How tall is Big Show - Page 3

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Average Guess (419 Votes)
Peak: 7ft 0.22in (213.9cm)
Current: 6ft 10.68in (210cm)
Sotiris Gravas said on 25/Nov/18
@Canson You're right, dude. I thought maybe Barkley was 6'4.75", like Kobe, but Kobe is clearly taller:
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Kobe and Vince Carter... Click Here
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 25/Nov/18

Khali's 7'0.5" could very well have been an early day measurement. I don't see him as being that tall, as he looked max 1.5" taller than 6'10" listed Big Show.
Sotiris Gravas said on 24/Nov/18
@Canson Yeah, I 100% agree w/ you (and respectfully disagree w/ others) that Mourning is "only" 6'8". Here's the pic I screwed up and didn't post properly... a recent pic of Mourning w/ Shaq and Battier:
Click Here

Mourning and Rodman (now 6'6")... Click Here

6'8" Mourning next to 6'10" Ewing and 7'1.25" Mutombo... Click Here

(Drum roll)... Here's proof positive, 100% 5" difference between Alonzo and Mutombo (both same distance from camera)... Click Here (6'11" David Robinson is leaning forward here, not perfect posture.)

The pic I already posted of Battier and Bosh shows that he's around 6'6.25", especially the ones w/ Mike Miller... and the pic of Gasol next to 7'1" Porzingis shows that he's around 6'11", not 7 feet, IMHO.

I don't see Ewing more than 6'10", here w/ 7'0" Shaq... Click Here

Ewing w/ 6'4.5" MJ... Click Here

As for Big Show, I honestly see him as 6'9" now... Click Here , Click Here

Check out Triple H w/ Dwight Howard (who grew to 6'10" from 6'9")... Click Here
Howard is 100% slouching and still 100% taller than Show.

It's important to note that HHH is not even 6'2" anymore; the dude's, like, 6'1.5", max.

Porzingis and Sabonis are both listed as 7'3"; they're both around 7'1"... Click Here

Porzingis and Phil Jackson (who's around 6'6" now)... Click Here
Canson said on 24/Nov/18
@Sotiris: I have Melo as 6’6 maybe 6’6.25 and Lebron as 6’6.5 maybe 6’7. Lebron is usually taller in pics by around 0.5-1”. Melo is an easy 6’6” barefoot
Canson said on 24/Nov/18
@Rising: I think for Carter that that’s either mid day or a low. I don’t think he would measure 6’5.5 other than within an hour after waking. He really never looks more than 6’5” to me at least. I notice with draft listing in the NBA there are no 1/8”. So if Carter were 6’5.25 or slightly over (even by a mm), they would give him 6’5.5. When Carter came in the league he was a 2/3 (swingman) and they didn’t know what he would end up playing. He played 3 in Toronto a lot early on. He may have been morning. For comparison tho midday should only be around maybe 1/8” more than evening. I just go with a low so like in my case I wake up 6’5-6’5 1/8 (195.7cm) and go down to 193.8 most days whereas a heavier day at the gym maybe 193.6-.7 (exactly 6’4.25). I used to claim 6’4.5 and use that for reference when comparing but now I would use 6’4.25 as my reference point if I meet anyone in person.

As for Dikembe I see 5” there too. With Haslem, we aren’t sure if that’s a morning height but even if not I see Haslem leaning noticeably with Mourning whereas Mourning stands straight in the pic. I could easily buy a 6’8 range Zo to be honest.

For Tmac: I remember they said one leg is longer than the other by a full inch. I agree he can look 6’6 and 6’7. If Ariza is a full 6’7” he may be close but also possible Ariza is only 6’6.5 and 6’7 morning. Although Ariza does look 6’7” often too
Vegas' said on 24/Nov/18
Lebron was measured an inch taller than Carmelo on the same day so he is the taller man. Also looked an inch taller at the ESPYs Click Here

Dave Meltzer said Khali was measured 7'0.5 at the Californian wrestling school he got his start in the 1990s..which happens to be not far from where Meltzer lives. Edge would have been taller than 6'2 flat when he was wrestling, he has lost height in recent years thanks to multiple neck surgeries, he is in bad shape physically, usually are when you have to retire on top at 37/38. He didn't look that much taller than Christian last time on Raw and he used to have almost 4 inches on him at peak.

Canson like I said I very much doubt Show is a short as 6'9 range today.

He completely dwarfs Cesaro on TV recently and Cesaro is no small guy. A 6'9 range Show would mean Kane is 6'5 range which again is unlikely as he edged out 6'6 Corbin in a faceoff at mania earlier this year.
Rising - 174 cm said on 23/Nov/18
@Sotiris: Mourning only looks 4" shorter than solid 7'1" Mutombo and I also doubt Ewing is just a flat 6'10". Not surprisingly, Ewing looks roughly 2" shorter than Mutombo. Mourning looking clearly taller than a still 6'9" minimum Bill Russell being awarded DPOY in 2000 and clearly taller than 6'8.75" measured Kenyon Martin in a full pic is enough for me to consider Mourning's 6'9.5" measurement may have been about right. Worst case, I'd say it was early and Mourning is maybe a weak 6'9" since I'll agree he looks more like 6'8.5" if Bosh is 6'10.25". Mourning looks much more 6'9" than 6'8" with 6'6.75" Udonis Haslem: Click Here Click Here

@Canson: I can't see less than 7'0" for Pau seeing him with Kobe, Bynum, Marc, Dirk, Odom etc. I'm not sure if Carter's 6'5.5" was particular early or not. Maybe he was only 6'5" midday, but maybe it's his slouch. T-Mac is similar. Sometimes looked 6'6" range, but other times as tall as a solid 6'7". Looked basically identical to Ariza, imo.
Canson said on 23/Nov/18
@Sotiris: he’s not taller than Jordan is. That’s because they aren’t standing evenly.

This pic they’re the same height both 6’4.5

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berta said on 23/Nov/18
its strange to think this guy is 5 cm shorter than at peak. when he is 60 years old he will be maybe 8-10 cm shorter in this rate.If he lives to 70 he will have lost 15 cm. COuld be a record here on celebheight. I think he may have been little shorter than 7 fett at peak but a fraction over in the morning
Sotiris Gravas said on 22/Nov/18
Here's the same pic I posted of LeBron et al., only I straightened it a tad:
Click Here (Carmelo and LeBron are very close in height.)

(If LeBron is 6'6.5", then Chandler does look around 6'11.5".)

Also, I posted this on Khali's page, but I'll include it here, seeing as this page is kind of a hub and gets more foot traffic... Compare the pic I already posted of Khali and then 6'2" Edge w/ 6-11" David Robinson and 6'2" Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Click Here

I think it shows that Robinson--who's slouching--is the taller man. Meaning there's no way Khali is taller than 6'11" in the pic w/ Edge.

Here's Tsonga w/ 6'4" Gael Monfils for height confirmation... Click Here ,
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Robinson and 6'11" Greg Oden are the same height... Click Here

Alonzo looking very 6'8" next to 6'10.25" Bosh... Click Here

Lastly, here's a recent pic of Alonzo (and Shaq), w/ Battier looking 6'6" to me:
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Here's Mike Miller and Battier... Click Here ,
Click Here (w/ Ray Allen)
6'4.75" Kobe and Ray Allen (around same height)... Click Here

Compare Miller w/ LeBron (who's not more than 6'6.5" barefoot)... Click Here Click Here , Click Here

Battier next to Chris Bosh (LeBron and Dwyane Wade)...Click Here

I'd be willing to give Battier 6'6.25". Nothing more.
Canson said on 22/Nov/18
I’ve been saying that Zo is 6’8” range for over a year and he is. He’s clearly 5” shorter than Mutombo and only about 3” taller than Larry Johnson. He doesn’t look any different with Shaq than 6’8” Jonathan Ogden does
Canson said on 22/Nov/18
I’ve been saying that Zo is 6’8” range for over a year and he is. He’s clearly 5” shorter than Mutombo and only about 3” taller than Larry Johnson
Canson said on 22/Nov/18
@Vegas: Show is still at least 6’9” range and could look 6’10 at times. 6’9.5 looks ok
Canson said on 22/Nov/18
@Sotiris: you aren’t wrong about Mourning. He is 6’8” range. That pre draft is his shoe measurement. For good measure compare him to Larry Johnson. LJ measures 6’5.5 at some point in the day I’m sure but in person he looks 6’5-6’5.5 range as opposed to 6’5.5-6’6 or even a legit 197. He’s 196 range
JT said on 22/Nov/18
Sotiris Gravas said on 19/Nov/18
Just throwing this out there... We all know that Andre had custom-made cowboy boots. Something that is overlooked perhaps is that Shaq also had custom-made sneaks. Check out the size of Shaq's heel... Click Here

It’s just the design of the shoe. Shaq’s soles when he was on the Celtics looked really small vs. soles on his shoes on other teams but he still looked tall on the Celtics and noticeably taller than 6'11"ish minimum Kevin Garnett Click Here
Vegas' said on 21/Nov/18
Like JT pointed out Battier is closer to the camera with Big Show because Battiers head would not be that big next to an acromegalic.

Here is another photo with Show and ~6'7 Udonis Haslem closer to the camera this time from a few months ago. And to think one or two here in recent months thought Show is Haslems height out of the gear..

Click Here
Canson said on 21/Nov/18
@Dan trojan: I can see that today. Shaq isn’t over 7’0” (some even say he’s upper 6’11 range as he called himself before) and he has at least 1.5” on Show a few years back. Also Show had Kevin Durant by an inch in their pic. I could still give him 6’10” today but Christian even pointed out that he could look 6’9.5 today.
Vegas' said on 21/Nov/18
Stoudemire was measured 6'8.5 barefoot if memory serves me correctly. Certainly doesn't look taller than that next to ~7'1 Shaq who isn't even standing at his tallest

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Sotiris Gravas said on 20/Nov/18
@Canson Here's an odd pic from the good ol' days where Barkley looks way taller than 6'4.5" MJ:
Click Here

I agree he often doesn't look more than 6'4.5" nowadays.

Magic doesn't look more than 6'7" in that pic, IMHO.
Sotiris Gravas said on 20/Nov/18
Here's 6'11.5" Tyson Chandler compared to LeBron... Click Here (6'9" Kevin Durant next to LeBron)

Compared to LeBron (slouching BIG-time) and Big Show... Click Here
Close-up... Click Here

P.S. LeBron (closer to camera) looks around the same height as 6'6.25" Carmelo Anthony in that pic.

Big Show is NOT more than 6'9" these days. Was never 7 feet. No one loses that much height that quickly. The guy's only my age, 46.
RoelC said on 20/Nov/18
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Nov/18
Khali was described 6'11 7/8". If the article wanted to downgrade his height, they wouldn't have chosen something so specific like 6'11 7/8"

Which article ever described Khali at 6'11 7/8"?
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Nov/18

Big Show looks 6'9"-6'9.5" next to Battier.
Canson said on 20/Nov/18
@Sotiris: are we sure that Porzingis is not a morning measurement? I can’t tell but wouldn’t rule it out although he can look 7’1 as well with Melo
Sotiris Gravas said on 19/Nov/18
@Rising I could be wrong about Alonzo, but he does look around 6'8" here, next to a 6'10" Patrick Ewing and 7'1.25" Dikembe Mutombo... Click Here

As for Battier, he's shorter than LeBron... Click Here

Here's Battier w/ 6'10.25" Chris Bosh (slouching)... Click Here

You're right about that pic w/ Pipen, it was tilted... I noticed it only after I posted it.
Sotiris Gravas said on 19/Nov/18
Just throwing this out there... We all know that Andre had custom-made cowboy boots. Something that is overlooked perhaps is that Shaq also had custom-made sneaks. Check out the size of Shaq's heel... Click Here
Dan Trojan said on 19/Nov/18
Sotiris you can post all the pictures you want it's not gonna make a difference to me this isn't like the undertaker where I've never been close enough to guess his height which with big show I was close enough and he was over 7'0" in boots so I'd still say 6'11" barefoot now that was 15 years ago so he could've lost height since then but I still don't see him under 6'10"
Canson said on 19/Nov/18
@Rising: maybe 6’7.5 for Battier the more I see
Canson said on 19/Nov/18
@Rising: McGrady is supposedly 6’6.5. The newspaper article putting him 6’7” may just be a roundup or a morning measurement. Next to Vince Carter who is approximately 6’5” (6’5.5 is likely an earlier measurement possibly rounded up). He doesn’t look 6’7 with 6’4” Bonzi Wells. Pippen actually can look taller at times with Wells than Tmac. As for Ariza not sure if he’s a morning height or not. He honestly looks a legit 6’7” at times. Best comparison may be with MWP who’s probably around 6’5.25 at a low judging how he looks with Kobe.

As for Battier, I agree that he’s probably taller than 6’6” but to Sotiris’s credit he can look 6’6 range (not a flat 6’6”) at times too. He looks shorter than boozer or Lebron both at times. But on the other hand, Battier looks at least 6’7” other times With Lebron. i would say 6’7” most likely. I don’t believe he’s 6’8”. Boozer measured close to 6’8” but is said to be closer to 6’7” by some which he honestly looks 6’7 and change. One thing I will point out is Elton Brand’s height. He shows 6’8.25 but no chance. He is said to be 6’6”. With Mike Miller Battier looks 6’7” imho as Miller is around the same. I question Gasol’s height a bit though as he doesn’t look 7’0” imho. Probably 6’11” range. I used to think he was 7’0 but not sure now.

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Canson said on 19/Nov/18
@Sotiris: Battier looks taller than 6’6”.
Canson said on 18/Nov/18
@Rising: I would’ve given Chandler 6’11 and Eddy Curry I’ve heard 6’9 3/4 for as well. For Stoudemire maybe 6’9” flat but really 6’8.75 today. Pippen I feel would be 6’6.75 (at least today) next to MJ 6’4.5 imho. Pippen may have been a fraction taller prime but he’s had a bunch of back issues with herniated discs going back to when he was younger with the Bulls (in the 80s)
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Nov/18

Khali was described 6'11 7/8". If the article wanted to downgrade his height, they wouldn't have chosen something so specific like 6'11 7/8". Besides, he looks shorter than Shaq who's a real 7 footer. As for Kanter, I've already said that his shoes are no thicker than Air Force One's which are no more than 1.25", while Strowman's chunky construction boots add around 4cm. Kanter doesn't even have a big afro in that pic btw. Just slightly thicker than average curly hair. That's a good 2.25" difference, and 2.5"-2.75" if you include footwear difference.
Sotiris Gravas said on 17/Nov/18
!)Big Show and 6'6" Shane Battier... Click Here
2)Shane Battier and 6'11" Pau Gasol from 2006... Click Here
3)Gasol and 7'1.25" Porzingis... Click Here

Battier w' 6'8" Alonzo Mourning... Click Here , Click Here
Alonzo and Rodman... Click Here
Alonzo and Shaq (2007)... Click Here , Click Here
Shaq w/ footwear advantage: Click Here

Shaq and Trump from same 2007 event... Click Here
Alonzo and Trump... Click Here
Guanzo said on 17/Nov/18
6'10.25" peak

6'9" now

His big boots in WCW makes him 7ft
Vegas' said on 17/Nov/18
Big Show was alot taller like close to 5 inches taller out of gear (at least in 2010) than Baron Corbin who I met in early 2014.

That Show and Jericho photo is from 2009, if you watch videos Show has 14 inches on Jericho and a full head (12 inches) on Miz a short time later when they tagged

I would be surprised if Show is 6'9 range today given the height he has in Cesaro and Sheamus and had on Dean Cain a year or two again never mind a decade ago when he teamed with Jericho
Rising - 174 cm said on 16/Nov/18
@Sotiris: I agree Shaq is clearly taller with Pippen than Chandler and Shaq was also noticeably taller with Amare than Chandler was. I wouldn't guess Chandler less than his rookie 6'11.5" measurement, but maybe no more either since Pippen oddly looks just 4" shorter than Chandler even while slouching and he's measuring up quite well to supposedly 6'10.5" Eddy Curry there. Also, Pippen still looks near 1" taller than 6'6" Jalen Rose even while slouching. Good pic of Magic and Barkley. Magic looks anywhere from 4-5 cm taller, imo. I certainly don't see Griffin towering Pippen though. The photo is tilted and neither are standing straight and Pippen is closer to the camera so it's difficult to say what the difference is because the background makes it not so easy to definitively correct the tilt. I'm not sure if 'Nique was less than 6'7", though Barkley(with a possible camera advantage) looks just slightly shorter there. I have a much easier time believing Mourning's 6'9.5" measurement than 6'8" flat for him. The lowest I could buy would be 6'8.5"-6'9" range. But considering I guess Jordan just under 6'5" or about 195 cm, Pippen looks about 6'7" flat with him in 2012, imo. Battier is not 6'6", though. I don't know where you got that one. He was said to have measured a legit 6'8" and whether he's that tall or not, he was taller than Tracy McGrady and Trevor Ariza, both around 6'7".

Back to Big Show, I wouldn't be completely surprised if he stretched a bit over 6'10" for a measurement and 6'11.5" is probably the lowest I could buy peak. When did he first appear to lose height? I'm still skeptical of a full 2" height loss by his age, but I see a much better chance of Show at 7' peak than Andre.
tree said on 16/Nov/18
No,that is how Jericho looked with Big show woth similar boots dont asume show has fotwear advantage

The big show has a very big head if he was 6ft11 a 5ft11 guy will reach his chin so that looks accurate

Jercho is just a bit under his head
Canson said on 16/Nov/18
Blake is more like 6’7.75 and Deandre Jordan 6’9.75. That’s around 2” between them
Canson said on 16/Nov/18
@Sotiris: the picture with Magic and Majerle and Terry Porter is what I’ve been proving all along. Barkley is not and has never been 6’5 let alone over it. Magic at 6’7 makes him about 6’4.5 (max) and that’s with Magic leaning a bit. Majerle also is taller than barkley as I’ve been saying all along. Barkley may just be 6’4.25 today honestly
Canson said on 16/Nov/18
@Sotiris: Barkley measured 6’4 5/8 at the Olympics. I can agree on Scottie maybe 6’6.75. Jordan 6’4.5. Chandler 6’11 jalen Rose measured 6’6”
Jurgen said on 16/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8"

Height descriptions in newspapers and magazines are meaninglessness. Arnold was described 5ft 10 at peak Click Here

Kanters shoes measured over 1 and 1/2 inches during combine so I doubt he has less footwear than Strowman, in fact Kanters heels look noticeably bigger. All in all Strowman looks solid 6ft 7 with Kanter because Kanter has afro which isn't part of his overall height.

And of course Strowman has a bigger head. He probably has taken enough HGH to kill normal humans. The guy used to pull airplanes for a living.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 16/Nov/18

It's funny how Jericho looks about 5'10.5" next to (IMO) 6'9.5" Big Show but about 5'8" next to 6'6" Corbin.
Sotiris Gravas said on 15/Nov/18
Shaq and Barkley (who might be 6'4.75")... Click Here

Shaq and LeBron... Click Here

Pippen (slouching a lot) next to around 6'11.25" Tyson Chandler... Click Here ,
as compared to Rising's pic of Shaq and Pippen (both bad posture)... Click Here
Shaq obviously the taller man.

Pippen (looks around 6'6.5") w/ 6'4.5" MJ back in 2012... Click Here Here's the close-up:
Click Here

Now... check out Pippen next to Spencer Hawes (listed at 7'1", like Shaq, but only 6'10.5" w/o shoes). Even Blake Griffin TOWERS over Scottie Pippen... Click Here And Blake Griffen is NOT 6'8.5", like Rob has him, that's a morning height. He's around 6'7.75" as a low, but NBA-listed as 6'10", which is an absolute joke.

Spencer Hawes w/ DeAndre Jordan, NBA listed at 6'11"... Click Here

Hawes, Griffin and 5'11" Dave Chapelle... Click Here

Pippen and 6'10.5" Joakim Noah, same height as Spencer Hawes... Click Here

Pippen and Pat Riley at Chris Bosh's wedding (I think)... Click Here
6'6" Shane Battier (slouching) and Riley... Click Here
6'8" Alonzo Mourning and Riley... Click Here
6'8.5" Bam Adabeyo and Riley... Click Here

As for Barkley's height, here he looks around w/ 6'6.5" Dominique Wilkins... Click Here

Barkley and Magic... Click Here

As for Big Show... next time.
Rising - 174 cm said on 15/Nov/18
@Sotiris: Some interesting finds, but in quite a few of those Shaq is further from the camera. As for Lebron, I think there's enough wide shots, back to back shots etc. to get an idea of the height difference. That Magic pic is a good find as it's a wide shot and Shaq looks to be standing straighter, but Magic is closer to the camera and the background suggests it might be slightly tilted in Magic's favor, but Magic is reaching Shaq's eyes in that photo so it's still anywhere from 4.5" to 5" while Kareem is about an inch taller with Magic in that walk of fame photo. He does look under 7 feet with Jerry, but in both cases looks further from the camera to me and with the angle lower, I'd think this would exaggerate the height difference. Here's a back to back photo with Yao that appears to be taken from a good height: Click Here That Wade photo is pretty funny, though. He's measuring up better to Jerry than he often did to Shaq. He must be standing on something.

But you're right, we should probably take this more over to Shaq's page lol.
Dan Trojan said on 15/Nov/18
You know it's so typical for sotiris to ignore everything I just said about the big show but it's ok like I said I know what I saw because I saw him in person I have friends that are legitimately 6'8" 6'9" and the big show makes them look small in comparison by both height and weight and I think it's funny how you posted that picture with Braun and the big show you talk about how certain people are closer to the camera in a picture but neglect to mention how close Braun is to the camera in that picture it's so obvious also you say you believe Braun is over 6'6" but claim the undertaker to be under but if I remember correctly a few months back they were standing face to face and the undertaker looked a little bit taller you make me laugh with the stuff you say and post like you think you know everything even though more than half these wrestlers you've never met and people are supposed to believe everything you say
Sotiris Gravas said on 14/Nov/18
Big Show and Jericho... Click Here (I'm assuming Show has a footwear advantage.)

6'6" Corbin (poor posture) and Jericho... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 14/Nov/18
@Rising Glad to hear you don't think I'm a troll, dude... :) (I'm not, I promise.)

Perhaps Shaq really is still 7 feet; it's very possible...

Here w/ LeBron, Shaq looks a little shorter, but it could be attributed to wonky camera angles:
Click Here

Here w/ 6'7" Magic (poor posture)... Click Here
Magic and Kareem (poor posture)... Click Here
Magic and Kareem back in the day of peak heights... Click Here
Roy Hibbert and Kareem (poor posture)... Click Here

Here are pics I just stumbled upon of Shaq w/ 7'4.5" Jerry Sokoloski, "The Canadian Giant":
Click Here , Click Here

I don't know why Dwyane Wade looks so tall next to Sokoloski... Click Here
Maybe there's some tippy toe action going on...

Shaq and Kareem... Click Here , Click Here
Shaq and Mark Eaton... Click Here
Shaq Calvin Lane... Click Here

Sorry to Big Show fans for hijacking his page like this...
Rising - 174 cm said on 14/Nov/18
Speaking of 6'7"-6'7.5" Magic, look at how short he looks next to a leaning Shaq in a wide shot: Click Here I agree with Rob that 6'4.5" is too low for Barkley and that difference varies. Here's a leaning 40+ year old Shaq and Barkley comes up to his mouth while Rock is more than a head shorter: Click Here Barkley came up to Kareem's mouth in 2003: Click Here Here's a full shot of Shaq and Barkley in 2007: Click Here Barkley reaches his mouth there. And the very top of Barry's hat doesn't even reach Shaq's nose in that pic: Click Here It's barely above his mouth. Barry is quite easily 8" shorter without the hat. I doubt Pippen is only 6'6.5" and you can barely tell anything from that pic. Here Pippen needs a camera advantage and extra hair to even reach Shaq's eye level: Click Here Shaq still has an easy 5" or more on Pippen.

As for Khali, I think 7'0"-7'0.5" range is believable.
Annonymous said on 13/Nov/18
Khali was also given 7'1 listings in India before he was famous...and has claimed 7'2 a couple times, but he has also casually said "7 foot" as well...Could be a John cana effect where he's actually over 6' but is just saying a round number.

Whatever he actually is...that man sure looks 7'1-7'2 a lot.
Canson said on 13/Nov/18
@Sotiris: I do agree on Deontay Wilder. He looks shorter than Carmelo (possibly due to the angle). While it’s likely he’s not shorter, I would say that knowing what both of us know about time of day, it’s very possible that his 6’6.5 measurement is an earlier one and that he’s similar with Melo 6’6/6’6.25 instead of 6’6.5
Canson said on 13/Nov/18
@Sotiris: Thanks! I agree Bosh is probably a guy who doesn’t dip under 6’10”. Not sure if 6’10.25 is a low but maybe it is. I will say he would fall into the same category as Carmelo as I highly doubt he falls under and doubt either of them fall under the marks. As for Lebron, I would say he looks as if he falls under the mark when standing with Bosh or Melo but he’s still likely closer to 6’7” than 6’6”. I would estimate him as 6’6.5 absolute minimum but 6’6.75 probably.
Sotiris Gravas said on 13/Nov/18
@Christian A height of 6'6.25" for Strowaman is A-OK by me.

@Canson If Tyson Chandler is really 6'11" (I think he might be 6'11.25"), then consider the pic of him w/ Dirk Nowitzki (who I see as 6'10")... Click Here

More importantly, a 6'10" Dirk puts this BIG pic of Big Show at around 6'9" (IMHO): Click Here (I've taken the liberty of straightening this pic with the awning in the background.)

Big show is lifting his head up akin to what we always saw w/ King Kong Bundy (making him look taller). Add to that the fact that Dirk is leaning in, like the pic of Mo Bamba and Kanter.

Big Show and 6'6.25" Strowman in dress shoes for consideration: Click Here

Strowman (closer to camera) and around 6'6" Baron Corbin (billed 6'8")... Click Here

Corbin and Chris Jericho... Click Here

Corbin and Lesnar... Click Here

As for the Shaq debate... here he is w/ Porzingis (supposedly 7'1.25" w/o shoes):
Click Here Porzingis isn't even standing tall, full military posture; imagine if he was...

Shaq and around 6'4.5" Barkley... Click Here Notice how Barkley comes up to his nose, same as now-6'4" Rick Barry, that I already posted, here again... Click Here

Question: What's up w/ Shaq's HUGE WWE-like sneaks...? Click Here

Check out how short Pippen looked next to Shaq back in the day... Click Here

Conversely, look how SHORT Shaq now looks in comparison to Pippen (who's totally slouching here): Click Here

Keep in mind that Pippen is shorter than 6'7" Magic nowadays... Click Here

Pippen is around 6'6.5" now. Here he is w/ Rodman, who I put at 6'6" these days:
Click Here (Rodman actually looks taller here.)

Food for thought, which reminds me, time for dinner... I feel pity for ppl who have to pick up the check at a dinner w/ Big Show...
tree said on 13/Nov/18
hristian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Nov/18

Khali was listed 6'11.5" and 6'11 7/8" in some sites and articles when he was a bodybuilder, and that was before he became a wrestler. A 7'1" person would not get 6'11.5" or 6'11 7/8" listings.

I dont care maybe he was a teen and still gorwiing a 7ft KHALI would mean a big downgrade for every wrestler he faced:Batista Cena HHH etc,and that would downgrade the guys who they faced, just 7ft makes no sense
Dan Trojan said on 13/Nov/18
I think it's funny that some of you people are claiming 6'9" I'm gonna swear on my life this that I saw big show up close at a show in 2003 and I swear it he looked over 7'0" 7'1" I'd say but of course he had boots on so I'd say take off 2 inches so 6'11" is fair I really feel he didn't lose any height he just hardly ever stands straight so people assume he did you people can argue with me all you want but I know what I saw
Rising - 174 cm said on 13/Nov/18
@Canson: Possible because he does look slightly shorter than Melo in the pic, but I thought if a guy looked a solid 6'6" and was claiming 6'6.5" it was pretty believable. But even a 6'6" flat Wilder makes Shaq look at least 7'0" since the difference has to be more like 7" to reach just his nose on a man Shaq's size and then you deduct about a half inch for footwear advantage.

@Sotiris: 7'0" peak is fair for Shaq. That's what some reports said he measured, though the article Rob quotes said a little over, which looks right to me. Here's Shaq with a man closer to 6'5" than 6'4": Click Here If Kobe is 6'6" in shoes then Shaq is looking 7'2" in shoes there back to back in street clothes. I'm not saying he's 7'1" barefoot, but he looks a strong enough 7'0" to me and can look 7'1" a lot even in street clothes. I'm not convinced of height loss, though. In the wider shot with Tebow, Shaq is almost a full head taller: Click Here That still puts Shaq a pretty easy 7'0". Same thing with 5'11.5" Jimmy Fallon: Click Here I actually buy Fallon's listing because I've seen him with someone I know was around that height, but even if you say more 5'11" flat, you still have Shaq easily 7'0". And I believed Shaq had probably lost some height myself before seeing some of these comparisons, which credit goes to JT for posting. But Shaq looks at least 6" taller than Lebron in the pic you posted and I think I was the one who uploaded that with the line. I intentionally put the line high to eliminate all doubt and Lebron is still barely above Shaq's nose. Here's the 4 pics you just posted: Click Here Lebron usually reaches Bosh's eyebrows, sometimes a bit above and sometimes a bit below with the one exception where he reaches his eyes, but never below. You want to see someone who truly looks enormous with Lebron: Click Here As you can see, Lebron is consistently right around the bottom of Shaq's nose or just above. Note Wade was anywhere from Bosh's nose to his mouth, but look at how Shaq is consistently around a full head taller than Wade: Click Here Shaq is easily a couple of inches taller than Bosh with both Lebron and Wade. But I give you credit for changing your mind from 6'11" to 7'0" peak for Shaq and in general for posting to back up your claims and having an open mind so you're definitely not a troll.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Nov/18

Kanter looks 2.25" taller than Strowman but Kanter has about 3/8" footwear disadvantage. Strowman's likely around 6'6.25"
Sotiris Gravas said on 12/Nov/18
@Xavier The pic of Rick Barry and DDP is from the past. This is the current 6'4" Rick Barry (NBA-listed 6'7") next to 6'7" Magic (who likes to tell Conan O'Brien that he's really 6'9". LOL):
Click Here

Again, recent pic of 6'4" Rick Barry and Shaq... Click Here

As for Babatunde being 6'8" rather than 6'9"... NFL listings are not always gospel truth. That being said, Enes Kanter is 100% 6'9", maybe 6'9.25", and that makes Strowman around 6'6", when all is said and done... Click Here And yes, Strowman's body is closer to the camera, despite feet placement. Look at Kanter's smaller head. As for Shaq...

@Erik C. I think Shaq was 7 feet tall peak, never 7'1" and is now around 6'11.5". Looking at David Robinson back in the day for comparison shows that Shaq was a 7-footer. If I'm wrong, then my humble apologies. Thanks for not thinking I'm a troll... :)

@Canson And a big thanks to Canson for being a cool dude. Respect.

Here's a nice pic Pdoggy posted of LeBron and Shaq... Click Here LeBron is not really 6'7.25", as that is a morning height, and looks around 6'6" here.

Compare that w/ King James (closer to camera) and 6'10.25" Chris Bosh, who looks GIGANTIC next to him:
Click Here , Click Here , Click Here , Click Here
Canson said on 12/Nov/18
@Sotiris: for Chandler maybe 6’11” flat 6’11.5 was possibly earlier in the day. For Barkley I would say 6’4.5 at a low. Likely wouldve measured 6’5 or 6’4 7/8 around combine time. As for Ayton and Mo Bamba I never considered that pic
Canson said on 12/Nov/18
@Rising: It’s possible that Wilder is around 6’6 maybe 6’6 1/8 depending on when the 6’6.5 was. With Carmelo he could look the same size honestly or Melo taller. I could go out on a Limb and say same size both may be 198-199 range
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Nov/18

Khali was listed 6'11.5" and 6'11 7/8" in some sites and articles when he was a bodybuilder, and that was before he became a wrestler. A 7'1" person would not get 6'11.5" or 6'11 7/8" listings.
Canson said on 12/Nov/18
@Erik C: I do not always agree with Sotiris’s listings.but I can say the same for almost any poster and they can say the same for me at times or even often. However that said, I do agree with some of his. And he has also provided some very good estimates that many people criticize him for. Meaning he’s guessed a few guys consistent with how they actually look and I agree with his estimates more so than many others. The “others” are the ones who are quick to call him out or get sour when someone downgrades the celebrity which is hilarious. And These same people that criticize him are wrong themselves at least on some celebrities. But truthfully, Sotiris unjustly takes a lot of heat for his guesses because he bucks the norms on this site. Most people here simply take Rob’s listings and don’t consider that they could be slightly off especially if the person has lost height or if the measurement were earlier in the day or if it’s just a claim. And if something is off, meaning another celebrity “outs” the one who is possibly overlisted. They revert to inflating the one who is properly listed. And While Rob is truly amazing at what he does, he is human just like you or I. But Through all of it, Sotiris is a stand up guy and someone that I respect a lot and will always defend because it’s just not right how he’s treated here. Not to mention he is respectful toward others. And to me, It’s hilarious when other posters inflate every celebrity they comment on, sometimes egregiously and deliberately as fanboys yet their comments roll through uncontested and they don’t get the type of criticism he gets when his guesses are no worse than theirs.
tree said on 12/Nov/18
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Nov/18

I've never had Khali at legit 7'1" either. Even 7'0" is too high for him, but on the other hand 6'10" is too low. Maybe 6'11.5" range.

I hope ur talking about current Khali cuz Peak was over 7ft and u can't argue against it.
Mike from Wirral said on 12/Nov/18
6ft 4 for Paul wight barefeet! All this 7ft crap is non sense!
Erik C. said on 11/Nov/18
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I mean look at these pics of shaq and kobe. Prime Kobe who might be 6'6 in bball sneakers doesnt even make it to prime shaq's EYES. I seriously doubt in any of thw pics ive published there would've been a significant shaq footwear advantage that wouldve been the deciding/determining factor. Also take into account that Kobe is closer to the camera on both pics meaning if shaq was closer he'd be even taller. = shaq is a hella legit 7 footer. Even now.
Erik C. said on 11/Nov/18
@Sotiris Gravas

Alot of things you've posted and pointed out seem at least to me to be arguable, good points. And unlike some ppl, i dont really believe you're trolling whatsoever. However, that being said, i totally disagree and think its crazy to put Shaq sub-7 footer. You didnt even really elaborate to whether you think shaq is only sub-7foot now or whether referring to PRIME. Like he was never 7 foot. That's crazy. If shaq was never 7 foot sooooo many ppl listed have to be downgraded and get some of their height removed. Firstly, sane thing goes with khali being 6'10 or however low you pegged him. If khali was 6'10, shaq might not even be SIX TEN! Bc in that pc they look pretty much totally level and the same or khali might edge him out by the slighest bit or shaq might but even if shaq edged him out he still wouldn't be 1.5 inches taller at the 6'11.5 you're putting him at. And even if it was that thats way too low for him. Especially prime. Than you have to TREMENDOUSLY down grade Big show. And also super legit 7'3 Bol Bol and his son shareef. Link - Click Here link- Click Here
If you look at these pics The camera angle seems fine on both of them and excluding bol bol's extra hair in the pic and accounting that shaq is NOT in his prime and he's slouching AND shareef has extra hair, there's BARELY a difference between them. If shaq was 6'11.5 or even 7'0, then bol bol needs a huge downgrade and is like 7'0-7'0.5 range. Now, i think shareef might've been a little younger in the pic with shaq so he might've grown a tad bit. But it would only be a tad bit at best and shareefs been listed the same for a long time now. And thats assuming that the pics are from separate times and shareef grew. And even then with the advantages stacked against shaq he still comes out on top. Let alone in his prime. Then shareef needs a huge downgrade, 7'3 bol bol needs a huge downgrade. And Kobe bryant would need a HUGEE downgrade. In conclusion, shaq really cant be less then 7'0 and khali either has to be the same, the slightest bit more or less, so hes def not 6'10, let alon prime bc wrestling really punishes a persons back. And shaq very well couldve been 7'1 ft peak.
Sotiris Gravas said on 11/Nov/18
I see that I goofed and wrote that I posted more pics on Studd's page rather than that of Andre, as well as posting a wrong pic. Oh, well.

1) I may be wrong about Khali's height, but check out this pic of a 6'3.75" Jinder Mahal (closer to camera) and let's say 6'9.25" barefoot Enes Kanter (not NBA listed 6'11" LOL): Click Here

2) Now, compare that w/ Jinder and Khali... Click Here There's not a big difference between Khali and Kanter. I may be wrong, but I really think Khali is 6'10".

3) For Comparison, here's 6'11" David Robinson w/ 6'4.5" Michael Jordan... Click Here

Just for fun, here's Robinson w/ 6'10" Vladimir Cuk and 6'2" Mark Cuban... Click Here

IMPORTANT: Look at 6'10" (listed 7'0") Cuk and 6'2" Cuban... Click Here

IMPORTANT: Again, as compared to Khali and 6'2" Edge... Click Here
Khali looks SHORTER than Cuk.

Cuk and 7'1" Dikembe Mutombo for comparison... Click Here

Here's a fun pic of Khali showing his height in a group shot... Click Here

Khali and Kane... Click Here
Keep in mind that Kane looks shorter than Lee Smith... Click Here (and NFL measurements are not always legit).

@Canson Here's DeAndre Ayton w/ Mo Bamba (leaning in)... Click Here

And Ayton w/ 6'11.25" Tyson Chandler for comparison... Click Here

@Christian Thanks, dude.

Before I go, more proof that Dwight Howard (seen here in sandals) grew to 6'10" from his previous 6'9", next to 6'4.75" Kobe Bryant... Click Here

@Rob I can see Charles Barkley as 6'4.75"... taller than MJ.
Xavier said on 11/Nov/18
Sotiris Gravas, it's not hyperbolic. You seem to intentionally pick the photos with the worst angles or where someone is further from camera and looks smaller to prove a point.

The Shaq and Wilder photo is a good example because the full length photo shows the true height difference between the two Click Here that's a 7-8 inch height difference so if Wilder is 6ft 6 like you claim then Shaq is clearly over 7 foot which is what he was measured at.

Barry has at least 3 inches on DDP so how can both be 6ft 4?

DDP only came to Big Show's mouth at peak Click Here

How is Strowman closer to the camera with Kanter? And their footwear heelsize is similar. Strowman at 6ft 6 is your opinion. People estimating him that low are still just estimates not reality.

There is no way Undertaker is as low as 6ft 5. That's crazy talk.

Can you post a link to the actual 6ft 8 listing for Babatunde, NFL official site has him at 6ft 9
Click Here that photo you linked looks fan made
Canson said on 11/Nov/18
@Sotiris: I think Mo Bamba may even be 6’10.5-6’11”. A 6’11.25 combine could mean that he was 6’11-6’11.25 range and lost half inch from there. Very possible he comes down to 6’10.5. As for Kanter, I would go strong 6’9” if anything. I doubt a flat 6’9”
Canson said on 11/Nov/18
@Sotiris: I agree on Rodman and Phil (similar) but Jackson may be around 199 like Christian said. I don’t know about 198. Maybe too low. As for Malone, Maybe he falls in the weak 6’8 range tho 6’7.5-6’8”. But you may actually be right about him to be honest.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Nov/18

Annonymous is just hating, don't listen to him. You're not a troll.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Nov/18

I've never had Khali at legit 7'1" either. Even 7'0" is too high for him, but on the other hand 6'10" is too low. Maybe 6'11.5" range.


This pic is bad because Khali's head is cut so we can't tell exactly how much the difference is. Click Here Here's a better pic Click Here it looks around an 8" difference. I have Jinder at 6'3.5" and Khali at 6'11.5"
Sotiris Gravas said on 10/Nov/18
If Jinder Mahal is actually more like 6'3.5", not even 6'4", then I lean more towards Khali being under 6'11"... My 2 cents.
Sotiris Gravas said on 10/Nov/18
@Annonymous Not trolling. I am into Rickrolling, though. Are you a fan of Rick Astley...?
Sotiris Gravas said on 10/Nov/18
@RP Currently 6'4" Rick Barry and 6'11.5" Shaq... Click Here

6'4" Rick Barry and 6'4.5" Charles Barkley... Click Here

Rick Barry was listed as 6'7" by the NBA, but was probably 6'6" barefoot... as seen next to a 6'5 (I believe) John Studd... Click Here
Barry and 6'4" DDP... Click Here

Again compare that w/ a 6'4" (not 6'4.5") Jinder Mahal and Khali... Click Here

Maybe Khali was 6'11", not the 6'10" I've estimated... who knows...?

If anybody's interested, I posted these pics and more on Big John Studd's page...
Editor Rob
I think we should give Barkley near 6ft 5, the 4.5 just seems too low. On a bad day maybe he measured that.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Nov/18
I thought Shaq might have shrunk, but he's still easily 7'0" minimum. Here's the full pic with Wilder pic: Click Here Wilder is about 6'6.5", but even if he were 6'6" flat, Shaq still wouldn't be under 7'0" because he's around the bottom of Shaq's nose and standing slightly in front of Shaq, though has about 1 cm footwear, but he's not at all looking less than 6" taller even subtracting that. And speaking of Shaq and 6'2" guys, just imagine how short Lesnar would be without the cowboy boots or hat: Click Here
RP said on 10/Nov/18
Sotiris is right Dalip Singh was never a true legit 7’1”...Sotiris, donyou recall his Pro Body Building Days in India? He turned pro in India. And at the time was known as the tallest body builder ever. It was the early to mid 1990’s. He was listed at 6’11-7/8” during his body building days. He also had a few 6’11-1/2” listings. Muscle Mag international had a great article on him in the mid 1990’s...they listed him @ 6’11-7/8”...Another publication by Weider had him listed @ 6’11-1/2”. And I think he truly lost noticeable height by 2010. Young peak Shaq had a few different barefoot measurements of him taken & listed. Most where all between 7’0-1/2” to 7’1”. Which I totally buy! I Also buy the current older, fatter 350-370 lbs Shaq only now being 6’11-1/2”.
Sotiris Gravas said on 10/Nov/18
@184guy2 I will say that Khali definitely looks 6'11" next to 6'9" Big Show here, but we don't know if there was a footwear advantage... Click Here , Click Here

Here's Kali and not-more-than 6'3" Titus (Jesse Jackson in the background) from 2014, making Khali no more than 6'10" IMHO... Click Here

Here's 6'6" Viscera next to a height-loss Jesse Jackson (peak 6'3"), I believe from 2014, the year Viscera passed away... Click Here

Height-loss Jesse Jackson w/ 6'3" Titus O'Neil (2014)... Click Here
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Nov/18
@Canson and 184guy

Phil Jackson could be around 199cm.
Annonymous said on 9/Nov/18
Sotiris must be trolling, right?
Sotiris Gravas said on 9/Nov/18
@Canson I see Rodman as 6'6" at the most now, and Phil Jackson is now around the same height:
Click Here Height loss for both men.

@184guy2 Here's a bigger/better view of that pic of Khali and Shaq... Click Here

Please ignore that ridiculous height line (which I didn't place there). I notice that a lot of ppl have problems w/ depth perception. They don't realize that a guy is actually standing in FRONT of someone, and that if the person in back were to actually step forward, he would then look even taller.

Shaq is around 6'11.5" barefoot, that's all... making Khali 100% no more than 6'10" in that pic. The fact that you think Shaq looks SHORTER than him scares me, dude.

Here's Shaq w/ 6'6" (not 6'7") Deontay Wilder for comparison... Click Here ,
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Shaq and 6'2" Tim Tebow... Click Here

Khali and 6'2" Edge (poor posture)... Click Here

Edge is slouching and still at Khali's nose, making Khali no more than 6'10", even w/ an 11" head.
Notice how the top of Tebow's head is NOWHERE near Shaq's nose. Trust me on this.

Shaq was never really 7'1" barefoot and neither was Khali.

Some more pics to prove my point: 6'10" Khali and 6'4" Jinder Mahal... Click Here ,

6'10" Khali and 6'4" Jinder Mahal side view... Click Here , Click Here

Here's Khali(billed 7'1") as compared to Giant Silva (billed 7'2") and a real GIANT, 7'6" Giant Gonzalez (billed 8'0")... Click Here

I HIGHLY doubt (pun INTENDED) that a legit 7'0" giant would be billed as 7'1" in the WWF. NO WAY!

Khali was 6'10".

Just for fun... Big Show and 6'4" peak height DDP... Click Here ,
Click Here , Click Here

DDP and Nash for comparison... Click Here
DDP and 6'7.5" Karl Malone... Click Here

And finally, DDP and a real GIANT, who was taller than Khali... Kareem... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 9/Nov/18
@Xavier I love how you said I post "the worst possible photos." That's a tad hyperbolic, LOL.

Enes Kanter is 6'9.75" barefoot and listed 6'11.25" in shoes... Click Here

However, 6'9.75" is undoubtedly a morning height, and the dude is really around 6'9"

Mohamed Bamba is 6'11.25" barefoot and 7'0.75" in shoes... Click Here

Here they are together (Bamba leaning in, like most tall guys do w/ shorter ppl): Click Here

Bamba is a legit 6'11"... Kanter is 6'9"... which makes Braun Strowman (in construction boots and closer to the camera around 6'6". That's all. (Which I already proved w/ the pic of 6'8" Babatunde.)

For comparison, Bamba is around the same height as DeAndre Ayton and Tyson Chandler.

Braun Strowman being 6'6" isn't my qualified opinion... it's what's known as reality.

Oh, yeah. This is what a height-loss 6'5" Undertaker (CLOSER TO CAMERA) looks like next to a 6'9" dude like Kanter... Click Here
Guanzo said on 9/Nov/18
Xavier said on 8/Nov/18

Kanter with 6'7" LeBron

Click Here
Canson said on 9/Nov/18
@Xavier: if you’re talking Enis Kanter, he’s not 6’11”. He was measured at 6’9.75 I believe and that is likely a morning height. I could buy 6’9” and a fraction like 6’9.25-.5 perhaps or just 6’9.25.
Canson said on 8/Nov/18
@184guy: yea I didn’t think solid 6’6” but closer to it. I’ve seen Phil with Rodman and they appeared similar at times. Phil also didn’t appear as tall as Scottie Pippen at times.
Xavier said on 8/Nov/18
Sotiris Gravas why do you post the worst possible photos?

This basketballer is listed 6ft 11 Click Here
Annonymous said on 8/Nov/18
Khali seems to have shrunk like big show but 6'10 is off base, he is 6'11.5-7'0 today.
Sotiris Gravas said on 7/Nov/18
@Xavier Just a reminder: here's 6'6" Strowman w/ 6'8" Click Here Babatunde:
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Strowman w/ legit 6'7" Aaron Judge... Click Here
Judge w/ 6'7" Big Cass (closer to camera)... Click Here
184guy2 said on 7/Nov/18

Phil Jackson looks huge next to Titus O'neil ( who I have at 6'3.25-6'3.5)
He also looks a little taller than Magic Johnson , so he should be at least 6'7+ , almost impossible 6'6
Show looks enourmous beside him but he is nearer the camera
184guy2 said on 7/Nov/18

Please , tell me that you don't think that Khali was only 6'10
Click Here
That Would make Shaq 6'9 3/4 at most .

Nowdays I can buy him looking 6'11 tops , but 12 years ago he looked easy over 7'
Guanzo said on 7/Nov/18
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Khali is near 7'0" to 7'1" range.
viper said on 7/Nov/18
Titus was listed 6-3 in college

He might be 6-2.5

He didn't measure anything.
Xavier said on 6/Nov/18
Khali was 10 inches taller than Batista at his peak considering headsize so 6ft 10 peak is unlikely
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Undertaker Frank there isn't any good photos of Strowman and Judge. Judge is closer to the camera which is why he looks taller.
Agent Orange said on 6/Nov/18
Ali Baba saw Dalip Singh a while back and said it was obvious he was a true 7 footer. Whilst he may have a lost a bit since his peak he is not 6'10 today😎
Sotiris Gravas said on 5/Nov/18
I think Olivier Richters is really 7'0" barefoot; same for Satnam. Khali is 2 inches shorter, putting him at what I always thought: 6'10".

Here's Richters w/ 6'7" Thor... Click Here , Click Here
6'7" HafThor and 5'5" Pacquiao... Click Here (Thor looking VERY short here.)
Now 6'7" Karl Malone and Pacquiao... Click Here
Hafthor and 6'3.5" The Hoff... Click Here

Olivier (closer to camera) and 6'6" (not 6'8") Martyn Ford... Click Here
Ford and 6'2.5" Hogan... Click Here

BIG pic of Khali and height-loss Taker... Click Here
Khali (closer to camera) w/ supposedly 6'6"-listed Gary Godsey... Click Here
Same football player w/ 6-8" Kevin Nash... Click Here

7'0" barefoot (not 7'2")Olivier Richters next to a 7'6" statue of Rigardus Rijnhout (in socks)... Click Here

Again here... Click Here

Khali and Greg Clausen (around 6'8", but claims 7'0", I think)... Click Here
Clausen w/ 6'4" dudes (Kevin J Debruin and Jake Bauscher)... Click Here
DeBruin and 6'3" Bradley Martyn... Click Here

Kevin J DeBruin and 5'8" Jay Cutler... Click Here
Olivier Richters and Jay Cutler... Click Here , Click Here

One more for the road... a great pic of 6'10" Khali and 6'2" Edge that JT tracked down... Click Here

Khali and 6'1" Matt Hardy throwing up gang signs... Click Here

Damn, that's a lot of pics.
Sotiris Gravas said on 5/Nov/18
Here's 6'3.5" Snoop w/ Titus... Click Here
RoelC said on 5/Nov/18
Great find Supermanfan380! Looking at Satnam's instagram page, the 7'2" basketball listing might not be too far off.

Here he is with Kevin Durant, who measured 6'10 1/4" at the NBA predraft in 2007.
Click Here

Some more pics with the Great Khali
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Dwight Powell measured 6'9.5" at the NBA predraft in 2014
Click Here

With Sim Bhullar, who's listed at 7'5"
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Sim Bhullar and Shaq. Sim seems to be slouching a little bit more than Shaq.
Click Here

Next to Kevin Durant & Dwight Powell he's easily over 7ft tall. He looks about 2 inches taller than The Great Khali. Khali was probably 7ft in his prime, but nowadays lost a bit of height. He seems to be suffering from the same disease as the famous giant Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), who was over 7ft tall in his prime, but nowadays stands around 6'10" (if he can even stand at all these days) due to his x-shaped legs.

Seeing Satnam next to Kevin Durant, Dwight Powell, Great Khali & Sim Bhullar, my guess is Satnam is ~7'1".

Olivier Richters looks about an inch taller than Satnam Singh, so his 7'2" claim might actually be close to the truth. He was always very adamant in claiming he was 7'2", yet it's those pics with Big Show that always made me doubt his claim.

Here are those 2 pics of Olivier Richters & Big Show from a Dutch WWE event some years ago.
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Big Show is closer to the camera, but he's not that much closer.
Undertaker Frank said on 5/Nov/18
RP IF Strowman was 6ft 7 plus why was he shorter than 6ft 7 Yankees Outfielder Aaron Judge by over an inch Judge was wearing cleats which dont boost you height much & Strowman wearing work Boots
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Nov/18

He was never in the NFL so he wasn't measured unfortunately. But he was listed as both 6'3" and 6'4" when he played college football. Click Here Click Here
RP said on 5/Nov/18
Titus was 6’3-7/8” @ The NFL Combine I do believe?
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Nov/18
Jackson at 6'6" puts Titus O'neil at max 6'2.5", which seems too low for him. Click Here I believe he's a decent 6'3".
Supermanfan380 said on 5/Nov/18
Added these pics on Dalip Singh's page too. I figured they could be relevant here because Dalip (Khali) is frequently compared to Paul Wight.

-------Supermanfan380 wrote: Here's a couple new giants on the scene to compare to Dalip. Satnam Singh, basketball player listed at 7'2".

Dalip with Satnam:  Click Here

Olivier Richters also claims to be 7'2" and claims this is his afternoon height. He clearly has his knees bent and is leaning down to Satnam, perhaps to be polite.

Satnam with Olivier Richters: Click Here


There were two pics from several years ago people used to compare Paul to Olivier but Paul was positioning his body much closer to the camera, the camera angle was pointing up at them as well. Paul was tilting his head back and looking up at Olivier and Olivier was clearly looking down.

Here we see comparing Dalip to Satnam, and Satnam to Olivier a different perspective as we know how Paul and Dalip consistently stack up.
RP said on 4/Nov/18
@ Guanzo...because a lot of pro wrestlers wear padded & lifted...thick soled footwear/boots while in the wrestling word (ring, promos, interviews, etc) Braun (Adam) is a legit 6’7” + man. I knew him when I was training with The Silverback Crew out of Charlotte, NC. Witnessed him get an early morning barefoot measurement of 6’7-1/2” & 402 lbs @ a Strongman event in 2012. Please post this pic also on Braun Strowman’s page. He is legit taller than Kane (Glen) when both men are barefoot or in equal footwear. Rob needs to give Braun at least a 0.5” upgrade. He has him @ 6’6.75”....Braun needs to be at a minimum 6’7.25” or 6’7”! Please post this on Braun Strowman’s page. Regards.
Pdoggy said on 4/Nov/18
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Please stop downgrading everyone. Phil Jackson was always at least 6'8.
Andre1983 said on 4/Nov/18
Jackson only looked 4 inches shorter than 7 foot Pau Gasol and had more than 2 inches on 6ft 5 Kobe just a few years before being photographed with Big Show Click Here
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
Jackson looks closer to 6’6” these days. Probably was 6’7” or near 6’7 at his peak. 6’8 was his listed height
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
Jackson looks closer to 6’6”
Andre1983 said on 3/Nov/18
Phil Jackson is listed 6ft 8 Click Here
Guanzo said on 2/Nov/18
Guys explain this picture?

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Sandy Cowell said on 1/Nov/18
Here's yet another Jackson Galaxy look-alike, only this time he's around two thirds of a foot taller than the patient cat saviour! Big Show? He's not exaggerating, and to think, at 6ft10, this wrestler has actually LOST HEIGHT!

Mr Show can have 6ft10 for his today's height and 7ft for his peak.
Mel said on 1/Nov/18
Click Here
Big Show is no taller than 6’9 these days. Rob, what do you think?
Editor Rob
He might look it on occasions, but would he really measure that low? Some guys have an ability to stand far better for a measurement than their natural stance.
JT said on 30/Oct/18
Here’s a rough idea how Harris/Silo Sam would have measured up to Giant Gonzalez. Click Here IMO Gonzalez had at least 4 inches on him.

Here’s Harris in a 1986 AWA battle royal. Click Here I matched up Harris and ~6’1” Curt Henning here Click Here Harris does not look exceptionally tall in the ring here but it may be due to posture.

Harris in Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure Click Here Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 29/Oct/18
I already posted this pic of Show w/ 6'8" Scott L. Schwartz, but here it is again, only bigger for a better view... Click Here
Nick cantan said on 25/Oct/18
Just done roughly on my phone but is this a good indication that Sam was over 7 foot? No footwear visable though!

Click Here
JT said on 25/Oct/18
Click Here Silo Sam/Jon Harris was probably at least 7’2” range. IIRC Chris or another poster on this site mentioned some plan by WWF in the mid 1980s to have Harris (as Trapper John) tag team with Andre but it never materialized
Vegas' said on 24/Oct/18
Not enough footage of Sam but he did look taller than Andre.

Here at 2 mins 20 onwards with ~5'10 Lance Russell he looks over 7 foot easy Click Here

Russell a decade later with Glen 'Kane' Jacobs who peaked about 6'7 Click Here and Russell with Hulk Hogan in the late 70s Click Here

Sam looks insanely tall in the clip, full one shows him with ~5'11 Jim Cornette Click Here
62B said on 24/Oct/18
@Sotiris. The doorway Silo Sam is standing in looks very similar to the door ways in my house as far as the trim goes. If its your standard American 6'8" door like mine, then in shoes he looks around 7'0" or 7'1". At least that's what my tape measure says when using my door frame based off of that picture. The comparison pics with Andre and the ring ropes don't seem super consistent, but it looked like Silo and Andre could have been similar in height. Of course in the end its a picture. If taken from a different angle and camera distance Silo may look comparatively taller or shorter.
samson said on 23/Oct/18
Sotiris Gravas Sid wasn't 6'6 peak he was alteast 6'7
Sotiris Gravas said on 22/Oct/18
Here's a pic of 6'2" Sting w/ Big Show... Click Here

A nice pic I've never seen before of Sting w/ 7'6" (not 7'7") Giant Gonzales... Click Here Here's another I've already posted elsewhere... Click Here

Sting and 6'6.5" Sid... Click Here

Sting and Hogan... Click Here

How tall was Silo Sam barefoot?
Silo Sam/doorway pic... Click Here

Silo Sam w/ 5'4" lady... Click Here

Silo Sam next to ropes... Click Here

Andre next to ropes to gauge height... Click Here , Click Here
Click Here (w/ 5'9" Pedro Morales).
Vegas' said on 22/Oct/18
Gretz, as I said it's possible. Footballers take bigger hits than wrestlers and Andre rarely left his feet. Him getting slammed was a big deal. Ben Davidson said Ladd was 6'6 in an interview so maybe that's as tall as he ever was. All I know is that when I saw him in March 2004 he was shorter than Kane and both were in dress-shoes.

184guy2, Sam worked couple of matches for WWF. I haven't seen enough of him to estimate his height within a certain range but he did look huge next to 5'10 Lance Russell and he was supposedly 7'2 legit but billed 7'4-7'8.
dewie 5ft9 175cm said on 21/Oct/18
Taker looked 6ft9 there big show 7ft0 taker peak barefoot 6ft7 1/2.
184guy2 said on 21/Oct/18
If I'm not wrong , Sillo Sam was also billed 7'3 . But I think he only wrestled in AWA ,not in WWF
Anyway he would be the second just behind 7'6-7'7 Gonzalez and before Silva and Khali ( 7'2 and 7'1 )
Manpreet Singh Virk said on 21/Oct/18
Show is currently 7'0.
Gretz said on 20/Oct/18
Oh thats very convenient Vegas,years of playing football and wrestling has shrunk ladd.But a 40+ year old Andre taking 20 years of bumps in the ring dosen`t count for him losing height in most of your opinions.If he was 7'0" and a fraction in 1972 isn`t it reasonable to think he might have dropped to 6'10"by 1991?In that late pic with terry Gordy he was lucky if he was 6'10".But I guess thats peak height to you,does anyone out there really think Andre didn`t lose 2+ inches of height over 20 years?
tree said on 20/Oct/18
197 John Tenta was measured as a sumo wrestler and he was just under his eyes,Show having a 13 cm eye level that makes him 6ft11,and looks like show has thicker boots,even if not still looks only 6ft11
Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 19/Oct/18
Here's Big Show (BIG heels) next to tiptoeing Nash in sandals w/ a thick sole... Click Here
Vegas' said on 19/Oct/18
Past Tuesday with Sheamus and Cesaro

Click Here

Interesting note that WWE have signed Jordan Omogbehin who was listed 7'3 in college basketball. If that height is legit that would likely make him second tallest wrestler in company history as Silo Sam was around ~7'2 I believe.
tree said on 18/Oct/18
So the 6ft3 rock reached his nose,wouldn't that make him only 6ft10.5 even with his big head?
Click Here
At 2:50 he is even over his nose when show dropes a little posture.
niceguy82 said on 16/Oct/18
Click Here Somehow this video was missing what i was referring to here earlier.
RP said on 15/Oct/18
Tree, Taker has a big footwear advantage with Big Show in that pic. Heck, the top of his foot looks at least 1.5” higher off of the mat than the top of Big Show’s foot. That’s a tell tale sign of not only a big heel, but also lifts.
niceguy82 said on 11/Oct/18
Young show here (1999) with flatter shoes, not looking 7 feet @0:31 next to ring ropes and also 2:58 when staring down the Rock.
tree said on 9/Oct/18
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Tall S said on 8/Oct/18
Anyone remembers a post here (long time ago) and somewhere else, stating the OP owns a baseball card shop and Paul Wight and the time hasn't started wrestling) used to visit the shop? Wight's hand were so big that OP had to open the package for him? OP also said he has met Kareem and Wilt in person and all three were about the same height.
Vegas' said on 3/Oct/18
Pdoggy said on 2/Oct/18
Ladd definitely was measured at 6 9 actually over. Ron Fuller 6 8 in college 6 9 in shoes. Why is any posters word worth more than the celeb??

Can you provide evidence that Ladd was measured over 6'9!

Being listed at a certain height in a competitive sport does not mean you were measured that height. Morgan was listed 6'10 as a Division 1 center in college basketball Click Here

A celebs word especially a wrestlers word means very little in grand scheme of things because this industry has always been carny with the objective of working the marks (fans) to hand over their hard-earned money to watch a pre-determined 'fight'.

Re: peak height, Ladd himself wouldn't have been peak height when he wrestled Andre in the late 70s given he was around 40 and had spent probably 15 years playing football in school, college and pro prior to that.
RP said on 2/Oct/18
Rob, it’s time for an Ernie Ladd page!
Pdoggy said on 2/Oct/18
The difference is kayfabe heights and people of known height. Matt Morgan no, Kayfabe. The Rock no too many variations. The other guy is 5'4" who cares.

Ladd definitely was measured at 6 9 actually over. Ron Fuller 6 8 in college 6 9 in shoes. Why is any posters word worth more than the celeb??

I know what this site is and why it is here. Debate is one thing pic manipulation and agenda because someone doesn't get their way from Rob is another.

I have been posting for many years. I have used different names.

Too many posters forget it is PEAK height the rest doesn't matter.
Vegas' said on 2/Oct/18
Pdoggy said on 30/Sep/18
What's funny about so many posters on this site is that we are to believe what they say about people's height but not what the actual people say about their own height.for example one might say they are 6 foot 5 and we need to believe it but if the celebrity says they're 6 5 and they're a liar. Ernie Ladd doesn't say he is a shade under 6 10 he says 6 9. Furthermore why would the article say a shade under 6 10 why wouldn't they just say 6 10 if they were going to be exaggerating his height anyway.

So we take everyone at face value then?

Dwayne Johnson claims 6'5 you believe he is that tall?

HHH claims 6'4, do you believe he is that tall?

Rey Mysterio claims 5'4, do you believe he is that tall?

Matt Morgan claims 6'11-7 you believe he is that tall?

As for Ladd I saw him on stage at 2004 WWE HOF in March 2004. He was noticeably shorter than Kane (both in dress shoes). He wasn't someone whose height I had really done any research on before that so I expected him to be legit 6'9. Kane we had met in person previous day in the Hilton and he didn't look taller than 6'7 out of gear. Could Ladd have lost 3+ inches by that point..maybe.

This site is here for people to debate heights and compare research from videos, photos, meetings etc. The only thing we know for sure is if someone is actually measured and that measurement made public..and even then actual measurements are debated vigorously on here.
Pdoggy said on 30/Sep/18
What's funny about so many posters on this site is that we are to believe what they say about people's height but not what the actual people say about their own height.for example one might say they are 6 foot 5 and we need to believe it but if the celebrity says they're 6 5 and they're a liar. Ernie Ladd doesn't say he is a shade under 6 10 he says 6 9. Furthermore why would the article say a shade under 6 10 why wouldn't they just say 6 10 if they were going to be exaggerating his height anyway.
Undertaker Frank said on 26/Sep/18
I remember reading an news paper article About 6ft 8 Ben Davidson said that Ladd was 6ft 6 posted on here along time ago also i guy posted on here that he met Taker & Studd and Taker was taller so Ladd being 6ft 6 or 6ft 7 makes sense
JT said on 25/Sep/18

Peak height - Ladd probably around 6’7” and Haku around 6’0”. Ladd’s difficult to peg though because he had really poor posture, at least in his wrestling days. Not the best quality but here’s Ladd with ~ 5’11” Bobby Heenan Click Here and ~6’3” King Kong Bundy Click Here Ladd in dress shoes looks pretty tall with ~ 5’11’ Paul Boesche Click Here but not so tall in dress shoes here Click Here or in wrestling boots Click Here

Ladd came from an all-black college so they may have listed him taller to get the attention of the NFL and AFL.

Haku may be barefoot in many WWF promos. In WCW, he wore wrestling boots and looked around 6’0” with Gene Click Here

62B, many here, including me, have looked closely at the WM 2 battle royale and there is no good point to compare Andre and Too Tall Jones. Iron Sheik was around 3 inches shorter than Nikolai Volkoff, who I saw backstage at the LA Sports Arena in 1986 and looked around 6’2”. If Sheik is sub- 5’11”, this other guy (Mr. Takahashi) is around 5’5” and Andre around 6’9” Click Here
Pdoggy said on 24/Sep/18
We need to see if there's any good pics of Ladd and Too Tall from WrestleMania or from a football event as well.
BURN IT DOWWWWWN! said on 24/Sep/18
@Sotiris 6'9 range is definitely possible for Big Show today as that photo indicates. As for Kane and Orton, that's not a great picture to judge and Orton probably has a bit of a footwear advantage as he's in wrestling boots. Kane easily has a few inches on Orton as other pictures are indicating.
RP said on 23/Sep/18
Peak Haku was 6’0”
Remember, most of the 1980’s he wrestled barefooted. So, any pic from that era without seeing footwear & feet, gotta give him 1” to 1.5” extra, due to lack of footwear. I think from 1986-1992 he was always barefoot in the ring & during promos.
62B said on 21/Sep/18
Vegas' said on 16/Sep/18
Smith looked taller than 5'9 on the A-Team and next to Gene Okerlund, both times in bodybuilding footwear which is pretty flat Click Here


How tall do you figure Shirley Kemper is in that video?
Sotiris Gravas said on 20/Sep/18
@JT Great pic. I see Haku next to Ernie Ladd at the end of the line... What would you say was the peak height for both men?

Here's The Rock and Haku (looking short) from 2015... Click Here
Here's the footwear... Click Here

Haku, Mean Gene, et al. from I think 1992... Click Here
Haku and Gene... Click Here
Sadly, Haku, Bret Hart and Chris Jericho at Jim Neidhart's funeral... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 20/Sep/18
@Vegas' Re: Davey Boy Smith... Here's 5'6" peak height Regis Philbin next to 5'8" Mean Gene from WrestleMania 7... Click Here

What's funny is 5'8" Alex Trebek looking VERY TALL next to Gene... Click Here

Perhaps Trebek wore/wears elevator shoes...

Lastly, here's 5'11" peak height Bret Hart next to a weak 5'10" (not 5'11") Davey Boy Smith: Click Here
62B said on 20/Sep/18
JT said on 17/Sep/18
A barefoot Big Show’s definitely taller next to Brian Blair than 6’9” Ed Too Tall Jones was back in 1986. Click Here Click Here The camera’s in front of Jones and Dan Spivey too so a disadvantage to Blair. Blair looked around Ken Patera’s and Iron Sheik’s height (~5’11”).

Too bad Jones could not have actually been in the WM 2 battle royale – would have been interesting if he and Andre had a stare down. BTW Nash was taller next to Spivey than Jones was.


Patera was listed as 6'1" and 330lbs in the 1972 Olympics. By 1986 I see him probably around John Cena's size, a little over 6' and about 250-260lbs. Too Tall wasn't that much shorter than Andre at WrestleMania II. I watched that battle royal over and over to try and get a good idea of their height difference. If Ed Too Tall was 6'9" then I thought Andre came out in the 6'10-6'10.5" range. Which Jives with how tall I thought Andre was in 1987 when I bumped into him, which was between 6'10.5" and 6'11". I attribute the slight discrepancy to the time of day that I saw Andre vs WrestleMania being in the evening. Coincidentally I have also seen the Iron Sheik in person. I think 5'11 for him is very generous.
RP said on 19/Sep/18
Great find on that video! After seeing that, noway Davey Boy Smith was under 5’10-3/4” !
I’ve heard more than a few people say that he wore lifts & was actually only 5’10” & not 5’11” or 5’11-1/2” ??? But, after seeing that video with Gene & seeing everyone’s footwear...the lowest anyone could rationally go on Davey Boy is 5’10.75” !!!
UndertakerFrank said on 18/Sep/18
I seen Bulldog in street clothes he was about 5ft 9 I was very surprised how short he was
JT said on 17/Sep/18
A barefoot Big Show’s definitely taller next to Brian Blair than 6’9” Ed Too Tall Jones was back in 1986. Click Here Click Here The camera’s in front of Jones and Dan Spivey too so a disadvantage to Blair. Blair looked around Ken Patera’s and Iron Sheik’s height (~5’11”).

Too bad Jones could not have actually been in the WM 2 battle royale – would have been interesting if he and Andre had a stare down. BTW Nash was taller next to Spivey than Jones was.
miko said on 17/Sep/18
Davey at 5'9 has been a daft downgrade for years, we've had that rubbish with Danimal.
Vegas' said on 16/Sep/18
Smith looked taller than 5'9 on the A-Team and next to Gene Okerlund, both times in bodybuilding footwear which is pretty flat Click Here
Zahid said on 16/Sep/18
@Sotiris: that can't be true. He had to be closer to 5'11" if peak Brett Hart was close to 6'0". Check here: Click Here

Brett is closer to the camera and still looks about an inch taller.
RP said on 15/Sep/18
I’ve heard the samething about Davey Boy Smith. That he was actually closer to a weak 5’10” at best...but walked around looking 5’11” to 5’11.5” due to footwear shenanigans.
Sotiris Gravas said on 14/Sep/18
@Big Tedd I think you're a tad too emotionally invested in this, big guy. Take a breath. This isn't life or death stuff we're dealing w/ here... That said, anyone w/ Double D's is OK in my book.
Undertaker Frank said on 14/Sep/18
Sotiris i seen Davey Boy in street clothes 5ft 9 is about right
Sotiris Gravas said on 13/Sep/18
@Zahid I hear that Davey Boy Smith was really 5'9" peak height and wore lifts...
Vegas' said on 13/Sep/18
A Man said on 12/Sep/18
@ miko, he looks 6,10" absolute max in that picture

6'10 max?

So what are your estimates for everyone else in the photo then ie Savage, Brian Blair, Hogan and Ed Leslie?

Rob met Leslie 20 years after that photo was taken when Leslie was nearly 60 years old Click Here
Big Tedd said on 13/Sep/18
@ Sotiris Gravas
Why don't you post a picture of Big Show with Strowman when Big Show just lost some weight and could stand in better posture---because you dare not. There are some good pictures easily google-able and Big Show was clearly 4 inches taller if not more. Big Show has bigger boots but Strowman stood on his toes in most of those pictures so I call it a tie in footwear.

Your trying so hard to downgrade Big Show by ignoring the evident was annoying and starts to disgust me.
184guy2 said on 12/Sep/18
yeah @miko , can look 7' there for sure
It's very sad how nowdays he struggles to look anything over 6'10
He should have retired a long time ago if he really cares about his health
RP said on 12/Sep/18
I agree Miko ...Show is also looking 7’0” barefoot with legit 6’2” Ed Leslie...who’s actually gaining an extra 0.5” to 0.625” with those thick black flip flops.
UndertakerFrank said on 12/Sep/18
I believe Savage was probably 5ft 10ish to 5ft 11 @ best he wore those large heeled cowboy boots alot of the time I believe Show wasnt 7ft
A Man said on 12/Sep/18
@ miko, he looks 6,10" absolute max in that picture
Zahid said on 11/Sep/18
This is a rare picture from 97/98 (based on Stone Cold's reply to a user's question): Click Here

It was taken at Gold's Gym in Venice Beach, CA. This was Austin's email:

"that pic was at golds gym in venice, ca. both companies were working in the LA area. prolly around 1997-8 i guess."

If you take Billy Gunn's height as reference (6'4") and consider equal footware & ground, here are the heights of the others imo:(circa 97/98)

Hulk Hogan : 6'4"
Stone Cold : 6'0"-6'1"
British Bull Dog : 5'11"-6'0"
Ric Flair : 5'11"
Randy Savage : 6'0"
Big Show : 6'11"-7'0"

What do you think Rob?
Zahid said on 11/Sep/18
This is a rare picture from 97/98 (based on Stone Cold's reply to a user's question): Click Here

It was taken at Gold's Gym in Venice Beach, CA. This was Austin's email:

"that pic was at golds gym in venice, ca. both companies were working in the LA area. prolly around 1997-8 i guess."

If you take Billy Gunn's height as reference (6'4") and consider equal footware & ground, here are the heights of the others imo:(circa 97/98)

Hulk Hogan : 6'4"
Stone Cold : 6'0"-6'1"
British Bull Dog : 5'11"-6'0"
Ric Flair : 5'11"
Randy Savage : 6'0"
Big Show : 6'11"-7'0"

What do you think Rob?
Editor Rob
The figures are arguable for those guys, I think it is when Show could look 6ft 11 plus range, Gunn had to have been 6ft 4 at least peak.
miko said on 10/Sep/18
A barefoot, prime Show is looking easily around the 7 foot mark here. He's absolutely dwarfing Savage.

Click Here
Pdoggy said on 9/Sep/18
Simply stating here is 6'6" so and so who is actually 2" taller just to support a pic that does nothing to determine height is really getting old and is someone who is obviously fishing for arguments. I will give everyone a single guess on who I am referring to.
JT said on 9/Sep/18
Click Here Click Here

The 6’11” guy is basically the same distance from the camera as Big Show. Click Here He’s turned sideways a bit and his back shoulder lines up with Big Show. The size of Big Show’s head and the light in the background is making the other guy look less in focus and appear farther from the camera. If Big Show had hair… Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 7/Sep/18
RoelC I think thou doth protest too much. Gravity is also predictable. Jump up in the air and see what happens. Nothing wrong w/ predictable when observing the laws of physics or pointing something out that's painfully obvious.

Here's 6'8" Blake Griffin with a BIG Big Show head looking taller than 6'11.5" Chris Kaman:
Click Here That's my rejoinder to your "minimal" claim.

When a short person takes a pic of tall ppl, you get this... Click Here

When a tall person takes a pic of tall ppl, or has a good vantage point from an elevated position, we get a pic like this... Click Here

Let me guess... you disagree. Shocker! #predictable
ReturnofG said on 7/Sep/18
I read a few comments on here referring to Matt Bloom who after meeting him I would have figured a smidge over 6'6 and as far as Matt Morgan I can see a strong 6'8 or a tad more and Nash seemed over 6'9 when I met him.
tree said on 7/Sep/18
Big Show looks max 6ft11.5 with 6ft5 Test Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 6/Sep/18
Big Show and Kane, not in wrestling gear... Click Here Show is looking short here.

Show and Strowman, both in dress shoes... Click Here

Show and 5'10" peak height Jay Leno... Click Here

W/ 5'9" Ronnie Coleman... Click Here

Strowman w/ Coleman... Click Here

Rob has Coleman at 5'10"... He's 5'9". Google has him at 5'11". Lulz.

Show and 5'5" Henry Winkler... Click Here
6'8" Scott L. Schwartz and Winkler... Click Here

One more thing, when one person is more in focus and the other is blurry, it usually suggests that one person is closer to the camera... Click Here

And yes, Show has a bad habit of standing closer to the camera to look bigger:
Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 6/Sep/18
Vegas' Nice pics of Nash and Morgan. Perhaps I'm being too harsh w/ Morgan and he's really at least 6'7". As for Sheamus, his ankles look weird, which suggests he wears lifts... Click Here

Here's Gallows next to a 6'2" Sheamus (way in the back) putting him at around 6'4"...
Click Here

Sheamus is leaning his body back here, making Gallows look taller than 6'4"... Click Here

And here's 6'4" Gallows next to 6'6" John Kap (not 6'8")... Click Here
6'4" Gallows, 6'6" John Kap and 6'8" Kevin Nash... Click Here

Quinton Aaron is not 6'8". He's 6'6", same as John Kap... Click Here

And lastly, 6'6" John Kap and BIG SHOW... Click Here Big Show looks big here.

Sorry, one more... Nash and Kap.... Click Here
RoelC said on 6/Sep/18
Sotiris Gravas said on 4/Sep/18
As for the 6'11" guy w/ Show, he is clearly standing in back of him. If you can't see that, you have difficulty w/ depth perception. Show's head is big, but not THAT big. He's closer to the camera.
They're standing side by side there Sotiris Gravas. If Big Show is closer to the camera it's very minimal and will hardly result in any height advantage.

From the many pictures you've posted here it's pretty clear you have difficulty with depth perception. The majority of pics you post to prove a certain celebrity isn't as tall as listed, you often use pictures where said celebrity is standing further from the camera. Your latest pic of Conan Stevens, Mattias Hues, Alexander Nevsky & Ralf Moeller is a good example of that. None of those people standing at equal distance from the camera. So why even use it?

If Conan Stevens is 6'9", than Nathan Jones is at least 6'8.5". If you see 2 inches between them then further debating height with you is useless.
Gretz said on 6/Sep/18
I can`t believe shows height has dropped that much,but than again he is what 46-47.but the last time i seen him with shack.He was a solid inch or so shorter,Shack has been listed as high as 7'1(ironically in his college basketball days Paul white was listed at 7'1"also.But I have also heard most basketball heights are measured with sneakers on?at any rate at least in wcw he did look like his boots put him at the 7'1" mark at least he dwarfed giant Haystacks by at least 5 inches.My best guess at his peak 7'0" or so in socks.
RoelC said on 6/Sep/18
Sotiris Gravas said on 4/Sep/18
Nice pic of Dial and Show. Never saw that one. Show is standing closer to the camera which is why Dial's head looks so tiny. In the other pic of them standing side-by-side, they both have their heads up and Show looks to be about only 6'9" there. My 2 cents.
I knew you were going to say that Show was standing closer to the camera. That's basically your no.1 excuse when someone is a bit too tall for you liking.

You're getting predictable.
Sotiris Gravas said on 5/Sep/18
Here's Conan Stevens looking more 6'9"... Click Here
Here w/ a guy who claims 6'7"... Click Here

I previously posted that Dwight Howard might have grown taller and is now around 6'10", not 6'9". This pic is good proof... Click Here He's first in line and 6'10.25" Chris Bosh is 2nd.

Someone had posted that Karl Malone was 6'8", but I think he might have been closer to 6'7" barefoot:
Comparison w/ Barkley... Click Here

Same height as Magic... Click Here

Next to Kobe... Click Here

As for Deontay Wilder being 6'6"... He looked all of 6'5" next to 6'6.25" Carmelo Anthony:
Click Here

Looked 6'5" next to 6'7" Tyson Fury... Click Here

That being said, there are other pics where he does look 6'6"... Next to a weak 6'2" David Haye:
Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 5/Sep/18
Rob has Conan Stevens at 6'11".

Here he is w/ Nathan Jones, who Rob has at 6'10"... Click Here

Now, here's Stevens w/ Ralf Moeller, Mattias Hues, and Alexander Nevsky (not 6'6")... all around 6'5":
Click Here The man looks 6'8" here.

Here w/ 6'5" Shad Gaspard... Click Here NOWHERE DOES HE LOOK ANYWHERE NEAR 6'11".

Here w/ 6'8" barefoot Mark Andaya... Click Here , Click Here

Here w/ 5'8" Jak Roberto... Click Here

Here w/ 5'8" Tino Von Struckman... Click Here

I think Stevens was no more than 6'9", max. Which means Nathan Jones was never 6'10".

@RP interesting insight on the supposed 6'8" soldier next to Big Show.
Vegas' said on 5/Sep/18
Sotiris, I did say Bloom was someone you shouldn't use for comparison purposes then you proceed to compare him to everyone..

Like I stated Bloom was pretty much same height as Taker (in his 30s). Assuming Taker was 6'8 range in his boots that puts Albert similar height in his wrestling footwear 2 mins 15 seconds Click Here

Here he completely dwarfs Lesnar who himself was probably 6'3 in his sneakers Click Here

So clearly something is up or Bloom was close to 6'8 in his wrestling gear and not a reliable person to compare with.

Sapp was measured 6'4.25 barefoot at NFL combine. He had 3 inches easy on Lashley who Rob met. Akebono had quite a bit of height on Sapp when they fought in 2003 if you watch back that fight so 6'6 seems too short for him at peak.

Morgan was definitely taller than 6'6 peak. NCAA are not going to overlist him by 4 inches. 6'6 Morgan would equal 6'2 range Gallows and Gallows is taller than 6'2. Morgan also wasn't 2 inches shorter than Nash 10-12 years ago, not sure where you see 2 inches in Roels photo. Both Morgan and Nash were listed 6'10 by the NCAA at division 1 level, obviously almost two decades apart. Here are a few others Click Here Click Here

That's a photo I took just over a decade ago at a tv taping in Orlando, Nash in wrestling boots, Morgan in shoes Click Here

As for Jones he was listed 6'10 in strongman in the mid 1990s and 6'9 in mma. He was noticeably taller than Magnus Samuelsson in 1995.

Ali Baba met Taker in 2014, Undertaker appeared on Fallon in 2015. If he had dropped to 6'5 by 2015 he lost 1.5 inches in a year..yeah not buying that.

As for Sheamus. I used to know one of the top wrestlers in Irish Whip wrestling when Sheamus worked there. He told me Johnny Ace (then head of recruitment for WWE) sent his people to Dublin to sign talent and the minimum requirements were 6'2 barefoot and 220lb. Only 3 guys at the time met those requirements (Sheamus, Drew McIntyre and Wade Barrett) and WWE signed them all to deals while ignoring everyone else.
Vegas' said on 5/Sep/18
This clip is from 2012. When Show stands up straight @ 36 seconds he has close to a full head on Cena who most here agree is 6ft w/o shoes Click Here

If Big Show lost 2 inches nearly all that height loss happened post 2012
Sotiris Gravas said on 4/Sep/18
@RoelC I like that pic of Matt Morgan and Nash. Looks like a 6'6" guy next to a 6'8" Nash (he's not 6'9" anymore).
Here's 6'5" Matt Bloom next to Matt Morgan... Click Here Bloom obviously has a footwear advantage here.

As for the pic of Jones and Eudy, one guy is in dress shoes, the other guy has wrestling boots on. Big difference.

Here's 6'6.5" Sid Eudy next to Kevin Nash... Click Here , Click Here

I like that Akebono pic w/ Morgan; already have it on my laptop. I guess Akebono is 6'5" there (height loss) and barefoot, as opposed to a 6'6" dude wearing wrestling boots.

Nice pic of Dial and Show. Never saw that one. Show is standing closer to the camera which is why Dial's head looks so tiny. In the other pic of them standing side-by-side, they both have their heads up and Show looks to be about only 6'9" there. My 2 cents.

As for the 6'11" guy w/ Show, he is clearly standing in back of him. If you can't see that, you have difficulty w/ depth perception. Show's head is big, but not THAT big. He's closer to the camera.
Sotiris Gravas said on 4/Sep/18
@Canson Thanks for the vote of confidence, dude. Appreciate it.
Sotiris Gravas said on 4/Sep/18
Vegas' I'm pretty confident that Sheamus' height was never more than 6'2" when barefoot. In WWE boots, that's another story altogether. Here he is w/ 6'3" Charlie Mulgrew... Click Here

As for Matt Bloom, I don't think the dude was ever more than 6'5"... which means that Akebono lost height when this pic was taken... Click Here

Here, 6'5" Akebono w/ 6'6" Rodman... Click Here

Here's 6'6" Viscera w/ around 2" heels next to Akebono, who's around 6'5 there:
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As for pic of Akebono next to Bob Sapp, I'm not sure the man was really 6'4"... maybe he was only 6'3". Here he is w/ 6'3" Jon Jones... Click Here
Here Sapp is barefoot so Jones looks 1" taller... Click Here
Here's Jones w/ David Njoku (listed at 6'4")... Click Here
Bob Sapp looks all of 6'3" next to 6'3" Jones... Click Here
Which makes sense next to a 6'5" Akebono, who's losing height by the second: Click Here

I do think Akebono was 6'6" here next to Big Show.... Click Here So, Big Show was 6'10" then, but is now 6'9", max.

Here's 6'5" A-Train in a staredown w/ Show... Click Here
Was always the same height as 6'5" Test (not 6'6")... Click Here
A-Train and Triple H... Click Here Looks to have lost height nowadays.

How big are the heels in Blooms's fancy footwear here? Not sure...
A-Train and Akebono... Click Here
A-Train and Sapp... Click Here

As for Undertaker, the man is around 6'5" now... no more. Here he is w/ 5'8.5" Mario Lopez:
Click Here Here's the footwear... Click Here
And here w/ 5'11" Fallon... Click Here
BURN IT DOWWWWWN! said on 4/Sep/18
@Vegas Yeah a lot of the time Show seems to stand relaxed so that's something to consider aswell. In fact in pictures generally people stand relaxed so they aren't always accurate indicators for judging height.
RP said on 4/Sep/18
Here’s my hypothesis on the 6’8” gentleman in the military. Quinton Dial was actually 6’5-3/8” barefoot (basically 6’5-1/2) ...and show is leaning a bit, slightly slumped down & losing an inch vs his Perfect posture with the 6’8” fella. That being said, I’d bet money the 6’8” fella, is only 6’8” in footwear. Making him 6’6-3/4” to 6’7” barefoot, if 6’8” in sneakers. If he’s 6’8” in his military issued boots? Then he’s only 6’6-3/8” barefoot. You get measured barefoot in the military on your entrance physical. However, No gaurantee you’ll claim that height though during idle chit chat. So, IMO..military gentleman is 6’6-1/2” barefoot & only 6’8” in footwear. And Paul was losing one inch in posture & stance with Quintin.
Vegas' said on 3/Sep/18
Photo with Dial isn't straight and Show is clearly standing with relaxed posture Click Here

Sotiris, I think you underestimate Wights headsize re: the chap claiming 6'11. Here he is standing behind Kane who has a bigger than average head himself Click Here

I wouldn't personally be using Matt Bloom to compare to anyone because something is off with him. On Smackdown tv in staredowns he looked pretty much identical height to Undertaker in 2000 and 5+ inches taller than Brock Lesnar in 2003. I met Bloom during Wrestlemania 20 weekend in 2004 on the street in midtown Manhattan and he looked 6'5 (6'6 in footwear). He just edged out my 6'4 (6'5 in shoes) friend who shook his hand etc. I kinda dismissed this meeting for a few years for a few reasons (pavement might not have been straight, it was getting dark, big crowd around him) but I saw him again out of gear in a hotel lobby in 2013 and he looked similar height to 2004 even though I was behind a velvet rope.

Undertaker the couple of times I met him he looked noticeably taller than Bloom out of gear. The last time I stood close to him was in 2009. Ali Baba estimated 6'6.5 for Taker in 2014. Is it possible after 30 years of pro wrestling he lost nothing? It is I suppose but the damage he had to have done to his knees alone must be considerable. No give in those rings and remember that's only the televised ones, WWE works couple hundred untelevised shows a year Click Here

Christian, Sheamus looked about 6'4 in footwear. His footwear was not normal though so I wouldn't be happy giving him an approximate barefoot estimate. He was wearing similar boot-type footwear to what he had on with Conan O'Brien (night he kicked the head off the mannequin) for reference.
RoelC said on 3/Sep/18
Sotiris Gravas said on 2/Sep/18
I find it very interesting that the supposed 6'8" guy next to Show Click Here looks the same height as 6'5" Quinton Dial... Click Here
Either that guy was never 6'8" or Big Show has lost a lot of height... and very quickly...
It's called posture. Big Show doesn't seem to be standing straight with Quinton Dial there. It's not like he was posing for a picture there.
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Picture is a bit small I'm affraid. Here I've super imposed it
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In this picture he is and Quinton only comes up to Big Show's eyelevel.
The supposed 6'8" guy is clearly a few inches above Big Show's eyelevel.
RoelC said on 3/Sep/18
Sotiris Gravas said on 31/Aug/18
As for Gallows and Morgan, thanks for posting that. I initially wanted to say 6'4" for Gallows, but didn't wanna look like I was trying to lowball him. Maybe he is 6'4" and Morgan is really 6'7", but I still think 6'6". The reason I estimated 6'6" for Morgan is b/c Heidenreich is only 6'6" and Nathan Jones, I assume is 1" taller than him. Perhaps it's a 2" difference... I guess more rigorous due diligence is required on my part. A-Train is only 6'5" and Jones only looked to have 2 inches on him. Jones only looked a little taller than Taker-- who in turn was never taller than 6'6.5" Sid Eudy, IMHO.

So you're estimating Matt Morgan's height, based on how two other guys matched up in a pic. Yeah that makes sense!

If Morgan is 6'6" than I guess Nash is no more than 6'7" at best.
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Morgan in his big wrestling boots next to Akebono, who is either barefoot or in slippers.
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Seeing as Akebono was measured at over 6'8" in his prime, I highly doubt he's below 6'7" in this pic.
Morgan must be wearing some real monster boots to pull this off.
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Here's your 6'7" Nathan Jones with your 6'6.5" Sid Eudy. Looks more than 0.5" difference to me.
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RoelC said on 3/Sep/18
Sotiris Gravas said on 31/Aug/18
Vegas' Dude, the 6'11" guy was not standing side-by-side. Big Show is closer to the camera, which is why his head looks double the size...

Big Show and that 6'11" guy are standing side by side. They are taking a picture together, why would one guy stand much further behind? Big Show's head is indeed that much bigger. Big Show is a massive acromegalic giant, while the other guy is simply a very tall, but lanky guy.
And while Big Show's head is much bigger, it's obviously not double the size. Way to exaggerate there!

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Sotiris Gravas said on 2/Sep/18
I find it very interesting that the supposed 6'8" guy next to Show Click Here looks the same height as 6'5" Quinton Dial... Click Here

Either that guy was never 6'8" or Big Show has lost a lot of height... and very quickly...
Sotiris Gravas said on 31/Aug/18
Vegas' Dude, the 6'11" guy was not standing side-by-side. Big Show is closer to the camera, which is why his head looks double the size...

As for Gallows and Morgan, thanks for posting that. I initially wanted to say 6'4" for Gallows, but didn't wanna look like I was trying to lowball him. Maybe he is 6'4" and Morgan is really 6'7", but I still think 6'6". The reason I estimated 6'6" for Morgan is b/c Heidenreich is only 6'6" and Nathan Jones, I assume is 1" taller than him. Perhaps it's a 2" difference... I guess more rigorous due diligence is required on my part. A-Train is only 6'5" and Jones only looked to have 2 inches on him. Jones only looked a little taller than Taker-- who in turn was never taller than 6'6.5" Sid Eudy, IMHO.

I heard that sometimes football players are actually measured in their shoes. Don't know if that's true or not. Sometimes a guy like 6'4.5" Bill Fralic gets rounded up to 6'5" and maybe a guy like Lex Luger was really 6'2.5" and was listed at 6'3"...
Agent Orange said on 31/Aug/18
Wow that a two inch height loss from peak. Rob do you think that he was really 6’11 at a low peak and has lost an inch since? This seams more plausible.
Editor Rob
I can see how 6ft 11.5 is arguable for a peak
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Aug/18
Shaq is easily a legit 7 footer even now. The latest photo with 6'6.5" Deontay Wilder shows this: Click Here That's far more than a 5" difference even considering Shaq has an extra cm or so footwear. Check out the '05 all-star team: Click Here Shaq is closer in height to 7'3" listed Zydrunas Ilgauskas than 6'11" listed Jermaine O'Neal and he's even standing a bit behind. I'm not saying either are their listed heights, but Jermaine's forehead alone gets him pretty close to 6'11" or comfortably 6'10" range as you can see next to roughly 6'7" Lebron and Ilgauskas would at least hit 7'3" in shoes. 6'11" sounds about right for Dirk. He looks roughly that with Pau Gasol who is also a legit 7 footer. Shaq, Khali and Pau could all be around 7'0.5" or 7'0.25". Marc Gasol looks shorter than Pau to me and maybe 6'11.5".
Zahid said on 29/Aug/18
He looked close to 7'0" a few years back next to 6'6" A-train: Click Here
Zahid said on 29/Aug/18
Dirk is around 6'11.5" judging from pics with 7'0.5" Shaq. He is about an inch taller than Show: Click Here

I would still put Show at 6'10.5". As for peak, he was definitely close to 7'0".
RoelC said on 29/Aug/18
A Man said on 27/Aug/18
@JT, posting any shots of Show in the ring are completely pointless because we know he wears big heels and lifts when in the ring.
It's not coincidence that the only shots of him looking 6,11"+ are of him in ring gear.
Outside the ring vs Shaq, vs Lebron, vs Nadal, he looks in the 6,9" range.
Please no more in ring pics. Use your common sense and your eyes.

Than why don't you comment on the pic of Big Show & Joe Manganiello that JT posted a few days ago. Is he looking 6'9" there aswell.

But I agree, please let us not post full body shots taken at a level camera angle, where we can see posture, footwear, ground level and whether or not people are standing at equal distance from the camera. Let us only use pictures taken from a shoulder mounted camera where we don't see anything from the shoulders down. Those pics are much better use to determine heights.
Sotiris Gravas said on 28/Aug/18
@A Man 100% agree.
Vegas' said on 28/Aug/18
Sotiris, shoulder height means nothing. We measure at top of the head. Show is an acromegalic so has a much bigger head than a non-acromegalic. There are a million videos of the guy in-ring so why try and guess how tall someone is based on depth perception?

The photo with the fan who claimed 6'11, they are clearly side by side as it's a store signing. And those lines weren't added in as we found a photo of that chap in front of a height chart and then standing with a guy he claimed was 7'2.

Heidenreich I met about 10 years ago and looked close to 6'6 yes but definitely shorter in person than peak Matt Morgan. Morgan was listed 6'10 and played center at a division 1 school in the 1990s so again we are back to the NCAA over listing someone by 4 inches.. Click Here I see over on Morgan's page you estimated Gallows at 6'4.5 (met him too), unfortunately 6'6 Morgan and 6'4.5 Gallows isn't going to work given Morgan's got quite a bit more than an 1.5 inches on Gallows standing fulling straight at 13 minutes 32 seconds Click Here

Jones was noticeably taller than Undertaker in 2002 so 6'7 would be too short.

Bret I last met in late 2011 and he looked solid 5'11 then. Still looks 5'11 here with Tatanka in late 2016 (Rob has a recent photo with Tatanka) Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 28/Aug/18
Show and 6'1.5" Mark Henry, both in dress shoes... Click Here

Henry and Shaq... Click Here

Nowadays, Show needs to stand next to really short ppl like maybe 4'7" Dr. Ruth Westheimer to look tall... Click Here

And just for fun, here's 6'11.5" Chris Kaman looking short relative to 6'8" Blake Griffin, thanks to optical illusions that mess w/ depth perception... Click Here
Kinda reminds me of "Big" Show standing WAY CLOSER TO THE CAMERA next to this 6'11" dude... Click Here Ppl w/ no depth perception would actually believe Show is the same height. They'd be wrong.

Here's Bill Russell looking tall next to 7'1" Dikembe Mutombo... Click Here
But not here... Click Here
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 28/Aug/18

You forgot to mention how tall Sheamus and Matt Bloom looked though.
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Aug/18
This fella looks like a less cat-friendly version of that pussycat doctor!
JT said on 28/Aug/18
1999 Click Here Their footwear Click Here Kane would be about 6’9.5” in those 2” heels; Big Show’s heels are around 1.5”.
Sotiris Gravas said on 28/Aug/18
@JT Ppl who admire their body post thousands of selfies on Instagram. I'm not on Instagram. In the past 7 years or so that I've been on Twitter, I've probably posted a grand total of maybe 5 pics of myself. I highly doubt that paints me as a classic narcissist. How exactly is posting a pic w/ a "Kick me" sign on my back a representation of a guy that's full of himself? I have a guy like Joey700--whose brain is probably Photoshopped--calling me out, along w/ yourself, as a liar of sorts. The only reason I posted selfies was to substantiate myself against the antagonism that was heaped upon me. If you continue to find fault w/ that, so be it. I'm here to have fun guessing ppl's heights, not to get into verbal jousts w/ ppl who cast aspersions on me.

I have the same photo of Show and Shaq on my laptop. Show is clearly wearing his big soles. When the world saw Show next to Shaq in dress shoes, he was exposed. Show is maybe 6'9" max barefoot now, IMHO... whereas I can't see Shaq being more than 6'11.5". If you disagree w/ that, you're free to do so. I won't hold it against you.

You post a lot of great pics online. I hope that continues. As for the negative energy you send my way: not a fan.

It's pretty hard to argue this photo... where the verisimilitude of kayfabe wrestling-ring gear is not at play... Click Here

Again, 6'10" Dirk Nowitzki w/ 6'11.5 Tyson Chandler... Click Here
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Dirk and 6'11.5" Shaq (and 6'2" Mark Cuban)... Click Here , Click Here

Dirk and Big Show... Click Here Notice how Dirk is leaning in, the way all tall ppl do w/ a clearly shorter person.
A Man said on 27/Aug/18
@JT, posting any shots of Show in the ring are completely pointless because we know he wears big heels and lifts when in the ring.

It's not coincidence that the only shots of him looking 6,11"+ are of him in ring gear.

Outside the ring vs Shaq, vs Lebron, vs Nadal, he looks in the 6,9" range.

Please no more in ring pics. Use your common sense and your eyes.
Canson said on 27/Aug/18
@Sotiris: personally you are entitled to your opinion. You don’t need to take a break from anything if that’s what you believe. If you’re going to get attacked over your estimates, then it’s only fair that those who upgrade every single person they comment on get the same treatment, yet that almost never happens. You don’t see much being said to those who inflate other people
Sotiris Gravas said on 27/Aug/18
@Vegas' No offense, but you have trouble w/ depth perception.. Laue's shoulders are way higher than Show's, and that includes eye level. Big Show is closer to the camera; if Laue stood at the exact spot of Big Show, his eyeline would be 100% higher. The fact that you can't see this is very perplexing.

Look at this pic... Click Here

Based on your logic, 6'4.75" Michael Carter-Williams' eyeline is very close to that of Big Show... but, of course, this is only an optical illusion. Also, look at Kevin Laue WAY in the back. He's clearly taller than Big Show. The fact that you can't see or understand this leaves me dumbfounded.

Look at how close Show is to the camera... Click Here Do you actually think their eyeline is the same...? Of course not. It's an optical illusion. If Laue came way closer to the camera, his higher eyeline would be 100% apparent. The fact that you can't understand this scares me. I'm quite shocked that you don't grasp this.

Here's Big Show next to a 6'11" dude with height lines drawn in showing they're the same height:
Click Here LOL. This is laugh-out-loud nonsense. Big Show is closer to the camera, which is why his head is so massive. If the other guy stood in the exact same spot, he'd be WAY taller. It's an optical illusion.

Another thing that makes me laugh is when ppl use the size of concrete blocks to measure someone, not realizing that if someone is 3 feet in front of a wall, he'll look taller:
Click Here The fact that ppl don't comprehend this blows my mind.

Here's 6'10" Dirk again (not even standing straight) w/ Show... Click Here If your depth perception--or lack thereof--prohibits you from seeing that the man in the back, namely Dirk, is taller, then I'm left genuinely terrified.
Sotiris Gravas said on 27/Aug/18
@miko You don't like a 6'6" Matt Morgan. Good to know.

P.S. On Stone Cold's page (23/Apr/18) you said you thought Bret Hart was around 6'1" peak height, and that 5'11" was "utterly absurd and trolling." I have news for you, buddy, Hart was never more than 5'11" and is 5'10" now.

Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on Andre's page (22/Apr/18) that he met the man back in 1995 and that he was 5'11", the height Stampede Wrestling had him at.

Your "new depths" comment is apropos of Hart only being 5'11" in his prime.

Stone Cold is max 6'0" today, which puts Hart at 5'10", tops... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 27/Aug/18
@Vegas' Jon Heidenreich was 6'6" peak height... Click Here

That means Nathan Jones was around 6'7"... Click Here , Click Here

Undertaker was maybe 0.25" shorter than Sid Eudy. Here he is w/ Heidenreich:
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Heidenreich w/ weak 6'5" Gene Snitsky... Click Here
Gene Snitsky isn't really 6'6" (as Rob lists him) b/c he's the same height as 6'4.75 Ben Rothlisberger:
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Kane and Snitsky... Click Here

W/ 6'1 Animal... Click Here

As for Matt Morgan, here's 6'2" Brock Lesnar w/ 6'7" Nathan Jones and 6'6" Matt Morgan (and Big Show):
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W/ 6'1" Stone Cold... Click Here

@Danimal you posted a pic on Stone Cold's page on 2/Apr/18 where you have Jake the Snake at 6'5" in 1996. You do realize in the pic you posted, Roberts has on the BIGGEST heels I've ever seen in my life:
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Here's Roberts in 1991 w/ Savage, again, GIGANTIC heels... Click Here

Even the recent pic w/ Stone Cold, Roberts has on big heels... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 27/Aug/18
@Philip McMullin So many exclamation marks! It's like I'm reading a comic book! Excelsior!
JT said on 26/Aug/18
Click Here Same height sitting on a car Click Here

sotiris you must have some virus on your computer that prevents you from posting full body shots, especially of Big Show. They aren't hard to find Click Here Shaq is over 7’0” too no matter how much you and a few others here huff and puff. Karl Malone is 6’8” Click Here Amare Stoudemire is at least 6’9” (he measured 6’8.5” at age 18) Click Here

Dirk is at least 6’11” Click Here

Big Show’s definitely lost height from what he’s put his body through over 20+ years of wrestling and perhaps from the recent hip surgery but he’d still measure 6’10” range today.

And yes, sotiris, unless you decided to change your height again, you are taller than me. And no, I don’t have pics of me admiring my body to post here. Whatever floats your boat, pal…
Sotiris Gravas said on 26/Aug/18
@Joey700 No, Joe, what's mildly amusing is your intense infatuation w/ me. Glad to be of service. Great Big Show post; we all learned a lot.
Canson said on 25/Aug/18
@Sotiris: Adams would likely be morning measurement as he was drafted 09 or later
Vegas' said on 25/Aug/18
I would be very wary posting any screenshot from outside or from a shoulder mounted tv camera. E.g Show looks much shorter compared to Nash in this clip from 1999 Click Here

Looking at the recent Billy Gunn, DDP and Alex Rodriguez photos (and Kane ones) he doesn't look to have lost 2 inches. 2 inches is alot for a 46 year old that looks to be in great shape right now compared to 12 years ago when he was morbidly obese. It's an observation though because I haven't met him in nearly a decade.

Sotiris, in that comparison Show comes out taller than Laue. Shows eyeline is higher and I doubt Laue has a bigger forward than an acromegalic Click Here
Philip McMullin said on 25/Aug/18
Your inch difference guesses are so way off! That pic of kane and shaq kane isnt even straight!
Vegas' said on 25/Aug/18
I met Morgan, Sheamus, Matt Bloom (A-train/Albert) and Test out of wrestling gear. Morgan for sure was taller than 6'6. He was taller in person than both peak Kane and Taker. Morgan was similar height to Kevin Nash and Nathan Jones. Morgan and Nash had a stare-down on November 13th 2008 episode of TNA impact if anyone can find that video.

Test was shorter than Heidenreich in person.

You can find photos of pretty much anyone looking shorter. I was at mania 22 sitting in the upper bowl and it was clear from there that Show had inches on Kane. Pay close attention to 3 minute 21 second mark Click Here
miko said on 25/Aug/18
A 6'6 Matt Morgan? This place is at new depths.
Sotiris Gravas said on 24/Aug/18
@UndertakerFrank Given that Sid Eudy was 6'6.5" peak height and always had at least 2" on Hogan, that puts Hogan at a peak height of 6'4.5", MAX. Funny, that's what he tells ppl his height is now, down from 6'7". It's not dementia setting in, he just likes to lie, a lot, about a lot of things... the size of his arms, his member... Elvis... everything... Click Here

If Sid and Taker wore similar footwear, that means Taker was ever-so-slightly shorter than him, given that Eudy would always edge him out during staredowns... Click Here
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Just for fun, here's Sid next to Kevin Nash, back when Nash was still close to 6'9". His current height is 6'8", tops... Click Here

This is my favorite pic of Taker next to a 6'2.5" The Rock... Click Here
Joey700 said on 24/Aug/18
SitirisGravas photoshopped some more pictures and wants everyone to believe he is bigger than Hulk Hogan. Gravas reminds me of my grandpa who always like to tell tall tales about the old days. Gravus you are always good for a chuckle. Please keep the stories coming big guy!
Sotiris Gravas said on 24/Aug/18
Just in case ppl aren't sick of seeing me post here, here's another one (I promise to take a long break from posting here... maybe.)

Kane next to Big Show... Click Here

As compared to Kane and Shaq... Click Here

I love Kane's facial expressions... Fire bad!
Sotiris Gravas said on 24/Aug/18
I had posted pics of Dirk Nowitzki next to Big Show and ppl were saying they thought Dirk was more 6'11". He's not. Kevin Garnett (6'11" barefoot) is taller and so is Steven Adams (6'10.75" barefoot):
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Here's Dirk next to 6'11.5" barefoot Tyson Chandler... Click Here
Sotiris Gravas said on 24/Aug/18
Here's Big Show next to 6'3.5" Snoop Dogg back in 2009. We don't see footwear, but Show looks around 6'9.5" here... Click Here

Another when Snoop isn't standing straight... Click Here

Just for fun, here's Snoop w/ Khali. Look how high Snoop's head comes up over Khali's chin:
Click Here (Khali is closer to the camera and Snoop isn't standing perfectly straight.)

Not quite sure what Billy Gunn's peak height was, but he was max 6'3" w/ Rob:
Click Here I always loved that they billed him by his REAL height. Very odd.

Actually closer to the camera here and looks under 6'3" w/ 6'2" Lesnar... Click Here

A cute pic w/ Big Show looking not so big... Click Here

Gunn w/ Morgan. I have news for you, Matt Morgan is only around 6'6"... Click Here
Here's Morgan w/ 6'2" Sheamus (not in big boots)... Click Here
Morgan w/ 6'5" A-Train... Click Here (A-Train wore big soles just to look the same height as 6'5" JBL.)

@Rob Please, downgrade Sheamus to 6'2" and Morgan to 6'6" (6'8.5" is a joke.) Test was the same height as him when he wore his big boots...
UndertakerFrank said on 23/Aug/18
Sotiris, Tyler Mane & Taker look about the same height compared to Ali Baba
184guy2 said on 23/Aug/18
Bill anderson wasn't 6'2
He was shorter than Piper
The lowest you could argue to Show peak was around 6'11.5
Just look him with Akebono
Duhon said on 22/Aug/18
If Big Show already lost 2" into his early 40's, how tall is he expected to stand in another 10 years?
Shane said on 22/Aug/18
@Rob: how do you have Show shrinking 2 inches already in his 40s?
Editor Rob
He'd been doing 20 years now of wrestling, i think by now it is taking a big impact
Sotiris Gravas said on 22/Aug/18
@JT News flash: you drew height lines on my 1.25" heel from an angle where the heel curves around, making it look bigger. (My dad is in 1" heels for comparison.) I stand corrected. Big Show didn't always wear 2" heels. Question: How big are they here:
Click Here

You said I had a problem in a previous post w/ guys who are taller, larger, and stronger than I am. I don't. Apparently, it would appear that you take umbrage w/ guys (i.e., me) who may happen to be bigger than you are. Duly noted. There's always someone that's taller, larger, stronger. That's true. In my case, it applies to very few ppl. If that bugs you, tough cookies, friend.

Here's a pic of me w/ an 8.5"-wide folded sheet of loose leaf paper on my back:
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As compared to 'roided-up Hogan w/ a 12"-wide license plate on his back/chest:
Click Here , Click Here , Click Here

Me, Hornswoggle...? No, I don't think so. All I can say is... Click Here

You see how Rob just downgraded Big Show's height by 0.5"... ? I like to think that some of my comments played a small role in that. So, maybe what I have to say isn't meaningless trolling, regardless of your "high" opinion of me.

As for Hornswoggle, I believe this is a more flattering pic, wouldn't you agree...?
Click Here
Canson said on 22/Aug/18
@Rising: he would likely get something like 6’10.75 in the AM or 6’10.5 but perhaps they rounded up to 6’11”. Meaning Timmy. As far as Wade that’s high for him to measure if he’s 6’2.75 or 6’3”. Typically the variance is 1/2”. 3/4 seems high imho. I usually lose 3/4” for an entire day.
Canson said on 22/Aug/18
@Rising: he would likely get something like 6’10.75 in the AM or 6’10.5 but perhaps they rounded up to 6’11”
Canson said on 22/Aug/18
6’11 peak not 7’0”
Emre T?rk said on 22/Aug/18
Big show aug 2018 208 cm
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Aug/18

6'9.5" is also possible for Big Show today but that's the minimum. There's a good chance he lost 1.5" from his 6'11" peak.
JT said on 22/Aug/18
Vegas said on 18/Aug/18
….Just too many variables in that shot of Show and Schwartz. We don't know footwear, we can't see ground so Schwartz could be goofing around on tip-toes. Been a few years but I seem to remember Show being noticeably taller on that episode of Star Trek. Schwartz doesn't have long legs either.

Good point. Akebono was Schwartz’s height and Big Show has longer legs Click Here Kevin Nash was a few inches taller than Akebono and has really long legs but they were around the same length as Show’s Click Here Click Here

Sotiris, you claim Big Show wore 2” heels so this is what a 2” heel looks like scaled to your 1.25” heel Click Here That puts you below Hornswoggle's height....
Sotiris Gravas said on 22/Aug/18
Here's Big Show next to 6'4" Jack Swagger. If Show is a maximum of 6'9" now, w/ his 2" soles we get 6'11"... next to Swagger who's 6'5" in shoes. So, a 6" difference:
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Here's 6'8" MAX Kevin Nash... Click Here (peak height maybe 6'9"... always taller than 6'8" peak height Tyler Mane... currently 6'7") next to Big Show. Funny how Nash looks taller here... Click Here

Just a reminder, here's 6'5.5" evening height Ali Baba (I'm assuming w/ a 0.5" footwear advantage) next to 6'7" Tyler Mane... who maybe dipped down to 6'6.75" from standing around all day... Click Here , Click Here

One more thing, if Show was, say, lying down on a couch for a good long while prior to his encounter w/ Swagger, as opposed to Swagger standing around all day... that makes a difference... We don't know what one tall person does prior to being seen w/ another tall person, which makes determining exact height even more difficult.

@Rob Am I crazy or did you just lower Big Show's height from 6'10.5" to 6'10"...?
Editor Rob
The argument over last year I think has been if Show is over 6ft 10. I think there is probably enough to say he might not be over that in 2018
Rising - 174 cm said on 21/Aug/18
@Canson: I'm not arguing Duncan was measured 6'11" evening or even midday. If you say he's a solid 6'10" -- and that seems about right to me -- then he should be able to measure 6'11" in the morning. Of course, heights can be misreported as we know from Shawne Merriman getting reported such varying figures, but quite a few sources reported the 6'11" so I think it sounds like he got one of the early measurements. Aren't the measurements the first thing they do at the combine? Duncan looks similar to Aldridge, though played bigger. As for Wade, well he was supposedly measured in shoes 6'4.75". At least, that's what the NBA claimed. As I said, his height varies with Kobe, though. He oddly looked no more than 1" shorter in '07 all-star portraits: Click Here Click Here 2nd photo is primarily useful for showing shoes as the angle is low, but they don't look near 2" apart there. I think the Jordan photo is more significant since we agree Jordan is a tiny bit shorter than Kobe, but they're back to back and MJ looks near 2" taller or 1.5" absolute minimum. If Wade was the high end of your estimate then a 6'3.75" morning measurement wouldn't be completely out of the question. He likely shrinks 3/4" at the very least, but some also shrink 1"-1.25".
Sotiris Gravas said on 21/Aug/18
@JT let me just say that I love the pics you've posted online. I want to repost your great pics of Big John Studd next to 6'6" Fred Dryer. I don't know where you find this stuff...

Sorry, you're right, I do keep changing my mind when I see better evidence... I thought Bill Anderson was 6'2" based on Google, but it was an old post by you where you suggested Anderson was only 5'11 (w/ photographic evidence)that made me see the error of my ways. Same goes for Victor Rivera. You pointed out that it wasn't Rocky Johnson. The only reason I thought it was Johnson is b/c of Rob posting the photo. I confess I was very cocky when I first came on here. Lesson learned.

I see now that Andre was never 6'8" peak height, I see 100% 6'10" now, possibly 6'11" if standing full military posture. I admit I was ignorant on the matter. According to 6'6" Chet Coppock's email (that you supplied online), Coppock believed Andre was only 3" taller than him, putting him at 6'9", same height 6'5" Chuck Wepner gave. When Andre doesn't stand perfectly straight, that is the height he gives off.

I said Hogan was 6'3" peak, but I see now that he could have been 6'4", maybe even 6'4.5". I'm confused by him looking the same height as Fred Ottman, who Google puts at 6'3".

Sorry, if I put up stuff that you guys have already seen, this site is very new to me. I only learned about "morning height" from CelebHeights. When I said my morning height was 6'6.75, it was me trying to sound all fancy and knowledgeable, "knowing for 100%" that my daytime height was assuredly 6'6', just like the end of high school. Only thing is, I had grown taller since then. I only recently realized that the doors of my home I would visually compare myself to are 6'9", not the standard 6'8". As for my tweet, here's another one I posted shortly thereafter, once the scales had fallen from my eyes... Click Here
Also, I am 100% OK w/ ppl being taller than myself; it makes me feel less of an odd man out.

If I get heights wrong, know that it's not b/c I'm a "troll," I'm just learning here... same as everyone. I admit I've posted a lot and very frequently, but it was only b/c it was fun and wanted to get what I thought out there to see if ppl agreed. When I'd post stuff on Twitter there would be zero reaction. For what it's worth, I pretty much got what I wanted to say off my chest and won't really be posting all that much in the foreseeable future, but I will be following along.

P.S. If Kevin Laue is 6'11" not 6'10", it still means that Big Show is significantly shorter based off of those pics. I don't see how Show can be 6'10.5" like Rob lists him. My 2 cents. I recently posted pics of Lebron next to 6'10.25" Chris Bosh that pretty much shows 6'7.25" is a morning measurement for LeBron, and that his daytime height is more 6'6". Based on that, the pics of him and Big Show puts Show at around 6'9", tops. Hey, I could be wrong, right? :)

P.P.S. I highly doubt Trace Adkins is still 6'6". This is him w/ Blake Shelton listed as 6'4":
Click Here , Click Here Something to think about... I can be wrong about a lot of things. We all can. That includes you.
JT said on 21/Aug/18
Fairly recent pic (March 2017) of Big Show and Russell Okung who measured 6’5.2” for the 2010 NFL draft. Click Here and very recent pic with Joe Manganiello Click Here whom Rob has at 6’5” and Billy Gunn Click Here IIRC Rob has at 6'4".
Canson said on 20/Aug/18
@Sotiris: MCW is more like 194cm max at a low if he measured 195 in the morning. I agree on Theus maybe he’s 6’5-6’5.25 while Barkley 6’4.5 at a low like he’s claimed

@Rising; I can’t believe Duncan at 6’11” in bare stockings. But a solid 6’10 I believe. Maybe misprint. That’s way too high with Nowitzki or Lamarcus Aldridge. I was gonna mention Dwayne Wade at 6’3.75 seems awfully high. He likely was measured in shoes imho as he looks 6’2.5-6’3” especially with Kobe or Wilton Speight or Barkley and ditto for MJ. As for Show, I agree. 6’11” peak 6’10” today
UndertakerFrank said on 20/Aug/18
Sotris i looked @ the Video with CASS, Strowman & Judge Judge & Cass are close in height but it looks like Cass edges Judge out by alittle bit I could be wrong
Sotiris Gravas said on 20/Aug/18
I think it's possible Dean Cain is under 5'11"... Click Here
That said, look at how big 6'2.5" Brandon Routh looks (not even standing at attention) next to Show... Click Here

Look at 6'2" David Freese next to Show... Click Here

Hogan (now 6'2", same as The Rock) next to Show... Click Here

Seeing 6'2" guys coming up ABOVE the bottom of Show's nose tells me he can't be more than 6'8.5" now.
Sotiris Gravas said on 20/Aug/18
I always love when Big Show takes a pic closer to the camera making EVERYBODY think he's bigger than he actually is... like this... Click Here
Or this... Click Here

The thing is, when you see this, that's when you realize Big Show is now 6'8.5" next to 6'5" Kane and 5'11" (MAX) The Miz... Click Here Big Show is still closer to the camera, but you get a better sense of his real height. Look how high The Miz's head is relative to the Show's chin.

Here's Miz next to Kane... Click Here Kane isn't 6'6" anymore.
Miz next to 100% legit benchmark 6'4" Jared Padalecki... Click Here
Miz next to 6'7.75" morning height/6'7" daytime height Kevin Love... Click Here
Miz and Cena... Click Here

One more thing... Here's 6'10.25" DAYTIME height Chris Bosh next to 6'7.25" MORNING height LeBron James... Look how small LeBron looks by comparison:
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Even when closer to the camera, LeBron looks all of 6'6" barefoot next to 6'10.25" Bosh.

Keep that in mind when comparing him to Big Show... Click Here
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If I had $1M to bet that Big Show is now no more than 6'8.5" tall... I would.

Let's be honest, Rob should have downgraded Show the second we saw this pic:
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JT said on 20/Aug/18
Sotiris Gravas the world’s not going to end b/c there are people, including many wrestlers, who are significantly taller, larger and stronger than you. You can’t even keep your own height straight Click Here

You claim Bill Anderson is 6’2”. Click Here That puts Big Show over 7’5” in wrestling boots. BTW, Anderson was around 6’0”.

You claim Vince was 6’1.5” peak, which he may have been close to. That puts Big Show over 7’1” in boots with poor posture in 1999 Click Here Vince looked a little taller in the ring with Arnold S. that same year so he was probably close to 6’1” with Big Show.

Kevin Laue looks easily 6’11” with Kareem Click Here Your photo has Kareem closer to the camera- Kareem's head size is a dead giveaway. Big Show is closer to the camera which is why he’s taller than Laue there. Laue is closer to the camera than 6’4 ¾ measured Michael Carter-Williams which is why he looks at least 7 foot there Click Here Not sure how anyone could come up with 6’10” from that pic.

Trace Adkins was wearing cowboy boots with Big Show so he’s maybe 6’7.5” with Big Show who is in dress shoes Click Here Adkins is in cowboy boots here too Click Here

Here’s a good tip. If you post a pic or comparison pic where Big Show’s head or Andre’s is smaller or even the same length as the other guy (i.e., the pics with Battier and Adebayu), you know the other guy is closer to the camera. Big Show’s head is around 12 inches long, and 5.5” from the eyes up, meaning he has to look up to anyone who is his own height. That makes him appear shorter than he really is but we do measure height to the top of the head, right?

Another word of advice – the odds are probably >90 percent that any pic you post has already been posted and discussed here ad nauseam. That doesn’t mean you have to stop posting pics, just don’t be surprised when there’s no big reaction to it or you don't change any opinions.

Your estimates are getting shot down left and right. Andre is 6’8”, no maybe 6’9”, well maybe 6’10” or 6’11”, well actually he could be 7’0” with “Rocky Johnson” (5’11” Victor Rivera)…. Take a deep breath and relax. You should probably sit out the next few rounds here:)
viper said on 19/Aug/18
Never seen anyone quite like Maurice Tillet
Guanzo said on 19/Aug/18
Yay Big Show haters. If Show is 6'8.5" then explain those pictures;

With 7'0.5" khali

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With 6'9.5" peak Kevin Nash

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With 6'4" DDP

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With 6'6" Giant Haystacks & 6'8" Akebono Taro comparision

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With 6'5" Hogan in 90s

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Tall Sam said on 19/Aug/18
Looks more 6'9" or a bit over in recent photos, certainly nowhere in range of seven feet and I question if he was really even with Andre the Giant at their respective peaks, he does admit he thinks Andre might have had an inch or two on him.
Sotiris Gravas said on 19/Aug/18
Here's 6'10" barefoot (listed 6'10") Moses Malone w/ around 6'5" barefoot (listed 6'7") Dr. J:
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W/ around 6'5" (listed 6'7") Reggie Theus... Click Here
W/ 6'4.75" (listed 6'6") Charles Barkley... Click Here , Click Here

Here's 6'10" (listed 6'11" in shoes) Kevin Laue next to 6'4.75 (listed 6'5.75" in shoes) Michael Carter-Williams:
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Now, compare Big Show w/ 6'5" (not 6'6") Quinton Dial... Click Here

Both men have their head up and big Show's head is closer to the camera... I see Big Show being no more than 6'8.5" here.

Compare Show w/ 6'10" Kevin Laue... Click Here , Click Here

There's simply no way this man can now be 6'10.5". That said, I was wrong about his peak height being 6'9"... it was probably around 6'11"... same as Andre. Here he is with 6'2" Bill Anderson back in the day... Click Here
Here's 6'2" Anderson w/ 6'1" O.J. Simpson... Click Here

@Rob At least list Show at 6'9" now... EVERYBODY loves to talk about how wrestlers lose SO MANY inches of height... Why not Big Show...? Given the weight he's been carrying all these years, he's MORE likely to have lost height. My 2 cents, guys.

P.S. Knowing now for certain that Maurice Tillet's head was around 11.5" long (not 13.5" like that fake death mask), I highly doubt that Big Show's head is more than 11". Even if Andre's was 12", it doesn't 100% add extra height... It just means Andre's big jaw hangs lower, making him look like he has no neck.

Real Tillet head measurement... Click Here , Click Here

Fake death mask measurement... Click Here

Rob, it's time for a downgrade on Show.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Aug/18
@Canson: I didn't say there was a significant difference, I said Shaq is only a bit taller, but either way, he's definitely no shorter. Big Show's shoes might have a bigger heel than Shaq, but I'd agree the difference looks about 1.5" overall in that '09 video since it can look more and less than that. The article specifically says Duncan was measured barefoot so it can't be shoes, but some of those measurements are quite early so that could be one. The difference between Wade and Kobe varies too much, but Wade doesn't look as tall as 6'3.75" with Jordan.

Mourning certainly looked taller than 6'8" with Bill Russell in 2000: Click Here It's fair to give Russell about 6'9" at 66 considering he still looked close to it a decade later. Battier looked 1-2 cm taller than T-Mac and Trevor Ariza: Click Here I believe Ariza was 6'7" w/o shoes and T-Mac looks pretty much identical or if he's shorter it's by a very small amount. Mike Miller also just edged T-Mac and Grant Hill was a tiny bit taller than both.

@viper: I thought Big Show was more 6'11" range peak, but I have to agree after seeing those basketball photos again.
RP said on 19/Aug/18
I saw other pics of that even with Big Show & Trace Adkins...Trace was indeed in cowboy boots. Big Show dress shoes. So, Trace had close to a 0.75” footwear advantage. Also, try to ignore the cowboy hat...that gives the illusion of Trace standing 2” taller. Also...Trace’s eyes come up to Big Show’s mustache/upper lip. With the size of Big Show’s Head/face...that’s a 3.75” difference in height. Factor in the footwear advantage & Big Show is 4.5” taller than Trace. A 6’6” Trace gives you a 6’10.5” Big Show...if Trace was down to 6’5.5” then, Big Show is Bang on 6’10” there. Also, on level Flooring & equal footwear, Trace was 2.25” taller than Blake.
Ddcc said on 18/Aug/18
6 foot 9 peak height 6 foot 8 today
Vegas' said on 18/Aug/18
The photo I posted of Big Show and Adkins you could see feet, ground and stance and Show isn't closer to camera given location of feet. In yours Adkins head is bigger than an acromegalic so he is clearly closer to camera. As regards his height he looked 6'5 range with Dennis Rodman and Penn Jillette (who I met in person more than a decade ago and he looked 6'6). Adkins is older now and admits to have lost height recently. This video is from 2011 so Adkins was still in his 40s, he is wearing cowboy boots as we can see when he goes through table but when Show stands fully straight the top of Adkins head still doesn't reach Shows eyeline (and we suspect 5 inches between shows eyeline and top of his head) Click Here JT's screenshots Click Here

Just too many variables in that shot of Show and Schwartz. We don't know footwear, we can't see ground so Schwartz could be goofing around on tip-toes. Been a few years but I seem to remember Show being noticeably taller on that episode of Star Trek. Schwartz doesn't have long legs either. He has a big head for a normal guy without gigantism but with 5'8 Mamun who posted here a few years ago and seemed to have met every celeb on the planet :) Schwartz looked similar height to Kane and Sid Eudy in street clothes and we know Show still has inches on Kane in 2018.

Show has a higher eyeline than Laue in your photo suggesting he is taller.. don't let the big mop of hair fool you. Laue has buzzcut with Kareem and looks younger? Kareem in 2012 with Howard, still give Kareem 7'1 minimum up until recently Click Here

Mychal Thompson still looks 6'8 range with his son. Looks taller here in fact Click Here
Canson said on 18/Aug/18
@Sotiris: keep in mind that combine measurements occur in the early morning. So Klay unless he’s grown isn’t more than maybe 6’5.25. He looks similar to Draymond who Steve Kerr and Alvin Gentry (former assistant coach) called 6’5”

MCW is prob around my height 6’4.25/.3. I measure 6’4.75 an hour out of bed.

Lebron is favored with Battier
Canson said on 18/Aug/18
@Sotiris: keep in mind that combine measurements occur in the early morning. So Klay unless he’s grown isn’t more than maybe 6’5.25. He looks similar to Draymond who Steve Kerr and Alvin Gentry (former assistant coach) called 6’5”

MCW is prob around my height 6’4.25/.3. I measure 6’4.75 an hour out of bed.
Sotiris Gravas said on 17/Aug/18
Vegas' Cool username, BTW. Here's a better pic of Big Show w/ Trace Adkins, who Rob has as 6'6" peak height, now 6'5.5"... Click Here Notice has Show isn't closer to the camera and only looks 6'8.5" next to 6'5.5" Trace. That being said, we don't see footwear.

Here, Trace looks taller than 6'4" Blake Shelton (both in cowboy boots)... Click Here
Yet here, Trace actually looks a little shorter... Click Here

You said that Scott L. Schwartz's waistline/crotch were higher than Show's... Click Here
I needn't remind you that some men have a big torso (like me), whereas some men get their height from really long legs (like Conan O'Brien). It doesn't really confirm that Schwartz might be benefiting from any type of footwear advantage.

I understand what you said about camera angles vis-a-vis Battier and Show, but just look at Battier w/ 6'8" Alonzo Mourning... Click Here , and compare that w/ Show and 6'8" "Bam" Adebayo:
Click Here I can't see Show more than 6'8.5" The very most he could be is 6'9"
Just a reminder: Battier w/ LeBron... Click Here and Kobe... Click Here
Here he is w/ 100% 6'10.25" Chris Bosh (who's not standing straight)... Click Here
Here w/ 73-year-old Pat Riley who was once listed as 6'4"... Click Here

Take a look at 6'11" in shoes, 6'10" barefoot Kevin Laue next to 6'4.75" Michael Carter-Williams:
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Now look at 6'10" barefoot Kevin Laue next to 6'8.5" Big Show... Click Here
Ring any bells...? A reminder; this is 6'8.5" Show next to 6'10" Dirk... Click Here

Here's Kevin next to Kareem--who's now 7'1", MAX... Click Here
Here w/ Larry Holmes, now around 6'2"... Click Here

Another view of Laue and Show... Click Here
One more: Kevin Laue and 6'4.75" barefoot Michael Carter-Williams and Show... Click Here

Here's 6'5.75" Klay Thompson next to his dad, Mychal... Click Here
Another view... Click Here
W/ that in mind... Rob... how much does that make Big Show... I'll tell you what it doesn't make him... his current listing of 6'10.5". In a word: DOWNGRADE... Click Here
Proof that Klay Thompson is 6'5.75" barefoot... Click Here
Here's the 2013 draft combine measurements for Michael Carter-Williams... Click Here
Kevin Laue and Michael w/ footwear visible... Click Here

@Rob What say you...? Downgrade...?

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