How tall is Andre The Giant

Andre The Giant's Height

7ft 0in (213 cm)

Andre Rene Roussimoff was a French Wrestler and Actor from The Princess Bride. His 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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Average Guess (194 Votes)
7ft 0.21in (213.9cm)
Guanzo said on 23/May/17
6'10.5''(1970s)
6'9.5''(1980s)
6'8''(1990s)
Oanh said on 19/May/17
day day said on 17/May/17
Look at 6'8 brian shaw to an older arnie then look at andre

Yeah, Brian is not 6'8". He's shorter than 6'7.5" Hafthor Bjornsson.
day day said on 19/May/17
71 happy bday
day day said on 17/May/17
Look at 6'8 brian shaw to an older arnie then look at andre
62B said on 17/May/17
andre said on 16/May/17
rob did andre the giant ever weighted 300 kilos , at least hulk hogan says he did weighted what is your opinion what was the max he ever weighted ?

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I'm not Rob, but from what I saw 660lbs looked believable, but it doesn't seem probable as I don't believe he was ever billed that heavy. He could have been 575lbs at his heaviest. Weight though can be trickier than height.
andre said on 16/May/17
rob did andre the giant ever weighted 300 kilos , at least hulk hogan says he did weighted what is your opinion what was the max he ever weighted ?
JT said on 10/May/17
Click Here Andre's boots definitely do not have the usual sized cowboy boot heels I believe Bill Watts was billed at 6'3" but he did look around that height. This football site has him at 6'2" Click Here There's no reason why they would not be in their respective cowboy boots when standing side by side as they would have wanted to make Andre look as tall as possible. Watts would not have looked that tall if just in his socks like Vince used to do.

Watts probably is in cowboy boots here as the height difference with Andre in wrestling boots is not that much Click Here

RoelC, those could be the same boots. Click Here The Andre/Wilt photo (~ Oct. 1983?) is not of as good a quality as the video (from Sept. 1983), which I lightened, but the left boot has a similar worn area at the tip of the sole,, same creases, etc. if they are not the same, the manufacturer (Tony Lama) presumably would have used a similar size heel in all of the boots that were custom made for Andre so the boot looked in proportion.
Capt. Nobody said on 9/May/17
****sock said on 8/May/17
Lawrence said on 7/May/17
****sock said on 2/May/17
Here is a pretty shocking video of 6'8/6'9" billed Big Guido (Mike Fury) and Giant Haystacks from 1994:
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Haystacks was clearly several inches shorter than Mike. No way was he above 6'6" there. Crazy to see Haystacks looking so small next to someone who was billed 3" shorter than Haystacks' billed height.

They look the same height to me next to each other.how tall is the other guy ment to be?


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Well, I already included in the post you responded to that the other guy is billed at 6'8" or 6'9" and no they are not the same height. Mike Fury was clearly at least 2" taller. It is very obvious Haystacks was shorter.


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He should be, Big Guido measured up to Big Show better than Haystacks did. Haystacks looked around the same height as Tenta when Tenta held him back from getting in the cage against Hogan when Loch Ness debuted at Superbrawl (?). I'd say Haystacks and Tenta are a bit under OMG and Studd height wise by a half inch or inch or something like that. Big Guido looked around Kurgan's height to me.
dicksock said on 9/May/17
aaronious said on 8/May/17
Dicksock.. a 1990 Andre was a hunched over bloated and nearly dead version of a much younger Andre, and yes, he still had about 2" + on Tyler Mane ( 6'8"). there have been many picture of Andre from his later years, superimposed with all matching points on the legs and lower body , and his torso in later years is shorter, especially in the neck area, Andre having developed a 'hunchback' and easily having lost two inches. his chin used to be several inches above his shoulders, but in later years his head is hunched forward and his chin is below his shoulder level most days

and FYI, Andre's wrists were measured by that hand surgeon in texas over 12" in circumference ;)

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I question the validity of those superimposed pictures. I just don't see any significant height loss for Andre. I doubt he even lost 1". I never really saw him look any taller than 6'11.5" barefoot, and he still looked around 6'11" or close to it by the end.

Here he is in 1990 with the solid 6'8" Giant Baba: Click Here
He was standing to his full height there and looked about 2.5" taller. So, he was a minimum of 6'10.5" there. Again, he was no more than 8" taller than 6'3" Bill Watts in 1983, and he was never more than 6" taller than 6'5.5" Hulk Hogan. Even in 1974, he didn't look any more than 10" taller than 6'1" Frank Valois. I think he was maybe 6'11"/6'11.5" peak and still very close to 6'11" towards the end.

Also, where did you see that Andre had his wrists measured by a hand surgeon? I find it hard to believe his wrists were quite that big considering his WM III stats listed his wrists as 11". I would guess they were 10-11" around - which is huge.
Halb said on 9/May/17
I think you're spot on there, Dicksock.
aaronious said on 8/May/17
Dicksock.. a 1990 Andre was a hunched over bloated and nearly dead version of a much younger Andre, and yes, he still had about 2" + on Tyler Mane ( 6'8"). there have been many picture of Andre from his later years, superimposed with all matching points on the legs and lower body , and his torso in later years is shorter, especially in the neck area, Andre having developed a 'hunchback' and easily having lost two inches. his chin used to be several inches above his shoulders, but in later years his head is hunched forward and his chin is below his shoulder level most days

and FYI, Andre's wrists were measured by that hand surgeon in texas over 12" in circumference ;)
RoelC said on 8/May/17
JT said on 7/May/17
Click Here This is within a month or so of Andre being in the Conan movie so those are probably the brown cowboy boots he wore with Wilt and Arnold and with Letterman in early 1984.

Nice find, although it's still speculating if the boots on display are the same ones that Andre wore with Wilt & Arnold. Andre was the highest paid wrestler in the world, so I'm sure he could afford more than one pair of cowboy boots. He could've owned dozens of pairs for all we know. Most of them seem to have been made by Tony Lama from El Paso, Texas.

The boots on display don't seem to be the ones he wore with Wilt & Arnold though. The colour of the sole on those boots was the same colour as the rest of the boot, whereas the sole on the boots on display have a different colour.
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Needless to say the heels on those boots are huge! Easily 2.5 inches.
dicksock said on 8/May/17
Lawrence said on 7/May/17
****sock said on 2/May/17
Here is a pretty shocking video of 6'8/6'9" billed Big Guido (Mike Fury) and Giant Haystacks from 1994:
Click Here

Haystacks was clearly several inches shorter than Mike. No way was he above 6'6" there. Crazy to see Haystacks looking so small next to someone who was billed 3" shorter than Haystacks' billed height.

They look the same height to me next to each other.how tall is the other guy ment to be?


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Well, I already included in the post you responded to that the other guy is billed at 6'8" or 6'9" and no they are not the same height. Mike Fury was clearly at least 2" taller. It is very obvious Haystacks was shorter.
dicksock said on 7/May/17
JT said on 7/May/17
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Click Here This is within a month or so of Andre being in the Conan movie so those are probably the brown cowboy boots he wore with Wilt and Arnold and with Letterman in early 1984.

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Great footage. The one thing that stood out to me was the size of Andre's wrists. He probably had the biggest wrists I've ever seen. They had to be about 10" around, at least. Mine are a little over 8" and his were definitely way bigger. As far as his height, he was for 100% fact no more than 8" taller than 6'3" Bill Watts. Both were presumably in cowboy boots. I honestly don't understand why it's so hard for some people to tell he was about 6'11". It's so obvious that was his true height. He always looked about 6'11" and that is what Adrian Street said he was in 1969 when he left the UK. That is also what Sam Muchnick said he was. For those that don't know, Sam Muchnick was one of biggest NWA promoters ever and worked with Andre for many years. I can't find the interview, but when asked about Andre's height, he said Andre was about 6'10/6'11" legit. It's obvious at this point that's what he was. I think his height should be changed to 6'11" and there is little evidence he lost any real height. Even in 1990, he looked about 2.5" taller than the solid 6'8" Giant Baba. There is a point in their match with Tyler Mane where you can see Baba was the same height or taller than Tyler Mane. This also means Baba would have been about the same height as Kevin Nash because Nash was clearly about the same height as Mane. Bottom line is that Andre was about 6'11" or a tad over at his tallest and maybe lost .5" or something with age.
Lawrence said on 7/May/17
****sock said on 2/May/17
Here is a pretty shocking video of 6'8/6'9" billed Big Guido (Mike Fury) and Giant Haystacks from 1994:
Click Here

Haystacks was clearly several inches shorter than Mike. No way was he above 6'6" there. Crazy to see Haystacks looking so small next to someone who was billed 3" shorter than Haystacks' billed height.

They look the same height to me next to each other.how tall is the other guy ment to be?
JT said on 7/May/17
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Click Here This is within a month or so of Andre being in the Conan movie so those are probably the brown cowboy boots he wore with Wilt and Arnold and with Letterman in early 1984.
LG69 said on 3/May/17
7'0(1970s)
6'11(1980s)
6'10(1990s)
dicksock said on 2/May/17
Here is a pretty shocking video of 6'8/6'9" billed Big Guido (Mike Fury) and Giant Haystacks from 1994:
Click Here

Haystacks was clearly several inches shorter than Mike. No way was he above 6'6" there. Crazy to see Haystacks looking so small next to someone who was billed 3" shorter than Haystacks' billed height.
JT said on 2/May/17
Click Here Mil Mascaras was around 5’9”.

MelvinJones said on 26/Apr/17
What do you think Andre's real chest measurement was? 71 inches seems difficult to believe.

That may be the only time a claimed measurement of Andre was close to reality, especially when he was over 500 lbs.
RP said on 29/Apr/17
With Andre's chest being measured a relaxed 65" @ 425-430 lbs? Then...70" to 71" is very possible once he hit 500-520 lbs'
dicksock said on 28/Apr/17
MelvinJones said on 26/Apr/17
What do you think Andre's real chest measurement was? 71 inches seems difficult to believe.

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I think he was that big or very close to it at his biggest. He was just so wide. I would say he was deceptively wide. I'm sure Hogan's chest was at least 56" at his biggest and probably bigger. Andre did have his suit measurements listed from the early 70s, his chest measurement was 65" I believe. He was far from his biggest at that point. 71" was probably pretty accurate.

Just look at Andre from behind when he's walking backstage:
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He was beyond gigantic at that point.
Jordan87 said on 28/Apr/17
Melvin Jones,

I think Big SHow's was a 64". Andre may have been around the same, Not Sure as big as a 71". Big Show had a good deal more muscle mass than Andre who was never really all that Muscular. His Size gave him the power the throw guys around, same as Big Show, but Show had alot more Muscle to his frame. ( Andre Did not Work out like the Wrestlers of the 90's and 2000's.)
MelvinJones said on 26/Apr/17
What do you think Andre's real chest measurement was? 71 inches seems difficult to believe.
Gunner said on 24/Apr/17
Ian C said on 22/Apr/17
I wonder if this man had the largest head of any human being during his lifetime.

He certainly did
Logic said on 24/Apr/17
Here is a photo of wrestler Steven Regal (William Regal) standing with Giant Haystacks.

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Steven Regal is probably around 6'2" And Haystacks does not look to be 6" taller than him. In my opinion, he was probably around 6'7" or a tad over at his peak.
Ian C said on 22/Apr/17
I wonder if this man had the largest head of any human being during his lifetime.
62B said on 22/Apr/17
Jordan87 said on 21/Apr/17
@heightcrazyRed6ft,

Of Course Big Show had thicker footwear Than Andre. The WWF during Andre's time waslisting a 6'11" Man at 7'4" was retarded. When Show came to the WWF they had him at 7'2", Now 7'0. Least they are getting better with their Bull****. Ad 6'10 Man Listed at 7'0 is alot better than a 6'11 Man or lets say 7'0, being listed at 7'5".

Andre at 7'4" and later 7'5" was utter Bull****
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Yes, but in all fairness, after seeing both Rik Smits and Andre up close and in person. Personally a 6'11" ,in 1988 Andre, was so much more impressive and the guy you remember, than your "normal" proportioned 7'3" basket ball player. Smits was a super tall guy, a whole foot taller than me. Andre was a true giant in every aspect of the word.
Jordan87 said on 21/Apr/17
@heightcrazyRed6ft,

Of Course Big Show had thicker footwear Than Andre. The WWF during Andre's time waslisting a 6'11" Man at 7'4" was retarded. When Show came to the WWF they had him at 7'2", Now 7'0. Least they are getting better with their Bull****. Ad 6'10 Man Listed at 7'0 is alot better than a 6'11 Man or lets say 7'0, being listed at 7'5".

Andre at 7'4" and later 7'5" was utter Bull****.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 20/Apr/17
Paul Wight the Big Show age 37 in 2-2.5" Cowboyboots was an inch shorter than Shaq age 37 in dressshoes Click Here

Andre the Giant age 37 in 2-2.5" Cowboyboots was the same height as Wilt Chamberlain age 47 in 0.75-1" boots Click Here

Even old Wilt never looked shorter than Shaq who was in big basketball shoes in the most of their pics...






So these wrestling backstage pic comparison only proof that Big Show had a massive footwear advantage over Andre in ring gear.
Jordan87 said on 20/Apr/17
Undertaker Frank,

Correct, and either Way Andre would have the higher shoulder level than Show.
Guanzo said on 19/Apr/17
7'1'' NBA listed players are with shoes without them 6'11.5''
Undertaker Frank said on 19/Apr/17
Jordan, Big Show would have been taller with his Boots with a big sole but both men barefoot would be close
Jordan87 said on 19/Apr/17
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The video is sketchy at best but the Photos at the end of the Video Show Andre and Show next to Mean gene. What Strikes me is the Big Show seems to have a much longer neck in proportion to Andre who seemed to have a higher Shoulder level ( Around WM 3)but much shorter neck.

If they faced off, It would be a bit weird b/c you would have Big Show who would be an inch taller, but Andre who's chest and Shoulders would be higher than the Big Shows.
dicksock said on 18/Apr/17
Danimal: Yes, Big Show may have been 7' at his tallest. But, college listings aren't always reliable. The Rock had 6'4" and 6'5" listings in football. I can pretty much guarantee he was always shorter than 7'1" tops Shaq.
Bruce Prichard said on 17/Apr/17
Andre was genuinely a GIANT. Rumor and innuendo aside that mother-f'er may have been 7'6'. I remember standing next to him many times trying to look him in the face during a conversation and ending up with a sore neck. GIANT.
Danimal said on 17/Apr/17
dicksock said on 15/Apr/17


Where have you seen Hogan tip toeing? Haystacks was easily 3.5" taller than 6'4.5" Pat Roach. Haystacks was around 6'8" at his tallest and Andre was 6'11" at his tallest. By the time Haystacks got to WCW, he was about 6'6.5" and "The Giant" was about 6'11.5" with about 1" of footwear advantage. Andre was never more than 6" taller than 6'5.5" MAX Hogan, and that is a fact. That is before any alleged height loss. Andre was 7' MAX out of bed and 6'11" at night. Game over.

The Giant from 1995-1999 was bare minimum 7'0" barefoot. Imo, he was 7'0.5" (listed as 7'1" in college).
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 15/Apr/17
dicksock said on 15/Apr/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Apr/17


Where have you seen Hogan tip toeing?

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Hogan clearly goes slightly on his tip toes in this ne wm3 pic JT provided, the boots don´t stay in this angle during the match so he gains around a half inch to his normal height in footwear.

I agree Andre was 6´11" evening, but out of bed could´ve been near 7´1".
I lost a full inch from 6´1" to 6ftflat out of bed/evening before disc surgery, so Andre could easy lose up to 2 inches.


Haystacks was not 6´8"evening, he looked 1.5" under 6´8.5" Giant Baba, hope someone puts the match up again, Baba had 3" on peak Hogan
wich makes Haystacks 6´7" with a chance of 6´7.5".

Haystacks looked still 1.5" taller than Hogan in JT´s WCW comparison, so they had pretty much the same heightloss of 0.5-1" from their prime to mid nineties.

For the Haystacks/ Roach comparison
The high camera angle with roach makes the gap look bigger than it actually is, 3 inches maximum.
Halb said on 15/Apr/17
Chaz said on 14/Apr/17
"...you will see Haystacks standing upright,and looking at 6'4.5'' Pat Roach about the only time in the match.he's a forehead taller draw a line? and Hogan was not more than 2cm taller than Roach."
SO Hogan was probably between 6'5" and 6'5½".
dicksock said on 15/Apr/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Apr/17
Chaz said on 14/Apr/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Apr/17
Comparing the two pics by putting Andres face at the same size.
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So Andre's head is at the top of he's hair now? go down 1'' and you may be nere the mark and has I said Both Andre and Hogan have thicker heels in that photo,

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read right and you don´t need to argue, I said putting his face at the same size.
Andres posture is crap and he´s already a couple of inches taller than Haystacks.
It´s not the same camera angle like the Andre Hogan pic, so it´s not 100% comparable

Andre has the lowest footwear facing Haystacks and about 1cm sole facing Hogan who´s tip toeing.

Haystacks looks 6´7"-6´7.5" facing Roach but its a high cam angle... but I would go with this mark.
Haystacks would be max 6´8" flat in his thin boots, Hogan with solid 1" boots and tiptoeing near 6´6.75-6´7"

Hogan was a full inch taller than Hillbilly Jim, so he would have a full inch on Pat Roach barefoot.

Peak Haystacks comes out out same height as peak Undertaker.

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Where have you seen Hogan tip toeing? Haystacks was easily 3.5" taller than 6'4.5" Pat Roach. Haystacks was around 6'8" at his tallest and Andre was 6'11" at his tallest. By the time Haystacks got to WCW, he was about 6'6.5" and "The Giant" was about 6'11.5" with about 1" of footwear advantage. Andre was never more than 6" taller than 6'5.5" MAX Hogan, and that is a fact. That is before any alleged height loss. Andre was 7' MAX out of bed and 6'11" at night. Game over.
aaronious said on 14/Apr/17
those John Tenta comparisons make a very strong case for a 6'6" prime Hogan
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Apr/17
Chaz said on 14/Apr/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Apr/17
Comparing the two pics by putting Andres face at the same size.
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So Andre's head is at the top of he's hair now? go down 1'' and you may be nere the mark and has I said Both Andre and Hogan have thicker heels in that photo,

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read right and you don´t need to argue, I said putting his face at the same size.
Andres posture is crap and he´s already a couple of inches taller than Haystacks.
It´s not the same camera angle like the Andre Hogan pic, so it´s not 100% comparable

Andre has the lowest footwear facing Haystacks and about 1cm sole facing Hogan who´s tip toeing.

Haystacks looks 6´7"-6´7.5" facing Roach but its a high cam angle... but I would go with this mark.
Haystacks would be max 6´8" flat in his thin boots, Hogan with solid 1" boots and tiptoeing near 6´6.75-6´7"

Hogan was a full inch taller than Hillbilly Jim, so he would have a full inch on Pat Roach barefoot.

Peak Haystacks comes out out same height as peak Undertaker.
Chaz said on 14/Apr/17
Click Here pause that at 0:07 secs and you will see Haystacks standing upright,and looking at 6'4.5'' Pat Roach about the only time in the match.he's a forehead taller draw a line? and Hogan was not more than 2cm taller than Roach.
Chaz said on 14/Apr/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Apr/17
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Comparing the two pics by putting Andres face at the same size.

Hogan with bigger boots and noticable tiptoeing is not much under Haystacks.

So Andre's head is at the top of he's hair now? go down 1'' and you may be nere the mark and has I said Both Andre and Hogan have thicker heels in that photo,
realseagal said on 14/Apr/17
Jt you always make comparison pictures where wrestlers are backstage And you cant see their feet, but when it makes andre look Tall it doesnt count?? You And chaz are too biased to take serious, andre was roughly Same height or an inch shorter than wilt, wilt was taller than shaq, big show was shorter than shaq, those are facts.
Chaz said on 13/Apr/17
JT said on 13/Apr/17
Backstage photos or screen caps of Andre can never be trusted Click Here

Chaz said on 11/Apr/17
….There is a much more clear shot of that photo were you can see more,if someone can post it.

Click Here Similar camera angle to the Andre-Hogan staredown Click Here

Thank's JT for posting that.and going by that a old Andre was taller than a Younger Andre next to Okerland,I wonder what is under he's feet?

And it's no good anyone saying about heels with Haystacks in that photo they are just has flat as each others,in the Hogan Andre one they both have thiker heels. if Haystacks lifted he's head up.I can't see anymore than 2-2.5'' between them.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Apr/17
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Comparing the two pics by putting Andres face at the same size.

Hogan with bigger boots and noticable tiptoeing is not much under Haystacks.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Apr/17
Click Here

Comparing the two pics by putting Andres face at the same size.

Hogan with bigger boots and noticable tiptoeing is not much under Haystacks.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Apr/17
JT said on 13/Apr/17
Backstage photos or screen caps of Andre can never be trusted Click Here

Chaz said on 11/Apr/17
….There is a much more clear shot of that photo were you can see more,if someone can post it.

Click Here Similar camera angle to the Andre-Hogan staredown Click Here

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LOL JT´s Andre comparisons can never be trusted

How comes Andre with straight legs has the same shoulderheight as Andre with bend legs...
oh would Haystacks be shorter than you want him????


Your backstage comparison of a straight as hell Andre and a younger slouching as hell Andre does prove whatttt???
Jordan87 said on 13/Apr/17
That Haystacks Pic really does Shed Some Light. I have never seen that Pic But Andre being over 7'0 really doesn't look like it was the case.

Haystacks was Billed at 6'11 but The Big Show had him by Over 4" ( See Video). Big Show looked taller next to Haystacks than Andre did if we use that pic of Andre and Haystacks. Problem is that's the only Pic Available of the two together it would seem. Big Show I believe was 6'11" when Younger, Putting Giant Haystacks around 6'7". Andre if Straightened up would be around 6'10 tops with Haystacks.

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JT said on 13/Apr/17
Backstage photos or screen caps of Andre can never be trusted Click Here

Chaz said on 11/Apr/17
….There is a much more clear shot of that photo were you can see more,if someone can post it.

Click Here Similar camera angle to the Andre-Hogan staredown Click Here
Chaz said on 11/Apr/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 10/Apr/17 What??? Andre is not close to standing straight in this pic and still looking down at Haystacks...


Andre is not looking down at Haystacks,Haystacks has got he's head down looking at the ref.whos pointing up at him,they attacked each other and the ref got in to break them up,and disqualified, them both.

There is a much more clear shot of that photo were you can see more,if someone can post it.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 10/Apr/17
Rob, regarding other giant wrestlers, whats your estimation for:

Giant Silva
Ron Reis
Silo Sam
Giant Baba

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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 10/Apr/17
Dub said on 6/Apr/17
He looks similiar height to a peak Giant Haystacks so he clearly wasn't anywhere near 7 foot Click Here

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What??? Andre is not close to standing straight in this pic and still looking down at Haystacks...

Both past their prime with the same guy Click Here
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 10/Apr/17
IMO Andre and Big Show were the same height in their prime.

7´0.25"-7´0.5" morning, 6´11"-6´11.25" evening

It´s a case closed thing to me, solid 6´11"ers in my book
6'0 said on 6/Apr/17
Rob, what do you think is more likely for Andre? 6'11", or 7'1"?
Editor Rob: I'd say my estimate is still roughly around 7ft, I'd be more surprised with 7ft 1 than 6ft 11, but really wouldn't go with either mark.
Chaz said on 6/Apr/17
Dub said on 6/Apr/17
He looks similiar height to a peak Giant Haystacks so he clearly wasn't anywhere near 7 foot Click Here

You can't really tell from that,the camara is over Haystacks side and he's bigger so nera the camara,like in the Wilt Andre photos.and Andre has he's knees bent.or tho Haystacks has got he's head down looking at the ref.the only thing you can tell for sure is there feet are about the same size,and they both have low heels.

They were both disqualified,for fighting befor the Bell,that is all I can find out about the fight.
Dub said on 6/Apr/17
He looks similiar height to a peak Giant Haystacks so he clearly wasn't anywhere near 7 foot Click Here
62B said on 5/Apr/17
Chaz said on 5/Apr/17
62B said on 4/Apr/17
JT said on 3/Apr/17
Click Here What 7 ft (plus) actually looks like next to 6'5".
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When will you understand, that nobody gives 2 shigoogles about your biased home made pictures?


When are you going to understand Shaq is Taller than Both Andre and Big Show,you can see him younger standing 7'2'' with relaxed posture.in shoes.

And sorry NCL I ment 2.5''and those photos you have posted of Hogan Tenta all have Hogan streching up.with Tenta in relaxed pose,look at the fight Tenta looks slightly taller most of the time,Not by much,I think Hogan was 196cm Tenta 197cm.

And @HeightcrazyRed6ft Andre has not got 6'' on Hogan even if he was 6'6' he would come to just over the tip of Andre's nose,if Andre was 7' he comes up to he's eyes.
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Yes a young Shaq was taller than an old Andre. Young Shaq probably a little over 7' maybe even close to 7'1" barefoot, late 80's Andre 6'10"-6'11" barefoot. A young Hogan would have been a little taller than a young Kobe and a young Andre probably would have been a little shorter than a Young Shaq. JT's pictures are always meant to be deceiving, so I stand by my statement that nobody cares about his pictures anymore.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 5/Apr/17
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Andre still has the lowest footwear, so much closer to 1.5" than 2" between Andre WM3 and 7´0.5" Shaq
NCL said on 5/Apr/17
Chaz said on 5/Apr/17

And sorry NCL I ment 2.5''and those photos you have posted of Hogan Tenta all have Hogan streching up.with Tenta in relaxed pose,look at the fight Tenta looks slightly taller most of the time,Not by much,I think Hogan was 196cm Tenta 197cm

No worries man!
Chaz said on 5/Apr/17
62B said on 4/Apr/17
JT said on 3/Apr/17
Click Here What 7 ft (plus) actually looks like next to 6'5".
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When will you understand, that nobody gives 2 shigoogles about your biased home made pictures?


When are you going to understand Shaq is Taller than Both Andre and Big Show,you can see him younger standing 7'2'' with relaxed posture.in shoes.

And sorry NCL I ment 2.5''and those photos you have posted of Hogan Tenta all have Hogan streching up.with Tenta in relaxed pose,look at the fight Tenta looks slightly taller most of the time,Not by much,I think Hogan was 196cm Tenta 197cm.

And @HeightcrazyRed6ft Andre has not got 6'' on Hogan even if he was 6'6' he would come to just over the tip of Andre's nose,if Andre was 7' he comes up to he's eyes.
Halb said on 5/Apr/17
JT said on 3/Apr/17
Click Here What 7 ft (plus) actually looks like next to 6'5".
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Excellent, ta JT.
Capt. Nobody said on 4/Apr/17
JT said on 3/Apr/17
Click Here What 7 ft (plus) actually looks like next to 6'5".

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These new, flatter shots of Hogan are interesting. I wonder if indeed he may have been wearing some enhancing boots. I thought his boots were always pretty flat but I'm seeing a decent amount of arch in that boot.
Guanzo said on 4/Apr/17
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62B said on 4/Apr/17
JT said on 3/Apr/17
Click Here What 7 ft (plus) actually looks like next to 6'5".
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When will you understand, that nobody gives 2 shigoogles about your biased home made pictures?
JT said on 3/Apr/17
Click Here What 7 ft (plus) actually looks like next to 6'5".
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 3/Apr/17
Rob recently said the lowest he would argue for Hogan is 6´5.5". To me it´s the maximum I would argue.
In JT´s pic Hogan has not only bigger sole than Andre, it´s clear to see Hogan tip toeing a bit.

Hogan therefore has about 2cm advantage over Andre who´s still solid 5 inches taller.

Andre at WM3 had very close to 6" on Hogan both barefoot, so noway under 6´11" flat.
NCL said on 3/Apr/17
Chaz said on 3/Apr/17
Can we stop with this Rubbish about Hogan 6'6.5''in boots,he's no taller than Kamala,and Jim Harris.has said he was only 6'4''.and Hogan is no taller than Harris who's barefoot.he would need to be 3.5'' taller in boots,than Harris,any one see 3.5''?Click Here lol I don't think so. Hogan was 195-6cm and Harris was 193-4cm. they were both billed the same height,6'7''.


Misunderstanding maybe? I was saying possibly pegging Hogan at 6'6.5" in boots and that would make him 2.5" taller than a barefoot 6'4" Jim Harris, not 3.5"

I unfortunately can't seem to find a good staredown between the two but see this video from 2:34 and on: Click Here to be fair I don't think your video or mine has the best angles. The only other I could find is this, look at about 4:54 Click Here

Article saying John Tenta was measured at 6'5.75" during his sumo wrestling days (I think he was billed 6'7" in pro wrestling). Click Here

Several photos of Tenta and Hogan, including some where footwear can be seen

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Other thoughts from other posters on Hogan's height? My point with my last two posts was to do the height chart thing to see how many inches there were between Hogan and Andre
Chaz said on 3/Apr/17
Can we stop with this Rubbish about Hogan 6'6.5''in boots,he's no taller than Kamala,and Jim Harris.has said he was only 6'4''.and Hogan is no taller than Harris who's barefoot.he would need to be 3.5'' taller in boots,than Harris,any one see 3.5''?Click Here lol I don't think so. Hogan was 195-6cm and Harris was 193-4cm. they were both billed the same height,6'7''.
NCL said on 2/Apr/17
Following up on my last post, is this a better angle for Shaq's height in shoes? Click Here
NCL said on 2/Apr/17
JT said on 31/Mar/17
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Nice post I've never seen these before! Good camera angles

Can you or someone photoshop that with my height chart pic? Click Here

I know there's a lot of debate of Hogan's peak height here but the general consensus is 6'5"-6'6" I think. So how about a compromise, and maybe we put Hogan at 6'6.5" in his boots? I'm going to guess his boots give him a maximum of a 1" boost and he's leaning up a bit. So this would put him at a proposed 6'5.5" barefoot peak which I think would be fair if the general consensus is a 6'5"-6'6" peak.

We also got this Shaq pic from the same spot: Click Here


I also came across this great video with Andre the Giant and Mandy Patakin being interviewed about The Princess Bride. Click Here at 3:45 he's asked about his shoe-size and he says "20 I think".

It's amazing to see him compared to Mandy Patakin whom I'm guessing is close to 6' himself. Andre had a really long torso. If you look at the JT pics, his legs aren't actually that much longer than Hogan's. His height was all in his torso and his head.

My personal guess before anyone does any photoshops (anybody feel free!) I think Andre was 7' peak, 6'10" by the time he passed away.

Boss, I'm very intrigued by the height measurement post you put about Andre in Canada. I hope we can find that footage one day. What is your guess for Andre's peak height again?
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 2/Apr/17
Kunoichi said on 1/Apr/17
In my imagination, Andre's height was lower than Wilt's height, so the photographer took Andre in front of him than Wilt and shot they. Tag teams in professional wrestling also often shoot with low wrestlers in front.


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IMO Andre isn´t made closer to the cam, look at their feet. Andre is just much wider and thicker, so he appears closer.
Chaz said on 2/Apr/17
Kunoichi said on 1/Apr/17
In my imagination, Andre's height was lower than Wilt's height, so the photographer took Andre in front of him than Wilt and shot they. Tag teams in professional wrestling also often shoot with low wrestlers in front.

100% right.I have said that for years.
Bruce Prichard said on 2/Apr/17
From someone with a different insight on the subject Andre was just enormous. There's tall and then there's GIANT, Andre falls into the latter category. Did I ever ask Andre how tall he was? No. Did I see him around other tall giants like John Studd, One Man Gang and Earthquake? Often. From my actual experience Andre was easily 7 feet tall and as already mentioned his posture had probably diminished by the time I was last around him in the early 90's. So take it for what it's worth or not worth for that matter, Andre the Giant was not just a gimmick. Anyone else's claim would just be rumour and innuendo.
62B said on 1/Apr/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Mar/17

Andre old and complete broken down was 6´10" in the ring next to Tyler Mane... and he didn´t lay down in a volvo before the match.

Andre at WM3 was still solid 6´11"...
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Exactly my estimate from seeing Andre in person
Kunoichi said on 1/Apr/17
In my imagination, Andre's height was lower than Wilt's height, so the photographer took Andre in front of him than Wilt and shot they. Tag teams in professional wrestling also often shoot with low wrestlers in front.
Halb said on 31/Mar/17
Quake was measured at 198cm at age 22.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Mar/17
Undertaker Frank said on 30/Mar/17
There is no way Andre was taller than Wilt i had seen a picture years ago that i wish i knew what magazine it was of the three of them in street clothes Wilt was clearly taller by about 2 inches and Andre was probably wearing cowboy boots

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yeah, yeah, yeah....
Click Here this is the best we can get, both straight and close enough with a very good camera height.


go find your pic and don´t mention it again until... I´m rid off this fishy story, we have good pics
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Mar/17
Undertaker Frank said on 30/Mar/17
There is no way Andre was taller than Wilt i had seen a picture years ago that i wish i knew what magazine it was of the three of them in street clothes Wilt was clearly taller by about 2 inches and Andre was probably wearing cowboy boots

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yeah, yeah, yeah....
Click Here this is the best we can get, both straight and close enough with a very good camera height.


go find your pic and don´t mention it again until...
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Mar/17
Chaz said on 31/Mar/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft
There is No Andre bashing,from me or JT,just getting at the truth,I have yet to see any evening photos of him in the ring looking over 6'10''.and if you read what I said,I said that that 208cm could of been an Evening height,so would more than likely be 6'11'' out of bed.or are you trying to say a 200kg man is the Same height from morning till night?


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Andre old and complete broken down was 6´10" in the ring next to Tyler Mane... and he didn´t lay down in a volvo before the match.

Andre at WM3 was still solid 6´11"...

After all these years, Basher (Chaz, JT...)
is more a running gag than an offense but based at some true points:

JT´s pic is tilted in Wilts favour, he reduced Andre close to 2" and
says 1" footwear - so near 3" cowboyboots????? Try 2" or just a tad more

Wilts head is stretched over the line about 1cm and Andre posture stays the same???

JT still has to much fishy things going against Andre in his comparisons

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Wilt in 2-2.5cm boots was NOT taller than Andre in Cowboyboots if both stood straight for a measurement.
Either they were the same height or Andre a tad taller... up to 0.25"

So Whatever Wilt measured barefoot at this point, Andre was around 3cm shorter.


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And Chaz, stop just stop that insane laying down makes you noticable taller thing with Wilts measurement...
You´ll have to downgrade a bunch of celebs if Wilt wasn´t standing at least 7´0.5" for the most of the day.


And if you have peak Andre evening at 208cm... you get peak Haystacks evening 197cm....




Typo corrected (Wilt was in 2-2,5cm boots not inches)
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Mar/17
Chaz said on 31/Mar/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft
There is No Andre bashing,from me or JT,just getting at the truth,I have yet to see any evening photos of him in the ring looking over 6'10''.and if you read what I said,I said that that 208cm could of been an Evening height,so would more than likely be 6'11'' out of bed.or are you trying to say a 200kg man is the Same height from morning till night?


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Andre old and complete broken down was 6´10" in the ring next to Tyler Mane... and he didn´t lay down in a volvo before the match.

Andre at WM3 was still solid 6´11"...

After all these years, Basher (Chaz, JT...)
is more a running gag than an offense but based at some true points:

JT´s pic is tilted in Wilts favour, he reduced Andre close to 2" and
says 1" footwear - so near 3" cowboyboots????? Try 2" or just a tad more

Wilts head is stretched over the line about 1cm and Andre posture stays the same???

JT still has to much fishy things going against Andre in his comparisons

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Wilt in 2-2.5" boots was NOT taller than Andre in Cowboyboots if both stood straight for a measurement.
Either they were the same height or Andre a tad taller... up to 0.25"

So Whatever Wilt measured barefoot at this point, Andre was around 3cm shorter.


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And Chaz, stop just stop that insane laying down makes you noticable taller thing with Wilts measurement...
You´ll have to downgrade a bunch of celebs if Wilt wasn´t standing at least 7´0.5" for the most of the day.


And if you have peak Andre evening at 208cm... you get peak Haystacks evening 197cm....
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Mar/17
JT said on 31/Mar/17
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Great find!
IMO it is around 5" difference there and Hogan is not only in bigger footwear, but also on his tip toes.
So the real gap is between 5.5" - 6 inches wich puts Andre around 6´11".

Thats already a past prime Andre who could barely wrestle and had back and knee surgery.
Michael Voorhees said on 31/Mar/17
There's a very old video of Andre back in the mid 1960's on YouTube that I seen where a young Andre say's he's 6'10'1/2. But he could of grew after that, because he was so young at the time. But then again The Big Show said on his WWE DVD that he was 7'0' tall by the time he was 16 years old. And The Big Show didn't get any taller after that. So who knows?
S.J.H said on 31/Mar/17
6'11 true height and 7'4 bill height
Chaz said on 31/Mar/17
Jock said on 30/Mar/17
just seen a video of Andre with John Tenta,
Tenta was in the 6-6 6-7 range and was dwarfed by big A,
I have no doubt he was a 7 footer,

Tenta was measured at 6'5.75'' in Sumo in Japan.
Chaz said on 31/Mar/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 30/Mar/17 If Andre was 6´9.5", Haystacks was max 6´5.5" - You can´t have it both ways.

Seeing your quick response and JT´s next magic Andre shrinking pic after my comparison means I´m right :)

Why else the hasty response of the 6´9.5"-6´10" Andre Bashers...


There is No Andre bashing,from me or JT,just getting at the truth,I have yet to see any evening photos of him in the ring looking over 6'10''.and if you read what I said,I said that that 208cm could of been an Evening height,so would more than likely be 6'11'' out of bed.or are you trying to say a 200kg man is the Same height from morning till night?
JT said on 31/Mar/17
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 30/Mar/17
Chaz said on 28/Mar/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 27/Mar/17
A 6´9.5" Andre would need 10-11cm boots edging Wilt there - impossible

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it's not Imposible.and when are you going to get it,that Wilt was 7.5'' laying down? and Andre is closer to the camara,and for all we know the 6'9.5'' could of been an Evening height.so could of been 1''-1.5'' taller out of bed.like Channa and Greener.



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If Andre was 6´9.5", Haystacks was max 6´5.5" - You can´t have it both ways.

Seeing your quick response and JT´s next magic Andre shrinking pic after my comparison means I´m right :)

Why else the hasty response of the 6´9.5"-6´10" Andre Bashers...
Jordan87 said on 30/Mar/17
JT,

That Pic is how I envisioned it. Maybe his head down a little lower because in the original Pic Wilt is farther then the Perspective you put him at. Wilt would have Andre by around 2" In Similar Footwear.
Undertaker Frank said on 30/Mar/17
There is no way Andre was taller than Wilt i had seen a picture years ago that i wish i knew what magazine it was of the three of them in street clothes Wilt was clearly taller by about 2 inches and Andre was probably wearing cowboy boots
Jordan87 said on 30/Mar/17
Dicksock,

"Andre looks leaner and fitter than Show ever did."

Leaner? Yes. Fitter? Prime for Prime Big Show had ALOT More Muscle Mass than Andre. Again, Big Show lifted Weights and that's my point. Show, while being more Muscular was also Faster and DID Much more in the Ring than Andre ever did.

Look at the Shot from Big Show from WM 2000 and then Show men when Andre was ever More Muscular.

Stop letting your Delusional Lust for Andre cloud your Common Sense.


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Jock said on 30/Mar/17
just seen a video of Andre with John Tenta,
Tenta was in the 6-6 6-7 range and was dwarfed by big A,
I have no doubt he was a 7 footer,
JT said on 30/Mar/17
Not Andre-related but some other wrestling giants:

Click Here The guy next to Khali looks vaguely familiar.
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Click Here That’s Ron Reis and Big Bossman in the background.
62B said on 29/Mar/17
JT said on 28/Mar/17
Click Here Andre in one inch heels; Wilt with his head raised.
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Jt, you have come up with some interesting articles. The problem I have is with your altered photo's. You always have Andre scaled down. In this altered photo you have Andre looking like he would height wise with Wilt like he would have with Rik Smits without Andre wearing cowboy boots. Cut the crap already with your inaccurate biased home made photos. Its old
Guanzo said on 29/Mar/17
Best thread in Celebheights :D
mrtguy said on 28/Mar/17
I bet Andre and Big Show have the handspread of at least 13'' if not more.
Tony. Riggs said on 28/Mar/17
Undertaker and Hulk Hogan you of the best you're the best in my book someday I would like to meet you in person Stay Sugarland I can't make it to wrestling matches like I always used to do maybe one day I'll get to meet you in person
JT said on 28/Mar/17
Click Here Andre in one inch heels; Wilt with his head raised.
Chaz said on 28/Mar/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 27/Mar/17
John said on 26/Mar/17
Rob, has 6'9.5 been ruled out?

Editor Rob: considering he has been photographed with people like Wilt Chamberlain who were measured, I think I'd rule out 6ft 9.5...and Arnie would CERTAINLY rule that out, it would have made him sub 6ft peak!

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Even if Wilt raised his eyeline a bit in this pic he wouldn´t come out taller than Andre.

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Wilt was measured 7´1 1/16" and 7´0.5" years later, Andre in cowboyboots was at least as tall,
if not a tad taller than Wilt in his footwear.

So if we figure out the difference in their footwearheight, we get pretty close to the real gap.

Wilt was in 2-2,5cm footwear and Andre in ~5-5,5cm - so 3cm-3,5cm difference.
Regarding Wilts barefootheight height 214cm-216cm and Andre slightly edging him out,
makes Andre 211-213cm in this pic or between 6´11" and 7´0"



I go with 6´11.25" barefoot Andre in the Wilt pics.




A 6´9.5" Andre would need 10-11cm boots edging Wilt there - impossible


it's not Imposible.and when are you going to get it,that Wilt was 7.5'' laying down? and Andre is closer to the camara,and for all we know the 6'9.5'' could of been an Evening height.so could of been 1''-1.5'' taller out of bed.like Channa and Greener.
Halb said on 28/Mar/17
Nice link JT thanks.
Kunoichi said on 28/Mar/17
Assuming Bill Eadie's height is 186 cm, Andre' s height was 213 cm. Actually Andre was a bit close to the camera so André had a lower height.
As I think, height is a physical event, so I think that we should judge from many images. Without sticking to specific images.

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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 27/Mar/17
John said on 26/Mar/17
Rob, has 6'9.5 been ruled out?

Editor Rob: considering he has been photographed with people like Wilt Chamberlain who were measured, I think I'd rule out 6ft 9.5...and Arnie would CERTAINLY rule that out, it would have made him sub 6ft peak!

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Even if Wilt raised his eyeline a bit in this pic he wouldn´t come out taller than Andre.

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Wilt was measured 7´1 1/16" and 7´0.5" years later, Andre in cowboyboots was at least as tall,
if not a tad taller than Wilt in his footwear.

So if we figure out the difference in their footwearheight, we get pretty close to the real gap.

Wilt was in 2-2,5cm footwear and Andre in ~5-5,5cm - so 3cm-3,5cm difference.
Regarding Wilts barefootheight height 214cm-216cm and Andre slightly edging him out,
makes Andre 211-213cm in this pic or between 6´11" and 7´0"



I go with 6´11.25" barefoot Andre in the Wilt pics.




A 6´9.5" Andre would need 10-11cm boots edging Wilt there - impossible
JT said on 27/Mar/17
Jim Cornette's take on the larger wrestlers Click Here Not that he's an expert on height or weight though.
Danimal said on 27/Mar/17
Ryan11 said on 25/Mar/17
It's quite ignorant and really just stupid for people posting on here as some self imposed experts about Andre that you all argue his feet stopped growing or they were never that big, and worse that a measurement or size from 1980 is some kind of proof. Andre had gigantism, his head, hands and feet never stopped growing and at an accelerated rate right up to his death, what is it about this scientifically proven fact that you don't understand or comprehend? This also is why a weight of 520lbs from 1985 is useless to say how heavy he really got. I can see him easily haven been over 600lbs at times, and that it fluctuated 50-80 lbs at times. As for height, he was over 7' easily before starting to hunch over.

Highest reported weight was 565 pounds. It's possible that he was a little over 7'0" before height loss started kicking in.
John said on 26/Mar/17
Rob, has 6'9.5 been ruled out?
Editor Rob: considering he has been photographed with people like Wilt Chamberlain who were measured, I think I'd rule out 6ft 9.5...and Arnie would CERTAINLY rule that out, it would have made him sub 6ft peak!
Halb said on 26/Mar/17
Indeed :D
62B said on 26/Mar/17
Dan Chernau said on 25/Mar/17
There's so much nonsense going on here that I'm ready to send everyone to banned camp. Keep this bickering to pm or go elsewhere. Andre was 7'1 to 7'2, I think we can all agree on that. Anything less than that is just bullspit and horsepucky, innit?

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I think you are guessing high.
Ryan11 said on 25/Mar/17
It's quite ignorant and really just stupid for people posting on here as some self imposed experts about Andre that you all argue his feet stopped growing or they were never that big, and worse that a measurement or size from 1980 is some kind of proof. Andre had gigantism, his head, hands and feet never stopped growing and at an accelerated rate right up to his death, what is it about this scientifically proven fact that you don't understand or comprehend? This also is why a weight of 520lbs from 1985 is useless to say how heavy he really got. I can see him easily haven been over 600lbs at times, and that it fluctuated 50-80 lbs at times. As for height, he was over 7' easily before starting to hunch over.
Dan Chernau said on 25/Mar/17
There's so much nonsense going on here that I'm ready to send everyone to banned camp. Keep this bickering to pm or go elsewhere. Andre was 7'1 to 7'2, I think we can all agree on that. Anything less than that is just bullspit and horsepucky, innit?
Boss said on 25/Mar/17
@dicksock and @ Chaz

I've been a little stressed latley and should be able to take critisim. I don't like being spoke down to though and never did. Sorry for the rude comments cause it's not my style to be rude. I think Everyone deserves respect here and are entitled to their opinions and I respect that. Again my bad and my apologies. Keep up the good work. We all brought this page to where it is today.
Boss said on 25/Mar/17
dicksock said on 24/Mar/17
Boss said on 23/Mar/17
@dicksock. Your name says it all. I don't know how Rob would let someone use such a disgusting, filthy user name on his site. That's a good message to send to younger people that might read this. You should be made to change it or be blocked. It shows your immaturity so how could anyone really take you serious.

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Funny how I've been posting here for nearly 10 years, and you've never had a problem with my name. Only when I definitively prove you wrong do you resort to name calling and begging Rob to ban me. You are pretty pathetic, and nobody should take anything you say seriously. You are just another weak-minded, stubborn dude who can't handle being proven wrong. And just like Andre's maximum shoe size, that has been proven for a fact.


You proved nothing. Quite frankly I been getting sick of the attitude on this site and not just from you . Your name is gross but it's not my site. You hide behind your keyboard coward.
62B said on 25/Mar/17
@Boss. Look man, I agree a peak Andre was 7' or very close to it. From what I saw in person no way he was ever over it. He wasn't the tallest person I have ever seen, but for sure the over all largest. Rik Smits was for sure taller, so much that I can say with out a doubt that Andre was never close to him peak height. I can say that Andre, however, Is the guy you remember. Smits overall was ordinary compared to Andre.
Boss said on 24/Mar/17
Chaz said on 24/Mar/17
Boss said on 23/Mar/17
@dicksock. Your name says it all. I don't know how Rob would let someone use such a disgusting, filthy user name on his site. That's a good message to send to younger people that might read this. You should be made to change it or be blocked. It shows your immaturity so how could anyone really take you serious.

It's no good being rude because you have lost the argument,and what does your Name tell us Boss? dicksock has been one of the most consistent posters on this site,saying Andre was 6'11-7' no one in there right mind thinks he was 7'1.5'' only you.and he's feet look the same size has Giant Haystacks in 1980.no way did they grown any 5-8 size after that.if Andre said they were a size 20 you can forget anything else.


Chaz you think Haystacks was 6'8.5" and you just repeat whatever JT says. You're lucky you can even spell your user name. Enough said. Anyone who thinks we're ever gonna come to a agreement here are so wrong. I think Andre was 2.14m and so does the majority of the voters here because that's what the facts show. Andre could have measured the 7'1" in Jody Hamilton's story in morning or maybe he was in wrestling boots but either way it's the best Andre measurement story we got. At least I use fact with my estimates and back it up with links.
62B said on 24/Mar/17
Chaz said on 24/Mar/17
It's no good being rude because you have lost the argument,and what does your Name tell us Boss? dicksock has been one of the most consistent posters on this site,saying Andre was 6'11-7' no one in there right mind thinks he was 7'1.5'' only you.and he's feet look the same size has Giant Haystacks in 1980.no way did they grown any 5-8 size after that.if Andre said they were a size 20 you can forget anything else.
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dicksock said on 24/Mar/17
Boss said on 23/Mar/17
@dicksock. Your name says it all. I don't know how Rob would let someone use such a disgusting, filthy user name on his site. That's a good message to send to younger people that might read this. You should be made to change it or be blocked. It shows your immaturity so how could anyone really take you serious.

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Funny how I've been posting here for nearly 10 years, and you've never had a problem with my name. Only when I definitively prove you wrong do you resort to name calling and begging Rob to ban me. You are pretty pathetic, and nobody should take anything you say seriously. You are just another weak-minded, stubborn dude who can't handle being proven wrong. And just like Andre's maximum shoe size, that has been proven for a fact.
JT said on 24/Mar/17
With that camera angle, those supposed size 28 cowboy boots of Andre probably measure around 16 inches long, not 15.5”. When Shaq wore a size 22, his shoe reportedly measured 16 inches long. He now wears a size 23 after a foot injury.

Click Here There’s no way those are size 28 cowboy boots. Again poster Chris obtained a cut-out of Andre’s foot which measures around 13 inches long (equivalent of size 17) and would probably fit pretty well in those cowboy boots. If the boot is labeled size 28, it was done for effect. Andre's foot length may have increased a bit as he aged (like most everyone) but they undoubtedly got wider due to his obesity, acromegaly and fluid build-up from congestive heart failure.
Iconjj said on 24/Mar/17
My apologies Boss.....
Chaz said on 24/Mar/17
Boss said on 23/Mar/17
@dicksock. Your name says it all. I don't know how Rob would let someone use such a disgusting, filthy user name on his site. That's a good message to send to younger people that might read this. You should be made to change it or be blocked. It shows your immaturity so how could anyone really take you serious.

It's no good being rude because you have lost the argument,and what does your Name tell us Boss? dicksock has been one of the most consistent posters on this site,saying Andre was 6'11-7' no one in there right mind thinks he was 7'1.5'' only you.and he's feet look the same size has Giant Haystacks in 1980.no way did they grown any 5-8 size after that.if Andre said they were a size 20 you can forget anything else.
Boss said on 23/Mar/17
@dicksock. Your name says it all. I don't know how Rob would let someone use such a disgusting, filthy user name on his site. That's a good message to send to younger people that might read this. You should be made to change it or be blocked. It shows your immaturity so how could anyone really take you serious.
Boss said on 23/Mar/17
@dicksock. You are wrong as usual. You can't admit when you are clearly wrong.
You are trying to put words in my mouth and have everyone here except your word for fact on your questionable reasoning. I never said his feet are for sure these sizes but Andre's boots are certainly out there in many different sizes. So we should take your word for it and ignore "actual" pairs of his boots. You only make sense to yourself. The majority of people here believe Andre was 2.14m as shown by the average Guess here and that makes you wrong again. Why don't you post another youtube video cause that's all you have ever brought here and of course your ignorant attitude.
Guanzo said on 23/Mar/17
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dicksock said on 22/Mar/17
Boss: You backed up nothing with any logic or reason. You just keep posting these links to boots that we know are not accurate. I am NOT speculating. I just repeating what Andre himself said. Obviously if Andre said he wore a 20, 22, and 24 in different interviews, he never was above 20. His feet were not getting longer past the mid 80s and he said he wore a size 20 in 1988, less than 5 years before his death. If he wore a size 20 shoe in 1988, he never wore anything bigger than that. You don't wear bigger size cowboy boots than regular dress shoes. You can keep arguing this until you're blue in the face, but anybody with any common sense can look at the facts and tell I'm right. At the end of his life, he claimed to wear a size 20. There was no more growing taking place.
Boss said on 22/Mar/17
Iconjj said on 21/Mar/17
Boss, hate to correct you there but Andre wore cowboy boots at least up to 1986. There are promotional photos floating around for the Wrestlemania 2 battle royal and Andre had his boots on most likely because Too Tall Jones was there too. Can't say for sure he wore them any other time.

I actually never said when he stopped wearing cowboy boots that was dicksock who said he stopped wearing in 1984.
Boss said on 22/Mar/17
dicksock said on 21/Mar/17
Boss: You have no way of knowing if those cowboy boots you post are even legit. Obviously they are not. I'll say it again: Andre claimed to wear size 20 cowboy boots just before he turned 38. He obviously didn't wear anything above that. As Chaz would say, all of these size 24 or 28 boots are just rubbish. I don't know why this is hard for you to understand. In the late 70s, he claimed to wear a size 22 wrestling boot, yet I've seen pictures online that claim size 26. Obviously, Andre wasn't going to understate the size of his feet. So we DO know for sure Andre didn't wear over a size 20 cowboy boot and his hands and feet didn't get any bigger than they were in 1984. Again, it's okay to admit you're wrong about something.

Again I posted and backed up everything I said. You are just speculating and you could very well be right as he said size 20 and I'm okay with that but he also claimed other sizes. There are all different sized boots of Andre in museums and some for sale ranging from sizes 24, 26 and 28 and that's a fact.
Also André was a pituitary giant in adolescents and became acromegalic in adulthood. Acromegaly is an adult disease.
Chaz said on 22/Mar/17
they make these Hand made large shoe/boot size up,what they do it put the shoe or boot in the sizer and say it's that size,my foot is 11.25''long I take a UK size 11,my work boots are 12.5'' long. going by that useing the UK barlycorn = 1/3 per size I would be about size 14 1/2 UK 15 1/2 US size,they did the same thing with Robet Wadlow,they said he took a size 37AA that was because they say they were 18.5''inch long,and that got mixed up with he's feet,being 18.5'' long,he's shoe size were a size 27-28.
Iconjj said on 21/Mar/17
Boss, hate to correct you there but Andre wore cowboy boots at least up to 1986. There are promotional photos floating around for the Wrestlemania 2 battle royal and Andre had his boots on most likely because Too Tall Jones was there too. Can't say for sure he wore them any other time.
dicksock said on 21/Mar/17
Boss: You have no way of knowing if those cowboy boots you post are even legit. Obviously they are not. I'll say it again: Andre claimed to wear size 20 cowboy boots just before he turned 38. He obviously didn't wear anything above that. As Chaz would say, all of these size 24 or 28 boots are just rubbish. I don't know why this is hard for you to understand. In the late 70s, he claimed to wear a size 22 wrestling boot, yet I've seen pictures online that claim size 26. Obviously, Andre wasn't going to understate the size of his feet. So we DO know for sure Andre didn't wear over a size 20 cowboy boot and his hands and feet didn't get any bigger than they were in 1984. Again, it's okay to admit you're wrong about something.
mrtguy said on 21/Mar/17
Boss, Remember Andre was an ACROMEGALIC giant, he did not grow much upwards like Kosen or Wadlow did who happened to have just pituitary gigantism or hyperplasia. But the point is Andre, Big Show and Khali even for that matter had Acromegaly. Gigantism is when your body produces too much hormones that it causes your body to grow in length more in width and Acromegaly causes your head to elongate faster making it more long and body grow wider ,thicker, enlarged organs and etc.. but yeah Andre's feet were HUGE but I doubt it was over size 20. If it was at least 20 or more it would look similar to Kosens feet Click Here
Boss said on 21/Mar/17
Andre foot was at least a size 20 but there are a few different sized boots of Andre floating around in size 24, 26 and 28. So we'll never know for sure.
Boss said on 21/Mar/17
Here are a pair of Andre's wrestling boots at size 26.
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Boss said on 21/Mar/17
Here are the size 24 cowboy boots the other ones are size 28.
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Boss said on 21/Mar/17
dicksock said on 20/Mar/17
Boss said on 19/Mar/17
dicksock said on 19/Mar/17
Boss said on 17/Mar/17
Andre gave his shoe size as 20 on the today show. He was wearing shoes. His cowboy boots were probably made bigger because of the enormus size of his foot.
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You are wrong for a fact. Andre wore cowboy boots on David Letterman in 1984 and said they were size 20. So we know for a fact his cowboy boots were not ever above a size 20. That's one of the most popular Andre videos on the internet, so I'm surprised an expert such as yourself was unaware of this fact.



I've seen the Letterman clip and every other one many times. Andre's feet were continually growing for starters. Here they are for sale at over $1000 at size 24. I back up all my posts with fact. More than I can say for most here.

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That is absurd. His feet were not getting any longer. Why can't some guys just admit when they are wrong? He didn't even wear cowboy boots after 1984 anyway. The idea that you think his feet would have grown 4 sizes into his late 30s/early 40s is absolutely ridiculous. But as I said, he didn't even wear cowboy boots after 1984, so size 20 would be the biggest size he wore. And as far as normal shoes, he claimed to wear a size 20 in 1988. Also, it's not like people need a bigger size for cowboy boots then they do for their regular shoes. Often times, people actually wear a little smaller size for cowboy boots.


I posted a pair of Andre's size 24 for sale on the wrestling auction site so what are you talking about. You can buy them if you like and they are over a $1000 and guaranteed authentic. All you ever do is post youtube videos. Andre's height is at 7' here and the average Guess for people on here is 2.14m.
Halb said on 21/Mar/17
The memorabilia website also lists André as 7'4.

I wouldn't be surprised if Kris has size 17, my brother has size 14/15 and he is not as tall.
JT said on 20/Mar/17
Boss said on 19/Mar/17
….Here they are for sale at over $1000 at size 24. I back up all my posts with fact. More than I can say for most here.

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The website indicates they are size 28, not 24. Regardless, both sizes are ridiculous for Andre and there’s zero evidence those were ever Andre’s. That boot measures around 15.5” long. I wear a size 15 Hush Puppies shoe that is around 13.75” long. Click Here I don’t have cowboy boots to compare but if that’s really Andre’s boot, the size can’t be all that much larger than size 15 considering that Andre’s (or anyone’s) foot can’t extend into the toe area given the pointy design.

If Andre wore 24 or 26 or 28 boots, it’s so he could pack in as many Dr. Scholl’s inserts as Vince could buy.
dicksock said on 20/Mar/17
Boss said on 19/Mar/17
dicksock said on 19/Mar/17
Boss said on 17/Mar/17
Andre gave his shoe size as 20 on the today show. He was wearing shoes. His cowboy boots were probably made bigger because of the enormus size of his foot.
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You are wrong for a fact. Andre wore cowboy boots on David Letterman in 1984 and said they were size 20. So we know for a fact his cowboy boots were not ever above a size 20. That's one of the most popular Andre videos on the internet, so I'm surprised an expert such as yourself was unaware of this fact.



I've seen the Letterman clip and every other one many times. Andre's feet were continually growing for starters. Here they are for sale at over $1000 at size 24. I back up all my posts with fact. More than I can say for most here.

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That is absurd. His feet were not getting any longer. Why can't some guys just admit when they are wrong? He didn't even wear cowboy boots after 1984 anyway. The idea that you think his feet would have grown 4 sizes into his late 30s/early 40s is absolutely ridiculous. But as I said, he didn't even wear cowboy boots after 1984, so size 20 would be the biggest size he wore. And as far as normal shoes, he claimed to wear a size 20 in 1988. Also, it's not like people need a bigger size for cowboy boots then they do for their regular shoes. Often times, people actually wear a little smaller size for cowboy boots.
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mrtguy said on 20/Mar/17
To everyone, it's more so common for big men to claim their shoe size to high extent to be like giant among other men. Kristian Nairn whom Rob met claims his shoe size are 17 which I doubt, although like Andre and Big Show he does have a very wide feet but smaller. Click Here Click Here
dicksock said on 19/Mar/17
Here is Jim Cornette comparing Big Show and Andre for nearly 10 minutes:
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He referred to Andre as being "7' or nearly that" in his prime. What a shock...
RP said on 19/Mar/17
Barefoot Ed Jones was 6'8.5" to a weak 6'9"! Not 6'10"'!
Boss said on 19/Mar/17
dicksock said on 19/Mar/17
Boss said on 17/Mar/17
Andre gave his shoe size as 20 on the today show. He was wearing shoes. His cowboy boots were probably made bigger because of the enormus size of his foot.
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You are wrong for a fact. Andre wore cowboy boots on David Letterman in 1984 and said they were size 20. So we know for a fact his cowboy boots were not ever above a size 20. That's one of the most popular Andre videos on the internet, so I'm surprised an expert such as yourself was unaware of this fact.



I've seen the Letterman clip and every other one many times. Andre's feet were continually growing for starters. Here they are for sale at over $1000 at size 24. I back up all my posts with fact. More than I can say for most here.

Click Here
dicksock said on 19/Mar/17
Boss said on 17/Mar/17
Andre gave his shoe size as 20 on the today show. He was wearing shoes. His cowboy boots were probably made bigger because of the enormus size of his foot.
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You are wrong for a fact. Andre wore cowboy boots on David Letterman in 1984 and said they were size 20. So we know for a fact his cowboy boots were not ever above a size 20. That's one of the most popular Andre videos on the internet, so I'm surprised an expert such as yourself was unaware of this fact.
Halb said on 18/Mar/17
Big Show had already blimped by '99. He looked very lean and athletic as The Giant in '95. I doubt there's much in the leanness between peak fitness André and Wight. We do have lost of tape of Wight looking amazing though and performing crazy moves for a 7 foot normally proportioned man.
Boss said on 18/Mar/17
Here from 1997. Funny you guys will argue this from Meltzer but swear by his Andre estimate.
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Here at 17:45 mark Reese clearly states that Wight wore lifts in his boots but Reese would be taller barefoot.
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Andre was taller than Big Show peak barefoot. You would have to do comparisons of Andre in cowboy boots to equal Big Show in boots with lifts plus the chunky heels on his boots. Big Show had better posture and was always trying to look as tall as he could. Andre was always relaxed with head titled down.
dicksock said on 17/Mar/17
Jordan87 said on 16/Mar/17
Dicksock,

Soon as Dan Chernau is done spamming emails for his wrestling Mod Crap he may possibly challenge you to a fight. See he seems to have sensual feelings for Andre and don't dare say Andre is under the 7'0 Mark. You may send poor elderly dan into into a diabetic coma!!!

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I think I can speak for everyone on this page when I tell you to stop messing with that guy. It's not funny. It's just disrespectful and mean. Also, your opinions on Andre and Hulk are a bit misguided. Big Show was not a better athlete or in better shape than Andre when Andre was in his prime. In Andre's time, wrestlers were not expected to do lots of moves. Andre was trained in the mid-60s and Wight was train in the mid 90s; big difference. I'm certain you've never met Hogan or Andre, so you are in no position to judge them. Nobody should be judged on their worst moments. We've all said and done things that we regret.

Here is Andre in his early to mid 20s (about the same age Wight was when he started wrestling):
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Andre looks leaner and fitter than Show ever did.

Here's Andre in the late 70s (early 30s):
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He looks to have less body fat than Big Show had in the late 90s. Big Show was 27 in 1999.
Boss said on 17/Mar/17
Steve said on 14/Mar/17
If watch Wrestlemania 2 Battle Royal at from 5m 36 mark you see Andre walk past Ed 'Too Tall' Jones who was 6'10. Andre was in front of Ed, and he appeared roughly the same height. Andre couldn't have been more than 6'11 in 1986 before his back surgery. The link is here:

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Andre was taller by a few inches than Ed Too Tall Jones.

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Boss said on 17/Mar/17
Andre gave his shoe size as 20 on the today show. He was wearing shoes. His cowboy boots were probably made bigger because of the enormus size of his foot.
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Dan Chernau said on 16/Mar/17
Jordan87 no reason to make fun of me for my age. I'm getting on in years and pick fights with people to compensate for my lack of self confidence. I wanted to be an actor so bad but all I ever got were a few Extra parts and a few roles in Richard O'Sullivan movies and those were straight to home video. Literally. He films them with a Sony VHS home video camera. You know he has to deliver pizzas to make ends​ meet? And pimp his mom out. Anyway I need to go ban somebody for making me look bad but I got the last laugh, I found his profile on Facebook and then found a picture of his mom and bukaked my monitor.
mrtguy said on 16/Mar/17
HeightcrazyRed6ft, wow your right, when he just put his foot on the table he indeed say he wears size 17 feet, but their extremely wide though.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 16/Mar/17
mrtguy said on 16/Mar/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft, I really want to see the link you posted on March 2nd please

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March12, its still there - you can´t see it??

Here it is again


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mrtguy said on 16/Mar/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft, I really want to see the link you posted on March 2nd please
Jordan87 said on 16/Mar/17
Dicksock,

Soon as Dan Chernau is done spamming emails for his wrestling Mod Crap he may possibly challenge you to a fight. See he seems to have sensual feelings for Andre and don't dare say Andre is under the 7'0 Mark. You may send poor elderly dan into into a diabetic coma!!!
Halb said on 16/Mar/17
Size 17 (US) is not large for a 7 foot bloke.
JT said on 16/Mar/17
Andre and Chief Jay Strongbow, who was around Bruno’s height. Click Here

Click Here Andre was never any taller next to Vince in wrestling gear so I’m probably being generous to him here. Both are similarly proportioned and with probably comparable boot sizes.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 15/Mar/17
mrtguy said on 15/Mar/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Mar/17

If Big Show claimed size 17 you got to show it without it no one's going to believe you


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I did @march 12 ...
Jordan87 said on 15/Mar/17
Dan Chernua,

I don't need glasses however I'm sure at your advanced age you likely have your share of Specs though.

Just stick to your mods for wrestling classic and spamming peoples email addresses. I am tired of washing you up here ( You are old and washed up already), its clear you didn't need it but I enjoyed it, I'm not gonna lie ;)
mrtguy said on 15/Mar/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft, as always as you rebuttal, why don't you show a video or send a link of Big Show claiming size 17?? then I or even the majority of the people would believe you, but instead of saying Big Show claimed 17 without evidence just words don't prove or show anything but if you think that's Big Show's real size than you maybe WRONG and my opinion.
mrtguy said on 15/Mar/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Mar/17
Big Show has space for big BIG lifts if he wears 22 eeeeeemylaughingass :)

Again, Big Show claimed Size 17 on TV in 2002, his hands and face didn´t get bigger so his feet didn´t get bigger since 2002 to.

End of kayfabe shoesize please

Big Show claimed 17 on TV, so he has 17 in reality




If Big Show claimed size 17 you got to show it without it no one's going to believe you
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Mar/17
Big Show has space for big BIG lifts if he wears 22 eeeeeemylaughingass :)

Again, Big Show claimed Size 17 on TV in 2002, his hands and face didn´t get bigger so his feet didn´t get bigger since 2002 to.

End of kayfabe shoesize please

Big Show claimed 17 on TV, so he has 17 in reality
Kunoichi said on 14/Mar/17
In my view
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dicksock said on 14/Mar/17
Dan Chernau said on 13/Mar/17
Sally87 here is 5'7 Mike Graham with Andre. If ya don't see around 18 inches difference I'll mail you a pair of glasses to go with your braces and head gearClick Here

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I would say there was closer to 16" between them. You have Andre's head, which was about 12" and what looks like about a 4" gap from the top of Grahams head to the bottom of Andre's chin. Assuming Graham was 5'7", Andre looked about 6'11" there in his prime. This is what he always looked. Unlike like many posters, I don't think he lost any height until the late 80s. He looked as tall as ever in 1985/1986. He was a solid 6'11" guy up until around 1987 and then probably dipped down a little under 6'11"; maybe 6'10.5"-6'11" in the late 80s.

Here is Andre in 1974 with 6'1"/6'2" listed Frank Valois when Frank was past his prime:
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Andre looked about 9" taller there. If he improved his posture, he would have had maybe 10" on him. Frank was likely not at his peak height at that point either. We also don't know the footwear situation.

Here is Andre in 1982 with 6'2" Tony Atlas:
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Again, we can clearly see that Andre had about 9" on 6'2" Tony Atlas (pause at 3:25 for the best shot). They had equal footwear and this was likely taped during the day.

Andre was about 6'11" in his prime and around 7'1" in his cowboy boots.
Steve said on 14/Mar/17
If watch Wrestlemania 2 Battle Royal at from 5m 36 mark you see Andre walk past Ed 'Too Tall' Jones who was 6'10. Andre was in front of Ed, and he appeared roughly the same height. Andre couldn't have been more than 6'11 in 1986 before his back surgery. The link is here:

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Also at the end you can see Chet Coppock with Andre briefly in the ring, and again Andre looks around 4 - 5 inches taller.
Dan Chernau said on 13/Mar/17
Sally87 here is 5'7 Mike Graham with Andre. If ya don't see around 18 inches difference I'll mail you a pair of glasses to go with your braces and head gearClick Here
mrtguy said on 13/Mar/17
@ROELC It is Paul Wight's real account look how much fans and views he has, just because it's not verified (or he doesn't want it verified) it doesn't mean it's not his account, by the way if he says it's 22 1/2 6EEEEEE that means it's kayfabe thing If you know what I mean. His account is also linked to his instagram, and etc... Click Here
mrtguy said on 13/Mar/17
It is Paul Wight's real account look how much fans and views he has, just because it's not verified (or he doesn't want it verified) it doesn't mean it's not his account, by the way if he says it's 22 1/2 6EEEEEE that means it's kayfabe thing If you know what I mean. His account is also linked to his instagram, and etc... Click Here
Chaz said on 13/Mar/17
mrtguy said on 12/Mar/17
RoelC, Big Show said his shoe sizes are apparently size 22 1/2 6EEEEEE NOT 18 and the order was wrong. He has some really gigantic feet.

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If that is the case,we can forget anything Todd claimed about Andre's feet being larger than Big Show's,as we know Andre's said they were size 20.so the rest of he's claims can be taken with a pinch or salt.
62B said on 13/Mar/17
Chaz said on 11/Mar/17
62B said on 10/Mar/17 Why would it be a slam dunk? reality is that Coppock's opinion is no more reliable than Todd's, or mine for that matter. I am a tall guy and was just as close to Andre as either of them.

Opinion? what when he was told to not stand too close to the Wrestlers.so the the public would not see they are much shorter? I think that is not just a slam dunk.but a nail in the 7' Andre coffin.
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That's because Coppock said what you wanted to hear. Todd also said as much that an older Andre was not 7', but that a younger Andre was. Obviously Coppock wasn't told to not stand to close Andre, otherwise there would not be a picture of him raising Andres hand. And yes, unless Coppock got out a tape measure he is just guessing at Andre's height. A late 80's Andre was between 6'10" and 6'11".
Jordan87 said on 13/Mar/17
Boss,

Don't worry about what I'm doing here. I have many posts and many pics on other pages here.

I know I know I insulted you when i said Andre wasn't 7'0 but 6'11, I should have took it easy in you way back. Just hug your Andre figures and keep it moving.

And Dan Chernau,

Sally ? Really ? Airplane was a good movie but Christ sake. I'm 26 years old , I'm not traveling half way around the world to fight a senior. Again buddy stop hulking out in front of the computer, and stick to your forums.
RoelC said on 13/Mar/17
mrtguy said on 12/Mar/17
RoelC, Big Show said his shoe sizes are apparently size 22 1/2 6EEEEEE NOT 18 and the order was wrong. He has some really gigantic feet.

That's not an official Facebook page. On his Twitter-account (which has been verified to be authentic) where this picture was also posted, Big Show made no mention of the order being wrong.

Big Show had a size 18 shoe when he was playing basketball at Wichita State University and IIRC even in the WWE his footwear has been described as a size 18. Nowadays they claim he wears a size 22.

Big Show has huge feet, but a size 18 is pretty huge!
JT said on 12/Mar/17
Halb said on 11/Mar/17
Nice pic with Coppock and André. JT what do you estimate the diff at?
Strength. I recall an interview with one wrestler who recollects that André's pressing strength wasn't exceptional, but his pulling strength was.

I’d say at least 4 inches even though Coppock said around 3 inches. Coppock does not look 6’6” next to Gene Click Here or Nikolai Volkoff Click Here When I was around 6’3” in the mid-1980s I stood next to Volkoff backstage at the old LA Sports Arena and was taller wearing Sperry Topsiders, which don’t have a very big heel. Volkoff was in street clothes and had already wrestled. Volkoff did have pretty good size heels on his wrestling boots for WM2 though. Maybe Coppock was ~6’5.5” and rounded up to 6’6”, which is fair.

This is about the tallest Andre stood in the ring at WM2 where I could get a decent screen cap Click Here

Superstar Billy Graham is the one who said Andre had great pulling strength but not pushing strength.

mrtguy said on 12/Mar/17
RoelC, Big Show said his shoe sizes are apparently size 22 1/2 6EEEEEE NOT 18 and the order was wrong. He has some really gigantic feet.
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Click Here Shaq claims a size 23 so Big Show’s aren’t anywhere near size 22. He had a size 18 shoe in college; it may be a little larger now since the shoe size often goes up a bit as one ages but it's not close to 22.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 12/Mar/17
mrtguy said on 12/Mar/17
RoelC, Big Show said his shoe sizes are apparently size 22 1/2 6EEEEEE NOT 18 and the order was wrong
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Sorry, no offense to you, but thats BS, BIG BS.
Here Big Show claims Size 17 on TV, around 2:45min


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Chaz said on 12/Mar/17
mrtguy said on 11/Mar/17What do you mean his hands could get thinner?? you do know either way that it's impossible to get thinner hands,

do you not understand the IGF1 makes the fingers and back of the hands hold water,we are not talking about bones or length,but soft tissue blote,have you not heard of people having there hands swell up with water retention? and have to have their rings cut off,or can't get them on any more? why do you think bodybuilders take all these growth hormones? even they get thinker fingers and wider feet in some cases,but if you stop the drugs or in Andre's case treat the condition that is making he's body over produce the IGF1,and other HGHs with surgery,or drugs like Pegvisomant,or in Greener's case Rodiotherapy,that blote in the soft tissues can be reduced,so the hands and feet can get thiner.COMPREENDO ?
mrtguy said on 12/Mar/17
RoelC, Big Show said his shoe sizes are apparently size 22 1/2 6EEEEEE NOT 18 and the order was wrong. He has some really gigantic feet.

Click Here
Halb said on 11/Mar/17
Nice pic with Coppock and André. JT what do you estimate the diff at?

Strength. I recall an interview with one wrestler who recollects that André's pressing strength wasn't exceptional, but his pulling strength was.
Chaz said on 11/Mar/17
62B said on 10/Mar/17 Why would it be a slam dunk? reality is that Coppock's opinion is no more reliable than Todd's, or mine for that matter. I am a tall guy and was just as close to Andre as either of them.

Opinion? what when he was told to not stand too close to the Wrestlers.so the the public would not see they are much shorter? I think that is not just a slam dunk.but a nail in the 7' Andre coffin.
James B said on 11/Mar/17
Andre was heavier built than big show for sure
Boss said on 11/Mar/17
Jordan87 said on 9/Mar/17
Dan Chernau.

You crack me up old Fellow. Your the one who is obviously trying to play tough guy. You really must have a Love affair with Andre if you are willing to fight people over height disagreements. And I am quite glad I have gotten you this upset over it where you are making threats over the internet. Thanks for letting me know your anger and frustration , I'll have a cigar to that later ;)


@Jordan87. The fact you get any satisfaction from other people's hardships says alot about your character. You come on here provide no proof and just troll people. Picking on an older gentleman and referring to his age is just cowardly. Your opinion will never be worth squat here. So either put up or shut up. Don shared a good Andre story and you troll him because it doesn't go with what you think. I've contributed more to this page than you ever will so show people respect here whether you agree with them or not.
mrtguy said on 11/Mar/17
Chaz said on 10/Mar/17

they don't get longer.they get wider from the water blote,from the HGH and IGF1 and he was in a right old state by the mid to late 1980s,and they look like the type he started to use then ,if he had been treated those thick feet and hands would have got thiner,that is what hapend to Chris Greener,he's ring size went down many sizes.and he's feet width did to.



What do you mean his hands could get thinner?? you do know either way that it's impossible to get thinner hands even for Big Show since the inside of their hands has the bones density which is TWICE THICKER not just compared to average men but Everyone (the only exception is Jeff Dabe). Like most construction workers, electricians and labourers you see most of them have thick sausage like hands from the outside from all the excessive outdoor work and repair but it is possible for them to make it thinner. But Andre and Big Show hands became unconditionally gigantic, thickest, biggest and widest beast looking all from the condition so I kinda the get the idea.
62B said on 10/Mar/17
Halb said on 9/Mar/17
I think for height guestimates (not girth or hands) the Chet email must be a slam dunk, surely?
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Why would it be a slam dunk? reality is that Coppock's opinion is no more reliable than Todd's, or mine for that matter. I am a tall guy and was just as close to Andre as either of them.
Chaz said on 10/Mar/17
mrtguy said on 9/Mar/17Remember Andre never treated the disease, so his feet could have expanded in terms of width and length and the caption says the Shoes are from 1980's. On David Letterman he claimed his shoes were size 20 it could be possible.

they don't get longer.they get wider from the water blote,from the HGH and IGF1 and he was in a right old state by the mid to late 1980s,and they look like the type he started to use then ,if he had been treated those thick feet and hands would have got thiner,that is what hapend to Chris Greener,he's ring size went down many sizes.and he's feet width did to.
JT said on 10/Mar/17
Chet Coppock is briefly standing next to 6'5" Michael Jordan here and looks roughly Jordan’s height Click Here Coppock with Dominique Wilkins, who was listed at 6’8” but looks around 6’7” with Bill Russell and Rick Barry. Click Here

RoelC said on 9/Mar/17
....Todd claimed Andre's feet were larger than Big Show's, but I wonder. Andre apparently wore a size 18, 3E shoe.
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Big Show wears a size 18 as well.
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That’s a good find although you never know if it’s legitimate. This guy claims these are Andre’s cowboy boots Click Here and size 26EEE when Andre claimed size 20 on David Letterman in early 1984 (not too long before he stopped wearing cowboy boots)

Poster Chris has a cut-out of Andre’s foot, which measures around 13 inches long.
Click Here According to this site, this translates to a size 17 shoe. Click Here With socks, a size 18 shoe is believable. His feet may not have gotten any longer with age but certainly got wider as they swelled from congestive heart failure, obesity, etc.

Mean Gene claims a size 9 shoe so if anyone wears that size, a rough estimate of the length of Andre’s cowboy boots and heel height can be made. Click Here A traditional shoe in Andre’s size lacks the pointy toe and would be shorter.
Dan Chernau said on 10/Mar/17
Jordan87 said on 9/Mar/17
Dan Chernau,

You are also in your 60's so stop trying to fight people over height and Stick to Sipping Cocoa, Walking the dog, and reading the funny papers lol. Act your Age!

It's lifestyle not numbers. So you're not taking the bait? Tell ya what, you come here on your dime and if you made the right decision you get a free vacation. I ain't bustin' open my piggy bank any year soon, I can promise you that, Sally.
Dan Chernau said on 10/Mar/17
Jordan87 said on 9/Mar/17
Dan Chernau,

You are also in your 60's so stop trying to fight people over height and Stick to Sipping Cocoa, Walking the dog, and reading the funny papers lol. Act your Age!

It's lifestyle not numbers. So you're not taking the bait? Tell ya what, you come here on your dime and if you made the right decision you get a free vacation. I ain't bustin' open my piggy bank any year soon, I can promise you that, Sally.
Boss said on 10/Mar/17
Also, Roelc could have made that post himself of Andre's shoes on ebay. There is no reserve price on the item for starters and the add says Sheppard Fairley and looks fishy. Nowhere does it say athentic in the add and when buying collectibles online that is a must. The cowboy boots are going for good money and the description on them tells you everything you need to know and are guaranteed athentic. They also show a 2" heel on Andre's boot.
mrtguy said on 10/Mar/17
Rob, the biggest question who would you flip coin in arm wrestling Andre or Big Show??
Editor Rob: I think Andre had under-appreciated strength, I'd give him an edge over Big Show.
JT said on 9/Mar/17
If he worked 35 events for WWF back in the mid-1980s, Coppock would have run into Andre several times, including backstage. Andre was starting to phase out the cowboy boots by then, so he was presumably wearing shoes with more modest heels or his wrestling boots, hence the “three inches taller” estimate.
Halb said on 9/Mar/17
I think for height guestimates (not girth or hands) the Chet email must be a slam dunk, surely?
mrtguy said on 9/Mar/17
RoelC said on 9/Mar/17
The thing is, neither Coppock nor Terry Todd measured Andre. They just estimated his height.
Todd claimed Andre's feet were larger than Big Show's, but I wonder. Andre apparently wore a size 18, 3E shoe.
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Big Show wears a size 18 aswell.


Remember Andre never treated the disease, so his feet could have expanded in terms of width and length and the caption says the Shoes are from 1980's. On David Letterman he claimed his shoes were size 20 it could be possible.
Jordan87 said on 9/Mar/17
Dan Chernau,

You are also in your 60's so stop trying to fight people over height and Stick to Sipping Cocoa, Walking the dog, and reading the funny papers lol. Act your Age!
Jordan87 said on 9/Mar/17
Dan Chernau.

You crack me up old Fellow. Your the one who is obviously trying to play tough guy. You really must have a Love affair with Andre if you are willing to fight people over height disagreements. And I am quite glad I have gotten you this upset over it where you are making threats over the internet. Thanks for letting me know your anger and frustration , I'll have a cigar to that later ;)
Chaz said on 9/Mar/17
RoelC said on 9/Mar/17The thing is, neither Coppock nor Terry Todd measured Andre. They just estimated his height.
Todd claimed Andre's feet were larger than Big Show's, but I wonder. Andre apparently wore a size 18, 3E shoe.
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Big Show wears a size 18 aswell.
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Good Find I have been saying for years he's feet were size 18,not any size 23 they are more of less the same size has Giant Haystacks who had a UK size 16 US size 17.even in the Ring with Big Show in the WCW you can they see they are more of less the same size has he's feet.and Andre's hands were bigger than Show's but not any longer.
Boss said on 9/Mar/17
@roelc makes no sense. Andre made a career of wrestling big men all taller than Coppock. Coppock was same height as Hogan so you are wrong on this one.

There are also André boots for sale as shown here many times and they are size 24.
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Boss said on 9/Mar/17
Here is Hogan and Chet Coppock and there are the same height standing side by side.
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Here is Andre and Hogan 1980. Hulk has a footwear advantage here and Andre still has 6 inches on him. So Chet is obviously mistaken on Andre's height which is hard to judge because noone else is built like him. Andre is built different than basketball players who appear taller cause they're skinny with long legs and higher height reference points. Andre's head is 3" longer than most of these guys and has a longer upper torso which easily makes up the difference.
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62B said on 9/Mar/17
RoelC, it isn't the greatest picture with Coppock by Andre, but he certainly looks more than 3" shorter to me
RoelC said on 9/Mar/17
62B said on 8/Mar/17
JT, I don't see how Chet would have been in a better position to judge Andre's height than Todd. Todd interviewed Andre several times young and old, while Coppock was in the ring once with Andre and was advised not to get close, according to him. I mean Todd can even tell you for certain that Andre had bigger hands and feet than Show. Coppock guestimated Andre around 3" taller from across the ring, That leaves one to wonder what his guestimation would have been had Andre walked up to him stood tall and bumped chests with him. No doubt Andre was under 7' at the time Coppock saw him, Todd even said as much, but Todd seemed much more sincere, where as Coppocks in his email seems like he's maybe got a little beef with the WWE. The reality is, is that if McMahon didn't want Coppock to stand to close to Andre, then he wouldn't have been there in the first place at such a huge event. I do however remember the announcers saying Coppock was like 6'8", giving him a few extra inches. Coppocks email does suggest though that Hogan was between 6'5" and 6'6" and we know from pictures that Coppock has stood right next to Hogan.

Chet Coppock raised Andre's arm in victory in the middle of the ring, standing right next to him.
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I'd say that's a good position to size him up. Nothing wrong with Andre's posture either, when he walked to the middle of the ring.
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WWE made sure that footage wasn't shown to the audience at home.
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The thing is, neither Coppock nor Terry Todd measured Andre. They just estimated his height.
Todd claimed Andre's feet were larger than Big Show's, but I wonder. Andre apparently wore a size 18, 3E shoe.
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Big Show wears a size 18 aswell.
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62B said on 8/Mar/17
JT, I don't see how Chet would have been in a better position to judge Andre's height than Todd. Todd interviewed Andre several times young and old, while Coppock was in the ring once with Andre and was advised not to get close, according to him. I mean Todd can even tell you for certain that Andre had bigger hands and feet than Show. Coppock guestimated Andre around 3" taller from across the ring, That leaves one to wonder what his guestimation would have been had Andre walked up to him stood tall and bumped chests with him. No doubt Andre was under 7' at the time Coppock saw him, Todd even said as much, but Todd seemed much more sincere, where as Coppocks in his email seems like he's maybe got a little beef with the WWE. The reality is, is that if McMahon didn't want Coppock to stand to close to Andre, then he wouldn't have been there in the first place at such a huge event. I do however remember the announcers saying Coppock was like 6'8", giving him a few extra inches. Coppocks email does suggest though that Hogan was between 6'5" and 6'6" and we know from pictures that Coppock has stood right next to Hogan.
realseagal said on 8/Mar/17
At this point it is clear people like Jt And chaz have something against andre, a clear agenda. Everytime andre looks Tall it is excuse after excuse. I dont get it, what's wrong with you? If you want to ever be taken serious then don't be so biased, it makes it hard to take you serious.
RoelC said on 8/Mar/17
Boss said on 6/Mar/17
This was televised so footage would exist somewhere and a newspaper article about it with the reporter who questioned André height and Haystacks weight retracting what he said after they proved him wrong. Andre measured just over 7'1" and Haystacks weighed 558 and joked he was on a diet. There is too much to the whole story just make up so it has to be mentioned abd he was adamant about what he saw. I just provide the best possible stories we have for Andre's peak height.
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Here is Jody Hamilton defending his story. Does he sound like he is not telling the truth. Maybe the measurement was early morning or he was in wrestling boots. Andre could have measured 2.14m in 1970 evening height so that's the height he gave then. I'm sure he was measured more than twice and at lots if different heights. Andre's nephew said Andre always gave a height of 2.18m when asked his height by friends and family members.
You keep bashing the Meltzer claim, but his story sounds a lot more likely than the one Jody Hamilton is claiming. If you tend to believe it’s more likely that a 7ft1+ giant gets listed at 6’10” than a 6’10” giant getting listed at 7ft+ then you’re pretty delusional.
Then there’s the timeline. You once dismissed Meltzer’s claim because there was no proof Andre was in France at the age of 24. Always nice to see you hold the same standards, when a measurement pops up that’s right in your alley. It’s pretty clear you don’t give a damn about evidence or back-up proof when the measurement points to a 7ft+ Andre.
Jody Hamilton’s story sounds highly unlikely for a number of reasons. He claims Andre was in Canada in 1968 and that Rod Fenton send him on a pre-promotional tour. Yet there’s absolutely zero record of Andre being in Canada around that time. None of the Andre biographies mention it, and when Andre made his debut in 1971, they said it was his first visit to North America. Frank Valois and Edouard Carpentier are the ones who are credited with discovering Andre in France and bringing him over to Canada in 1971. That story would be a lie, if Andre was already in Canada in 1968.
And why would Rod Fenton bring him all the way over from France, to do a pre-promotional tour and not have him wrestle a single match? No promoter would spend a truckload of money on a wrestler and not capitalize on it. Andre would’ve drawn huge crowds if they had him wrestle in Vancouver in 1968, just like he did in 1971 in Montreal.
So yes, I don’t think Jody Hamilton is telling the truth. Just re-read his claim. He barely gives any info. At least not the info you need in actually tracking that footage down.
And it doesn’t sound like a morning measurement as the footage was supposedly taped prior to one of their wrestling shows. I believe those shows were taped in the evening.
And another thing, if that footage was aired all over Canada, how come no one remembers it. On kayfabememories there are plenty of old-school wrestling fans, who still remember Andre’s wrestling days in Grand Prix. The poster Travlr (who you constantly keep claiming is JT for some odd reason) asked on multiple boards for info on said measurement and no one remembered seeing it. Not even a Canadian wrestling referee from that time era remembered it. Haystacks Calhoun real weight was as much of an enigma as Andre’s true height. Him being weighed on national TV in the 60’s would’ve been a huge deal. And if Andre was on national TV, one would think Canadian promoters would be aware of him, yet promoter Paul Vachon never heard of him until Frank Valois introduced Andre to him in the early 70’s.
From a timeline perspective there’s nothing about that story that makes the least bit of sense, so naturally you believe every word of it.
Same goes for the story of Andre’s nephew. Did anyone even verify if it was really Andre’s nephew to begin with. I remember on one of the older Andre the Giant facebook pages a cousin of Andreregularly posted there. I can’t remember his name, but his last name wasn’t Roussimoff. He seemed legit as he was the one who posted those pictures of Andre with his aunt. And he stuck to the 7’4” kayfabe when asked about Andre’s height. Same goes for most of Andre’s friends and family members.
RoelC said on 8/Mar/17
dicksock said on 6/Mar/17
It's pretty interesting. Jim says Andre was possibly taller than Big Show in his prime.

It's Chris Jericho who makes that statement, not Neidhart. Neidhart actually says "I think Andre was close to Big Show", to which Jericho replies that Andre might've even been a little bit taller in his prime.
Kunoichi said on 8/Mar/17
The person next to Haystacks and André was Mr. Hisashi Shinma, NJPW. Haystacks of this picture is definitely before 1985. Because Haystack's first visit to Japan was in January 1985 AJPW. That picture shows that Haystacks was before coming to Japan.
To put it another way, Mr. Shinma was firing NJPW in August 1983, so I think the picture was taken before that.
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JT said on 7/Mar/17
Boss, Terry Todd has credibility because he’s met Andre, Big Show and other wrestlers but it’s pretty hard for anyone standing next to someone as tall as Andre to nail his height, especially with Andre’s afro and when he’s wearing footwear custom-made to exaggerate his height. Todd would not have been any taller next to Andre than Muhammad Ali was Click Here

If you want to keep posting old emails, why not the one ~ 6’6” Chet Coppock sent me where he said Andre was only around THREE inches taller than him and that WWF officials told him not to stand too close to Andre?? Click Here At his height Coppock was in a better position to estimate Andre's height than Todd ever was; plus Coppock's covered the Chicago Bulls and other NBA teams so he knows what tall really is and how those players compared to Andre.
Dan Chernau said on 7/Mar/17
Jordan87 said on 6/Mar/17
Dan Chernau,

Feel free to point out when I attacked Andre for being tall? As I have mentioned on this Page and Big Show's Page the man was HUGE. I attacked you for being an idiot, as well as a Andre lover boy. Whole Different thing.

I am of average height to answer your other question. If you are truly 5'10" as you claim, than I have you by a solid 1/2". I have a Feeling you at 5'10 wish you were 6 and above so your trying to give Andre the extra few inches to compensate for your Insecurity.

Once again you have proven you have no actual experience in meeting Andre and providing proof he was 2, 3 inches shorter than people like myself actually EXPERIENCED. That's the difference between using a photo and true real life experience. By the way junior, I am perfectly happy with 5'10", being taller might actually be a hindrance with my athletic lifestyle. But if you ever come to Florida, anywhere in Florida, I will meet you and I can show you height isn't a factor with me putting my left foot right behind your left ear in about a nanosecond. Wanna play internet tough guy? I don't need to pretend.
Jordan87 said on 7/Mar/17
dickshock,

I would recon Show and Andre were around the same height, with of Course Big Show being in much better shape with more agility and Speed. Far better athlete than Andre. Show also got surgery on his medical condition whereas Andre continued to deteriorate, eventually having the body of a 50 year old man when he was only about 40.
Boss said on 7/Mar/17
Well Rob after all the evidence brought here has Andre at 7ft. The people on here have him at 214cm. So the 6'10" are fighting a losing battle on this page. Meltzer was wrong and you guys pay for his inside information. He said Ernie Ladd was 6'9.5" in the same paragraph he says Andre was 6'9.75" and they were same height. We know that's a false statement or he is just guessing wrong. He provided 0 proof to any of his claims. He seen that picture of an 18 year old Andre and that's where he came up with that number. Why would a French Athletic commission release Andre's personal medical information to a dirt sheet writer when it is not legal to do so. It's basic common sense.
Boss said on 7/Mar/17
Here from Terry Todd who spent time with Andre and Big Show answers Jt's post.


JT, May 29, 2010:
Dr. Todd,

If you have the opportunity, your getting some shoulder, wrist and hand measurements of Paul Wight (wrestler Big Show) could be revealing. He’s probably close to Mark Henry’s width.
Wight back in 1999-2000 was arguably wider than he is now. His hands are also about as wide as Andre the Giant’s were but not as long. Like Wight and Andre, Dalip Singh (wrestler Great Khali) has a huge frame and hands as well due to acromegaly/gigantism and is the tallest of the three.

A shoulder measurement of Dwight Howard sounds interesting but would probably be disappointing. With television screens now in the 16:9 format, everyone looks wider than they really are. If you switch the screen to the old 4:3 format, Howard still looks wide but not quite as impressive. His square (rather than sloped) shoulders and narrow waist also add to the illusion of width. At a legit 6’10”, he’s still a remarkable athlete.

I really enjoyed your SI article about Andre the Giant. As Andre has since passed away, can you share some insight on his real height and overall size? After factoring in the afro and cowboy boots that he almost always wore outside the ring, my best guess is that he was actually closer to 6’10” and probably around 425-450 lbs. when you interviewed him. Wight is roughly 7’0” (he was listed as 7’1” as a center for Wichita State) and generally looks at least 2 inches taller when standing next to the same people that Andre did (or when standing next to persons of the same height that Andre did). Thanks!


terry todd, July 12, 2010:
JT,

I just became aware of your post and thought I’d respond. I agree that the Big Show of ten years ago would be very close to Mark in shoulder breadth. I saw him many times during that period and he was truly broad–and also very strong in his shoulders even though he didn’t push it in the gym even then. Regarding his hand size relative to Andre’s, having been around both quite often I have to disagree as I believe Andre’s hands were significantly wider than Big Show’s–just as
Andre’s feet were much larger in both length and width than Show’s.

I agree with your general points about Howard, although he’s so much wider than almost all of the other NBA big men that his measurement would be interesting to see–although not up in the Henry, Williams, and Show category. As for Andre’s height, he was a good 7′ early in his career, and maybe a bit more, but age, a terrible back, and gravity brought him “down” a peg or two. I saw him on several occasions when he weighed over 500 pounds, but I also saw him in Georgia shortly after he cam down from Canada and I suspect he was within 15 pounds of 400, one way or the other. This was about 40 years ago; I went backstage to meet him, interview him, and take a few photos with him. I still recall how “inhuman” he looked and how amazingly agile he was. For example, at one point in the match he ran across the ring, jumped over the top rope, caught the top rope in one hand for contril as he went over, and landed on the floor just outside the ring.
dicksock said on 6/Mar/17
Here is a clip from an interview with Chris Jericho and Jim Neidhart:
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It's pretty interesting. Jim says Andre was possibly taller than Big Show in his prime. Personally, I think they were both the same height. Both were between 6'11" and 7' in their prime and in the 6'10" range in their 40s. I would say about 6'11.5" prime and about 6'10.5" after 40.
Jordan87 said on 6/Mar/17
Dan Chernau,

Feel free to point out when I attacked Andre for being tall? As I have mentioned on this Page and Big Show's Page the man was HUGE. I attacked you for being an idiot, as well as a Andre lover boy. Whole Different thing.

I am of average height to answer your other question. If you are truly 5'10" as you claim, than I have you by a solid 1/2". I have a Feeling you at 5'10 wish you were 6 and above so your trying to give Andre the extra few inches to compensate for your Insecurity.
Boss said on 6/Mar/17
RoelC said on 5/Mar/17
Boss said on 3/Mar/17
Andre was billed at 2.12m in 1967. 7' in UK in 1969. 2.14m in 1970 in France and 2.18m in his early Japan days. So yes he was still growing and so we're his billings throughout the 60's into the 70's. He gave a height of 2.14m for himself in 1970. Morning at his peak Andre would be 7'1" range and down just under 7' by night.
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Why not mention the 7’4” billing he had in Canada or the 7’5” billing he had in the U.S. while you’re at it. The majority of billings Andre had in the 60’s were between 6’10” (or 208cm) and 6’11” (or 211cm). You’re just picking and choosing the tallest billings he had during those days, while ignoring the vast majority of the other billings. A wrestler’s real height is always closer to the shortest ‘billed’ height, rather than the ‘tallest’ one. And Andre was no exception to that rule. A 7ft+ giant wouldn’t get a 6’10” listing in pro-wrestling. He was billed at a bigger weight in the UK than he ever was in France at the time, so excuses like they’re using old billings don’t apply either.

And you might wanna be consistent for once. You keep referring to that Jody Hamilton claim, which would mean Andre was 7’1 ¼” in 1968 (or around 217cm). Yet you also keep claiming he kept growing until the early 70’s and that Andre was 214cm in 1971. How does being 217cm in 1968 to being 214cm in 1971 add up to the theory of Andre still growing at the time?

This was televised so footage would exist somewhere and a newspaper article about it with the reporter who questioned André height and Haystacks weight retracting what he said after they proved him wrong. Andre measured just over 7'1" and Haystacks weighed 558 and joked he was on a diet. There is too much to the whole story just make up so it has to be mentioned abd he was adamant about what he saw. I just provide the best possible stories we have for Andre's peak height.
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Here is Jody Hamilton defending his story. Does he sound like he is not telling the truth. Maybe the measurement was early morning or he was in wrestling boots. Andre could have measured 2.14m in 1970 evening height so that's the height he gave then. I'm sure he was measured more than twice and at lots if different heights. Andre's nephew said Andre always gave a height of 2.18m when asked his height by friends and family members.

guest: - March 17th, 2004 21:13 GMT


In 1968 in Vancouver, BC. Andre was measured on TV and Haystack Calhoun was weighed, the measurement and the weigh-in was legit. Andre measured 7ft. 1 & 1/4 in. and Calhoun who claimes to weigh 601 lbs. actually weighed 558-I think. I know it was 550-something.
travlr - March 17th, 2004 23:11 GMT



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I have absolutley no reason to doubt that Mr. Hamilton saw what he saw, or is trying to "'fabe us".

I'm just wondering about the time-line....
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I don't have to "FABE" you as you put it, you do that to yourself. In case you haven't heard Kay-Fabe in wrestling died about 15 yrs. ago. It remains alive and well in other pro-sports however. When I attempt to answer questions I do it with the purpose in mind of being as accurate as I can, but when we talking well over 35 yrs, ago I may not have the dates exact, but if I tell you something happened it DAMN well happened and I remember it well or I don't mention it. The TV station that carried our wrestling show had coverage all over Canada, and Andre, who had not started wrestling there yet was doing advance publitity and a commentator on that station didn't believe he was that big or Calhoun weighed that much, so to prove him wrong, they taped a segment for his show pryor to taping our wrestling show. If you knew the commentator, who was always knocking wrestling you would know it was legit.
travlr - March 18th, 2004 18:27 GMT


Excellent!

Well, to add some to Mr. Hamilton's notes, the TV show was carried via most of the CTV Network stations throughout Canada (although not by the network itself, which was a little strange). The announcer in question might have been Ron Morrier, who was brought in by Gene Kiniski. Ron worked for Vancouver All-Star for over 20 years, as well as working at BCTV in other capacities. Big Thunder never told Ron what was going to be happening, so he was always surprised, and showed it. He was prettymuch loved by the local/regular workers in the promotion, and the fans, but was less well-recieved by those who were coming in for just a few spot shows or short programs. There are some who think that if Morrier didn't like you, he wouldn't put you over on the tube.

For those interested in reading more about Ron Morrier, as much a part of BC and Washington State wrestling as Gordon Solie was for Florida and Georgia, please check out: Click Here (Ron Morrier)

And given clawmaster's note about the dates, it certainly sounds like it had to be 1968 (maybe very early 1969? Nah, probably not....)

However, Ron would never have knocked wrestling on any of his other on-air jobs, so it has to be another reporter/anchorman/commentor with the channel. So we'll grab a couple of hte All-Star gang in their Forum and see if we can't get a name attached.....

BTW, in case nobody else has done so yet: On behalf of the Moderators, posters and fans, Welcome to The Board, Mr. Hamilton -- Many of us can't wait to hear more of your particular "Kayfabe Memories".
nelo said on 6/Mar/17
andre is 211cm - 214cm max
Boss said on 6/Mar/17
Chaz said on 4/Mar/17
Boss said on 2/Mar/17
@Chaz. How can you claim 6'7.5"-6'8.5" for a peak Giant Haystacks and only 6'10" for a peak Andre. It's pure rubbish. Here they are with the same guy.
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Well if you had helf a Brain you would see,in the Andre photo he's close to the camara,and in the Haystacks One the small guy is close to the Camara so he's losing both ways in the line you have the cheak to draw,and the guy is much older,in the Haystacks one,and has Andre was only 1 year older than Haystacks.That means that is a much older Haystacks.so shorter by then,Haystacks was at he's full height from about 1967-1977.that photo looks from about 1989 because he was out or westling from late 1989-1991 with bad knees. then he shave the sides of he's hair after that when he came back.and never looked has tall or big.


Well if Haystacks started losing height in 1977 as you say at 30 years old. Then Andre a year older would have started losing height in 1976 if we are going by your story.
Haystacks isn't in the same league as Andre more like Kamala or Vicera. Andre is the greatest wrestling giant of all time and always will be. Andre was at least 2.14m peak as he states for himself in 1970 and Haystacks at best was 6'7.5".
Chaz said on 6/Mar/17
mrtguy said on 5/Mar/17 You mean *Half a brain says the one who can't even use proper grammar

You know when you have won an argument,when all they have is go on about spelling, very sad.

and Boss, what you are missing is those guys that measured Wilt wanted him to be 7'2''.so no way would they get it wrong and make him less,if anything they would make him more.and it don't matter what the Dr made up to measure him,if it was laying down.he's standing height would be less than the 7'1.1'' same has the 7'.5'' would be less.having said that I am sure Wilt would be about 7'1'' out of bed,but I dont's think he's average standing height would have been over 7'.5'' at any age.
Dan Chernau said on 5/Mar/17
Jordan87 said on 2/Mar/17
Dan Chernau.

Witnessing it is one thing, calling him 7'2" is another. That's your problem.

Proofreading is your friend. I said he was 7'2 in boots. 7ft-7ft.1". Troll along. He was definitely north enough of 6'10 to claim over 7' without batting an eyelash. Only a short guy would be angry enough to attack someone for being too tall.
RoelC said on 5/Mar/17
Boss said on 3/Mar/17
Andre was billed at 2.12m in 1967. 7' in UK in 1969. 2.14m in 1970 in France and 2.18m in his early Japan days. So yes he was still growing and so we're his billings throughout the 60's into the 70's. He gave a height of 2.14m for himself in 1970. Morning at his peak Andre would be 7'1" range and down just under 7' by night.
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Why not mention the 7’4” billing he had in Canada or the 7’5” billing he had in the U.S. while you’re at it. The majority of billings Andre had in the 60’s were between 6’10” (or 208cm) and 6’11” (or 211cm). You’re just picking and choosing the tallest billings he had during those days, while ignoring the vast majority of the other billings. A wrestler’s real height is always closer to the shortest ‘billed’ height, rather than the ‘tallest’ one. And Andre was no exception to that rule. A 7ft+ giant wouldn’t get a 6’10” listing in pro-wrestling. He was billed at a bigger weight in the UK than he ever was in France at the time, so excuses like they’re using old billings don’t apply either.

And you might wanna be consistent for once. You keep referring to that Jody Hamilton claim, which would mean Andre was 7’1 ¼” in 1968 (or around 217cm). Yet you also keep claiming he kept growing until the early 70’s and that Andre was 214cm in 1971. How does being 217cm in 1968 to being 214cm in 1971 add up to the theory of Andre still growing at the time?
mrtguy said on 5/Mar/17
Well if you had helf a Brain you would see,in the Andre photo he's close to the camara,and in the Haystacks One the small guy is close to the Camara so he's losing both ways in the line you have the cheak to draw,and the guy is much older,in the Haystacks one,and has Andre was only 1 year older than Haystacks.That means that is a much older Haystacks.so shorter by then,Haystacks was at he's full height from about 1967-1977.that photo looks from about 1989 because he was out or westling from late 1989-1991 with bad knees. then he shave the sides of he's hair after that when he came back.and never looked has tall or big.


You mean *Half a brain says the one who can't even use proper grammar
Chaz said on 4/Mar/17
Boss said on 2/Mar/17
@Chaz. How can you claim 6'7.5"-6'8.5" for a peak Giant Haystacks and only 6'10" for a peak Andre. It's pure rubbish. Here they are with the same guy.
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Well if you had helf a Brain you would see,in the Andre photo he's close to the camara,and in the Haystacks One the small guy is close to the Camara so he's losing both ways in the line you have the cheak to draw,and the guy is much older,in the Haystacks one,and has Andre was only 1 year older than Haystacks.That means that is a much older Haystacks.so shorter by then,Haystacks was at he's full height from about 1967-1977.that photo looks from about 1989 because he was out or westling from late 1989-1991 with bad knees. then he shave the sides of he's hair after that when he came back.and never looked has tall or big.
Halb said on 4/Mar/17
JT said on 1/Mar/17
Andre was shorter than Wilt despite at least a 1.5” footwear advantage, better posture, and a slight cameera advantage. Click Here This is about how they would look in the same pic but with comparable footwear. Click Here
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Nice post, I reckon André is around 6'10 off of that.
62B said on 3/Mar/17
Chaz said on 3/Mar/17
62B said on 2/Mar/17
Chaz said on 28/Feb/17

stop with the rubish,Wilt's 7' standing in that photo,Andre is in much thicker boots and closer to the camara,so you get the same old 6'10''ish Andre.
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Funny you are okay with a still very much in good shape, good postured Wilt with loosing over an inch, but an over weight poor postured Andre isn't giving up any height at all in the picture.

he never lost 1'' because both the 7'1 1/8''and the 7'.5'' were made laying down,so the most he would of been is 7'.5'' standing up.as a young man. Radhouane Charibib,was 7'10''laying down and only 7'8.9''standing up in the morning. Yao Defen was measured at 7'9'' laying down by the Dr when she is going in to hospital for treatment,but was measured at just under 7'8'' standing up.
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I'm still pretty confident the Andre I saw was between 6'10 and 6'11". Closer to 6'11" when he stood tall. I think its reasonable to believe by the time I saw him he had lost anywhere from a half inch to an inch. My laying down vs standing measurement only varies by about a 1/4".
Boss said on 3/Mar/17
Andre could straighten his back and lift his head up more with Wilt. His posture wasn't good in the pics with Wilt and Andre with the footwear advantage is around 1" taller than Wilt. Wilt's wearing a wig and his actual head goes nowhere near the top of it. Andre has a full headsize on 6'2" range peak Arnold here.
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Here is the original photo.

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Here in 1986 Wilt says he never shrunk a wit from the 7'1+ he measured young. So why didn't he talk about the 1980 measurement. It's because using 2 different measuring tapes together isn't totally accurate. The 7'1 measurement was done with special measuring tools constructed for accuracy.
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Andre was billed at 2.12m in 1967. 7' in UK in 1969. 2.14m in 1970 in France and 2.18m in his early Japan days. So yes he was still growing and so we're his billings throughout the 60's into the 70's. He gave a height of 2.14m for himself in 1970. Morning at his peak Andre would be 7'1" range and down just under 7' by night.
Chaz said on 3/Mar/17
62B said on 2/Mar/17
Chaz said on 28/Feb/17

stop with the rubish,Wilt's 7' standing in that photo,Andre is in much thicker boots and closer to the camara,so you get the same old 6'10''ish Andre.
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Funny you are okay with a still very much in good shape, good postured Wilt with loosing over an inch, but an over weight poor postured Andre isn't giving up any height at all in the picture.

he never lost 1'' because both the 7'1 1/8''and the 7'.5'' were made laying down,so the most he would of been is 7'.5'' standing up.as a young man. Radhouane Charibib,was 7'10''laying down and only 7'8.9''standing up in the morning. Yao Defen was measured at 7'9'' laying down by the Dr when she is going in to hospital for treatment,but was measured at just under 7'8'' standing up.
Boss said on 2/Mar/17
@Chaz. How can you claim 6'7.5"-6'8.5" for a peak Giant Haystacks and only 6'10" for a peak Andre. It's pure rubbish. Here they are with the same guy.
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Jordan87 said on 2/Mar/17
Dan Chernau.

Witnessing it is one thing, calling him 7'2" is another. That's your problem.
RoelC said on 2/Mar/17
Danimal said on 27/Feb/17
There are 2 height listings for Andre in those 2 pics. One is 208cm and one is 210cm. Same exact pic, so one was obviously a typo. That's 6'10"-6'10.5" for a VERY YOUNG Andre who most certainly was growing. He maxed out at 6'11.5"-7'0.5" imo and shrunk to 6'10"-6'10.5" in his later years and could look as low as 6'9"-6'9.5" with his terrible posture.
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In January 1966 his listed height & weight was 210cm & 140kg. Andre also states his height & weight as such in that video that popped up a few years ago. That was supposedly around his pro-wrestling debut. Up until now it was always assumed that Andre started his wrestling career in 1964, but it looks like he didn’t have his first match until January 1966 (he might’ve started training in 1964). Those promocards were probably distributed around the same time. The 210cm & 140kg corresponds with the billings he had around that time. The 208cm also appeared on a different promocard where Andre is seated, so it doesn’t look like it’s a typo. Just 2 different height billings.

Andre was still getting 6’10” billings well over 3 years later when he made his UK debut in 1969, so it doesn’t look like he was still growing.
62B said on 2/Mar/17
Chaz said on 28/Feb/17

stop with the rubish,Wilt's 7' standing in that photo,Andre is in much thicker boots and closer to the camara,so you get the same old 6'10''ish Andre.
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Funny you are okay with a still very much in good shape, good postured Wilt with loosing over an inch, but an over weight poor postured Andre isn't giving up any height at all in the picture.
JT said on 1/Mar/17
Andre was shorter than Wilt despite at least a 1.5” footwear advantage, better posture, and a slight cameera advantage. Click Here This is about how they would look in the same pic but with comparable footwear. Click Here

I don’t believe that Wilt would be only a flat 7’0” standing though.


andre said on 28/Feb/17
why did hulk hogan says andre the giant weighted 600lbs by wrestlemania 3 is he a liar i doubt andre weighted that even at his heaviest.

He's also said that Andre was 700 lbs. in WM3 and that he tore his latissimus dorsi muscle right off the bone when he slammed Andre (but was somehow able to lift both arms in "victory" afterward and with no signs of injury or pain....)
iconjj said on 1/Mar/17
Andre, you and I definitely disagree about Andre's height, but yeah Hogans tall tales rank as some of biggest whoppers ever.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Mar/17
Chaz said on 28/Feb/17

stop with the rubish,Wilt's 7' standing in that photo,Andre is in much thicker boots and closer to the camara,so you get the same old 6'10''ish Andre.


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Stop with your rubbish nonsense, Andres cowboyboots gave barely over 2", So Wilt in minimum0,75" footwear can´t be 2" taller smarty...
Andre is just wider not closer to the cam as their feet prove...

So even reducing Wilts real height to just 7´doesn´t make Andre 6´10"

how many decades do you and JT need to accept the truth???


If peak Andre was6´10", giant Haystacks was never over 6´6"flat
Dan Chernau said on 1/Mar/17
Andre had custom cowboy boots made so it's logical in boots with a 3" heel that he would be almost 7'4".
andre said on 28/Feb/17
why did hulk hogan says andre the giant weighted 600lbs by wrestlemania 3 is he a liar i doubt andre weighted that even at his heaviest
Chaz said on 28/Feb/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 28/Feb/17
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Andre and Wilt were the same height in this pic, Andre had less posture and could stretch out a cm if not more.

Eliminating the footwearadvantage, the gap is 3.8cm Andre still with less posture, so about 3cm both barefoot and straight.

Wilt peak out of bed:
217cm
Wilt peak evening:
214,5cm

Andre peak out of bed:
215cm
Andre peak evening:
211.5cm

stop with the rubish,Wilt's 7' standing in that photo,Andre is in much thicker boots and closer to the camara,so you get the same old 6'10''ish Andre.
Dan Chernau said on 28/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 27/Feb/17
Dan Chernau,

I wont bother since your Likely full of Crap. A Picture is worth A thousand words. Not some Story from some washed up guy that saw Andre in the 80's.

I know what I saw and do you wanna know sumthin? It wasn't the only time I was around him. A little odd you would be so adamant that I didn't witness it tho, in it?
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 28/Feb/17
Click Here

Andre and Wilt were the same height in this pic, Andre had less posture and could stretch out a cm if not more.

Eliminating the footwearadvantage, the gap is 3.8cm Andre still with less posture, so about 3cm both barefoot and straight.

Wilt peak out of bed:
217cm
Wilt peak evening:
214,5cm

Andre peak out of bed:
215cm
Andre peak evening:
211.5cm
Jordan87 said on 28/Feb/17
Andre was around 3" taller then 6'6" ( See picture with Rob) Tyler Mane in the late 80's With Some bad Posture he was 6'9" around his early 40's here. Id give him 6'11.5-7'0" in his youth. Stop with the 7'1" and 7'2" Crap. Like it somehow makes him " Not tall" if he doesn't break the 7'0 mark. He was a huge man, Fact. had Moderate Skills in the ring for his size, not like the likes of Big Show However.

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This could be due to the fact that Show had surgery Earlier for his condition early, whereas Andre did not. Also Big Show Worked out and trained alot harder than Andre who was hitting the Bottle. This also explains why at age 45 Big Show still has a muscular build while Andre had sticks for arms with a Stomach that protruded rather disturbingly.
franz said on 27/Feb/17
in the middle of the famous pic with andre and wilt there was arnold, why no one has asked him who was taller? he is still alive.
Danimal said on 27/Feb/17
Kunoichi said on 26/Feb/17
In my understanding, Dave Meltzer's claim will be based on this picture.
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There are 2 height listings for Andre in those 2 pics. One is 208cm and one is 210cm. Same exact pic, so one was obviously a typo. That's 6'10"-6'10.5" for a VERY YOUNG Andre who most certainly was growing. He maxed out at 6'11.5"-7'0.5" imo and shrunk to 6'10"-6'10.5" in his later years and could look as low as 6'9"-6'9.5" with his terrible posture.
Dan Chernau said on 27/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 27/Feb/17
Dan Chernau,

I wont bother since your Likely full of Crap. A Picture is worth A thousand words. Not some Story from some washed up guy that saw Andre in the 80's.

My credibility ain't gonna drop a decimal because you don't believe what I witnessed in person almost 40 years ago. If you think I'm washed up I'll give you the opportunity to prove it if you're ever near Miami. Of course you'll never find the opportunity to get here or should I say never have the gonads to try.
Dan Chernau said on 27/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 27/Feb/17
Dan Chernau,

I wont bother since your Likely full of Crap. A Picture is worth A thousand words. Not some Story from some washed up guy that saw Andre in the 80's.

My credibility ain't gonna drop a decimal because you don't believe what I witnessed in person almost 40 years ago. If you think I'm washed up I'll give you the opportunity to prove it if you're ever near Miami. Of course you'll never find the opportunity to get here or should I say never have the gonads to try.
Chaz said on 27/Feb/17
andre said on 25/Feb/17
Rob how much you think andre weighted at his heaviest 300 kilos ?

in 1993 at time of dead did he real weighted 300 kilos ?

it was said he was 540lbs at death that is about 246kg,so that would be he's top weight,if it's true.I would say it was at the end give or take.
JT said on 27/Feb/17
Don Leo Jonathan was referred to as 6’5” early in his career (at age 23). Click Here
The height difference with Andre was not that much Click Here


Boss said on 25/Feb/17
….Here from Kayfabe Memories. Jody Hamilton from The Assassins who was present for the measurement in Vancouver. Travlr is JT btw….

BTW you’re wrong as usual but if this guy thinks Andre was no more than 6’10” or in that vicinity, he sounds like a reasonable chap.
Jordan87 said on 27/Feb/17
Dan Chernau,

I wont bother since your Likely full of Crap. A Picture is worth A thousand words. Not some Story from some washed up guy that saw Andre in the 80's.
Michael Voorhees said on 27/Feb/17
Something don't add up here with all of the Andre height talk. He was still growing when he was young man over in the U.K back in the 1960's where it was said he was 6'10 then. But by the time he got to the U.S in the 1970's he was peak height supposedly at 7'0 or more. But then by the late 1970's & early 1980's & 1990's he lost height? But he
didn't look the same height in his cowboy boots as the 7'1 Wilt Chamberlain back in the early 1980's. He but he did look a few inches taller then a 6'8 Tyler Mane back in the early 1990's. And Mane was pretty much the same height in the early 1990's as 6'9 Kevin Nash. And he looked to have 3 or 4 inches on a 6'9 Ernie Ladd in the mid 1970's. Andre also always looked to have 5 or 6 inches on a 6'5 Hogan and 3 to 4 inches on a 6'7 John Studd. So what gives here? That's why Andre height is hard to pen down.
Dan Chernau said on 26/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 21/Feb/17
Dan Chernau,

Yeah but you somehow calculated he was "16" Taller than you from the reflection of Sliding door? That would make him 7'2", Which he wasnt so it would have been better if you had a Camera, b/s if you saw 16" difference you are not 5'10".

As I mentioned, I was wearing Vans and Andre was in cowboy boots. My Vans would put me at 5'10¼ + 16" = 7'2¼ - 2" boots = 7¼. I did it in my head but you can use a calculator if it's a little too much for ya.

-Dan. So long from the sunshine state.
62B said on 26/Feb/17
Sometimes it boggles my mind that there is still such a huge debate over Andre and Hogan's peak heights. I was face to upper chest with Andre in 1988 and he was still every bit of 6'10", my opinion closer to 6'11", so a 7' peak listing is pretty close. I was almost as close to Hogan in 1980 with my Grandfather who was a little over 6'4" and Hogan was taller, not much, but for sure 6'5" probably a fraction of an inch over.
Kunoichi said on 26/Feb/17
In my understanding, Dave Meltzer's claim will be based on this picture.
Click Here
Guanzo said on 26/Feb/17
6'9.5'' barefoot
6'11'' wrestling&cowboy boots
andre said on 25/Feb/17
they have andre the giant at 208cm with shoes in early france pictures so imagine how much he lost over the years and you will have a 203 barefoot andre by 1993 and about 205cm with shoes about 1993 this makes perfect with 6ft4 barefoot hogan this is the reason why they looked so close in the wrestlemania 3 picture as i doubt andre was taller then 207cm there with his shoes
andre said on 25/Feb/17
Rob how much you think andre weighted at his heaviest 300 kilos ?

in 1993 at time of dead did he real weighted 300 kilos ?
Boss said on 25/Feb/17
Andre was still growing through 1960's into early 1970's hence his different billings. Here in 1969 in the UK with a 7' billing.Click Here

Here Ernie Ladd talks about Andre's height. Meltzer said Ladd was 6'9 1/2 and was virtually the same height as Andre in tge same article he claimed Andre was measured at 6'9 3/4" with absolutley no proof to back his claim.
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Here Ernie Ladd says he measured 6'9.75" in his younger days.
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Here Andre gives his height at age 24. He says 2.14m or 7'0 1/4". He is giving a height that he obviously measured.
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Here in 1968 Andre was measured on tv at just over 7'1". I'm assuming he was in shoes.Click Here

Here from Kayfabe Memories. Jody Hamilton from The Assassins who was present for the measurement in Vancouver. Travlr is JT btw. He also wrote about the story in his book. This is the best story with witnesses and was actually on aired across Canada on tv.


guest: - March 17th, 2004 21:13 GMT


In 1968 in Vancouver, BC. Andre was measured on TV and Haystack Calhoun was weighed, the measurement and the weigh-in was legit. Andre measured 7ft. 1 & 1/4 in. and Calhoun who claimes to weigh 601 lbs. actually weighed 558-I think. I know it was 550-something




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I have absolutley no reason to doubt that Mr. Hamilton saw what he saw, or is trying to "'fabe us".

I'm just wondering about the time-line....
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I don't have to "FABE" you as you put it, you do that to yourself. In case you haven't heard Kay-Fabe in wrestling died about 15 yrs. ago. It remains alive and well in other pro-sports however. When I attempt to answer questions I do it with the purpose in mind of being as accurate as I can, but when we talking well over 35 yrs, ago I may not have the dates exact, but if I tell you something happened it DAMN well happened and I remember it well or I don't mention it. The TV station that carried our wrestling show had coverage all over Canada, and Andre, who had not started wrestling there yet was doing advance publitity and a commentator on that station didn't believe he was that big or Calhoun weighed that much, so to prove him wrong, they taped a segment for his show pryor to taping our wrestling show. If you knew the commentator, who was always knocking wrestling you would know it was legit.
travlr - March 18th, 2004 18:27 GMT


Excellent!

Well, to add some to Mr. Hamilton's notes, the TV show was carried via most of the CTV Network stations throughout Canada (although not by the network itself, which was a little strange). The announcer in question might have been Ron Morrier, who was brought in by Gene Kiniski. Ron worked for Vancouver All-Star for over 20 years, as well as working at BCTV in other capacities. Big Thunder never told Ron what was going to be happening, so he was always surprised, and showed it. He was prettymuch loved by the local/regular workers in the promotion, and the fans, but was less well-recieved by those who were coming in for just a few spot shows or short programs. There are some who think that if Morrier didn't like you, he wouldn't put you over on the tube.

For those interested in reading more about Ron Morrier, as much a part of BC and Washington State wrestling as Gordon Solie was for Florida and Georgia, please check out: Click Here (Ron Morrier)

And given clawmaster's note about the dates, it certainly sounds like it had to be 1968 (maybe very early 1969? Nah, probably not....)

However, Ron would never have knocked wrestling on any of his other on-air jobs, so it has to be another reporter/anchorman/commentor with the channel. So we'll grab a couple of hte All-Star gang in their Forum and see if we can't get a name attached.....

BTW, in case nobody else has done so yet: On behalf of the Moderators, posters and fans, Welcome to The Board, Mr. Hamilton -- Many of us can't wait to hear more of your particular "Kayfabe Memories".
Telamon said on 24/Feb/17
ReturnofG said on 23/Feb/17
Lol, I love the double standards here on from so many posters. Dave Meltzer says Andre was measured in France at 6'9 3/4 yet there is no evidence of this measurement except from Meltzer himself and Andre wasn't even in France during the date of the supposed measurement. Meltzer has been called out on his bogus claims and made up facts a hundred times over. Most wrestlers that I have met who didn't go kayfab, claimed 7'1-2 And just to throw a few names, E.Ladd, B.Armstrong, J. Duggan, K.Nash, R.Simmons, R. FLAIR, J. CORNETTE, Mulligan and Kamala.
Also Tony Lister (playing Zeus in Hogan's movie No Holds Barred) claimed that Andre was 7'1(while for Hagan gave 6'5).
Also Terry Todd (who made an article for Andre named "To the giant among us": Click Here) put Andre at least 7'0 and maybe little more: Click Here
Chaz said on 24/Feb/17
Capt. Nobody said on 22/Feb/17
Hadn't seen this Wilt picture before. It shows the clearest angle of the heel on his boots from Conan the Destroyer that I've seen.

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I think a pretty decent comparison could be made between Andre's and Wilt's boots. I think the heel advantage Andre had might be less than some think.


Yes? they are less than 1" and Andre's are about 2'5'' and Andre is close to the camara,with Wilt having a standing height 7' at the time we can be shore there is over 2" between them.
ReturnofG said on 23/Feb/17
Lol, I love the double standards here on from so many posters. Dave Meltzer says Andre was measured in France at 6'9 3/4 yet there is no evidence of this measurement except from Meltzer himself and Andre wasn't even in France during the date of the supposed measurement. Meltzer has been called out on his bogus claims and made up facts a hundred times over. Most wrestlers that I have met who didn't go kayfab, claimed 7'1-2 And just to throw a few names, E.Ladd, B.Armstrong, J. Duggan, K.Nash, R.Simmons, R. FLAIR, J. CORNETTE, Mulligan and Kamala. If you look at the pics of Wilt with Andre take out shoe, camera angle and stance, they become roughly the same height.
Any picture of Wilt and Shaw Wilt comes out taller and this is an aged Wilt.
Jordan87 said on 23/Feb/17
AJsherick,

Agree. Some people here have panic attacks however when they here such things. Andre must be over 7'0 tall!!! Right? They maintain that yes he was 6'9.75", then grew 3" due to his condition, then shrank due to surgeries lol.

Either way you calculate all that crap, he wasn't over 7'0 tall.

Important man nevertheless, one of a kind. But stop with the Horsesh!t and ignoring early listings of 6'10" and 6'11".
AJSherick said on 22/Feb/17
From the last issue of WON (2/15):

"Most notable is his size, as pro wrestling legend has him at 7-foot-4, even though he was nowhere close to that. Andre was last measured in England in 1970, at the age of 24, at 208 centimeters, which is a shade under 6-foot-10. When he started wrestling in France, and there is actually a YouTube video of a 19-year-old Andre Roussimoff when he was just starting his career where he said he was 6-foot-10 and 340 pounds. He worked for several years in Europe, billed at 6-foot-10 and 6-foot-11, using the name Jean Ferre, after a mythical French giant.

The 7-foot-4, a key part of the Andre mythology, came because Kareem Abdul-Jabber, who was 7-foot-2, was the world’s most famous tall athlete so wrestling promoters felt the need to one-up them. When Andre became famous, Vince McMahon Sr. never wanted him posing for photos with very tall men after a wrestling magazine photo of Andre standing next to a 6-foot-8 fan saw them pretty much the same height.

There was a shocking photo that made the rounds a few years ago from Japan of Andre and Jonathan, where Andre was barefoot and Jonathan was wearing boots, and they looked to be the same height, and Jonathan was probably 6-foot-6 legit although most photos of the two showed Andre a few inches taller than Jonathan, just as he was only a few inches taller than Hogan, who was a legit 6-foot-5 at the time. While Andre was billed at 7-foot-4 when there was some mainstream sports coverage for his worked match with boxer Chuck Wepner at Shea Stadium in 1976 on the Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki show, and the stories at the time claimed that Andre looked to be 6-foot-9 and 370 pounds, although I believe by then he probably was heavier. He gained a lot of weight as the years went by and was more than 500 pounds at death."

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