How tall was Shirley Crabtree

Shirley Crabtree's Height

6ft 2 ¼ (188.6 cm)

British wrestler, better remembered as Big Daddy. In a 1974 article he was called a "330 pound 6-2 giant". In the book 'Who's The Daddy?' the author mentioned he was 26 stone and a little above 6ft 2.

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Average Guess (17 Votes)
6ft 2.16in (188.4cm)
Nik Ashton said on 21/Sep/19
R.I.P Shirley Crabtree.
Demon87 said on 30/Jul/19
If he looks near 6ft 8 with big Daddy and they were old in that time, for sure lost height even giant haystacks. Do you think that when haystacks was young he was in 6ft 8 range??
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In my opinion was very similar in height to undertaker, but taker maybe was in peak height (1999), while giant haystacks was 50 years old (1996). It’s arguable in peak height haystacks taller than taker in your opionion
Demon87 said on 27/Jul/19
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Rob in this pic big daddy probably wasn’t in peak height, maybe 6 ft 1, 6ft 1 and half, but giant haystacks looks very tall... it’s arguable 6 ft 8 for haystack in your opinion?
Editor Rob
Giant Haystacks could look near 6ft 8 with Shirley at times
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/May/18
Rob, what about later on?

With his weight gain I reckon he was at 6ft1-2
Editor Rob
In his 40's he might have begun to appear closer to 6ft 1-1.5 than 2, but he might have still squeezed near to 187 during the 40-45 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Apr/18
Rob, is it possible that he was maybe taller than this in his 20's and he got measured at just over 6ft2 in later years?
Editor Rob
I think the peak height of his youth was just over 6ft 2.
Bazza said on 4/Mar/18
Wow, google has him at 198cm!! The 1980's Rock!
straightahead said on 18/Feb/18
So now this sites using billed height to compare with other heights??? big daddy at 6'2 is a total joke.
Legit 6'1 wrestlers such as Nagasaki and Maeda looker way, way taller next to Haystacks than what big daddy ever did... in fact even 177 cm Gary Lineker appeared taller next to Haystacks.

Daddy was 5'9 at very best
Editor Rob
Big Daddy looked a guy who would have been taller pre-wrestling than during it (I doubt he made it to late 30's without any height lost).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/16
I'd say he's maybe 210lbs tops in this photo...unbelievable. Why would he want to gain all that weight?!

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Chaz said on 20/Apr/15
Click Here Big Daddy with 6'4.5'' 285lbs John Quinn Daddy was 26st9lbs here 374lbs,
[Editor Rob: you'd need to edit the photo on your facebook to be 'public'. You can do that for photos so it can be seen.]
Sam said on 1/Dec/14
Shirley Crabtree would have been a bolder wrestling name LOL
Paul said on 21/Nov/14
Editor Rob: 'haystacks has a page on here, his 6ft 11 was always a big boost'.
Yes but I don't think you could say it was fully 3.5in over, although agree Daddy at around 6'2.25 peak height. This photo below of the late 1970's does not seem to reflect a 5.25in difference, more like a good 7in.
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[Editor Rob: Daddy by 70's may not have been at his peak, but I suppose Haystacks could have lost a little.]
Chaz said on 21/Nov/14
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 20/Nov/14
I'd have guessed 6ft2-6ft3 range and well north of 300lbs.
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Rob, how tall would you say this guy wrestling him is, Giant Haystacks?

Billed 6ft11

Go on the Haystack's page on here,I posted a back to back Photo of them on there.from about 1977,He's a good 6-7'' taller then.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/14
I'd have guessed 6ft2-6ft3 range and well north of 300lbs.
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Rob, how tall would you say this guy wrestling him is, Giant Haystacks?

Billed 6ft11
[Editor Rob: haystacks has a page on here, his 6ft 11 was always a big boost.]
Chaz said on 19/Nov/14
good to see him on here, he's Army Records show him to be 6'2.5'' in 1953,and still looked 6.2''in the 1970s,was a very big Name in the UK. even now if you ask to name a Wrestler it would more than likely be him they name.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Nov/14
Big Daddy yeah!!! What a legend!! I know somebody who used to know him!! Yeha, probably 6'2 ish and 25 or 26 stone.

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