How tall is Andre The Giant

Andre The Giant's Height

7ft 0 (213.4 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. In 1971 Andre claimed to be "214cm" (Just over 7ft) at a weight of 171kg.

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6ft 11.87in (213cm)
Halb said on 21/Nov/20
Well we know that Wilt was measured twice, once at 7'1" and once near filming at 7'½". Wilt was 47 at time of filming.
Canson said on 21/Nov/20
@Editor Rob: that’s odd. But then again Wilt may have too in his 30s
Editor Rob
Andre had been doing a lot of wrestling through his 20's.
Canson said on 19/Nov/20
@Editor Rob: when would you say he begin losing height?
Editor Rob
I would not be surprised by age 30 he'd lost a little.
Halb said on 18/Nov/20
An inch minimum by 37 seems excessive when we know his early listings were 6'10"/6'11".
RoelC said on 18/Nov/20
Editor Rob said on 16/Nov/20
Click Here. That is the original version.
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Cool, never new Gettyimages had the original pics in their stock.

If you place the original pics next to the one from Moviestilldb, you can see how tilted that pic was.
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The 1st pic looks to have the correct angle. Everything looks to be level there.
In the 2nd pic everything looks to be leaning to the left a little bit. In the 3rd pic that's of course even more exagerrated.
Editor Rob
yeah there is a tilt favouring Andre.
62B said on 17/Nov/20
What do you guess Andre's height at in the Wilt Picture Rob?
Editor Rob
given his footwear, hard to see andre near 7ft, I mean he had lost an inch at least by then I'm sure
62B said on 17/Nov/20
JT said on 17/Nov/20
Early 70s
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62B said on 15/Nov/20
….This first pic of Wilt and Andre is an altered version as an attempt to correct the camera angle. There is no way to determine if it is an accurate depiction or not. The real unedited picture has Andre looking taller than Wilt even in the wig.

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There is no point in posting pics out there like this Click Here or even this Click Here where there’s an obvious camera tilt in favor of Andre.

Everything including the ground look level here Click Here and Wilt still comes out taller.
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I am not trying to say Andre was ever taller than Wilt. But I would rather look at an unaltered picture than an altered one. I know its your hobby, but even if you come up with something that may have actually been close, there is now way of saying without a doubt its accurate.
JT said on 17/Nov/20
Early 70s
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62B said on 15/Nov/20
….This first pic of Wilt and Andre is an altered version as an attempt to correct the camera angle. There is no way to determine if it is an accurate depiction or not. The real unedited picture has Andre looking taller than Wilt even in the wig.

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There is no point in posting pics out there like this Click Here or even this Click Here where there’s an obvious camera tilt in favor of Andre.

Everything including the ground look level here Click Here and Wilt still comes out taller.
RoelC said on 16/Nov/20
62B said on 15/Nov/20
This first pic of Wilt and Andre is an altered version as an attempt to correct the camera angle. There is no way to determine if it is an accurate depiction or not. The real unedited picture has Andre looking taller than Wilt even in the wig.

Pdoggy said on 15/Nov/20
The original pic of Andre and Wilt without people trying to TILT the pic shows Andre as taller because of his footwear.
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The ‘real unedited’ pic had a clear camera tilt in Andre’s favour!
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It was posted on a website called Moviestilldb, which is nothing more than a sharing platform for moviestills. Who’s to say the pic hasn’t been tampered with before it was uploaded? I can tell you with 100% certainty though that this was not the original pic. It’s been edited as well.

Here’s a different version of the same pic. Less tilted, different colors, less detail in the top of the pic, but more detail in the bottom, confirming that the pic from Moviestillsdb isn’t the original pic. The pic is still slightly tilted in Andre’s favor, but not nearly as much as the other pic.

The pic Meltzer posted in his newsletter, did not have that camera tilt. Whether or not he got the pic directly from the photographer himself, is unsure He doesn’t give credit to the original copyright holders, so my guess is he didn’t.
He did crop the pic to a size, so only Andre, Wilt & Arnold were seen. But did he tilt is aswell?

That seems highly unlikely, as a different pic (the one were Andre had his head down) showed up in a movie magazine, and that pic had the same camera angle as Meltzer’s pic. You can see that pic on my post from November 10 (1st pic). Seeing as the official copyright holders (Universal Studios & photographer Rolf Konow) are credited, it’s safe to assume they got their pic directly from the source. The camera angle is exactly the same as Meltzer’s pic. If you blend the two pics together, you’ll see that Arnold & Wilt stay the same height and Andre gains a little bit of height, because he raises his head. Click Here

The floor line in front of them is a good indicator of how the camera angle should be, as it needs to be nearly level.
Editor Rob
Click Here. That is the original version.
J2Frenzy said on 16/Nov/20
@Vincent I don’t think he lost 2 full inches at his age, but O think he lost more than 1. So 6’9.5 is a compromise
Vincent Caleb said on 16/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy:
Agreed, Andre was 6’11”. Not sure on his height before he passed though. Sometimes it looked as low as 6’9” flat.
Canson said on 15/Nov/20
RoelC said on 13/Nov/20
Canson said on 12/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I wonder when the 7’0.5 took place. Peak could be 7’1 as I’d still not rule it out. Maybe 7’0.75
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Don't know about his 7'1 1/16" measurement, but the 7'0 ½" was done at the end of a 1-hour media session, which was held in the afternoon. Click Here

Interesting
Canson said on 15/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: that looks good. Im thinking that it was more along the lines of 6’11 in his early 20s perhaps or maybe just under. I’m not seeing just a solid 6’10 like some say (which I considered at one point too) but don’t see 7’0” either
Canson said on 15/Nov/20
What people have to remember is height loss at this size is very real once you age. As J2Frenzy said, Wilt Chamberlain could’ve been a candidate for mid 40s height loss and there are others such as Big Show who could be the same. I don’t necessarily rule out some height loss for Andre at an even earlier age and he had a rare medical condition
Halb said on 15/Nov/20
JT said on 14/Nov/20
Wilt obviously has a wig on with Andre but the top of his head is higher than it would appear Click Here
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Even without the correction the floor, on cane see Wilt edges out André, even with those cowboy boots, the only question is by how much, and then how much more to take off for the boots. This is also a healthy André who has had no surgery. There's a great match between André and Stan Hansen from 1983 which shows how nimble André was in '83, there's no reason to think he had lost anything by the age of 37.
J2Frenzy said on 15/Nov/20
Andre’s peak was 6’11, down to 6’9.5 when he died
Pdoggy said on 15/Nov/20
The original pic of Andre and Wilt without people trying to TILT the pic shows Andre as taller because of his footwear.

Roel is correct. These pics are old and a lot of variations have flooded the web.

I would say that in the original pic all things considered Andre was between 6 11.5 and 7' barefoot in that pic. Wilt edging him by a half inch. They both dwarf Arnold. This is not Andre's peak. I believe he peaked at just over 7'.
62B said on 15/Nov/20
JT said on 14/Nov/20
Wilt obviously has a wig on with Andre but the top of his head is higher than it would appear Click Here
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This first pic of Wilt and Andre is an altered version as an attempt to correct the camera angle. There is no way to determine if it is an accurate depiction or not. The real unedited picture has Andre looking taller than Wilt even in the wig.
JT said on 14/Nov/20
Wilt obviously has a wig on with Andre but the top of his head is higher than it would appear Click Here

Stan Frazier next to probably strong 6’0” Roddy Piper and Andre next to Piper from the same year Click Here
Here’s a pretty good shot of Frazier and Hillbilly Jim in the ring
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Frazier in cowboy boots next to Andy Kaufman (6’0” per Rob) from 1983
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RoelC said on 13/Nov/20
Canson said on 12/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I wonder when the 7’0.5 took place. Peak could be 7’1 as I’d still not rule it out. Maybe 7’0.75
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Don't know about his 7'1 1/16" measurement, but the 7'0 ½" was done at the end of a 1-hour media session, which was held in the afternoon. Click Here
Canson said on 13/Nov/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Nov/20
Canson said on 12/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I wonder when the 7’0.5 took place. Peak could be 7’1 as I’d still not rule it out. Maybe 7’0.75

Response: Don't matter cause that was a lying down height where your skeleton automatically gets stretched to the max. In that pic Wilt looked at least 2 to 3 inches taller than Dre. Dre max prime was 6-10, likely a bit under, but he was a massive fella, much wider than Wilt. In a real fight you do not want Dre on top of you as he will immobilize you with his weight and quickly pound you unconscious with blows from his massive fists.

But by your logic (because he said it above on Wilt’s page), Wilt said he laid down when he got measured at 84.5” or 7’0.5”. So that would mean (by your logic), he was 7’0” tall. He clearly wasn’t as low as 7’0”. In reality laying down for 1 minute to get an accurate measurement won’t alter it that much. Not by 1”. You have to regain the height. But we have to consider that Wilt has measured both 7’1 and 7’0.5”. We don’t know when either took place because you do remember that 7’0.5” was in his 40s? So it’s very possible he was close to 7’1” peak
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Nov/20
Canson said on 12/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I wonder when the 7’0.5 took place. Peak could be 7’1 as I’d still not rule it out. Maybe 7’0.75

Response: Don't matter cause that was a lying down height where your skeleton automatically gets stretched to the max. In that pic Wilt looked at least 2 to 3 inches taller than Dre. Dre max prime was 6-10, likely a bit under, but he was a massive fella, much wider than Wilt. In a real fight you do not want Dre on top of you as he will immobilize you with his weight and quickly pound you unconscious with blows from his massive fists.
Canson said on 12/Nov/20
@J2Frenzy: I wonder when the 7’0.5 took place. Peak could be 7’1 as I’d still not rule it out. Maybe 7’0.75
J2Frenzy said on 12/Nov/20
Dear @Yao is 7-8. Wilt is definitely a candidate for mid-40s shrinkage, what with being 7’+ and 250 pounds at his lightest
RoelC said on 12/Nov/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 12/Nov/20
Response: RoelC I think your IQ has gone down a few points. Yes, I have seen these pics like 100 times, no, Andre was not standing closer to Wilt as in the pic posted by Halb. Not only no, but hell no. In the Halb pic, Dre was standing right next to Wilt with no obstruction. In your pics, there was Arnold standing between them and Dre was standing much closer to the camera. Halb's pic was 1000x better at judging Dre's height as Dre was looking up at a stooping Wilt. Dre was 6-10 max prime, any taller estimate is tripping on meth.
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Well I every time I read your posts I do get a little bit dumber. No point replying to your above post, as it's complete nonsense.
Yao is 7-8 said on 12/Nov/20
RoelC said on 10/Nov/20
Seriously, all these pics have all been posted here tons of times and have been debated to death.
Guess you must be new to this board then.

Response: RoelC I think your IQ has gone down a few points. Yes, I have seen these pics like 100 times, no, Andre was not standing closer to Wilt as in the pic posted by Halb. Not only no, but hell no. In the Halb pic, Dre was standing right next to Wilt with no obstruction. In your pics, there was Arnold standing between them and Dre was standing much closer to the camera. Halb's pic was 1000x better at judging Dre's height as Dre was looking up at a stooping Wilt. Dre was 6-10 max prime, any taller estimate is tripping on meth.

FriedChicken said on 10/Nov/20
So i looked it up and apparently wilt was in his late 40s at the time. And in his mid 40s he measured 7'0 1/2. So 6'11" for Andre there.

Response: Bro, you need a lesson in basic physics. Wilt was measured 7' 1/2" lying down. When you stand up, there is a thing called gravity that pulls you down so your height lying down is usually taller than standing up. Capiche? Also, 40's is still relatively young. I know it might seem old to you if you are like 18, but UFC fighter Randy Couture was still competing in his 50s. So no, Wilt did not shrink in his 40s unless he is plastic man.
Undertaker Frank said on 11/Nov/20
I dont Believe was 6ft 11 Barefoot in the picture with Wilt He had the Heel Advantage & still shorter than Wilt Andre i would say 6ft 10 Barefoot would be more likely
Halb said on 11/Nov/20
There is a picture of André's cowboy boots, they make regular cowboy boots look tiny. What boost do regular boots give? 1'½"-2"?
FriedChicken said on 10/Nov/20
So i looked it up and apparently wilt was in his late 40s at the time. And in his mid 40s he measured 7'0 1/2. So 6'11" for Andre there.
FriedChicken said on 10/Nov/20
How old was Wilt during that pic? In his 40s he shrunk to 7'0.5
RoelC said on 10/Nov/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 8/Nov/20
Response: I've never seen pics of Dre/Wilt this close. Post those pics where they were standing together. What? Dre looked taller than Wilt? LMAO. Plus, if yall haven't noticed, Dre was LOOKING UP at Wilt? Dre looked 6-11? Yeh wearing shoes Dre was probably over 6-11, barefoot Dre was barely 6-10 prime IMO.
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Seriously, all these pics have all been posted here tons of times and have been debated to death.
Guess you must be new to this board then.
Click Here (Wilt looking taller, but Andre has his head down)
Click Here (Andre edges out Wilt, but he's closer to the camera)
Click Here (Andre edges out Wilt, but this time Wilt has his head down)
Click Here (Probably the best pic, no one closer to the camera, no one looking down)

Yes Wilt is taller, but with his boots Andre isn't that far off. It all depends on how much boost those boots give him. Wilt is probably about 7'1" in those moccasins boots.
Vincent Caleb said on 8/Nov/20
@Editor Rob: What do you think his head size was? An easy 11 inches?
Editor Rob
when looking at some photos with other folk, actually nearer a foot isn't impossible.
J2Frenzy said on 8/Nov/20
Andre is a little further back in that picture, look at their feet. Just a thing I noticed
Yao is 7-8 said on 8/Nov/20
RoelC said on 6/Nov/20
And how is a pic where one is clearly standing much closer to the camera the best pic yet, when we have several pics of them standing next to each other?
Canson said on 6/Nov/20
While I don’t necessarily believe Andre was ever 7’0”, that pic is hardly the way to prove.
J2Frenzy said on 5/Nov/20
The only difference between 7’1 Wilt and Andre looks to be hair based. Dre looks 6’11 there.

Response: I've never seen pics of Dre/Wilt this close. Post those pics where they were standing together. What? Dre looked taller than Wilt? LMAO. Plus, if yall haven't noticed, Dre was LOOKING UP at Wilt? Dre looked 6-11? Yeh wearing shoes Dre was probably over 6-11, barefoot Dre was barely 6-10 prime IMO.
Canson said on 6/Nov/20
@Roel C and Fried Chicken: where Wilt is in a favorable place with camera. Agreed. If you placed Magic there and Bird in the spot where Andre is, that would make him look the same (shorter) than Magic. While I don’t necessarily believe Andre was ever 7’0”, that pic is hardly the way to prove.
RoelC said on 6/Nov/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 5/Nov/20
Response: Woe, this is best pic I have seen yet of Wilt and Andre. I think the Dre fans have been carefully keeping this pic out of circulation. Dre for sure was 6-10 max, not surprised if he was below that. Wilt was tilting his head too!
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That pic has been posted here by me in July 2018 and has been discussed and re-posted here several times since. It's not like it is some type of obscure pic. The pic re-surfaced in mid-2018 and was posted by the No. 1 Andre the Giant-collector on his Andre the Giant-tribute Facebook page. So it's not like Andre the Giant fans are trying to hide that picture. Most fans don't give a crap if Andre was or wasn't a legitimate 7-footer.

And how is a pic where one is clearly standing much closer to the camera the best pic yet, when we have several pics of them standing next to each other?
recapa said on 5/Nov/20
i feel like andre was just under 7ft at his peak
FriedChicken said on 5/Nov/20
Andre is obviously further from the camera. Look at their shoes.
Halb said on 5/Nov/20
André looks at least 2 inches under Wilt there. With any footwear taken into consideration. 7'½" and 6'10½"?
J2Frenzy said on 5/Nov/20
The only difference between 7’1 Wilt and Andre looks to be hair based. Dre looks 6’11 there
Yao is 7-8 said on 5/Nov/20
Halb said on 1/Nov/20
Not seen this picture before either of Wilt and André, even with his cowboy boots André has to look up some. imgur.com/gallery/UhWsSh4

Response: Woe, this is best pic I have seen yet of Wilt and Andre. I think the Dre fans have been carefully keeping this pic out of circulation. Dre for sure was 6-10 max, not surprised if he was below that. Wilt was tilting his head too!

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RoelC said on 4/Nov/20
There was a slight tilt in the pic with Andre & Frazier, which I've corrected here.
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Andre isn't much taller here, but he's standing further behind and has a slight footwear disadvantage. My guess is, he would be around 2-3 inches taller than Frazier.

Frazier stood right next to Hogan at a 1985 WWE SNME Halloween special. He looked no more than 2 inches taller than Hogan.
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Looked no more than 2-3 inches taller than Hillbilly Jim either.
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My guess is Elmer was 6'7-6'8" at the most. 6'10" is way too high for him.
Andre definately looked taller next to Hogan & Hillbilly Jim than Elmer did.
Guy B said on 2/Nov/20
Looking at pictures of him next to Wilt chamberlain, it doesn’t show that much of a height difference between the two. I would say that at his absolute peak and healthiest, maybe a shade over 7 feet tall. By the late 80s and early 90s, you can tell his condition was really taking a toll and was compressing the hell out of his spine.

I think a lot of people go against the 7 foot tall guess because so many didn’t follow his career until the mid-80s, and that’s when his condition started to decline. I did have the privilege of meeting him at an event not long before his death. Couldn’t really guess a height then, because I was seven and anyone over 6 feet tall was gonna look like a giant, LOL, but truly truly nice man. A gentle giant.
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Nov/20
Vegas' said on 1/Nov/20
Why would Pierres opinion mean anything? I mean is Big Show 6'4 based on this? Click Here
Shaq would be ~7'2 in those big sneakers Click Here even an older Big Show there looks taller than 6'9. Footwear soles looks similar.

Response: Except we are NOT talking about pics with angle/distance and other problems. We talking 2 videos of Big Show with Shaq and 6-7 Kane, moving around, and talking to each other for minutes. Shaq was at least 3" taller than Big Show in that video and Kane at times barely looked shorter than Big show. A video is worth 1,000 pics. Also, on Big Show page, Pierre posted numerous pics of Show next to Dirk Nowitzki and looking much shorter. So now that's at least two 7footers, Shaq and Dirk, against whom Show looked about 3" shorter. The 2 VIDEOS, plus pics of Show/Shaq and Show/Dirk, clearly indicated that Show was not 6-10, but 6-9 at best. And all comments about Show losing 2" inches in height as he aged is pure garbage IMO.
JT said on 1/Nov/20
Stan Frazier’s website also says he was 6’10” and the same height as Andre but he looked maybe 6’8” peak
With Andre Click Here Jerry Lawler’s around 5’10” and Frazier does not look a full head size taller
With Vince Click Here

Frazier and King Kong Bundy (~ 6’3”) in flip flops stood on the same scale for a "weigh-in" for a mid-1980s Saturday Night Main Event
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Halb said on 1/Nov/20
Looking at this pic, imgur.com/gallery/iHnyHpo, the camera angle favours André, but I don't see 2". Not seen this picture before either of Wilt and André, even with his cowboy boots André has to look up some. imgur.com/gallery/UhWsSh4
UndertakerFrank said on 1/Nov/20
Halb Andre was clearly taller than Stan Frazier So i doubt Stan was a Legit 6ft 10 Andre probably was 6ft 10 There are pictures on both of them together & Andre was atleast 2 inches taller
Canson said on 1/Nov/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Nov/20
Canson said on 30/Oct/20
When I said Shaq edges him it means he’s clearly not 7’0”. If you look at my previous comments I clearly said Shaq had 1.5” on Show in that pic. Grow up and get a life.
Canson said on 29/Oct/20
And Show wasn’t more than about 1.5” shorter than Shaq so he couldn’t have been under 6’10 let alone 6’9” back then and that wasn’t even his peak height.

Response: Chill money, you take things too personally. You should read Pierre's comments on Big Show page. The pic you posted was in the ring, and yes Show with the help of wrestling boots and lifts looked about 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than Shaq. But the video showed that wearing normal shoes, Show was 3+ inches shorter, which prompted Pierre to say that Show was no taller than 6-8ish. In the video with 6-7 Kane Show was barely taller. However, I still think peak Show could be 6-9, but definitely not 6-10.

I respect Pierre but I don’t agree with any of his estimates. And Big Show was clearly taller than Kevin Durant and was only 1.5” shorter than Shaq. Show isn’t 6’9 flat even today. He is minimum 6’9.5 now
Vegas' said on 1/Nov/20
Why would Pierres opinion mean anything? The guy knows nothing about pro wrestling as he demonstrated on Kanes page and just randomly posts photos where people look shorter. I mean is Big Show 6'4 based on this? Click Here

Shaq would be ~7'2 in those big sneakers Click Here even an older Big Show there looks taller than 6'9 (6'10.5 in gear). Footwear soles looks similar.
Halb said on 1/Nov/20
If you listen to the 'Jim Cornette's Drive Thru - Episode 161: Andre The Giant vs. Stan Hansen Watch-Along.' Jim mentions the real height of Stan Frazier which he then states is the same height as André the Giant, 6'10".
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Nov/20
Canson said on 30/Oct/20
When I said Shaq edges him it means he’s clearly not 7’0”. If you look at my previous comments I clearly said Shaq had 1.5” on Show in that pic. Grow up and get a life.
Canson said on 29/Oct/20
And Show wasn’t more than about 1.5” shorter than Shaq so he couldn’t have been under 6’10 let alone 6’9” back then and that wasn’t even his peak height.

Response: Chill money, you take things too personally. You should read Pierre's comments on Big Show page. The pic you posted was in the ring, and yes Show with the help of wrestling boots and lifts looked about 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than Shaq. But the video showed that wearing normal shoes, Show was 3+ inches shorter, which prompted Pierre to say that Show was no taller than 6-8ish. In the video with 6-7 Kane Show was barely taller. However, I still think peak Show could be 6-9, but definitely not 6-10.
Canson said on 30/Oct/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 29/Oct/20
Canson said on 29/Oct/20
Yea Shaq definitely edged him But I also wonder how much height he had lost by that time. Maybe Show wasn’t 7’0” in his prime but I’d easily say he was 6’11” range.

Response: Shaq only "edged" Show? Show could be 6-11? LMAO, Shaq towered over Show. Man, you really want Hogan and Show to be super tall don't you?

Why do you make childish comments then get upset when someone makes them to you? How would I “want someone to be a certain height”? I remember you saying to Mickie that you don’t estimate based on emotion but it appears you actually do since that’s the first thought that pops into your head. And if you learn how to read I said Show was 6’11” peak. I’m not arguing Rob’s listing here of 6’10” today. In fact, I’ve said that he could be slightly under 6’10” today. When I said Shaq edges him it means he’s clearly not 7’0”. If you look at my previous comments I clearly said Shaq had 1.5” on Show in that pic. Grow up and get a life
Canson said on 29/Oct/20
I would say that Big Show was taller than Andre the Giant at his peak height. And Show wasn’t more than about 1.5” shorter than Shaq so he couldn’t have been under 6’10 let alone 6’9” back then and that wasn’t even his peak height. If you look closely, Show lost some height in the neck at that stage. I doubt he was able to stand straight but who knows. Either way The General consensus on Shaq’s height is that he’s No taller than Rob lists him (on average) or at least not much taller than that. Worst case is he’s 6’9-6’10 range

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Canson said on 29/Oct/20
I would say that Big Show was taller than Andre the Giant at his peak height. And Show wasn’t more than about 1.5” shorter than Shaq so he couldn’t have been under 6’10 let alone 6’9” back then and that wasn’t even his peak height

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Yao is 7-8 said on 29/Oct/20
Canson said on 29/Oct/20
Yea Shaq definitely edged him But I also wonder how much height he had lost by that time. Maybe Show wasn’t 7’0” in his prime but I’d easily say he was 6’11” range.

Response: Shaq only "edged" Show? Show could be 6-11? LMAO, Shaq towered over Show. Man, you really want Hogan and Show to be super tall don't you?
RoelC said on 29/Oct/20
Vegas' said on 28/Oct/20
You are confusing being "billed" by a pro wrestling promotion. Yes he was "billed" at 7'2 for a few years (Roel would know better than me when WWE stopped billing him 7'2 but I would assume 2004-05?). Prior to that WCW billed him 7'4.
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WWE started re-billing Big Show at 7ft in November 2004.
His billing in October 2004: Click Here
His billing in November 2004: Click Here

When he arrived in the WWE in February 1999 he was also billed at 7ft. They didn't start billing him at 7ft2 until May 1999.
Vincent Caleb said on 29/Oct/20
Andre is a definitely over listed. Peak was max 6-11.25 possibly a flat 6-11.
Vegas' said on 29/Oct/20
Inflation happens in college basketball but a 6'9 range guy getting 7'1 listings is next to impossible. More than 2 inch inflation is extremely rare and I have researched the barefoot heights and college listings of over 150 players from last 5 years measured 6'5 barefoot or over.

You are also ignoring if Wight was 6'9 peak then next tallest guy on a division 1 NCAA team was struggling with 6'5, again impossible Click Here High school teams would be taller.. #32 went on to play in NBA I believe and was listed 6'8!

Shaq and Big show meeting in 2009 Big Show is not in wrestling boots.. Click Here

Also Andre never looked that tall next to Savage or Hogan Click Here
Canson said on 29/Oct/20
@Vegas: Yea Shaq definitely edged him But I also wonder how much height he had lost by that time. Maybe Show wasn’t 7’0” in his prime but I’d easily say he was 6’11” range
Yao is 7-8 said on 28/Oct/20
Julian Cross 188.5cm said on 24/Oct/20
How would Andre and Big Show compared in their peaks? My guess is Show would be about 1” taller

Response: No way. Dre was a bit taller than Show, based on the video below of Show next to Shaq. Dre was 6-10+ peak and Show looked under 6-10. Shaq was 2+ inches taller than Show. I mean we talking maybe an inch max though between peak Dre and peak Show though.

Vegas' said on 28/Oct/20
Your video you can't see if ground is a level or footwear, stance nothing. First time he stared down Shaq was 2009, looks taller than 6'9-10 there. Remember even with Shaq in 2009 that's an older obese Wight not peak Wight who was listed 7'1 at division 1 level college basketball Click Here Click Here

FriedChicken said on 22/Oct/20
I know some older kid who's like 6'5" got billed by 6'7" by his school basketball team. Teams inflating their player heights isn't unknown.

Response: I agree with Fried Chicken here, Show's college basketball height was definitely inflated. Show might be 6-9 1/2 barefoot and 6-11 wearing sneakers. Show never stared down Shaq, more like looking up. Even Show wearing huge wrestling boots with lifts was still shorter than Shaq. I will accept 6-10 flat for Show max peak, but more likely he was under 6-10.
Vegas' said on 28/Oct/20
You said and I quote "Big Show claimed 7-2 until he got stared down by Shaq". To my knowledge and I have been watching pro wrestling 40 odd years Paul "Big Show" Wight never claimed 7'2 out of kayfabe. During non WWE interviews for Mayweather match in early 2008 he was claiming 7 foot.

You are confusing being "billed" by a pro wrestling promotion. Yes he was "billed" at 7'2 for a few years (Roel would know better than me when WWE stopped billing him 7'2 but I would assume 2004-05?). Prior to that WCW billed him 7'4.

As for height I met Wight a number of times between 2001-10, 100% he was taller than 6'9 out of gear then and taller than 6'10.

Your video you can't see if ground is a level or footwear, stance nothing. First time he stared down Shaq was 2009, looks taller than 6'9-10 there Click Here

Also you think Lebron in white and Big Show in black are both 6'9? Click Here

Remember even with Shaq in 2009 that's an older obese Wight not peak Wight who was listed 7'1 at division 1 level college basketball Click Here Click Here
Halb said on 27/Oct/20
I think in their peak heights, Big Show would edge out André slightly.
Canson said on 27/Oct/20
@Roel C: no different than Jimmy Butler “measuring 6’7” and Jae Crowder measuring 6’6”. Both are 1” shorter just out of bed
RoelC said on 26/Oct/20
JT said on 22/Oct/20
RoelC, the new NBA rules should have ended the height debate but it didn’t. There’s no way Lebron is within 1.25” of Anthony Davis Click Here who’s ~ 6’10” . 6’8.5” should be around Lebron’s height in shoes. Ben Simmons was “measured” at 6’9.5” and Joel Embiid 6’11.75” Click Here when there’s about a 4 inch difference.
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Fair enough. Indeed Lebron's re-measurement seem to have raised more questions than it answered.

I've seen the pics of Lebron James & Anthony Davis and Lebron doesn't look 6'8.5" in any of them. But I still think it's weird that the L.A. Lakers would 'fake' Lebron's measurement. If they didn't want to send in accurate figures, why give a figure that has him come out taller barefoot than his 2003 measurement in shoes!
Yao is 7-8 said on 25/Oct/20
Vegas' said on 23/Oct/20
Big Show did not claim 7'2 until Shaq staredown. He was billed 7 foot flat in 2004-08 including his match with Mayweather in 2008 over a year prior to first meeting with Shaq. Wight was definitely taller than 6'10 peak though.

Response: You are so wrong it's not even funny. Big Show claimed 7-2 when he first came to WWE as the Giant and then at some point changed to 7 feet. As you can see in this video, Shaq was a lot taller than the Big Show when they met on the street and Big Show wasn't wearing wrestling boots. Even 6-10 is a bit of a stretch. Big Show's real barefoot height is probably closer to 6-9. At no point in his life was Big Show ever 7 feet barefoot.

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Julian Cross 188.5cm said on 24/Oct/20
How would Andre and Big Show compared in their peaks? My guess is Show would be about 1” taller
Vegas' said on 23/Oct/20
Big Show did not claim 7'2 until Shaq staredown. He was billed 7 foot flat in 2004-08 including his match with Mayweather in 2008 over a year prior to first meeting with Shaq

Wight was definitely taller than 6'10 peak though.
Canson said on 23/Oct/20
@Yao is 7-8; you completely ignored

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Canson said on 23/Oct/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 23/Oct/20
Canson said on 22/Oct/20
This is reality
Response:Your reality ain't my reality most of the time bruh, but we do seem to agree on Dre being 6-10 and change.

FriedChicken said on 19/Oct/20
Legit 7'0"when he was younger and thinner and ultimately reached 6'11" at the end of his life due to spinal problems. Anyone else agree?
Response: Even trollman Canson agrees that Andre was never 7 feet, or even 6-11. Big Show claimed 7-2 until he got stared down by Shaq, that's when the whole world realized Big Show was about 6-10, not 7 feet. Same goes with Dre, a giant for sure, but not a 7 foot giant.

Hmm? Trollman? Sure you aren’t taking about yourself?

Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Oct/20
Congrats to LeBrawn for winning another championship. He is without doubt 6-8 1/2 barefoot. 6-10 Anthony Davis is definitely taller, but by 1.5" only.

Yao is 7-8 said on 20/Oct/20

The Yao/Muresan pic was from 2009, the camera was level with their heads and Yao was clearly taller. Yao is 7-8 or very close, 7-7+.

Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Aug/20
Hogan was 6-3 peak prime, maybe a tad taller, 6-3 1/4 IMHO. That Hogan lost 2 or 3 inches due to age and surgery is just ludicrous and a ploy to boost his "young" height.

Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Oct/20
@Miss Sandy Cowell,

Respectfully this is suppose to be a height discussion site, not an obituary. 6-1+ barefoot for Reeve, 6-3 with shoes. A tall man for sure, but not a giant.

Of and how did I forget?

The 6’7” Larry Bird
Yao is 7-8 said on 23/Oct/20
Canson said on 22/Oct/20
This is reality
Response:Your reality ain't my reality most of the time bruh, but we do seem to agree on Dre being 6-10 and change.

FriedChicken said on 19/Oct/20
Legit 7'0"when he was younger and thinner and ultimately reached 6'11" at the end of his life due to spinal problems. Anyone else agree?
Response: Even trollman Canson agrees that Andre was never 7 feet, or even 6-11. Big Show claimed 7-2 until he got stared down by Shaq, that's when the whole world realized Big Show was about 6-10, not 7 feet. Same goes with Dre, a giant for sure, but not a 7 foot giant.
FriedChicken said on 22/Oct/20
I know some older kid who's like 6'5" got billed by 6'7" by his school basketball team. Teams inflating their player heights isn't unknown.
Canson said on 22/Oct/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 21/Oct/20
RoelC said on 21/Oct/20
Lebron James was measured 6'7 ¼" at a pre-draft physical in June 2003. He was 6'8" in shoes.
Lebron was only 18 years old when he got drafted, so it's possible he was still growing at the time. Last year the NBA ordered all teams to certify the player's age & height. Players had to be measured barefoot by a team physician. Lebron came in at 6'8 ½". Are you claiming the L.A. Lakers faked his measurement? The whole idea was to have more accurate data for players. Faking Lebron's height already goes up entirely against this idea. The credibility of L.A. Lakers team physician would be up for grabs if this measurement proved to be false. James was the only player from the L.A. lakers whose listed height went up. All the other player's heights went down. I can find no reason for Lebron wanting to be listed taller. Especially considering he played point guard during last season.

Response: Welcome back brother haven't seen your comments for a while. I don't know why Canson thinks the NBA, Shaq, Boban Marjanovic, Lebron, etc. are all lying about heights. Like you said, Lebron could have easily grown from 6-7 1/4 to 6-8 1/2. It's nice to see someone else calling him out for his trolling.

No this is trolling:

Yao is 7-8 said on 20/Oct/20

The Yao/Muresan pic was from 2009, the camera was level with their heads and Yao was clearly taller. Yao is 7-8 or very close, 7-7+.

Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Aug/20
Hogan was 6-3 peak prime, maybe a tad taller, 6-3 1/4 IMHO. That Hogan lost 2 or 3 inches due to age and surgery is just ludicrous and a ploy to boost his "young" height.

Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Oct/20
@Miss Sandy Cowell,

Respectfully this is suppose to be a height discussion site, not an obituary. 6-1+ barefoot for Reeve, 6-3 with shoes. A tall man for sure, but not a giant.

This is reality:


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Canson said on 22/Oct/20
@JT: I agree with everything you said. And you also met Lonzo Ball and said he was only 6’4.That’s actually how tall he looks to me with Ingram and Kuzma coincidentally. I’d have a hard time seeing Lonzo any taller than me and I’m 6’4.25”. As for Melo, I’ve met him and he’s about what Rob lists him and what he measured. 6’6” range definitely. And I heard Simmons measured 6’8.25 when drafted but possible he was measured earlier in the day and that Embiid is an afternoon height. I have Simmons at 6’8”.

Go to Sunday July 29, 2018 at 404 pm. The link there is to the pic of all of the rookie all stars. Now I see why Ingram was downgraded because he is shorter than Kuzma. He looks a solid 6’7” (although I swore he was 6’8 when he played for the lakers and maybe 6’7 plus but now I don’t see it). I have Kuzma as a weak 6’8 (6’7.5 or 6’7.75)
Being he got 6’8” in the morning most likely. Lonzo looks 6’4 with them and with Josh Hart (measured 6’3.75” likely a bit earlier). I’d go 6’3.5 for him and 6’4 or maybe a hair over for Zo


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JT said on 22/Oct/20
RoelC, the new NBA rules should have ended the height debate but it didn’t. There’s no way Lebron is within 1.25” of Anthony Davis Click Here who’s ~ 6’10” . 6’8.5” should be around Lebron’s height in shoes. Ben Simmons was “measured” at 6’9.5” and Joel Embiid 6’11.75” Click Here when there’s about a 4 inch difference.

James Harden and Chris Paul are over-listed by about an inch at 6’5” and 6’1” respectively. I’ve met Paul and he was a little shorter than my 6’0” brother. NBA even over-lists marginal player Lonzo Ball by at least an inch at 6’6”. NBA also lists Carmelo Anthony at 6’8” when he’s about 2 inches shorter than that (although he may not have been signed with any team when these supposed measurements took place so they kept the old listing).

Major League Baseball probably exaggerates heights more than the NBA but not quite like pro wrestling.
Canson said on 21/Oct/20
@RoelC: Lebron wasn’t the only player. Danny Green measured 6’4.5” and is listed at 6’6” still. A lot of players remained the same height after this “supposed” measurement
Yao is 7-8 said on 21/Oct/20
RoelC said on 21/Oct/20
Lebron James was measured 6'7 ¼" at a pre-draft physical in June 2003. He was 6'8" in shoes.
Lebron was only 18 years old when he got drafted, so it's possible he was still growing at the time. Last year the NBA ordered all teams to certify the player's age & height. Players had to be measured barefoot by a team physician. Lebron came in at 6'8 ½". Are you claiming the L.A. Lakers faked his measurement? The whole idea was to have more accurate data for players. Faking Lebron's height already goes up entirely against this idea. The credibility of L.A. Lakers team physician would be up for grabs if this measurement proved to be false. James was the only player from the L.A. lakers whose listed height went up. All the other player's heights went down. I can find no reason for Lebron wanting to be listed taller. Especially considering he played point guard during last season.

Response: Welcome back brother haven't seen your comments for a while. I don't know why Canson thinks the NBA, Shaq, Boban Marjanovic, Lebron, etc. are all lying about heights. Like you said, Lebron could have easily grown from 6-7 1/4 to 6-8 1/2. It's nice to see someone else calling him out for his trolling.
Canson said on 21/Oct/20
@RoelC: pics aren’t deceiving. He’s not 6’8.5”. He isn’t 1.25” shorter than Davis. I can point to any pic with Carmelo or Wade etc. that may not have been Lebron’s doing either. The teams were forced to measure barefoot. Like Shane Gray said, I doubt many of them complied. Lebron is shorter than Kuzma
RoelC said on 21/Oct/20
Canson said on 19/Oct/20
Lol. You’re right he didn’t grow at all. He would’ve been 6’8.5 in basketball sneakers when drafted being they give 1.25” to his 6’7.25” barefoot measurement
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Lebron James was measured 6'7 ¼" at a pre-draft physical in June 2003. He was 6'8" in shoes.
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So apparently his shoes only give him a ¾" boost.

Lebron was only 18 years old when he got drafted, so it's possible he was still growing at the time.

Last year the NBA ordered all teams to certify the player's age & height. Players had to be measured barefoot by a team physician. Lebron came in at 6'8 ½". Are you claiming the L.A. Lakers faked his measurement? The whole idea was to have more accurate data for players. Faking Lebron's height already goes up entirely against this idea. The credibility of L.A. Lakers team physician would be up for grabs if this measurement proved to be false.

James was the only player from the L.A. lakers whose listed height went up. All the other player's heights went down. I can find no reason for Lebron wanting to be listed taller. Especially considering he played point guard during last season.

Anthony Davis measured 6'9 ¼" at the pre-draft in 2012 (6'10 ½" in shoes, which led to his 6'11" NBA listing). Davis re-measured 6'9 ¾" in 2019. He's now listed 6'10" by the NBA.

I agree that Lebron doesn't look his measured height, but pictures can be deceiving. There's really no debate about an official measurement, unless you wanna argue that said measurement never took place. But if that's the case than we can better stop using NBA measured heights altogether.
Canson said on 21/Oct/20
@Fried Chicken: his Peak height is a mystery
FriedChicken said on 19/Oct/20
Legit 7'0"when he was younger and thinner and ultimately reached 6'11" at the end of his life due to spinal problems. Anyone else agree?
Canson said on 19/Oct/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 19/Oct/20
6'3 Julian said on 17/Oct/20
@Yao is 7-8 so you’re telling me Lebron grew an inch in his mid thirties? Yeah, sure he did.

Response: No, Lebron did not grow in his 30s. Maybe the old listing of 6-8 in shoes was wrong, probably taken when Lebron was in High School and still growing. His full adult height upon re-measurement was 6-8 1/2 barefoot, or about 6-10 in shoes.

Lol. You’re right he didn’t grow at all. He would’ve been 6’8.5 in basketball sneakers when drafted being they give 1.25” to his 6’7.25” barefoot measurement
Yao is 7-8 said on 19/Oct/20
6'3 Julian said on 17/Oct/20
@Yao is 7-8 so you’re telling me Lebron grew an inch in his mid thirties? Yeah, sure he did.

Response: No, Lebron did not grow in his 30s. Maybe the old listing of 6-8 in shoes was wrong, probably taken when Lebron was in High School and still growing. His full adult height upon re-measurement was 6-8 1/2 barefoot, or about 6-10 in shoes.
Canson said on 18/Oct/20
Well people who watch basketball and have been around the guys peg Lebron at what Rob lists him max. And I agree with Julian he didn’t grow in his 30s
Halb said on 18/Oct/20
The youtube video titled, 'Jim Cornette Talks About Andre The Giant with Bertrand Hebert' has a title card with two pics of André, one had his real sub-7feet height and one at the kafaybe height.
6'3 Julian said on 17/Oct/20
@Yao is 7-8 so you’re telling me Lebron grew an inch in his mid thirties? Yeah, sure he did
Yao is 7-8 said on 16/Oct/20
6'3 Julian said on 13/Oct/20
@Yao is 7-8 “Lebron is listed by the NBA as 6-9 so it’s his height” ok I’ll use your logic for other celebs. Hogan was billed 6’7 and Andre 7’4, that’s their new heights. Undertaker, long believed to be 6’7 by this site is billed 6’10.5 so that’s what your reasoning puts him at. Yeah shut up.

Response: Man you are dense or what? Do you follow the NBA at all? If you do, or if you read any of the comments, you would have realized that NBA commissioner Silver last year ordered all players to be remeasured without shoes. That was why some players, such Lebron, went up in height from 6-8 to 6-9 and other players, such as Klay Thompson, went down from 6-7 to 6-5.

Canson said on 13/Oct/20
As for the picture with Peyton Manning, once again you use something to fit your narrative. Manning is much younger than Hogan. So since you believe Hogan to be 6’1”, do you believe Peyton Manning to only be 6’3” then? No manning has always been 6’5”. And Manning isn’t 4” taller than Hulk. If you say that he is, it means you’re lying like you do any other height difference.

Response: You misquote me to fit your own narrative. I said Hogan is 6-3 nowadays, essentially unchanged from his peak height of 6-3 something. I said due to back problems sometimes Hogan may appear shorter than 6-3 because he can't straighten his back. Manning looked about 2-3 inches taller than Hogan, so Hogan on that day when he met with Manning was 6-2/6-3. Andre has about 7 inches on Hogan and 5 inches on Big John Studd. Both Dre (6-10+) and Studd (6-4+/6-5)were taller than Hogan (6-3+).
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Oct/20
ReturnofG said on 14/Oct/20
Sorry Yao is shorter than 7'6 Shawn Bradley and Bradley is Shorter than Muerson. A peak Hulk Hogan was no less than 6'5.5 more than likely 6'6 with Andre peak being over 7'0.5, maybe even 7'1.5.

Response: My G, you are way off on both Yao and Andre. In 2002, Bradley (officially measured 7-5 1/2)was maybe 1/2" taller than rookie Yao but since then Yao has grown taller. Maybe the pic below from 2009 of Yao standing next to 7-7 Muresan will make you reconsider. Andre cannot be over 7 feet as that would make him the same height as Wilt Chamberlain. Andre is 6-10+, Yao 7-7+/7-8, both barefoot heights.

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Canson said on 14/Oct/20
@Return of G: 6’5.5 is very realistic for Hogan in his prime. He would’ve at least managed that at some point in the day (besides out of bed). 6’6” peak is more realistic than 6’3” lol
6'3 Julian said on 14/Oct/20
I agree on Yao Ming being under 7’6, maybe it’s his morning height, and Hogan as 6’5.5 is fine. Andre didn’t pass 7’0 though I don’t think
ReturnofG said on 14/Oct/20
Sorry Yao is shorter than 7'6 Shawn Bradley and Bradley is Shorter than Muerson. A peak Hulk Hogan was no less than 6'5.5 more than likely 6'6 with Andre peak being over 7'0.5, maybe even 7'1.5. When Andre hit over 400 pounds than his height seemed to shrink.
6'3 Julian said on 13/Oct/20
@Yao is 7-8 “Lebron is listed by the NBA as 6-9 so it’s his height” ok I’ll use your logic for other celebs. Hogan was billed 6’7 and Andre 7’4, that’s their new heights. Undertaker, long believed to be 6’7 by this site is billed 6’10.5 so that’s what your reasoning puts him at. Yeah shut up
Canson said on 13/Oct/20
A 6’3 Peak Hogan? Here we go again.

Hulk Hogan was at least 6’5” peak. Here is Hogan with Andre the Giant who you said is 6’10” peak. I personally believe he was 6’10-6’11 range. Hogan is not 6’3” with him. He looks 6’5-6’6” range but depending on what Andre was at that stage. I’ve always had Hogan at 6’5.25” (6’6 out of bed) but he obviously isn’t just 6’3”.

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As for the picture with Peyton Manning, once again you use something to fit your narrative. Manning is much younger than Hogan. So since you believe Hogan to be 6’1”, do you believe Peyton Manning to only be 6’3” then? No manning has always been 6’5”. And Manning isn’t 4” taller than Hulk. If you say that he is, it means you’re lying like you do any other height difference
Canson said on 13/Oct/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Oct/20
Canson said on 11/Oct/20
Saying Yao is 7’8” or Lebron is 6’9” or a peak Hogan at 6’3” isn’t common sense. That’s trolling.

Response: Yao is taller than 7-7 Muresan. Lebron is listed by the NBA as 6-9. Hogan is much shorter than 6-5 Peyton Manning. How is that trolling? If I am trolling then the entire NBA is trolling.

Correction. You’re wrong. And you honestly don’t believe any of this. You even lie about height differences as you did below with Robbe and with Julian 6’3 in the past where they show you what the difference is and you don’t want to accept it. Yao 6-7” taller than Gasol? And of course you inflate Gasol’s height just to make Yao taller. And if you saw the lakers play or watched them this season it’s clear that Anthony Davis is more than just 1” taller than Lebron. Davis is 6’9.75 and he has 2-3” on him. Lebron is maybe half inch taller than Udonis Haslem who is 6’6.5-6’7”. So rob has Lebron listed appropriately.
6'3 Julian said on 13/Oct/20
@Yao is 7-8 do you realise basketball players are measured in shoes? That’s how they got 6’9 for Lebron
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Oct/20
Canson said on 11/Oct/20
Saying Yao is 7’8” or Lebron is 6’9” or a peak Hogan at 6’3” isn’t common sense. That’s trolling.

Response: Yao is taller than 7-7 Muresan. Lebron is listed by the NBA as 6-9. Hogan is much shorter than 6-5 Peyton Manning. How is that trolling? If I am trolling then the entire NBA is trolling.
Canson said on 11/Oct/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 10/Oct/20
Canson said on 7/Oct/20
Why does camera angle come into play when it goes against your narrative but when you are intentionally trying to make Yao or Lebron taller, it goes out the window? Ever notice that you you only have two pictures for each of those guys that you cling to despite the overwhelming evidence that they aren’t as tall as you claim or want them to be?

Response: But my man we both agree that Dre was 6-10ish, so why are you arguing just for argument sake?

Halb said on 7/Oct/20
Correct the angle on the Wilt/André pic and take account of the heel advantage. The Wilt/André pic matches up to 7'½"-6'10ish

Response: Yep, I am glad to see someone else with common sense besides me. Dre was 6-10 something peak, which is a giant by all standards, just not a super giant like Ming Yao, Shawn Bradley, or Gheorge Muresan.

Saying Yao is 7’8” or Lebron is 6’9” or a peak Hogan at 6’3” isn’t common sense. That’s trolling
Yao is 7-8 said on 10/Oct/20
Canson said on 7/Oct/20
Why does camera angle come into play when it goes against your narrative but when you are intentionally trying to make Yao or Lebron taller, it goes out the window? Ever notice that you you only have two pictures for each of those guys that you cling to despite the overwhelming evidence that they aren’t as tall as you claim or want them to be?

Response: But my man we both agree that Dre was 6-10ish, so why are you arguing just for argument sake?

Halb said on 7/Oct/20
Correct the angle on the Wilt/André pic and take account of the heel advantage. The Wilt/André pic matches up to 7'½"-6'10ish

Response: Yep, I am glad to see someone else with common sense besides me. Dre was 6-10 something peak, which is a giant by all standards, just not a super giant like Ming Yao, Shawn Bradley, or Gheorge Muresan.
UndertakerFrank said on 9/Oct/20
Wilt was clearly taller than Andre Like i said years ago i seen a picture in a Magazine of both of them in Street Clothes Wilt had about 2 inches on Andre & im sure Andre had the heel advantage I wish i knew what magazine it was in a guy showed me many years ago
Halb said on 7/Oct/20
Correct the angle on the Wilt/André pic and take account of the heel advantage. The Wilt/André pic matches up to 7'½"-6'10ish
RP said on 7/Oct/20
@Guanzo
Andre’s custom made cowboy boots were HUGE they had a 2.3” heel on them, when measured at the peak end of the heel. Meaning they would boost Andre’s height exactly 2” from bare feet. Not 1.25”.
Heck, most modern day sneakers now boost your height 1.25” from barefoot.
Andre peak:
Barefoot: 6’11.5”
Cowboy Boots: 7’1.5”
“This is why he only looked 1” shorter than Wilt in the corrected angled pic from the set of Conan The Destroyer” Andre was in black cowboy boots and had a solid 1” to 1.25” footwear advantage on Wilt that day.
Peak years In his wrestling boots: 7’0.25” (Andre wore a very, very thin soled wrestling boots up until 1987. When he switched to a more thicker soled black wresting boot. Andre’s wrestling boot height boost in the 70’s & most of the 80’s was only 0.75”...1987 and onward it was 1.25” like most of your standard issue wrestling boots. BTW....at WrestleMania 3 in 1987 he was 6’10.5” ...IMO.

By 1991 Andre was down to 6’9.75”

His height loss was pretty much identical to The Big Show’s.
Both men’s peak height was 6’11” & change. And both men ended 6’9.75” by their mid 40’s (44-45 for Andre) Big Show hit 6’9.75” around age 46-47. I think Big Show dropping his body weight to under 400 lbs will slow his height loss from here on out. Unless his health gets bad again. If he stays under 400 lbs & stays healthy. Big Show should still be a Flat 6’9” to 6’9.25” at age 60...IMO.
Canson said on 7/Oct/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 6/Oct/20
Guanzo said on 4/Oct/20
6'9.75" peak
6'11" in cowbow boots
6'9.5" in 1985
6'9" in end of his life.

Response: Right on the money brother. I'd give Dre another 1/4" to 6-10, but that's splitting hairs.

62B said on 4/Oct/20
Sure, but then you also have pics of Andre and Wilt likes this.

Response: 62B, you can't tell Andre was MUCH closer to the camera? Heck, even you 62B, can make Robert Wadlow look short if you Robert was far away and you are close enough to the camera.

Why does camera angle come into play when it goes against your narrative but when you are intentionally trying to make Yao or Lebron taller, it goes out the window? Ever notice that you you only have two pictures for each of those guys that you cling to despite the overwhelming evidence that they aren’t as tall as you claim or want them to be?
62B said on 6/Oct/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 6/Oct/20
Guanzo said on 4/Oct/20
6'9.75" peak
6'11" in cowbow boots
6'9.5" in 1985
6'9" in end of his life.

Response: Right on the money brother. I'd give Dre another 1/4" to 6-10, but that's splitting hairs.

62B said on 4/Oct/20
Sure, but then you also have pics of Andre and Wilt likes this.

Response: 62B, you can't tell Andre was MUCH closer to the camera? Heck, even you 62B, can make Robert Wadlow look short if you Robert was far away and you are close enough to the camera.
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Its a much better picture than Guanzo's, But I was just showing that pictures are deceiving. Both pictures being taken on the same day yet give different height impressions.
Yao is 7-8 said on 6/Oct/20
Guanzo said on 4/Oct/20
6'9.75" peak
6'11" in cowbow boots
6'9.5" in 1985
6'9" in end of his life.

Response: Right on the money brother. I'd give Dre another 1/4" to 6-10, but that's splitting hairs.

62B said on 4/Oct/20
Sure, but then you also have pics of Andre and Wilt likes this.

Response: 62B, you can't tell Andre was MUCH closer to the camera? Heck, even you 62B, can make Robert Wadlow look short if you Robert was far away and you are close enough to the camera.
Canson said on 4/Oct/20
6'3 Julian said on 4/Oct/20
6’11 peak, easily
I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and say his height, weight and job shrunk him to 6’10 by the Hogan match
6’9 on his deathbed

Agreed. Maybe 6’10 and change with Hogan being he also had a good chance at 6’5 and some change himself peak
6'3 Julian said on 4/Oct/20
6’11 peak, easily
I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and say his height, weight and job shrunk him to 6’10 by the Hogan match
6’9 on his deathbed
62B said on 4/Oct/20
Guanzo said on 4/Oct/20
6'9.75" peak
6'11" in cowbow boots

6'9.5" in 1985
6'9" in end of his life.



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Sure, but then you also have pics of Andre and Wilt likes this.

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Guanzo said on 4/Oct/20
6'9.75" peak
6'11" in cowbow boots

6'9.5" in 1985
6'9" in end of his life.



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Canson said on 4/Oct/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Oct/20
6'3 Julian said on 3/Oct/20
@Canson yeah he’s got problems. If, as he says, Hulk Hogan was 6’3 at his peak, that makes Andre 6’8? That’s not right.

Response: No, you are the guy with problems bro. To me, Dre looked about 6-7 inches taller than Hogan, not 5. We can go back and forth about this all day, but in the end it's just a matter of opinion ain't it?

Dre was not 7” taller than Hogan. It was 5 maybe 6 if a peak Andre was 6’11” or between the two
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Oct/20
6'3 Julian said on 3/Oct/20
@Canson yeah he’s got problems. If, as he says, Hulk Hogan was 6’3 at his peak, that makes Andre 6’8? That’s not right.

Response: No, you are the guy with problems bro. To me, Dre looked about 6-7 inches taller than Hogan, not 5. We can go back and forth about this all day, but in the end it's just a matter of opinion ain't it?
6'3 Julian said on 3/Oct/20
@Canson yeah he’s got problems. If, as he says, Hulk Hogan was 6’3 at his peak, that makes Andre 6’8? That’s not right
Canson said on 3/Oct/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 2/Oct/20
6'3 Julian said on 30/Sep/20
@MGardner while I agree Andre was over 6’9 it’s highly likely Piper had lost height since he fought Andre.

Response: Yeh, Andre was 6-10 and change, no arguments, but no taller than that.

Jesica said on 29/Sep/20
First of all, Yao is NOT 7’8...never was. Shawn Bradley who is 7’6 was quoted as saying “ If Yao is 7’6 then I’m 7’7.” Yao’s huge head can make him look taller than he is. Secondly, Larry Bird was/is taller than Magic. I watched those guys many times in the 80’s go head to head, and I always knew Bird was taller. How much? Idk an exact number, but he was taller. You’re in denial.

Response: Did you look at the Yao/Muresan pic from 2009? See below. Yao grew taller while in NBA. If Muresan is 7-7, how tall do you think Yao is based on that pic? I am certain Yao is 7-7+ barefoot, though not sure if Yao is 7-8 flat.

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There was a Larry/Magic back to back photo for Converse sneakers ad where Magic looked taller despite Larry standing as straight as possible (see my post from 9/24). Larry may appear taller at times due to Magic's hunchback posture and Larry's big hair. But I think these 2 legendary rivals were almost exactly the same height, maybe Magic being slightly taller when he decided to straighten up.

Again quite funny that 7’7+ is rounded up to 7’8 to fit your narrative (look at your username) yet its rounded down from 7’.5 to 7’0” for Wilt Chamberlin because you don’t believe Andre was as tall as he was listed
Yao is 7-8 said on 2/Oct/20
6'3 Julian said on 30/Sep/20
@MGardner while I agree Andre was over 6’9 it’s highly likely Piper had lost height since he fought Andre.

Response: Yeh, Andre was 6-10 and change, no arguments, but no taller than that.

Jesica said on 29/Sep/20
First of all, Yao is NOT 7’8...never was. Shawn Bradley who is 7’6 was quoted as saying “ If Yao is 7’6 then I’m 7’7.” Yao’s huge head can make him look taller than he is. Secondly, Larry Bird was/is taller than Magic. I watched those guys many times in the 80’s go head to head, and I always knew Bird was taller. How much? Idk an exact number, but he was taller. You’re in denial.

Response: Did you look at the Yao/Muresan pic from 2009? See below. Yao grew taller while in NBA. If Muresan is 7-7, how tall do you think Yao is based on that pic? I am certain Yao is 7-7+ barefoot, though not sure if Yao is 7-8 flat.

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There was a Larry/Magic back to back photo for Converse sneakers ad where Magic looked taller despite Larry standing as straight as possible (see my post from 9/24). Larry may appear taller at times due to Magic's hunchback posture and Larry's big hair. But I think these 2 legendary rivals were almost exactly the same height, maybe Magic being slightly taller when he decided to straighten up.
6'3 Julian said on 30/Sep/20
@MGardner while I agree Andre was over 6’9 it’s highly likely Piper had lost height since he fought Andre
Jesica said on 29/Sep/20
@ Yao is 7’8,

First of all, Yao is NOT 7’8...never was. Shawn Bradley who is 7’6 was quoted as saying “ If Yao is 7’6 then I’m 7’7.” Yao’s huge head can make him look taller than he is.

Secondly, Larry Bird was/is taller than Magic. I watched those guys many times in the 80’s go head to head, and I always knew Bird was taller. How much? Idk an exact number, but he was taller. You’re in denial.
MGardner said on 29/Sep/20
Just watched a match with Roddy and the Big Show and another with Roddy and Andre. Andre is as tall as Big Show or taller. 6'9" for Andre in his prime is silliness.
Canson said on 29/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 28/Sep/20


Response: LMAO. Speaking of photo distortion, are you seriously going to use an Olympics team photo taken with a panoramic lens to justify your argument? Everybody's height got distorted in that photo. Also, it was obvious that they were standing on something but you couldn't tell what, could be an uneven platform or something. Fact is, Larry and Magic were about the same height, which was 6-7 range.

Wow!. I don’t know what to say to that excuse. You take the cake with that one. But you’re really calling the picture biased? That’s a lot better than what you submitted. So how is the Olympic pic any more distorted than your picture with Lebron and Enes Kanter where you posted it just to make Lebron 6’9”? Everyone can tell that picture has an array of issues. The pic I posted is from an even distance with those three MJ Magic and Bird. And the excuse about Standing on something is absurd. That means they’re all standing on something. Your only real argument there could be that the guys to the right have their heights influenced by the camera. Magic Jordan and Bird look the heights they’re supposed to

This is one of the worst pics I have ever seen (posted by you of course)

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Canson said on 29/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 28/Sep/20


Response: LMAO. Speaking of photo distortion, are you seriously going to use an Olympics team photo taken with a panoramic lens to justify your argument? Everybody's height got distorted in that photo. Also, it was obvious that they were standing on something but you couldn't tell what, could be an uneven platform or something. Fact is, Larry and Magic were about the same height, which was 6-7 range.

Wow!. I don’t know what to say to that excuse. You take the cake with that one. But you’re really calling the picture biased? That’s a lot better than what you submitted. So how is the Olympic pic any more distorted than your picture with Lebron and Enes Kanter where you posted it just to make Lebron 6’9”? Everyone can tell that picture has an array of issues. The pic I posted is from an even distance with those three MJ Magic and Bird. And the excuse about Standing on something is absurd. That means they’re all standing on something. Your only real argument there could be that the guys to the right have their heights influenced by the camera. Magic Jordan and Bird look the heights they’re supposed to
Yao is 7-8 said on 28/Sep/20
Canson said on 27/Sep/20
Of course Magic is gonna look as tall if the picture favors him to do so. Ok so look at the pic below with Michael Jordan etc. you clearly see Jordan next to Bird and Bird has over 4” on him. Magic doesn’t have 4” on Jordan so we can do that math. That’s unless you’re gonna say that Jordan is only 6’3” range now. While I don’t believe Jordan was ever 6’5” flat, I believe the measurement that Pat Riley gave of 6’4.5” which is how he looks most of the time and a best case 6’4 5/8-3/4 range. Coincidentally, Bird is taller than Magic in the picture

Response: LMAO. Speaking of photo distortion, are you seriously going to use an Olympics team photo taken with a panoramic lens to justify your argument? Everybody's height got distorted in that photo. Also, it was obvious that they were standing on something but you couldn't tell what, could be an uneven platform or something. Fact is, Larry and Magic were about the same height, which was 6-7 range.
Canson said on 28/Sep/20
Bird looks to have about 1.25-1.5” on Magic
Canson said on 27/Sep/20
Another pic of Magic and Bird

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They even made the respective characters who played Them in the stage play different heights with Bird’s character being slightly taller because he was. Either way the Dream Team photo confirms what RP said below. Magic was at most 6’8.5” in sneaks which Magic also claimed when he said he stopped growing at 6’8 1/2”. Bird clearly has 4+ inches on Michael Jordan while Magic has 2.5-3” tops. Bird if he wasn’t 6’9 was very close to it barefoot. I only leave the door open for under based on how he stacked up to Parish and McHale etc
Canson said on 27/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 24/Sep/20
@Canson, @RP, etc.

Are yall blind or high?? Take a look at this Magic/Bird back to back photo, enlarge it. You can see them from head to toe. You seriously gonna tell me that Larry was taller?

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Of course Magic is gonna look as tall if the picture favors him to do so. Ok so look at the pic below with Michael Jordan etc. you clearly see Jordan next to Bird and Bird has over 4” on him. Magic doesn’t have 4” on Jordan so we can do that math. That’s unless you’re gonna say that Jordan is only 6’3” range now. While I don’t believe Jordan was ever 6’5” flat, I believe the measurement that Pat Riley gave of 6’4.5” which is how he looks most of the time and a best case 6’4 5/8-3/4 range. Coincidentally, Bird is taller than Magic in the picture

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Yao is 7-8 said on 24/Sep/20
@Canson, @RP, etc.

Are yall blind or high?? Take a look at this Magic/Bird back to back photo, enlarge it. You can see them from head to toe. You seriously gonna tell me that Larry was taller?

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Canson said on 22/Sep/20
@RP: I would go with 6’7.25-.5 for Magic. Maybe he was just under .5” in the afternoon and Bird 6’8.75”. I give Bird a bit under only because McHale was listed 6’10” and Bird Was clearly shorter and Bird was a lot shorter than Parrish who was only about 7’

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Canson said on 22/Sep/20
As always, RP is the sensible one here! Thank you. I’ve been saying that all along about Pat Riley having said Magic was 6’7” range barefoot and of course Bird was taller than him back then
RP said on 21/Sep/20
@ YAO... did you just say that Larry bird was approximately 6’7” and change barefoot, just like Magic Johnson ?? LOL!!! Larry bird in his prom was a legit 6’9” barefoot! 6’8.75” at the lowest! Magic you have correct. But, Larry had magic by 1.5”....or 1.25” ?? Magic in his prime was 6’7.5” barefoot. And 6’8.5” with his Converse sneakers on. Pat Riley actually admitted this himself during an interview back in the 1980s when discussing how tall Magic was as a point guard, and that he was actually able to play center for them in one game versus Philadelphia in the finals. Pat Riley said “Well, we measured Earvin @ 6’8-1/2” with his sneakers on. And and that’s enormous for point guard, not so much for a center.
Canson said on 21/Sep/20
@Danimal: I used to also believe 6’11” but I could settle for 6’10.5 peak height. Maybe his loss began earlier than others
Yao is 7-8 said on 21/Sep/20
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
No, the minimum that could be argued for a peak Hogan is over 6'5.5". He was taller than Hillbilly Jim and Jake the Snake Robert, who were both legit 6'5" men.

Response: You don't what you are talking about Danimal, or it George Danimal Steele? Cause you sound about as smart as him. Hogan is 6-5? That would him taller than Big John Studd, who is clearly shorter than 6-6 NBA legend Rick Barry. No, Hogan was 6-3+ at peak, and Dre 6-10+ at peak. Dre was at least 2 inches shorter than Wilt Chamberlain when they stood next to each other for Conan the Barbarian.
Canson said on 20/Sep/20
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

Rob has Richard Belzer at 6'1 (I think maybe closer to 6 feet) but regardless Hogan has significant height on Belzer there in in flat Bike training shoes Click Here

The minimum that could be argued for Hogan in the 70s to mid 80s is 6'4 1/2 barefoot.

No, the minimum that could be argued for a peak Hogan is over 6'5.5". He was taller than Hillbilly Jim and Jake the Snake Robert, who were both legit 6'5" men. And don't try and downplay Richard Belzer's height by 1" just to justify why you're lowering Hogan's height.

Vegas isn’t downplaying his height. Yao 7-8 is. Vegas just gave the lowest possible within realm. You feel 6’5.5 is but it’s not. Most people think 6’5.5” is the highest he could’ve been which I actually believe too. My belief is he was 6’5.25” peak afternoon
Canson said on 19/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Sep/20
@Canson,

I am saying Pdoggy was right about Lebron, I am not saying he was right about every celeb. And Wilt was 7' 1/2" true, but does it really make a difference in estimating Dre's height? No. Dre is 6-10ish. Magic and Bird are both 6-7ish barefoot, as discussed.

He’s clearly wrong about Lebron. He even said Lebron was shorter than Magic and has Magic 6’9” so that should tell you something about both guesses. Again, a 6’4.75 Kobe and a 6’6.25 Melo and a 6’7.75 Boozer. How is Lebron 6’8.5? You ignore all of the evidence and use your own bad pics. Clearly he is not 4” taller than Kobe below and this is the best pic provided. His listing adds up to what Rob says he is

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Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
JT, there was a time in the past where you were open to Andre's peak height being 6'11". Do you remember? This goes back over 15 years, when Jason used to be on the site (late 2004/early 2005). I see that over 15 years later you're still fighting for your cause (6'10" for his peak). What drives you to still come on this site on a daily basis after a decade and a half? Doesn't it drain you? I can only muster up enough energy to post some pics/videos once a year or even less often than that.
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

Rob has Richard Belzer at 6'1 (I think maybe closer to 6 feet) but regardless Hogan has significant height on Belzer there in in flat Bike training shoes Click Here

The minimum that could be argued for Hogan in the 70s to mid 80s is 6'4 1/2 barefoot.

No, the minimum that could be argued for a peak Hogan is over 6'5.5". He was taller than Hillbilly Jim and Jake the Snake Robert, who were both legit 6'5" men. And don't try and downplay Richard Belzer's height by 1" just to justify why you're lowering Hogan's height.
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
One of Andre's very last matches from March 1992. He could not stand up and his chin was literally touching his chest (that's how curved his neck/spine had become). Also, his legs could no longer support his 530-550 pounds body at the end. It's a sad match to watch, but for evaluating his height and how his body had completely transformed by the end, it's more evidence. There are even shots of him next to Giant Baba. Click Here
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Sep/20
@Canson,

I am saying Pdoggy was right about Lebron, I am not saying he was right about every celeb. And Wilt was 7' 1/2" true, but does it really make a difference in estimating Dre's height? No. Dre is 6-10ish. Magic and Bird are both 6-7ish barefoot, as discussed.
Canson said on 16/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Sep/20
Pdoggy said on 14/Sep/20
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Response: Thank you. Bout time someone else got some common sense. Lebron is 6-8 1/2, BAREFOOT.

Canson said on 13/Sep/20
Wilt was taller than 7’0” flat. You said yourself that he claimed 7’.5”

Reponse: Yes, but for the purposes of comparison with Dre I am ignoring the 0.5" to make it simpler.

Ok but you round Yao up to 7’8” when you believe he’s 7’7-7’8 range (presumably you believe he’s 7’7.5) so how is making Wilt 7’0” instead of his 7’0.5 claim any simpler? “Why are you hating on him” as you like to tell people when they say someone is shorter than they claim? That’s hypocritical to do that and to say it to someone when it doesn’t fit your narrative. But You don’t actually believe that when it doesn’t fit your narrative though. And You do know that Wilt measured that in his 40s according to Rob but maybe it was also a measurement earlier in his career. But Once Again you are picking and choosing what fits your narrative since you don’t believe Andre is as tall as he is listed here. Ok So if Yao is 7’7+ like you think and you give him the full 7’8”, then Wilt should be given 7’1” flat and not rounded down to 7’0”. But you can’t do that because giving him 7’1” flat in that picture diminishes your argument and your narrative of Andre being shorter than he was. I agree with you that Andre was never that tall but you can’t pick and choose to make your pics that make him that regardless of how poor they are. His 208cm and 209 and 210 cm at the Olympics support that without having to stoop to that

How is this (6’8.5) any more authentic than this Wilt (7’1 1/16)?

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Again: see below. Lebron isn’t 4” taller than Kobe who measured 6’4.75 by his wife and even claims 6’4.5

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Kobe is not even 2” shorter than Carmelo Anthony who measured 6’6.25”. That’s a 1.5” difference and Melo looked precisely that in person. Maximum 2” taller than me. Lebron has Melo by an inch which lines up with his 6’7.25” pre draft listing.

Cam Newton also called him 6’7”. So Newton calling Lebron 6’7” is no different than Shaq calling Yao 7’8? Since you like to think that someone saying someone is taller than they actually are is “praising” them And calling them shorter than they are listed or claim to be is “hating” on them?

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Common sense? PDoggy also believes Barkley is 6’6” and that Magic is 6’9”. Barkley measured 6’4 5/8 in 1992 (his prime) and next to 6’7” Clark Kellogg is not much over 6’4” which is how he was referred to when he played (6’4-6’5). He inflates just about every celeb he comments on. Magic measured 6’7 range at the 1992 Olympics.

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6'3 Julian said on 16/Sep/20
@Yao is 7-8 be like “yeah I’ll ignore that half inch cause I’m lazy AF”
62B said on 16/Sep/20
Sorry Yao is 7-8. That photo was supposed to be posted on Hogans page.
62B said on 16/Sep/20
@ Yao is 7-8. Click Here If this were the only existing picture of Andre and Wilt who would you be saying is taller?
Yao is 7-8 said on 15/Sep/20
Pdoggy said on 14/Sep/20
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Response: Thank you. Bout time someone else got some common sense. Lebron is 6-8 1/2, BAREFOOT.

Canson said on 13/Sep/20
Wilt was taller than 7’0” flat. You said yourself that he claimed 7’.5”

Reponse: Yes, but for the purposes of comparison with Dre I am ignoring the 0.5" to make it simpler.
6'3 Julian said on 14/Sep/20
@Canson sick burn!
Pdoggy said on 14/Sep/20
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JT said on 13/Sep/20
Another pic of Andre by a door and cinder block wall.
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The door frame behind Andre comes out around 6’9”.
Canson said on 13/Sep/20
Thinking Yao Ming is 7’7” or 7’8” is indicative of a mind made of cinder blocks
Canson said on 13/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 10/Sep/20
@Pdoggy, @JT, etc.

LMAO I think yall brains are made of cinder blocks. Why are yall debating how high a cinder block wall is when there are photos of Dre standing next to known exact 7 footer Wilt Chamberlain? Yall seem more concerned with how high a cinder block wall is than how tall Andre the Giant is.

Wilt was taller than 7’0” flat. You said yourself that he claimed 7’.5”
Canson said on 12/Sep/20
Pdoggy said on 11/Sep/20
JT pic of Lebron shows he is easily 6'8 barfoot over 6'9 in shoes. Remember Magic is taller than Lebron. Oops not an Andre comment.

Lebron has maximum an inch on Carmelo Anthony who measured 6’6.25 at the combine and was maximum 2” taller than me in person when I met him. See this lineup here below. Melo is about 1.5” taller than Kobe. Rob has Melo accurately listed (he’s definitely not more than 6’6.25 and not less than 6’6” and Lebron is about right (he may be 6’7” flat or a very tiny hair under in the afternoon which is why Kevin Love and Magic look taller than him

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Pdoggy said on 11/Sep/20
JT pic of Lebron shows he is easily 6'8 barfoot over 6'9 in shoes. Remember Magic is taller than Lebron. Oops not an Andre comment.
Canson said on 11/Sep/20
@Julian: meant to say height when he passed. My bad
Yao is 7-8 said on 10/Sep/20
@Pdoggy, @JT, etc.

LMAO I think yall brains are made of cinder blocks. Why are yall debating how high a cinder block wall is when there are photos of Dre standing next to known exact 7 footer Wilt Chamberlain? Yall seem more concerned with how high a cinder block wall is than how tall Andre the Giant is.
6'3 Julian said on 10/Sep/20
@Pdoggy he wouldn’t easily be 7 feet. If he stretched up as much as possible he might scrape 7 feet, if in the early morning
6'3 Julian said on 10/Sep/20
@Canson “his current height” you do know Andre died about 27 years ago right
Canson said on 9/Sep/20
@Roel C: Rob did that once and posted results
Pdoggy said on 9/Sep/20
JT Said
Different sized cinder blocks. Click Here The cinder block wall in the photo with Andre in front of the door is like the wall here Click Here

Exactly he looks over 72 inches at the lower neck line just as he does in the tailor photo.
If he stood straight he would easily be 7 feet.

Something is drastically wrong with the barefoot photo.
Canson said on 9/Sep/20
RoelC said on 8/Sep/20
Canson said on 6/Sep/20
Julian is right but the reason for the under 7’ is that more voters believe he is under 7 than right at or over
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Not necessarily. There could be 589 people who voted him at 7ft and 27 people at 6ft10 and the average guess would be 6'11.91".

An average guess doesn't mean that most people believe he was around that height. If 10 people voted him 7ft and 10 people voted him 6ft10, than the average guess would be 7ft. Yet none of the voters would actually agree to that height.

It would be nice if you could click on the average guess to see what people have voted.

Correct. You could get the very low guess of 6’9” or 6’10 (his current height) on occasion
JT said on 9/Sep/20
Editor Rob:
With brick/cinder walls, they do come in set sizes, but don't they have a half inch layer of cement to account for? The door frame may well be 7ft and he looks under it.

Editor Rob, the standard cinder block here in the U.S measures 7 5/8” high, with the cement (mortar joint) between each block calculated to measure 3/8” so the block + mortar comes out to ~ 8.0 inches. You’ll see those sized blocks used almost universally in any arena or stadium hallway, locker room, garage, stairwell, etc.

These arena door frames are 7’0” like the pic of the early 70s Andre Click Here Click Here Click Here

Some arena door frames are close to 8’0” Click Here Click Here Here’s Undertaker and Big Show walking under such a door frame Click Here


Absent an extreme angle or use of a fish eye camera lens, a photo with a cinder block wall can also be a pretty accurate way to estimate one’s height:
Shaq Click Here
Kobe Click Here
Lebron (slightly in front of the wall) Click Here
Blake Griffin Click Here
Zion Williamson Click Here
Stephanie McMahon Click Here
Kyrie Irving Click Here
Damian Lillard Click Here

and Andre….
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There is a cinder block wall in a stairwell in my old office building that matched up really close with the wall in a pic with Andre and Bob Backlund Click Here The mortar line at the middle of my forehead measured 77” so the lower camera angle and my standing in front of the wall adds close to 3 inches.
JT said on 9/Sep/20
Pdoggy said on 7/Sep/20
@JT or Editor Rob
How tall is Andre in front of the Cinder Block wall with Brad Armstrong??

He seems to be approximately the same distance from the wall in both pics yet he comes out so much taller in the Armstrong pic.

Different sized cinder blocks. Click Here The cinder block wall in the photo with Andre in front of the door is like the wall here Click Here
Pdoggy said on 8/Sep/20
@JT/ROB

Then something must be off with the pic where he is barefoot or the door is taller. Because he is closer to the camera he would be coming out drastically shorter if the door way is 7 feet.

In most other pics where he is in front of a cinder block wall he is at the 7 foot mark.

Just seems odd.

Nice finds JT as I do not believe they have been posted before.
6'3 Julian said on 8/Sep/20
@RoelC if 10 people voted him 6’10 and 10 people voted him 7’ the average guess would be 6’11. Average guess is a flawed but useful system to get a consensus
RoelC said on 8/Sep/20
Canson said on 6/Sep/20
Julian is right but the reason for the under 7’ is that more voters believe he is under 7 than right at or over
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Not necessarily. There could be 589 people who voted him at 7ft and 27 people at 6ft10 and the average guess would be 6'11.91".

An average guess doesn't mean that most people believe he was around that height. If 10 people voted him 7ft and 10 people voted him 6ft10, than the average guess would be 7ft. Yet none of the voters would actually agree to that height.

It would be nice if you could click on the average guess to see what people have voted.
Yao is 7-8 said on 8/Sep/20
Problem is Dre was never 7 feet, or 6-11. He was measured at 6-9 lying down upon death, but I would give him 6-10, not more. Dre was not just 1 inch shorter than Wilt Chamberlain, he was at least 2 inches shorter.
6'3 Julian said on 7/Sep/20
Canson there have been over 600 votes, I think the general consensus is he was pretty near 7’0 and may well have measured it in the early morning
62B said on 7/Sep/20
Canson said on 6/Sep/20
Jesica said on 4/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 3/Sep/20
Average guess is 6’11.91”, it’s not unreasonable to think that looks like 7 foot to the untrained eye

LOL...6’11.91 will not be distinguishable from 7’0 even for a trained eye.

Julian is right but the reason for the under 7’ is that more voters believe he is under 7 than right at or over
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When I saw Andre in 1988 I knew right away he was not a foot taller than me. He was just so incredibly large though that I thought 7' was probable. I really did think he had me by about 9". I've told the story before of after seeing Rik Smits that I knew Andre was not even 7', but still very close. Even though I feel he was still more 6'11" than 6'10" when I saw him, I can tell myself that he probably had on his orthopedic shoes and that being mid morning he still probably would have lost another fraction in the afternoon making him probably more in the 6'10" range in 1988. I believe 6'10" afternoon in 1988 still puts peak Andre in the 6'11" range afternoon/evening, with the possibility of him being 7' early morning.
Pdoggy said on 7/Sep/20
@JT or Editor Rob
How tall is Andre in front of the Cinder Block wall with Brad Armstrong??

He seems to be approximately the same distance from the wall in both pics yet he comes out so much taller in the Armstrong pic.
Editor Rob
With brick/cinder walls, they do come in set sizes, but don't they have a half inch layer of cement to account for? The door frame may well be 7ft and he looks under it.
Canson said on 6/Sep/20
Jesica said on 4/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 3/Sep/20
Average guess is 6’11.91”, it’s not unreasonable to think that looks like 7 foot to the untrained eye

LOL...6’11.91 will not be distinguishable from 7’0 even for a trained eye.

Julian is right but the reason for the under 7’ is that more voters believe he is under 7 than right at or over
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Sep/20
@Jesica
True, no one's gonna distinguish 0.09".
Halb said on 5/Sep/20
André was normally proportioned, it's just that most 'tall' people are all legs like a daddy long legs.
Jesica said on 4/Sep/20
6'3 Julian said on 3/Sep/20
Average guess is 6’11.91”, it’s not unreasonable to think that looks like 7 foot to the untrained eye

LOL...6’11.91 will not be distinguishable from 7’0 even for a trained eye.
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Sep/20
Canson said on 3/Sep/20
That doesn’t make any sense. You are always tallest right out of bed. That is scientifically proven. Anything contrary to that makes no sense.

Response: Not true for me. I can't fully stretch my body right out of bed, too stiff. A few hours later when my body is warmed up then I can comfortably stretch out to reach my full height.
DarkM said on 4/Sep/20
@Van Halen yes he did have short proportions. I watched an interview with Tony Atlas who referred to Andre as a "giant dwarf" due to his short legs and long torso. He also had 64 teeth allegedly.
Van Halen said on 3/Sep/20
He had very very extremely short proportions for a 212-213 guy, he looked like a 6'9 guy, with good luck 6'10 at most
Canson said on 3/Sep/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 2/Sep/20
Canson said on 1/Sep/20
But he was not 7’0” tall at any stage unless maybe fresh out of bed we could consider it.

Response: I think peak height is different for everybody. I am tallest around noon/early afternoon, not right out of bed. For others, it might be right out of bed.


That doesn’t make any sense. You are always tallest right out of bed. That is scientifically proven. Anything contrary to that makes no sense
6'3 Julian said on 3/Sep/20
Average guess is 6’11.91”, it’s not unreasonable to think that looks like 7 foot to the untrained eye
Undertaker Frank said on 3/Sep/20
JT If that door Frame is 7ft which most likely is Andre looks about 6ft 9 barefoot !!!
Yao is 7-8 said on 2/Sep/20
Canson said on 1/Sep/20
But he was not 7’0” tall at any stage unless maybe fresh out of bed we could consider it.

Response: I think peak height is different for everybody. I am tallest around noon/early afternoon, not right out of bed. For others, it might be right out of bed.

Halb said on 2/Sep/20
Wilt was measured at 7'½" in 1980, before the time of the André pic.

Response: Are you saying Wilt was shorter than 7' 1/2" in the Dre pic? If that's the case then Dre could have been under 6-10 max peak.
JT said on 2/Sep/20
These pics might be new here:

Probably early 70s Click Here Based on the cinder block wall, the door frame behind Andre is 7 feet Click Here

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Andre standing next to Christine Jarrett and boxing great Joe Louis next to Jarrett Click Here Louis was listed at 6’2” in boxing and is probably in his mid to late 50s here.

Same lady Click Here

Andre next to promoter Nick Gulas and NFLer/wrestler Buford Ray next to Gulas Click Here Ray was listed as 6’6” by the Green Bay Packers back in the late 1930s.

Nick Gulas with his son, George Click Here George looked 6’4”-6’5” range assuming Joe Louis was a legit 6’2” and had not lost any height by this time Click Here

Andre and Brad Armstrong Click Here Armstrong looks around 5’10” with Tony Schiavone and Ric Flair Click Here
6'3 Julian said on 2/Sep/20
I think Rob’s listing is good as a maximum peak
6'3 Julian said on 2/Sep/20
Why can’t we count a possible morning height of 7’0?
Halb said on 2/Sep/20
Wilt was measured at 7'½" in 1980, before the time of the André pic.
Canson said on 1/Sep/20
@ASC: 6’3” for a peak Hogan is too low. The consensus here is that he was at least 6’5”. But I could agree with Yao is 7-8 about Andre’s height. I used to think 6’11” peak but I could see how one could say 6’10” although 6’10.5 fits better imho. But he was not 7’0” tall at any stage unless maybe fresh out of bed we could consider it
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Sep/20
ASC said on 31/Aug/20
I wonder if you’re putting too much stock in the Barry photo. A) Does the photo indicate that he is definitely over an inch taller than Studd?
B) Is it possible that Barry is actually close to his listed 6”7?
Tying back to Andre, your last post implies that Wilt was 7’ even though he was measured over 7’1” at least once.

Response: No, Barry looked about 2 inches taller than Studd. Barry was listed as 6-7 in shoes by the NBA, even the 6-7 in shoes could be exaggerated. Wilt was probably over 7-1 with basketball shoes. Barefoot, he was measured 7' 1/2" lying down. See Wilt's page. Dre could be 6-10 1/4, but definitely not 6-11. Too much room between him and Wilt. I'd say Dre's prime max height is between 6-9 1/2 to 6-10 1/4, no taller.
ASC said on 31/Aug/20
@Yao, I wonder if you’re putting too much stock in the Barry photo. A) Does the photo indicate that he is definitely over an inch taller than Studd?
B) Is it possible that Barry is actually close to his listed 6”?
C) Does this photo override the shared photos of Hogan clearly looking taller than 6’3” people?

These are just a few examples of why posters don’t agree with your claim that peak Hogan is 6’3”.

Tying back to Andre, your last post implies that Wilt was 7’ even though he was measured over 7’1” at least once.

Anyway, how long do people think Andre’s face was? One reason I argue for Andre being at least 6’11” at his peak is that when someone reaches to his eyes, they might seem only a little shorter than him, but in fact they might be a good six inches shorter. Just a thought.

I go back and forth with this, but it’s one argument in favor of over 6’10” that I’m interested in hearing from others.
Canson said on 31/Aug/20
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Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Aug/20
@Canson et al, you tend to go off on a tangent like Joe Biden. Just stick with what we know for sure rather than comparing the Hulk or Dre to a hundred different people. We know 100% that Barry is taller than Big John and Big John is taller than Hogan, so it's impossible for Hogan to be 6-6 or 6-5 1/2, because that's Barry's height. We also know it's impossible for Dre the Giant to be 7 feet, because that was Wilt the Stilt's height, and Dre was much shorter than Wilt.

You mean stick with what you know. You know? The bullsh*t you spew that supports your narratives. Falsifying height differences and using poor pictures to aid your conjecture
JT said on 30/Aug/20
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Yao is 7-8 said on 30/Aug/20
@Canson et al, you tend to go off on a tangent like Joe Biden. Just stick with what we know for sure rather than comparing the Hulk or Dre to a hundred different people. We know 100% that Barry is taller than Big John and Big John is taller than Hogan, so it's impossible for Hogan to be 6-6 or 6-5 1/2, because that's Barry's height. We also know it's impossible for Dre the Giant to be 7 feet, because that was Wilt the Stilt's height, and Dre was much shorter than Wilt.
ZokorDon said on 28/Aug/20
We met Andre and he is for sure over 6'9" at least back in the early 80s..... my dad was 6'8" and I clearly remember Andre having 3 to 4 inches on my dad.....I remember it clearly because it was my mom's birthday back in 1984 and we all went to the Kiel Auditorium here in St. Louis and my great uncle Stan worked at the Kiel...so we were able to get there early and meet a few of the wrestlers.
6'3 Julian said on 28/Aug/20
@Yao is 7-8 I’m sure peak Hogan was more than 6’3
Canson said on 26/Aug/20
Here is Hogan with 6’5” Tiny Lister In No Holds Barred. Keep in mind he had footwear disadvantage with Lister as the latter was in an altered shoe. And Hogan was only early 30s when it was filmed

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That’s not a 2” difference despite the fact

A peak Hogan with a younger Trump. Trump would’ve still been at or near 6’2”. A 6’3” guy wouldn’t tower a 6’1.5 guy let alone 6’2 this badly

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His 6’6” listing is obviously high but he could reach it out of bed in the morning perhaps. He was not 6’3” in his primes. Peak 6’6” out of bed and 6’5.25 afternoon or worst case maybe 6’5.75 out and 6’5” afternoon.
Canson said on 26/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 25/Aug/20
Andre got about 6-7 inches over Hogan, 6-10ish vs 6-3ish during their prime.

How is there a 6-7” difference? Arguably its 5-6” but really may just be 5”. I don’t rule out a peak Andre at maybe 6’10.5 or so and having lost height and only 6’10” nor do I rule out a 6’5.25 Hogan which is a more likely scenario for him than 6’6” or anything under 6’5”

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And don’t make an excuse about the pic because your pic of Kanter and Lebron is even worse

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Again how is this 6-7”?

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Hulk and 6’1 and Change (weak 6’2) peak Triple H who’s only about 6’1” or 6’1.25 today. That’s more than just 1-1.5” and that’s current Hogan

You still don’t believe he’s lost height but Hogan has clearly lost height. Look at the difference between Andre and Hogan and Big Show and Hogan today. So a peak Hogan at 6’3” was clearly not 6’3”. He was at least 6’5”. Show is around 6’10” today so that would put Hogan at 6’3” today.
Halb said on 25/Aug/20
Nice pics JT, the comparison with Hogan is as good as the ones with Stuff from WM1&5.
Yao is 7-8 said on 25/Aug/20
Andre got about 6-7 inches over Hogan, 6-10ish vs 6-3ish during their prime.
Halb said on 24/Aug/20
Also forgot to add André wasn't obese until well into the 80's. André had maybe two surgeries, both in 1986, or one in '86 and one in '87.
Halb said on 24/Aug/20
6'3 Julian said on 21/Aug/20
Mobile and athletic doesn’t mean you’re not shrinking from obesity, surgery and injuries

There's no reason to think André was at such an early age (certainly not the sizes estimated) and he showed no difference between Wrestlemania 1 and Wrestlemania 5.
Canson said on 24/Aug/20
@ASC: I could believe a peak 6’10.5 or best case 6’11” but that would’ve been before his pics with Hogan.
JT said on 22/Aug/20
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Nice pic Roel. Based on the head sizes, Andre is a little closer to the camera. That’s also the same pants and shirt Andre wore in the pics with Wilt and Arnold Click Here

I’d guess that both are wearing cowboy boots there since the height difference looks only a little over 5 inches. Click Here Andre did own cowboy boots in 1983 with larger heels than traditional cowboy boot heels (the other boots belong to 6’2-6’3” Bill Watts) Click Here though I’m not sure that was the case for all of his cowboy boots.

In wrestling boots, the height difference looked the same between Andre and Hogan from 1980 Click Here to at least 1987 Click Here
ASC said on 21/Aug/20
@Yao, I’ve seen the Studd-Barry picture. I just wouldn’t jump to the same conclusion.

@Canson, good call saying that Andre clearly had 5” on Hogan. I’d say at least 5”. Giants like Andre seem to get underestimated by some people because of eye level, shoulder level, maybe posture, rather than looking at total height.

I defend Rob’s listing because, while I’m skeptical, it’s plausible that Andre grew in his early 20s and gave the appearance of peaking much earlier than the average person. He was certainly anything but the average person, which is why I enjoy this thread.
RoelC said on 21/Aug/20
Willes190 said on 18/Aug/20
I’ve never seen him listed at 6’10 or 6’11. Proof?
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His general billings in France were as followed:
1966: 2m10 & 140 kg (6'10 ⅔" & 309 lbs)
1966-1969: 2m11 & 144 kg (6'11" & 317 lbs)
1970-1971: 2m14 & 171 kg (7'0 ¼" & 377 lbs)

There are a few listings that varied from these billings, like 2m08 & 135kg in September 1966. A French wrestling programm in July 1969 billed him at 2m12 & 148kg (6'11 ½" & 326 lbs).

However, when he started wrestling in the UK in May 1969 he was billed at 6'10" and 24 stones (336 lbs). So these listing clearly varied from his French listings (some here always claimed the UK used old listings, which is untrue). When Andre made his UK debut he was 23 years old. Andre spend a total of 7 weeks in the UK, spread over 3 short stays. During his first 2 stays he was billed mostly at 6'10" and 24 stones and in his final stay was billed mostly at 6'11". So far we've only found 1 promoter in the UK who billed Andre at 7' in 1969.
RoelC said on 21/Aug/20
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Credits to the Andre the Giant Facebookpage for this recently resurfaced pic of Andre & Hogan from 1983.

Andre looks about 6 inches taller, but also seems to be slightly closer to the camera.
Not sure about footwear. Both men loved to wear cowboy boots.
6'3 Julian said on 21/Aug/20
Mobile and athletic doesn’t mean you’re not shrinking from obesity, surgery and injuries
Canson said on 20/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 19/Aug/20
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Aug/20
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
No you are clearly an imbecile when you make comments such as the one below about someone “hating on someone” by claiming they aren’t as tall as they say they are. How stupid. And you trying to convince everyone that Yao grew or that Lebron is only 1” shorter than Anthony Davis.

Response: If you took that Bradley comment about Yao's height seriously, then you are for real challenged. You also seem kinda arrogant too. Every time I bring up evidence about Yao's height from experts, you just dismiss it without a shred of solid evidence.
1. Shaq estimated Yao to be 7-8 - Oh Shaq likes to joke and exaggerate things.
2. Coach Falsone of Houston Rockets said Yao grew - Yao didn't grow! Falsone is wrong and didn't know what he was talking about!
3. Yao/Muresan pic showing Yao, age 29, to be taller - Yao is not taller! Just look at Yao/Bradley pic when Yao was 22, Yao didn't grow and Muresan is taller and Bradley is taller!!

No offense but you seriously come across like a pompous arse sometimes bro.

Pompous? Look at your posts before you critique someone
Canson said on 20/Aug/20
6'3 Julian said on 20/Aug/20
Stop arguing over who’s more idiotic. You both have lower IQs than the temperature of liquid nitrogen. Andre was 7’0 peak in the late 60s/early 70s. He shrunk to 6’10.5-6’11 by the early 80s because of his weight and was 6’9.5-6’10 at Mania 3. By then his bad posture, back surgeries and 500+ pound bodyweight had shrunk him. He was measured 6’9 post-mortem I think, which means he reasonably could’ve shrunk another inch by then

Lower IQs than the temperature of Liquid Nitrogen? You have that. Andre was listed 6’10 at the Olympics
Halb said on 20/Aug/20
C'mmmmon Rob! André was only 34 in 1980, there's no reason to think he had lost height by then, He was still mobile and athletic. His mobility went down post the ankle problem and then his two back surgeries in '86 (maybe one was in '87?) finished him off.
Editor Rob
He was wrestling from a relatively young age. 15 years in the ring can take it's toll on guys his size, and with the other issues acromegaly brings to the joints.
Canson said on 20/Aug/20
Andre clearly had 5” on Hogan. Not 4
6'3 Julian said on 20/Aug/20
Stop arguing over who’s more idiotic. You both have lower IQs than the temperature of liquid nitrogen. Andre was 7’0 peak in the late 60s/early 70s. He shrunk to 6’10.5-6’11 by the early 80s because of his weight and was 6’9.5-6’10 at Mania 3. By then his bad posture, back surgeries and 500+ pound bodyweight had shrunk him. He was measured 6’9 post-mortem I think, which means he reasonably could’ve shrunk another inch by then
Yao is 7-8 said on 19/Aug/20
ASC said on 18/Aug/20
@Canson, I suppose I was just trying not to be too hard on Yao by saying he’s made a lot of points. As for Hulk at 6’8” and Andre at 7’4”, of course I was joking. Even as a kid, 7’4” looked dubious to me. I firmly believe Hulk was at least 6’5”, and I respect Rob’s listing of 7’0” for Andre because although it may be a little high, I believe Andre is a unique case of peak height, which has been discussed in this thread. I’m just one humble contributor, though, so I’m open-minded on this.

Response: Brother appreciate the love but I guess you didn't read my post so here it is again. If Hogan is 6-5, then how tall is Big John Studd? 6-6/6-7? If Studd is 6-6/6-7 then how tall is Rick Barry? 6-8/6-9? Google the Studd/Barry pic and you will see that 6-5 for Hogan makes ZERO sense.
Yao is 7-8 said on 19/Aug/20
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Aug/20
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
No you are clearly an imbecile when you make comments such as the one below about someone “hating on someone” by claiming they aren’t as tall as they say they are. How stupid. And you trying to convince everyone that Yao grew or that Lebron is only 1” shorter than Anthony Davis.

Response: If you took that Bradley comment about Yao's height seriously, then you are for real challenged. You also seem kinda arrogant too. Every time I bring up evidence about Yao's height from experts, you just dismiss it without a shred of solid evidence.
1. Shaq estimated Yao to be 7-8 - Oh Shaq likes to joke and exaggerate things.
2. Coach Falsone of Houston Rockets said Yao grew - Yao didn't grow! Falsone is wrong and didn't know what he was talking about!
3. Yao/Muresan pic showing Yao, age 29, to be taller - Yao is not taller! Just look at Yao/Bradley pic when Yao was 22, Yao didn't grow and Muresan is taller and Bradley is taller!!

No offense but you seriously come across like a pompous arse sometimes bro.
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
Case in point about someone not agreeing with you

Yao is 7-8 said on 16/Aug/20
John barrett said on 15/Aug/20
John was at least 6'7 and a half.

Response: Did you get teleported from another universe? If Big John is 6-7 1/2 barefoot, then how tall is Rick Barry? 6-9 1/2? LMAO.
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Aug/20
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
You are seriously the biggest imbecile that I’ve ever seen on the Celebheights site.

Response: Are you talking about yourself? If you got nothing better to say other than hurling insults at someone who challenges your height estimates then you got no business posting on celebheights. You think your opinions are privileged and throw a temper tantrum whenever someone disagrees with you. You are acting like an immature, pampered imbecile. Grow up!

No you are clearly an imbecile when you make comments such as the one below about someone “hating on someone” by claiming they aren’t as tall as they say they are. How stupid. And you trying to convince everyone that Yao grew or that Lebron is only 1” shorter than Anthony Davis. Not to mention that you’ve hurled a fair share of insults in my direction as well and gotten upset with everyone here for not agreeing with you. That’s hypocrisy

Response: You gotta be the dumbest person ever to post on celebheights if you thought Shawn Bradley's statement was a serious, objective estimate of Yao's height. Shawn obviously was hatin', big time.
ASC said on 18/Aug/20
@Canson, I suppose I was just trying not to be too hard on Yao by saying he’s made a lot of points. As for Hulk at 6’8” and Andre at 7’4”, of course I was joking. Even as a kid, 7’4” looked dubious to me. I firmly believe Hulk was at least 6’5”, and I respect Rob’s listing of 7’0” for Andre because although it may be a little high, I believe Andre is a unique case of peak height, which has been discussed in this thread.

I’m just one humble contributor, though, so I’m open-minded on this.
Willes190 said on 18/Aug/20
This is some good footage of Hogan in his peak with Andre in 1980. Click Here That barley looks like 4 inches!

Now look at the difference 7 years later... Click Here
Willes190 said on 18/Aug/20
I’ve never seen him listed at 6’10 or 6’11. Proof?
Canson said on 17/Aug/20
@Editor Rob: Andre was only listed 6’10” in previous programs and maybe 6’11 once or twice? Why the 7’0” listing? Not to mention he only had about 5” on Hogan and even less on Sid
Editor Rob
I think Andre's early start in Wrestling and years spent through 20's into 30's took him down more than a fraction.
Canson said on 17/Aug/20
ASC said on 16/Aug/20
@Canson, What’s it going to take for Yao to get through to everybody? His method is reasonable. He arbitrarily assigned Rick Barry the height range of 6’5”-6’6”. Then he used one photo of Studd looking maybe 1/2” shorter than Barry to indicate that he is up to two inches shorter than Barry.

In all seriousness, Yao has made a lot of convincing points, but I’m not buying this particular line of reasoning.

Bottom line, we know for sure that Andre was 7’4” and Hogan was 6’8” at Wrestlemania III because Jesse Ventura reported all of their body measurements.

Hogan himself never claimed to be 6’8”. He claimed he was 6’7” and also admitted to only being 6’5” before. So any chance of 7’4” for Andre is out the window. But Hogan was certainly taller than 6’3” in his prime. That’s been proven multiple times with the pictures we’ve all posted with Taker and Sid. As for Yao is 7-8, if you feel he made convincing points, i respect it. However, it’s hard to take anything he says seriously if he’s pushing the other stuff he posts
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Aug/20
ASC said on 16/Aug/20
@Canson, What’s it going to take for Yao to get through to everybody? His method is reasonable. He arbitrarily assigned Rick Barry the height range of 6’5”-6’6”. Then he used one photo of Studd looking maybe 1/2” shorter than Barry to indicate that he is up to two inches shorter than Barry.In all seriousness, Yao has made a lot of convincing points, but I’m not buying this particular line of reasoning.

Response: Brother thanks for defending me. You are right, I use a very straightforward line of reasoning. Rick Barry is borderline 6-6. Rick Barry is taller than prime Studd, though I think it's more than 1/2" because it was noticeable. So Studd is in the 6-4 to 6-5 range. Prime Studd is taller than prime Hogan by 1 to 2 inches. Therefore, Hogan is 6-3ish. 6-5/6-6 for Hogan is impossible because that would make him as tall as Studd/Barry, but Hogan is obviously shorter than both.
Yao is 7-8 said on 17/Aug/20
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
You are seriously the biggest imbecile that I’ve ever seen on the Celebheights site.

Response: Are you talking about yourself? If you got nothing better to say other than hurling insults at someone who challenges your height estimates then you got no business posting on celebheights. You think your opinions are privileged and throw a temper tantrum whenever someone disagrees with you. You are acting like an immature, pampered imbecile. Grow up!
ASC said on 16/Aug/20
@Canson, What’s it going to take for Yao to get through to everybody? His method is reasonable. He arbitrarily assigned Rick Barry the height range of 6’5”-6’6”. Then he used one photo of Studd looking maybe 1/2” shorter than Barry to indicate that he is up to two inches shorter than Barry.

In all seriousness, Yao has made a lot of convincing points, but I’m not buying this particular line of reasoning.

Bottom line, we know for sure that Andre was 7’4” and Hogan was 6’8” at Wrestlemania III because Jesse Ventura reported all of their body measurements.
iconjj said on 16/Aug/20
Jake was no shorter than my 6'4.5 brother in law. Jake is lanky but every bit as tall as my brother in law when I met him in November.
And Slaughter is a tall hoss too..
Halb said on 16/Aug/20
Vegas, I think someone posted ages ago that Fralic may have been 6'4½" (physical exam or something), though 6'5 isn't out of the question.
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Aug/20
I need to break it down for yall in simpler terms because some of yall are as dense as Canson. If Hogan was 6-5/6-6, that meant he was as tall as Rick Barry, and that meant Hogan was taller than Big John Studd because Studd was 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than Barry. Ok so far? Now we all know prime Studd was taller than prime Hogan, therefore, Hogan cannot be 6-5 or even 6-4, because Big John was 6-4ish. Capiche?? Is that so hard to understand? Jeez.

I’m dense?

RoelC said on 14/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 8/Aug/20
Here is a photo taken at the premiere of Kings of Kungfu with Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, Bingbing Li, Eva (Shengyi) Huang, etc. Jackie was not standing straight, but 5-8 Chuck looks like a giant in this photo. 5-8 would make Jackie the same height as Chuck, do any of yall think that's even possible after looking at this pic? Like I said, 5-5 1/2 is being very generous for Jackie!
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Lol, that's not Chuck Norris, that's Rob Minkoff, the director of the movie.
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Minkoff was about 2 inches taller than Ty Burrell (listed at this site at 5'11 ½"), so Minkoff is
easily 6ft tall.
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If Jackie Chan is only 5'5 ½", how tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger?
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The difference is less than 2 inches, So Schwarzenegger looks about 5'7" in this pic if Jackie Chan is 5'5 ½

You are seriously the biggest imbecile that I’ve ever seen on the Celebheights site
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
So if Hogan was only 6’3” or 6’3 1/4” that means Andre the Giant was only 6’8” tops maybe even less.

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That’s beyond silly because Andre was clearly taller than 6’8”. He was at least 6’10” like Vegas said.

That would also mean the Undertaker barely made 6’5” in his peak. Not possible. Taker looked a legit 6’7” in his prime and that’s been confirmed with Ali Baba meeting him (with pics) that he was still over 6’6” in the mid 2010s. Taker only had 1.5-2” on Hogan in their primes
Canson said on 15/Aug/20
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Canson said on 15/Aug/20
ASC said on 13/Aug/20
I’m not understanding this belief that Hulk was only 6’3” in his prime. Hogan was as tall or slightly taller than Jake Roberts, who is absolutely taller than 6’3”. I’ll take peak Andre at almost 7’, but I understand lower estimates, just not at the expense of saying peak Hogan was 6’3”.

There is only one person here saying Hogan was 6’3”. The same person who believes Yao Ming is 7’8”

Yao with 7’0” Shaquille O’Neal

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I’m not seeing an 8” difference.

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Canson said on 15/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Aug/20
I need to break it down for yall in simpler terms because some of yall are as dense as Canson. If Hogan was 6-5/6-6, that meant he was as tall as Rick Barry, and that meant Hogan was taller than Big John Studd because Studd was 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than Barry. Ok so far? Now we all know prime Studd was taller than prime Hogan, therefore, Hogan cannot be 6-5 or even 6-4, because Big John was 6-4ish. Capiche?? Is that so hard to understand? Jeez.

You’re calling me dense? Dense as in believing that Lebron is 6’8.5 or that Yao is 7’8?? 😂 😂 😂. You’re the only one here saying Hogan was 6’3” in his prime and do you realize that all of your estimates are off? Hogan was not 6’3 in his prime. You’re 6’3” estimate for his prime is about as silly as Henry claiming he was 6’9 in his prime.
miko said on 15/Aug/20
Hulk was 6'5/6'5.25 at his tallest and Andre was somewhere around 6'10.25/6'10.5 at his tallest. There was a consistent 5 inch difference between them from the late 70's to the late 80's.

I've got Studd at 6'6 range peak. He was a bit taller than Hulk.
Canson said on 14/Aug/20
@Vegas: that was about as well said as I’ve seen here with the differences between them. A 6’8 Hogan would make a 7’2 Andre
Yao is 7-8 said on 14/Aug/20
Vegas' said on 13/Aug/20
Studd was taller than 6'4 range. He was taller than ~6'5 Bill Fralic

Response: Then Bill Fralic ain't legit 6-5. Rick Barry was 6-5 1/2 / 6-6, and Studd was 1 to 2 inches shorter than Barry. So how can Studd be taller than 6-5?
Hulk Hogan - 6-3+
Studd - 6-4+
Rick Barry - 6-5+/6-6
Canson said on 14/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 9/Aug/20
@Vegas, If Andre was billed 7-4 and Hogan 6-8, that meant there was an 8 inch difference between their bragged heights.

You make no sense as always
Vegas' said on 13/Aug/20
Studd was taller than 6'4 range. He was taller than ~6'5 Bill Fralic Click Here
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Aug/20
I need to break it down for yall in simpler terms because some of yall are as dense as Canson. If Hogan was 6-5/6-6, that meant he was as tall as Rick Barry, and that meant Hogan was taller than Big John Studd because Studd was 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than Barry. Ok so far? Now we all know prime Studd was taller than prime Hogan, therefore, Hogan cannot be 6-5 or even 6-4, because Big John was 6-4ish. Capiche?? Is that so hard to understand? Jeez.
ASC said on 13/Aug/20
I’m not understanding this belief that Hulk was only 6’3” in his prime. Hogan was as tall or slightly taller than Jake Roberts, who is absolutely taller than 6’3”. I’ll take peak Andre at almost 7’, but I understand lower estimates, just not at the expense of saying peak Hogan was 6’3”.
Yao is 7-8 said on 13/Aug/20
@Goetz, Halib, etc. Anybody who believes the billed heights of WWE/WWF wrestlers is a douche. And the photo of Wilt/Andre posing with Arnold shows Wilt to be at least 2+ inches taller. There are a few doctored variations of the Wilt/Andre photos, possibly put out by Andre fans to make Andre appear taller. Andre is 6-10, and that's being generous.

And Wilt is more or less the same height as Shaq, if taller then no more than 1/2", barely noticeable.
Yao is 7-8 said on 12/Aug/20
@Goetz, Forget hillbilly, Hogan is shorter than Big John Studd, yes? Well Big John posed for photos with 6-5+/6-6 NBA great Rick Barry and he looked about 1 to 2 inches shorter. You can find the photo on the web. So if Big John is 6-4ish, how can Hogan be 6-5/6-6? Hogan is taller than Big John? SMH.
Halb said on 11/Aug/20
Vegas, I think you're correct. If Hogan was 6'5 then André was 6'10, if Hogan was 6'6 then André was 6'11.
Hogan was also for a time listed as 6'9" for a shot period 89/90. I know Sky started listing him as 6'7 in 91 when he faced Slaughter, whom they listed at 6'6.
Canson said on 11/Aug/20
@Duhon: you’re right about that for sure. He only looked about 5” shorter. And Andre was not as tall as Shaq who really was a 7 footer. There is no way Andre and Big Show at their peaks were as tall as Shaq in their primes. Andre May have lost some height early but 6’11” would’ve been the highest for his peak or 6’10.5”. He was lankier than Shaq which gave a taller appearance
Vegas' said on 11/Aug/20
@Canson, Andre was billed 208cm in France and 6'10 in the UK in the 60s so that's likely as tall as he was.

Yao is 7-8, that's not how it works in pro wrestling. Andre was billed 7'4 by Vince Sr because they wanted someone taller than 7'2 Kareem who was the tallest "star" in us pro sports at the time. Hogan's billing had nothing to do with Andre or did it mean both were overbilled by the same amount. We still see it today, Cena billed at 6'1, Ambrose at 6'4 but both men are same height roughly.

Given the actual height difference between the two if Hogan was billed 6'8 then Andre should have been rebilled 7'1 or at most 7'2 by late 70s.

Again if you think Hogan peaked at 6'3 then you can't have Andre higher than ~6'8 at least by late 70s.
Halb said on 11/Aug/20
I can see that, Vegas. Hogan at 6'5, makes André 6'10, Hogan at 6'6 makes André 6'11. For a short period in 89/90 Hogan was also referenced as 6'9". It didn't last long long though, I can recall Sky magazine saying Hogan was 6'7 when he faced Slaughter, and had Slaughter at 6'6!
Gretz said on 11/Aug/20
If Andre was only 6'9" or so how could he look as tall as wilt(in the b/w pic).And Wilt looked taller than Shack in his rookie pic.I still think Andre was 6'11".5 in the Wilt pic,and 10 years before they would be around the same height.
Gretz said on 11/Aug/20
Come on now, Hillbilly Jim was at least 6'5".Hogan was an inch taller in the 80's,Andre was peak height 7'0"and a fraction look at the cake pics from 1972.
Yao is 7-8 said on 9/Aug/20
@Vegas, If Andre was billed 7-4 and Hogan 6-8, that meant there was an 8 inch difference between their bragged heights. So if we lower Andre to his true height 6-10, then Hogan should be lowered to 6-2. But that's a bit short for prime Hogan, I still think he is 6-3ish peak. It wouldn't make sense to boost Andre's height by 6 inches and Hulk's by only 3 inches since they were the 2 main superstar attractions at the time know what I am sayin. Yes, Hogan does have health issues now, as do all pro athletes when they reach old age, and Hogan still weighs a ton, but I don't think it affected Hogan's height much. Hogan was 6-3ish prime and 6-3 flat now, but on a bad day when he couldn't straighten his back, Hogan might only be 6-1ish, but that was due to posture, not because his skeleton shrank by 3 inches, that claim is just ludicrous, know what I am sayin?
Canson said on 9/Aug/20
@Vegas: what would you give Andre peak? 6’10 or 6’11?
Vegas' said on 8/Aug/20
Once again if Hogan peaked at 6'3 1/4 then Andre peaked at ~6'8

There wasn't more than 5 inches between the two in 79-80 with both in similar footwear.

Andre was billed 7'4/7'5 and Hogan 6'8 so wouldn't make logical sense that Hogan would be sent out there looking taller than normal
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When we visited Hogan's store in 2017 he wasn't able to stand straight even and had to take frequent breaks from just standing and posing with fans for photos.
Yao is 7-8 said on 7/Aug/20
@Vegas, I don't think so. 6-4 1/2 is Big John Studd's barefoot height, Hogan is not as tall as Big John, though not much shorter either.
Duhon said on 6/Aug/20
Hogan looked massive in the late 70s into the 80, 6'5" is the minimum I'd have him at his peak. He actually never looked that short next to Andre.
Canson said on 6/Aug/20
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

Rob has Richard Belzer at 6'1 (I think maybe closer to 6 feet) but regardless Hogan has significant height on Belzer there in in flat Bike training shoes Click Here

The minimum that could be argued for Hogan in the 70s to mid 80s is 6'4 1/2 barefoot.

That’s the absolute lowest. But Really I would lean more toward a lowest case of 195cm but my guess for a peak Hogan in the 70s was 6’5 or 6’5.25” (196 or so)
RP said on 6/Aug/20
@ Yao is 7-8,
Hogan:
Peak: 6’5.25”
By 1992: 6’4.75”
By 1999: 6’4”
By 2005: 6’3.5”
2020: 6’3”

Andre:
Peak: 6’11”
By 1987: 6’10.5”
By 1992: 6’9.75”
Yao is 7-8 said on 4/Aug/20
@Canson, Hogan's peak height is maybe 6-3 1/4. He did not lose 2 or 3 inches from peak height. That is just comical. Please stop making things up.
Vegas' said on 4/Aug/20
6'3 peak is too short for peak Hogan.

Rob has Richard Belzer at 6'1 (I think maybe closer to 6 feet) but regardless Hogan has significant height on Belzer there in in flat Bike training shoes Click Here

The minimum that could be argued for Hogan in the 70s to mid 80s is 6'4 1/2 barefoot.
Canson said on 2/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Aug/20
@Canson, brother Hogan is listed as 6-3 by Editor Rob, right on the money. Agreed that Andre was 6-10ish.

Again you keep saying he’s listed. You aren’t talking about his current you’re talking peak. He is listed at 6’6” by Rob. He’s listed 6’3” today. You’re saying his peak is 6’3” and I don’t agree. I feel 6’5 range
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Aug/20
@Canson, brother Hogan is listed as 6-3 by Editor Rob, right on the money. Agreed that Andre was 6-10ish.
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
Shouldn’t say outside chance but a good chance out of bed in his prime. A 6’5.25 guy would more than likely be the full 6’6” out of bed
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Aug/20
@ncl, I read that Andre measured 6-9 upon death, which caused many people to speculate that Andre was never taller than 6-9 in real life.

@all, The hulk was 6-3ish prime, no taller. 6-5 with wrestling boots. And he did not lose height as he aged. That's just a lame excuse to bloat his "young" height.

A peak Andre was taller than 6’9”. I would’ve guessed 6’11” but maybe he was 6’10” range. As for Hogan, a peak Taker was 6’7” and Hogan was only 1.5-2” shorter than him. Hogan wasn’t 6’6” like he’s listed here by Rob (maybe an outside chance out of bed) but a decent 6’5” if not a strong 6’5” peak (6-5.25)
Canson said on 1/Aug/20
@HADS 185: that’s something he’d measure later in life. But in his prime I have a hard time seeing below 6’5” maybe even 6’5.25”. I don’t see 6’6 however. Watch pics of Taker and Hogan and it’s probably 1.5-2” and Hogan and Andre 5”
Yao is 7-8 said on 1/Aug/20
@ncl, I read that Andre measured 6-9 upon death, which caused many people to speculate that Andre was never taller than 6-9 in real life.

@all, The hulk was 6-3ish prime, no taller. 6-5 with wrestling boots. And he did not lose height as he aged. That's just a lame excuse to bloat his "young" height.

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