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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6'2 says on 18/Aug/14
i think 7ft andre is fair at wm3 if hogan is 6'6" prime. he seems way above hogan when pouring champagne over him celebreting hogans win over iron shiek in 84
Alex 6'0 says on 17/Aug/14
If Hogan was just 6'5 at his peak then Andre was no taller than 6'10 at WM 3
dicksock says on 17/Aug/14
Hogan.andre says on 17/Aug/14
Hogan peak 6'5.5 and Andre with good posture and rising his head at maximum would make him 5,5 inches taller than Hogan. Which makes Andre 6'11. Didn't Hogan brake kayfabe once and said Andre was ABOUAT a half foot taller than him.

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He said in his autobiography that Andre was a half a foot taller than him, not about. Hogan also swears that he was 6'7" barefoot in his prime, so that would make Andre 7'1" according to Hogan. But, Hogan is all over the place when it comes to Andre's height and weight. He also stated that Andre was near 700lbs before WM III and that Andre's crotch came up to his chest. But, I agree Andre was likely 6'11", maybe 7' out of bed.
Hogan.andre says on 17/Aug/14
Hogan peak 6'5.5 and Andre with good posture and rising his head at maximum would make him 5,5 inches taller than Hogan. Which makes Andre 6'11. Didn't Hogan brake kayfabe once and said Andre was ABOUAT a half foot taller than him.
Halb says on 15/Aug/14
Which is in line with the extra 7 inches given to André.
Halb says on 15/Aug/14
The word 'nearly' wasn't always used for Giant Gonzales. I recall Power Slam predicting it would be dropped, and soon afterwards it was. Giving Gonzales an extra 7 inches.
Capt. Nobody says on 12/Aug/14
6'2" says on 9/Aug/14
as we know nearly every wrestler to every work for vince was given extra height except for maybe jake roberts or earthquake who were around there billed heights of 6'5" and 6'6". now can he (vince) get away with given andre 7" dont think so if andre was 6'10" he would have billed him at most 7'2", if he was a legit 7'4" i think he would have been billed at around 7'6-7". i know gonzalez was billed at nearly 8 feet tall and was a legit 7'6-7" thats why they always used the word nearly.again they say for kane the near 7 footer there not lying as such cos kane is around 6'8" or so.big show who i belive may have peaked at a legit 7'1" wcw days was never billed more than 7'2" in wwe he is now billed at 7 foot tall and could in fact be that height.so as far as andre is concerned i belive when first introduced to mcmahon may have been a legit 7'1" maybe slightly shorter or taller but not 7'4" and not 6'10"

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Most of the height increases seem to be around the NBA level. They measure players in shoes so most 7 footers are really between 6'10" or 6'11" barefoot. Maybe they measured most of the wrestlers in shoes? Seems like a lot of guys are boosted around 2 inches.
6'2" says on 9/Aug/14
as we know nearly every wrestler to every work for vince was given extra height except for maybe jake roberts or earthquake who were around there billed heights of 6'5" and 6'6". now can he (vince) get away with given andre 7" dont think so if andre was 6'10" he would have billed him at most 7'2", if he was a legit 7'4" i think he would have been billed at around 7'6-7". i know gonzalez was billed at nearly 8 feet tall and was a legit 7'6-7" thats why they always used the word nearly.again they say for kane the near 7 footer there not lying as such cos kane is around 6'8" or so.big show who i belive may have peaked at a legit 7'1" wcw days was never billed more than 7'2" in wwe he is now billed at 7 foot tall and could in fact be that height.so as far as andre is concerned i belive when first introduced to mcmahon may have been a legit 7'1" maybe slightly shorter or taller but not 7'4" and not 6'10"
62B says on 9/Aug/14
No Chaz. I was directly behind Duggan, and with in a foot of Luger. I could tell I was taller than Luger, and that Duggan and I were pretty much the same height. Luger certainly could have been 6'2". When you see the listing and watch them on TV, then see them in person so close and realize they aren't as tall or as big as claimed it makes a lasting impression. That is why I have no problem believing Andre was a legit 7'. Is it possible he was "
only" 6'11? sure, but its also possible he was a little over 7'. He was by far the largest man I have ever stood next to.
ReturnofG says on 7/Aug/14
Giantism says on 6/Aug/14
Where on earth are you folks coming up with these bogus heights for everyone? Taker was a full 6'8.5" and still is well over 6'7". Luger was 6'3.5 minimum, and Duggan was 6'3" plus as his football stats will show. Jake was over 6'5" easily, and he never once was taller than Hogan, all the videos and pictures prove that whenever Hogan stands up straight he had close to 2" on Jake with no footwear or camera advantage. Andre had over half a foot on Hogan which puts him over 7 feet still in 1988. Trying to lower everyone else's heights to justify a low claim for one of the others is so transparent. Hogan was billed as tall as 6'9 and regularly at 6'8" in the WWE when he was 6'7", and Andre was billed 7'4-5" when he was really 7'2-3". It's not as much as many of you think.


Exactly except I'd see Andre closer to the 7.5-7'1.5 mark. My brother who is a legit 6'4 was short than Jake Roberts and Kamala both. I am nearly 6'3 myself and could tell both men were taller than 6'4.
dicksock says on 7/Aug/14
dicksock says on 7/Aug/14
Chaz says on 7/Aug/14
No way was Roberts taller than Lex Luger and if Luger was 6'1.5'' Hogan must of been only 6'2'' in the WCW days,and 6'3'' peak Click Here

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Luger was 6'3" and Hogan was in cowboy boots in his debut on Nitro.
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Correction: I meant to say Luger debuted on Nitro in cowboy boots, not Hogan. Although, so did Hogan, just not in the promo with Luger that I'm talking about.

Also, Nash was probably closer to 6'9.5" prime and Andre could have been as low as 6'11". Just wanted to clarify.
Red183 says on 7/Aug/14
dicksock says on 7/Aug/14

Peak Heights:

Hogan 6'5.5"
Roberts 6'5"
Luger 6'3"
Andre 6'11.5"
Sid 6'7"
Taker 6'7.25"
Nash 6'9"
Hall 6'5"
Baba 6'8.5"
Mane 6'8.5"
Show 7'
Haystacks 6'7.5"
Earthquake 6'6"
Monsoon 6'4.5"
Ventura 6'4"
Heenan 5'11"
Gene 5'7.5"
McMahon 6'0.75"
Backlund 6'1"



Very strong estimates! Can´t really argue with them.
Imo just slight differences:
Andre 7´0.25"
Nash 6'9"
Hall 6'4.5" ( Taker had close to 3 inches on him in japan)
Baba 6'8"
Mane 6'8"
Show 7'
Haystacks 6'7"
Earthquake 6'6"
Monsoon 6'4"
Ventura 6'3"
dicksock says on 7/Aug/14
Chaz says on 7/Aug/14
No way was Roberts taller than Lex Luger and if Luger was 6'1.5'' Hogan must of been only 6'2'' in the WCW days,and 6'3'' peak Click Here

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You are wrong on every level. Roberts was 6'5" and 99% of posters here and wrestling fans in general know that. Luger was 6'3" and Hogan was in cowboy boots in his debut on Nitro. Hogan was about 1.5" taller and 2" in equal footwear. Hogan looks 2" taller in the pic you posted. Can you not tell that Hogan would have gained a lot more height if he simply raised his head? If not, you just further diminish your credibility. I don't know why you keep comparing Luger and Roberts. I'm not even aware of any matches between them and I'm sure you're the only person on this site that thinks Luger and Roberts were the same height.

Peak Heights:

Hogan 6'5.5"
Roberts 6'5"
Luger 6'3"
Andre 6'11.5"
Sid 6'7"
Taker 6'7.25"
Nash 6'9"
Hall 6'5"
Baba 6'8.5"
Mane 6'8.5"
Show 7'
Haystacks 6'7.5"
Earthquake 6'6"
Monsoon 6'4.5"
Ventura 6'4"
Heenan 5'11"
Gene 5'7.5"
McMahon 6'0.75"
Backlund 6'1"
Vegas says on 7/Aug/14
roberts does not look 6'5 barefoot next to ~5'10 paul bearer in that clip as el diabolo from 1991.
Chaz says on 7/Aug/14
No way was Roberts taller than Lex Luger and if Luger was 6'1.5'' Hogan must of been only 6'2'' in the WCW days,and 6'3'' peak Click Here
dicksock says on 6/Aug/14
Tuga says on 6/Aug/14
dicksock says on 5/Aug/14
He didn't wear those boots very often. He still looked around 6'5" in his normal boots.

Yes he did, my point is that he could look even taller, taller than 6'5 1/2 hogan at the time, and since taker still had inches over roberts 6'7 for taker would downgrade everyone including guys like sid, just look at the way sid towered 6'2 sting at the time (posted a pic at taker´s page).

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I seem to recall him wearing those boots mainly during his heel run in the early 90s. I don't think Taker even had a full two inches on him in that clip either. Remember, in the pic I posted, Roberts could have stood much taller. His posture was bad whereas Taker's was good. My guess would be that in their respective footwear from that era, Jake was about 6'6.5" and Taker was about 6'8". Barefoot heights would be Jake 6'5" and Taker ~6'7.25", maybe 6'7.5".
Giantism says on 6/Aug/14
Where on earth are you folks coming up with these bogus heights for everyone? Taker was a full 6'8.5" and still is well over 6'7". Luger was 6'3.5 minimum, and Duggan was 6'3" plus as his football stats will show. Jake was over 6'5" easily, and he never once was taller than Hogan, all the videos and pictures prove that whenever Hogan stands up straight he had close to 2" on Jake with no footwear or camera advantage. Andre had over half a foot on Hogan which puts him over 7 feet still in 1988. Trying to lower everyone else's heights to justify a low claim for one of the others is so transparent. Hogan was billed as tall as 6'9 and regularly at 6'8" in the WWE when he was 6'7", and Andre was billed 7'4-5" when he was really 7'2-3". It's not as much as many of you think.
Chaz says on 6/Aug/14
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62B if Luger was only 6'1.5'' that would make Sting only 6'.I think you are geting mixed up with Duggan he was not much taller than a barefoot 6'1.5'' Yokozuna,and go look how think the soles on he's white boots were, I like the way everyone seems to bump in to all these wrestlers at the airport lol
Tuga says on 6/Aug/14
dicksock says on 5/Aug/14
He didn't wear those boots very often. He still looked around 6'5" in his normal boots.

Yes he did, my point is that he could look even taller, taller than 6'5 1/2 hogan at the time, and since taker still had inches over roberts 6'7 for taker would downgrade everyone including guys like sid, just look at the way sid towered 6'2 sting at the time (posted a pic at taker´s page).
62B says on 6/Aug/14
Chaz, I have stood right behind Duggan in line at the airport. he was a solid 6'3", the same height as me. I have also been right next to luger. He was at best 6' 2". I'd really say 6'1 1/2". he stiff armed my 6'4" buddy, who dwarfed him in height. You really have absolutely no clue do you? You see a few pictures and make your best guess.
dicksock says on 5/Aug/14
Tuga says on 5/Aug/14
dicksock says on 4/Aug/14
" he was around 6'5""

I agree with you that roberts was 6'5 peak, but a 6'7 peak taker would make him 6'4, as we´ve seen, I think in taker´s page, roberts was wearing this kind of boots at the time:
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So he was basically gaining an inch over most wrestlers with those, if you remember with those boots in a promo standing straight he was taller than IMO peak 6'5 1/2 hogan.

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He didn't wear those boots very often. He still looked around 6'5" in his normal boots.
Tuga says on 5/Aug/14
dicksock says on 4/Aug/14
" he was around 6'5""

I agree with you that roberts was 6'5 peak, but a 6'7 peak taker would make him 6'4, as we´ve seen, I think in taker´s page, roberts was wearing this kind of boots at the time:
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So he was basically gaining an inch over most wrestlers with those, if you remember with those boots in a promo standing straight he was taller than IMO peak 6'5 1/2 hogan.
Chaz says on 5/Aug/14
Hogan was never 6'6'' he's not got more than 1'5'' on 6'2.5' Vader here, look at 8'40 secs,he could not have lost 2'' by 1995,because he was not much taller than 6'4.5''John Quinn in Canada in the 1980s.and lot of the people you are saying are 6'4'' are that in boots,and look at them boots of Duggan,Roberts.DDP.they are not like the boots from the 1960-70s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1h7T68eu50
Chaz says on 5/Aug/14
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Hogan was never any 6'6'' he's lucky if here he's got 1.5'' on 6'2.5'' Vader here there are lots of good shots here and you can see the feet,look at 8.40secs and there is no way Hogan lost 2'' by 1995,and he was not much taller than 6'4.5'' John Quinn when they were in Canada in the 1980s.most of these people you are saying are 6'4'' are that in boots not barefoot,and some of these boots they have on,have got some big heels on them,
ReturnofG says on 4/Aug/14
Chaz, Dicksock, JT just give it up, all three of you know I am right and it just pisses you off. Unlike you I have actually met 85% of the wrestlers I have talked about.
dicksock says on 4/Aug/14
Chaz says on 4/Aug/14
dicksock,Roberts was never any 6'5''.he's not much taller than 6'2'' Jim Duggan Click Here
he's about 6'3-6'3.5'' same as Luger,

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I would literally bet anything he was around 6'5". Look at him next to Hogan, Taker, Monsoon, DDP, Hall, Studd, and just about anyone else. Even Jake claims to be 6'5".

Here he is next to 6'4" DDP:
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Next to 6'5" Hall:
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Next 6'7" Undertaker!
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Next to 6'5"-6'6" prime Hogan:
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Is this how a 6'3" guy looks next to 5'7"-5'8" Gene? Looks like about a 10" difference to me.
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I really doubt Kamala was taller than Jake Roberts. I'm sure they would be very close in height. Kamala was probably a solid 6'4" and Jake was 6'5" and is still that height or very close to it.
Chaz says on 4/Aug/14
dicksock,Roberts was never any 6'5''.he's not much taller than 6'2'' Jim Duggan Click Here
he's about 6'3-6'3.5'' same as Luger,
JT says on 3/Aug/14
Click Here Frank Howard was listed in baseball at both 6’7” and 6’8”. Having met several baseball players over the years, there’s usually at least a one and often two inch height exaggeration but I think Howard was 6’7” minimum. Maybe Chris has a full body pic of Andre and Joey Bishop from his 1974 Tonight Show appearance.

If Big Show wore lifts, why was the height differential between him in wrestling boots and Akebono in dress shoes about the same as when they were both barefoot? Click Here He obviously wore boots with thicker heels than those of most wrestlers but they weren’t close to 2 inches Click Here Probably 1.5” tops at their largest.
dicksock says on 3/Aug/14
Chaz says on 3/Aug/14
ReturnofG,you are making a fool of yourself,Kamala was 6'4'',no more no less.and HHH has never been over 6'2''if that,and Jake Roberts was never any 6'5''.

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Jake Roberts was for sure 6'5". Go watch him and Undertaker on the Funeral Parlor. They were nearly the same height. Also, Jake was about the same height as a prime Hogan. I guarantee you he was 6'5".
dicksock says on 3/Aug/14
ReturnofG says on 2/Aug/14
@dicksock Slightly......lol! Don't worry dicksock, JT and Chaz feelings won't be hurt if have your own opinion.

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Dude, just shut up. Nothing your saying has any validity. If you weren't so biased and stubborn, you could say that.
Chaz says on 3/Aug/14
ReturnofG,you are making a fool of yourself,Kamala was 6'4'',no more no less.and HHH has never been over 6'2''if that,and Jake Roberts was never any 6'5''.he was the same height as 6'3'' Lex Luger,and why you keep up this 6'10 rubish for Kurrgan when you can clearly see he's much shorter than 6'11''ish Peter Mayhew,and few inch shoter than the Guy next to him Ross Sambridge who you can see here measured at 6'10'' by a 6'3.5'' Dr Click Here

and Big Show was not in lifts just 1'5'' boots,he was about 7'1'' in them boots at he's peak,and Kane's and Silva's boots are even bigger,they are more 1.75'' Making Kane over 6'9'' in them, and Silva was under 7'1''he's about 7'2'' in them boots,
ReturnofG says on 2/Aug/14
@dicksock Slightly......lol! Don't worry dicksock, JT and Chaz feelings won't be hurt if have your own opinion. I bet a barefoot peak Kurrgan and barefoot Nash would have an inch between them in Kurrgan's favor and as far as Kamala is concerned.....I met him in person and not only was he taller than my 6'4 brother and also taller than Jake Roberts in his wrestling boots. As far as him saying 6'4, Billy Gunn claims he is 6'3 but clearly is taller than HHH by more than an inch and was with in a inch of JBL height when they stood beside eachother during the Owen Hart Mermorial show. And saying Big Show and Kane didn't wear lifts is just silly.
dicksock says on 2/Aug/14
ReturnofG says on 1/Aug/14
JT says on 30/Jul/14
Here’s the pic of Maillet (Kurggan) and Nash. Click Here Rob has this tall guy (Kevin Durand, not Durant) next to Maillet at 6’5.5 Click Here although I still think Maillet is probably a legit 6’8”. He never looked as tall in the ring as Nash did though. Maillet also looked shorter next to Giant Silva than did Oscar Schmidt (b-ball listed at 205 cm. – 6’8.75”) Click Here

Dicksock, 6’9.5” would be a good estimate for a peak Nash. He did look around 6’9” with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar but closer to 6’10” in a full body video with Dan Spivey, who was taller than ~ 6’5” guys like Scott Hall, Hillbilly Jim and Bill Fralic and had to be around 6’6.”

Nash said he was “about 6’11” barefoot” with ~ 5’11” Jay Leno (around 2:30), which is too high Click Here but he still could probably get to a full head size (over 10 inches) on Leno standing straight Click Here Nash is looking closer to 6’8” now.


I seen this pics and camera angle favors Nash big time in that one of several pics they had in that Monster Bash movie. Most others show a taller Maillet than Kevin Nash. As far as the Silva, Kurrgan pics, they were billing Silva at 7'7 and Kurrgan 7 feet and as other photos have shown Silva could possibly wearing lifts in his shoes. Big Show and Kane both were also during that time wearing lifts in their shoes and boots. I think after further looking into it Mailet is between 6'9-6'10 peak because a lift wearing Kane was still shorter than Kurrgan and almost in the same way as Big Show, but I would see Big Show at least 2 in taller than Kurrgan.

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Big Show did not wear lifts. His heels were somewhat thick I suppose, but that is not the same as lifts. Kane did have really thick heels though. But, if you believe all these big men wore lifts, why didn't Kurrgan? He was billed as being a 7' giant. Neither one would have had lifts in their dress shoes like they were wearing in the pic JT posted. Also, Nash may be slightly and mean slightly closer to the camera in the pic JT posted, but Nash also looked an inch taller. So at best, they are the same height. Again, he is 6'9" tops.
dicksock says on 2/Aug/14
Danimal says on 31/Jul/14
dicksock says on 26/Jul/14
Oanh says on 25/Jul/14
One of the best photos showing a legit 7' Andre is the one with 6'0-6'1" Bob Backlund. Most sites list Bob at 6'1", but I have seen a couple listing him at 6'0.

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I met and briefly talked with Backlund in 2013. I am a solid 5'9" at night and I can verify that he is at least 6'. I'm sure he was 6'1" in his prime. Don't forget he had a slight footwear advantage over Andre. Posture and camera angle/advantage is a non-factor in that picture. It clearly shows a 6'11"-7' prime Andre in a picture that was probably taken in the daytime.

A 1980 Vince McMahon was the same exact height as Bob Backlund, if not slightly taller than him back then.
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Both were around 6'1". Vince was probably a hair beneath it and Bob was probably a hair above it. Andre was a solid 6'11" in his prime.
ReturnofG says on 1/Aug/14
JT says on 30/Jul/14
Here’s the pic of Maillet (Kurggan) and Nash. Click Here Rob has this tall guy (Kevin Durand, not Durant) next to Maillet at 6’5.5 Click Here although I still think Maillet is probably a legit 6’8”. He never looked as tall in the ring as Nash did though. Maillet also looked shorter next to Giant Silva than did Oscar Schmidt (b-ball listed at 205 cm. – 6’8.75”) Click Here

Dicksock, 6’9.5” would be a good estimate for a peak Nash. He did look around 6’9” with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar but closer to 6’10” in a full body video with Dan Spivey, who was taller than ~ 6’5” guys like Scott Hall, Hillbilly Jim and Bill Fralic and had to be around 6’6.”

Nash said he was “about 6’11” barefoot” with ~ 5’11” Jay Leno (around 2:30), which is too high Click Here but he still could probably get to a full head size (over 10 inches) on Leno standing straight Click Here Nash is looking closer to 6’8” now.


I seen this pics and camera angle favors Nash big time in that one of several pics they had in that Monster Bash movie. Most others show a taller Maillet than Kevin Nash. As far as the Silva, Kurrgan pics, they were billing Silva at 7'7 and Kurrgan 7 feet and as other photos have shown Silva could possibly wearing lifts in his shoes. Big Show and Kane both were also during that time wearing lifts in their shoes and boots. I think after further looking into it Mailet is between 6'9-6'10 peak because a lift wearing Kane was still shorter than Kurrgan and almost in the same way as Big Show, but I would see Big Show at least 2 in taller than Kurrgan.
Danimal says on 31/Jul/14
dicksock says on 26/Jul/14
Oanh says on 25/Jul/14
One of the best photos showing a legit 7' Andre is the one with 6'0-6'1" Bob Backlund. Most sites list Bob at 6'1", but I have seen a couple listing him at 6'0.

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I met and briefly talked with Backlund in 2013. I am a solid 5'9" at night and I can verify that he is at least 6'. I'm sure he was 6'1" in his prime. Don't forget he had a slight footwear advantage over Andre. Posture and camera angle/advantage is a non-factor in that picture. It clearly shows a 6'11"-7' prime Andre in a picture that was probably taken in the daytime.

A 1980 Vince McMahon was the same exact height as Bob Backlund, if not slightly taller than him back then.
Logic says on 31/Jul/14
Here is a relatively recent photo of Kevin Nash and Bret Hart standing directly beside of each other.

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Here is a photo of a barefooted Andre standing with Bret Hart. Bret would have been at his peak height back then but Andre should have not been at his peak height at that time.
JT says on 30/Jul/14
Here’s the pic of Maillet (Kurggan) and Nash. Click Here Rob has this tall guy (Kevin Durand, not Durant) next to Maillet at 6’5.5 Click Here although I still think Maillet is probably a legit 6’8”. He never looked as tall in the ring as Nash did though. Maillet also looked shorter next to Giant Silva than did Oscar Schmidt (b-ball listed at 205 cm. – 6’8.75”) Click Here

Dicksock, 6’9.5” would be a good estimate for a peak Nash. He did look around 6’9” with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar but closer to 6’10” in a full body video with Dan Spivey, who was taller than ~ 6’5” guys like Scott Hall, Hillbilly Jim and Bill Fralic and had to be around 6’6.”

Nash said he was “about 6’11” barefoot” with ~ 5’11” Jay Leno (around 2:30), which is too high Click Here but he still could probably get to a full head size (over 10 inches) on Leno standing straight Click Here Nash is looking closer to 6’8” now.
dicksock says on 30/Jul/14
RoelC says on 29/Jul/14
Chaz says on 27/Jul/14
dicksock,that fight, if I remmber right was 1992,but it seems to have disappeard from the internet maybe someone can find it again,

That match took place in January 1985 when Haystacks competed in the AJPW Gekitoh tournament. He wrestled many matches in AJPW during that month. Surprisingly he lost a lot of his matches by pinfall.

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I knew it was mid 80s. Thanks for the confirmation. I remember Baba clearly looked at least 1" taller.
dicksock says on 30/Jul/14
RoelC says on 29/Jul/14
Chaz says on 27/Jul/14
dicksock,that fight, if I remmber right was 1992,but it seems to have disappeard from the internet maybe someone can find it again,

That match took place in January 1985 when Haystacks competed in the AJPW Gekitoh tournament. He wrestled many matches in AJPW during that month. Surprisingly he lost a lot of his matches by pinfall.

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I knew it was mid 80s. Thanks for the confirmation. I remember Baba clearly
RoelC says on 29/Jul/14
Chaz says on 27/Jul/14
dicksock,that fight, if I remmber right was 1992,but it seems to have disappeard from the internet maybe someone can find it again,

That match took place in January 1985 when Haystacks competed in the AJPW Gekitoh tournament. He wrestled many matches in AJPW during that month. Surprisingly he lost a lot of his matches by pinfall.
RP says on 29/Jul/14
Gugs was measured 6'9" barefoot by the NBA...6'10" in sneakers.
dicksock says on 29/Jul/14
JT: How tall do you think Nash was? He looked about 6'9"-6'10" with Sting. He looked this height with just about everyone, except Tyler Mane. I guess 6'9.5" would be a good listing.
Chaz says on 29/Jul/14
you can see how the over billngs go,you had Vador billed in the WCW at 6'4-5 445lbs,next to sting there was not much differance,Next to Hogan there was 1.5'2'',here in Germany with 6'2''Otto Wanz,he's billed at 395lbs and 190cm,just under 6'3'',Wanz billed 405lbs Click Here

this is a good fight,not like the crap you see in the WWE now,blood from the start,
JT says on 28/Jul/14
Click Here Here’s the caption that goes with these pics Click Here
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Click Here Interesting how Sky Hi Lee was billed taller than Andre

People are going to be hard-pressed to find any pic of Andre looking taller next to a LEGIT 6’2” guy like Nash did with Sting back in the mid 1990s.
Click Here Here’s Sting with 6’10” NBA listed Tom Gugliotta. Click Here
Chaz says on 27/Jul/14
Ray Steele,and Kamala anyone see 4'' differance?Click Here
Chaz says on 27/Jul/14
dicksock,that fight, if I remmber right was 1992,but it seems to have disappeard from the internet maybe someone can find it again,

ReturnofG if Mailet is 6'11''you better get Rob to upgade a old Mayhew to 7'2''.and the guy next to him to 7'1'' and tell the Dr that that measured him at 6'10'' on tv,he don't know how to measure anyone,
And and Kamala was about 6'4'' Kamala,Hogan Pat Roach,John Quinn were all in the 6'4-5'' range,if anything Hogan would be the one with a 1'' lift in he's boots,now he cannot use them he's 6'3''or so down from 6'4-5''
dicksock says on 27/Jul/14
ReturnofG says on 27/Jul/14
Chaz says on 26/Jul/14
Dicksock,that was not a Prime Giant Haystacks,he was at he's prime in the 1970s,when he was only 31st,and you could not tell much from that clip,as he was too short,and Haystacks got he's chin down,

and ReturnofG Kamala was no 6'6'' he was only 2'' taller than Big Daddy and Shorter than Pat Roach,

and how can you have Kurrgan at 6'11,when he was 4-5'' Shorter then a old 6'11'' Peter Mayhew ?

LMBO!!!!!! I've met Kamala in 2007 at Hickory Crawdad's Stadium and he was easily taller than my 6'4 doctor measured barefoot brother by over an inch and a half and was also taller than a 6'4-5 Jake Roberts. Funny as far as Kurrgan goes, he was taller by at least an inch if not more than Kevin Nash who is at least 6'9 if not taller. Nash has even said himself Robert Maillet was the taller of the two. Again your argument has no grounds to stand on.

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Kurrgan was for sure not taller than 6'9". He was at least 4" shorter than 7'1" listed Giant Silva in the Oddities. I've never heard Nash say Kurrgan was taller than him. He may have been made to look taller in the movie because of lifts or something, but I really really doubt he is taller barefoot; at least not by much.
ReturnofG says on 27/Jul/14
Chaz says on 26/Jul/14
Dicksock,that was not a Prime Giant Haystacks,he was at he's prime in the 1970s,when he was only 31st,and you could not tell much from that clip,as he was too short,and Haystacks got he's chin down,

and ReturnofG Kamala was no 6'6'' he was only 2'' taller than Big Daddy and Shorter than Pat Roach,

and how can you have Kurrgan at 6'11,when he was 4-5'' Shorter then a old 6'11'' Peter Mayhew ?

LMBO!!!!!! I've met Kamala in 2007 at Hickory Crawdad's Stadium and he was easily taller than my 6'4 doctor measured barefoot brother by over an inch and a half and was also taller than a 6'4-5 Jake Roberts. Funny as far as Kurrgan goes, he was taller by at least an inch if not more than Kevin Nash who is at least 6'9 if not taller. Nash has even said himself Robert Maillet was the taller of the two. Again your argument has no grounds to stand on.
dicksock says on 26/Jul/14
Chaz says on 26/Jul/14
Dicksock,that was not a Prime Giant Haystacks,he was at he's prime in the 1970s,when he was only 31st,and you could not tell much from that clip,as he was too short,and Haystacks got he's chin down,

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Baba was older and had been wrestling longer than Haystacks in that match. This was the mid 80s and Haystacks was only in his early 40s. I doubt he had lost much, if any, height. It was obvious from that clip that Baba was taller. There is no doubt. Haystacks was probably about 6'7"/6'7.5" at his tallest and Baba was probably 6'8.5".
Chaz says on 26/Jul/14
ReturnofG,as you seem to think Andre was 7'2'' and Hogan 6'6'',Click Here
I posted that on the Mayhew page,show me were Andre is that taller than Hogan?.that is were 6'1-2'' men come up on Andre,Hogan was at most 5'' shorter,up to Andre's eyes,not like here up to the bottom lip,Bob backlund should of been at Andre's chin,if Andre was 7' no way was Andre only 2'' Shorter than a Peak Mayhew,he was never the height of Meyhew now let alone in 1977.
Red183 says on 26/Jul/14
Oanh says on 25/Jul/14
One of the best photos showing a legit 7' Andre is the one with 6'0-6'1" Bob Backlund. Most sites list Bob at 6'1", but I have seen a couple listing him at 6'0. Andre is clearly 1.5 concrete blocks taller than Bob. Those blocks are standard 8" concrete blocks. A prime Andre(1970's) was no doubt 7'0 or slightly taller. After back surgery in the 1980's he was known to lose a couple of inches of height. Andre didn't have great posture to begin with. He was about 6'10" at the end.
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Yeah, let´s not forget Franchy Bernard who claimed Andre was measured at 214cm 7`0.5" in japan in his early twenties and the vid where Andre claimed exact this height before he even was Andre the Giant.



Rob would an upgrade to 7´0.5" make sense in your opinion and maybe a 6´10" height for his last years?
Chaz says on 26/Jul/14
Duhon says on 25/Jul/14
For reference Nash and a legit 7'5" individual (a height which Andre was actually billed at from time to time). Click Here

great photo Duhon,anyone seeing that and still thinks Andre was 7'2'' needs help,the Heels on them over size shoes boots and trainers are much bigger,then people think,like I have been saying with Andre's boots,the Guy would be 7'7'' in them trainers,but he's still clearly 10'' taller than Nash,
Chaz says on 26/Jul/14
Dicksock,that was not a Prime Giant Haystacks,he was at he's prime in the 1970s,when he was only 31st,and you could not tell much from that clip,as he was too short,and Haystacks got he's chin down,

and ReturnofG Kamala was no 6'6'' he was only 2'' taller than Big Daddy and Shorter than Pat Roach,

and how can you have Kurrgan at 6'11,when he was 4-5'' Shorter then a old 6'11'' Peter Mayhew ?
dicksock says on 26/Jul/14
Oanh says on 25/Jul/14
One of the best photos showing a legit 7' Andre is the one with 6'0-6'1" Bob Backlund. Most sites list Bob at 6'1", but I have seen a couple listing him at 6'0.

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I met and briefly talked with Backlund in 2013. I am a solid 5'9" at night and I can verify that he is at least 6'. I'm sure he was 6'1" in his prime. Don't forget he had a slight footwear advantage over Andre. Posture and camera angle/advantage is a non-factor in that picture. It clearly shows a 6'11"-7' prime Andre in a picture that was probably taken in the daytime.
Duhon says on 25/Jul/14
For reference Nash and a legit 7'5" individual (a height which Andre was actually billed at from time to time). Click Here
dicksock says on 25/Jul/14
Chaz: There seems to be nearly 3" between them in this pic and Andre was not in his prime.

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If you look closely at the Land of Giants/Baba Andre match, Baba was about the same height as Mane and Baba was at a clear footwear disadvantage. I would bet Baba and Nash would be very similar in height. I remember after we all saw the video of Baba and Haystacks, you started to think Baba was around 6'9" because he was clearly noticeably taller than a prime Giant Haystacks. I don't know if you changed your mind because it would have further confirmed a 6'11"-7' Andre or what. I still think Baba was at least 6'8.5", mainly because of the unique shape of his head.

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ReturnofG: I don't know why you think Andre was 7.5-8" taller than Hogan, but he clearly wasn't. Also, Andre is on record claiming he stopped growing at 24.
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He is also on video in 1971 or age 25 claiming to be 7'0.25" or 214cm.
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Whether this was his real height or just a billing, logic tells us that if he were taller, he would have been listed as taller or claimed to be taller.
Oanh says on 25/Jul/14
One of the best photos showing a legit 7' Andre is the one with 6'0-6'1" Bob Backlund. Most sites list Bob at 6'1", but I have seen a couple listing him at 6'0. Andre is clearly 1.5 concrete blocks taller than Bob. Those blocks are standard 8" concrete blocks. A prime Andre(1970's) was no doubt 7'0 or slightly taller. After back surgery in the 1980's he was known to lose a couple of inches of height. Andre didn't have great posture to begin with. He was about 6'10" at the end.
Chaz says on 25/Jul/14
Lets stop this 7+ Andre dream world, Mane 204cm, Nash 206cm, Andre 208cm,Show 212cm,Andre did not have 3'' on Baba let alone Nash.
ReturnofG says on 25/Jul/14
Andre the Giant 7'1.5-2 peak
Hulk Hogan 6'6
Big John Studd 6'7
Undertaker 6'8
Sycho Sid 6'7.5
Kevin Nash 6'9-weak 6'10
Giant Gonzales 7'7
One Man Gang 6'7
Kamala 6'6
Mable 6'6.5-7
Kane 6'8
Big Show 7'0-.5
Yeti 7'1
Giant Baba 6'9
Giant Haystacks 6'8
Uncle Elmer 6'9.5-10
RoadBlock 6'9-10
Kurrgan 6'10.5-11
Giant Siva 7'2
Great Khali 7'1
Matt Morgan 6'8-.5
Lance Hoyt 6'7
Albert 6'6-7
Abyss 6'5.5-6
Nathan Jones 6'9-10
Earnie Ladd 6'9
Beserker 6'7
Bruiser Brody 6'5
Mulligan 6'6-.5
Stonecold says on 25/Jul/14
I would guess Mane was 6'8/6'8.5" in his prime and is still very close to 6'8" now. Nash was 6'9"/6'9.5" and is still right around there. I can see Andre in his prime being around 2" taller than Nash.
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Try 1' and I think I'm being pretty generous to Andre here by giving him that because in my opinion both Andre and Nash are almost even in height give or take a cm or 2.

A broken down Andre had an easy inch or so on Nash.. In his prime at least 2 - 3 inches. Andre 7' in his prime. You can make all the comparisons you want, seen him in 84, unless you had not seen him in real then there's no point in making assumptions. Just my opinion folks.
ReturnofG says on 24/Jul/14
Chaz says on 21/Jul/14
ReturnofG,if I was biased about anyone it would be Giant Haystacks,who I have seen,and he was much bigger and wider than Andre,if anything Big Show gets a bad rep on this Page,he's a much better wrestler faster stonger,taller,than Andre ever was,wider back bigger legs,more muscle,just because I beleave Andre was only 6'10'' or so,Don't Make him less of a giant,in my book if you are 200cm+ or 200kg+ you are a giant,you all have this rubish in your minds,that if someone is a inch or two under 7' he is not a real giant,well your wrong,


Keep telling yourself that, troll. Maybe eventually you'll believe the biased ramblings you're spouting. LOL
ReturnofG says on 24/Jul/14
Smarty says on 24/Jul/14
I would guess Mane was 6'8/6'8.5" in his prime and is still very close to 6'8" now. Nash was 6'9"/6'9.5" and is still right around there. I can see Andre in his prime being around 2" taller than Nash.
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Try 1' and I think I'm being pretty generous to Andre here by giving him that because in my opinion both Andre and Nash are almost even in height give or take a cm or 2.
A peak Andre would have a peak Big Show by more than an inch so how could he only be about an inch taller than Nash?
JT says on 24/Jul/14
I think Andre would have edged out Nash but the difference would have been pretty small and certainly less than what many posters here believe. Click Here
Smarty says on 24/Jul/14
I would guess Mane was 6'8/6'8.5" in his prime and is still very close to 6'8" now. Nash was 6'9"/6'9.5" and is still right around there. I can see Andre in his prime being around 2" taller than Nash.
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Try 1' and I think I'm being pretty generous to Andre here by giving him that because in my opinion both Andre and Nash are almost even in height give or take a cm or 2.
dicksock says on 23/Jul/14
I would guess Mane was 6'8/6'8.5" in his prime and is still very close to 6'8" now. Nash was 6'9"/6'9.5" and is still right around there. I can see Andre in his prime being around 2" taller than Nash.
Count says on 23/Jul/14
I can't believe grown men are arguing overy this. Andre I saw wrestle a number of times in the late 70s,he wasn't taller than 6ft 10 in his wrestling boots fact.
Frank says on 23/Jul/14
Andre was taller than Nash !!! Nash was taller than Mane but like I said Mane wore thicker heeled boots to look as tall as Nash
Capt. Nobody says on 23/Jul/14
Chaz says on 20/Jul/14

The Andre/Mane was no hoax,and has we can see a old Andre was lucky if he had 1'5'' on a 6'8'' Mane,so these ring camprason were A Old broken down,Andre is the same height as Big Show must be useless.

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Must be, especially considering since Nash is taller than Andre and Mane and Nash were of equal height in the ring right? Wait a minute, that would mean...
dicksock says on 21/Jul/14
GST says on 20/Jul/14
To find Andre's peak height look for photos of Andre from the mid to late 70's. An older, broken down Andre or a younger, not fully grown Andre will result with inaccurate height estimates or calculations.

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Andre claimed he stopped growing at 24 or 1970. I think anything from mid 1970 through early 1986 is his peak. Again, I think he was 6'11"-7' in his prime and ~6'10.5"/possibly 6'11" on a good day by the late 80s early 90s. He may have been in the 6'9" range by the very end.
Chaz says on 21/Jul/14
ReturnofG,if I was biased about anyone it would be Giant Haystacks,who I have seen,and he was much bigger and wider than Andre,if anything Big Show gets a bad rep on this Page,he's a much better wrestler faster stonger,taller,than Andre ever was,wider back bigger legs,more muscle,just because I beleave Andre was only 6'10'' or so,Don't Make him less of a giant,in my book if you are 200cm+ or 200kg+ you are a giant,you all have this rubish in your minds,that if someone is a inch or two under 7' he is not a real giant,well your wrong,
Red183 says on 21/Jul/14
Frank says on 20/Jul/14
Nash & Tyler Mane were about the same height i believe Mane had the foot ware advantage. Andre had about 2 inches on Mane when Andre was over the hill & broken down


Absolutely Correct!
ReturnofG says on 20/Jul/14
@Capt. Nobody says on 19/Jul/14
Just ignore Chaz, dude. He is a complete biased troll who has a crush on Paul Wight, I doubt he even believes 3/4 of what he says.
GST says on 20/Jul/14
To find Andre's peak height look for photos of Andre from the mid to late 70's. An older, broken down Andre or a younger, not fully grown Andre will result with inaccurate height estimates or calculations. I am amazed at the amount of debate/bickering about pictures without foot wear being able to be determined, odd angles which construe the height of any object and photos where Andre is not in his physical prime. Probably the best photo to gauge Andre's height is the one where he is on the weight scales.
Frank says on 20/Jul/14
Nash & Tyler Mane were about the same height i believe Mane had the foot ware advantage. Andre had about 2 inches on Mane when Andre was over the hill & broken down
Chaz says on 20/Jul/14
Capt. Nobody says on 19/Jul/14
JT says on 19/Jul/14
These rings match up better than anything posted here below. So now it’s confirmed that Nash is clearly taller than Andre and Sid and Andre were about the same height....
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And just to add the Tyler Mane/Andre tag match never happened. Was a complete hoax. It was all done on green screen and matte painting.

What you are saying on angles is correct but it all depends on the angle. The farther up the angle and the farther away the camera when at a higher angle the less object heights will skew when moving back and forth in the frame. On a flat angle any background to foreground movement will have major ramifications.

The Andre/Mane was no hoax,and has we can see a old Andre was lucky if he had 1'5'' on a 6'8'' Mane,so these ring camprason were A Old broken down,Andre is the same height as Big Show must be useless.
Capt. Nobody says on 19/Jul/14
JT says on 19/Jul/14
These rings match up better than anything posted here below. So now it’s confirmed that Nash is clearly taller than Andre and Sid and Andre were about the same height....
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And just to add the Tyler Mane/Andre tag match never happened. Was a complete hoax. It was all done on green screen and matte painting.

What you are saying on angles is correct but it all depends on the angle. The farther up the angle and the farther away the camera when at a higher angle the less object heights will skew when moving back and forth in the frame. On a flat angle any background to foreground movement will have major ramifications.
62B says on 19/Jul/14
JT your photo shopped pictures are way off, sorry. I have stood next to other "tall" wrestlers such as Hogan, Dugan, Dibiasi, Undertaker. none were close to Andre. Dugan was about my height, Dibiasi a smidge taller. I was younger and shorter when I saw Hogan, but he was about the same height as my 6'5" Grandfather. Undertaker was definitely taller than me. Andre is not the tallest person I have stood next to, but definitely the biggest.
Halb says on 19/Jul/14
If Nador is 6'2, that makes André 6'10ish in that pic.
62B says on 19/Jul/14
JT in your "young" picture of Andre and Rene Lasartesse, Lasartesse's belt line is the same height or higher than Andre's, yet the top of his head is still several inches shorter. Lasartesse is clearly standing on something. I have stood right next to Andre at the Milwaukee airport. I actually physically bumped into him. I was a solid 6'3" at the time. I have no problem believing he was a legit 7'.
JT says on 19/Jul/14
These rings match up better than anything posted here below. So now it’s confirmed that Nash is clearly taller than Andre and Sid and Andre were about the same height....
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Ring dimensions and camera angles are almost never identical so you can’t compare wrestlers’ heights from different events, and especially when only one side of the ring ropes is matched up.
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This approach is only going to be ~ reliable when it comes from the same event and same camera and, further, if both wrestlers are the same distance from the camera
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I stand corrected Roel – I don’t know enough about either wrestler and will defer to your knowledge on those guys.
Sonic says on 18/Jul/14
can't really compare the ring rope height off today to Andrea day. It is obvious that the ring ropes were quite a bit taller today. MI think to make a fair comparison of big show and andre the giant fedup is to find pics of big show back in the wcw days, where the ropes were a little bit shorter. I still think show had an inch or two over andre in his peak
Chaz says on 18/Jul/14
RoelC says on 17/Jul/14
JT says on 17/Jul/14
A young Andre and Rene Lasartesse Click Here Andre and Lasartesse several years later after Andre discovered the magic of cowboy boots.
IIRC Lasartesse was billed at 6’6”. Chris posted the latter pic a few years ago and may have commented about Lasartesse’s actual height.

Ouch JT, that's one big mistake you're making there. The guy in the pic with a young Andre is not Rene Lasartesse, but Michel Nador (who was Andre's tag team partner at the time in Japan). Click Here

I've seen European billings of Nador as low as 188cm (6'2"). The picture of him and Andre in a Japanese train cabin is misleading as Andre was a lot taller than him than what that pic is showing.

That is a good photo,if Nador is only 6'2-3'' no way is Andre over 6'10'' in that photo,
ReturnofG says on 17/Jul/14
Iconjj says on 16/Jul/14
Fedup, I believe I have covered the in-ring side of things many times....
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Wow, an aged broken down thin soled Andre was nearly the same ht. as a thick soled near prime Big Show! Like I have said a peak Andre had a peak Big Show by over an inch.
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 17/Jul/14
Is there any possibility that one of the hospitals that treated Andre may have a record on his height and be able to release that information. I don't know if there is a legal concern or not, however it seems to me that this detail can only be settled with an impartial 3rd party, who took the measurement for health, or science.
Chaz says on 17/Jul/14
JT says on 17/Jul/14
A young Andre and Rene Lasartesse Click Here Andre and Lasartesse several years later after Andre discovered the magic of cowboy boots.
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IIRC Lasartesse was billed at 6’6”. Chris posted the latter pic a few years ago and may have commented about Lasartesse’s actual height.

The only reason I have Cowboy boots,was for the same reason,my ex was 5'9'5'' and I am 5'10.5'' in her 3'' heels she was taller than me,so I used to wear them and I was 6'1'' in them.just like Andre got from about 6'10''to 7'+ in them,
RoelC says on 17/Jul/14
JT says on 17/Jul/14
A young Andre and Rene Lasartesse Click Here Andre and Lasartesse several years later after Andre discovered the magic of cowboy boots.
IIRC Lasartesse was billed at 6’6”. Chris posted the latter pic a few years ago and may have commented about Lasartesse’s actual height.

Ouch JT, that's one big mistake you're making there. The guy in the pic with a young Andre is not Rene Lasartesse, but Michel Nador (who was Andre's tag team partner at the time in Japan). Click Here

I've seen European billings of Nador as low as 188cm (6'2"). The picture of him and Andre in a Japanese train cabin is misleading as Andre was a lot taller than him than what that pic is showing.
JT says on 17/Jul/14
A young Andre and Rene Lasartesse Click Here Andre and Lasartesse several years later after Andre discovered the magic of cowboy boots.
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IIRC Lasartesse was billed at 6’6”. Chris posted the latter pic a few years ago and may have commented about Lasartesse’s actual height.
Capt. Nobody says on 16/Jul/14
fedup says on 15/Jul/14
Did any of you geniuses ever think that all you need to do to end the argument is to take the height of the ring (which doesn't change) then scale anything (Andre, Show, etc.) and you have the height. this isn't rocket science boys. pure math... which WWE has the dimensions of the ring and if you know two parts of the equation you solve for the X factor. All this crap of whether this guy is 6'whatever or isn't 7'in boots, or bare feet, or in this picture is just bs. you can look at a cloud all day and come up with how big it is against whatever scale, but at the end you have to use logic, not opinion, not viewpoints, not articles, empirical logic. and this should either end this thread or just give the people who want to hear themselves go on how they know something that no one else does. Why obsess over it anyway?

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His name is IconJJ, he has done all the scaled ring pics you could ever ask for. Maybe he'll share a link to his pic page? I'm pretty sure the question of ring height has been brought up before, if you find out what it is you're more than welcome to share.

And for the record, pure math ain't welcome 'round these parts, haha.
dicksock says on 16/Jul/14
fedup says on 15/Jul/14
Did any of you geniuses ever think that all you need to do to end the argument is to take the height of the ring (which doesn't change) then scale anything (Andre, Show, etc.) and you have the height. this isn't rocket science boys. pure math

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The idea of using the ring to determine his height was used several years ago. There were great comparisons done using Andre and Big Show and Andre and Giant Gonzalez. I believe a poster named Iconjj did them. It showed Andre and Big Showed to be virtually the same height. Your idea is not as simple as you think. We don't know for sure if the dimensions of the ring have remained the same throughout the years. Also, factors such as camera angle, posture, and distance from the ropes will all have an effect on the outcome. Plus, by the time Andre started using a late 80s WWE ring, he probably was shorter than he was in his prime. Realistically, we have narrowed his peak height down to 6'11"-7'0.25". Personally, I think the only time Andre was 7' was out of bed when he was still healthy. Hell, it's possible that he could have woken up as 7', wrestled an evening match as 6'11", and gone to bed as 6'10.75". It's hard to say.
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Fedup, I believe I have covered the in-ring side of things many times....
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longagoposter says on 16/Jul/14
Fedup, you are right but idk how tall the ring ropes are. The height of the ropes may vary slightly as rings have changed over the years. You also have to find pics of wrestlers right next to the ropes to compare. If they are not the guessing game as to how far they are from the ropes decreases the perceived height begins.
Chaz says on 15/Jul/14
fedup says on 15/Jul/14
Did any of you geniuses ever think that all you need to do to end the argument is to take the height of the ring (which doesn't change) then scale anything (Andre, Show, etc.) and you have the height. this isn't rocket science boys. pure math... which WWE has the dimensions of the ring and if you know two parts of the equation you solve for the X factor. All this crap of whether this guy is 6'whatever or isn't 7'in boots, or bare feet, or in this picture is just bs. you can look at a cloud all day and come up with how big it is against whatever scale, but at the end you have to use logic, not opinion, not viewpoints, not articles, empirical logic. and this should either end this thread or just give the people who want to hear themselves go on how they know something that no one else does. Why obsess over it anyway ?

Don't talk rubish,they are not all the same size,and they only have to be 12'' back from the ropes and they will be 1'' shorter and if the ropes are slack or if the camara is lower or higher,you would be taller or shorter in relation to the top rope,and when do you see anyone bolt upright right next to the ropes? with a camara the right height? use your brains.
fedup says on 15/Jul/14
Did any of you geniuses ever think that all you need to do to end the argument is to take the height of the ring (which doesn't change) then scale anything (Andre, Show, etc.) and you have the height. this isn't rocket science boys. pure math... which WWE has the dimensions of the ring and if you know two parts of the equation you solve for the X factor. All this crap of whether this guy is 6'whatever or isn't 7'in boots, or bare feet, or in this picture is just bs. you can look at a cloud all day and come up with how big it is against whatever scale, but at the end you have to use logic, not opinion, not viewpoints, not articles, empirical logic. and this should either end this thread or just give the people who want to hear themselves go on how they know something that no one else does. Why obsess over it anyway?
ReturnofG says on 14/Jul/14
Big Show peak and Andre peak would have have an inch or more difference with Andre being the taller of the two. Andre peak and Khali peak would be closer.
NCL says on 14/Jul/14
Chaz says on 12/Jul/14
Frazier looks very tall here,but cannot see the shoes Click Here

Wait a second - Andre is in that picture. Is there a video of this? Did they walk by each other maybe?
Chaz says on 14/Jul/14
it's no good going on about Big Show,because he was never a full 7 foot.himself.more like 7' morning 6'11''evening,about 6'11'5'' real height.but just has big as Andre,Big Show,frazer Nelson and Andre were all about 35st at there top weights,And Big show was about 1'' taller.
Chaz says on 14/Jul/14
ReturnofG,do you know anything you are talking about? If the jury is (still) out on a subject , people do not yet know the answer or have not yet decided.
Andre was never over 6'10''only in 2'5'' cowboy boots,
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 14/Jul/14
RoelC - Thanks for the information on how facial features are measured scientifically. It never even occurred to me how that would be done. I appreciate the information. As a side note, hoping to see anyone that can attend the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum for their yearly induction weekend. I will have a table setup and it would be nice to meet anyone that has the proximity / $ / time, to check it out.
Frank says on 13/Jul/14
Chris it could have been a Muscle Magazine because the the guy who showed me was into weight lifting
Th says on 13/Jul/14
But its clear why it happens. Big show fans have a clear agenda, it coulndt be more obvious Jt is a big show fan who always makes up excuses to make show seem Much taller than andre when The height difference is small
Th says on 13/Jul/14
Its amazing, theres now Loads of pictures with wilt And andre And yet still theres tons of discreditting being doing with Photoshop images, iTS Sad how far some people go to try And downgrade André's height.
RP says on 13/Jul/14
Note: Ed Jones wasn't a true 6'9" barefoot! He was measured at 6'8.25" barefoot. Was even listed at just 6'8" during 3-4 seasons of his NFL career.
Capt. Nobody says on 12/Jul/14
Chaz says on 10/Jul/14
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Yeah, that settles it then! haha.
Capt. Nobody says on 12/Jul/14
Chaz says on 8/Jul/14
I think Stan Frazier,was taller than most give him,there are few people that have said,Andre and Frazire about the same height,and in the ring they look allmost the same height,if they were both bald,you would have not seen much differance,

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They didn't stand next to eachother in any meaningful way during the SNME wedding thing, but they were close enough to where there was no way they were the same height. On that picture of Andre holding the rope for him I did a picture back in the day where I straightened out Frazier and it's very unlikely he'd be as tall as Andre.
homer says on 12/Jul/14
Anyone care to do a comparison using Dusty Rhodes? There is footage of Rhodes and Andre wrestling. Compare that with footage of Rhodes and Big Show and they look about the same height.
Chaz says on 12/Jul/14
Frazier looks very tall here,but cannot see the shoes Click Here
dicksock says on 12/Jul/14
Can we just all agree that Andre was at least 6'11" at his peak? This should be obvious. At this point, it's clear he was 6'11"-7' at his peak. According to Andre, he was 7'0.25" at his tallest. I can't imagine thinking he was less than 6'11".
me says on 11/Jul/14
Wow thank you JT. More proof of a 7' Andre from the 80's. Especially after comparing Elmer and Too Tall Jones who was in dress shoes. How anyone can say now he as sub 7' is beyond me. Thanks again JT.
ReturnofG says on 10/Jul/14
@Chaz who cares what you put over what? I mean your biased and never had any real argument on here except the telling of how biased you are. I mean does anyone here actually take you serious? Even more important do you take yourself serious. The jury has been out almost two years or better on here as to if Andre being 7 feet. The real question now is if he was just 7 feet or more and Wilt pics show more!
JT says on 10/Jul/14
IMO Stan Frazier was no more than 6’8”. Click Here Charles Barkley (6.4.75” per Rob but at least an inch taller than that) had a full head size on Gene.

Frazier occasionally looked really tall in Memphis wrestling but was wearing cowboy boots, including when he wrestled.

Here’s Frazier next to NFL’s Tony Dorsett (listed at 5’11”) and Dorsett next to NFL’s Ed Too Tall Jones (listed at 6’9”).
Click Here Too bad Jones was unable to participate in the Wrestlemania II battle royal with Andre.

Here are a few guys that Andre and Frazier stood next to.
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Chris says on 10/Jul/14
Frank says on 10/Jul/14
I had seen a different picture of Wilt, Andre & Arnold in street clothes in a Magazine along time ago Wilt had Andre buy atleast 2 inches

Frank, can you remember what type of magazine it was? (ie, Muscle, entertainment, movie mag, etc.) That might help me track it down...I have found the three photos that I originally posted on the internet years ago. One was from a Muscular Development magazine, the second was from a Japanese wrestling magazine and the third was from a wrestling newsletter called "The Observer" put out by David Meltzer.
RP says on 10/Jul/14
Actually a barefoot Stan Frazier "Uncle Elmer" was only about 6'7.5" to 6'7.75"
Frank says on 10/Jul/14
I had seen a different picture of Wilt, Andre & Arnold in street clothes in a Magazine along time ago Wilt had Andre buy atleast 2 inches
Chaz says on 10/Jul/14
very telling that even the cartoon as a 6'10'' Andre
Chaz says on 10/Jul/14
ReturnofG says on 9/Jul/14
JT do you even really believe your photoshops? @Vegas....yaadaa yada yada

I would put JT's photoshops over any of your clames,you got Wilt at 7'1 1/4 when we have two measurements of him,one of 7'1 1/8 by a Dr,when he was yunger.and one of 7'.5'' laying down about 7' standing up, with which we have a photo of it taking place,so he's would have been somewere between those two heights,about 7'.5'' which would be about right as he's was an inch shorter than Kareem,who has one measurement of 7'1.6''.
NCL says on 9/Jul/14
I don't know, guys. I think Wilt had a good 2"-3" on Andre, see this video at 2:15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZPd4brXPfw&feature=youtu.be
ReturnofG says on 9/Jul/14
JT do you even really believe your photoshops? @Vegas....yaadaa yada yada!
RoelC says on 9/Jul/14
Maurice Tillet Obsessed there's a picture out there of a anthropologist measuring the width of Tillet's head by using a caliper (which is a standard measuring instrument in anthropology). The length of his face was probably measured with a sliding caliper Click Here
. The distance from the root of the nose to the bottom of the chin is referred to in anthropology as the total face length. Click Here
RoelC says on 9/Jul/14
Maurice Tillet Obsessed there's a picture out there of a anthropologist measuring the width of Tillet's head by using a caliper (which is a standard measuring instrument in anthropology). The length of his face was probably measured with a sliding caliper Click Here
. The distance from the root of the nose to the bottom of the chin is referred to in anthropology as the total face length. Click Here
Steve says on 9/Jul/14
I would say Uncle Elmer (Stan Frazier) was 6'9 barefoot. Andre would have around 1 - 2 inches on him if he shaved his head and barefoot.
Capt. Nobody says on 8/Jul/14
RoelC says on 7/Jul/14
Capt. Nobody says on 5/Jul/14
Even with the Tillet debate though, the guy with the ACTUAL HEAD CAST of Tillet comes up with a number different than stated by some on here and even though it's the most realistic proof available, the evidence is quietly swept under the rug or denounced. Whatever keeps conversation going I guess.
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So according to you a measurement of a head cast counts as more realistic proof than a measurement of the actual head itself???
Tillet's head was measured in 1940, a trivial piece of evidence which you seem to be ignoring or denouncing in favour of a measurement of a head cast.
The length of Tillet's head from the bottom of the chin to the root of the nose was 7.05 inches. That's the measurement I used to determine Tillet's total head length which would be around 11.5 inches. According to the head cast the length of Tillet's head from the bottom of the chin to the root of the nose was 8’ 1/8”, so you can ask yourself how realistic this head cast truly is.
Whether or not Tillet's head grew a few inches in 14 years is irrelevant for this discussion. Me, JT and Boss all estimated Tillet's head based on pictures from 1940 (the year of the measurement) and used the 1940 measurement as a reference.
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I just think it's a little more than odd that Boss starts coming up with pretty dang specific numbers about the Tillet head issue itself and then a person that has an actual casting of Tillets head (not saying it's 100% accurate mind you!) comes pretty dang close to verifying the data he had come up with. Boss was practically burned at the stake for it when it turns out that the most solid and real evidence as of now points to him having a good chance of being closer to right than wrong.
Chaz says on 8/Jul/14
I think Stan Frazier,was taller than most give him,there are few people that have said,Andre and Frazire about the same height,and in the ring they look allmost the same height,if they were both bald,you would have not seen much differance,
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 8/Jul/14
The original article on Maurice's head size:"Bismarck Tribune May 28, 1941 -
Most interesting, of course, to the doctors was M. Tillet's head, the largest they had ever seen, so large in fact that they couldn't get all of the chin on the X-ray plate. The length of the face, from the root of Tillet's nose to the bottom of the chin, is 179 millimeters, compared with a normally large masculine face at 125, the width of his face, from ear to ear, is 181, compared to a large man's 110."
We're assuming Bizmark first got it right. Next -
Please note that by root it seems they mean the very top of the nose near the eye's. Measuring anatomy to me is quite troubling. Where exactly is that root of the nose. My ruler makes it 8 inches without any problem. This may be because ACRO expanded the jaw forward from 1940-1954, or it could be skin and fat around the face. Accurate measurements on flesh seems to me to be particularly troubling when having to take into account flesh, and in some cases hair and shoes from a picture. Strip everything down to bone and you can measure relatively accurately. Perhaps that is what the scientists were doing with Maurice. Likely they found the bones of the face and then taking that measurement. That extra, almost full inch I find on the bust may just be that, flesh. Best of luck! TOM
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 8/Jul/14
Clarification - Earlier on it was reported that J.R. said he once handled a Death Mask of Maurice at Paul Boesch's place. I spoke with Mrs. Boesch and she said it was bronze. I therefore assumed it was not a death mask, and one of the Louis Linck made sculpts that are all bronze in color. All the death masks are pink, and one white, that was the reason for the assumption. I was wrong. Yesterday I received a picture that confirms it was, in fact, another unknown death mask was at the home of Paul Boesch. The literature say's that three were made, however the evidence now shows there were 4. As for the measurements you used to detail/estimate, of Maurice's head. I did a conversion from metric for the blog. I should go back and place the original values back in so there is no chance my conversions were off. Respectfully, TOM
Chaz says on 8/Jul/14
Capt.Nobody,the only thing swept under the carpet,is why a 1975 peak bolt upright under 400lbs Andre has not got 2'' on a 100% 4'11'' Shoemaker Click Here

and that mag shows he's hand were under 10''we know the size and the mag,now we know the size of he's face,under 12'
JT says on 8/Jul/14
Andre and Stan Frazier standing in front of the same wall Click Here The top of Frazier's head ends up higher on that 11th tile b/c of the lower camera angle. Frazier’s website claims they were the same height although Andre usually looked at least 2 inches taller than Frazier standing next to the same people (Gene, Piper, Hogan, Ventura, Bundy, etc.)

No one’s arguing about the length of Tillet’s head cast but instead the length of his actual head. Richard Kiel’s "life-size" head cast taken on the set of some movie in the 1980s measures almost 16 inches long from the chin to the top of his head, so it obviously doesn’t prove anything. The posts on this topic are still on this page yet it still doesn't sink in for a few here.
RoelC says on 7/Jul/14
Capt. Nobody says on 5/Jul/14
Even with the Tillet debate though, the guy with the ACTUAL HEAD CAST of Tillet comes up with a number different than stated by some on here and even though it's the most realistic proof available, the evidence is quietly swept under the rug or denounced. Whatever keeps conversation going I guess.
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So according to you a measurement of a head cast counts as more realistic proof than a measurement of the actual head itself???
Tillet's head was measured in 1940, a trivial piece of evidence which you seem to be ignoring or denouncing in favour of a measurement of a head cast.
The length of Tillet's head from the bottom of the chin to the root of the nose was 7.05 inches. That's the measurement I used to determine Tillet's total head length which would be around 11.5 inches. According to the head cast the length of Tillet's head from the bottom of the chin to the root of the nose was 8’ 1/8”, so you can ask yourself how realistic this head cast truly is.
Whether or not Tillet's head grew a few inches in 14 years is irrelevant for this discussion. Me, JT and Boss all estimated Tillet's head based on pictures from 1940 (the year of the measurement) and used the 1940 measurement as a reference.
Capt. Nobody says on 5/Jul/14
Iconjj says on 4/Jul/14
Guys, why don't y'all just ask Chris on Andre's Facebook page about Andre's hand size, I think he has shirts and scans and all sorts of stuff....this is getting to be like the French Angel debate, lol.

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At least it's down to under a half inch difference most likely this time, haha.

Even with the Tillet debate though, the guy with the ACTUAL HEAD CAST of Tillet comes up with a number different than stated by some on here and even though it's the most realistic proof available, the evidence is quietly swept under the rug or denounced. Whatever keeps conversation going I guess.
Capt. Nobody says on 5/Jul/14
Chaz says on 4/Jul/14
How about a shot where they are side by side?


Click Here


I flipped the shot because sometimes that will give a different perspective in object relation. You follow the line, tell me what you see.

I tell you what I see look at the feet? Andre is side on and nera the camara Arnold is 2nd nera the camara and Wilt is at the back.
and it's clear Andre's hands are about 9'5'',and he's face is 2'' longer like I have been saying,and he's 2 face taller than Shoemaker with much thicker Boots on,even if you take off 1'' for Shoemaker being in front,even tho there is no way he's 12''closer,you still have at most a 6'10.5'' Andre in 1975,the thing with Andre's hands is they were very thick much thicker than most Giants,and the same with he's head,it't the hat size,I would like to know about not the face,that is what you are mixing up when you keep saying he's had a big head,the face is about 11.5'',no 6'5'' person should be up he's eyes,they should be under he's nose.

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Shouldn't have to illustrate it with a picture because it's so obvious. Look at Wilts and Andre's back foot. What do you see? They are almost exactly in line. Sorry but this is pretty much as close to a side by side shot as you can get. Andre may have the right part of his body turned more towards the camera but considering the angle of this shot it would have virtually no effect on the relative height of these objects.
homer says on 5/Jul/14
Bob Backlund and Arnold Schwarzenegger prove Andre was a 7 footer. What are the non believers crying about? Camera angles, footwear, or Andres hand size?
Iconjj says on 4/Jul/14
Guys, why don't y'all just ask Chris on Andre's Facebook page about Andre's hand size, I think he has shirts and scans and all sorts of stuff....this is getting to be like the French Angel debate, lol.
Chaz says on 4/Jul/14
How about a shot where they are side by side?


Click Here


I flipped the shot because sometimes that will give a different perspective in object relation. You follow the line, tell me what you see.

I tell you what I see look at the feet? Andre is side on and nera the camara Arnold is 2nd nera the camara and Wilt is at the back.
and it's clear Andre's hands are about 9'5'',and he's face is 2'' longer like I have been saying,and he's 2 face taller than Shoemaker with much thicker Boots on,even if you take off 1'' for Shoemaker being in front,even tho there is no way he's 12''closer,you still have at most a 6'10.5'' Andre in 1975,the thing with Andre's hands is they were very thick much thicker than most Giants,and the same with he's head,it't the hat size,I would like to know about not the face,that is what you are mixing up when you keep saying he's had a big head,the face is about 11.5'',no 6'5'' person should be up he's eyes,they should be under he's nose.
Halb says on 4/Jul/14
That's a 2" spanner in the works.
Capt. Nobody says on 3/Jul/14
JT says on 25/Jun/14
Chaz, Andre’s wrist was probably a legit 12 inches in circumference. When he turned to the side, you can see how large his wrist really was Click Here

I’m really lean but my wrist is still around 7.5” in circumference and Andre’s wrist dwarfs mine. Click Here Part of that is from his obesity but his bone structure was still about as large as it gets. BTW, my hand is around 8.25-8.5” long depending on what portion of the wrist you start from so it’s pretty obvious Andre’s hands weren't even 10 inches long.

Capt. Nobody says on 24/Jun/14

No tricks in his boots this time apparently. The line from his chin down is the difference between shots, and that line correlates almost identically the length of his heel. So.....

Andre’s head is tilted back when holding up Mike Douglas so it’s pointless comparing the level of the chins. Same thing with Gagne. Look at where the top of Andre’s head is in both pics and there’s a significant gap. Andre in ~0.5" heels in front of a live audience didn't have much more than a head size on Gene and that was only a few months after the pics with Wilt and Arnold.


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OK, which side of the magazine is more accurate relative to where Andre's hand is?

Here is the length of his hand up to his middle finger in relation to the left side of the magazine.

Click Here


I'm not saying you're making claims that are out of this world, just that there are some variables in the evidence used. If you're getting down to a quarter of an inch, a quarter of an inch of difference can be huge.
Capt. Nobody says on 3/Jul/14
Chaz says on 25/Jun/14
yes Capt.Nobody,Andre is not nera the camara or got Cowbow boots with 6+cm soles. he's side by side with Wilt in 2.5cm soled cowbow boots that are size 18+ Click Here use your brains if Andre was taller he would have been at the back,he's gaining at least 3cm from the boots and about 4cm from being side on and nera the camara,and the camara is over Andre's side,


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How about a shot where they are side by side?


Click Here


I flipped the shot because sometimes that will give a different perspective in object relation. You follow the line, tell me what you see.
Vegas says on 2/Jul/14
ReturnofG says on 30/Jun/14
B.Wilt in just about every pic seems to be around 1 inch taller than Shaq who btw is at least 1 inch taller than Big Show

Shaq 7'0.5 peak
Show 7'1/4 peak
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so by 2009 big show (37 years old) had lost 2 inches...
JT says on 1/Jul/14
Chaz, I’m 6’4”ish so my hand isn’t that long for my height. The magazine Andre is holding up measures 7 ¼ x 10 1/8”. Click Here Not to get too technical but since Andre is not holding the magazine straight to the camera (left edge about 95% the length of the right edge) and since there’s also a slight bend in the magazine where he’s pushing in on it, his hand probably ends up a little longer and wider than what it should be next to mine (where I had the magazine flat on a table). Still a huge hand but clearly less than 10” long.

Hand length does not prove Andre's height although we can use the length of his hand (under 10”) to estimate the length of his head.
Click Here Click Here Therefore if he has a full head size or less on certain people...
ReturnofG says on 30/Jun/14
Ok here I go throwing that monkey wrench in any sub 7 foot peak Andre.
A. Andre and Wilt appear roughly the same height even if Andre has over 200 pounds more weight on his spine.
B.Wilt in just about every pic seems to be around 1 inch taller than Shaq who btw is at least 1 inch taller than Big Show and Khali is slightly taller than Shaq. Plus it is also a peak Shaq vs an aged Wilt.
C. Any use of pics comparing Andre with Hogan and Show with Hogan are vertially useless.
D. I would even bet Andre during any part of his adult life was ever shorter that 6'10.5 or even as high as 6'11.
E. with every pic of Andre looking sub 7 foot there are at least 5 where he looks taller.
F. Dave meltzer is genuine loser when it comes to any kind of facts!

Basically a peak Andre would be more comparable to Shaq or Khali than Big Show. Silva 7'1.5-2 peak
Andre 7'1-1.5 peak
Wilt 7'1 1/4 peak
Khali 7'1 (Yeti too)peaks
Shaq 7'0.5 peak
Show 7'1/4 peak
Gonzales 7'7 peak
Chaz says on 29/Jun/14
er4smiths says on 26/Jun/14
@Chaz You seem to be one of the few people that have any observation skills.
How do you post pics on this forum? I want to post a few to prove that Andre was only 6'9".

I use TinyURL.com you just copy on the http of what you are wanting to post,then go on the sight,and paste it in the box and it make's it shorter,then you copy the smaller http,then you paste on here,or just google,how do I post things useing TinyUrl.and you will find things showing you how to do it,
Richard says on 29/Jun/14
@chaz your reasoning is sound, it is however hard to extrapolate height from hand size. I'm only 6'2 but my hands are 8.66 inches long and I wear size 14 shoes. The individual variance is just too great to make an accurate assessment of someone's height from their extremities. That being said Andre is holding his hand up against a magazine whereas jt seems to be pressing his hand down hard, possibly against a table. On an already large hand that could make a significant difference, Andre might even have gained half an inch had he done the same.
Chaz says on 26/Jun/14
JT, hands are measured palm side to the first creese on the wrist,and wrist size is used to measure bone size because there is not much fat on the wrist,small is 7.25''or under mediam is 7.25-8''and anything over 8 is large,and over 9'' is masive,or tho as you say Andre was full of Hydro blote from the HGH, same with the hands,I remmber seeing Chris Greener on TV say after he' was treated for the Acromegaly,with radiation,he's shos size whent down from size 21uk to 18,and he's ring size went down 5 sizes, Andre's Hands are no longer than Big Show's there just thicker from the hydro blote,there no more than 9'5'' which is masive,when you think most mens hands are only 7.5'',if you are measureing your hands right,you must be tall yourself 8.25'' would make you over 6'3''
er4smiths says on 26/Jun/14
@Chaz You seem to be one of the few people that have any observation skills.
How do you post pics on this forum? I want to post a few to prove that Andre was only 6'9" These people wanting Andre to be 7' plus kill me...
JT says on 25/Jun/14
Chaz, Andre’s wrist was probably a legit 12 inches in circumference. When he turned to the side, you can see how large his wrist really was Click Here

I’m really lean but my wrist is still around 7.5” in circumference and Andre’s wrist dwarfs mine. Click Here Part of that is from his obesity but his bone structure was still about as large as it gets. BTW, my hand is around 8.25-8.5” long depending on what portion of the wrist you start from so it’s pretty obvious Andre’s hands weren't even 10 inches long.

Capt. Nobody says on 24/Jun/14

No tricks in his boots this time apparently. The line from his chin down is the difference between shots, and that line correlates almost identically the length of his heel. So.....

Andre’s head is tilted back when holding up Mike Douglas so it’s pointless comparing the level of the chins. Same thing with Gagne. Look at where the top of Andre’s head is in both pics and there’s a significant gap. Andre in ~0.5" heels in front of a live audience didn't have much more than a head size on Gene and that was only a few months after the pics with Wilt and Arnold.
Chaz says on 25/Jun/14
yes Capt.Nobody,Andre is side by side with Wilt got only a 1'' heel on a size 18 cowbow boots and the camara is not over Andre's side,and you can see all the heel under the pants lol Click Here
Chaz says on 25/Jun/14
yes Capt.Nobody,Andre is not nera the camara or got Cowbow boots with 6+cm soles. he's side by side with Wilt in 2.5cm soled cowbow boots that are size 18+ Click Here use your brains if Andre was taller he would have been at the back,he's gaining at least 3cm from the boots and about 4cm from being side on and nera the camara,and the camara is over Andre's side,
Chaz says on 25/Jun/14
you need a 6'8'' Hogan,a 7'2'' Big Show a 6'11'' Mane a 7' Nash and a 6'8''Kamala and a 6'8''Chris Talor and about a 6'10-11'' Haystacks and Baba,if you want a 7'1'' Andre,
Capt. Nobody says on 24/Jun/14
JT says on 23/Jun/14
Another pic of Andre and Muhammad Ali Click Here Andre measured up to 6’2” Jim Duggan about the same 12 years later. Click Here Wilt looks significantly taller with Ali Click Here

The heels on Andre’s cowboy boots with Wilt look in the 2 inch range. However, since they are custom made, we don’t know how much boost he’s also getting from the inside. Andre in cowboy boots looks more than 2 inches taller next to 5’10”ish Verne Gagne than he does in wrestling boots. Click Here He could stand a little taller in the left pic as well. Same outcome when Andre was in and out of cowboy boots with Gene Okerlund Click Here He's in front of a live audience here with Gene in Feb. 1984 so no tricks.



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No tricks in his boots this time apparently. The line from his chin down is the difference between shots, and that line correlates almost identically the length of his heel. So.....

Click Here
Capt. Nobody says on 24/Jun/14
Chaz says on 23/Jun/14
It's clear Wilt was 2.5-3'' taller than Andre,and one things for sure if Andre had a 13.5'' face then all 5'8'' of Gene Okerlund,had a nere 11''face.

as JT said Andre was about Bill Russell's height,maybe .5'' taller,

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Yeah, it's especially clear when you ignore the Andre/Wilt shots.

I do find it somewhat comical that you have actual photos of the two men in question standing together, yet, a piecemeal comparison shot with different people is the go to for proof.
Capt. Nobody says on 24/Jun/14
Logic says on 20/Jun/14
This isn't really Andre related. But here is a photo of Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell standing nearly face to face. Bill was supposedly close to 6'10" at his peak.

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Andre would have to be wearing stilts to even come close to Wilt in the Arnold shots if this is even close to accurate.
Capt. Nobody says on 24/Jun/14
Logic says on 20/Jun/14
Here is a close up side view photo of the boots that Wilt Chamberlain was wearing with Andre.

Click Here

You can easily see the outline of the sole. The front part of the soles of Wilt's boots just behind his toes seems to have been nearly as thick as the heel.

I would guess that Wilt is probably getting around an 1" or so height boost with those boots.

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Good find. I remember the days when he was supposedly in moccasins, haha. Also, Andre is technically taller than Wilt in two of the shots. The top of his head is higher than Wilts most likely.
Chaz says on 24/Jun/14
Click Here
Chaz says on 24/Jun/14
Click Here thing to remmber is if you want a 7'1'' Andre you have to up everyone else height,that would make Haystacks nere he's billed height,and he's the one not standing upright or at he's peak,and look how much bigger Haystacks is all over compaired to Andre? look at the size of the legs and those massive forarms? there bigger than Andre's upper arms,got to be at least 20'' and there are clames Andre had 12.5''wrists lol
homer says on 23/Jun/14
there are no camera tricks in the Andre and Wilt pictures.
Steve says on 23/Jun/14
Duhon, when lookin at the pic with Ali, Russell and Kareem, Andre looks about Bill Russells height give or take an inch...
Chaz says on 23/Jun/14
It's clear Wilt was 2.5-3'' taller than Andre,and one things for sure if Andre had a 13.5'' face then all 5'8'' of Gene Okerlund,had a nere 11''face.

as JT said Andre was about Bill Russell's height,maybe .5'' taller,
JT says on 23/Jun/14
Another pic of Andre and Muhammad Ali Click Here Andre measured up to 6’2” Jim Duggan about the same 12 years later. Click Here Wilt looks significantly taller with Ali Click Here

The heels on Andre’s cowboy boots with Wilt look in the 2 inch range. However, since they are custom made, we don’t know how much boost he’s also getting from the inside. Andre in cowboy boots looks more than 2 inches taller next to 5’10”ish Verne Gagne than he does in wrestling boots. Click Here He could stand a little taller in the left pic as well. Same outcome when Andre was in and out of cowboy boots with Gene Okerlund Click Here He's in front of a live audience here with Gene in Feb. 1984 so no tricks.
Giantism says on 22/Jun/14
First let's address the Wilt comparison. Every height "listing" by the WAY or NBA are almost every time a guesstimate. Wilt had verified 6'10" men by 4-5" in every photo ever taken of him standing with one. Kareem was the same way. Andre was at the very least equal in height to Wilt in that picture. Every photo used to try and diminish Andre'a height uses where people come up to Andre's head as a reference, but erroneously assumes a normal size head. Andre had giantism, his head kept growing at an accelerated rate up to his death which made him taller as a result. He was easily 7'3" at some point before height loss occurred.
Duhon says on 21/Jun/14
Muhammud Ali standing in between Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul Jabbar Click Here
Steve says on 20/Jun/14
Vegas, Gene looks like he has about 1 inch soles on his shoes, Andre's cowboy boots have at least 2 to 2.5 inch heels on them. Remember they would be around size 20 so the heels on Andres boots can't be the same as a regular sized mans boots of around size 8 - 12.
Logic says on 20/Jun/14
This isn't really Andre related. But here is a photo of Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell standing nearly face to face. Bill was supposedly close to 6'10" at his peak.

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Logic says on 20/Jun/14
Here is a close up side view photo of the boots that Wilt Chamberlain was wearing with Andre.

Click Here

You can easily see the outline of the sole. The front part of the soles of Wilt's boots just behind his toes seems to have been nearly as thick as the heel.

I would guess that Wilt is probably getting around an 1" or so height boost with those boots.
dicksock says on 20/Jun/14
Vegas: That Andre/Gene pic was several years before the Wilt ones. Plus, do honestly believe he only had one pair of cowboy boots? The ones from the Wilt pic do not look that big. I stand by what I said. It doesn't look like his heels were very big in the Wilt photo I provided the link to. Maybe 2" at the absolute most and that would still make Andre a solid 6'11" even if they were.
Chaz says on 20/Jun/14
dicksock,as you don't seem to understand what being nera the camara meens,let me show you here is 190cm Zydrunas Savickas,standing next to 205cm Hafpor Bjorsson,the camara is over Savickas side that is why he's only looking 2-2.5'' shorter,for every 12'' forword or sideways,as in this case,you gain or lose 1'',when they are side by side,Savicas only comes up to Bjorsson's nose,Click Here
ReturnofG says on 19/Jun/14
dicksock says on 16/Jun/14
Yeah, Wilt really dwarfs Andre in this pic:

Click Here

They are both lined up nearly perfectly and Andre's footwear is in no way giving him more than 2", more like 1.5"-1.75". Again, for the millionth time, this picture was most likely taken in the morning when Andre was ~7' and Wilt was ~7'1". Enough excuses and bogus comparisons, this picture speaks for itself.

@Dicksock......ignore Chaz and the other troll.....er4smith or what ever name he uses this week, they know the truth, they're just trying to make everyone else believe that they're not wrong.
ReturnofG says on 19/Jun/14
Chaz says on 16/Jun/14
RetrunofG need I say more?Click Here

No really you don't trust me.
dicksock says on 19/Jun/14
Chaz: I didn't draw the lines in that picture. You are just making stuff up at this point. Andre is not significantly closer to the camera, anyone can see those boots did not have a 3" heel or even close to it, and this is not the only picture where they looked the same height. If anything the person who drew the lines was favorable to Wilt in that pic. Wilt's line is drawn pretty much where the top of his head would be if he assumed perfect posture.
Vegas says on 19/Jun/14
dicksock says on 16/Jun/14
They are both lined up nearly perfectly and Andre's footwear is in no way giving him more than 2", more like 1.5"-1.75".
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thats around the same time as the wilt photo was taken, if gene is getting roughly 1 inch from his shoes then andre is getting far more than 1.5 inches.. Click Here
er4smiths says on 18/Jun/14
@dicksock - dude you are beyond wrong and obviously blind. Andre was no more than 6'9" EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BJL says on 18/Jun/14
I think andre was a weak 7 feet man. Only time he was 7 foot was probably in the mid to late 70s out of the bed after an 8 hour sleep. He looked more in the 6'10.5 - 6'11 range during his wrestling matches. He looked like a strong 6'11 guy with Wilt in that B&W photo. 6'11 + 1.75-2 inch footwear = 7'0.75 - 7'1 in footwear.
Chaz says on 18/Jun/14
icksock says on 16/Jun/14
Yeah, Wilt really dwarfs Andre in this pic:

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They are both lined up nearly perfectly and Andre's footwear is in no way giving him more than 2", more like 1.5"-1.75". Again, for the millionth time, this picture was most likely taken in the morning when Andre was ~7' and Wilt was ~7'1". Enough excuses and bogus comparisons, this picture speaks for itself.

don't talk rubish,Wilt as got he's head down,in flat soles,and Andre is nera the camara, and it over he's side and in 2.5-3'' cowboy boots,and you have that line too far off both there heads,and how do you know what time of day they took the Photo? that is the only photo were they look the same hight because Wilt's got he's head down,you got to add 1/2 to Wilt for haveing he's head down,take 2''of for Andre's boots.and 1/2''at least for being side on and over the camara side,and who as been saying Wilt Dwarfs Andre? most on here are saying he was 2-3'' shorter,
dicksock says on 16/Jun/14
Yeah, Wilt really dwarfs Andre in this pic:

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They are both lined up nearly perfectly and Andre's footwear is in no way giving him more than 2", more like 1.5"-1.75". Again, for the millionth time, this picture was most likely taken in the morning when Andre was ~7' and Wilt was ~7'1". Enough excuses and bogus comparisons, this picture speaks for itself.
Chaz says on 16/Jun/14
Capt.Mobody,that red line on he's forhead is not even 2'' to the top of he's head

Sultan Kosen has 27.5cm 10.75'' hands so you can forget anything over 9'5'' for Andre.Click Here
Chaz says on 16/Jun/14
JT says on 13/Jun/14
Click Here Andre was around Bill Russell's height.

That looks more like it,than all this rubish about being taller than Wilt, and Again you can use Andre's 9.5''ish Hand next to Ali,to see he's Face is no more than 2'' longer.
Chaz says on 16/Jun/14
RetrunofG need I say more?Click Here
ReturnofG says on 13/Jun/14
Chaz says on 11/Jun/14
RetrunofG yer Andre was taller than Wilt lol Click Here


Oh, look everybody, Chaz just proved Wilt was taller than Muhammad Ali! LOL!!
Capt. Nobody says on 13/Jun/14
Chaz says on 11/Jun/14
Boss,you are just making yourself seem foolish,you are too far up Andre's hair,and counting the chin fat,take 1.5'' off that you would have he's real face size, better still work it out from he's under 10'' hands Click Here

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I did a comparison, but just a quickie:

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Not really a great comparison shot because of the position of Andre's head and the angle of the shot. Do to the flat angle you may have some size distortion with objects closer to the camera being slightly larger than they should. With that said, Andre's head is certainly bigger than his hands. How much in this shot? Hard to tell since you'd have to guess a little about how it would look if Andre raised his head to the same angle of his hand. I'd certainly say between 2-3 inches is possible.

Now the question is how long Andre's hands really were. If I remember correctly the basis of the comparison was the shot of Andre's hand relative to the Japanese wrestling magazine, correct? I was looking at it and noticed one potentially major issue with it. Some size distortion has occurred.

The line JT used is based on Andres hand to the tip of his middle finger, but the length of the magazine is not consistent from one side to the other:

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If compared to the left side Andre's hand would be the absolute length of the Magazine. Compared to the other, which it was, his hand would come out shorter. I'm not sure of the absolute ramifications of the distortion to Andre's hand but I guess a compromise would be to split the difference?
JT says on 13/Jun/14
Click Here Andre was around Bill Russell's height.
ReturnofG says on 12/Jun/14
Chaz says on 11/Jun/14
RetrunofG yer Andre was taller than Wilt lol Click Here

Your point????
Chaz says on 11/Jun/14
RetrunofG yer Andre was taller than Wilt lol Click Here
Chaz says on 11/Jun/14
Boss,you are just making yourself seem foolish,you are too far up Andre's hair,and counting the chin fat,take 1.5'' off that you would have he's real face size, better still work it out from he's under 10'' hands Click Here
Chaz says on 11/Jun/14
Boss,you are too far off Andre's head,and counting the chin fat,take 1'5'' inch off then you will have the real size I have allready shown that he's face was no more than 2'' longer than he's hands, or are you claming he had 11''+ hands?
Boss says on 10/Jun/14
Thanks to Maurice fan we have an actual measurement of Maurice Tillet's head at 13.5" in length on a 5'8.5" body. Andre's head looked huge on a 7' body. Click Here Click Here


Hogan's head is around 10.5" making Andre's head 13.05" is you want to do the math.Click Here


Andre is on video in 1971 at the age of 25 claiming to be 7'0.25" (214cm) which I believe to be true. 7'0.25" doesn't sound like a billed height to me. Andre was still wrestling in Europe at the time. This would be around the time of Andre's peak height before his 400-500 pound days with good posture and before his disease started taking over his body. Andre had lost some height or wasn't standing at his tallest by the 80's due to a curved and compressed spine because of his massive size and poor posture. His disease untreated would start working against Andre's body at a very young age after his long bones had fused. So from Andre's mid 20's on his body kept growing and gaining more and more weight until he couldn't carry himself around without crutches by his mid 40's. Andre would also lose over 2 inches in height over the course of a day. thClick Here
ReturnofG says on 9/Jun/14
The discussion should be now if he was taller than 7 feet peak or just 7 feet tall or how much taller than 7 feet he was. I mean it is now far proven he was at leats 7 feet tall. That is like a discussion from 4 years back. Logic has proven him to be 7 feet or over!
Chaz says on 9/Jun/14
all this talk about Andre only getting 1.5'' from those cowboy boots is rubish,Robert Wadlow's dress shoes have a 2'' heel, and when Alamm Channa went in to Hospital,after claming he was 8'3'' was found to be only 7'10'' in shoes and 7'8'' barefoot,later given 7'7'25''avarage height by Guinness,and he was only in hand made sandles,they make the heels to match the size of the shoes, Those heels on Andre's boots give him at least 2.5''and more than likely 3''
Chaz says on 7/Jun/14
Andre clamed to be 7'2''+ in Japan,so any clame you can take with a pinch of salt,he was Billed in the Uk in the late 1960s at 6'10''and they made a big deal of Big Bruno Elrington billed 6'5' and 280lbs,more than likely only 6'4'' as not being that much smaller,No way is Andre any 6'11.5'' next to wilt bare foot,with them cowbow boots and Side on pose,that would make him over 7'2''lol,And there are people claming he lost height by that time,He looks at most a weak 6'10'' the same he looks next to Hogan,Wepna,Taylor years befor,Wilt was more than likely only 7' in that photo,as he was only 7.5'' laying down.the 208cm was he's real height,he never got any taller just got bigger from the untreated Acromegaly.
dicksock says on 6/Jun/14
JT says on 6/Jun/14
Dicksock, Andre in 1971 was billed at 214 cm. so he's probably just repeating that billing Click Here

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I think you're missing my point. Andre was billed at, and claimed to be 7'0.25 at 25. He is also on video claiming he stopped growing at 24. My point was to show that it is unreasonable to think he was taller than that because of those facts.

Like I've been saying for years, Andre was likely 6'11.5" barefoot in the Wilt pictures and ~7'1" in his boots.
RP says on 6/Jun/14
Most telling thing from the video of Studd, Adonis & Murdoch vs Hogan & Andre, is that when a peak Studd walks past a young & Peak Vince McMahon backstage with no camera angle tricks was only 5"-5.5" inches taller!!! Peak Vince was 6'1" to 6'1.5"? we've known for years that a peak Andre was only 6" taller than a peak Hogan. Studd looked 1.5" taller than Hogan in the ring. I'll go 6'1.5" for a peak barefoot Vince McMahon. Simply because a peak 6'3" Jesse Ventura always had him by at Least 1.5", sometimes it looked like 2"-2.5",,,but that was when Jesse would be wearing cowboy boots.
ReturnofG says on 6/Jun/14
@navin420

Awesome find! I have been saying this for years. Andre and Wilt were around the same height and Wilt was proven in about every pic taller than Shaq who was taller than Big Show. I'd go as far as saying a peak Andre was taller than Wilt!
JT says on 6/Jun/14
Click Here Andre and Hogan in comparable footwear. This is July 1984, or within a year of Andre’s photos with Wilt.

Click Here Hogan in b-ball shoes; Shaq in sandals. Hogan’s 40-41 here so he has not lost any height.

You can’t read much into Andre’s photos with Wilt since he’s closer to the camera in at least three of the four known pics. Plus he’s wearing cowboy boots that were custom made for him by Tony Lama and were intended to make him stand as tall as possible.

Dicksock, Andre in 1971 was billed at 214 cm. so he's probably just repeating that billing Click Here
franz says on 5/Jun/14
certanly arnold knows who Was taller,but who can ask him that?
me says on 5/Jun/14
@dicksock
You again are spot on dealing in fact and not anything else. He claimed that because that was what he was. Not some inflated Kayfabe. This is just another reason why Rob has a peak height of 7'. I still believe he was slightly over 7' but that is my opinion.
Flair says on 4/Jun/14
How can people say Andre was taller than Shaq when at bash of the beach 94 Shaq in sandals was noticeably taller next to Hogan than Andre had been next to Hogan in 1987, 84 or 1980.
dicksock says on 4/Jun/14
I'll say this one more time: Andre is on video in 1971 at the age of 25 claiming to be 7'0.25". He claimed, on video, that he stopped growing at 24. Therefore, any listing or estimate for his height above 7'0.25" or 214cm is wrong. Andre peaked between 211cm and 214cm or 6'11"-7'0.25". His height out of bed in his prime was likely 7'.
Chaz says on 4/Jun/14
navin420 says on 2/Jun/14
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?

LOl are you liveing on another planet? if Andre was 7'1.5'',how tall dose that make Wilt? seeing Andre looks shorter,got 3'' cowboy boots on and neara the camara,look at Andre's heels,they are just as high as the insteps,my instep on my size 11 Cowboy boots are 3.25'' and the heels are 2.75'', why are you trying to compare one photo,to another? when you have Wilt,who was mesaured at 7.5'' laying down,and looks the same height as Shaq,standing next to each other,standing back to back,bare foot Wilt would be 2'5-3'' taller,and anyone saying Andre was Kiel's height need help.
Steve says on 3/Jun/14
@Navin420: That photo comparison means absolutely nothing. Andre would have never been taller than 7'1 Shaq. Its laughable that you think that, its actually very funny. You cannot put 2 photos next to each other and compare heights of people.

Why is it that you cut Wilt out of the photo and only show Andre next to Arnold? I guess you do that because Andre doesn't come up at 7'1 next to Wilt who was 7'0.5 to 7'1. You always need to compare people in the SAME photo, not place 2 photos next to each other. Andre comes up around 6'11 to 6'11.5 next to Wilt if you take away his cowboy boots and fuzzy hair.
navin420 says on 2/Jun/14
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BEHOLD PEOPLE !!!!!!!!! The baby has finally solved the million Dollar question ! How tall is the EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD ANDRE THE GIANT ? Well he is 7' 1.5 " Barefoot !!! Here is the proof which NO ONE on this planet can now argue . Here is 6' 1.5" Uncle arnold with the same Giants and same posture ! It turns out that Andre is an Inch taller than a 7' 1" Shaq !!!!! before anyone can say Andre has Cowboy boots on , Please take a look at Shaq's massive Nikkies !!!


I Just find it at facebook...
[Editor Rob: it's harder to compare these guys in those photos because one camera is quite low, the other higher up.]
Stonecold Fan says on 1/Jun/14
RP I highly doubt Andre wore lifts throught out his career, on the other hand neither did big show but had bigger heels definitely. My personal opinion I think Big Show and Andre would've match up as far height and size wise goes. I saw Andre in the early 80s and Big Show a couple of years ago. I a guy who plays for the Adelaide 36ers who is a tad over 7 feet ( I know this for a fact because he comes in to the shop I work at and ducks to get through the 6'11 and a half inch door I measured) but from the human eye you couldn't tell the difference between 3. But that's with the human eye. Put them standing next to each other then that's a different story. I've seen and that's what I believe.
Khalid says on 1/Jun/14
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