How tall is Tatanka

Tatanka's Height

5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 11 (180.3 cm)
Chris Chavis is an American wrestler, known as Tatanka. On his twitter, when asked how tall he was, in 2012 said "6 ft 2 in".

How tall is Tatanka
5ft 8 Rob and @ Collectormania Glasgow, 2017

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Average Guess (49 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.22in (180.9cm)
Current: 5ft 10.34in (178.7cm)
Slamo said on 19/May/23
How the F is this guy claiming 6-2???? Incredible bull. 5-11 peak.
Leighton Tang said on 25/Sep/22
@a 5'11.5

I mean, I guess it's much easier to inflate your own height if you are always stood next to people who also inflate their height.
Benny Jones said on 6/Aug/22
Tatanka never ever looked tall in wrestling! He had an awesome physique and was "stocky," which made him look shorter than he actually was, but overall, he looks like he'd be between 5'10"-5'11" like I am. I've told people that I'm 5'10", they are like no way! I measure over 5'10, but less than 5'11" barefoot. It's crazy! Shortest measurement was 5'10 1/4, and the highest in my hazmat boots just the other day was 6'0 1/4" lol I don't think I'd get by with 6'2", but I have people claiming I'm 5'11"-6ft. Tatanka looks about my size
a 5'11.5 said on 11/Nov/21
I can't understand the 2-3 inch high inflations, for example isn't it obvious that when you say 3 inches above your height isn't it obvious that people notice this lie?
I would feel like an idiot declaring 6'2.5, that sounds insane to me.
For me, rounding off 0.25 inch is ok, 0.5 inch is a little too much and 1 inch is too much, but these are "inflations" that you can compensate with a shoe or your hair.
Undertaker Frank said on 27/Jun/21
I met Tatanka back in 1994 He was wearing Cowboy Boots with a Big Heel @ he was about my Height
Im 5ft 11 1/2 so i would say he was about 5ft 10
Tizwaxxx said on 4/Feb/21
Vin diesel claims here lol. 5-11 peak.
slim 6'1 said on 21/Jan/21
I wonder why he would inflate himself so much to 6’2”
slim 6'1 said on 16/Jan/21
About 180 peak and 179-179.5 today
slim 6'1 said on 16/Jan/21
Vincent Caleb said on 8/Dec/20
Nice pic of 5’11.25” Rob Paul next to 6’2” Tatanka ;)
🤣 🤪
Vincent Caleb said on 8/Dec/20
Nice pic of 5’11.25” Rob Paul next to 6’2” Tatanka ;).
FanzWrestler said on 8/Dec/20
6'0 flat in his prime during the early 90s. Solid 5'10 today. As someone from the South West, I guess he wears Cuban heeled cowboy boots all the time hence why he appears to hold up well even today.
Canson said on 18/Nov/20
😦 woah 6’2?
VitoCheng said on 17/Nov/20
A man with a peak value of less than 6’0” actually said that he is 6’2”. Isn’t that bragging? 😂 If he claims to be 6'0", it will not cause controversy😏
Annonymous said on 27/Sep/20
shamrock should have a page Rob. 5'10-5'11 got as high as a lean 240-245 lbs in the WWF.
Aidan 5'10.5" said on 18/Sep/20
a guy my height claiming 6’2” is a joke
Kourosh said on 2/Jun/20
6'2 ? hahahaah
Tony Random said on 20/Apr/20
I see Ken Shamrock still doesn’t have his celebheights page, but there’s a photo of Ken, then known as Vince Torelli and Tatanka, before he was Tatanka and they look the same height. High 5’10 - 5’11ish sounds probably right.
Bob da cob. said on 29/Feb/20
6-2?? Yeah right lol.
TheBat said on 7/Oct/19
Tatanka saying he's 6'2" is a pipe dream. What a joke....
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/May/19
Oh, so he's a wrestler, is he? I see! That explains why the fella is built like a Tatanka I guess! 💪

I agree with 'the bradguy' that Chris (Tatanka's real name) is indeed in excellent shape. He looks nowhere near his age.

5ft11.25 peak, 5ft10.25 now.
the bradguy said on 22/Feb/19
Tatanka is still in pretty good condition, still wrestles, can still move pretty good, especially considering he's a dude in his late 50s. Saw him wrestling in Fall 2018.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 2/Feb/19

I wouldn't call Bray "short" by any means. Most people will look short compared to Strowman obviously. But he's not less than 6'0.5" IMO. In fact, he looked barely shorter than 6'1.25" Triple H when the two had a staredown.
Sotiris Gravas said on 1/Feb/19
TBH, he looked "short" to me when I met him back in '97, more like 5'10"... Look at how short he looks here... Click Here

Look at how short Bray Wyatt is w/ 6'6" Braun Strowman... Click Here

Now look at Tatanka and Wyatt... Click Here
Undertaker Frank said on 15/Jan/19
I took a Picture With Tatanka and he was wearing Big Heeled Cowboy Boots and look alittle taller than me and im 5ft 11.5 i say hes about 5ft 10 to 5ft 10.5
Sotiris Gravas said on 3/Jan/19
Tatanka was never more than 5'11" ( I stood right next to the man in 1997, even worked out at my gym together). Here's a pic where DiBiase doesn't look very tall... Click Here

Tatanka and Hogan nowadays... Click Here

From the old days, Tatanka next to Sid (DiBiase not looking very tall)... Click Here
FrankR1 said on 8/Dec/18
The incredibly thick, stalky “Tatanka” (Chris Chavis) never looked taller than 5’11”. His personal claim that he was 6’2” is erroneous. The fact that the WWE gave him a “billed height” of 5’11” is all the more reason to believe that was never an inch over that height. I also think that Tatanka’s billed weight of 240 lbs (in the early 1990s) was well under what he actually weighed — probably 270 lbs.
MJKoP said on 29/May/18
His 6'2" claim goes with a mullet in the year 2012.
Samir Yusuf said on 22/Apr/18
berta said on 8/Apr/18
i wonder if he believes he is 188 himself ore a joke claim
Editor Rob
Well it was just somebody askin him how tall he was and he gives "6 ft 2 in" wink or anything.
Still, shorter than Bret Hart.

Tatanka's knees look bent weird in this picture like my 2 year old daughter when she hides behind the curtains and says she's busy and leave her alone.
Editor Rob
Tatanka poses on one leg, pushing himself up a bit at times...though it doesn't really add anything from what I saw.
star69 said on 3/Apr/18
Samir Yusuf said on 2/Mar/18
Tatanka never looked Indian to me. I'm friends with 2 big families from Punjab and he looks very different from them. I'd say he's about 5'10¼

Hahah he's American Indian aka Native American. Different kind of Indian!
star69 said on 3/Apr/18
Paul said on 5/Sep/17
6'2? He must be joking. His billed height was 6' flat. Lol

He's not even 6'0 let alone 6'2 LOL.
I'm seeing 5'10.5
Samir Yusuf said on 2/Mar/18
Tatanka never looked Indian to me. I'm friends with 2 big families from Punjab and he looks very different from them. I'd say he's about 5'10¼
Mincer said on 13/Feb/18
@Angry at height liars

Wow you really are angry at height liars!
Robby said on 11/Feb/18
Even in the SNES version of the Royal Rumble Tatanka was listed at 5'11". He was a solid 3-4" shorter than Ted Dibiase in 94 & 95.
Angry at height liars said on 11/Feb/18
I literally threw up in my mouth at his 6'2 claim. I would have screamed in his face when he said that.
Ajay said on 10/Feb/18
Lol what a loser, claims 3.5 inches over his actual height.
Undertaker Frank said on 4/Feb/18
I met Tatanka in 94 and he was wearing Cowboy boots with a very big heel and he was about 6ft so Barefoot he could be 5ft 10
Halb said on 4/Feb/18
Legs look very thin.
Jim Hopper said on 4/Feb/18
Peter175 said on 29/Jan/18
This would be like me claiming to be 6ft0.5.

No one would ever believe it
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 30/Dec/17
Rob, what made you think he was 5´11.5"peak anything we can look up?
Imo he never looked near 6ft and was billed at 5´11" early nineties Click Here
Editor Rob
today he is sub 5ft 11, I thought it's possible he lost an inch...he could be claiming a full 3 inch inflation.
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 1/Dec/17
It's a stupid claim, but not that unexpected from a 5-11.5 pro wrestler. The problem is that apparently he was billed at 6ft0...

And Slim, really? Wrestlers are usually the one area where I expect someone to have lost a bit of height earlier.
tane said on 15/Nov/17
Listing is accurate. Ive seen him billed 5'11" lowest, 6'2" highest. Ive seen 6 ft listings for em. He was dwarfed by 6ft2 6ft3 guys like dibiase luger ect. Far cry from 6ft2
Slim 185 said on 13/Nov/17
5’10.25” today.
5’11.25” peak.

I can’t believe he’s lost an inch at 52 years old!!!
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 28/Oct/17
It's not uncommon for wrestlers to be billed nearly 4 inches taller than their actual height, although it's in the minority.
Matthew Robinson said on 18/Oct/17
Just looking at the picture here I agree it's somewhere between 5'10" and 5'11" accounting for posture, but I actually think it'd be a bit closer to the 11 than the 10.
Jordan87 said on 16/Oct/17
In ROb's pic the guy is still built like a truck.
Jordan87 said on 4/Oct/17
6'2" lol, yep.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Sep/17
Not shocked that he's nowhere near 6ft2 as I just assumed that was the wrestling business...but to hear it straight from the horses mouth. That has got to be the most embellished claim I've ever read, over 3in!
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Sep/17
Great Pic! Looks like he just realized that YOU got him Rob :)

Lol, 6´2" ... larger than life

Always looked about 5´10.75"-5´11", like Davey Boy Smith.
MSJC said on 6/Sep/17
When dealing with wrestler heights usually deduct about 2-4 inches.
Paul said on 5/Sep/17
6'2? He must be joking. His billed height was 6' flat. Lol
Jake T. said on 29/Aug/17
That's true. I remember British Bulldog was billed as high as 6'3 when actually he was about the same height as Tatanka.
Editor Rob said on 29/Aug/17
Jake, today Tatanka I thin is somewhere between 5ft 10-11 range...and has lost maybe an inch.
He made an optimistic claim of 6ft 2 only 4 years ago! But that's wrestling for you!
Jake T. said on 22/Aug/17
He always gave me the impression of being around 5'11, but today he's looking 5'10

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