc, oh and yours and others complete ignorance and refusal to accept clear facual pictures and statements from those who were around Andre clearly stating and showing he was at least 7'2" at one time to show let alone prove he was ever below 7 feet. Nice try though, keep trying to fool yourself because you are not going to fool any of us LOL. Andre was well over 7 feet tall, and every time he was with 6'9" guys like Ernie Ladd or Too Tall Jones it proved it beyond any doubt. When Hogan came up to his eyes Hogan was over 6'7" barefoot with boots that boosted him to over 6'9", i have seen the boots at the restauraunt in Tampa.



Capt. Nobody says on 28/Nov/14


me says on 27/Nov/14

JT sorry but you are wrong. Unless you are counting Barry's hair they are basically the same height. You can see where the top of Studd's head is through his hair. I did say basically the same height. Sorry but they are pretty darn close. No matter Andre's height is the reason we are on this page and we have established he is 7'+ just where over 7'is now the question. Do you believe Studd has any Camera andgle advantage over Barry??



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If he is closer Studd's head may appear larger in comparison but due to the angle of the shot there would be little to no advantage in terms of height. Moving marginally closer would only alter the scale of Studd, but the height, or the top of his head, would remain much the same.

dicksock says on 28/Nov/14


me says on 27/Nov/14

JT sorry but you are wrong. Unless you are counting Barry's hair they are basically the same height. You can see where the top of Studd's head is through his hair. I did say basically the same height. Sorry but they are pretty darn close. No matter Andre's height is the reason we are on this page and we have established he is 7'+ just where over 7'is now the question. Do you believe Studd has any Camera andgle advantage over Barry??



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Andre being 7'+ has not been established. It is just your opinion. The real reality is most evidence shows that he was 6'11" at his tallest. There is some evidence for him being shorter and there is no chance he was above 7'0.25" and that is a fact straight from the mouth of Andre. He was probably around 7' out of bed at his tallest and around 6'11" by the evening.



me says on 28/Nov/14


JT I also just noticed that when you put Barry's face next to Studd, Barry's chin is higher than when it is in the original pic. So by doing that you make them look identical in height. You just made my point for me.

Steve says on 28/Nov/14


Studd looks at most 1 inch taller than Fralic. He does look the same height as Akeem. I dont think Studd was ever more than a solid 6'6 by the looks of those photos. Andre always looked around 4 - 5 inches taller than Studd.



me says on 27/Nov/14


JT sorry but you are wrong. Unless you are counting Barry's hair they are basically the same height. You can see where the top of Studd's head is through his hair. I did say basically the same height. Sorry but they are pretty darn close. No matter Andre's height is the reason we are on this page and we have established he is 7'+ just where over 7'is now the question. Do you believe Studd has any Camera andgle advantage over Barry??

me says on 27/Nov/14


JT sorry but you are wrong. Unless you are counting Barry's hair they are basically the same height. You can see where the top of Studd's head is through his hair. I did say basically the same height. Sorry but they are pretty darn close. No matter Andre's height is the reason we are on this page and we have established he is 7'+ just where over 7'is now the question. Do you believe Studd has any Camera andgle advantage over Barry??



dicksock says on 26/Nov/14


6'2 says on 26/Nov/14

studd had at least 2 " on jake roberts



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Where have you seen a comparison of Studd and Roberts?

Just because says on 26/Nov/14


Click Here Heres andre with bret hart

Click Here Heres bret with kevin nash

Click Here ~Heres bret with big show



Personally i dont see much difference between all 3 nash maybe an inch shorter than andre and big show.

big show and andre look the same height



6'2 says on 26/Nov/14


studd had at least 2 " on jake roberts he lookedx to have a clear 1" on akeem and was obviously taller than prime hogan he looked to have 3" on christopher reeve fralic stretches his neck right up in that segment with studd in the actuaul battle royale hes obviously taller than fralic.and wrestlers have bigger heads than normal from growth hormone pills and steroids 6'7 for studd

Halb says on 25/Nov/14


Hogan was also billed as 6'9 in 1989 and 1990.



JT says on 25/Nov/14


me says on 24/Nov/14

Too bad Barry is wearing a hat. Look at the top of their heads and no where else and you will see that they are basically the same height in that pic.



Wrong Click Here The huge discrepancy in head size also proves Studd was closer to the camera. Barry's wearing tennis shoes too. Click Here

JT says on 24/Nov/14


Oanh says on 23/Nov/14

JT says on 21/Nov/14

6'2 Studd was never 6'7" Rick Barry was 6'7" prime



LOL @ Studd being 6'2". Studd was 1-1.5" taller than than 6'4.5-6'5" Bill Fralic. He may not have been a full 6'7" but he was a solid 6'6".



6'2 is the name of one of the posters here:) Studd was around 6'6" and clearly shorter than 6'7" Rick Barry and not much taller than Bill Fralic to anyone who can look at photos objectively Click Here Studd was also no taller than ~ 6'6" OMG/Akeem Click Here



Studd also had an unusually high shoulder and pectoral level which could make him appear taller. Click Here Without seeing the heads, you would think Andre and Studd were the same height and Studd 3-4 inches taller than Fralic.



Studd did not have a full head size on 5'8" tops Mean Gene whereas ~ 6'7" Sid Eudy easily did. ~6'6" Charles Barkley looked every bit as tall next to Gene than Studd did and probably a little taller.



me says on 24/Nov/14


Too bad Barry is wearing a hat. Look at the top of their heads and no where else and you will see that they are basically the same height in that pic. The second pic doesn't tell anything. Studd was at least 6'7". Andre had anywhere from 5-6 inches on Studd throughout in his career as long as Studd was not "lifting".

Oanh says on 23/Nov/14


JT says on 21/Nov/14

6'2 Studd was never 6'7" Rick Barry was 6'7" prime



LOL @ Studd being 6'2". Studd was 1-1.5" taller than than 6'4.5-6'5" Bill Fralic. He may not have been a full 6'7" but he was a solid 6'6".



6'2 says on 23/Nov/14


john studd was 6'7 he was 3" taller than christhoper reeve he was a legit 6'4 rick barry is a much thinner man studd cud be around 350lbs in that picture and for some reason studd always seems to drop his chin its like he has no neck kamala maybe 6'4" but do remember somewhere he was a legit 6'5 hogan possably 6'5.5 kurrangan 6'9 id stick to just for the fact he always seemed taller than taker kane and the likes george gray looked every bit of 6'7 as omg but looked shorter as the akeem character for some reason possible 6'6

dicksock says on 23/Nov/14


JT says on 21/Nov/14

6'2 Studd was never 6'7" Rick Barry was 6'7" prime

Click Here Like many wrestlers, Studd seemed to know how to position himself closer to the camera as well.



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Studd was not closer to the camera by any real extent and your accusation proves your bias. I have pictures of my 5'9" dad looking the same height as my 5'11" uncle and both were next to each other standing straight. My point is that Barry and Studd were so close in height that it is laughable that you think you can definitively say Studd wasn't 6'7" based on that picture. Studd was 6'7" and Andre was at least 6'11".



Chaz, you are wrong about Andre/Studd. Andre was at least 5" taller than Studd in the 1978 match from Charlotte and in that picture we've been looking at. Also, Andre DWARFED Studd in 1976 by 6" when he was in the Executioners. Perhaps Studd was a lift wearer like Jesse Ventura said?



Seagal says on 22/Nov/14


Andre same height as wilt, clearly, no matter what silly excuses get made ( And i know a ton of them get used around here, closer to camera, boots, blaba and clearly loads taller than studd. Some people just have an obvious agenda.

Capt. Nobody says on 21/Nov/14


Frank says on 20/Nov/14

Clement Andre 6ft 7 Taker 6ft 4.5 Really ???



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C'mon, clearly the math represented in my post reflects his numbers, haha. That or he needs to go back to 1st grade math class.



Capt. Nobody says on 21/Nov/14


Ali Baba says on 20/Nov/14

Captain Nobody, I never claimed Andre was any height or said he was any certain height taller than anyone. All I passed on is what I was told by Mane. So if you're trying to say I'm the one making those claims you're incorrect. I have made my estimate on Mane's height and told you what he said about Andre. That's all.



There was only about a half inch difference between Nash and Mane judging by their boots. The pics Rob has with both of them seem to indicate that they're still very close in height.



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Sorry bro, that message wasn't directed at you. Just using it as a reference as to how some of the other claims posted below couldn't be remotely accurate if what you said was true. I should have had a space before the comment I made to "andre" below as well. I was responding to his claims. We appreciate the info you've passed on for sure regardless, haha.

JT says on 21/Nov/14


6'2 Studd was never 6'7" Rick Barry was 6'7" prime

Click Here Like many wrestlers, Studd seemed to know how to position himself closer to the camera as well. The other estimates look pretty good IMO although I'd drop Hogan, Taker, Akeem, Kamala and probably Kurrgan by around an inch and Steiner and Mysterio by around 2 inches. Austin was probably close to 6'1" peak.



Vegas says on 21/Nov/14


mysterio is not as tall as 5'4 in person

6'2 says on 21/Nov/14


hulk hogan billed height 6'8 actual 6'6prime

triple h 6'4 actual 6'2

undertaker 6'10.5" actual 6'8.5 prime now 6'7

studd 6'9+10" actual 6'7

crush 6'7 actual 6'5

hillbilly jim 6'7 actual 6'5

earthquake 6'7 actual close to 6'6

kamala 6'7 actaul 6'5 prime

kevin nash 7' actual 6'10"prime

stone cold 6'2" actual 6'

ric flair 6'1" actual 5'11" prime

mr perfect 6'3 actual 6'1"

akeem 6'9" actual 6'7"prime

henry o godwin 6'6" actual 6'4

the rock 6'5" actual 6'3"

big boss man 6'6-7" actual 6'4"

typhoon 6'6 actaul 6'4 prime

the godfather 6'6 actual 6'4"

shawn micheals 6'1" actual 5'11

danial bryan 5'10 actual 5'8

rey mysterio 5'6 actual 5'4

kurgann 6'11 actual 6'9 prime

scott stiener 6'3 actaul 6'1"

bulldog 6' actual 5'10"

the same pattern. cud be a half inch wrong here and there, however it seems the 1 or 3" billed height varies but the 2" add on is a consistent pattern so wat ever the billed height is just take off 2" or in some cases 1" or 3" i know there exceptions like 6'5 jake roberts his actual height and nearly 7foot kane but again they usually throw in the word nearly for kane i no from time to time they call him the 7ft monster but when he first appeared in 97 as kane he looked huge i no he wore big boots possible his tallest 6'9 looks around 6'7" now



Kunoichi says on 21/Nov/14


Click Here

Barefoot Andre and Don Leo Jonathan in 1972.

Jonathan's height was about 6'5" . The sole as one inch ,I'm not seeing more than 6 inches between the two here.

Frank says on 20/Nov/14


Clement Andre 6ft 7 Taker 6ft 4.5 Really ???



Ali Baba says on 20/Nov/14


Captain Nobody, I never claimed Andre was any height or said he was any certain height taller than anyone. All I passed on is what I was told by Mane. So if you're trying to say I'm the one making those claims you're incorrect. I have made my estimate on Mane's height and told you what he said about Andre. That's all.



There was only about a half inch difference between Nash and Mane judging by their boots. The pics Rob has with both of them seem to indicate that they're still very close in height.

Chaz says on 20/Nov/14


homer says on 17/Nov/14

Chaz says on 14/Nov/14

Just because says on 11/Nov/14

Andre and big john studd Click Here looks at least 5 inches between them if not more.

look at the feet? Andre's on tiptoes.look at them in the ring,he's at best 3.5-4'' taller,



You forgot to mention Studd was closer to the camera standing sideways... :)



Yes but we have seen them in the Ring,and Studd comes over the eyebrows, Studd was not over 6'7'' so Andre was under 6'11''



Dago Red says on 19/Nov/14


The three baddest dudes of the 20th century-Bruce Lee, Evel Knievel, Andre the Giant.

CLEMENT says on 19/Nov/14


CAPT NOBODY IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ....A

ANDRE THE GIANT IS 6'7" TALL



Danimal says on 18/Nov/14


dicksock says on 13/Nov/14

Danimal says on 12/Nov/14

Height181 says on 12/Nov/14

I can't see Andre taller than 6'9 3/4.



He wouldn't wear huge heeled boots everywhere if he was 7ft.



Amazing how you can tell the difference between 6'9 3/4" and a full 6'10". What's your secret? Do share.



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I'm assuming he's referencing the baseless Meltzer "measurement" claim. For the record it's baseless because Meltzer is making the claim without referencing a primary source. He also claimed Ernie Ladd and Andre were the same height (something Ladd is on video denying) and that Paul Wight and Nash were the same height in WCW (6'10").



Meltzer was a fraud sensationalist. He also stated that Andre was 6'11.5" in his pic with Arnold and Wilt. No consistency.

Capt. Nobody says on 17/Nov/14


Ali Baba says on 13/Nov/14

dicksock says on 10/Nov/14



Ali Baba told me he is 6'6.75" out of bed. He also had at least .5" of footwear advantage over Mane, yet Mane looked about 1" taller. Mane was a solid 6'8" in his prime and is still at least around 6'8". Andre was still at least 6'10" in 1990.

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6'6.75" out of bed - yes

By the time the picture was taken in the afternoon right around 6'6" even. And as I've pointed out before you can't attempt to add someone's waking height into the equation but not the other person's. He most likely woke up later than me since I had to travel several hours that morning and he admittedly had a late night of partying, so let's try to keep it in perspective.



If you take away my footwear advantage (which was a half inch and not "at least a half inch") there still was not an inch difference between us. He was 6'7" tops when I met him. Claimed 6'8" and made no distinction between his current height and when he wrestled Andre. He said Andre was 2" taller than him. Of course Andre was not in the best of health at that time. I'm not trying to deflate or inflate anyone's height here. This is just the way I saw it after standing and talking to the guy for a good 10 minutes and having pictures to evaluate afterward. The only way he is 6'8" is if he has an extra inch and a half of head hiding under his hat. Dont confuse a receding hairline with a longer head.



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OK, Andre was two inches taller, and when you look at Manes boots in the match he clearly had the advantage of his "lift" style boots. I'd say about an inch or so minimum isn't out of the question. So if Mane was 6'8", Andre was two inches taller, and Mane had about an inch advantage with his boots, then....

And andre:



87 Andre is as tall as Nash, yet he's two inches taller than Mane, who was pretty much the same height as Nash?



Can't say Andre was any particular height definitively but there is an abundance of evidence that says if you want to downgrade him, then you have to downgrade them all. Too many people on here are forgetting to rely on the control group. Always relate it back to your control group and if something is off, you know you're not in the right ballpark. You can't say Andre comes up to this guy here, and then have actual evidence of Andre standing with them, or with someone else who stood with them all the while it shows major discrepancies. Those discrepancies mean you are most likely incorrect.



homer says on 17/Nov/14


Chaz says on 14/Nov/14

Just because says on 11/Nov/14

Andre and big john studd Click Here looks at least 5 inches between them if not more.

look at the feet? Andre's on tiptoes.look at them in the ring,he's at best 3.5-4'' taller,



You forgot to mention Studd was closer to the camera standing sideways... :)

Just because says on 17/Nov/14


Chaz says on 14/Nov/14

Just because says on 11/Nov/14

Andre and big john studd Click Here looks at least 5 inches between them if not more.

look at the feet? Andre's on tiptoes.look at them in the ring,he's at best 3.5-4'' taller,

You might be right about andre being on his toes in that pic....but the question then is what height was studd if he was 6'8 then andre 7 foot if studd 6'7 then andre 6'11



dicksock says on 17/Nov/14


Ali Baba says on 13/Nov/14

dicksock says on 10/Nov/14



Ali Baba told me he is 6'6.75" out of bed. He also had at least .5" of footwear advantage over Mane, yet Mane looked about 1" taller. Mane was a solid 6'8" in his prime and is still at least around 6'8". Andre was still at least 6'10" in 1990.

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6'6.75" out of bed - yes

By the time the picture was taken in the afternoon right around 6'6" even. And as I've pointed out before you can't attempt to add someone's waking height into the equation but not the other person's. He most likely woke up later than me since I had to travel several hours that morning and he admittedly had a late night of partying, so let's try to keep it in perspective.



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Sorry, but I don't believe you lose .75" inches from morning till afternoon. You're not overweight or out of shape in any way. Based on the pictures, he looked nearly 1" taller than you and you had at least .5" of footwear advantage. You are also assuming when he woke up. The lowest I'd go for Mane is 6'7.75" and I'm sure 20-25 years ago, he would have been at least 6'8", possibly 6'8.5".

dicksock says on 16/Nov/14


I just came across this footage of The Mountie talking about Andre. It's not height related, but it is interesting.

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It sounds pretty legit. I'd be shocked if he were lying.



miko says on 15/Nov/14


Andre was in his early 30's in the late 70's, and had Hogan by 5 inches at best at that time, the difference was exactly the same in the late 80's, around 5 inches, if Andre was 7'0.5 then Hulk was close to 6'8 barefoot.

RP says on 14/Nov/14


Peak Andre: 7'0.375"

Wrestlemania III, 41 year old 500 lbs Andre was 6'11" & Hogan in 1987 was 6'5.5" to 6'5.75", y'all need to realize if you come up to Andre's nose, due to the size of his face & head...you would be a full 6" shorter than Andre.

Broken down early 90's Andre was 6'10" to 6'10.5" this is obvious! A peak Kevin Nash was a solid & legit 6'9" barefoot...and in 1992 Andre had Kevin by at least 1.5" & sometimes looked 2"!



Chaz says on 14/Nov/14


Just because says on 11/Nov/14

Andre and big john studd Click Here looks at least 5 inches between them if not more.

look at the feet? Andre's on tiptoes.look at them in the ring,he's at best 3.5-4'' taller,

andre says on 13/Nov/14


Please when will you rob measure andre the giant door in france at least we will know how tall he was at is peak 18 or 21 please do it go too is house is grenoble france and measure the door



In my opinion by 1987 he was 6ft8 and hogan 6ft4.5



dicksock says on 13/Nov/14


Danimal says on 12/Nov/14

Height181 says on 12/Nov/14

I can't see Andre taller than 6'9 3/4.



He wouldn't wear huge heeled boots everywhere if he was 7ft.



Amazing how you can tell the difference between 6'9 3/4" and a full 6'10". What's your secret? Do share.



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I'm assuming he's referencing the baseless Meltzer "measurement" claim. For the record it's baseless because Meltzer is making the claim without referencing a primary source. He also claimed Ernie Ladd and Andre were the same height (something Ladd is on video denying) and that Paul Wight and Nash were the same height in WCW (6'10").

Danimal says on 12/Nov/14


Frank says on 10/Nov/14

A brokendown Andre was about 2 inches taller than Tyler Mane who is about

6ft 7 Mane said he was 6ft 8 but didn't look 2 inches taller than Ali Baba who says he 6ft 6 A prime Andre was about 6ft 10 to 6ft 11



I say he was between 6'11.5"-7'0.5" at his peak (pre-1981). By 1986/1987, more like 6'10.5" and by 1990-1992, he was MAX 6'9.5"-6'10".



Danimal says on 12/Nov/14


Height181 says on 12/Nov/14

I can't see Andre taller than 6'9 3/4.



He wouldn't wear huge heeled boots everywhere if he was 7ft.



Amazing how you can tell the difference between 6'9 3/4" and a full 6'10". What's your secret? Do share.

NCL says on 12/Nov/14


1966 footage of Andre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-bEbg0luDI



Oanh says on 12/Nov/14


Height181 says on 12/Nov/14

I can't see Andre taller than 6'9 3/4.



He wouldn't wear huge heeled boots everywhere if he was 7ft.



Andre didn't wear "huge heeled boots everywhere", but he did wear them a lot. He owned a ranch with cattle in North Carolina, so wearing boots came with the territory, so to speak. I've seen him in photos with just sneakers on. Anyway, read the newspaper article on the internet "Requiem FOR A Giant: There was no one bigger... It talks about his nearly 7 foot frame.

6'2 says on 12/Nov/14


3.5" on studd ahha ha ha ha ha ha studd was taller than hogan 6'6" prime. did you ever see andre chaz in the door frame he dwarfs the 6'9-10" outer frame on the door completely dwarfs it oh he must of being on a box he must have being wearing 4" boots his afro gave him 3" ha stop with all the 6'9" bs! he measured in japan at 7'0.5" in his early 20s and his head was increasing in size since. i see no argument here for 6'10" prime andre the man was clearly 7ft+



Height181 says on 12/Nov/14


I can't see Andre taller than 6'9 3/4.



He wouldn't wear huge heeled boots everywhere if he was 7ft.

Danimal says on 11/Nov/14


dicksock says on 9/Nov/14

Look at the amazing specimen Andre was in his prime:

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This is from 1972. He definitely appeared to be taller at this point than he did in the late 80s or even early 80s. I don't know if he was or just looked like it because of his lean build. Either way, he was certainly full of charisma.



It's like watching videos of The Big Show from the mid/late 90's in the WCW. He was taller, leaner, healthier and way more agile.



Chaz says on 11/Nov/14


6'2 says on 10/Nov/14

hes head is 12-14" so if your up to his nose your 7 " shorter studd 6'7 andre 7'2. andre 6'8 for the giant at wm3 ya tell your story walking!



Stop talking rubish,he's face was 11.5-11.75'', and he's hands were 9.5-9.75'',He had no more than 3.5'' on Studd and no more than 4.5'' on Hogan Andre's forhead was not over 4''

Just because says on 11/Nov/14


Andre and big john studd Click Here looks at least 5 inches between them if not more.



andre says on 10/Nov/14


Andre the giant by 1987 same height as kevin nash

dicksock says on 10/Nov/14


Frank says on 10/Nov/14

A brokendown Andre was about 2 inches taller than Tyler Mane who is about

6ft 7 Mane said he was 6ft 8 but didn't look 2 inches taller than Ali Baba who says he 6ft 6 A prime Andre was about 6ft 10 to 6ft 11



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Ali Baba told me he is 6'6.75" out of bed. He also had at least .5" of footwear advantage over Mane, yet Mane looked about 1" taller. Mane was a solid 6'8" in his prime and is still at least around 6'8". Andre was still at least 6'10" in 1990.



Oanh says on 10/Nov/14


If you look at Andre in the early 70's videos and photos, he clearly stood taller. He had better posture and he didn't weigh as much as in later years. By the mid-80's when he started to gain a lot of weight, and after back surgery, he appeared shorter. He still looked about 6'10". When he passed away there was a newspaper article that stated his autopsy showed he was 6'10" 530 lbs when he died. That article was posted on this website several times over the years. I'm trying to find it. Bottom line, he was not under 6'10" at the end, and not over 7' when he was in his prime.

Frank says on 10/Nov/14


A brokendown Andre was about 2 inches taller than Tyler Mane who is about

6ft 7 Mane said he was 6ft 8 but didn't look 2 inches taller than Ali Baba who says he 6ft 6 A prime Andre was about 6ft 10 to 6ft 11



6'2 says on 10/Nov/14


hes head is 12-14" so if your up to his nose your 7 " shorter studd 6'7 andre 7'2. andre 6'8 for the giant at wm3 ya tell your story walking!

dicksock says on 9/Nov/14


Look at the amazing specimen Andre was in his prime:

Click Here



This is from 1972. He definitely appeared to be taller at this point than he did in the late 80s or even early 80s. I don't know if he was or just looked like it because of his lean build. Either way, he was certainly full of charisma.



Stonecold fan says on 9/Nov/14


62B says on 7/Nov/14

er4smiths says on 3/Nov/14

@62

Andre IS wearing his custom cowboy boots in the video. He barely ducks to get into the door way. So if it's 6'8" doorway and he barely ducked WITH cowboy boots on - then I'd say with the boots he is probably 6'10.5" at best. Take - barefoot - I am CONVINCED Andre is 6'9" peak.



Are questioning the great Rob in his estimates of heights?? Personally I think Rob has everyone's heights pretty much on the button if you ask me.. Plus your never gonna judge his height by a door you don't know how tall it is

62B says on 8/Nov/14


Vegas says on 7/Nov/14

62B says on 7/Nov/14

I calculated that I repaired about 375,000 doors in my 15 years as a door patcher at Morgan doors/Jeld Wen, and over 95% were 6'8", and that's what it looks like to me. I could certainly be wrong.

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doors sizes vary from country to country. in the uk/ireland the average internal door is 6'6 Click Here



i saw jon heidenreich in sneakers having to duck under a door at a live wrestling event i attended a few years ago



Understood. Where I worked we shipped doors world wide, at one point we even imported doors from China and South America, fixed them, then reshipped them over sea's. I know more about doors than a person should, lol, but yes, that door could be smaller than 6'8", I know this. Its just how big it looks to me, based on how many I've seen. For sure they may have wanted to exaggerate Andre's size, But I have seen Andre really close up, and they really didn't have to do any exaggerating. I feel the Andre I saw was 7', he could have been 6'10.5", but that is as short as I would believe, and he was supposed to be in decline. I have seen a whole lot of really tall people, at 6'3" they stand out to me, because I am usually the tallest guy in the room. I just saw a guy at the corner gas station yesterday. He was a lot taller than me so I asked him how tall. He said 6'7", he wasn't even close to Andre. Andre is over all the largest person I have ever seen, and the second tallest.



andre says on 8/Nov/14


andre the giant was the same height as kevin nash by 1987 means he was way shorter then big show

andre says on 8/Nov/14


Andre the giant was 6ft9 peak and about 6ft7.8 at the end



at wrestlemania 3 he was 6ft8



forget the 7ft



Vegas says on 7/Nov/14


62B says on 7/Nov/14

I calculated that I repaired about 375,000 doors in my 15 years as a door patcher at Morgan doors/Jeld Wen, and over 95% were 6'8", and that's what it looks like to me. I could certainly be wrong.

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doors sizes vary from country to country. in the uk/ireland the average internal door is 6'6 Click Here



i saw jon heidenreich in sneakers having to duck under a door at a live wrestling event i attended a few years ago

62B says on 7/Nov/14


er4smiths says on 3/Nov/14

@62

Andre IS wearing his custom cowboy boots in the video. He barely ducks to get into the door way. So if it's 6'8" doorway and he barely ducked WITH cowboy boots on - then I'd say with the boots he is probably 6'10.5" at best. Take - barefoot - I am CONVINCED Andre is 6'9" peak.



Good for you. I know he was taller than 6'9" peak. I don't know for sure that he was exactly 7', I just believe he was.



62B says on 7/Nov/14


Stonecold fan says on 6/Nov/14

JT says on 4/Nov/14

If Hogan was 6’5", Andre was no more than 6’10"; if Hogan was 6’6” Andre was no more than 6’11” Click Here



You may want to advocate for a 7 foot residential door there 62B:) Click Here



JT, do you have any idea that house was on a stage?? BTW all doors are different, my brothers house doors are 8ft with 12ft ceilings (custom built), my parents house the doors are 206.5 cm (house is 140 yrs old mind you)and my partners house doors are 204.2 which is newly built, I don't know what gives the assumption that door is 6'8 or 6'8 1/2, make sure you get your facts straight before

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