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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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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
wrstlefan1 says on 19/Dec/14
Once again as usual, the height lowering crusavers try to ignore the obvious. Andre ad more height on Quake, his head is larger than Show's by a good margin.
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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dicksock says on 4/Dec/14


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


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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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