How tall is Andre The Giant

Andre The Giant's Height

7ft 0in (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.

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Average Guess (253 Votes)
7ft 0.13in (213.7cm)
Lawrence said on 22/Oct/17
You only have to look at Ali Next to Wilt to see Andre was not any 7'.

Even with he's 3''afro he dont have that kind of height over any real 6'2+ guys.

Too many of you are thinking with your hearts not your brains.

He was at least 2.5''shorter than Wilt and more likely 3''.
tree said on 21/Oct/17
In Guanzo's picWilt is Lookg down,droping atleat half an icn compared to Andre,Wilt was taller than Andre with less shoe
Guanzo said on 20/Oct/17
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tree said on 20/Oct/17
Guys..guys.. between laying down and standing there is less than 1cm,ask Rob he tryd it.
And Andre can stretch as much as he wants but he is still shorter than Wilt.Andre had also more shoe
I beleave Wilt was 7ft1,compare him with Ali who was 6ft2.5 Click Here
Andre was MAX 7ft tall.
Chaz said on 19/Oct/17
Boss said on 17/Oct/17
What people are failing to mention here is Andre has his head slightly tilted down in all of the Wilt pics yet he still comes out slightly taller than Wilt in all but the one where Wilt is on the standing on the downward slope between the buses. Andre could also stand with better posture in the Wilt pics. Andre may of had a footwear advantage but he comes out looking an easy 7' with Wilt who also has boots on and this was past Andre's prime height. Andre compares better to Wilt than Shaq ever did. Andre's boots had 2" heels which you can see here in the pics and the heels are measured by a measuring tape not someones guessing.

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Yes and what you keep failing to mention,is Wilt was measured at 7'.5" laying down,so would not be more than 7' standing up,so he was past he's prime to.and in every photo Andre is closer to the camara,and the camera is over he's side,that gives him "1 of height and that is without the 1-1.5" heel advantage.
aaronious said on 18/Oct/17
Hogan and Hillbilly Jim are in the background, Windham and Mike Rotunda are in the foreground, and the cameraman is low, so that Bob Costas is the center of the shot. this makes Rotunda and Windham appear taller than they are with respect to Hogan and Hillbilly.

Hillbilly is a known 6'5.5" tall, and Hogan is taller than him here, thats a better indicator of Hogan's height, than using Windham.
Boss said on 17/Oct/17
What people are failing to mention here is Andre has his head slightly tilted down in all of the Wilt pics yet he still comes out slightly taller than Wilt in all but the one where Wilt is on the standing on the downward slope between the buses. Andre could also stand with better posture in the Wilt pics. Andre may of had a footwear advantage but he comes out looking an easy 7' with Wilt who also has boots on and this was past Andre's prime height. Andre compares better to Wilt than Shaq ever did. Andre's boots had 2" heels which you can see here in the pics and the heels are measured by a measuring tape not someones guessing.

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JT said on 16/Oct/17
Dicksock, Windham looks like he has loafers on with Boesch so the heels aren’t that large. Windham was basically the same height as Hogan Click Here so the top of his head would have come up to around Andre’e eye level.

I didn't say the documentary referred to Andre as 6'3" at 12, just that his brother in the documentary said that they really noticed Andre's size when he was 16. Bios of Andre, including the Sports Illustrated article, mention him being 6'3" and over 200 lbs. at age 12, which is inconsistent with the brother's recollection.
dicksock said on 15/Oct/17
JT said on 15/Oct/17
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Dicksock, you must not have any kids or nephews. A 6'3" 12 year old (which has always been the claim for Andre, just like the 7'8" grandfather) is exceptionally tall.

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No actually I work with teenagers for a living and have for years, so I know exactly what I'm talking about. I never said 6'+ isn't tall for a 12 year old. I simply said that I have seen kids that size before. My morning height is 5'10" and I have seen several 14 year olds 2-4" taller than me. Again, he may not have been 6'3" by age 12, but then again he could have been. I heard the documentary say over 6' and 240 lbs by 12, so I don't know where you're getting 6'3" from in that documentary. He could have easily been 6'+ by 12 or 13. When I was 12 I was about 5'7" 175 lbs (not fat either), and I don't have Acromegaly. I was just big for my age. There were other kids around my size, and some taller. Most were way smaller, but there are always exceptions, and I think Andre would have been one of those exceptions.

In that new comparison you made, you are aware that Andre has his head tilted down and is at a footwear disadvantage, right? Windham has good posture and a footwear advantage.
JT said on 15/Oct/17
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Dicksock, you must not have any kids or nephews. A 6'3" 12 year old (which has always been the claim for Andre, just like the 7'8" grandfather) is exceptionally tall. Remember that Andre came from a short family too, so Andre really would have been an anomaly at that age and height. A 240 lbs. 12 year old is not as rare anymore, given how fat our society has become, but would have been back in the late 1950s.
dicksock said on 13/Oct/17
JT said on 12/Oct/17
Oanh said on 10/Oct/17
....No, he said at 16 they noticed "he was getting very big"...he didn't say taller.

The repeated claim is that Andre was 6'3" and over 200 lbs. at age 12, which is enormous for that age (height and weight). If those stats were true, Andre's brother would have mentioned this age instead of when Andre turned 16.

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Well, that is your assumption that he would have mentioned it. It is certainly not a fact. That documentary came out in the late 90s and his family and friends are trying to remember specific details from the late 50s and early 60s. His brother said that he started to notice him getting getting really big by age 16. While 6'+, 240 lbs is big for 12, his family may have thought he was done growing by that point, and didn't start to really think about it too much until he got over 6'6" and his bone structure became abnormally big. In that same documentary, his childhood friends mention how huge he was in school. My point is that he could have definitely been over 6' and over 200 lbs by 12/13. I knew kids about that size when I went to school, and they didn't have any disease. The documentary says over 6', not 6'3". Maybe he was chubby and started to get lean as he got taller? Who knows. His brother said that at 16 everyone turned their heads as he passed. Nobody would turn their heads at a person who is 6'1"-6'3". He was probably more like 6'8" by 16.
Chaz said on 13/Oct/17
****sock said on 9/Oct/17
Here's 6'4" Barry Windham talking about working with Jorge Gonzalez:
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He describes him as being 7'2"...

Just go's to show you even Windam don't know what he's talking about as well.

that would make Taker 6'3'' Hogan 6'1'' and Wader 5'10''
Logic said on 12/Oct/17
****sock said on 9/Oct/17
Here's a newly uploaded interview with Andre from 1976: Click Here

He looked pretty beefy and strong there. He's with 5'11-6' Paul Boesch. I think he'd be about 11" taller if he stood perfectly straight as he looks about 10" taller with not so good posture. There is pretty good chance he's at a footwear disadvantage as well because he was in his old wrestling boots from the 70s and Boesch is likely in dress shoes. He looks about 6'11" there if he stood perfectly straight.
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In this video Click Here at the 3:45 you can clearly see Paul Boesch's and Andre's footwear. And here is another video of Paul Boesch and Andre Click Here Here is a screen shot taken from that video Click Here

As you can see in those videos, Andre's perceived height can change rather significantly by the way Andre tilt's his head. When Andre tilt's his head down and looks down at Boesch the top of Boesch's head is just under Andre's nose. But when Andre is standing up straight with his head tilted in a straight on position then the top of Boesch's head is under Andre's bottom lip.


And here is a photo of Boesch standing beside of former President George H. W. Bush(he was vice president at that time). Rob has H.W. listed at 6'2". If that is Bush's true height then Boesch was around 6'.5" to 6'1" and probably no less than 6'.

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day day said on 12/Oct/17
It said by age 12 he stood over 6ft tall weighed 240lbs age 16 he was 6ft10
JT said on 12/Oct/17
Oanh said on 10/Oct/17
....No, he said at 16 they noticed "he was getting very big"...he didn't say taller.

The repeated claim is that Andre was 6'3" and over 200 lbs. at age 12, which is enormous for that age (height and weight). If those stats were true, Andre's brother would have mentioned this age instead of when Andre turned 16.
Oanh said on 10/Oct/17
JT said on 1/Oct/17
Editor Rob: This is how tall I'd probably have looked with Andre the Giant when he was 41 and not quite at his peak.

Andre at peak height and peak shoes here Click Here


Mayfield said on 30/Sep/17
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Mentions Andre was 6'3 at 12 years old and at 24 was 6'9.75.... don't believe that latter claim

IIRC Andre's brother in that A&E documentary said they started noticing Andre getting tall at age 16 so the 6'3" claim at 12 doesn't make sense.

No, he said at 16 they noticed "he was getting very big"...he didn't say taller.
dicksock said on 9/Oct/17
Here's a newly uploaded interview with Andre from 1976: Click Here

He looked pretty beefy and strong there. He's with 5'11-6' Paul Boesch. I think he'd be about 11" taller if he stood perfectly straight as he looks about 10" taller with not so good posture. There is pretty good chance he's at a footwear disadvantage as well because he was in his old wrestling boots from the 70s and Boesch is likely in dress shoes. He looks about 6'11" there if he stood perfectly straight.
dicksock said on 9/Oct/17
Here's 6'4" Barry Windham talking about working with Jorge Gonzalez:
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He describes him as being 7'2"...
62B. said on 9/Oct/17
RONSTER said on 8/Oct/17
Anonymous, so you can assure us he was never over 7’, basing this on your expert photo opinions like everyone else here I presume lol. I saw Andre up close and personal in 1987 along with Hogan and I know for a FACT as some like to say he was way over 7’ tall at that time. His head was almost level with the top of the ring corner turnbuckle standing on the floor for God’s sake. And Hogan also was every bit 6’6-7” tall barefoot with ease, he towered over my friend who was over 6’4” barefoot. These are facts that I know because unlike you I was lucky enough to see them and do not use altered or bad photos to try and judge height. Too bad Rob never got a picture with Hogan or Andre in the 80’s.
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I bounced off of Andre at the Milwaukee airport in 1988. I got to size him up really good. Initially I thought he was 7' maybe even 7'1". He was to this day the most massive man I have ever seen. It was a few years later that I also stood right next to Rick Smits. It was then that I realized that Andre was not the full 7". At least not in 1988. He was still every bit of 6'11", but admittedly this was late morning. Someone of Andre's size could very well have shrunk to 6'10" by late evening. I am guessing he was at one time the full 7', but nothing over in my opinion. It is also quite possible that he may have missed the 7' mark by a fraction of an inch.
GS1981 said on 8/Oct/17
never bigger than 6ft 10
Undertaker Frank said on 8/Oct/17
Wilt was taller than Andre for sure by atleast 2 inches I cant show proof but i know what i seen
RONSTER said on 8/Oct/17
Anonymous, so you can assure us he was never over 7’, basing this on your expert photo opinions like everyone else here I presume lol. I saw Andre up close and personal in 1987 along with Hogan and I know for a FACT as some like to say he was way over 7’ tall at that time. His head was almost level with the top of the ring corner turnbuckle standing on the floor for God’s sake. And Hogan also was every bit 6’6-7” tall barefoot with ease, he towered over my friend who was over 6’4” barefoot. These are facts that I know because unlike you I was lucky enough to see them and do not use altered or bad photos to try and judge height. Too bad Rob never got a picture with Hogan or Andre in the 80’s.
dicksock said on 8/Oct/17
Editor Rob: I remember there was a quote by Hogan once about Andre

"For someone who's 7-foot-4 and 530 pounds, you're an awful little man."

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I really doubt Hogan ever said that to Andre. He had way too much respect to say that. Not to mention, Andre would have beat the crap out of him.
Anonymous said on 7/Oct/17
RONSTER said on 4/Oct/17
The Wilt, Arnold photo with Andre is useless and here is why. They are at different stances and distance to the camera, and the biggest problem here is that while people are using this to say he appears a tiny bit shorter to Wilt who has a wig on, the driveway they are in is running downhill as is easily seen especially by the trailers along side them, so that would if anything make Andre at least an inch or two taller than Wilt. Can not believe nobody else has seen the obvious or mentioned it before

I assure you, Andre was never 1-2" taller than 7'1" Wilt. The tallest Andre ever stood would have been 7'0.5" at his absolute peak. He was more likely 6'11.5" and went down to about 6'10.5" by the time of his death, while appearing even shorter (6'9"-6'10").
Lawrence said on 7/Oct/17
99%,about Andre seems to be made up anyway. It's working out the BS from the truth.

I will stick to my estimate of morning 6'11". Evening 6'10", until I see anything to change my mind.
Editor Rob: I remember there was a quote by Hogan once about Andre

"For someone who's 7-foot-4 and 530 pounds, you're an awful little man."
62B. said on 7/Oct/17
There is no proof the Meltzers French athletic committee ever existed or if they did that they ever measured Andre or that they ever disclosed anything to Meltzer.
62B. said on 7/Oct/17
Chaz said on 6/Oct/17
Funny how the French athletic commission story is dismissed out of hand as rubish,yet this New York State Athletic commission story,is now a smoking gun.when in fact it gives more credit to Melzter,because if one athletic commission measured him then there is more chance another one did.and even if it's true we don't know what time of day each one was taken,
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Pretty sure ****sock was just showing how easy it is to make something up and act like its a fact
RoelC said on 6/Oct/17
Chaz said on 6/Oct/17
Funny how the French athletic commission story is dismissed out of hand as rubish,yet this New York State Athletic commission story,is now a smoking gun.when in fact it gives more credit to Melzter,because if one athletic commission measured him then there is more chance another one did.and even if it's true we don't know what time of day each one was taken,

My guess is Dicksock was just being sarcastic when he made that claim, probably to see the people's responses.
I highly doubt he would first claim Meltzer's story holds no credibility for lack of proof and then come up with a close to exact same claim about Andre being measured by the New York State Athletic Commission and also not providing the least bit of proof to said claim as well.
dicksock said on 6/Oct/17
Jesus you guys, I made up the NY State Commission thing. It wasn't meant to be taken seriously. It was sarcasm. Look at the comment I was replying to when I made it up:

"Halb said on 1/Oct/17
Melzter gave the source for the shorter measurement way back, it was a French athletic commission. The higher estimate was his own estimate off the pic with Wilt."

I was trying to show Halb that just because Meltzer said it was a French Athletic Commission, that is not proof of anything. He provided no specific names, dates, documents. Meltzer just makes a general claim and expects you to believe it. That is what I did in my response. My point was that anyone can just claim something, but if they have no evidence to back it up, then it's useless.
Chaz said on 6/Oct/17
Funny how the French athletic commission story is dismissed out of hand as rubish,yet this New York State Athletic commission story,is now a smoking gun.when in fact it gives more credit to Melzter,because if one athletic commission measured him then there is more chance another one did.and even if it's true we don't know what time of day each one was taken,
aaronius said on 6/Oct/17
I call BS on the 'New York State Athletic commission" measuring Andre at all. Every state athletic commission card that ive seen of Andre floating around shwo him at his kayfabe height of 7'4"

tell this 'friend' to dig up actual proof, documents prooving it
anyad said on 4/Oct/17
If the Wilts photo is not good than I give Andre 6ft11-6ft11.5
RONSTER said on 4/Oct/17
The Wilt, Arnold photo with Andre is useless and here is why. They are at different stances and distance to the camera, and the biggest problem here is that while people are using this to say he appears a tiny bit shorter to Wilt who has a wig on, the driveway they are in is running downhill as is easily seen especially by the trailers along side them, so that would if anything make Andre at least an inch or two taller than Wilt. Can not believe nobody else has seen the obvious or mentioned it before
Danimal said on 3/Oct/17
****sock said on 2/Oct/17
Halb said on 1/Oct/17
Melzter gave the source for the shorter measurement way back, it was a French athletic commission. The higher estimate was his own estimate off the pic with Wilt.

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I've just pinned down Andre's height. I was just informed by a former employee that Andre was actually measured in 1973 by the New York State Athletic Commission. His official barefoot height was 6'11.75".

I'm assuming that was not a morning height?
62B. said on 3/Oct/17
****sock said on 2/Oct/17
Halb said on 1/Oct/17
Melzter gave the source for the shorter measurement way back, it was a French athletic commission. The higher estimate was his own estimate off the pic with Wilt.

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I've just pinned down Andre's height. I was just informed by a former employee that Andre was actually measured in 1973 by the New York State Athletic Commission. His official barefoot height was 6'11.75".
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Hey, I think I know that guy. He was just telling me the same thing.
dicksock said on 2/Oct/17
Halb said on 1/Oct/17
Melzter gave the source for the shorter measurement way back, it was a French athletic commission. The higher estimate was his own estimate off the pic with Wilt.

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I've just pinned down Andre's height. I was just informed by a former employee that Andre was actually measured in 1973 by the New York State Athletic Commission. His official barefoot height was 6'11.75".
JT said on 1/Oct/17
Editor Rob: This is how tall I'd probably have looked with Andre the Giant when he was 41 and not quite at his peak.

Andre at peak height and peak shoes here Click Here


Mayfield said on 30/Sep/17
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Mentions Andre was 6'3 at 12 years old and at 24 was 6'9.75.... don't believe that latter claim

IIRC Andre's brother in that A&E documentary said they started noticing Andre getting tall at age 16 so the 6'3" claim at 12 doesn't make sense.
Halb said on 1/Oct/17
Melzter gave the source for the shorter measurement way back, it was a French athletic commission. The higher estimate was his own estimate off the pic with Wilt.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Oct/17
Editor Rob: This is how tall I'd probably have looked with Andre the Giant when he was 41 and not quite at his peak.
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Nice comparison Rob, 6´11" evening sounds pretty good for peak Andre
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Oct/17
Editor Rob: This is how tall I'd probably have looked with Andre the Giant when he was 41 and not quite at his peak.
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Nice comparison Rob, 6´11" evening sounds pretty good for peak Andre
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dicksock said on 1/Oct/17
Chaz said on 30/Sep/17
Mayfield said on 30/Sep/17
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Mentions Andre was 6'3 at 12 years old and at 24 was 6'9.75.... don't believe that latter claim

the 6'9.75'' is more than likely true,but could have been taken in the evening.out of bed he could of been 1-1.5'' taller.one thing is for sure he was under 7'.there are just too many people that knew him saying he was no more than 6'11''.

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Who are these people? We have Dave Meltzer, who doesn't have a source that he's willing to mention, so he has zero credibility. We have the 6'6" ring announcer from WM2 who claimed Hogan was 6'5"-6'6". What about 6'5" minimum Tiny Lister, who claimed Andre was 7'1"? I guess he doesn't count? Andre would not have lost more than half an inch in 1970. He was in very good shape, not to mention most measurements take place in the morning or early afternoon. All the evidence in the world shows he was about 6'11". There is no contradictory evidence. Andre was about 6'11", not 6'9.75" or 7'1". He was about 6'11", end of story. I'd bet anything in the world his average daily height was 6'10.5"-6'11.5".
tree said on 30/Sep/17
Editor Rob: This is how tall I'd probably have looked with Andre the Giant when he was 41 and not quite at his peak.
Nice pic Rob,so a 5ft11 guy would be enough to reach Andres head that would make him max 6ft11
Chaz said on 30/Sep/17
Mayfield said on 30/Sep/17
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Mentions Andre was 6'3 at 12 years old and at 24 was 6'9.75.... don't believe that latter claim

the 6'9.75'' is more than likely true,but could have been taken in the evening.out of bed he could of been 1-1.5'' taller.one thing is for sure he was under 7'.there are just too many people that knew him saying he was no more than 6'11''.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 30/Sep/17
Mayfield said on 30/Sep/17
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Mentions Andre was 6'3 at 12 years old and at 24 was 6'9.75.... don't believe that latter claim
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Yeah, easy to claim something Meltzer claimed while contradicting himself with a 6´11.5" estimation
without giving a source to the supposed 208cm measurement.
TCH said on 30/Sep/17
We all know the creator was either Jt or Chaz, anything to downgrade andre's height.
Mayfield said on 30/Sep/17
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Mentions Andre was 6'3 at 12 years old and at 24 was 6'9.75.... don't believe that latter claim
Lawrence said on 30/Sep/17
Andre looks smaller with clothes on than that fat guy. You look bigger with your top off. Just look at Andre in the Wilt photos in clothing. He don't look so big in those slacks and Shirt.

There is no way a really Huge Fat guy like Loch Ness could fit in those slim slacks or that shirt.
Editor Rob: This is how tall I'd probably have looked with Andre the Giant when he was 41 and not quite at his peak.
aaronious said on 29/Sep/17
Capt. Nobody said on 27/Sep/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Sep/17
aaronious said on 24/Sep/17
HeightcrazyRed6ft,

that photo you posted of Andre, Wilt, and Arnold is photoshopped, someone 'resessed' Andre in the picture. you can tell, because Arnold's arm seems to melt into Andre's, as if Andre has tiny T Rex arms, and his shadow is smeared in the sand behid him. here is the real picture, noticee how the shadow is crisp and clean in the real photo:

Click Here

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Thx, finally someone meantioned the fake photo... wonder who the creator was... Click Here


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I wonder hahahaha. Shame, shame. It's almost psychotic at this point

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Capt Nobody, i know right.. the dude is SICK...
Chaz said on 29/Sep/17
****sock said on 27/Sep/17Here is a roughly 350lb Andre with lean muscle and very little fat: Click Here

He is not any 350lbs there, that is when he was getting 140kg Billings that is 308lbs 22st,350lbs is 25st that is only 30lbs less than Leon Whites real weight.look at Andre's thin legs? there is nothing of him there,he never had the fat or Muscle bulk to be that weight then.
tree said on 28/Sep/17
Andre was bloated fat.
This is muscle fat Click Here Click Here
Anonymous said on 28/Sep/17
Andre 6'11"
dicksock said on 27/Sep/17
tree said on 27/Sep/17
Andre did not look bigger than the fat guy in red clothes Click Here
Anyway if want to find out his WEIGHT lets compare him to the Big Show and Akebono who were around 500lbs. Click Here

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His weight was around 500lbs at his heaviest. Maybe 530lbs or so at the most. When he was relatively healthy, he was probably more like 400 lbs and definitely had a good amount of muscle in his chest and legs. He wasn't that fat for most of his career. He had a bit of belly fat, but no more than guys like Jim Duggan. His Acromegaly caused his organs to grow which in turn caused his rib cage to expand. This made him look fatter than he was.

Just look at his rib cage in this video from 1983: Click Here
Look at the 11:42 mark. He wasn't very fat, and clearly had quite a bit of muscle. He had no flab on his chest either. Even at well over 400 lbs, he wasn't very fat. He had lots of muscle as he was very strong. Even Ken Patera, who was once one of the world's strongest men, said that Andre had unbelievable pulling strength. A lean muscular Andre was about 370 lbs. A normal 6'11" guy, like the one you posted a pic of, would be closer to 270 lbs if they were lean and muscular. That pic from the Princess Bride doesn't do Andre justice.

Look at Andre walking backstage here: Click Here
He was unbelievably wide and massive.

Here is a roughly 350lb Andre with lean muscle and very little fat: Click Here
Capt. Nobody said on 27/Sep/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Sep/17
aaronious said on 24/Sep/17
HeightcrazyRed6ft,

that photo you posted of Andre, Wilt, and Arnold is photoshopped, someone 'resessed' Andre in the picture. you can tell, because Arnold's arm seems to melt into Andre's, as if Andre has tiny T Rex arms, and his shadow is smeared in the sand behid him. here is the real picture, noticee how the shadow is crisp and clean in the real photo:

Click Here

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Thx, finally someone meantioned the fake photo... wonder who the creator was... Click Here


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I wonder hahahaha. Shame, shame. It's almost psychotic at this point.
Chaz said on 27/Sep/17
Andre had muscle?lol I would like to see were.he's like all Acromegalics that don't train with weights,large bones, flab and hydro blote.and if the WWE/WWF say he's top ring weight was 520lbs you can be sure he was not over that,you only have to look at Big Show when he was hard on the weights in the Gym,and then after he stoped,and now,not the same Animal.
tree said on 27/Sep/17
Andre did not look bigger than the fat guy in red clothes Click Here
Anyway if want to find out his WEIGHT lets compare him to the Big Show and Akebono who were around 500lbs. Click Here
tree said on 26/Sep/17
Andre had bigger bones but was not more muscular,why would he be,he never lifted weights,just look at his arms and forearms Click Here
Andre was a very tall fat guy with thick bones,but no muscles.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Sep/17
****sock said on 25/Sep/17
tree said on 25/Sep/17
I think Andre was MAX 500 POUNDS AT HIS HEAVIEST
THIS GUY IS 6'11 AND 490 POUNDS AND ANDRE NEVER LOOKED BIGGER THAN HIM Click Here

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Andre had a dramatically bigger bone structure than him and more muscle. That guy is just a tall fat guy. Andre was a true giant with Acromegaly.


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Yeah, Andre was the true Giant - he lived and died for it, he could´ve fixed it like Big Show but decided against.

Andre in 1987 looked overall bigger than this guy, no reason to believe Andre wasn´t around 550-560lbs at his heaviest.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Sep/17
aaronious said on 24/Sep/17
HeightcrazyRed6ft,

that photo you posted of Andre, Wilt, and Arnold is photoshopped, someone 'resessed' Andre in the picture. you can tell, because Arnold's arm seems to melt into Andre's, as if Andre has tiny T Rex arms, and his shadow is smeared in the sand behid him. here is the real picture, noticee how the shadow is crisp and clean in the real photo:

Click Here

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Thx, finally someone meantioned the fake photo... wonder who the creator was... Click Here
Telamonas said on 26/Sep/17
Dear tree one think is sure that Andre had way thicker bones, his hands was much bigger than the 6'11 guy in the photo
dicksock said on 25/Sep/17
tree said on 25/Sep/17
I think Andre was MAX 500 POUNDS AT HIS HEAVIEST
THIS GUY IS 6'11 AND 490 POUNDS AND ANDRE NEVER LOOKED BIGGER THAN HIM Click Here

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Andre had a dramatically bigger bone structure than him and more muscle. That guy is just a tall fat guy. Andre was a true giant with Acromegaly.
tree said on 25/Sep/17
I think Andre was MAX 500 POUNDS AT HIS HEAVIEST
THIS GUY IS 6'11 AND 490 POUNDS AND ANDRE NEVER LOOKED BIGGER THAN HIM Click Here
aaronious said on 24/Sep/17
HeightcrazyRed6ft,

that photo you posted of Andre, Wilt, and Arnold is photoshopped, someone 'resessed' Andre in the picture. you can tell, because Arnold's arm seems to melt into Andre's, as if Andre has tiny T Rex arms, and his shadow is smeared in the sand behid him. here is the real picture, noticee how the shadow is crisp and clean in the real photo:

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aaronious said on 24/Sep/17
JT, leave it to you to mix sets of photos with absolutely no regard for scale at all. the Aunt has 4 inch heels on, you can tell from the angle of her foot. 4 inch heels, ALL day. that would make her around 6'3" in shoes, IF she is 5'11" barefoot.

Inoki, is standing IN FRONT of Hogan and Andre, and Andre is NOT wearing cowboy boots in those photos, hes wearing dress shoes just like everyone else. all photos presented are terrible for trying to compare anyone's height

anything and everything to push yoru 6'10" Andre agenda ehh?
JT said on 23/Sep/17
Click Here Andre’s aunt from 1970 claimed to be 5’11”, so she'd be maybe 6’1.5” in high heels. Inoki's around 6'1" so roughly 6’2” in dress shoes. Andre's in cowboy boots at Hogan's wedding.

John Stockton is around Inoki’s height, maybe a tad shorter, which shows how large Mark Eaton (listed at 7’4” like Andre) really was peak height. Click Here Karl Malone is 6’8’.
dicksock said on 23/Sep/17
Chaz said on 22/Sep/17
Kunoichi said on 21/Sep/17
The line of 3 people 's feet is fixed, I measured roughly with the application.

Assuming Hogan's height is 196 cm, Andre' s height is 210.6 cm.
Assuming Inoki's height is 186 cm, Andre's height is 207.9 cm.
Assuming Inoki's height is 186 cm, Hogan's height is 194.5 cm

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If Inoki is only 6'1 3/16" then Andre is no more than 6'9.75" and Hogan is 6'4.5"

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That's also only one small piece of evidence. It's one picture. There are tons of videos of Andre and Inoki, and Andre was clearly more than 8" taller. It's clear he was closer to 10" taller. Just like there are multiple pictures and videos of Hogan and Inoki where Hogan looks 6'5"+.
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Click Here (just give it a couple of seconds and it will take you to the right pic)
Click Here - looks around 6'11" with Inoki here

Andre - about 6'11"
Hogan- about 6'5./6'5"
Inoki-6'1"/6'1.5"
Lawrence said on 23/Sep/17
Hogan looks very short next to Inoki in those photos. Makes one wonder if the story's of the built up wrestling boots are true. And all this height lose he has now is hogwash.and he was never over 194cm.now about 191cm
Chaz said on 22/Sep/17
Kunoichi said on 21/Sep/17
The line of 3 people 's feet is fixed, I measured roughly with the application.

Assuming Hogan's height is 196 cm, Andre' s height is 210.6 cm.
Assuming Inoki's height is 186 cm, Andre's height is 207.9 cm.
Assuming Inoki's height is 186 cm, Hogan's height is 194.5 cm

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If Inoki is only 6'1 3/16" then Andre is no more than 6'9.75" and Hogan is 6'4.5"
Kunoichi said on 21/Sep/17
The line of 3 people 's feet is fixed, I measured roughly with the application.

Assuming Hogan's height is 196 cm, Andre' s height is 210.6 cm.
Assuming Inoki's height is 186 cm, Andre's height is 207.9 cm.
Assuming Inoki's height is 186 cm, Hogan's height is 194.5 cm

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Capt. Nobody said on 20/Sep/17
Has anyone had a chance to check out the new WWE dvd of unreleased matches? I guess it has a dark match from '89 of Studd vs. Andre.

Didn't see any Big John Harris matches on the listing unfortunately.
dicksock said on 18/Sep/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 17/Sep/17
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Andre claimed 210cm at age 19, the interviewer claims 186cm

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If the interviewer was really just over 6'1", then I'm seeing about 6'8.5" tops for Andre at age 19. He looked like he was on higher ground and still only looked about 7"/8" taller. I'll say he was about 6'8"/6'8.5" 260 lbs at age 19, which would have been 1965. He was much closer in size and height with Giant Baba at that point. It's crazy how much Acromegaly affected his appearance.

Here is Andre with 6'1"+ Antonio Inoki at his biggest: Click Here
I could see him looking 6'11" next to Inoki if he straightened up his posture.
Danimal said on 18/Sep/17
Somewhere between 6'10.5" and 6'11.5".
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 17/Sep/17
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Andre claimed 210cm at age 19, the interviewer claims 186cm
Undertaker Frank said on 11/Sep/17
Vince would not show anyone taller than Andre @ that time
Capt. Nobody said on 10/Sep/17
****sock said on 10/Sep/17
Capt. Nobody said on 7/Sep/17
****sock said on 5/Sep/17
Capt. Nobody said on 4/Sep/17


I've seen enough interviews and shoots to know that John Harris was most certainly there. I want to say I've heard rumors that he and Andre were going to tag up or maybe even did. There has to be footage of John Harris in a WWF ring somewhere. It sounded like Vince McMahon was thoroughly unimpressed in his work and never went further with him.

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What interviews are you referring to that discuss Harris and Andre or even just Harris in WWE?

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I can't remember a specific one, I've watched/listened to a lot of shoot interviews and various radio shows over the years. I know I've heard it more than a few different times with a few different people bringing it up. Maybe even some books. If and when I've ever heard anything about it, it's short and didn't seem to really stick out in anyone's mind and they are typically dismissive about it. Jim Cornette talked about him on this radio show. They quickly mention him being signed to the WWF.

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Well, the co-host mentions that he MAY have worked for WWE. Cornette doesn't confirm that. The co-host also sounds like he is 20 years younger than Jim Cornette and has zero knowledge on the subject other than what he's read on the internet. My gut tells me that if there were a legit 7'2" guy working for Vince McMahon, there would at least be one picture or video of him. Until I see any real evidence, I'm calling BS. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see him with Andre, but I just don't believe it. He may have worked one dark match or something, but that was probably the most he did.


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From what I remember hearing it sounded like it was a dark match if he did work. I'm not sure about that time, but I know WWF used to almost always leave the tape rolling on dark matches in following years and I'm sure they would leave it rolling on a try out match if there was one so they could see how he looked on camera.

It may be a case of other workers hearing the stories of him in WWF then adding their own bits and pieces as it traveled but if he ever stepped foot in a WWF ring then there has to be some sort of evidence locked in the vaults somewhere.

And the accounts I remember hearing is that Vince wasn't impressed physically by Harris at all and once he saw his work he was already an afterthought.

I'm sure JT can find some of the interviews I'm talking about.
dicksock said on 10/Sep/17
Capt. Nobody said on 7/Sep/17
****sock said on 5/Sep/17
Capt. Nobody said on 4/Sep/17


I've seen enough interviews and shoots to know that John Harris was most certainly there. I want to say I've heard rumors that he and Andre were going to tag up or maybe even did. There has to be footage of John Harris in a WWF ring somewhere. It sounded like Vince McMahon was thoroughly unimpressed in his work and never went further with him.

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What interviews are you referring to that discuss Harris and Andre or even just Harris in WWE?

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I can't remember a specific one, I've watched/listened to a lot of shoot interviews and various radio shows over the years. I know I've heard it more than a few different times with a few different people bringing it up. Maybe even some books. If and when I've ever heard anything about it, it's short and didn't seem to really stick out in anyone's mind and they are typically dismissive about it. Jim Cornette talked about him on this radio show. They quickly mention him being signed to the WWF.

Click Here

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Well, the co-host mentions that he MAY have worked for WWE. Cornette doesn't confirm that. The co-host also sounds like he is 20 years younger than Jim Cornette and has zero knowledge on the subject other than what he's read on the internet. My gut tells me that if there were a legit 7'2" guy working for Vince McMahon, there would at least be one picture or video of him. Until I see any real evidence, I'm calling BS. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see him with Andre, but I just don't believe it. He may have worked one dark match or something, but that was probably the most he did.
Capt. Nobody said on 7/Sep/17
****sock said on 5/Sep/17
Capt. Nobody said on 4/Sep/17


I've seen enough interviews and shoots to know that John Harris was most certainly there. I want to say I've heard rumors that he and Andre were going to tag up or maybe even did. There has to be footage of John Harris in a WWF ring somewhere. It sounded like Vince McMahon was thoroughly unimpressed in his work and never went further with him.

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What interviews are you referring to that discuss Harris and Andre or even just Harris in WWE?

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I can't remember a specific one, I've watched/listened to a lot of shoot interviews and various radio shows over the years. I know I've heard it more than a few different times with a few different people bringing it up. Maybe even some books. If and when I've ever heard anything about it, it's short and didn't seem to really stick out in anyone's mind and they are typically dismissive about it. Jim Cornette talked about him on this radio show. They quickly mention him being signed to the WWF.

Click Here

I'll retrace my steps and see where else I may have heard it. There has to be a photo or a video of Harris in the WWF unless people in the business that remember this are completely mistaken. Pat Patterson may have brought it up on something as well.
dicksock said on 5/Sep/17
Capt. Nobody said on 4/Sep/17


I've seen enough interviews and shoots to know that John Harris was most certainly there. I want to say I've heard rumors that he and Andre were going to tag up or maybe even did. There has to be footage of John Harris in a WWF ring somewhere. It sounded like Vince McMahon was thoroughly unimpressed in his work and never went further with him.

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What interviews are you referring to that discuss Harris and Andre or even just Harris in WWE?
LG69 said on 5/Sep/17
Rob, Mighty Joe Thunder was billed at 6'6", so I doubt he was any taller than Studd. What do you think?
Editor Rob: very rare for a wrestler to be over their billed height, thought I'm sure a few exceptions are out there.
Capt. Nobody said on 4/Sep/17
****sock said on 3/Sep/17
JT said on 1/Sep/17
Would have been interesting seeing this guy (Mighty Joe Thunder) in the ring with Andre Click Here Click Here (same event) The guy was in WWF back in the early 1980s but looked like a horrible wrestler. He stepped over the top rope and could have been around Studd’s height. Click Here Click Here

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Never heard of that guy, but he may have been even taller than Studd. He looked 6'7"-6'8" to me. No way Andre would have been more than 4" taller than him and likely less. But, I would really like to see Andre with 7'2" minimum John Harris. Allegedly, Harris was in the WWF briefly while Andre was there. But we should probably take that with a grain of salt, just like the rumor that Andre was supposed to be Giant Gonzalez's manager in 1993. For the sake of his legacy, I'm sure Andre was glad neither one of those meetings was documented as they both would have dwarfed him. Well, Harris wouldn't have dwarfed him, but he would have been noticeably taller.

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I've seen enough interviews and shoots to know that John Harris was most certainly there. I want to say I've heard rumors that he and Andre were going to tag up or maybe even did. There has to be footage of John Harris in a WWF ring somewhere. It sounded like Vince McMahon was thoroughly unimpressed in his work and never went further with him.
Chaz said on 4/Sep/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 2/Sep/17

Noway he could lift his head that high, his head is not down, his neck is traight. Wonder why his pants end up 5" higher in the left than in the right pic????
Only in the right pic we can see his heels touching the ground.

Don't talk rubbish, he's doing a single bicep pose,and with the other arm holding Arnold up. do the same thing? and feel your lats spread pulling up the neck and traps.
dicksock said on 3/Sep/17
JT said on 1/Sep/17
Would have been interesting seeing this guy (Mighty Joe Thunder) in the ring with Andre Click Here Click Here (same event) The guy was in WWF back in the early 1980s but looked like a horrible wrestler. He stepped over the top rope and could have been around Studd’s height. Click Here Click Here

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Never heard of that guy, but he may have been even taller than Studd. He looked 6'7"-6'8" to me. No way Andre would have been more than 4" taller than him and likely less. But, I would really like to see Andre with 7'2" minimum John Harris. Allegedly, Harris was in the WWF briefly while Andre was there. But we should probably take that with a grain of salt, just like the rumor that Andre was supposed to be Giant Gonzalez's manager in 1993. For the sake of his legacy, I'm sure Andre was glad neither one of those meetings was documented as they both would have dwarfed him. Well, Harris wouldn't have dwarfed him, but he would have been noticeably taller.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 2/Sep/17
Chaz said on 1/Sep/17
Wilts head is down in the right pic and in the left pic he's having to pull back and up to lift Arnold. and in both pics Andre is closer to the camera.

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Noway he could lift his head that high, his head is not down, his neck is traight. Wonder why his pants end up 5" higher in the left than in the right pic????
Only in the right pic we can see his heels touching the ground.
JT said on 1/Sep/17
Would have been interesting seeing this guy (Mighty Joe Thunder) in the ring with Andre Click Here Click Here (same event) The guy was in WWF back in the early 1980s but looked like a horrible wrestler. He stepped over the top rope and could have been around Studd’s height. Click Here Click Here
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Sep/17
Undertaker Frank said on 31/Aug/17
Andre did look close to 2 inches on Tyler Mane but Mane looked about 6ft 7 next to 6ft 6 Ali Baba Andre could have been in the 6ft 9 range @ that time
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Since Nash was just slightly taller than Mane and Big Show with thicker boots max 2.5" taller than Nash, what does that make peak Big Show?
Chaz said on 1/Sep/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Aug/17
Click Here
Wilt is way taller in the left pic than in the right, only explanation for me is that Wilt is on his tiptoes in the left pic, because he has 2.5" on cowboybooted Andre who was at least 215cm in his big boots.

Wilts head is down in the right pic and in the left pic he's having to pull back and up to lift Arnold. and in both pics Andre is closer to the camera.
dicksock said on 1/Sep/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 29/Aug/17
62B. said on 29/Aug/17
The question for me is. How much height if any had Andre lost from peak by the time I had seen him? My guess is somewhere between 1/2" and an inch. I certainly can't see him ever being over 7'.
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IMO Andre looked a bit shorter in 1989 WM5 than he looked in 1979 and in 1987 WM3, Posture or spinedamage I don´t know but he looked ~2cm shorter in 1989. Still looked at least 6´10" in 1990 next to Tyler Mane and in 1991 next to Jake Roberts.

I give him 6´10.75" peak evening (barefoot morning 6´11.75-7´0.25", evening 7´1" in his biggest cowboyboots), 6´10-10.25" in 1989 evening.

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Based on everything I've seen, I would say his daily average peak height was 6'11.25" if I had to nail it down. Maybe woke up near 7' and was 6'10.75"-6'11" by evening. I don't think he would have lost more than 1" during the day; especially in his prime in the early to mid 70s. His weight was under 400 lbs and his body was very strong and healthy. An inch is a lot to lose during the day. Most men lose about half that.
Undertaker Frank said on 31/Aug/17
Andre did look close to 2 inches on Tyler Mane but Mane looked about 6ft 7 next to 6ft 6 Ali Baba Andre could have been in the 6ft 9 range @ that time
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Aug/17
Click Here
Wilt is way taller in the left pic than in the right, only explanation for me is that Wilt is on his tiptoes in the left pic, because he has 2.5" on cowboybooted Andre who was at least 215cm in his big boots.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 29/Aug/17
62B. said on 29/Aug/17
The question for me is. How much height if any had Andre lost from peak by the time I had seen him? My guess is somewhere between 1/2" and an inch. I certainly can't see him ever being over 7'.
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IMO Andre looked a bit shorter in 1989 WM5 than he looked in 1979 and in 1987 WM3, Posture or spinedamage I don´t know but he looked ~2cm shorter in 1989. Still looked at least 6´10" in 1990 next to Tyler Mane and in 1991 next to Jake Roberts.

I give him 6´10.75" peak evening (barefoot morning 6´11.75-7´0.25", evening 7´1" in his biggest cowboyboots), 6´10-10.25" in 1989 evening.
62B. said on 29/Aug/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 28/Aug/17
Did quite a bit with all Big Show Andre comparisons I have right now and got to agree with ****sock that Big Shows high skull could edge Andre a little bit.

Going through the Wilt/Andre pics, I think the one with Arnie being lifted up doesn´t show Andre full stretched but Wilt.
Andres Cowboyboots were 2.25" max and I see the possibility of Wilt in normal footwear could still be the taller one but max 1".

The Shaq/Big Show and Wilt/Andre pics imo prove, that both Andre and Big Show were 209cm-210cm barefoot in it.
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I don't think that is the best Wilt/Andre photo to compare heights. I think Andre was closer to Wilt in height than Big Show currently is to Shaq. I am very confident that the Andre I saw in 1988 was still 6'11". At least early in they day, he may very well have been 6'10"-6'10.5" evening, I doubt Andre would have lost any height of significance between 1984 and 1988. The question for me is. How much height if any had Andre lost from peak by the time I had seen him? My guess is somewhere between 1/2" and an inch. I certainly can't see him ever being over 7'.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 28/Aug/17
Did quite a bit with all Big Show Andre comparisons I have right now and got to agree with ****sock that Big Shows high skull could edge Andre a little bit.

Going through the Wilt/Andre pics, I think the one with Arnie being lifted up doesn´t show Andre full stretched but Wilt.
Andres Cowboyboots were 2.25" max and I see the possibility of Wilt in normal footwear could still be the taller one but max 1".

The Shaq/Big Show and Wilt/Andre pics imo prove, that both Andre and Big Show were 209cm-210cm barefoot in it.
iconjj said on 27/Aug/17
Hey guys food for thought, there is a new old school on the network that features Studd and Bundy vs the machines late 86 and Studd and Bundy has a nice face off after the match if anyone wants to screen capture that.
Guanzo said on 27/Aug/17
6'10'' young
6'9'' 3/4 peak
6'9'' - 6'8'' 3/4 90s

3'' cowboyboots close height with Wilt.
JT said on 26/Aug/17
Bossman looks a good 2+ inches shorter than John Tenta here (maybe the 6’5 7/8” measurement was later in the day).
Click Here Click Here
Rough idea how Bossman and Vader (with a footwear advantage) measured up Click Here

Bossman’s height varied b/c of footwear but was probably ~ 6’4”.
Capt. Nobody said on 26/Aug/17
JT said on 24/Aug/17
Andre without his 2 ½ inch cowboy boots
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Click Here (and lined up with Wilt)

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And here's what happens when you bring Andre's center point in line with Wilt's:

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It's a tough shot to compare though since the shot of Andre and Wilt is at a greater distance away and from a more upward angle than the shot of him in gear. It's why the scaling is difference between the two Andre's.

Also, those boots don't have nearly enough arch to be the really big ones he wore in the past. They do indeed look more like the ones Boss posted with a tape measure at the heel.
dicksock said on 26/Aug/17
Just thought I would post this for those who haven't seen it: Click Here

It's Joe Theismann talking about meeting Andre in the mid 70s.
Chaz said on 26/Aug/17
Bossman was not any 6'4.5'' he was not taller than a barefoot 6'4'' Kamala he was more 6'3''.
Danimal said on 25/Aug/17
Dub said on 24/Aug/17
Andre was a verified 6 foot 9 3/4. Not sure why people here are trying to make him taller

Verified? By who? It was a Dave Meltzer claim, who also claimed Andre was 6'11.5" in a 1983/1984 pic.
dicksock said on 25/Aug/17
Vegas said on 25/Aug/17
Bossman and rude staredown on video, bossmans got the high camera angle advantage but they look very close when the same stand similar distance from the camera at 4.30ish Click Here

Boss man didn't look 6'4.5 next to Vinny jones or matt bloom so he likely was never that tall.

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Here is Bossman and 6'3" prime Dwayne Johnson (Rock): Click Here

Bossman is CLEARLY at least 2" taller. How do you explain that? Bossman looked 6'4"-6'5" next to Rick Rude, Akeem, Bret Hart, Ted Dibiase, Hulk Hogan, Slick, and The Rock. Plus, ~6'0.5" Stone Cold and ~6'0" Jim Cornette have both described Bossman as 6'6" and they knew him very well. Bossman himself stated he was 6'6". There is no way in the world he was under 6'4". It's impossible.
Vegas said on 25/Aug/17
Bossman and rude staredown on video, bossmans got the high camera angle advantage but they look very close when the same stand similar distance from the camera at 4.30ish Click Here

Boss man didn't look 6'4.5 next to Vinny jones or matt bloom so he likely was never that tall.
62B. said on 25/Aug/17
Dub said on 24/Aug/17
Andre was a verified 6 foot 9 3/4. Not sure why people here are trying to make him taller
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So because one guy says he called up some French athletic committee and says that's what they told him. That makes it "verified"? Good grief. Why should anyone take Meltzers word over a guy like Terri Todd who has not only spent time with a young and old Andre, but also Paul Wight and Wilt, along with a bunch of other very large and tall athletes?
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 25/Aug/17
Dub said on 24/Aug/17
Andre was a verified 6 foot 9 3/4. Not sure why people here are trying to make him taller

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Prove it!
dicksock said on 24/Aug/17
Danimal said on 24/Aug/17
****sock said on 23/Aug/17

Big Bossman and Ric Rude:
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Big Bossman and 6'4" Slick:
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Big Bossman and Hulk Hogan:
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Big Bossman and LEGIT 5'11" Bret Hart (I personally met the man and he was listed that height in Stampede wrestling): Click Here

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So Bossman was about an inch taller than the minimum 6'3.5" Rick Rude. This once again puts shows him to be at least 6'4.5". In the in-ring pic of him and Hogan, they are the same height when you factor in Bossman's posture. If Bossman lifted his head, they be the same height. In the other pic, he looks about 1" shorter than Hogan. Bret was 6' in his prime. He was roughly the same height as Roddy Piper at WM 8, he was at least 1" taller than Ric Flair in 1998, and he was 1" taller than Macho Man in 1992. He was also roughly the same height as Vince McMahon in the early to mid 90s.

Very clearly taller than Macho: Click Here
Bret in low-heeled cowboy boots and Vince in big basketball sneakers and they are same height: Click Here
If you look at 19 seconds in, Bret is actually a little taller.
Bret looking at least an inch taller than 5'11" Ric Flair in 1998: Click Here
Bret had a little bit of footwear advantage, but still looks 6'.
JT said on 24/Aug/17
Andre without his 2 ½ inch cowboy boots
Click Here
Click Here (and lined up with Wilt)
Dub said on 24/Aug/17
Andre was a verified 6 foot 9 3/4. Not sure why people here are trying to make him taller
Danimal said on 24/Aug/17
****sock said on 23/Aug/17
I just saw this and figured I'd post it here: Click Here

I linked to the approximate correct time. The Big Bossman was clearly about 1.5" taller than the roughly 6'3" Ted Dibiase. I just want to point that out because a 6'4.5" Bossman verifies a roughly 6'6" Akeem and nearly 6'6" (in footwear) peak Hulk Hogan. Look specifically at 1:20:45 and you'll see Bossman was about 1.5" taller than Dibiase.

Big Bossman and Ric Rude:
Click Here
Big Bossman and 6'4" Slick:
Click Here
Big Bossman and Hulk Hogan:
Click Here
Click Here
Big Bossman and LEGIT 5'11" Bret Hart (I personally met the man and he was listed that height in Stampede wrestling): Click Here
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 23/Aug/17
****sock said on 22/Aug/17
Keep in mind that Paul Wight looked as tall or taller next to Mean Gene than Andre did even when Andre was in cowboy boots.

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Camera angles may play a part there...Andre had a lower chinlevel too...posture?
Cowboybooted- Andre was as tall as Wilt in normal footwear, 7´1"+

Lowest I could believe for Andre from 1975-1987 is 6´10.75" and he had to be in 2.5" boots with Wilt.


Here´s JT´s comparsion of Tenta and Big Show, putting Tenta at 6´5.5"-75" makes Big Show 6´11.5", than look at the heels and cut 2,5-3cm footwear advantage from 212cm = 209-210cm range

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Akebono has to be 6´8" if we want Paul at 6´11", but Akebono was listed at 202cm/6´7.5", wich makes Paul 6´10.5" again.
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Still the best we got for peak Andre and Studd Click Here


Big Show in big wrestlingboots, Andre in normal shoes Click Here
If Meane Gene has lost height - bad news for peak Paul.

I would list both at 6´11" peak, doubt there was much between them, one or the other direction.
dicksock said on 23/Aug/17
I just saw this and figured I'd post it here: Click Here

I linked to the approximate correct time. The Big Bossman was clearly about 1.5" taller than the roughly 6'3" Ted Dibiase. I just want to point that out because a 6'4.5" Bossman verifies a roughly 6'6" Akeem and nearly 6'6" (in footwear) peak Hulk Hogan. Look specifically at 1:20:45 and you'll see Bossman was about 1.5" taller than Dibiase.
62B. said on 22/Aug/17
Guanzo said on 22/Aug/17
Click Here
Click Here
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I always have to laugh at those photo's you shared. All you have to do is look at the Andre/Wilt photos to realize the hacked photo's you shared are skewed to make Andre look shorter than he really was
Capt. Nobody said on 22/Aug/17
Guanzo said on 22/Aug/17
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I'm all for comparisons, but lets provide context. Again, if Shaq were that much taller than Andre, give me the height boost of his boots with Wilt. Andre came up technically taller than Wilt in some of those shots most likely. Wilt was taller than Shaq by some estimations by as much as an inch and half. They just don't corroborate.

I seem to recall there being a comp shot of Patrick Ewing and Andre where they were about the same height, maybe even Andre coming up shorter.

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Really?

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Andre's boots probably have as much or less lift than Ewings flattop. Wilt even in dress shoes here is likely at no advantage, and may be at a disadvantage compared to basketball sneakers. Is Wilt wearing huge boots in this shot? It doesn't add up. Until we see a back to back shot of Andre and Wilt where Wilt is clearly visibly taller by a wide margin then you can't ignore the control in these scenarios. You have to take the totality of the evidence of the photos we have, and that's that Andre was probably a bit taller than Wilt while wearing his cowboy boots. The question then is how much lift is he getting in the Wilt shots. We have a pretty good example of some of his comparable boots and I think the lift was about 1.8 inches IIRC.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 22/Aug/17
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Both in equal footwear, Studd clearly the taller man, about 2cm imo. In OMG´s 1995 boots they would look equal.

I think 200cm/6´6.75" is the maximum for Studd, so 198cm is the maximum for OMG, 197cm might be the right number.
dicksock said on 22/Aug/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 22/Aug/17
****sock said on 21/Aug/17
Wight was probably 7'0.5"-7'1" in his boots and 6'11.5" barefoot in WCW

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Yeah, I think these heights from WW3 are pretty much maximum.

OMG----- 198cm barefoot - 202cm in WW3 1995 footwear
Hogan--- 196cm barefoot - 198cm in WW3 1995 footwear
Big Show 210,5cm bareft - 215cm in WW3 1995 footwear


As you pointed out, OMG in bigger footwear was only Tentas height in max 1" footwear and Tenta was max 198cm barefoot...
OMG could be only 196-197cm barefoot, wich makes 1995 Hogan 194-195cm and the Big Show/Giant ~209cm

Maybe Paul didn´t lose any height and was always around 6´10.5" barefoot and 7´0"-7´0.25" in his ringboots.

can´t see 6´11.5" for his eveningheight with all this evidence.

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Keep in mind that Paul Wight looked as tall or taller next to Mean Gene than Andre did even when Andre was in cowboy boots. He was also 2" taller than Nash when Nash was in cowboy boots. He was an easy 3/3.5" taller than 6'8" listed Akebono when both men were barefoot. I can't imagine him under 6'11" in his prime.

I will say 6'11"-6'11.5" barefoot and 7'0.5"-7'1" with 1.5" boost from his footwear. Andre was around 6'11" or a shade under barefoot and 6'11.25" in his 70s footwear and around 7'1" in cowboy boots. Hogan in his footwear from the 70s/80s/mid 90s WCW would have been about 6'6". This explains why in 1980, Andre looked about 5.25" taller than Hogan and Paul Wight looked more like 7" taller. He had about 1.25" of footwear advantage over Andre and was probably .5" taller than Andre because of the shape of his head. Similarly, Andre was roughly the same in 2" cowboy boots and Wight was in 1.5" wrestling boots. One thing is for sure: Andre's height should be lowered to 6'11" on this page and certainly no more than 6'11.5" like it used to be.
Guanzo said on 22/Aug/17
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 22/Aug/17
****sock said on 21/Aug/17
Wight was probably 7'0.5"-7'1" in his boots and 6'11.5" barefoot in WCW

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Yeah, I think these heights from WW3 are pretty much maximum.

OMG----- 198cm barefoot - 202cm in WW3 1995 footwear
Hogan--- 196cm barefoot - 198cm in WW3 1995 footwear
Big Show 210,5cm bareft - 215cm in WW3 1995 footwear


As you pointed out, OMG in bigger footwear was only Tentas height in max 1" footwear and Tenta was max 198cm barefoot...
OMG could be only 196-197cm barefoot, wich makes 1995 Hogan 194-195cm and the Big Show/Giant ~209cm

Maybe Paul didn´t lose any height and was always around 6´10.5" barefoot and 7´0"-7´0.25" in his ringboots.

can´t see 6´11.5" for his eveningheight with all this evidence.
Logic said on 22/Aug/17
Here is another photo of a stare down between Studd and Akeem/One Man Gang.

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Logic said on 22/Aug/17
Here is a face to face stare photo of John Studd and Andre the Giant that some of you may have not seen. Andre still had is afro in that photo so this was taken in the early 1980's.

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Studd appears to be standing on his tip toes and Andre is slouching as usual. If Andre were to actual stand perfectly straight like the Big Show used to and Studd was not standing on his tip toes then Andre would probably have had close to 5" on Studd. The One Man Gang was possibly slightly shorter than Studd and he was certainly no taller than Studd. So, an early 1980's Andre would have had around 5" or so on the One Man Gang as well.
day day said on 22/Aug/17
If you look at the peak heights i listed theres no need for debate there all acurate if there is any other wrestlers height you want to know ill gladly post
aaronious said on 21/Aug/17
JT, JYD was 6'2"-6'3". where you got 6'1", nobody knows...there you go downgrading everyone as usual
dicksock said on 21/Aug/17
JT said on 19/Aug/17
Red, bookmark this so you don’t have to be corrected again. Click Here OMG’s heels in that WCW battle royal were very large, probably around 2 inches. OMG was also taller than he should have been with Hogan Click Here and probably a good 5 inches taller than Sting, who did have a decent heel there Click Here

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His heel looks about the same as Sting's and Wight's, if not smaller. The fact is that Gang didn't look any taller than 6'5.75" John Tenta with those same boots.

Here's what Hogan and Gang actually looked like next to each other in WCW (similar to JT's comparison): Click Here

There is no great comparison in this match, but if you look from 2:43-2:47, you'll see Gang was maybe an inch taller than Hogan in those same boots. That makes sense because Gang was about 6'6" and Hogan was about 6'5" by 1996 and probably a hair taller at his peak. Wight was probably 7'0.5"-7'1" in his boots and 6'11.5" barefoot in WCW. Andre was probably 6'11.25" in his thin-heeled boots from the 70s and 6'11" barefoot.
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 21/Aug/17
JT said on 19/Aug/17
Red, bookmark this so you don’t have to be corrected again. Click Here OMG’s heels in that WCW battle royal were very large, probably around 2 inches.

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Bookmark this, Old Andre-hater;)

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I admit, OMG´s heels are pretty big, bigger than Stings - therefore I stand corrected.

2" noway - that would correctly be called "Kanestyle".

Hogan was in pretty flat footwear 1,8-2cm , and measuring there heels shows OMG has twice the soleheight of Hogan, so 3,6-4cm.



So, now you got to show me, where is Big Shows disadvantage?
Big Show has still bigger heels than OMG and comes out only 5 inches taller.

OMG in your comparison looks 4cm taller than Hogan.

Lets do the math

OMG----- 198cm barefoot - 202cm in WW3 1995 footwear
Hogan--- 196cm barefoot - 198cm in WW3 1995 footwear
Big Show 210,5cm bareft - 215cm in WW3 1995 footwear


Big Show was 210cm-211cm peak and is 209cm today, that´s a possible heightloss and fits with what he looked next to Shaq, Big Cass, Strowman and many others.

His claim of just over 7ft is footwear including measurement imo.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 21/Aug/17
JT said on 19/Aug/17
Red, bookmark this so you don’t have to be corrected again. Click Here OMG’s heels in that WCW battle royal were very large, probably around 2 inches.

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Bookmark this, Old Andre-hater;)

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I admit, OMG´s heels are pretty big, bigger than Stings - therefore I stand corrected.

2" noway - that would correctly be called "Kanestyle".

Hogan was in pretty flat footwear 1,8-2cm , and measuring there heels shows OMG has twice the soleheight of Hogan, so 3,6-4cm.



So, now you got to show me, where is Big Shows disadvantage?
Big Show has still bigger heels than OMG and comes out only 5 inches taller.

OMG in your comparison looks 4cm taller than Hogan.

Lets do the math

OMG----- 198cm barefoot - 202cm in WW3 1995 footwear
Hogan--- 196cm barefoot - 198cm in WW3 1995 footwear
Big Show 210,5cm bareft - 215cm in WW3 1995 footwear


Big Show was 210cm-211cm peak and is 209cm today, that´s a possible heightloss and fits with what he looked next to Shaq, Big Cass, Strowman and many others.

His claim of just over 7ft is footwear including measurement imo.
dicksock said on 21/Aug/17
There's been quite a lot of discussion about The One Man Gang on this page. I was just watching a promo with him and Slick from 1989. If you watch closely, you can see how the Gang/Akeem deliberately stands in front of Slick to make himself look noticeably taller. But, at about the 12 second mark of the video, they stand side by side and Akeem was only 1-2" taller than Slick. Slick has always claimed to be 6'4" and I have no reason not to believe that. He was clearly a tall guy. During this same promo, he describes Akeem and John Studd as being 6'9".

Pause at 12 seconds: Click Here
mrtguy said on 21/Aug/17
JT said on 19/Aug/17
JT said on 19/Aug/17
From WM3 Click Here Jake would be around 6’7” in those Kane-style boots. Click Here I stood right next to JYD a year earlier (1986) and got a good estimate of his height – around 6’1”.
Click Here Lamar Odom never looked quite his listed height of 6’10” but is close to it. Click Here Click Here

tch, I just call them as I seem them. Some guys on this site are IMO listed too high (e.g., Andre, Hogan, Piper, Ventura, Rocky Johnson) and some too low (Charles Barkley, Kareem, Bill Walton). When Ron Reis (probably legit 7’1”) says Big Show was taller than him in his big boots and that Reis “believes” he is taller barefoot (which I believe he is), something’s clearly wrong (and biased) when comparisons put Big Show sub-7 feet in boots and only slightly taller than Andre (whom reporters and Wepner in 1976 estimated in the 6’9” range as did apparently Wilt in 1983). It would be nice if the "Giant" was really legit 7'0" but my world's not going to end if he's







JT your so full of ****, Big Show was never any taller than Andre and for all we know Andre always carried a more unique giant character with the voice
Capt. Nobody said on 20/Aug/17
If you have Nash taller than Andre or as tall in a comparison shot, then you have to explain old broken down Andre still being taller than Mane when they wrestled.

Andre could have been 6'6" for all I know, but from what I've seen, if true you have to start knocking everybody else back as well.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 20/Aug/17
Has anyone here met Joe E. Legend or an estimate for him?
JT said on 19/Aug/17
Red, bookmark this so you don’t have to be corrected again. Click Here OMG’s heels in that WCW battle royal were very large, probably around 2 inches. OMG was also taller than he should have been with Hogan Click Here and probably a good 5 inches taller than Sting, who did have a decent heel there Click Here
JT said on 19/Aug/17
From WM3 Click Here Jake would be around 6’7” in those Kane-style boots. Click Here I stood right next to JYD a year earlier (1986) and got a good estimate of his height – around 6’1”.
Click Here Lamar Odom never looked quite his listed height of 6’10” but is close to it. Click Here Click Here

tch, I just call them as I seem them. Some guys on this site are IMO listed too high (e.g., Andre, Hogan, Piper, Ventura, Rocky Johnson) and some too low (Charles Barkley, Kareem, Bill Walton). When Ron Reis (probably legit 7’1”) says Big Show was taller than him in his big boots and that Reis “believes” he is taller barefoot (which I believe he is), something’s clearly wrong (and biased) when comparisons put Big Show sub-7 feet in boots and only slightly taller than Andre (whom reporters and Wepner in 1976 estimated in the 6’9” range as did apparently Wilt in 1983). It would be nice if the "Giant" was really legit 7'0" but my world's not going to end if he's not.
OldSchooler said on 18/Aug/17
Having seen many pictures of Andre the Giant and Big Show I say they were the same height at some point in their career. I see both being around 6´11", give or take half an inch, at their peak. There are some reasons why both can look shorter or taller than the other.
1. Andre´s head is a bit bigger and he has a different built. Much of Andre´s height was in his upper body. So later in his life, when he slouched a lot, he looked shorter.
2. Big Show wore some of the thickest boots ever for some time, making him at least 2 inches taller. Ron Reis (Reese) confirmed that in an interview. Andre´s ring boots were flat. However it was different when Andre wore his cowboy boots.
3. Both probably shrunk some from their enourmus weights and physical stress in wrestling.
4. Comparisons of them a hard to do. Either one of them is in bigger boots, too old/young or wrestling / standing next to somebody who is an old / young man respectively.
Conclusion is Andre surely wasn´t 7´4" and most likely not even over seven feet, but bigger than some want him to be.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 18/Aug/17
@****sock
I wouldn´t say no to Big Show edging Andre by 0.25-0.5", but I don´t think Big Show has just a slight footwear advantage and Andre´s posture doesn´t look as straight as Big Shows in my second comparison.

Andres boots in 1979 gave 1-1,5cm (He wasn´t in his very flat few mm boots with Hogan there), in 1987 Andre had 2cm sole.
Big Show had 4-4,5cm sole Click Here Click Here

So Big Shows Boot Advantage with the 1979 Andre is 3-3.5cm, with 1987 Andre 2-2,5cm




lol at JT´s try with the blurry pic to make OMG´s boots "Kanestyle".
Even Sting had bigger sole than OMG Click Here
Capt. Nobody said on 17/Aug/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 17/Aug/17
Click Here Tenta was listed 196cm and 198cm in sumo.

Click Here ~4:44

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When you watch the interaction close to the camera between Tenta and OMG after the match I think it's clear that OMG is a bit taller. I'm not sure by how much, but taller.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 17/Aug/17
tch said on 15/Aug/17
Jt i see you constantly make excuses for big show looking short, then making pictures of big show towering andre, your bias has no place on a fair height Judging website, give it a rest, And start being reasonable,

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Agreed, he always tries to make Big Show taller and Andre the Giant shorter... year after year...

But he also has a lot... "AND THE ROCK MEANS A LOT" of great comparisons for other celebheights.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 17/Aug/17
Going by eveningheight, there are not many true 7 Footers in wrestling historie

Giant Gonzalez 7´6.5-7´7" Click Here
John"Silo Sam" Harris 7´2"
Great Khali 7´0"-7´0.5"
Max Palmer 7´5"-7´7"
Ron Reis "Yeti/Big Ron Studd" 7´0"-7´0.5"
Giant Silva ~7´0.5"
Shaq 7´0.25"-7´0.5"

any more??

Lol@
7ft Kane
7ft Cass
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 17/Aug/17
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Another angle but nearly same result, Big Show only ~1" taller because of much bigger footwear

Both 6´11" peak evening
dicksock said on 17/Aug/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 16/Aug/17
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Asuming OMG had about 0.5" on Hogan, OMG was pretty equal or slightly taller than John Tenta.

Big Show still has footwear advantage over Andre in this comparison.

Hard to see anything between Show and Andre barefoot.

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Good job with that picture. That's about what imagined it would look like. Wight has a slight footwear advantage over Andre in that picture, but not enough to make them the same height. Wight was probably .5" taller barefoot because the top of his head is longer than Andre's. Their eye level is the same though. I'll say Wight was 6'11.5" and Andre was 6'11".
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 17/Aug/17
Click Here Tenta was listed 196cm and 198cm in sumo.

Click Here ~4:44
dicksock said on 16/Aug/17
Here is Andre in the mid 70s with 6'1" Frank Valois in an interview I've never seen: Click Here

Andre was standing to his full height here and looked 9-10" taller, but he was in his super thin heeled wrestling boots, so he was at a footwear disadvantage. Keeping that in mind, he looked about 6'11" with 6'1" Valois.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 16/Aug/17
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Asuming OMG had about 0.5" on Hogan, OMG was pretty equal or slightly taller than John Tenta.

Big Show still has footwear advantage over Andre in this comparison.

Hard to see anything between Show and Andre barefoot.
day day said on 16/Aug/17
Peak heights andre 7'0.5" nash 6'10 taker 6'8 sid 6'7.5 john studd 6'7 omg 6'6.5 earthquake 6'6 hogan 6'5.5 jake 6'5 goldust 6'4.5 godfather 6'4 kamala 6'4 bossman 6'3.5 vader 6'3 million dollar man 6'2.5 warrior 6'2 henry 6'1.5 mr perfect 6'1 hbk 6'0.5 bret 6ft bulldog 5'10.75 owen hart 5'10
tch said on 15/Aug/17
Jt i see you constantly make excuses for big show looking short, then making pictures of big show towering andre, your bias has no place on a fair height Judging website, give it a rest, And start being reasonable,
RP said on 13/Aug/17
BJS looks 1" taller than OMG.
Capt. Nobody said on 11/Aug/17
I still can't find any great comps with OMG and Studd but here is a composite of Akeem/Studd at the points of them standing their tallest and as straight in line as possible when facing off. Studds front heel is off the mat, but his away heel is flat. This shot is on the down part of him being on his tiptoes and there is no height gained on this shot. Akeem is walking toward Studd and his plant leg is straight.


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This is a shot of them in their match when Studd starts to send Akeem into the ropes. Both are about mid stride. Studds head is angled towards the camera but it does give a pretty good idea of shoulder levels and chest levels between the two.


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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 11/Aug/17
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dicksock said on 10/Aug/17
Vegas said on 10/Aug/17
The best Studd and OMG comparison takes place towards the end of the 89 rumble

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These are good as well:
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I think Studd may have been a little bit taller...a very little bit. The Gang was maybe 6'5.75"-6'6" and Studd was maybe 6'6.25"-6'6.5". Those two are hard to get down specifically, but in general they were both ABOUT 6'6" with Studd just edging him out. Both guys were generally billed at 6'9-6'10".
JT said on 10/Aug/17
Studd wasn't any taller than OMG Click Here
Click Here Studd looks to be cowboy boots given the pointy toe; OMG in tennis shows.
Vegas said on 10/Aug/17
The best Studd and OMG comparison takes place towards the end of the 89 rumble
Capt. Nobody said on 9/Aug/17
Average Guess (229 Votes)
7ft 0.19in (213.9cm)
Logic said on 8/Aug/17
Was John Studd a littler taller than the One Man Gang/Akeem? Here is a face to face photo of the two of them. OMG is standing relatively straight but Studd has his knees bent quite a bit and Studd still looks like he is a little taller.

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Are there any good or better photos of the two of them face to face?

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That's a good shot there.

I'm fairly sure that's the consensus. In the matches with OMG it's hard to find any really great comps due to the fact that both men seemed to always kind of hunch over in a heelish manner while moving in the ring. Studds also a tough one to gauge at times because he seemed to rarely lift his head up fully. Both he and Andre had more of a hulking presence in that way.

I think you have Tenta with OMG being a bit taller than him, and Studd being a bit taller than OMG.
Chaz said on 9/Aug/17
Logic said on 8/Aug/17
Was John Studd a littler taller than the One Man Gang/Akeem? Here is a face to face photo of the two of them. OMG is standing relatively straight but Studd has his knees bent quite a bit and Studd still looks like he is a little taller.

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Are there any good or better photos of the two of them face to face?


OMG is standing relatively straight! lol he's legs are going back,and he's being pushed down,
He's dead straight in the Big Shown photo and looking up and stretching to look taller.Studd OMG and Viscera,were all in the 198-99cm range,without the big heels and in the 203cm with them.
dicksock said on 9/Aug/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 8/Aug/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Aug/17
Giant Big Show in Big footwear was about an inch taller than old Andre - fact
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Andre definitly lost some height
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You're first picture there is amazing. But as you noticed, Andre's knees are bent and his back is still hunched and he's still only an inch or so shorter than a peak Big Show with beyond perfect posture. Andre's real height loss was due to his posture. If he could've straightened up like Show, he would have been roughly the same height. The second pic with Studd is a bit off in my opinion. There are far better examples that show he didn't lose any real height. He looked the same height next to 5'11" Bobby Heenan in the late 80s as he did next to 5'10-5'11" Chief Jay in the mid 70s. Just look at the interview with him and 6'1" Frank Valois from 1974. No way was he more than 10" taller and that is being pretty generous. He looked no more than 9" taller than 6'2" Tony Atlas in 1983. Yet, he still looked a whole head taller than 5'11" Bobby Heenan in 1990 when he stood at straight as he could. My point is that he was never more than 6'11", even in 1974, and he could still look 6'11" in the late 80s/early 90s. I don't see how that is possible if lost more than about .25".
Logic said on 8/Aug/17
Was John Studd a littler taller than the One Man Gang/Akeem? Here is a face to face photo of the two of them. OMG is standing relatively straight but Studd has his knees bent quite a bit and Studd still looks like he is a little taller.

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Are there any good or better photos of the two of them face to face?
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 8/Aug/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Aug/17
Giant Big Show in Big footwear was about an inch taller than old Andre - fact
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Andre definitly lost some height
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Andre in max 2.5"boots wasn´t shorter than Wilt in ~1" boots
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If Wilt was 7´0.5" evening in 84, Andre was 6´11"
dicksock said on 7/Aug/17
JT said on 7/Aug/17
whenever there’s a full body video of Andre where his footwear can be seen 6’10” barefoot looks generous for him. Click Here although I think he may have hit that mark on a good day – Meltzer’s claim is probably spot on.
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Andre looked a minimum of 6'11" next to 6'-6'1" peak Bob Backlund in the mid 70s: Click Here

I met Bob in 2013 and I can tell you for a fact he was still around 6' even then; certainly a solid 5'11" at least. Both men have similar posture and Backlund has a slight footwear advantage of probably .25"-.5".

Regarding the Wight/OMG staredown, I really doubt the Gang had any footwear advantage. He teamed with 6'5.75" John Tenta around that same time and looked roughly the same height. I think the truth is that Wight was around 6'11.5" and OMG was 6'6". I don't know how you can think Nash and Andre were the same height, when Andre was about 2" taller than Tyler Mane in 1990 and Nash was pretty much the same height as Mane in WCW.

Here's Hogan in the 80s with the Gang: Click Here
Here's a good comparison of Hogan and Andre with Andre at a slight footwear disadvantage: Click Here

Most evidence I've seen shows Andre to have been around 6'11" barefoot and maybe 7'1" in big cowboy boots.
JT said on 7/Aug/17
whenever there’s a full body video of Andre where his footwear can be seen 6’10” barefoot looks generous for him. Click Here although I think he may have hit that mark on a good day – Meltzer’s claim is probably spot on.

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Dicksock, that video’s been posted several times here. One Man Gang wore Kane-style boots there which put him around 6’8” in boots. Click Here In those boots, he comes out a little taller next to Big Show than Giant Haystacks did and 2+ inches taller than Hogan did Click Here
Guanzo said on 6/Aug/17
Stop uploading pictures in photobucket. 3rd party error.
Editor Rob: photobucket changed their terms recently, so anybody who uploaded stuff and didn't pay their yearly fee is kind of scuppered.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Aug/17
Giant Big Show in Big footwear was about an inch taller than old Andre - fact
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Andre definitly lost some height
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Andre in max 2.5"boots wasn´t shorter than Wilt in ~1" boots
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If Wilt was 7´0.5" evening in 84, Andre was 6´11"
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 5/Aug/17
Here is Big Show with ~1" more footwear facing Strowman, 6´10.5" seems generous

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Dan Chernau said on 4/Aug/17
Andre at a 41 inseam fwiw.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 4/Aug/17
****sock said on 4/Aug/17
Here is a staredown I am sure very few have seen: Click Here

It is between Paul Wight and the roughly 6'6" One Man Gang.

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If I put OMG at 199cm there, Giant comes out at 212cm but high chance of footwearadvantage.



Regarding Andre:

1971 214cm early morning, 211cm evening
1980 213cm early morning, 210cm evening
1987 212cm early morning, 209cm evening
1991 210cm early morning, 208cm evening

Andre had an unhealthy lifestyle, wrestling bumps, overweight, bad posture, alcoholic... big chance for early heightloss
62B. said on 4/Aug/17
****sock said on 4/Aug/17
Here is a staredown I am sure very few have seen: Click Here

It is between Paul Wight and the roughly 6'6" One Man Gang. Starting at around 1:18:17, you'll see a perfect comparison of their heights. It is about the same difference as Hogan and Andre. The Gang/Akeem was less than 1" taller than Hogan in the 80s. Wight and Gang seem to have similar footwear as well. This pretty much confirms in my mind there was less than an inch between a peak Andre and a peak Paul Wight. Wight may have edged him out only because the top of his head was taller.
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I would like to meet Paul Wight. Bases on the pictures of Paul with Shaq I doubt he is any taller than the Andre I saw in 1988. So it would be cool to be able to judge in person. As far as a young Paul Wight, the only times he looked for sure taller than a young Andre to me is when he had some serious soles on his boots.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 4/Aug/17
****sock said on 4/Aug/17
The Gang/Akeem was less than 1" taller than Hogan in the 80s. Wight and Gang seem to have similar footwear as well.

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OMG was the same height as John Tenta when they teamed, Wight is in his normal giant boots, so he clearly has an advantage.


Here is Big Show with ~1" more footwear facing Strowman, 6´10.5" seems generous
dicksock said on 4/Aug/17
Here is a staredown I am sure very few have seen: Click Here

It is between Paul Wight and the roughly 6'6" One Man Gang. Starting at around 1:18:17, you'll see a perfect comparison of their heights. It is about the same difference as Hogan and Andre. The Gang/Akeem was less than 1" taller than Hogan in the 80s. Wight and Gang seem to have similar footwear as well. This pretty much confirms in my mind there was less than an inch between a peak Andre and a peak Paul Wight. Wight may have edged him out only because the top of his head was taller.
ReturnofG said on 2/Aug/17
I've seen too much proof that a peak Andre would hit just over 7'1. He pretty much had the same height on many of the same people with Big Show, and Big Show in his very thick soled boots.
Capt. Nobody said on 2/Aug/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Jul/17
NCL said on 26/Jul/17
****sock said on 22/Jul/17
There is no way Undertaker was anymore than 1" taller than Viscera. That picture of them is not really the best evidence.

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The camera level should be higher than the Top of their heads, so the lines could show more gap than it would be...
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Agree maximum 1" between Taker and Viscera if Viscera stands straight, most likely only 2cm.
King Mabel looked exactly the same height next to Kevin Nash as Sid...
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Obviously footwear is key in all comparisons related to Mabel, but in that one on one match with OMG it looked like OMG was a bit taller than Mabel, or they were at least around the same height. So, in going back to Studd who was around the same height or even a little taller than OMG what are we looking at now?
LG69 said on 2/Aug/17
@Dero, most NBA players listed heights are with shoes on, and then rounded up. For example, a "7 footer" can actually be 6'10.5" barefoot, and 6'11.5" with shoes. If he gets drafted, the team will typically list him at 7'0. Check out NBA pre draft measurements. They show players heights barefoot, and with shoes on. Most players are 1-2" shorter than their listed heights.
Chaz said on 2/Aug/17
Dero said on 2/Aug/17
Do you think 7ft is still a common height. I'm looking at some unfamous basketball players and many are listed at 7ft or more (David Mockaitis for exemple). Do you think that listening are exagerrated or just it's still common ?

Exageratted.the chance of being exactly 7' is so low as not to be very likely.there are 67 millon people in the UK and only about 30 are saying they are 7'+ most so called 7 footers are in the 6'9.5-11.5'' range,
Dero said on 2/Aug/17
Do you think 7ft is still a common height. I'm looking at some unfamous basketball players and many are listed at 7ft or more (David Mockaitis for exemple). Do you think that listening are exagerrated or just it's still common ?
dicksock said on 1/Aug/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Jul/17
****sock said on 29/Jul/17
Yet even in 1980, he had absolutely no more than 6" on 6'5"-6'5.5" Hulk Hogan and 6" is being generous.
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I still have to see a pic/vid of peak Andre standing as straight as possible next to Hogan but I agree
with the ~6´11.25" height for Andre.
Andre was wrestling more than a decade before he faced Hogan the first time, always a possibility to lose a bit height especially for a very tall 400+ lbs guy.

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He was in pretty good shape during that time though. He said he didn't even stop growing until 1970/1971. So you're telling me you think he could have lost height during those 9 years after he stopped growing? He was only 36 in 1980. No 36 year old starts shrinking. That is absurd. I doubt he was over 400 lbs for most of that period. He was definitely under 400 lbs by 1974. For further proof he was never a legit 7', just look at him next to his 6'1" manager Frank Valois: Click Here

Frank was pretty old and overweight by then, so if we're talking about height loss, he may have lost some height by then. Do you see more than 10" between them? I sure don't. That is a young 28 year old Andre and he's no more than 375 lbs. He is clearly no more than 6'11" next to Frank. Also, there are pretty good odds that interview was taped in the afternoon.
JT said on 1/Aug/17
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mrtguy said on 29/Jul/17
Rob, when you see both Andre and Big Show next to Hogan, doesn't the truth prove that Andre had a bigger head??
Click Here you notice the bottom Andre's chin is lower than Hogan and the top of his head is higher
Click Here with Big Show it's not the case

A head titled down will always looks larger than it really is and is further amplified when the other guy’s head is titled back. Andre’s and Big Show’s head sizes were close Click Here Andre’s head was longer from the eyes down and Big Show’s longer from the eyes up
miko said on 1/Aug/17
Correct Chaz, it was 4.5/5' at the very most from the late 70's all the way to the late 80's. At no point could Andre see over Hogans head unless he raised his eyeline.

Hulk was somewhere between 6'5/6'5.5 and Andre was around 6'10.25/6'10.5 IMO, and could get close to 7'0 in his biggest monster cowboy boots, or on a box backstage.

Big Show was close to 7'0 barefoot at his tallest.
Chaz said on 1/Aug/17
Andre never had any 6'' on Hogan at any time,the 6'' point on Andre's face is just over the tip of he's nose,and Hogan comes up to the eyes.so 4.5-5'' at most.
62B. said on 1/Aug/17
****sock said on 29/Jul/17
62B. said on 28/Jul/17
****sock said on 26/Jul/17
I'll say Studd was maybe a tiny bit above 6'6"; like 6'6.25" and Andre was an even 6'11" at his tallest.
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Yet even in 1980, he had absolutely no more than 6" on 6'5"-6'5.5" Hulk Hogan and 6" is being generous. I haven't seen a video where Andre legitimately looks 7' next to someone. He always looked 6'11"/6'11.5" at best.
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Maybe. but in person in 1988 when he stood straight up, 6'11" just seems right to me, based on other really tall people I have seen in person. I figure based on my own height loss and factoring in Andre's extreme poor posture and heavy head, that he probably lost between 3/4" and 1" of true height loss at that time. For sure his posture could make him appear shorter in pictures. Also I saw him early in the day, so maybe he was a bit taller than he would have been if I had seen him in the evening.
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Jul/17
****sock said on 29/Jul/17
Yet even in 1980, he had absolutely no more than 6" on 6'5"-6'5.5" Hulk Hogan and 6" is being generous.
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I still have to see a pic/vid of peak Andre standing as straight as possible next to Hogan but I agree
with the ~6´11.25" height for Andre.
Andre was wrestling more than a decade before he faced Hogan the first time, always a possibility to lose a bit height especially for a very tall 400+ lbs guy.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Jul/17
NCL said on 26/Jul/17
****sock said on 22/Jul/17
There is no way Undertaker was anymore than 1" taller than Viscera. That picture of them is not really the best evidence.

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The camera level should be higher than the Top of their heads, so the lines could show more gap than it would be...
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Agree maximum 1" between Taker and Viscera if Viscera stands straight, most likely only 2cm.
King Mabel looked exactly the same height next to Kevin Nash as Sid...
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dicksock said on 30/Jul/17
Here is a match I've never seen before from June, 1977 with Andre and Chief Jay Strongbow:
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If you pause at 25:15/25:16, you'll see a perfect comparison of Jay and Andre. Both men are lined up and standing as straight as possible. They have equal footwear and Andre was in his prime. Andre was a whole head taller or about a foot taller. Chief was billed at 6' but was likely less as he looked about the same height as Bruno Sammartino, Larry Zbyszko, and Tatanka, all of whom were under 6'.
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It's also interesting that he stacked up the same with the roughly 5'11" Chief Jay in 1977 as he did with the roughly 5'11" Bobby Heenan in 1987-1990. This pretty much destroys any notion of significant height loss for Andre. He was never more than 6'11"/6'11.5". The only time he may have been 7' is right out of bed.
Guanzo said on 29/Jul/17
Andre is 6'8'' next to Hogan

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This is over
dicksock said on 29/Jul/17
62B. said on 28/Jul/17
****sock said on 26/Jul/17
I'll say Studd was maybe a tiny bit above 6'6"; like 6'6.25" and Andre was an even 6'11" at his tallest.
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Naa. Peak Andre was probably the full 7'0".


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Yet even in 1980, he had absolutely no more than 6" on 6'5"-6'5.5" Hulk Hogan and 6" is being generous. I haven't seen a video where Andre legitimately looks 7' next to someone. He always looked 6'11"/6'11.5" at best.
mrtguy said on 29/Jul/17
Rob, when you see both Andre and Big Show next to Hogan, doesn't the truth prove that Andre had a bigger head??

Click Here you notice the bottom Andre's chin is lower than Hogan and the top of his head is higher
Click Here with Big Show it's not the case
62B. said on 28/Jul/17
****sock said on 26/Jul/17
I'll say Studd was maybe a tiny bit above 6'6"; like 6'6.25" and Andre was an even 6'11" at his tallest.
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Naa. Peak Andre was probably the full 7'0".
dicksock said on 28/Jul/17
Capt. Nobody said on 27/Jul/17
So there's a huge difference between 6'6.5" and 6'7"?

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No, there is not. But if you read the last sentence of that paragraph, you'd know that I said, "Taker would have been at least 1" taller than Studd." The Undertaker was very clearly taller next to Bundy than Studd was. Studd was probably closer to 6'6" than 6'6.5" and Undertaker was probably closer to 6'7.5" than 6'7". But, Studd is another hard one to pin down just because at times he did look 6'7", but he too often looked less. It's hard to say, but all things considered, I will still say Undertaker would have been about 1" taller than John Studd. Not a huge difference, but a somewhat noticeable one.
JT said on 28/Jul/17
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Dicksock, Hogan was a good deal closer in height to Andre than Hall was to Big Show.
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Capt. Nobody said on 27/Jul/17
****sock said on 26/Jul/17
How come people are saying Studd and Taker would have been about the same height? Look at the gaps in the Bundy comparisons. Undertaker was very clearly taller next to Bundy than Studd was. Taker had nearly 4" on Bundy, and Studd had about 2.5". Undertaker was probably 6'7/6'7.5" at his peak and Studd was about 6'6"/6'.5". Bundy was probably around 6'3.5". Taker would have been at least 1" taller than Studd.

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Look at 1:09 for the best comparison. Bundy came up to the middle of his forehead. Of course a 6'6"/6'6.5" John Studd completely rules out a 7' Andre as Andre never had 5.5"-6" on Studd. Andre was more like 4-5" taller than Studd at best. That puts him at 6'10"-6'11.5". I'll say Studd was maybe a tiny bit above 6'6"; like 6'6.25" and Andre was an even 6'11" at his tallest.


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So there's a huge difference between 6'6.5" and 6'7"?
dicksock said on 27/Jul/17
Since we're talking about guys on their tip toes in staredowns, take a look at this match: Click Here

It's 6'5" Scott Hall in a match with Paul Wight from 1998. When Hall is on his tip toes, he looks only a couple inches shorter than Wight. At 3:41 it seems like Hall got back to a normal stance and the difference between them is similar to the difference between Hogan and Andre (when Andre stood straight). If anything, Andre was taller next to Hogan. Either way, it is a cool clip that I'm sure some here haven't seen.
NCL said on 26/Jul/17
****sock said on 22/Jul/17
NCL: Don't forget that Kane had similar size heels on his boots, so Viscera wasn't really getting a footwear advantage in that staredown. Look at the picture you posted where it shows Kane's heels. They're huge and that is from the same time as the staredown. Viscera was about 6'6/6'6.5" and Kane was 6'7". There is no way Undertaker was anymore than 1" taller than Viscera. That picture of them is not really the best evidence.

You're right, I think that pic I showed may have been from a different match. See this video and pause at 5:08 Click Here Big Daddy V appears to me to have the footwear advantage. You can see Kane's boots too. Staredown is right in the beginning.

In regards to Undertaker and Mabel, here is the video of the match. You can see their footwear pretty clearly throughout most of it but a good shot is at 6:44 Click Here the staredown is about 6:08-6:13. Footwear looks comparable to me
Capt. Nobody said on 26/Jul/17
Logic said on 25/Jul/17
Capt. Nobody said on 24/Jul/17
In looking at the Taker/Bundy and Bundy/Studd shots and comparing some Hogan/Taker, Hogan/Studd shots I think Taker and Studd look right around the same area height wise.

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If Studd and the Undertaker were about the same height then here is how Studd would have measured up to Kevin Nash.

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In checking out some Jake the Snake comps I'm seeing roughly the same thing. Jake obviously wore pretty thick soled boots to get up to their range though. There certainly wouldn't have been much height difference between Taker and Studd in my estimation.
dicksock said on 26/Jul/17
How come people are saying Studd and Taker would have been about the same height? Look at the gaps in the Bundy comparisons. Undertaker was very clearly taller next to Bundy than Studd was. Taker had nearly 4" on Bundy, and Studd had about 2.5". Undertaker was probably 6'7/6'7.5" at his peak and Studd was about 6'6"/6'.5". Bundy was probably around 6'3.5". Taker would have been at least 1" taller than Studd.

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Look at 1:09 for the best comparison. Bundy came up to the middle of his forehead. Of course a 6'6"/6'6.5" John Studd completely rules out a 7' Andre as Andre never had 5.5"-6" on Studd. Andre was more like 4-5" taller than Studd at best. That puts him at 6'10"-6'11.5". I'll say Studd was maybe a tiny bit above 6'6"; like 6'6.25" and Andre was an even 6'11" at his tallest.
62B. said on 26/Jul/17
Dan Chernau said on 25/Jul/17
7'2", I'd put my perm up against it.
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Ready to shave your head? :) He was to much shorter than the 7'3ish Rick Smits for me to believe he was ever over 7'. And at the very best he was the same height in cowboy boots as 7'.05" Wilt was in a more normal heeled boot.
David Banner said on 26/Jul/17
@Baba that photo is a bad judge of the height difference between Andre and Studd. The photo angle is tilted in Andre's favor plus Andre is on his tip toes.
Baba said on 25/Jul/17
Here is a different photo of John Studd and Andre that some of you may have not seen.

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How much taller is Andre than Studd in that photo?
Dan Chernau said on 25/Jul/17
7'2", I'd put my perm up against it.
Logic said on 25/Jul/17
Capt. Nobody said on 24/Jul/17
In looking at the Taker/Bundy and Bundy/Studd shots and comparing some Hogan/Taker, Hogan/Studd shots I think Taker and Studd look right around the same area height wise.

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dicksock said on 25/Jul/17
Chaz said on 25/Jul/17
He was more than 400lbs with those thick legs ass and hips,more in the 440-460 range.he's top is not very big,so makes him look less weight,but you need big legs hips and ass to be really heavy.

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Yes, he may have been over 400 lbs, but I did say at least 400lbs in the post you responded to. I disagree with the idea that his upper body wasn't that big. At his heaviest, he was as wide as a house. But, keep in mind he was billed at 348 lbs before he was King Kong Bundy. He didn't look dramatically smaller either. Click Here

During his first big run in WWF, I'll say he peaked at 400-420 and then slimmed down to around 360 by 1988. He was probably a under 400 for most of his career.

His upper body was huge at his biggest though.
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JT said on 25/Jul/17
Chaz, Bundy had a wide upper body but didn’t have a huge gut. Click Here If I remember, Bundy was billed at 468 lbs. but looked quite a bit lighter than Andre when they wrestled in the mid-1980s. I think he was closer to 400-425 lbs. but would have been 450 lbs. or more if he had a big gut like the really obese wrestlers had.

Bundy’s on his tip toes Logic Click Here The curve of the heel at the back of the boot is too high compared to the toe for the sole to be flat on the mat. You can even see the shadow under his right boot in the screen cap you posted with Luger. The high camera angle in the screen cap with Luger also favors Bundy a bit as he's farther from the camera. Regardless, most here think Bundy was around 6’3” as do I.
Chaz said on 25/Jul/17
****sock said on 24/Jul/17
It is a bit of an exaggeration to say Bundy was on his tip toes in those pics with Luger and Diesel, but he was slightly boosting himself without having the heels of his boots leave the mat. I've seen guys like John Studd and Brock Lesnar do this as well. It maybe gave him an extra .25". I tried it myself that's about the boost I got. Either way, Bundy was for sure at least 6'3" and could sometimes look taller. One thing I will say is that Andre appeared to have around 8" on him even when they were both in wrestling boots and about 9" when he had footwear advantage in that backstage interview I posted. I will also say Bundy was at least 400 lbs at his heaviest in 1985 and 1986.


He was more than 400lbs with those thick legs ass and hips,more in the 440-460 range.he's top is not very big,so makes him look less weight,but you need big legs hips and ass to be really heavy.
Capt. Nobody said on 24/Jul/17
In looking at the Taker/Bundy and Bundy/Studd shots and comparing some Hogan/Taker, Hogan/Studd shots I think Taker and Studd look right around the same area height wise.
dicksock said on 24/Jul/17
It is a bit of an exaggeration to say Bundy was on his tip toes in those pics with Luger and Diesel, but he was slightly boosting himself without having the heels of his boots leave the mat. I've seen guys like John Studd and Brock Lesnar do this as well. It maybe gave him an extra .25". I tried it myself that's about the boost I got. Either way, Bundy was for sure at least 6'3" and could sometimes look taller. One thing I will say is that Andre appeared to have around 8" on him even when they were both in wrestling boots and about 9" when he had footwear advantage in that backstage interview I posted. I will also say Bundy was at least 400 lbs at his heaviest in 1985 and 1986.
62B. said on 24/Jul/17
Logic said on 23/Jul/17
Bundy and Lex Luger were very similar in height. Bundy may have been slightly taller.

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Bundy looks taller than Luger to me in that picture. Luger was absolutely not 6'3" in person when I saw him when he was in the NWA. I do think he wore lifts in the WWF
Logic said on 23/Jul/17
Bundy is not standing on his tip toes with Luger. The soles of Bundy's shoes and the wrestling mat are basically the same color. So it may appear as he is standing on his tip toes because his shoe soles blend in with the mat and about all that you can see is the black part of his boot. But he if you look close you can see that Bundy is not standing on his tip toes there with Luger.

Here is the video so everybody can decide for themselves. You can see Bundy's soles starting around the 2:12 mark.


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Also at one point during the Nash vs Bundy match, Kevin Nash was standing on his tip toes in that stare down at the 1:04 mark.

Here's the link to the Bundy vs Kevin Nash match.

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Bundy's height is probably somewhere around 6' 3"- 6'3.5"


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the big show said on 23/Jul/17
lol andre the giant is 6'9 and ime 7'0
JT said on 23/Jul/17
Bundy’s standing on his tip toes there with Luger as he was with Undertaker Click Here Kevin Nash was standing in about the same spot in the ring as Undertaker at that Royal Rumble event.

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Logic said on 23/Jul/17
Bundy and Lex Luger were very similar in height. Bundy may have been slightly taller.

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dicksock said on 22/Jul/17
NCL: Don't forget that Kane had similar size heels on his boots, so Viscera wasn't really getting a footwear advantage in that staredown. Look at the picture you posted where it shows Kane's heels. They're huge and that is from the same time as the staredown. Viscera was about 6'6/6'6.5" and Kane was 6'7". There is no way Undertaker was anymore than 1" taller than Viscera. That picture of them is not really the best evidence.
NCL said on 22/Jul/17
With all the King Kong Bundy talk, I had to show this: Click Here Myself and King Kong Bundy from November 1999 indy show, I was about 14 at the time. Here's the program: Click Here

It's not the best photo for height 'cuz he's leaning down so much, but I wanted to post since everyone is talking about him. My honest impression at the time was 6'4". I have an uncle who's 6'4" and he looked about the same height to me. I was about 5'5" at the time I think. 6'3" or 6'3" and change is certainly possible for him in my opinion.

In regards to his staredowns with Undertaker, here are some good photos: Click Here and Click Here

Their shoes at the time: Click Here

I personally see a 4" difference between them. Look at the top of Undertaker's head, not the eye level

About King Kong Bundy, I remember him being really cool and I know an actor who worked with him on an indie film and felt the same!

In regards to Viscera, I don't know if he's the best to use for height photo comparisons. He's closer to the camera here: Click Here and he also tends to wear hefty footwear, which I think is why he's nearly the same height as Kane in this photo: Click Here

1995 he had normal shoes: Click Here

Mabel and Undertaker Click Here

Beyond that a lot of lifts:

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Compare King Kong Bundy and 'Taker to 'Taker and Mabel: Click Here and Click Here
day day said on 22/Jul/17
Andres tallest was 214cm he went down to 210 cm late in his career
Mirko said on 22/Jul/17
He was my size
Logic said on 21/Jul/17
Here is a photo of Bundy standing with Viscera (aka Mabel). Viscera appears to have about 3.5" or so on Bundy. Rob has Viscera at 6' 6.5"

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Studd and Viscera measure up very similar to Bundy. There probably isn't 1/2" height difference between Studd and Viscera.... if even that.


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Kane and Viscera stare down for comparison.


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Dustin said on 21/Jul/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 21/Jul/17
Click Here 18min onwards

Taker had about 3.5"-3.75" on Bundy, wich points to a less than 6´7.5" peak for Taker regarding eveningheight.
Studd looked 2.5"-3" taller than Bundy Click Here , Peak Hogan solid 2".

Bundy 6´3.5" means:
peak Hogan 6´5.5"
peak Studd 6´6"-6´6.5"
peak Taker 6´7"-6´7.25"

If you pause the video clip at 1:30, the height difference between Studd and Bundy and the height difference in the staredown between Undertaker and Bundy, (google the pic) is pretty similar. John Studd has an enormous head. thoughts?
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 21/Jul/17
Click Here 18min onwards

Taker had about 3.5"-3.75" on Bundy, wich points to a less than 6´7.5" peak for Taker regarding eveningheight.
Studd looked 2.5"-3" taller than Bundy Click Here , Peak Hogan solid 2".

Bundy 6´3.5" means:
peak Hogan 6´5.5"
peak Studd 6´6"-6´6.5"
peak Taker 6´7"-6´7.25"
dicksock said on 20/Jul/17
In this clip Bundy and Studd looked pretty close in height. Studd looked maybe 2.5" taller at best and more like 2".

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Tyson said on 19/Jul/17
Peak height:

6'10.5 - 1.5/10
6'10.75 - 3.5/10
6'11 - 7/10
6'11.25 - 6/10
6'11.5 - 3/10
6'11.75 - 0.5/10
dicksock said on 19/Jul/17
RP said on 19/Jul/17
When Bundy stood with perfect posture vs Ted's perfect posture stance...Bundy was a 1/2" taller.

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Bundy may have been a tiny bit taller, but if you look at 1:55 into the video, they are the same height. This is maybe the only part of the video where they are lined up with identical posture. Assuming Ted was around 6'3", I can't give Bundy any more than 6'3.5" and more likely closer to 6'3". I've looked at quite a few videos of Bundy recently and I can't see him being more than 6'3.5" in any of them.

Here's a video of 6'3"/6'3.5" Bundy with Andre:
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JT said on 19/Jul/17
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King Kong Bundy looked around 3 inches shorter than Big John Studd and One Man Gang, around 2 inches shorter than Hogan, around 2 inches taller than JYD, and around 4 inches taller than Bobby Heenan so 6’3” is a good estimate for him.

Click Here Barkley’s around 6’6” when not slouching and actually looked taller next to Gene than Studd did.
RP said on 19/Jul/17
When Bundy stood with perfect posture vs Ted's perfect posture stance...Bundy was a 1/2" taller.
62B. said on 18/Jul/17
Vegas said on 18/Jul/17
Clarke Duncan was shorter than 6'3 3/4 barefoot measured D Wade
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Vegas said on 18/Jul/17
Clarke Duncan was shorter than 6'3 3/4 barefoot measured D Wade
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 18/Jul/17
****sock said on 18/Jul/17

Here is an interview from 1988 with Bundy and 6'3" Ted Dibiase: Click Here
They look the same exact height.


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Yeah Bundy was solid 2" shorter than peak Hogan in the middle of the ring, so 6´3"-6´3.5" sounds right.
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DiBiase looks a tad shorter than KKB, always thought he was a weak 6´3" like 6´2.5"evening at his peak.
dicksock said on 18/Jul/17
Sometimes Bundy looked 6'3" and others he could look 6'4". My gut tells me he was more like 6'3". As for Michael Clarke Duncan, he was probably 6'4"-6'5" in his prime. It's not like there was a great comparison between him and Bundy in that clip anyway.

Here is an interview from 1988 with Bundy and 6'3" Ted Dibiase: Click Here
They look the same exact height.
aaronious said on 17/Jul/17
Jordan87, Michael Duncan Clarke never self-reported himself as 6'4". he said , 6'4"-6'5" in that interview Rotten Tomatoes interview, which means at the time, he was somewhere in between. when he was younger, he also used to say 6'5".

people lose height as they get older, and also Michael Duncan Clarke was a big time weight lifter when he was young, which he was in Married with Children, young and huge. he lost a ton of weight, and likely muscle mass, which believe it or not, affects your height. body builders and weight lifters are known to lose height when they stop listing and lose all the muscle mass. Look at Arnold Scwartzenegger, he was 6'1 5/8", as measured by Guinness in the 1970's, and he's easily 1.5"-2" shorter today.

MCD= 6'5" when he was in Married with Children. at the time of his death, i have know doubt he shrunk a little.

and FYI, Ive met KKB IRL twice. today, he's about 6'3.5", but he has terrible posture, and also lost a ton of weight, so a little height loss for him is likely as well.
Chaz said on 17/Jul/17
Wrestler's are like live stunt men,that can also act,that is why they are used in films so much,you get two for the price of one.and like stunt men or woman they can get hurt or things can go wrong at any time.and more so with Wrestler's because you can't stop filming.it's a live fight.
dicksock said on 15/Jul/17
****sock said on 15/Jul/17
andre said on 14/Jul/17
in what year americans realized wrestling was staged rob?
Editor Rob: I think there are some who still think it's non scripted.

I mean the moves, skills and injuries are all real of course, it's a popular entertainment that millions enjoy.

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The moves are real... come on Rob, give me a break. Wrestlers punch, kick, and put each other in submissions for real?? I know you're trying not to offend people but come on. Guys get hurt when they make mistakes, but pro wrestling is faker than Hillary Clinton's personality.
Editor Rob: the moves like the jumps, slams and throws...

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Yes, they are actually performing the moves. It's not special effects. But, they are in complete cooperation with one another and for the most part are landing on a bouncy ring that I've personally seen young children land on and not get hurt at all. I personally saw little kids jumping off the top rope at a TNA house show and they didn't get hurt at all. The only real hardship a pro wrestler faces is the travel schedule. They perform so often that they don't give their bodies a chance to properly rest. I love pro wrestling, but these guys are actors. They sell pain. Nothing they do seriously hurts. Of course there are guys like Mick Foley who destroyed their body, but most of them don't.
62B. said on 15/Jul/17
andre said on 14/Jul/17
in what year americans realized wrestling was staged rob?

Editor Rob: I think there are some who still think it's non scripted.

I mean the moves, skills and injuries are all real of course, it's a popular entertainment that millions enjoy.
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As a kid in the 1970's, most of us knew it was fake back then.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 15/Jul/17
****sock said on 15/Jul/17
...Guys get hurt when they make mistakes, but pro wrestling is faker than Hillary Clinton's personality.

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Highly doubt that Hillaryous stuff, but I´m not a Trump fan either.

I enjoy pro-wrestling much more and you don´t only get hurt by mistake.

The BUMPS are real (superplex, lastride, jumping over the toprope out of the ring, just watch Mick Foleys stuff :) ),
the skills are real. Especially in fast sequenzes your timing has to fit.
In high spots your positioning has to fit, all infront of a live audience...

I like it and I wouldn´t want to see them fight real, because within a month the whole roster would´ve been destroyed.
Martin 6'2 said on 15/Jul/17
Erm...sorry...would just like to correct a couple people, Big Show was infact initially billed at 7'2" later it was changed to 7'0"
I believe his height to be about 6'10.5" and as I've said on my Facebook page WWE-Height/Weight Debate, I see a lot of photographic evidence to suggest that Andre was probably 6'10"
dicksock said on 15/Jul/17
andre said on 14/Jul/17
in what year americans realized wrestling was staged rob?
Editor Rob: I think there are some who still think it's non scripted.

I mean the moves, skills and injuries are all real of course, it's a popular entertainment that millions enjoy.

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The moves are real... come on Rob, give me a break. Wrestlers punch, kick, and put each other in submissions for real?? I know you're trying not to offend people but come on. Guys get hurt when they make mistakes, but pro wrestling is faker than Hillary Clinton's personality.
Editor Rob: the moves like the jumps, slams and throws...
dicksock said on 15/Jul/17
Danimal said on 13/Jul/17
****sock said on 19/Jun/17
Here we have official confirmation that Ron Reis was taller than Big Show in WCW:
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Big Show was barely shorter than Ron Reis in the mid 90's, when Big Show was 7'0.5"-7'1" legit:

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A present day Big Show would be towered over by Ron Reis.

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Those are not legitimate comparisons. Reese was 7'1" and Big Show was maybe 6'11.5"-7'. I don't know how you think Show was over 7' when he was billed as 7' in 1999 by WWF! He was 7' at best and most likely closer to 6'11" like his father Andre... He is still at least 6'10.5" as he is 2.5" taller than 6'8" Big Cass. I'd say he went from 6'11.5" to 6'10.5" just like his father. It is truly amazing how you could think Show could have been 7'1" when even he himself admitted 7'1" BILLED Ron Reese was taller than him.
dicksock said on 14/Jul/17
Danimal said on 13/Jul/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Jul/17
Andre at his death was reported 6´10" and 550lbs, I think 550lbs was his maximum and he hit it different times from mid eighties to death.
peak height between 6´11" and 7´0".

It's been reported that Andre's maximum weight was 565 pounds.

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Who reported that? Andre himself said he got up to 560 lbs in late 1982. But obviously that is bs as I posted a video of him from late 1982 and he barely looked 400 lbs. Andre may have been at his heaviest in 1990. He was absolutely huge. Either 1990 or 1986 was him at his heaviest in my opinion. I would guess he was over 500 lbs legit. It's really hard to tell with him. I doubt he was ever over 550.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Jul/17
Danimal said on 13/Jul/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Jul/17
Andre at his death was reported 6´10" and 550lbs, I think 550lbs was his maximum and he hit it different times from mid eighties to death.
peak height between 6´11" and 7´0".

It's been reported that Andre's maximum weight was 565 pounds.


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Yeah, I knew the number but couldn´t find a source... not impossible, but 300kg he never was for sure
andre said on 14/Jul/17
in what year americans realized wrestling was staged rob?
Editor Rob: I think there are some who still think it's non scripted.

I mean the moves, skills and injuries are all real of course, it's a popular entertainment that millions enjoy.
Danimal said on 13/Jul/17
****sock said on 19/Jun/17
Here we have official confirmation that Ron Reis was taller than Big Show in WCW:
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Big Show was barely shorter than Ron Reis in the mid 90's, when Big Show was 7'0.5"-7'1" legit:

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A present day Big Show would be towered over by Ron Reis.
Danimal said on 13/Jul/17
andre said on 6/Jul/17
can someone confirm me if andre weighted 300kilos at is max, what is andre max weight 1986 or 1993?

He never weighed 300 kilos. His max weight in kilos was said to have been 256 kilos (565 pounds).
Danimal said on 13/Jul/17
even said on 7/Jul/17
7 feet exactly
weight = 520 pounds

His weight constantly changed. You do realize that, right?
Danimal said on 13/Jul/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Jul/17
Andre at his death was reported 6´10" and 550lbs, I think 550lbs was his maximum and he hit it different times from mid eighties to death.
peak height between 6´11" and 7´0".

It's been reported that Andre's maximum weight was 565 pounds.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Jul/17
Andre at his death was reported 6´10" and 550lbs, I think 550lbs was his maximum and he hit it different times from mid eighties to death.
peak height between 6´11" and 7´0".
Oanh said on 12/Jul/17
andre said on 6/Jul/17
can someone confirm me if andre weighted 300kilos at is max, what is andre max weight 1986 or 1993?

I can't confirm that, but based on the videos and photos of Andre, I think his heaviest weight was about 550lbs.
Rob, what is your guess on his max weight?
Jordan87 said on 11/Jul/17
AAronius,

MCD Was 6'4, he self Reported that. HE was at least an Inch SHorter than Kobe Bryant who was measured at 6'4-3/4.

If Bundy was an Inch SHorter than Him, he is 6'3 ;)
aaronious said on 10/Jul/17
Logic, there's one issue with your Bundy/Elmer comparison. Bundy wasn't 6'3", he was 6'4" ;)

everyone is always trying to downgrade him, but in his prime, he was 6'4", all day long. watch married with children, he was less than an inch shorter than Michael Duncan Clarke, who was 6'5"
mark said on 8/Jul/17
andre is about 7.025 at peak 7.4
even said on 7/Jul/17
7 feet exactly
weight = 520 pounds
dicksock said on 7/Jul/17
andre said on 6/Jul/17
can someone confirm me if andre weighted 300kilos at is max, what is andre max weight 1986 or 1993?

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Andre never weighed 300 kg. That is about 660 lbs. At his heaviest he was probably more like 550 lbs or 250 kg. I'm sure he was heavier in 1985/1986 than 1993 because by 1993 his muscles had deteriorated by quite a bit. 560 lbs is the heaviest weight Andre has actually claimed for himself. When he was on David Letterman in January 1984, he said that 14 months prior he weighed 560 lbs. So that would mean his weight peaked in November 1982. I don't want to call Andre a liar, but there is no way in the world he was 560 lbs in Nov. 1982.

Here he is from Nov. 1982: Click Here

I doubt he even weighed 460 there. I'm sure he got over 500 lbs at his heaviest, but never more than 550 lbs. Hulk Hogan is the one who made up the ridiculous lie about Andre weighing close to 700 lbs at WM III. It's absolute garbage.
Chaz said on 7/Jul/17
andre said on 6/Jul/17
can someone confirm me if andre weighted 300kilos at is max, what is andre max weight 1986 or 1993?


Don't talk rubbish he was only said to be 540lbs at death when he was as fat as a pig.and could not stand or walk,and if the WWE say he's top weight was 520lbs he was not more than that in the ring,300kg is 661lbs that is more than Giant Haystacks,and Konishiki,the sumo wrestler.
andre said on 6/Jul/17
can someone confirm me if andre weighted 300kilos at is max, what is andre max weight 1986 or 1993?
James said on 2/Jul/17
I think Andre was a legit 7'0 .but his body mass made him look shorter in the mid 80's
Logic said on 30/Jun/17
Andre and actor/writer Christopher Guest. Rob has Christopher Guest's height listed at 5'11". Andre appears to have about a foot on him. This photo was probably taken sometime in 1986.


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JT said on 29/Jun/17
mrtguy said on 27/Jun/17
….Giant Gonzalaz noggin had to be somewhere in 11 inch range (not quite 12), he didn't have a big head overall compared to his body. The first pic of his face next to lady which might be 8 inch range typically for a women show's it wasn't near a foot. His head was definitely smaller than Andre, Big Show and Khali

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mrtguy said on 27/Jun/17
JT said on 27/Jun/17
Jorge Gonzalez’s noggin had to be close to 12”. It just did not look that large since he was better proportioned than Andre or Big Show and much taller than them.

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Gonzalez apparently tested negative for a pituitary tumor or excessive HGH when drafted by the Atlanta Hawks but was ultimately diagnosed with the tumor later in life.


Giant Gonzalaz noggin had to be somewhere in 11 inch range (not quite 12), he didn't have a big head overall compared to his body. The first pic of his face next to lady which might be 8 inch range typically for a women show's it wasn't near a foot. His head was definitely smaller than Andre, Big Show and Khali
Chaz said on 27/Jun/17
Click Here that is the longest face on record,of any giant measured Vaino Myllyrinne 30.5cm about 12.9''. also had 12.4'' hands.
JT said on 27/Jun/17
Jorge Gonzalez’s noggin had to be close to 12”. It just did not look that large since he was better proportioned than Andre or Big Show and much taller than them.

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Gonzalez apparently tested negative for a pituitary tumor or excessive HGH when drafted by the Atlanta Hawks but was ultimately diagnosed with the tumor later in life.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 25/Jun/17
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HBJ 6´4.5-6´4.75"
Stan ~6´8.5"
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 25/Jun/17
****sock said on 24/Jun/17

Old Haystacks was 6'6"-6'7" and old Andre was 6'10"-6'11". Peak Haystacks was 6'7"-6'8" and peak Andre was 6'11"-7' guaranteed.
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Adding peak Stan Frazier was full inch taller than peak Haystacks.
Chaz said on 24/Jun/17
****sock said on 24/Jun/17
Have you ever actually seen the Great Khali? His chin is insanely elongated; even more than Andre's. Don't forget that he didn't get his gigantism treated until he was about 40.

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You are right, he's face and chin has got the classic Acromegalic features,he's chin has got lots of over growth,so much so it bends rownd,all this 13'' rubbish needs to stop Andre's face was 11.75-12''
dicksock said on 24/Jun/17
mrtguy said on 21/Jun/17
Rob, do you believe Andre's head was a little near 13(like 12.75''-13'') as his death was coming closer, his chin certainly looked much elongated compared to Show's and Khali's
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Have you ever actually seen the Great Khali? His chin is insanely elongated; even more than Andre's. Don't forget that he didn't get his gigantism treated until he was about 40.

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Adijos said on 24/Jun/17
@Editor Rob: Maybe Andre was within 214 cm? Rob, can you argue for him the height of 7'0 and 1/4?

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