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Andre The Giant's height is 7ft 0in (213 cm)

French Wrestler, Actor from The Princess Bride. Official site gives him 7ft 4, also shows his 'measured' height from wrestlemania 3 (1987) as a whopping 7ft 5. He suffered from acromelagy and was supposedly 6ft 7 age 17. His spine took a lot of damage over his career.
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Duhon said on 29/Aug/15
@Anonasensei

According to "Hulkster" Andre weighed more than 600 lbs at wrestelmania 3. I think we need to take his claims with a grain of salt.
RoelC said on 29/Aug/15
Anonasensei said on 29/Aug/15
Look at this young picture of him, he had a much longer neck and didn't have the "hunch" we best known him for in the 80's:

And yet that picture was taken at a time when Andre was still being billed at heights as low as 6'9 3/4" (208cm).
Anonasensei said on 29/Aug/15
I think he needs a peak height as well. According to Hulkster in this interview, Andre was 7-4 in his prime and shrunk to 7-1 in the 80's when his body deteriorated:
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Look at this young picture of him, he had a much longer neck and didn't have the "hunch" we best known him for in the 80's:
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Maximus said on 29/Aug/15
7' in his prime standing up straight not hunched over.
Capt. Nobody said on 28/Aug/15
Andre and Hillbilly Jim with Andre stretching out a bit:

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How tall is Hillbilly Jim?
ReturnofG said on 28/Aug/15
If you really want to see the closest to the difference in height between Andre and Show? just look at Shaq or Khali and Show and that would be about right. Andre having an inch or better on Show.
62B said on 28/Aug/15
daquf said on 26/Aug/15
miko said on 19/Aug/15
I can buy 6'10 flat for a peak Andre.

He never looked over that with Hogan from the mid 70's all the way to the late 80's.

6'10 in cowboyboots maybe, just maybe
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Wow. Believe what you want. Really not even worth a response, but 6'10" peak in cowboy boots? I want some of what ever you are smoking. It must be some real good stuff. :)
JT said on 27/Aug/15
Kunoichi said on 26/Aug/15
Mr. Takahashi has claimed that the real height of Andre was more higher than 223cm that billed height in Japan.He was a main referee of NJPW, also he was acquainted with Andre..
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This is a special program of Andre that have been aired on public broadcasting in Japan.
By the way, the size of the Andre of shoes it has been said to 38cm

IIRC Takahashi had a listed height of 5’8” as a wrestling referee but can't be more than 5'6" Click Here Andre's in cowboy boots in the 2nd and 3rd pic. I saw Volkoff and Valentine up close in the mid-1980s. Volkoff looked a solid 6’2” and Valentine around 5’10”.
singer5 said on 27/Aug/15
After just watching Andre vs. Hogan in Japan, 1983 on youtube, i must conclude that Andre Looked absolutely seven feet tall. He was mammoth in size. I had a friend in high school who was 6,"6 and 350 pounds. He was the tallest in our school. I could just imagine Andre the Giant standing next to him and dwarfing him, like he did to hogan in his prime. Let's not fool ourselves, Andre the Giant never strutted his height.
In fact, I have a nephew who claims to be 6'1" when in fact he is closer to six four.
Some very tall people walk around hunched over and are embarrassed to be so tall.
I believe that Andre the Giant was always trying to fit in. In a lot of interviews, he is looking down at the interviewer, or looking down at his mates or opponents. Just a thought to consider cheers.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Aug/15
Alex 6'0 said on 25/Aug/15
6'10 peak for Andre? Not impossible but I thought he looked 6'9-6'10 at WM 3 with Hogan. His peak maybe 6'11?

How many inches do you guys think Andre had Hogan by at WM 3. Amazing they tried to have us believe it was 8! Even as a kid I knew it wasn't no 8 inches LOL. It really looked more 4 inch range maybe 5 tops



I think still 5- 5.5 inches at WM3, Hogan is closer to the camera and the angle is also to Hogans favour.

Andre for sure lost height from his peak to late eighties early nineties where he still looked about 6´10".
No less than 6´11" peak
Kunoichi said on 26/Aug/15
Mr. Takahashi has claimed that the real height of Andre was more higher than 223cm that billed height in Japan.He was a main referee of NJPW, also he was acquainted with Andre..
Click Here
This is a special program of Andre that have been aired on public broadcasting in Japan.
By the way, the size of the Andre of shoes it has been said to 38cm.
daquf said on 26/Aug/15
miko said on 19/Aug/15
I can buy 6'10 flat for a peak Andre.

He never looked over that with Hogan from the mid 70's all the way to the late 80's.

6'10 in cowboyboots maybe, just maybe
Alex 6'0 said on 25/Aug/15
6'10 peak for Andre? Not impossible but I thought he looked 6'9-6'10 at WM 3 with Hogan. His peak maybe 6'11?

How many inches do you guys think Andre had Hogan by at WM 3. Amazing they tried to have us believe it was 8! Even as a kid I knew it wasn't no 8 inches LOL. It really looked more 4 inch range maybe 5 tops
Telamon said on 24/Aug/15
From a facebook page named Andre the Giant History. Andre looks way taller than WM3.Surely not 7'4'' but easily more than 7':Click Here
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 23/Aug/15
If Andre was only 6ft 10 in his peak,what height he was in 1991 in that video with Giant Baba and Tyler Mane ? He was the tallest in that ring and had more than 2 inches in Mane(whose Rob has guessed as 6ft 8) For me Andre died about 6ft 10.5-6ft 10.75 and his peak was about 7ft-7ft.0.5
RoelC said on 21/Aug/15
62B said on 18/Aug/15
RoelC, If Melzer had asked for proof and This commission didn't have any to give him, then they would not be able to tell him in the first place. What I was really trying to get at is that just because Melzer doesn't care if people believe him, doesn't make his claim anymore credible. From what I can tell there is nothing out there except Melzer that says Andre was ever measured by this French Athletic Commission. I personally do believe Andre spent most of the 80's, for sure the mid 80's to late 80's with an evening height in the 6'10" range with is normal posture.

Meltzer could've spoken to people who were present at the measurement itself, or still remember Andre being measured at that height.
Meltzer is a wrestling journalist who is known for breaking kayfabe. That's one the reasons why you here stories from him, that you won't here from guys like Bill Apter.
singer5 said on 21/Aug/15
Hey fellas, if you look on most of Andre's pictures, he's never standing straight up like "reaching for the stars". He is mostly hunched over. Therefore, if you take that into consideration you will realize that he was a very tall man never wanted to flaunt his giant stature. Most of the times in those wrestling pics, he is looking down and his neck is lowered to accommodate his opponent.
Cheers, keep up the the interesting talk
62B said on 20/Aug/15
62B said on 19/Aug/15
I think its funny how some of you want to jump on this 6'9 3/4" height based off someone just saying it happened, but want to ignore Andre around the same time being noticeably taller than Ernie Ladd ( still waiting for proof that he wasn't 6'9"), and the tailors measurement of 6'2" to the base of Andre's neck which Chaz himself said Andre would still have over 10" to the top of his head
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I should clarify that it was Chaz's math that put Andre 10.5" from the base of his neck to the top of his head.
miko said on 19/Aug/15
I can buy 6'10 flat for a peak Andre.

He never looked over that with Hogan from the mid 70's all the way to the late 80's.
62B said on 19/Aug/15
JT said on 17/Aug/15
Andre is probably wearing “regular” cowboy boots in the pic with Dynamite Kid and Bruce Hart and custom boots with extra boost in the pics with Arnold and Wilt several years later. The camera angles aren't quite the same but Arnold would be well under 6’0” if the boots in both pics gave the same boost to Andre. Click Here Bruce Hart is listed pretty much everywhere at 5’9”. He’s slouching more than Dynamite and still looks Dynamite’s height so the latter is not wearing any “platform” sandals.
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Its always entertaining to read how you always "know" what every one is wearing for shoes.
62B said on 19/Aug/15
I think its funny how some of you want to jump on this 6'9 3/4" height based off someone just saying it happened, but want to ignore Andre around the same time being noticeably taller than Ernie Ladd ( still waiting for proof that he wasn't 6'9"), and the tailors measurement of 6'2" to the base of Andre's neck which Chaz himself said Andre would still have over 10" to the top of his head.
daquf said on 19/Aug/15
Since he had acromelagy, measured 6'10 when died thats the tallest he ever could had been... and some heads up: measuring when laying down you will be taller... so Meltzer's 6'9 3/4 claim must had included footwear (probably heels)
62B said on 18/Aug/15
RoelC, If Melzer had asked for proof and This commission didn't have any to give him, then they would not be able to tell him in the first place. What I was really trying to get at is that just because Melzer doesn't care if people believe him, doesn't make his claim anymore credible. From what I can tell there is nothing out there except Melzer that says Andre was ever measured by this French Athletic Commission. I personally do believe Andre spent most of the 80's, for sure the mid 80's to late 80's with an evening height in the 6'10" range with is normal posture.
JT said on 17/Aug/15
Andre is probably wearing “regular” cowboy boots in the pic with Dynamite Kid and Bruce Hart and custom boots with extra boost in the pics with Arnold and Wilt several years later. The camera angles aren't quite the same but Arnold would be well under 6’0” if the boots in both pics gave the same boost to Andre. Click Here Bruce Hart is listed pretty much everywhere at 5’9”. He’s slouching more than Dynamite and still looks Dynamite’s height so the latter is not wearing any “platform” sandals.

When you see Andre post-match with ~ 5'8" Mean Gene from 1984 Click Here and 1985 Click Here Meltzer’s 6'9 3/4" claim looks entirely reasonable. Still need some documentation to back it up though.

Former NBA commissioner David Stern looks 5’8” in most pics. Hakeem Olajuwon is a solid 6’10”. Click Here
RoelC said on 17/Aug/15
62B said on 16/Aug/15
Then he shouldn't be to worried about people thinking he is not very credible as a journalist by publishing something with no way to back up his claims, if he went through the trouble of contacting the said French athletic commission, you would think he would ask for some kind of proof before publishing. I mean Today if you search for the French athletic commission you get no results found. Kind of the wrong mind set if you want to be taken seriously as a journalist.
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If he got the info from the French Athletic Commission, you have to admit he got it from a pretty credible source. What would they have to gain by giving Meltzer false info. Also the fact that they admit Andre was measured at a substantially lower height than his famous 7'4" billed height, tells you they's not kayfabing their measurements. Maybe Meltzer did ask for document proof, but perhaps it wasn't available anymore. How long does a Commission archive data such as physical tests?

His claim of Andre being measured at 6’9 ¾” in France at age 24 (by the French Athletic Commission) certainly doesn’t seem farfetched. Andre wrestled in France during that time period, as we have video proof of a promo of Andre the Giant in France during early 1971 (when he was 24 years old). In order to wrestle in France, a wrestler needed a wrestling license, which were submitted by the French Athletic Commission. Andre wrestled his last match in France, just before he went to the UK in May 1969, so he would have to apply for a new license at least once in either 1970 or 1971 (depending on when he returned to wrestling in France). As a wrestler he probably would have to pass some type of physical test. A height & weight measurement could be a part of such a test. A height of 6’9 ¾” at age 24 isn’t unbelievable either, considering he still had 6’10” billings at age 23.

And yes, you might not find any results for French Athletic Commission. That’s because it’s not called like that in France (where they don't speak English). The French name is Fédération France De Catch Profesionnel (F.F.C.P.). That organization is still around and has been since 1933. They’re the ones who provided the wrestling licenses, and I’m sure that’s the organization Meltzer is referring to.
62B said on 16/Aug/15
Halb said on 11/Aug/15
I emailed Meltzer years ago. He was more receptive back then I think. He responded, with what he was told by the commission. He wasn't too fussed if people chose not to believe him.
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Then he shouldn't be to worried about people thinking he is not very credible as a journalist by publishing something with no way to back up his claims, if he went through the trouble of contacting the said French athletic commission, you would think he would ask for some kind of proof before publishing. I mean Today if you search for the French athletic commission you get no results found. Kind of the wrong mind set if you want to be taken seriously as a journalist.
62B said on 16/Aug/15
Chaz said on 14/Aug/15
62B said on 11/Aug/15 So looking at your photo I could not tell what dynamite had for shoes with out enlarging it. They are sandals, but look like they have a really thick sole. Not sure what Rob was wearing I his photo's but Dynamite could possibly still have the footwear advantage over Rob.

Sandsls have the same size heel as the shole,so what you see at the front is the same at the back,about 3/4'' at most,less than most shoes and trainers.
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That photo is from the 70's when thick soles and platforms were the rage, and from what I've heard Dynamite liked lifts. I think your guestimate of 3/4" sole is conservative.
Steve said on 16/Aug/15
Andre was at absolute most 213cm peak, or a weak 7'0 ft. Anyone who thinks Andre was over 7'0 ft even is crazy or needs glasses. No photos show him ABOVE 7'0 ft even. He was most likely 212 cm at his peak which is 6'11.5 or so.

Those who say he peaked at 7'1 at some point, people don't 'peak' at a height then straight away lose height. Height loss is extremely gradual, even with Acromegaly. If he peaked at 7'1 in the early to mid 1970's as some estimate on here, then he would have been at least 7'0 at WM3, which he wasn't. Hogan was mostly like 6'5 in 1987 and Andre had 5 to 6 inches at most.
Chaz said on 14/Aug/15
62B said on 11/Aug/15 So looking at your photo I could not tell what dynamite had for shoes with out enlarging it. They are sandals, but look like they have a really thick sole. Not sure what Rob was wearing I his photo's but Dynamite could possibly still have the footwear advantage over Rob.

Sandsls have the same size heel as the shole,so what you see at the front is the same at the back,about 3/4'' at most,less than most shoes and trainers.
Chaz said on 12/Aug/15
Vegas said on 10/Aug/15
62B said on 7/Aug/15
Why would you think that Rob does not know what a 6'9 3/4" person looks like? 6'9" anything is to short for a peak Andre, but go ahead and believe what you want.
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6'10 is fine for andre actually

very rough but here is peakish andre (probably late 70s) in 2 inch cowboys and 5'8 dynamite who is in sandals... to be 7ft (7'2 in cowboys) andre would have to be identical in height to ian whyte (chap on the far right) in shoes and that simply isn't happening. of course he you are arguing he was over 7ft then he must come out taller than whyte in that comparison...

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it's clear he was 3''shorter than Whyte,the same as with Kiel in JT compareson. so the 6'9.75'' could well of been true,as a one off measurment.
62B said on 11/Aug/15
Vegas said on 10/Aug/15
62B said on 7/Aug/15
Why would you think that Rob does not know what a 6'9 3/4" person looks like? 6'9" anything is to short for a peak Andre, but go ahead and believe what you want.
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6'10 is fine for andre actually

very rough but here is peakish andre (probably late 70s) in 2 inch cowboys and 5'8 dynamite who is in sandals... to be 7ft (7'2 in cowboys) andre would have to be identical in height to ian whyte (chap on the far right) in shoes and that simply isn't happening. of course he you are arguing he was over 7ft then he must come out taller than whyte in that comparison...

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So looking at your photo I could not tell what dynamite had for shoes with out enlarging it. They are sandals, but look like they have a really thick sole. Not sure what Rob was wearing I his photo's but Dynamite could possibly still have the footwear advantage over Rob
Halb said on 11/Aug/15
I emailed Meltzer years ago. He was more receptive back then I think. He responded, with what he was told by the commission. He wasn't too fussed if people chose not to believe him.
62B said on 11/Aug/15
62B said on 7/Aug/15
Why would you think that Rob does not know what a 6'9 3/4" person looks like? 6'9" anything is to short for a peak Andre, but go ahead and believe what you want.
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6'10 is fine for andre actually

very rough but here is peakish andre (probably late 70s) in 2 inch cowboys and 5'8 dynamite who is in sandals... to be 7ft (7'2 in cowboys) andre would have to be identical in height to ian whyte (chap on the far right) in shoes and that simply isn't happening. of course he you are arguing he was over 7ft then he must come out taller than whyte in that comparison...

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It might be fine for you, but I was in a position to size Andre up pretty good in1988, so there really is no picture that is going to change my opinion. I base my opinion on not just being able to size up Andre, but comparing that to the several other people I have met ranging from 6'8" to 7'2". I myself at the time measured no less than 6'3". In my opinion Andre was about 6'11" in 1988 standing tall in the late morning / early afternoon. I'm guessing he would have been around 7' even 10 to 15 years earlier. I would not be surprised if Andre would have appeared 6'9 1/2" to 6'10" in 1988 during the evening with bad posture. That would not be an accurate representation of his true height let alone peak height though.
Chaz said on 11/Aug/15
the only 7'.5'' measument we have, is of wilt being measured laying down,of which we have a photo of it taking place,that would make him about 7' standing up, at the time of the measurment,

and we have Andre standing bolt upright in 1975 next to 4'11'' Shoemaker, when he was not even 400lbs.and he has not got 2 foot on him,so I would like to know the date Andre was 7'+? because he was not then,and was not after 1980?
ReturnofG said on 10/Aug/15
er4smiths said on 8/Aug/15
62B - ok man I'll believe the facts. Andre was no more than 6'9.5" peak

Ok so Meltzer's bs is fact so lets down grade everyone else for this to be fact!
Big Show = weak 6'9
Khali= weak 6'10 tops
Hogan=6'3
Undertaker= 6'5ish
Nash = 6'6.5-3/4
Gonzalez = 7'0.5 maybe?

Another words calling 6'9.5 fact is like saying it is a fact the world is flat!
62B said on 10/Aug/15
er4smiths said on 8/Aug/15
62B - ok man I'll believe the facts. Andre was no more than 6'9.5" peak

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That's not a fact, Its what you want to believe.
Vegas said on 10/Aug/15
62B said on 7/Aug/15
Why would you think that Rob does not know what a 6'9 3/4" person looks like? 6'9" anything is to short for a peak Andre, but go ahead and believe what you want.
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6'10 is fine for andre actually

very rough but here is peakish andre (probably late 70s) in 2 inch cowboys and 5'8 dynamite who is in sandals... to be 7ft (7'2 in cowboys) andre would have to be identical in height to ian whyte (chap on the far right) in shoes and that simply isn't happening. of course he you are arguing he was over 7ft then he must come out taller than whyte in that comparison...

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6'2 said on 10/Aug/15
andre still had 4-5" on studd who wore lifts when in the ring with andre in 1989 and studd was 6'7 so andre being 6'7.5" at wm 3 is just laughable and hogan was 6'6 not 6'3.5 look at joe marella who wasnt a short man prob 5'10-11" wm3 hogan with boots 6'8.5 andre 7ft he was about 5" taller than hogan in 1987. 7'1 prime 80s 7ft 90s 6'10-11.5"
daquf said on 9/Aug/15
Andre was billed 6'10 both in Japan and England Before he came to wwf, so we know for sure that he wasnt taller than that - if any, he was shorter, more like 6'9
RoelC said on 9/Aug/15
NCL said on 7/Aug/15
Does anyone have an actual link to Meltzer claiming Andre was measured at 6 ft 9 ¾ or to Andre being measured at 7'0.5"? I keep seeing both claims on this site but I've never once seen a link to either.

Meltzer claimed Andre was measured at 6'9 3/4" in his book Tributes II.
Click Here (see page 68).

He estimated Andre at 6'11 1/2" in a 1984 Wrestling Observer Edition. He never claimed Andre was measured at 6'9 3/4" until his book Tributes II was released in 2004. He mentioned Andre's height in Tributes I aswell, saying Andre was around 6'10", maybe 6'11". If he had known about a measurement at age 24, don't you think he would've mentioned it? It's pretty obvious he found out about said measurement somewhere between 2001 and 2004. Whatever evidence he saw about Andre's measurement is still a mystery. So until proof of this measurement exists, his claim doesn't hold much value.

As for the 7'0.5" measurement. No evidence whatsoever has been posted about said measurement. Some people here would want you to believe Frenchy Bernard made that claim in an interview. But never has there been any interview posted that proved Frenchy made such a claim.
andre said on 9/Aug/15
Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer claims André was measured at 6 ft 9 ¾ in 1974 by a French athletic commission at age 28

if andre lost height as people claim here he was what by 1993 6ft7.8 barefoot
Halb said on 9/Aug/15
Dave Meltzer estimated André at 6'11½" and had seen the doctor's note for 6'9¾".
Halb said on 9/Aug/15
Danimal says on 4/Aug/15
Halb says on 1/Aug/15
There is no reason to think that André had lost any height by Wrestlemania 3. To suggest 2-3 inches is extravagant

This coming from a guy who doesn't believe in height loss.
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You are wrong. I believe in height loss, especially when backed up by data. Not by conjecture.
er4smiths said on 8/Aug/15
62B - ok man I'll believe the facts. Andre was no more than 6'9.5" peak
Capt. Nobody said on 7/Aug/15
andre says on 5/Aug/15
Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer claims André was measured at 6 ft 9 ¾ in 1974 by a French athletic commission at age 28

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Then Wilt was never what he was supposedly and Big Show is around 6'9" to 6'10" as well. If you downgrade Andre you have to downgrade everyone. Paul White is not 2 inches taller than Andre. We've seen Big Show with Shaq, we've seen Shaq with Wilt, we've seen Wilt with Andre. That's where the circle closes. Andre and Big Show are about identical in height, or so says the most convincing evidence out there.

Rob 6 ft 9 ¾ barefoot is very big and in my opinion andre was always this at is prime and hogan was 6ft3.5

please rob go and measure on your wall the 6 ft 9 ¾ and you will realize how tall this is and you will see that this height is perfect for andre

is time to change it , people here have no idea how tall 6 ft 9 ¾ barefoot is and for hogan he would be same height as randy orton as is prime and andre about 6ft10 with shoes
NCL said on 7/Aug/15
Does anyone have an actual link to Meltzer claiming Andre was measured at 6 ft 9 ¾ or to Andre being measured at 7'0.5"? I keep seeing both claims on this site but I've never once seen a link to either.

The only link we do have about Meltzer that I know of is the 6'11.5" estimate that Danimal was referring to: Click Here

I do have irrefutable proof that Andre was taller than the Frankenstein Monster :>) Click Here
RYAN11 said on 7/Aug/15
Wow Daniel you really got me there! A one letter spelling mistake that was the fault of my android phones crappy keyboard. So instead of responding the the factual evidence proving a person with the same type of giant ism has grown a foot taller in her adult years you instead look for spelling errors, that proves your level of intelligence and maturity to be poor at best. Now how about someone trying to respond to what I wrote about? It's facts, so anyone who says Andre and anyone with Acromegaly doest grow taller once an adult us completely wrong. This also proves that he not only got taller but his weight went way up from where it was in the 70's.
andre said on 7/Aug/15
we know hogan used hell boots in wrestlemania 3 but they are almost same height so if hogan was 6ft3.5 andre was 6ft7.5 this makes me think that a prime andre was around 6 ft 9 ¾ barefoot at young age Dave Meltzer says this
6'2 said on 7/Aug/15
over 7ft prime maybe jus under when he died. I just can't understand why people don't understand that he couldn't stand up to his full height from the mid 80s on. look at his documentary larger than life
62B said on 7/Aug/15
andre says on 5/Aug/15
Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer claims André was measured at 6 ft 9 ¾ in 1974 by a French athletic commission at age 28

Rob 6 ft 9 ¾ barefoot is very big and in my opinion andre was always this at is prime and hogan was 6ft3.5

please rob go and measure on your wall the 6 ft 9 ¾ and you will realize how tall this is and you will see that this height is perfect for andre

is time to change it , people here have no idea how tall 6 ft 9 ¾ barefoot is and for hogan he would be same height as randy orton as is prime and andre about 6ft10 with shoes

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Why would you think that Rob does not know what a 6'9 3/4" person looks like? 6'9" anything is to short for a peak Andre, but go ahead and believe what you want.
Danimal said on 5/Aug/15
andre says on 23/Jul/15
Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer claims André was measured at 6 ft 9 ¾ in 1974 by a French athletic commission at age 28

Rob how about this ???

If he was measured that height how can he ever been 7ft?

Dave Meltzer also claimed that Andre was 6'11.5" next to Wilt in 1983/1984. Take was Dave says with a grain of salt.
Danimal said on 5/Aug/15
RYAN11 says on 3/Aug/15
For all the experts on acramology on here, I am a real expert

You claim to be a real expert, yet you can't even spell the word. It's Acromegaly!!! Oh the irony...
andre said on 5/Aug/15
Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer claims André was measured at 6 ft 9 ¾ in 1974 by a French athletic commission at age 28

Rob 6 ft 9 ¾ barefoot is very big and in my opinion andre was always this at is prime and hogan was 6ft3.5

please rob go and measure on your wall the 6 ft 9 ¾ and you will realize how tall this is and you will see that this height is perfect for andre

is time to change it , people here have no idea how tall 6 ft 9 ¾ barefoot is and for hogan he would be same height as randy orton as is prime and andre about 6ft10 with shoes
andre said on 4/Aug/15
Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer claims André was measured at 6 ft 9 ¾ in 1974 by a French athletic commission at age 28

Rob do you realize this might be prime andre height barefoot?
Danimal said on 4/Aug/15
62B says on 20/Jul/15
Its possible Hogan was 6'6" at his peak in the late 70's early 80's. He was slightly taller than my 6'5" Grandfather in 1980 or 1981. I remember being somewhat taken aback, as Hogan was the first person I had seen bigger than my Grandfather up to that time. He is certainly 2" maybe 3" taller than the 6'3 1/2" Ted Dibiase in 1979. Footwear may have played a role, but anywhere between 6'5" and 6'6" for peak Hogan is believable. For me 6'5 1/2" for peak Hogan is about right.

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This
Danimal said on 4/Aug/15
Halb says on 1/Aug/15
There is no reason to think that André had lost any height by Wrestlemania 3. To suggest 2-3 inches is extravagant

This coming from a guy who doesn't believe in height loss.
Aaronious said on 3/Aug/15
RoelC, your photo comparison is flawed ebtween rick barry and Studd, because the angles from which the photographer took those picture isn't the same, plus the height of the photographer for the Studd head cutout is shorter than the photographer in the rick barry/Studd photo. you can tell because even though you have matched 'eye level, the beard sits lower in the Studd/Barry photo, his jaw appears wider, AND, his nose appears smaller. the photographer took the cut-out picture from an ascending upward angle. In the Studd/Barry picture, the camera man is much closer to eye level compared to the subjects
RYAN11 said on 3/Aug/15
For all the experts on acramology on here, I am a real expert because I educate myself. There is a show on A&E about giants, there is a woman with the exact same condition as Andre's, guess what experts, she has grown a foot taller and gained over 300lbs in ten years from 22 to 31. Did you get that, grew a foot taller!!! There goes your bs claims that Andre stopped growing taller at any time. He grew bigger in every way. Also, their hands, feet and head grow until death at an incredible rate. So, anyone who says his hands were not bigger than a magazine cover or his feet were never over size 18 or 20 because that's what they were 15 years before have no idea what they are talking about and are ignoring facts. He was well over 7 feet tall, and his weight easily went over 600lbs a few times, and his feet were a size 22 or 24 like it has been maintained by those who knew him. I know everyone thinks that Hogan exaggerates too much, but he has consistently told the same story that Andre weighed 600lbs on a cargo scale at the airport before WM3, and he stated recently that Andre was around 7'4" when he first met him in the mid 70's, but by the 80's when his back started having problems because his weight was getting so high he went down around 7'1" which is consistent with the photo evidence.
Vegas said on 3/Aug/15
Oanh says on 3/Aug/15
Oh, he did lose height. It's a well known fact. The amount of height he lost is not exactly known, but has usually been stated around 2".
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2 inch height loss by 1987?

1979-80 Click Here
1987 Click Here

if he lost 2 inches between 1980 and 1987 i certainly don't see it in those videos..in both of them the top of hogans head comes to around the eye level of andre when he is standing close to full straight Click Here
Halb said on 3/Aug/15
Oanh says on 3/Aug/15
Halb says on 1/Aug/15
There is no reason to think that André had lost any height by Wrestlemania 3. To suggest 2-3 inches is extravagant.

Oh, he did lose height. It's a well known fact. The amount of height he lost is not exactly known, but has usually been stated around 2". He had the surgery in '86...before WM3.
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It's supposition, not fact. His surgery in England in 1986 didn't seem to affect his height against Big John Studd, a good indicator. André was as tall against BJS at WM5 in 1989 as he ever was.
Oanh said on 3/Aug/15
Halb says on 1/Aug/15
There is no reason to think that André had lost any height by Wrestlemania 3. To suggest 2-3 inches is extravagant.

Oh, he did lose height. It's a well known fact. The amount of height he lost is not exactly known, but has usually been stated around 2". He had the surgery in '86...before WM3.
Dmw said on 2/Aug/15
So having a disease that makes your chest limbs and head grow, having a back surgery because of this disease, gaining up to 525lbs(Andre put on the lbs from 84 to 87) and just aging in general is not enough to make Andre lose height? Google the footage of Andre congratulating Hogan in 84 after he wins the title against the Iron Sheik, then watch the WM3 match and tell me Andre does not look bigger and healthier in 84 opposed to 87.
62B said on 2/Aug/15
Halb says on 1/Aug/15
There is no reason to think that André had lost any height by Wrestlemania 3. To suggest 2-3 inches is extravagant
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You can't see his compressed neck and shoulders versus what he looked like in the 70's? You don't think his surgeries or what is arguably a 20 lb head caused any shrinkage?
Halb said on 1/Aug/15
There is no reason to think that André had lost any height by Wrestlemania 3. To suggest 2-3 inches is extravagant.
Oanh said on 1/Aug/15
6'2 says on 30/Jul/15
Andre was still 5" taller than peak hogan wm3 and hogan was 6'6 so andre was 6'11 and he lost 2-3" by then it's the same pattern as big show only andre did nothing about his condition and show wears thicker boots than Andre ever did in the ring

Agreed
Nick said on 31/Jul/15
To spainmen191cm. When Andre did that interview wrestling was still very kayfabe i.e. was marketed as being completely real. So in interviews wrestlers would quote their billed height rather than their real height.
Capt. Nobody said on 31/Jul/15
I don't know if this has been posted yet. Interesting interview with Mulligan and Andre.

Click Here
singer5 said on 31/Jul/15
wow, Now your saying that Andre the Giant had smaller feet. Remember, with acromegaly, the feet keep growing. And Roel C and Jt, you are saying that your shoes measure, within inches of Andre the Giant's shoes. Please! Give me a break. I wasn't born yesterday, and neither were you.
cheers, a fan of the Giant.
Chaz said on 30/Jul/15
The thing is we Have seen Haystacks feet next to Andre's,and Haystacks feet next to Big Show's and they all look about the same size,so we can work out they are in the 17-18 US size range. those Wilt Moccasins could just be made up by the costume Dept and are not any real size,Funny thing is Neil Fingelton takes a UK size 14 1/2 about 15 1/2 US and he's 7'7.5'' yet 7'6.1/4'' Chris Greener takes a UK size 17 1/2 about a 18 1/2 US, so Haystacks had some masive feet for someone about 6'7'' they are what you would expect for he's billed 6'11'',maybe they measured he's feet and worked he's height out from them lol
6'2 said on 30/Jul/15
Andre was still 5" taller than peak hogan wm3 and hogan was 6'6 so andre was 6'11 and he lost 2-3" by then it's the same pattern as big show only andre did nothing about his condition and show wears thicker boots than Andre ever did in the ring
JT said on 29/Jul/15
RoelC says on 26/Jul/15
….According to the book The Rivalry, Wilt wore a size 14 ½.

That’s pretty small for a 7’1” guy.

This was an outline of Andre’s foot that Chris of this site posted a few years ago Click Here Andre’s foot is a little under 13 inches long. According to this link Click Here that comes out to no more than a size 17. My foot is a little under 12 inches and I wear a size 14 so we can probably round up to an 18 for Andre if that impression is accurate.

Andre’s cowboy boot measured roughly 15 inches long Click Here so a regular shoe of the same size but without the pointy toe won’t be as long. My dress and tennis shoes measure about 13.5 inches long.
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 27/Jul/15
Take a look at this segment :Click Here
Andre with Jake ''the snake'' Roberts who was a legit 6ft 5
Jake was with a good posture and Andre with a very bad and still he looks 5-6 inches taller.He looks for me in this about 6ft 11 but if he stand straight,I have no doubt that he will reach the 7ft tall
RoelC said on 26/Jul/15
JT says on 23/Jul/15
Andre’s cowboy boots do not look that much larger than Wilt’s shoes, especially since cowboy boots are probably longer than a regular shoe of the same size given the pointy toe area. Wilt supposedly wore a size 15 ½ or size 16 shoe.

According to the book The Rivalry, Wilt wore a size 14 ½.
Chaz said on 24/Jul/15
no way are Andre's feet much more than Giant Haystacks,if you want over Size 20 you need Haystack's feet 3 size Bigger than he said they were,and 27cm hands are out of the question,that is only 1cm smaller than Sulton Kosen's and he's 8'3'' lol they are not over 24.5cm about the same as Big Show's just thicker from the IGF1 blote ,but no longer
andre said on 23/Jul/15
Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer claims André was measured at 6 ft 9 ¾ in 1974 by a French athletic commission at age 28

Rob how about this ???

If he was measured that height how can he ever been 7ft?
[Editor Rob: I'd be surprised if he really was that height.]
JT said on 23/Jul/15
Andre’s cowboy boots do not look that much larger than Wilt’s shoes, especially since cowboy boots are probably longer than a regular shoe of the same size given the pointy toe area. Wilt supposedly wore a size 15 ½ or size 16 shoe.

I made Wilt’s shoe a little smaller but it’s all a guess Click Here Andre wore brown cowboy boots in the pics with Wilt and Arnold although these may not be the same ones.
Oanh said on 22/Jul/15
andre says on 21/Jul/15
andre the giant was measured 6ft9.5 barefoot in Japan in is prime
also some pictures from europe have him 208cm and 210cm

please rob you know about this and you know how tall 208cm is why you keep the 7ft claim?

hogan at 6ft4 at wrestlemania 3 makes andre no more then 6ft8

people in this website don't realize how tall a 6ft9.5 barefoot man is so they claim the man is 7ft

rob the truth is that the man never was more then 6ft9.5 barefoot at is prime and is old picture even had this height in the pictures 208cm and the other one 210cm and this was a prime andre

change it

Andre was measured at 7'0.5" when he was in Japan in the early 1970's. He was clearly taller than 6'9.5" at his peak. That is too low for Andre. When he was broken-down in the early 1990's, he was known to be about 6'10"...so there is no way he was 6'9.5" at his peak.
62B said on 22/Jul/15
Rob, what are your opinions on some of Andre's measurements such as shoe size, hand size and head size? Chaz likes to say his hands were less than 10", and a Japanese article says they are 27 cm or 10 5/8" Click Here Chaz also likes to claim Andre had no more than a size 18 shoe, but Andre himself claimed size 20 on letterman, and of course WWF claimed size 24. While we are at it here I a link to some of Andres cowboy boots tat are on display. Do you think they have any extra lift except the heel? and how much height do you think he gained while wearing them Click Here Click Here finally Chaz puts Andre's head length at just under 12" while others believe it was 13" or 14". It would be great to have your input on all of these measurements.
[Editor Rob: I think in the past I had a look at his head with others and thought it could appear over 12, close to 13 if measured properly. I can believe his hand size being near 27cm as shown. They look standard 'very large' cowboy boots, a size 20US seems more believable than under 20 and over 22...]
6'2 said on 22/Jul/15
Andre was 7'0.5" in Japan not 6'9.5" and he was also given 214cm in Europe aswell at times rob keep andre at 7ft he may even been 7'1 or 2" prime he had 4-5" on giant baba who was around 6'8
andre said on 21/Jul/15
andre the giant was measured 6ft9.5 barefoot in Japan in is prime
also some pictures from europe have him 208cm and 210cm

please rob you know about this and you know how tall 208cm is why you keep the 7ft claim?

hogan at 6ft4 at wrestlemania 3 makes andre no more then 6ft8

people in this website don't realize how tall a 6ft9.5 barefoot man is so they claim the man is 7ft

rob the truth is that the man never was more then 6ft9.5 barefoot at is prime and is old picture even had this height in the pictures 208cm and the other one 210cm and this was a prime andre

change it
RYAN11 said on 21/Jul/15
Chaz, all you do is lower everyone's height by at least 2 inches to try and make your low height claims believable but it won't ever work because you are so obvious. You also like some others seem to ignore facts wherever it suits you, Andre never stopped growing, his HEAD, HANDS and FEET grew at an acellerated rate until his death. So that picture of him putting his hand over a magazine cover is useless. I am sure his feet were size 18 at some point, but they were over size 22 before his death. Also, anyone can see his head was considerably larger in the late 80's than it was in the 70's. His body grew as well, his head looked bigger on his way over 500lb frame than it ever did when he was 400 in his younger days. Just stating facts, you can't handle the truth it would seem lol.
ken-6-4 said on 21/Jul/15
You have no proof that ladd was anything other then 6'9"
What you think means nothing.
We have NFL and other data that shows he was 6'9"

Chaz says on 5/Jul/15
Ernie Ladd was never much over 6'7''so forget any 6'9.5'' you need a 6'8.5''Studd in that case.
62B said on 20/Jul/15
Its possible Hogan was 6'6" at his peak in the late 70's early 80's. He was slightly taller than my 6'5" Grandfather in 1980 or 1981. I remember being somewhat taken aback, as Hogan was the first person I had seen bigger than my Grandfather up to that time. He is certainly 2" maybe 3" taller than the 6'3 1/2" Ted Dibiase in 1979. Footwear may have played a role, but anywhere between 6'5" and 6'6" for peak Hogan is believable. For me 6'5 1/2" for peak Hogan is about right.
Chaz said on 16/Jul/15
Danimal and Ryan11 you can delude yourselves as much as you like,the fact is we know how long Andre's face is give or take 1/4''about 11.75'' and we know he's hands were under 10'' same as we know he's shoes were not much longer than giant Haystacks,if any,who took about a US size 17 so you can forget anything over 18US size,and if anyone thinks Ventura was the same height as Jim Harris they need help,Hogan Did not have more than 1'' on him barefoot so the 6'6'' is out of the question,with the heels Hogan had he would have been 3'' taller,even if Harris was 6'4.5'' Hogan could not have been much more than that,Hogan was a tall man but not over 6'5'' barefoot at anytime.6'6'' in boot yes,
JT said on 16/Jul/15
Danimal says on 15/Jul/15
To JT: 1985 Jesse Ventura in running shoes (I have the episode on video) and you can see that he has minimum 2 if not 3" if he stood up straight next to Nikolai Volkoff who YOU claimed was 6'2" or 6'3" LEGIT. Click Here

So Jesse's now 6'5" or 6'6"??? Love the snakeskin "running shoes" here. Click Here You can't even see Ventura's footwear in the other Body Shop video you're probably referring to. Volkoff looked 6'2" to me when I saw him backstage at the LA Sports Arena in 1986. I doubt Ventura in comparable footwear was any taller than Volkoff. Iron Sheikh looked around 5'11" peak height, or three inches shorter than Volkoff.
Danimal said on 15/Jul/15
Ryan11 says on 14/Jul/15
Chaz, all I can say to your entire post is how unintelligent and immature it is. Not one intelligent argument or response, my picture showed how Andres head was at least 14 inches minus any afro gain, where is any proof to the contrary from any of you sub 7 foot posters?? All I get is name calling and the usual attempt to dismiss it by attacking me because you have no argument or proof of your claims. The 6'5" cap for Hogan is even more rediculous and I haven't seen anything to support that, I do see a lot of video and photos that show he was over 6'6" by a good margin until his 40's.

Indeed. Hogan was a LEGIT 6'6" guy into the 1990's. A back surgery and knee problems in the 1990's chopped away an inch from his former height. In 2001 he had complete knee replacements and was barely taller than The Rock in 2002 as a result. In 2004 he had his first of many complete hip replacements which reduced his height even more and since then has gone under the knife over a dozen times.
Danimal said on 15/Jul/15
To JT: 1985 Jesse Ventura in running shoes (I have the episode on video) and you can see that he has minimum 2 if not 3" if he stood up straight next to Nikolai Volkoff who YOU claimed was 6'2" or 6'3" LEGIT. Click Here
Ryan11 said on 14/Jul/15
Chaz, all I can say to your entire post is how unintelligent and immature it is. Not one intelligent argument or response, my picture showed how Andres head was at least 14 inches minus any afro gain, where is any proof to the contrary from any of you sub 7 foot posters?? All I get is name calling and the usual attempt to dismiss it by attacking me because you have no argument or proof of your claims. The 6'5" cap for Hogan is even more rediculous and I haven't seen anything to support that, I do see a lot of video and photos that show he was over 6'6" by a good margin until his 40's.
sixthreeoutofbed said on 11/Jul/15
andre and chuck wepner (6'5/196cm): Click Here

maybe andre needs to be downgraded?
Chaz said on 10/Jul/15
RP says on 9/Jul/15
Hmmm?...Andre only billed @ 438 lbs & Kamala @ 397 lbs in January 1984. That could have been legit weights for them both? Which on rare occasions wrestlers real weights will get announced. At that same time WWF was billing Andre @ 476-497 lbs! And Kamala was getting 400-420 lbs billings from '84-'87. Andre does indeed look about 435-440 lbs there @ 6'11" to 7'0" tall. The 6'4" barefoot Kamala looks closer to 375-380 tho....instead of 397.

those weights are more nere the mark then WWF billing, it's like Wader in the WCW WWF billed 445lbs in Europe as Bull Power at billed 375-395lbs in the fights with Oto Wanz who was billed 380-405lbs,
RP said on 9/Jul/15
Hmmm?...Andre only billed @ 438 lbs & Kamala @ 397 lbs in January 1984. That could have been legit weights for them both? Which on rare occasions wrestlers real weights will get announced. At that same time WWF was billing Andre @ 476-497 lbs! And Kamala was getting 400-420 lbs billings from '84-'87. Andre does indeed look about 435-440 lbs there @ 6'11" to 7'0" tall. The 6'4" barefoot Kamala looks closer to 375-380 tho....instead of 397.
Chaz said on 7/Jul/15
Danimal says on 5/Jul/15
Andre and legit 6'4" (billed 6'7") Kamala in 1984: Click Here

Yes and Harris has got no hair bearfoot and Andre has boots on 3'' afro and still have not got 10'' on him,clearly never any 7 foot tall.
62B said on 7/Jul/15
Chaz says on 5/Jul/15
A 7’0” Andre (which he ain’t) with a 16” head Click Here Chaz, the 11 in Ryan 11 probably stands for 11 years old so that may explain it.

lol now add the 3'' afro and YAN 11 gets he's 18'' face, all head and no body,that Magazine is as good as a tape measure,and just like you worked out on the Wadlow page he had size 27 shoes and not the clamed 37 shoes, that is within 1/4'' error so anything much over 11'75'' face is way out let alone the 14-19 inch clames.

Ernie Ladd was never much over 6'7''so forget any 6'9.5'' you need a 6'8.5''Studd in that case.

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I honestly never heard of Ernie Ladd ever being less than 6'9". There was one article that he talked about having a 6'6" little brother, and him being 6'9". I guess I really can't say what Ladds peak height was, or how tall he was when he was wrestling Andre. I am asking in all sincerity, is it possible to post some real evidence of Ladd being shorter than 6'9"? Please no selective pictures, something I can take serious. I have not seen Ladd and Studd together, but Ladd appears at least 2" taller, maybe 3" than Studd to me. Maybe its because he is lankier. Either way, I will always feel the Andre I saw in 1988 was 6'10 1/2" minimum.
JT said on 6/Jul/15
Click Here Click Here Average size head for a ~ 5’8” guy is maybe 9-9.5”. Subtract a little since Gene’s chin is raised and add a little to Andre’s hand length since he could spread out his hand a little more. We're again in that 9.75" range.
spainmen191cm said on 6/Jul/15
Rob, he claimed to be 227cm in an interview why such a big man would inflate that much his height?
[Editor Rob: to sound more impressive and an even bigger giant? ]
Capt. Nobody said on 5/Jul/15
JT says on 3/Jul/15
We’ve been through this how many times now? My hand is not quite 8.5” from the first wrist crease to the top of the middle finger. Click Here Andre’s hand length came out around 9.75” so his head may not even be 12" long. Click Here

A 7’0” Andre (which he ain’t) with a 16” head Click Here Chaz, the 11 in Ryan 11 probably stands for 11 years old so that may explain it.

This guy with Rob measured ~6.3.5” or roughly one inch taller than what Inoki would be in dress shoes. Click Here Andre’s in cowboy boots but they probably don’t give the extra boost like the ones he wore with Wilt and Arnold.

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I'll post this again since it seemed to just whiz on by unnoticed before. There is some discrepancies from side to side on that magazine shot. You were using the bigger outside edge of the magazine that appears to be opening a bit for comparison and as well it's pointed more towards the camera on that end. Your own orange ruler, which was Andres hand length, is on both sides of the magazine. I'm not saying that his hand measures the entire length of the magazine for sure, but on one side it does, on the other side it doesn't. So, safe to say it's in the middle somewhere?

Click Here

There really should be a database somewhere that exhibits evidence from both sides of whatever argument there is at this point and let people decide for themselves.
Danimal said on 5/Jul/15
Andre and legit 6'4" (billed 6'7") Kamala in 1984: Click Here
Chaz said on 5/Jul/15
A 7’0” Andre (which he ain’t) with a 16” head Click Here Chaz, the 11 in Ryan 11 probably stands for 11 years old so that may explain it.

lol now add the 3'' afro and YAN 11 gets he's 18'' face, all head and no body,that Magazine is as good as a tape measure,and just like you worked out on the Wadlow page he had size 27 shoes and not the clamed 37 shoes, that is within 1/4'' error so anything much over 11'75'' face is way out let alone the 14-19 inch clames.

Ernie Ladd was never much over 6'7''so forget any 6'9.5'' you need a 6'8.5''Studd in that case.
62B said on 4/Jul/15
As much as I dislike altered photos, and I by no means think this picture pins Andre's height to an exact fraction of an inch, or even whole inch, but based off of Chaz and JT's 12" for Andre's face this sure seems to put Andre a lot closer to 7' than 6'9" in 1988.

Click Here
62B said on 4/Jul/15
ken-6-4 says on 3/Jul/15
what about the big cat Ernie Ladd? did the NFL lie about his height?
How is he listed as 6'9" yet Andre is clearly more then an inch taller then him.
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If you ask JT Ernie Ladd is the only guy that the NFL got way wrong. Really there is no evidence that says Ladd was any shorter than 6'9", at least not that I am aware of, some places have even said 6'9 1/2" for Ladd. I always thought the old footage put Andre about 3" taller than Ladd. It is hard to say for sure though, but you can tell Andre was taller
ken-6-4 said on 3/Jul/15
what about the big cat Ernie Ladd? did the NFL lie about his height?
How is he listed as 6'9" yet Andre is clearly more then an inch taller then him.
JT said on 3/Jul/15
We’ve been through this how many times now? My hand is not quite 8.5” from the first wrist crease to the top of the middle finger. Click Here Andre’s hand length came out around 9.75” so his head may not even be 12" long. Click Here

A 7’0” Andre (which he ain’t) with a 16” head Click Here Chaz, the 11 in Ryan 11 probably stands for 11 years old so that may explain it.

This guy with Rob measured ~6.3.5” or roughly one inch taller than what Inoki would be in dress shoes. Click Here Andre’s in cowboy boots but they probably don’t give the extra boost like the ones he wore with Wilt and Arnold.
Chaz said on 2/Jul/15
YAN 11 says on 1/Jul/15
Look at the pictures i am attaching to this, one shows how Andre's massive head in the late 80's was nearly twice the size of a normal mans, so that ends the crap about how his head was never more than 11-12 inches, more like 15-16 inches minimum. The other shows Hogan and Inoki next to Andre, Hogan was 6'7" and even if we use the reduced 6'6" for him that means Andre was way over 7 feet here barefoot. Hogan also has Inoki by 5 inches easily in equal footwear which proves he was 6'7".
Click Here
Click Here

Stop talking rubish, Hogan as not got a 5'' forhead he's no more than 4'' taller and that is if the Shoes are the same heels,a normal 5'9.5''man has a 9-9.25'' face and you think Andre had a 18''face lol you got to understand even just 1''on a 9'' face is masive,we have allready worked out he's hands and face and feet, Hands just under 10'' face just under 12'' and shoes about 18 US size,and height never over 210cm,
62B said on 1/Jul/15
Chaz says on 30/Jun/15
[Editor Rob: it depends when he stopped growing....I think you only have to look at andre with say Bret hart to see he had to be near 7ft...6ft 8-9 is too small.]

Going by that Andre has a 14'' face so it's useless, and even if Bret was 6' Which he could not have need as he was a good 1'' shorter than 183-4 Deliba Singh ,he should be down by the chin,he's lucky if he's 6'9'' there,Andre has just under a 12'' face.


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Andre is giving up more height than Brett in Robs picture. Andre's knees are bent, he is slouching, and he is barefoot. Sure Brett's feet are spread more than Andre's, but he is in shoes and standing straight. Also, you don't know Andre's head was just under 12", that is just your best guess using your own biased numbers. I have never heard of Andre's face ever being measured.
RYAN 11 said on 1/Jul/15
Look at the pictures i am attaching to this, one shows how Andre's massive head in the late 80's was nearly twice the size of a normal mans, so that ends the crap about how his head was never more than 11-12 inches, more like 15-16 inches minimum. The other shows Hogan and Inoki next to Andre, Hogan was 6'7" and even if we use the reduced 6'6" for him that means Andre was way over 7 feet here barefoot. Hogan also has Inoki by 5 inches easily in equal footwear which proves he was 6'7".
Click Here
Click Here
Chaz said on 30/Jun/15
[Editor Rob: it depends when he stopped growing....I think you only have to look at andre with say Bret hart to see he had to be near 7ft...6ft 8-9 is too small.]

Going by that Andre has a 14'' face so it's useless, and even if Bret was 6' Which he could not have need as he was a good 1'' shorter than 183-4 Deliba Singh ,he should be down by the chin,he's lucky if he's 6'9'' there,Andre has just under a 12'' face.
Danimal said on 30/Jun/15
JT says on 25/Jun/15
Ventura was never 6’4”. Dryer in dress loafers was 2-3 inches taller than Ventura in these whopper cowboy boots. Click Here Click Here (at beginning of show)

According to YOU he wasn't 6'4", but he was about 2" shorter than Hogan in the 80's, so he was indeed somewhere between 6'3" and 6'4" in his prime. Even still, Dryer was minimum 6'5".
JT said on 29/Jun/15
[Editor Rob: it depends when he stopped growing....I think you only have to look at andre with say Bret hart to see he had to be near 7ft...6ft 8-9 is too small.]

That’s Bret with a wide stance and perhaps under 6’0” in shoes coupled with the Andre afro effect. Click Here Andre could stand taller too, but I think most here would agree that an early 1990s Andre looked no more than 6’9”ish.

A 7'0" Andre in typical cowboy boots would be around 7'2". Click Here Click Here Gene is about your height and that's not quite the way Ian Whyte (~7'2" in shoes) measured up to you. Get him out of his cowboy boots and the gap really shrinks Click Here Click Here Click Here
Chaz said on 28/Jun/15
RP says on 27/Jun/15
Note: Jesse Ventura once said he was meaure @ 6'2.75" by the US Navy.

that is more like it,I have him at 189cm and Jake Roberts at 191cm no way was he taller than Pat Roach or Jim Harris if he was, he would of been build at 6'6'' and 6'7'' like they were,

and look at the size of the Heels on Ventura boots lol they are like Andre's only thiner, if he was 6'4'' he would be 6'7'' in them.
ken-6-4 said on 28/Jun/15
please stop the nonsense. Andre had bad posture most of the time..

just look at him and Wilt...
end this shorter then 6'10" crap
andre said on 28/Jun/15
Rob a young andre the giant was measured 6ft9.5 , how is possible he ever been 7ft?

even some picture from europe have him listen one 210cm and the other one 208cm

please rob you are from europe and for sure you have see the picture where says he was 208cm right ?

tell me then what is andre height if a poster says 208cm how can he be 7ft?
[Editor Rob: it depends when he stopped growing....I think you only have to look at andre with say Bret hart to see he had to be near 7ft...6ft 8-9 is too small.]
RP said on 27/Jun/15
Note: Jesse Ventura once said he was meaure @ 6'2.75" by the US Navy.
JT said on 25/Jun/15
Ventura was never 6’4”. Dryer in dress loafers was 2-3 inches taller than Ventura in these whopper cowboy boots. Click Here Click Here (at beginning of show)
Chaz said on 25/Jun/15
Danimal says on 23/Jun/15
To JT who claims that Fred Dryer wasn't 6'6". Here he is next to then 6'4" Jesse Ventura in the 1980's:

Click Here

And here he is next to 6'3" Alan Autry:

Click Here

Ventura 6'4''! lol try 6'2.5'' and he's nera the camara
er4smiths said on 24/Jun/15
@Danimal - angles dude angles!
Danimal said on 23/Jun/15
To JT who claims that Fred Dryer wasn't 6'6". Here he is next to then 6'4" Jesse Ventura in the 1980's:

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And here he is next to 6'3" Alan Autry:

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Danimal said on 23/Jun/15
To JT who claims that Fred Dryer wasn't 6'6". Here he is next to then 6'4" Jesse Ventura in the 1980's:

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And here he is next to 6'3" Alan Autry:

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Capt. Nobody said on 23/Jun/15
er4smiths says on 21/Jun/15
@62B - I wouldn't want you to be the eye witness of a crime!
JT didn't post any non accurate pictures. Quite the contrary actually.
You can't argue facts.

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Non accurate has never been the word, extremely selective is probably more in line.
62B said on 23/Jun/15
er4smiths says on 21/Jun/15
@62B - I wouldn't want you to be the eye witness of a crime!
JT didn't post any non accurate pictures. Quite the contrary actually.
You can't argue facts.

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Your going to believe what you want to believe. Sorry I just can't help you.
62B said on 23/Jun/15
RoelC says on 22/Jun/15
62B says on 21/Jun/15
I never said Dryer was 6'6". I said that's what he is supposed to be, I have never seen him in person, or Studd for that matter. I did physically bump into Andre, and was able to seize him up in 1988. He was about 6'10.5" at that time, maybe even 6'11". JT likes to act like he knows exact heights of people he has never seen in person, and use pictures that don't show accurate comparisons like he did with the Fred Dreyer screen shot and use them as some kind of irrefutable proof. I really don't care how tall Andre was at his peak height, I just have a good idea of how tall he was when I saw him.

Well you were questioning JT’s assumption of Big John Studd being 6’6” and using Fred Dryer as an example. And you kinda missed JT’s point. He posted that screen shot to show there wasn’t any accurate comparison to be made. That was as good as it gets (meaning the rest of the screen time between Studd & Dryer was even worse). If you wanna prove him wrong, why don’t you post screen shots yourself. It’s very easy to claim Studd was taller than Dryer without posting any evidence. JT at least backs his claims up with pictures.
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I didn't question JT's assumption of 6'6". By saying he was no more than 6'6" he was implying he could have been shorter. If you want proof that Studd looked taller than Dryer just watch the episode on hulu. Or her I can post a shot that makes stud look taller than he really us, just like JT can post one that makes him look shorter.


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RoelC said on 22/Jun/15
62B says on 21/Jun/15
I never said Dryer was 6'6". I said that's what he is supposed to be, I have never seen him in person, or Studd for that matter. I did physically bump into Andre, and was able to seize him up in 1988. He was about 6'10.5" at that time, maybe even 6'11". JT likes to act like he knows exact heights of people he has never seen in person, and use pictures that don't show accurate comparisons like he did with the Fred Dreyer screen shot and use them as some kind of irrefutable proof. I really don't care how tall Andre was at his peak height, I just have a good idea of how tall he was when I saw him.

Well you were questioning JT’s assumption of Big John Studd being 6’6” and using Fred Dryer as an example. And you kinda missed JT’s point. He posted that screen shot to show there wasn’t any accurate comparison to be made. That was as good as it gets (meaning the rest of the screen time between Studd & Dryer was even worse). If you wanna prove him wrong, why don’t you post screen shots yourself. It’s very easy to claim Studd was taller than Dryer without posting any evidence. JT at least backs his claims up with pictures.
As for Fred Dryer’s height. Yes that’s Mike Fanning standing next to him in the first pic. He was listed 6’6” by the Los Angeles Rams (same as Fred Dryer), and he’s clearly about an inch taller. They’re standing on grass, so I doubt cleats would give him much (if any) footwear advantage. Besides we don’t know what type of footwear either is wearing, so your assumptions don’t hold much value. Here are two L.A. Rams team pics, where Dryer and Fanning are standing in the same row close to each other. Again Fanning comes out taller than Dryer in both pics.
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The first pic is a 1979 team pic. No. 60 on Dryer’s left was listed 6’5” and no. 70 was listed at 6’9” (though he looks taller).
The second pic is a 1980 team pic. Fred Dryer is standing next to Doug France (No. 77) who was listed at 6’5”.
The other pic I posted earlier is a picture from the tv-show Hunter, where Fred Dryer went undercover as a punk. The other guy is former NFL-player John Matuszak. He was listed at 6’8”. He looks more than 2 inches taller there. And both were wearing punk boots during that episode.
JT said on 22/Jun/15
RoelC says on 20/Jun/15
62B says on 18/Jun/15
So you "know" Studd was no more than 6"6"? He (Studd) was taller than Fred Dryer, who was supposed to be 6'6" on an episode of Hunter.

If you think Fred Dryer is 6'6", how tall do you think these guys are.
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I saw Matuszak in a record store in the mid-1980s when I was 16 and around 6'3". He looked about 6'7". There's another pic where Dryer looks a little closer in height to Matuszak Click Here Dryer and Fanning are standing on grass so Fanning's cleats have probably sunk a bit in the turf. Dryer is likely at least 6'5" though since compared to other sports, NFL listings are usually close to reality - except for Ernie Ladd - and definitely so in recent years.
Kunoichi said on 22/Jun/15
To the recently issued Japan magazine, interview four years ago of Bill Eadie will be found. When Eadie was talking to him in the previous year to die of Andre, Andre seems to have been told his height that it is 7 feet 2 inches. It is I think the meaning of the time of the height rather than the height of the peak.
I do not agree that the height of Andre that's 7 feet 2 inches, but I think that it is interesting story. Perhaps I guess Bill Eadie know the correct Andre's height .
er4smiths said on 21/Jun/15
@62B - I wouldn't want you to be the eye witness of a crime!
JT didn't post any non accurate pictures. Quite the contrary actually.
You can't argue facts.
62B said on 21/Jun/15
As far as your pictures go. I believe the first one in the Rams uniform is Mike Fanning also supposed to be 6'6". While he does appear to be taller than Dryer, he is likely wearing cleats, which would give him a significant footwear advantage. That same picture if they were both barefoot would look different. I have no clue who the "trucker" guy in the picture is, but they are obviously in weird costumes, who knows if there is a footwear difference.
62B said on 21/Jun/15
RoelC says on 20/Jun/15
62B says on 18/Jun/15
So you "know" Studd was no more than 6"6"? He (Studd) was taller than Fred Dryer, who was supposed to be 6'6" on an episode of Hunter.

If you think Fred Dryer is 6'6", how tall do you think these guys are.
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I never said Dryer was 6'6". I said that's what he is supposed to be, I have never seen him in person, or Studd for that matter. I did physically bump into Andre, and was able to seize him up in 1988. He was about 6'10.5" at that time, maybe even 6'11". JT likes to act like he knows exact heights of people he has never seen in person, and use pictures that don't show accurate comparisons like he did with the Fred Dreyer screen shot and use them as some kind of irrefutable proof. I really don't care how tall Andre was at his peak height, I just have a good idea of how tall he was when I saw him.
RoelC said on 20/Jun/15
62B says on 18/Jun/15
So you "know" Studd was no more than 6"6"? He (Studd) was taller than Fred Dryer, who was supposed to be 6'6" on an episode of Hunter.

If you think Fred Dryer is 6'6", how tall do you think these guys are.
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RoelC said on 20/Jun/15
Aaronious says on 17/Jun/15
JT, Studd is the exact same height as Rick Barry, his shoulders sit lower, because he has a bigger height, but the top of his head is the same exact height as barry, nailing him at 6'7". you are such a downgrading hater on everyone, its rediculous!

Studd is clearly shorter than Barry, unless you count his poofy hair (which apparently you seemed to have done). Click Here

Studd's eyelevel is easily 1 inch below Barry's. Studd would need to have a Frankenstein-shaped head if he is the exact same height as Barry.
er4smiths said on 20/Jun/15
@JT - thank you for seeing the forest for the trees! I can't believe how many people buy into the WWE lies of height and weight. It's all a work folks! Just like wrestling isn't real neither are the bigger than life made up sizes of the superstars. Roddy Piper was NEVER 6'1" or taller - and he hasn't lost 4-5 inches in height. That is basically unheard of with the very rare exception.
It's obvious Fred Dryer is taller than Studd. I give Studd 6'5" tops - which goes to show that Andre was NEVER 7ft tall.
62B said on 19/Jun/15
JT says on 18/Jun/15
62B says on 18/Jun/15
....So you "know" Studd was no more than 6"6"? He (Studd) was taller than Fred Dryer, who was supposed to be 6'6" on an episode of Hunter.

Really? Then post the pics or screen caps to prove your point. I’ve seen the episode and there’s no good point to compare heights. This is about the best there is. Click Here

You chose to screen shot when they were on a hill with Dryer on the higher ground. You are right where its hard to get a great comparison from a screen shot, but in their fight scene on level ground Studd looked taller.
62B said on 19/Jun/15
62B says on 18/Jun/15
....So you "know" Studd was no more than 6"6"? He (Studd) was taller than Fred Dryer, who was supposed to be 6'6" on an episode of Hunter.

Really? Then post the pics or screen caps to prove your point. I’ve seen the episode and there’s no good point to compare heights. This is about the best there is. Click Here
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How long did it take you to search for the one shot that Makes Dryer appear taller?
Aaronious said on 18/Jun/15
typo correction from a previous post:

JT, Studd is the exact same height as Rick Barry, his shoulders sit lower, because he has a bigger head, but the top of his head is the same exact height as barry, nailing him at 6'7". you are such a downgrading hater on everyone, its rediculous!
Aaronious said on 18/Jun/15
JT, Piper was a golden gloves boxer back in the day, and he was measured at 6'1.5" by a legitimate boxing commission, FYI, so much for your 'weak 6'1"' theory.
JT said on 18/Jun/15
62B says on 18/Jun/15
....So you "know" Studd was no more than 6"6"? He (Studd) was taller than Fred Dryer, who was supposed to be 6'6" on an episode of Hunter.

Really? Then post the pics or screen caps to prove your point. I’ve seen the episode and there’s no good point to compare heights. This is about the best there is. Click Here

Rick Barry was 6’7” tops and had Studd by probably more than one inch considering Studd is closer to the camera. Click Here Click Here Barry is wearing tennis shoes.

Bill Fralic was referred to as both 6’4.5” and 6.5” Click Here One of the dumbest moves WWF did was allowing Studd and Fralic to be on the same platform.
Chaz said on 18/Jun/15
Click Here if you want a 6'6'' Wepner you need a 6'5''+ Bugner I dont see an 1'' let alone 2.5''.
62B said on 18/Jun/15
JT says on 16/Jun/15
Click Here Mulligan’s definitely shorter than John Studd, who we know was no more than 6’6” given how he measured up next to real athletes like Rick Barry and Bill Fralic. Mulligan didn't measure up too well with Bundy either Click Here and Studd had Bundy by around 3 inches.

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So you "know" Studd was no more than 6"6"? He (Studd) was taller than Fred Dryer, who was supposed to be 6'6" on an episode of Hunter.
Aaronious said on 17/Jun/15
JT, Studd is the exact same height as Rick Barry, his shoulders sit lower, because he has a bigger height, but the top of his head is the same exact height as barry, nailing him at 6'7". you are such a downgrading hater on everyone, its rediculous!
62B said on 17/Jun/15
Chaz says on 16/Jun/15
YAN11 says on 13/Jun/15
JT says on 11/Jun/15
Chaz says on 9/Jun/15
All 3 are massive so we don't need any fanacy land exaggerations,A real 6'5'' man or woman would come under the nose,not up the eyes,if he was 7' or over
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Camera angles can be funny, here is the same Wepner/Andre pic showing Wepner under Andre's nose, even though Andre's head is tilted down.

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62B said on 17/Jun/15
Chaz says on 14/Jun/15
Jim Harris was billed the same height as Hogan,and Barefoot Harris was not much shorter,and he had no more than 2-2.5'' on Big Daddy in the UK,so you can forget Hogan being over 6'5'' all these other so called 6'5'' guys like Snake ,Windham are at best a weak 6'4'' no way are they taller than Pat Roach,that is Fantacy land,and as you can see from what JT posted Wepner himself say's he's 6'5'',and If Joe Bugger is only the 6'3.5''that he was billed for the fight and not the full 6'4'' he sometimes says then you can forget Wepner being over 6'4.5''.

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Funny how you think you know peoples exact heights that you have never even seen in person. Also funny you are now trying to put Wepner shorter than even he claims, yet most places if you google put him at the 6'5" he claims or even as tall as 6'5.5", not to mention completely ignoring a mug shot that puts him at 6'6". Funniest thing though is you wanting to forget your own math put Andre at 7'0.5"
JT said on 16/Jun/15
Click Here Mulligan’s definitely shorter than John Studd, who we know was no more than 6’6” given how he measured up next to real athletes like Rick Barry and Bill Fralic. Mulligan didn't measure up too well with Bundy either Click Here and Studd had Bundy by around 3 inches.
Chaz said on 16/Jun/15
YAN11 says on 13/Jun/15
JT says on 11/Jun/15
Chaz says on 9/Jun/15
62B, Wepner was not much taller than Joe Bugner so you can forget anything over 6'5'' and the center point on Andre's face is just over the tip of he's nose,so Wepner should be under the nose,just like Hogan should of been and Chris Taylor,all real 6'4-5'' men should be under he's nose if he was realy 7'+ he's 2'' too short,to have been 7'.
Can we stop trying to fool people with this garbage? Yes Wepner came up to Andre's nose, but what you all conveniently like to leave out or not mention is the FACT that Andre's heads and face were over 1.5 times the size of a normal mans. So simply put, if you come up to Andre's nose, then that's not 5 inches to the top like our heads, that is 8-9 inches minimum more!! I cannot believe there are people who are oblivious to this, if you come up to Shaq's shoulders you would come up to Andre's mouth or nose and they were roughly the same height.

Stop talking rubish we have allready worked out Andre's Face just under 12'' same with he's hands just under 10'' and same with he's shoe size about a us 18,

All 3 are massive so we don't need any fanacy land exaggerations,A real 6'5'' man or woman would come under the nose,not up the eyes,if he was 7' or over.
joe 193cm night said on 15/Jun/15
Chaz says on 14 / Jun / 15
Rob, remember you mentioned that hulk hogan started very young pedeu height
Chaz said on 14/Jun/15
Jim Harris was billed the same height as Hogan,and Barefoot Harris was not much shorter,and he had no more than 2-2.5'' on Big Daddy in the UK,so you can forget Hogan being over 6'5'' all these other so called 6'5'' guys like Snake ,Windham are at best a weak 6'4'' no way are they taller than Pat Roach,that is Fantacy land,and as you can see from what JT posted Wepner himself say's he's 6'5'',and If Joe Bugger is only the 6'3.5''that he was billed for the fight and not the full 6'4'' he sometimes says then you can forget Wepner being over 6'4.5''.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Jun/15
Danimal says on 12/Jun/15

It's interesting how you're chopping a full inch off both of their heights to suit your agenda.


You´re not worth it, you never brought up real evidence, only your usual fanboy crap year for year.
RYAN11 said on 13/Jun/15
JT says on 11/Jun/15
Chaz says on 9/Jun/15
62B, Wepner was not much taller than Joe Bugner so you can forget anything over 6'5'' and the center point on Andre's face is just over the tip of he's nose,so Wepner should be under the nose,just like Hogan should of been and Chris Taylor,all real 6'4-5'' men should be under he's nose if he was realy 7'+ he's 2'' too short,to have been 7'.
Can we stop trying to fool people with this garbage? Yes Wepner came up to Andre's nose, but what you all conveniently like to leave out or not mention is the FACT that Andre's heads and face were over 1.5 times the size of a normal mans. So simply put, if you come up to Andre's nose, then that's not 5 inches to the top like our heads, that is 8-9 inches minimum more!! I cannot believe there are people who are oblivious to this, if you come up to Shaq's shoulders you would come up to Andre's mouth or nose and they were roughly the same height.
Danimal said on 12/Jun/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 6/Jun/15
pablo77bar says on 5/Jun/15
6Ft 5.25 with Khali :
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6ft 5 with Andre :
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Solid 6´5"-6´5.5" Bob Windham + about 1 inch footwear-advantage with a younger Andre
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Old Bob Windham with his 6´4" Son Barry Windham
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It's interesting how you're chopping a full inch off both of their heights to suit your agenda.
Capt. Nobody said on 11/Jun/15
JT says on 11/Jun/15
Chaz says on 9/Jun/15
62B, Wepner was not much taller than Joe Bugner so you can forget anything over 6'5'' and the center point on Andre's face is just over the tip of he's nose,so Wepner should be under the nose,just like Hogan should of been and Chris Taylor,all real 6'4-5'' men should be under he's nose if he was realy 7'+ he's 2'' too short,to have been 7'.

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You're forgetting something, Andre's face being compared to almost anyone is like comparing apples to oranges. Where does Chris Taylor come up to on a "normal" sized head when brought up to Andre's height?

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And as for Wepner, what is the relative footwear in that face to face shot? If it's good for the goose it's good for the gander as they say. Lets see the feet!

Here's a quickie comparison with Andre's head up with a comparison of Wepners own head size facing back at him:

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Now, what's the footwear difference here? If Wepner has a "normal" head size it might just put him under the nose in that shot. On a normal head of course.
JT said on 11/Jun/15
Chaz says on 9/Jun/15
62B, Wepner was not much taller than Joe Bugner so you can forget anything over 6'5'' and the center point on Andre's face is just over the tip of he's nose,so Wepner should be under the nose,just like Hogan should of been and Chris Taylor,all real 6'4-5'' men should be under he's nose if he was realy 7'+ he's 2'' too short,to have been 7'.

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62B said on 11/Jun/15
Chaz, I simply can't go by pictures, for one they can easily be misleading, but also because I know better. My experience with Andre in the Milwaukee airport really happened. I was able to size him up, I have seen a few people near his height up close, and even one taller. The kid that was at my house the other day is a great example. He was built very similar to Andre, just a few inches shorter and he just didn't have Andres sheer overall size. I know this kid was about 6'9" maybe a tick over, because I could look where his head was on the top door trim, and I could measure. I also know the Andre I saw was definitely taller than this kid. So unless Andre didn't loose any height at all by 1988 I feel 7' is a good number for a peak height.
Kunoichi said on 10/Jun/15
Kimara2's real name was Benjamin Peacock,he was another porson James Harris.
Kimara2,or Giant kamara's height was billed at 6'1".
He was very funny wrestler.Click Here
johnminton said on 10/Jun/15
when andre teams with baba against kamala and abdullah the butcher you can see clearly that baba was defo taller than 6'6 like some claim here kamala said recently that he was not 6'7 but 6'4 back then and baba dwarfed him ann andre looked to have about 4" on baba.also there is a match between 7'2 big ron studd and warlord on youtube studd in yetis corner looks to be at least 6'7.and jake roberts on the funeral palour 1992 looks only an inch shorter than 6'8 undertaker i know jake is 6'5 but this is why height can be decieving at times
JT said on 9/Jun/15
62B says on 9/Jun/15
Actually I was mistaken. It is the front shot that puts Wepner at just over 6'6", and it looks more like maybe 4.5" to 4.75" from his eyes to the top of his head. It still puts Andre at right around 7'. I don't know whats up with the profile mug shot, it makes Wepner look almost 80"

That’s b/c the camera is below the level of the head. When comparing the person to objects behind him (a height chart, cinder block wall, etc.), the lower camera angle makes the person appear taller than he really is Click Here Ideally the camera should be raised to the level of the top of the head Click Here which isn’t always done in mugshots.

Like Hogan, Wepner was right around Andre's eye level, with the top of Andre's head roughly 5 inches above that.
62B said on 9/Jun/15
JT says on 6/Jun/15

When you see what legit 7’0” looks like with a 6’5” guy Click Here that’s not exactly the mirror image of Andre standing next to Wepner, Hogan, etc.

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Apparently Kobe said himself that he was only 6'4, and seeing how Wepner looks to be a fraction over 6'6" I don't see how you think that picture is a good comparison.

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Chaz said on 9/Jun/15
62B, Wepner was not much taller than Joe Bugner so you can forget anything over 6'5'' and the center point on Andre's face is just over the tip of he's nose,so Wepner should be under the nose,just like Hogan should of been and Chris Taylor,all real 6'4-5'' men should be under he's nose if he was realy 7'+ he's 2'' too short,to have been 7'.
62B said on 9/Jun/15
Actually I was mistaken. It is the front shot that puts Wepner at just over 6'6", and it looks more like maybe 4.5" to 4.75" from his eyes to the top of his head. It still puts Andre at right around 7'. I don't know whats up with the profile mug shot, it makes Wepner look almost 80"
Oanh said on 8/Jun/15
Frank R says on 1/Jun/15
At his "healthiest" Andre was 7'4", but he lost height as his health failed. He started to become "hunched over" in his late 30s and he gradually lost fractions of an inch of height every year until he died at age 46 in 1993. The fact that he had an injured leg and he had to rely on crutches made him look even shorter than he actually was in the last year of his life.

While I used to believe that Andre was 7'4", the evidence doesn't suggest it. At best, I see 7'0.5"...but he could look close to 7'4" with the afro and boots on.
62B said on 8/Jun/15
Here is a screen shot of the mug shot I was talking about

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62B said on 8/Jun/15
JT says on 6/Jun/15

In a non-controlled setting, he didn’t look quite so tall Click Here Click Here IIRC 6’5” Wepner and sportswriters covering the event estimated Andre at 6’9-6’10”.
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Funny thing about the video you posted JT. I has a profile mugshot off Wepner clearly being 6'6.5", and his face being 12", 6" from eye level to the top of his head. The piture you posted shows Wepner at best the top of his head level with Andre's eyes. Pretty safe to say that if there is 6" from Wepners eyes to the top of his head there is at least the same for Andre. Even if Wepner is wearing shoes in his mugshot and is really 6'5" that still puts Andre no shorter than 6'11". Anybody thats ever had the pleasure of going to jail though can tell you they make you take your shoes off. I also think its pretty obvious Andre has a bigger head than Wepner.
Capt. Nobody said on 7/Jun/15
JT says on 6/Jun/15
Any Andre promo (video or photo) where we can’t see his footwear or the ground is not reliable. We know he’d stand on his tip toes and we know he’d stand on boxes or crates. Since his cowboy boots were custom made to make him look as tall as he could be, we don’t even know how much extra boost he got from them.

In a non-controlled setting, he didn’t look quite so tall Click Here Click Here IIRC 6’5” Wepner and sportswriters covering the event estimated Andre at 6’9-6’10”.

When you see what legit 7’0” looks like with a 6’5” guy Click Here that’s not exactly the mirror image of Andre standing next to Wepner, Hogan, etc.

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So, where's the footwear on that Wepner shot?
Danimal said on 7/Jun/15
Boss says on 25/May/15
Hogan was at least 6'5" but with lifts inside his boots would appear 6'6 peak barefoot.

There is 0 proof that Hogan wore inner lifts at his peak. He was a legit tall man (close enough to 6'6").
Danimal said on 7/Jun/15
Boss says on 5/Jun/15
Andre 1971 in Europe at age 24. He gives 2.14m for his height and 171kg for his weight.

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Which comes out to 7'0.25", which I believe he was at his absolute peak, which btw was the same height that Big Show was at HIS peak (around 7'0.5" in the WCW).
62B said on 6/Jun/15
Darth Nihilus says on 5/Jun/15
Excuse me but Andre The Giant is never 7 feet tall. Take a look on this pic for example where he stands in front of Hogan who stood 6'7" at his peak. Click Here There are only 3 inches height difference. So 6'10" is Andre's height. Nothing more
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Good grief
JT said on 6/Jun/15
Any Andre promo (video or photo) where we can’t see his footwear or the ground is not reliable. We know he’d stand on his tip toes and we know he’d stand on boxes or crates. Since his cowboy boots were custom made to make him look as tall as he could be, we don’t even know how much extra boost he got from them.

In a non-controlled setting, he didn’t look quite so tall Click Here Click Here IIRC 6’5” Wepner and sportswriters covering the event estimated Andre at 6’9-6’10”.

When you see what legit 7’0” looks like with a 6’5” guy Click Here that’s not exactly the mirror image of Andre standing next to Wepner, Hogan, etc.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Jun/15
pablo77bar says on 5/Jun/15
6Ft 5.25 with Khali :
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6ft 5 with Andre :
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Solid 6´5"-6´5.5" Bob Windham + about 1 inch footwear-advantage with a younger Andre
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Old Bob Windham with his 6´4" Son Barry Windham
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Oanh said on 6/Jun/15
Darth Nihilus says on 5/Jun/15
Excuse me but Andre The Giant is never 7 feet tall. Take a look on this pic for example where he stands in front of Hogan who stood 6'7" at his peak. Click Here There are only 3 inches height difference. So 6'10" is Andre's height. Nothing more.

This was taken at WM3 in 1987 when Andre was not at his peak height anymore. He was already breaking down...this is well known. His posture was never good even in his younger years, and by WM3 it was bad. Andre was 7' at his peak...about 6'11" in 1987.
Darth Nihilus said on 5/Jun/15
Excuse me but Andre The Giant is never 7 feet tall. Take a look on this pic for example where he stands in front of Hogan who stood 6'7" at his peak. Click Here There are only 3 inches height difference. So 6'10" is Andre's height. Nothing more.
62B said on 5/Jun/15
just had a monster of a kid come to my house to help my daughter move. Massive man, claimed he was 7'. I knew he wasn't based on doorways, but I still put him about 6'9" stocking foot, and about 370/375 lbs. The Andre I saw was about 2" taller than this guy and probably close 200 lbs heavier. Andre was truly a giant that could make other giants look small.
Capt. Nobody said on 5/Jun/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 4/Jun/15
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Tryed a scale from a comparable angle, lense was around 6´5".
Putting Arnold in footwear at 6´2" is as close as it gets,
Andre comes out at 7´1" in cowboyboots there wich gave between 5-6cm.

1984 Andre was around 6´11" /210-211cm barefoot there,
anything less doesn´t fit with Wilt who would come out about 7´2" in footwear if he stood straight.

I agree Andre gave a 6´9 impression early nineties due to posture,
but would still measure 6´10" standing straight in 1991.

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Finding as good a shot of Andre standing as straight as possible is still key. Other than the weight scale shot I still haven't seen a comparable image.

I was searching around for stuff and came across thetallestman.com's site and saw an interesting discussion on their forum. Apparently not too long ago they had a meeting of the giants so to speak and some of the tallest men and women in the world were there. They were measured and many of them came out shorter than expected and it's likely due to posture and the shrinking throughout the day talked about on this forum many times:

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On the bottom of that page there is an example of the kind of role posture can play. Look familiar?
Capt. Nobody said on 5/Jun/15
Boss says on 2/Jun/15
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A ruler in scale with Andre's agreed upon head length? Blasphemy!!! haha.
pablo77bar said on 5/Jun/15
6Ft 5.25 with Khali :
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6ft 5 with Andre :
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pablo77bar said on 5/Jun/15
And also we can't see but looks like that Andre is using a walking stick.So he's dropping some height
pablo77bar said on 5/Jun/15
By the video of Jake the Snake ( Who was strong 6ft 5,nothing less and nowdays is at least 6ft 4.25) ,Andre has more than 4inches.I think 5 inches it's ok so anything below 6ft 10.25 for andre in the early 90's it's a joke.
Boss said on 5/Jun/15
Andre 1971 in Europe at age 24. He gives 2.14m for his height and 171kg for his weight.

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johnminton said on 5/Jun/15
andre is on crutches with 6'5 jake roberts look at the shoulder gifference because andre by this time was very stooped a good 8" in the shoulder difference
mrtguy said on 4/Jun/15
Rob, why do you have Andre listed at 7 feet, when 6'11'' listed Big Show is nearer the mark than Andre.
Oanh said on 4/Jun/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 4/Jun/15
Click Here Andre 6´5" Jake Roberts 1991

A broken-down Andre has about 5-6" on Jake...so that puts him at 6'10" or slightly more in '91.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 4/Jun/15
Click Here Andre 6´5" Jake Roberts 1991
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 4/Jun/15
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Tryed a scale from a comparable angle, lense was around 6´5".
Putting Arnold in footwear at 6´2" is as close as it gets,
Andre comes out at 7´1" in cowboyboots there wich gave between 5-6cm.

1984 Andre was around 6´11" /210-211cm barefoot there,
anything less doesn´t fit with Wilt who would come out about 7´2" in footwear if he stood straight.

I agree Andre gave a 6´9 impression early nineties due to posture,
but would still measure 6´10" standing straight in 1991.
Gretz said on 4/Jun/15
I haven`t commented here in about 4 years.But a lot of new video has shown up,that Andre in his prime.If you look at video from 1971 to 1975,is 7'0 to 7"1 no problem.Go back and look at the early video,tell me he is 6'10 and I have to laugh!
62B said on 4/Jun/15
Frank R says on 1/Jun/15
At his "healthiest" Andre was 7'4", but he lost height as his health failed

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Your talking about a 5" or more loss by 1987, and then maybe what another 1" or more by 1993!? That's just not realistic. 7' is a good number for Andre's peak height, its within a half inch in either direction.
Kunoichi said on 3/Jun/15
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Andre and Baba in 1990.
johnminton said on 2/Jun/15
just take your time and read what it says anyway i dont know how any one with half a brain puts andre 6'10-11 peak when he lost at least 2.5" of structure height by the 90s which wud put him at 6'7.5 6'8.5" yet he was taller than the land of the giants and not tyler mane but the other wrestler claims 7ft and baba had to be at least 6'8 so andre peak his tallest has to be in the 7'1-3" range
JT said on 2/Jun/15
Frank R says on 1/Jun/15
At his "healthiest" Andre was 7'4", but he lost height as his health failed. He started to become "hunched over" in his late 30s and he gradually lost fractions of an inch of height every year until he died at age 46 in 1993. The fact that he had an injured leg and he had to rely on crutches made him look even shorter than he actually was in the last year of his life.

Yes, and self-proclaimed 6'5" Chuck Wepner was really 6'11" Click Here Andre looked no more than around 6'9" by 1991 Click Here Click Here (at ~17:00) as Big Boss Man was around 6'4'.
Boss said on 2/Jun/15
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Frank R said on 1/Jun/15
At his "healthiest" Andre was 7'4", but he lost height as his health failed. He started to become "hunched over" in his late 30s and he gradually lost fractions of an inch of height every year until he died at age 46 in 1993. The fact that he had an injured leg and he had to rely on crutches made him look even shorter than he actually was in the last year of his life.
Danimal said on 27/May/15
johnminton says on 25/May/15
andre 6'9.5 ha ha er4smiths so he was .5" shorter than nash and 3" shorter than paul white ha he was bigger than both and wilt was 7'1 abdre was only1" shorter just after surgery he was 7.5" taller than hogan peak 7ft plus no doubt

It's almost impossible to understand what you typed. It hurt my eyes to try and make sense of it.
Monkey Harris said on 25/May/15
I have Andre as 6'11 peak, just an inch shorter than a peak Big Show.

I do think Hogan lost hight over the years but cannot see him much taller than 6'5. Did Hogan wear custom made boots vs Andre? I doubt it as Vince was always keen for Andre to appear taller than he really was.
Boss said on 25/May/15
Hogan was at least 6'5" but with lifts inside his boots would appear 6'6 peak barefoot. Hogan stated he was 6'7" and Andre was half a foot taller than him when they first met. We know he's not 6'7" but 6'5"-6'6". Hogan had thicker heeled ring gear than Andre and better posture which has to be accounted for a comparison. Hogan supposedly wore internal lifts so comparing him becomes even more difficult and add his extreme height loss to the mix and again more difficult.
johnminton said on 25/May/15
andre 6'9.5 ha ha er4smiths so he was .5" shorter than nash and 3" shorter than paul white ha he was bigger than both and wilt was 7'1 abdre was only1" shorter just after surgery he was 7.5" taller than hogan peak 7ft plus no doubt
Iconjj said on 25/May/15
ReturnofG says on 19/May/15
I think most evidence points to a 7'1.5-2 Andre prime.
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I think most evidence does not.... We have proven on here time and time and time again that maybe the most you're going to get for Andre is under 7'0, and 7 even is stretching it. I think 6'9 prime is horse****, but to be honest 7'1 7'2 is just as much horse**** as that. Nobody in their right mind is giving Andre more than 5 or 6 inches over 6'5 Hogan. Let's be realistic here.
62B said on 24/May/15
@RYAN11 - honestly not trying to be rude dude - but you are just plain wrong.
You kill me with your horrible observation skills. But your posts are always great for
a good laugh. Andre peak was at least 2 inches shorter than Wilt Chamberlain 7'.05" WITH CUSTOM COWBOY BOOTS ON. Hogan was 5" shorter AT BEST than Andre. Andre at most was 6'9.5" peak. Looking forward to more of your nonsense garbage..

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While I also do not believe Andre was 7'1" or 7'2". I can tell you he was 6'10.5" to 6'11" in 1987/1988 when he stood tall. So 6'9.5" peak is just as wrong.
Capt. Nobody said on 24/May/15
er4smiths says on 22/May/15
@RYAN11 - honestly not trying to be rude dude - but you are just plain wrong.
You kill me with your horrible observation skills. But your posts are always great for
a good laugh. Andre peak was at least 2 inches shorter than Wilt Chamberlain 7'.05" WITH CUSTOM COWBOY BOOTS ON. Hogan was 5" shorter AT BEST than Andre. Andre at most was 6'9.5" peak. Looking forward to more of your nonsense garbage..

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Look again, Andre is technically taller than Wilt in some shots when his head is up:

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Also, don't forget Wilt is wearing boots too. Not as thick as Andre but at most maybe 1.5 inches less, probably more realistically closer to an inch less.
Boss said on 24/May/15
er4smiths says on 22/May/15
@RYAN11 - honestly not trying to be rude dude - but you are just plain wrong.
You kill me with your horrible observation skills. But your posts are always great for
a good laugh. Andre peak was at least 2 inches shorter than Wilt Chamberlain 7'.05" WITH CUSTOM COWBOY BOOTS ON. Hogan was 5" shorter AT BEST than Andre. Andre at most was 6'9.5" peak. Looking forward to more of your nonsense garbage..

Wilt has on heeled boots as well in them pics with Andre and has better posture than Andre. Andre's cowboy boots give a 1.8" height boost and Wilt's boots give at 1" height boost as they do have a decent sized heel. The only reason they are CUSTOM BOOTS is because they are size 22. Wilt was measured at 7'1". If 6'5"-6'6" Hogan looks 5 inches shorter with around a 1 inch in ring boot advantage over Andre that we can see and much better posture than Andre. Andre was taller in comparison to Hogan in 1979 than he was in 1987. Also, Hogan was said to be 6'5" but McMahon bought him a 1000 robe and wrestling boots with lifts inside so they could bill him taller.Click Here
Danimal said on 24/May/15
JT says on 3/May/15
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Click Here Piper was maybe a weak 6’1” prime

And sadly Piper is around 5'8" today.
Danimal said on 24/May/15
Jeff Holcomb says on 18/May/15
His autopsy said he was 6'11. Which means in his youth he was probably slightly over 7'00 in his prime.

No it didn't. There is 0 evidence of any autopsy report stating he was 6'11".
Danimal said on 24/May/15
ReturnofG says on 19/May/15
I think most evidence points to a 7'1.5-2 Andre prime.

I've been on this site for 10.5 years and I would say with confidence that most evidence points to a peak height of 6'11.5"-7'0.5" for Andre. He began to lose height in the 1980's as his body began to betray him and break down.
Boss said on 23/May/15
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Boss said on 23/May/15
From LA Times on Andre's death.

Andre was born in Grenoble, France, spoke fluent French and wolfed down seven-course gourmet meals as though they were appetizers. He washed it all down with vats of expensive Burgundy but, in the end, his own country could not accommodate him.

The phone call, from France, rang at the Ellerbe ranch. The voice insisted there was not a crematorium large enough to handle The Giant, who was 6 feet 10 and 555 pounds when he died.

Could someone please come get The Giant?

Jackie Bernard, a longtime friend who lived at the ranch with her husband, Frenchy, flew overseas to arrange transport of Andre’s body back home to North Carolina.
62B said on 23/May/15
RYAN11 says on 21/May/15
ReturnofG says on 19/May/15
I think most evidence points to a 7'1.5-2 Andre prime.
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Personally I think you are being a little to generous. I believe 7' to 7'05" is more likely, I just don't think even Andre would have lost 3" in height by age 40. I estimated him at 6'10 1/2" to 6'11 in 1988, and that was before noon standing as tall as he could. still by far the largest over all man I have ever seen, and second tallest. I figure Andre lost 1" to 1 1/2" by 1988, although his ever worsening posture could make it look like he lost more than he really did.
er4smiths said on 22/May/15
@RYAN11 - honestly not trying to be rude dude - but you are just plain wrong.
You kill me with your horrible observation skills. But your posts are always great for
a good laugh. Andre peak was at least 2 inches shorter than Wilt Chamberlain 7'.05" WITH CUSTOM COWBOY BOOTS ON. Hogan was 5" shorter AT BEST than Andre. Andre at most was 6'9.5" peak. Looking forward to more of your nonsense garbage..
RYAN11 said on 21/May/15
ReturnofG says on 19/May/15
I think most evidence points to a 7'1.5-2 Andre prime.
Finally some sensability on here as opposed to the usual nonsense garbage people post saying he was never over 6'10-11". Yes, at his crippled state in death he likely measured a hair under 6'11", after back surgeries and the excessive weight he had fluxuating between 500-600lbs in his last 5-10 years alive his spine compressed and collapsed somewhat. He was obviously 7'1-2" tall at his peak, billed at 7'4" because like with most wrestlers back then they upped their height anywhere from 1-3 inches. Like Hogan, who was by all accounts 6'7" and got billed at 6'8-9" by the WWf in the eighties, then after loosing some height by the WCW days he was actually around 6'6" and got billed at 6'7". Alaways remember folks, Andre's head was twice the size of a normal head and face, so if someone came up to his mouth at 6'4-5" there was still another 10" at least to the top of his giant head.
RP said on 20/May/15
Jeff Holcomb...I've also heard those exact same Andre autopsy reports/rumors. What I've always read & been told was that Andre's Autopsy report has him at 82.75" (6'10.75") & his bloated body weighed 537 lbs. I just wish that that there was a way to 100% confirm this. However after the new HIPPA privacy act that went into effect in 1996, all of Andre's medical info & autopsy info has been sealed & kept private by his family. And all you guys that want to scream only 6'10" & 6'9.75" at the end of his career! Think about this...really heavy people's spine & hip gertle compress & settle about 1/2" from their laying measurements to their standing measurements. So, it is more than likely if 500 lbs Andre was 6'10.75" laying flat & would then settle to 6'10" when on his feet. And I've also always heard that Andre also lost about 1" in height after his mid 1980's back surgery. So, I think we all can agree that at the end of Andre's career he was 6'10" to 6'10.75" & fluctuated from 490-530 plus pounds. And during his physical prime he was 6'11" to 7'0" & 440-480 lbs.
johnminton said on 20/May/15
andre was clearly taller than kane taker sid studd nash we dont need comparasions we just need 20 20 vision the man was clearly over 7ft plus in the 70s about 7ft with wilt his weight and back buckling knees are all clear factors aropund 6'11 at death was way taller than baba in 1990 and 91 and he was at least 6'8 7'4 too high 6'9-10 too low andre had to be in 6'11-7'2 mark in his career he would have been 69 yesterday happy birthday boss all the guys up there with you
ReturnofG said on 19/May/15
I think most evidence points to a 7'1.5-2 Andre prime.
er4smiths said on 19/May/15
@Jeff Holcomb - prove it.
Jeff Holcomb said on 18/May/15
His autopsy said he was 6'11. Which means in his youth he was probably slightly over 7'00 in his prime.
Boss said on 16/May/15
Capt. Nobody says on 8/May/15
Boss says on 5/May/15
Here is how they do measurements. Andre at 74" or 6'2 comes to the base or bottom of his collar not the top. Making him at least 7' or more.
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Boss still fighting the good fight. haha.

So I guess the trick now is to guess where the bottom of his collar and top reach to and factoring a 12 inch or so head you have a measurement of some sort as a high end vs. low end figure.

Yes my friend, This is Andre's prime with good posture. The measurements are obviously real and its hard to argue with actual measurements. Andre was 6'2 to the base or bottom of collar as shown in the tailor pics. Add his head plus some neck and you have his actual peak height.
Boss said on 13/May/15
Andre's 74" measurement would put him at very least 7' peak but posters here will argue with actual measurements.
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Boss said on 9/May/15
Chaz says on 8/May/15
Boss says on 7/May/15
Yes Chaz, we have seen his measurements. The 74" measurement is taken from the base or bottom of collar as shown in link pics not the top as you say. Andre at 74" would be 6'2" to the bottom of his collar. You still have his head and some neck to measure.

Yes and he's chin comes 1.5'' below that line,Look at the face to face photo with Hogan? and He's face is just under 12''

His chin doesn't come below that line unless his head was tilted down. His head is over 12 inches long.
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62B said on 9/May/15
Chaz says on 8/May/15

Yes and he's chin comes 1.5'' below that line,Look at the face to face photo with Hogan? and He's face is just under 12''

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So even if you are right then 6'2"plus 10.5" equals what? 7'05". If you are talking about the profile pic of Hogan and andre from the late 70's, the bottom of Andre's chin looks closer to even with the base of his neck to me.
62B said on 9/May/15
Here is a tailor site explaining how to measure for a suit. Scroll down to 15 for how to take full back length. Looks like you would have to add Andre's entire neck and head to the 6'2". How long did you think Andre's head was again Chaz?

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Chaz said on 8/May/15
Boss says on 7/May/15
Yes Chaz, we have seen his measurements. The 74" measurement is taken from the base or bottom of collar as shown in link pics not the top as you say. Andre at 74" would be 6'2" to the bottom of his collar. You still have his head and some neck to measure.

Yes and he's chin comes 1.5'' below that line,Look at the face to face photo with Hogan? and He's face is just under 12''
Capt. Nobody said on 8/May/15
Boss says on 5/May/15
Here is how they do measurements. Andre at 74" or 6'2 comes to the base or bottom of his collar not the top. Making him at least 7' or more.
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Boss still fighting the good fight. haha.

So I guess the trick now is to guess where the bottom of his collar and top reach to and factoring a 12 inch or so head you have a measurement of some sort as a high end vs. low end figure.
er4smiths said on 7/May/15
@Chaz - thank you!! I was hoping someone would point out the obvious! I still can't get over how people can't see that Andre was never close to 7' tall
He was 6'10" peak AT BEST
Boss said on 7/May/15
Yes Chaz, we have seen his measurements. The 74" measurement is taken from the base or bottom of collar as shown in link pics not the top as you say. Andre at 74" would be 6'2" to the bottom of his collar. You still have his head and some neck to measure.
Boss said on 7/May/15
Also, back length measured from base or bottom of the collar not the top like some here are saying. So Andre's at 74" or 6'2 from the bottom of his collar to the floor. You still need to add his head.
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Chaz said on 7/May/15
Boss,stop living in a dream world,for a start the Photo of Haystacks and the small guy is the other way rownd,in the Haystacks Photo the small guy is nera the camara and the photo is taken from longer away,in the Andre one he's nera the camara and it's taken closer up,and we have seen the measurments he is 6'2'' to the collar,no way can he be over 6'9-10''at that time,
NCL said on 5/May/15
Credit to HeightcrazyRed6ft on the Hulk Hogan page for the following link

TIny Lister refers to Hulk as being 6'5" at 1:45 and Andre as 7'1" at about 4:40

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Boss said on 5/May/15
Andre in France 1968-69 at 2.14m.
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Andre young in Japan before he ever came to North America.
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Andre and Giant Haystacks with same guy.
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Andre comparison with Backlund and Gonzales both of known height and in prime. Andre as usual has worst posture of the 3.
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Andre with plenty more people of known height.
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Boss said on 5/May/15
Here is how they do measurements. Andre at 74" or 6'2 comes to the base or bottom of his collar not the top. Making him at least 7' or more.
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Boss said on 5/May/15
Andre himself says he's 2.14m while still in Europe which equals 7'0.25". He was said to be measured at 7'0.5" at age 22-23 while being diagnosed for his condition. I asked Andre's nephew Andre's height and he said Andre would always say 2.18m which is 7'1.5". Andre's trainer said he was measured at this height and there is an actual photo but too hard to tell for sure from photo but if he used that type of posture in alot of these pics we are all comparing, there would be no argument that he was at least 7' at his peak. Andre lost height over his career due to his condition, spinal and joint compression, surery where he had chunks of bone taken out as Terry Funk recalled of seeing the actual xray. Andre had poor posture and the largest head I've ever seen on a man with respect to Marice Tiller but Tiller was 5'8 not 7'. If Andre just lifted his head and showed the same posture as the person he's being compared to, the difference would be much more, like a couple inches. Andre was measured at 6'10 when he died in 1993 as they had to measure him too see if they could fit him into the crematorium and he was too big and Frenchy's wife Jackie had to fly over and bring him back to be cremated in USA. Also, the actual measurement was 6'10 .75" because the French crematorium can accommodate up to 6'10" person. Andre's head is 2-4 inches larger than the person in comparison. This makes say a basketball player look taller because of the longer legs. Their shoulders are going to appear higher in comparison but if Andre's head is 3 inches longer it will make up the difference but doesn't quite look normal. This is because Andre's proportions were anything but normal. Rob has it right for apeak Andre at 213cm or 7' as he does for the majority of the celebreties on this site. There are some posters on here who went out and bought tributes book and thought they had the inside track on some wrestlers. Remember in the same tribute he says Andre the giant and Ernie Ladd were the same height and photos and Ernie Ladd himself shot that down by saying "I'm 6'9 and Andre was taller than me by far".
JT said on 3/May/15
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Chaz says on 2/May/15
Boss says on 1/May/15
If Chris is correct on 74in from Andre's collar to floor is 6'2 without his head. Add his head and he's over 7'

No the back of the head from the collar to the top is shorter than the face, it makes him about 6'10''

The top of the jacket collar would definitely be well above the bottom of Andre's chin. Click Here Plus, the tailor is using a cloth tape measure and would be measuring curves, like the area from the shoulder blades up to the top of the collar, making the 74 inch “back length” longer vs. if the tailor were just measuring the straight-line vertical distance from the top of the collar down to the bottom of Andre’s pant leg. The tailor’s numbers are probably legit but it still could have been exaggerated if part of some wrestling promo, sort of like how Hogan’s biceps were measured at the magic “24 inches” on WWF Tuesday Night Titans when the end of the tape measure would have been cut to guarantee a 24 inch measurement.
singer5 said on 2/May/15
Good afternoon, Rob, i wonder if i can change my nickname. You see, i mistakenly
added my e-mail to my nickname. i wish only to use the nickname "singer5".
So if you will, please exclude the address part. Thanks, I truly enjoy the celebheights web site.
[Editor Rob: next time you make a comment remember to change it yourself to singer5 in the 'username' bit.]
Chaz said on 2/May/15
Boss says on 1/May/15
If Chris is correct on 74in from Andre's collar to floor is 6'2 without his head. Add his head and he's over 7'

No the back of the head from the collar to the top is shorter than the face, it makes him about 6'10''
singer5@att.net said on 2/May/15
hey fellas this is getting ridiculous. You guys are trying so hard to prove that Andre the Giant was shorter than 7ft that you are now micro-searching a tailors notes. Wow anything to impeach THee Giant. Just curious JT my friend, how tall do you think that Andre was? Anyways, this is a fantastic topic Cheers.
Boss said on 1/May/15
If Chris is correct on 74in from Andre's collar to floor is 6'2 without his head. Add his head and he's over 7'.
Oanh said on 1/May/15
badass says on 29/Apr/15
Why are people still trying to justify him being over 7 feet tall? It's abundantly OBVIOUS he was never even CLOSE to 7'4".

I am willing to bet money he was never over 7 foot barefoot in his entire career. Perhaps 6'11". I'd even go as low as 6'9". Have any of you ever been around large people? I've trained with Adam Scherr (who is 6'8" and some) and seeing him next to someone who is 6'2" is pretty awesome. Completely dwarfs him. Considering Hogan was maybe a 6'4" at his absolute peak, there is no remarkable height difference between the two. Andre isn't ridiculously taller than anyone 6'4" and up. 5 inches on that or so.

Yes, I agree, Andre was never 7'4". That was the height he was promoted at by the McMahons. That being said, he was close to 7 feet at his peak. Hogan was taller than 6'4" at his peak. He was 6'5.5-6'6".
Chaz said on 30/Apr/15
RoelC says on 28/Apr/15
JT says on 27/Apr/15
Click Here That’s about all I can do with it. The numbers look like 78, 23, 18, 44 and 64. Not sure if there is a number on top (maybe 48?). Since I think this was in Montreal, the tailor could have been using the metric system back then? The tailor most likely would not have measured Andre’s overall height as it would not be relevant for making a suit.

Chris mentioned Andre's measurements along with the picture he posted on the Andre the Giant facebook page.
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The back length 38'' is from the top of the collar to the bottom or the jacket.the back drop 74'' is from the collar to the trowser bottoms useally to the floor without shoes.
badass said on 29/Apr/15
Why are people still trying to justify him being over 7 feet tall? It's abundantly OBVIOUS he was never even CLOSE to 7'4".

I am willing to bet money he was never over 7 foot barefoot in his entire career. Perhaps 6'11". I'd even go as low as 6'9". Have any of you ever been around large people? I've trained with Adam Scherr (who is 6'8" and some) and seeing him next to someone who is 6'2" is pretty awesome. Completely dwarfs him. Considering Hogan was maybe a 6'4" at his absolute peak, there is no remarkable height difference between the two. Andre isn't ridiculously taller than anyone 6'4" and up. 5 inches on that or so.
Capt. Nobody said on 28/Apr/15
RoelC says on 28/Apr/15
JT says on 27/Apr/15
Click Here That’s about all I can do with it. The numbers look like 78, 23, 18, 44 and 64. Not sure if there is a number on top (maybe 48?). Since I think this was in Montreal, the tailor could have been using the metric system back then? The tailor most likely would not have measured Andre’s overall height as it would not be relevant for making a suit.

Chris mentioned Andre's measurements along with the picture he posted on the Andre the Giant facebook page.
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Interesting. I don't know how exact they would be when comparing them to photos to measure an overall height, but it might be doable.
Oanh said on 28/Apr/15
Rob, what is the absolute least height you could give a prime Andre?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 11.5 is arguable but I wouldn't want to argue under that.]
RoelC said on 28/Apr/15
JT says on 27/Apr/15
Click Here That’s about all I can do with it. The numbers look like 78, 23, 18, 44 and 64. Not sure if there is a number on top (maybe 48?). Since I think this was in Montreal, the tailor could have been using the metric system back then? The tailor most likely would not have measured Andre’s overall height as it would not be relevant for making a suit.

Chris mentioned Andre's measurements along with the picture he posted on the Andre the Giant facebook page.
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JT said on 27/Apr/15
Kunoichi says on 19/Apr/15
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Height of Jonathan and Andre in this video it is shown that different 5-6 inches and it looks to me.

That’s a good find but it looks like there’s a strange camera tilt.
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Chris’s Facebook site (Andre the Giant History) has a great full body pic of Andre and Jonathan IIRC from 1972 Click Here Jonathan looks like he’s wearing cowboy boots but the heels are not very large. Click Here


GST says on 24/Apr/15
The photo posted where it shows Andre being measure then another photo where it shows his measurements written on paper. Has anyone tried to look at those measurements? I'm on my phone so it is difficult to read but if someone could make the pic larger perhaps tge numbers could be read and that will give us legit info?

Click Here That’s about all I can do with it. The numbers look like 78, 23, 18, 44 and 64. Not sure if there is a number on top (maybe 48?). Since I think this was in Montreal, the tailor could have been using the metric system back then? The tailor most likely would not have measured Andre’s overall height as it would not be relevant for making a suit.
Austin said on 26/Apr/15
Andre completely slouched over at the end of his career is the same height as Big Show

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GST said on 24/Apr/15
The photo posted where it shows Andre being measure then another photo where it shows his measurements written on paper. Has anyone tried to look at those measurements? I'm on my phone so it is difficult to read but if someone could make the pic larger perhaps tge numbers could be read and that will give us legit info?
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 23/Apr/15
Kunoichi says on 19/Apr/15
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Height of Jonathan and Andre in this video it is shown that different 5-6 inches and it looks to me.

great find again, Andre looks easy 6´11" there
Chaz said on 20/Apr/15
Kunoichi says on 19/Apr/15
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Height of Jonathan and Andre in this video it is shown that different 5-6 inches and it looks to me.

You can see why people think he was taller,in the 1970s he must have 3.5'' of hair,
Kunoichi said on 19/Apr/15
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Height of Jonathan and Andre in this video it is shown that different 5-6 inches and it looks to me.
62B said on 10/Apr/15
Ryan11, based on what I've seen with my own eyes,, I do not believe Andre could have ever in his life time been close to 7'5". I thinks Robs listing of 7' even as a peak height is about right. I could believe a half inch up or down of 7', no more no less.
Danimal said on 8/Apr/15
RYAN11 says on 3/Apr/15
Let's please stop misusing medical terms on here and thus confusing what Andre really had please. He had Giantism, just as did the tallest man ever Robert Waldow. This means that like anyone with this rare condition he continued to grow not only in girth but in height until he died, and like Waldow his head, hands and feet continued to grow as well rapidly which explains his shoe size increasing over the years. The people who come on here and use Acromology wrongly to try and say he stopped growing in height once at adulthood are just plain wrong. Acromology is a condition not nearly as rare as giantism, and it occurs in adulthood not childhood, and it only affects accelerated growth of the hands and feet. Andre had Giantism, his body grew at an aceelerated rate in every way until death, meaning for those challenged to follow what i am saying he could easily have been 7'5" and likely was before having all the problems with his back. Read the article in the following link, lets leave the defintions to the medical experts shall we, thank you.
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How ironic. You tell people to stop misusing terms and then state that Andre had Giantism (you typed it that way twice, so it wasn't a typo)? It was GIGANTISM and it wasn't Robert Waldow. It was Robert WADLOW. Again, the irony was too much for me to pass up commenting on this.
RYAN11 said on 8/Apr/15
Chaz, I am not trying to get into some baseless debate over our opinions. I do strongly reccomend to you Chaz that before saying "I know everything about giantism" you should actually go and read what the real experts say through the link i posted. I know it won't say what you want to read or hear, but it is the truth.
JT said on 6/Apr/15
IIRC, on that A&E Biography show about Andre, his brother said they did not notice Andre getting tall until age 16, which would suggest a late onset of his pituitary tumor and thus less time for “vertical growth” until his growth plates fused (by age 18-20 for most males).
Chaz said on 5/Apr/15
Ryan11,there is nothing you can tell me about Acromegaly I dont know,it just meens( Large extremities ) Acromegaly,Giantism,Gigantism,all have the same pathology,just age when the tumour starts and age when the long bones fuse and growth in height stops,or in wadlow's case he died befor that happend,that was why if you look at he's face there was no sigh of Acromegaly,unlike Andre who had classic Acromegalic features,meening he had stoped growning in height,but because he's body was still over producing too much HGH and IGF1 there was hypertrophy in the soft tissues think couse skin some boney overgrowths and lots of Hydro blote, which was most noticeable in he's think hands and fingers. and has for your 7'5'' you are 6-7 inch too high,
Smarty said on 4/Apr/15
Frank says on 3/Apr/15
Ryan11, Andre was a very large man but hes lucky if he was over 6ft 11 never the less 7ft 5

This.^
Halb said on 4/Apr/15
Seems André had both gigantism and acromegaly. The former giving him his great height in puberty, the latter giving his pronounced features in adulthood.
Frank said on 3/Apr/15
Ryan11, Andre was a very large man but hes lucky if he was over 6ft 11 never the less 7ft 5
RYAN11 said on 3/Apr/15
Let's please stop misusing medical terms on here and thus confusing what Andre really had please. He had Giantism, just as did the tallest man ever Robert Waldow. This means that like anyone with this rare condition he continued to grow not only in girth but in height until he died, and like Waldow his head, hands and feet continued to grow as well rapidly which explains his shoe size increasing over the years. The people who come on here and use Acromology wrongly to try and say he stopped growing in height once at adulthood are just plain wrong. Acromology is a condition not nearly as rare as giantism, and it occurs in adulthood not childhood, and it only affects accelerated growth of the hands and feet. Andre had Giantism, his body grew at an aceelerated rate in every way until death, meaning for those challenged to follow what i am saying he could easily have been 7'5" and likely was before having all the problems with his back. Read the article in the following link, lets leave the defintions to the medical experts shall we, thank you.
Click Here
cobra said on 3/Apr/15
There's quite a few pictures and even a commercial with Giant Baba out there, what does everyone think of those?
Halb said on 2/Apr/15
SO how tall was Giant Haystacks? 6'8?
Chaz said on 2/Apr/15
Oanh says on 31/Mar/15
@Chaz,

Acromegaly typically occurs around 40 years of age, but it can occur at any age--even childhood. When it occurs during childhood, it's called "Giantism" or "Gigantism." Andre unknowingly had it at a very young age, but it wasn't diagnosed until his 20's. In other words, he had it before his bones fused. Eventually the long bones fused and he didn't grow taller, but his bones would grow thicker.

He's was saying he's feet were size 17 in the UK in the late 1960s and 10-12 years later here next to Haystacks they are still the same size,so if they never grew then.they would not have grown in lengh after that,the makers of these custom made shoes exaggerate the size,I have seen it with a pair of size 22 trainers when they used a inside gauge to measure the foot size that would go in them,it was size 18.1/2. but what they had done was measure the shoe in the foot gauge,and siad is was size 22.
RoelC said on 1/Apr/15
Chaz says on 30/Mar/15
Click Here RoelC He's billed as 35st not 34st and Andre is billed as 35-36st,Haystacks is clearly bigger all over in that photo much bigger waist,chest,legs and forarms,and I would say 50-60lbs more in weight and 2.5-3'' shorter and the 18us shoes are what I think they are to,Haystacks has got very big feet for someone arownd the 6'7.5'' mark.

You're missing the point. Andre was billed taller & heavier than Haystacks during their matches in New Zealand. They were selling these matches as a clash of the giants. So no way are they gonna downplay either man's height & weight and I highly doubt they would bill Haystacks at a lesser weight than Andre, if he was really 50-60 lbs heavier.
62B said on 1/Apr/15
Andre with Buddy Baker. Bakers site says he was 6'6, but I suppose just like wrestlers and actors, race car drivers lie about their height too.

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Capt. Nobody said on 31/Mar/15
JT says on 27/Mar/15
From Chris's Facebook Andre the Giant History site Click Here Take that same stance and stand up straight and you really don't gain as much height as you would think - at least I didn't and more of my height is in my legs, not torso.

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If you had Andre and Haystacks change spots, you might be surprised at how different the comparison looks. It's an upward angle shot, where one object is more in the foreground than the other.

And I did a test while in mid stride, I lost about an inch and a half. So yeah, not too much of a loss.
Oanh said on 31/Mar/15
@Chaz,

Acromegaly typically occurs around 40 years of age, but it can occur at any age--even childhood. When it occurs during childhood, it's called "Giantism" or "Gigantism." Andre unknowingly had it at a very young age, but it wasn't diagnosed until his 20's. In other words, he had it before his bones fused. Eventually the long bones fused and he didn't grow taller, but his bones would grow thicker.
120 said on 31/Mar/15
Rob,
I found this video which is a rare footage from 1971, and there's a guy in the comment section translating the song.

Click Here
"Andre : "With 2,14 m (7ft 0.25-.5in) and 171 kg of muscles." You think you should give an upgrade for his peak height?
Chaz said on 31/Mar/15
Oanh says on 30/Mar/15
Chaz says on 28/Mar/15
their feet are in line,Haystacks only looks closer the camera because he's bigger,and the camara is over he's side,use A tape measure on the screen there is no way they are 3 size bigger,they are the same size as Big Shows about a 18 US size tops,

When Andre wrestled in the UK they claimed he had a size 17 shoe. That would equal a size 18 in the US.

Don't forget Andre had acromegaly, so the feet, hands, and head continued to grow. When you look at Andre's head alone compared to when he was younger(1966-1969) the difference is clear. He already had acromegaly when he was a young man but since it's a progressive disease, it would take years before he got as massive as he did.

the Hands and feet dont get longer when the long bones fuse they get wider and thicker from the HGH blote,so he would of needed a wide fit not much longer boots,
RandyLC said on 31/Mar/15
6'2 says on 16/Mar/15
look its not like andre just lost height over night it was gradual just like big show so andre 1965 6'11 1967 7ft 1970 7'0.5 1972 7'1" 1980 7'0.5" 1984 7ft 1986 6'11.5" 1987 6'11" 1990 6'10.5" 1993 6'10"



If Giants Haystacks was 6'7.5", then Andre wasn't 7ft, or 7'0.5" in 1980. Then there is the picture that has both Andre, and the 6'4" Chris Taylor, and Andre doesn't have 9 inches in height on Taylor. That one is from 1975. Then what about the pictures, and video with Chuck Wepner. If Andre was 7'1" in 1972, and 7'0.5", in 1980, then he should have been at least close to 7'1" in 1976, but he clearly does not have a 7.5-8 inch advantage over Wepner. Andre was never 7ft, and he certainly was never 7'1". There is also no way that Andre was 6'11.5" in 1987, if that's the case then Hulk Hogan must have been 6'7", or a little taller than that.
aaronronius said on 30/Mar/15
that video clip is haystacks calhoun and ernie ladd, not Giant haystacks. the picture is giant haystacks and andre.

theres a picture of giant haystacks next to Antonio Inoke and andre next to inoki as well in the same setting, and andre appears to have about 5 inches on giant haystacks. someone has posted them on here before
Oanh said on 30/Mar/15
Chaz says on 28/Mar/15
their feet are in line,Haystacks only looks closer the camera because he's bigger,and the camara is over he's side,use A tape measure on the screen there is no way they are 3 size bigger,they are the same size as Big Shows about a 18 US size tops,

When Andre wrestled in the UK they claimed he had a size 17 shoe. That would equal a size 18 in the US.

Don't forget Andre had acromegaly, so the feet, hands, and head continued to grow. When you look at Andre's head alone compared to when he was younger(1966-1969) the difference is clear. He already had acromegaly when he was a young man but since it's a progressive disease, it would take years before he got as massive as he did.
Chaz said on 30/Mar/15
Click Here RoelC He's billed as 35st not 34st and Andre is billed as 35-36st,Haystacks is clearly bigger all over in that photo much bigger waist,chest,legs and forarms,and I would say 50-60lbs more in weight and 2.5-3'' shorter and the 18us shoes are what I think they are to,Haystacks has got very big feet for someone arownd the 6'7.5'' mark.
Danimal said on 29/Mar/15
James B says on 1/Mar/15
Was hogan 6'5.5?

Could have been, but I would not discount a full 6'6" for him up until 1990 or so.
RoelC said on 29/Mar/15
Chaz says on 28/Mar/15
their feet are in line,Haystacks only looks closer the camera because he's bigger,and the camara is over he's side,use A tape measure on the screen there is no way they are 3 size bigger,they are the same size as Big Shows about a 18 US size tops,

When Andre wrestled in the UK they claimed he had a size 17 shoe. That would equal a size 18 in the US.

Andre is standing next to the referee, whereas Haystacks is clearly standing in front of him. So Haystacks is closer to the camera.
Haystacks wasn't bigger than Andre at the time. This picture was taken during their tag-match in New Zealand in 1980. They billed Haystacks at 7ft, 34st & Andre at 7ft4, 35st. If Haystacks was heavier than Andre, a serious wrestling promoter would bill him heavier and don't miss on the chance of claiming Andre was facing someone bigger than him.
JT said on 29/Mar/15
Haystacks’ boot is actually longer than Andre’s but the camera is a little closer to Haystacks. Click Here

In one of these videos, Mean Gene said he wore a size 9 Click Here Cowboy boots are usually longer than regular shoes of the same size though b/c of the pointed toe.

IIRC Chris from this site had an Andre footprint that measured 13 inches long.
62B said on 29/Mar/15
Thanks RoelC. I did not realize they weren't the same person
Chaz said on 29/Mar/15
62B says on 29/Mar/15
I could not find a clip of Andre vs Haystacks, but I did find Haystacks vs Ernie Ladd in '75 and Andre vs Ernie Ladd in '76. Ladd is noticeably taller than Haystacks, probably 3", and Andre is noticeably taller than Ladd, Maybe 3".Seeing that Rob lists Haystacks at 6'7.5" there could be an argument for Andre being over 7' in the mid 70's. Personally I think Andre was probably 7' peak just like Rob has him listed. Jt's photo is clearly not a good for comparison, for one Andre is loosing significant height in his stance, then Haystacks is closer to the camera, yes there feet are close, but Haystacks is turned with his back to the camera, and we see Andre side view staring him down. What we do see as good comparison in this photo is that Andre's hands and feet were several sizes larger than Haystacks.

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That is not Giant Haystacks that is 6'1-2'' 450lbs Haystacks Calhoun, he;s nowere nere Giant Haystacks size lol
RoelC said on 29/Mar/15
62B says on 29/Mar/15
I could not find a clip of Andre vs Haystacks, but I did find Haystacks vs Ernie Ladd in '75 and Andre vs Ernie Ladd in '76. Ladd is noticeably taller than Haystacks, probably 3", and Andre is noticeably taller than Ladd, Maybe 3".Seeing that Rob lists Haystacks at 6'7.5" there could be an argument for Andre being over 7' in the mid 70's. Personally I think Andre was probably 7' peak just like Rob has him listed. Jt's photo is clearly not a good for comparison, for one Andre is loosing significant height in his stance, then Haystacks is closer to the camera, yes there feet are close, but Haystacks is turned with his back to the camera, and we see Andre side view staring him down. What we do see as good comparison in this photo is that Andre's hands and feet were several sizes larger than Haystacks.

That's Haystacks Calhoun, not Giant Haystacks! Haystacks Calhoun was a big wrestler in size, but not in height.
Oanh said on 29/Mar/15
their feet are in line,Haystacks only looks closer the camera because he's bigger,and the camara is over he's side,use A tape measure on the screen there is no way they are 3 size bigger,they are the same size as Big Shows about a 18 US size tops,

The tape measurement is not an accurate way of determining the size because of the different angles they are standing at. If his foot was lined up evenly with Haystacks foot it's clear to see it would be bigger. Heck, even at that angle it still looks bigger to the eye. Haystacks was a huge man and so was Andre. The difference was Andre was taller, bigger hands, and feet.
62B said on 29/Mar/15
I could not find a clip of Andre vs Haystacks, but I did find Haystacks vs Ernie Ladd in '75 and Andre vs Ernie Ladd in '76. Ladd is noticeably taller than Haystacks, probably 3", and Andre is noticeably taller than Ladd, Maybe 3".Seeing that Rob lists Haystacks at 6'7.5" there could be an argument for Andre being over 7' in the mid 70's. Personally I think Andre was probably 7' peak just like Rob has him listed. Jt's photo is clearly not a good for comparison, for one Andre is loosing significant height in his stance, then Haystacks is closer to the camera, yes there feet are close, but Haystacks is turned with his back to the camera, and we see Andre side view staring him down. What we do see as good comparison in this photo is that Andre's hands and feet were several sizes larger than Haystacks.

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Chaz said on 28/Mar/15
Oanh says on 27/Mar/15
That photo with Haystacks is not doing Andre justice. For one, Haystacks is closer to the camera, and, second, Andre is not standing straight like Haystacks is. Also, Andre has stated in a couple of videos that his shoe size is 20. The 22-26 claims are just hyperbole. Andre's foot is clearly bigger than Haystacks 17...so 20 seems right. No, Andre was not over 7' but he was at least 6'11" to 7' at his peak.

their feet are in line,Haystacks only looks closer the camera because he's bigger,and the camara is over he's side,use A tape measure on the screen there is no way they are 3 size bigger,they are the same size as Big Shows about a 18 US size tops,
Oanh said on 27/Mar/15
That photo with Haystacks is not doing Andre justice. For one, Haystacks is closer to the camera, and, second, Andre is not standing straight like Haystacks is. Also, Andre has stated in a couple of videos that his shoe size is 20. The 22-26 claims are just hyperbole. Andre's foot is clearly bigger than Haystacks 17...so 20 seems right. No, Andre was not over 7' but he was at least 6'11" to 7' at his peak.
Chaz said on 27/Mar/15
JT says on 27/Mar/15
From Chris's Facebook Andre the Giant History site Click Here Take that same stance and stand up straight and you really don't gain as much height as you would think - at least I didn't and more of my height is in my legs, not torso.

That is a nice clear shot of them,the thing to note is the feet and boots,not only are they the same type of boots but they are about the same size,and Haystacks used a size 16 UK size that is 17 US size so all the rubish about Andre having 22-26 Size is fantsy land,and Remmber in 1980 Haystacks was only billed as 36st 504Lbs and he's much Wider even then,and look as the Forarms? no way was Andre over 6'10'' in the Evening.
JT said on 27/Mar/15
From Chris's Facebook Andre the Giant History site Click Here Take that same stance and stand up straight and you really don't gain as much height as you would think - at least I didn't and more of my height is in my legs, not torso.
me said on 18/Mar/15
6'2 says on 16/Mar/15
look its not like andre just lost height over night it was gradual just like big show so andre 1965 6'11 1967 7ft 1970 7'0.5 1972 7'1" 1980 7'0.5" 1984 7ft 1986 6'11.5" 1987 6'11" 1990 6'10.5" 1993 6'10"

Well put. Probably the most logical breakdown of Andre's height I have heard on here in a long time.
6'2 said on 16/Mar/15
look its not like andre just lost height over night it was gradual just like big show so andre 1965 6'11 1967 7ft 1970 7'0.5 1972 7'1" 1980 7'0.5" 1984 7ft 1986 6'11.5" 1987 6'11" 1990 6'10.5" 1993 6'10"
Smarty said on 9/Mar/15
Going by the wrestling action figures...looks like Big Show has Andre by 1/8" ;-)
Andre: 6'11 5/8"
Big Show: 6'11 3/4"
LOL! Too funny! ;-) but...probably about accurate.

Show has Andre by at least 1" in that wrestling figures picture posted.
Oanh said on 9/Mar/15
Sixseven says on 22/Feb/15
I don't see him taller than 6'8 1/2".

Even when Andre was broken-down near the end, he was about 6'10", so there is no way he was that low at his peak height. LOL
N said on 7/Mar/15
6'11" so a promoter would round it up, naturally. McMahon has a preoccupation with size so he interviews Andre standing on a box and bills him up to give WWF the "eighth wonder of the world". Anybody close to Andre's height gets a complimentary boost. Thanks to Andre the next 30 years of WWF/E gets a height boost. Lately, wrestlers have been getting less of a height boost but still the weight boost. Billed heights are closer to the mark now. Has anybody noticed Big Shows boots getting bigger lifts? Gotta be a good 1.5 inches now.
RP said on 6/Mar/15
Going by the wrestling action figures...looks like Big Show has Andre by 1/8" ;-)
Andre: 6'11 5/8"
Big Show: 6'11 3/4"
LOL! Too funny! ;-) but...probably about accurate.
James B said on 1/Mar/15
Was hogan 6'5.5?
Oanh said on 27/Feb/15
James B says on 27/Feb/15
If hogan was a full 6'6 then andre looks about 6'10 1/2 here.. Keep in mind hogan is clearly sizing up Andre and forcing posturing and raising his head up also whereas andre is more relaxed

However you never know hogan could have been 6'5.5 peak?

This was after Andre had his back surgery in '86, and it looks like Andre still had about 5.5" over Hogan.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 27/Feb/15
James B

Please consider that Hogan is much closer to the camera.

Imagine Andre would stand as straight as Hogan in 1979 Click Here
Andre also had minimum0.5" footweardisadvantage in the 1979 staredown
James B said on 27/Feb/15
If hogan was a full 6'6 then andre looks about 6'10 1/2 here.. Keep in mind hogan is clearly sizing up Andre and forcing posturing and raising his head up also whereas andre is more relaxed

However you never know hogan could have been 6'5.5 peak?

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miko said on 23/Feb/15
No taller than 6'11 peak. 6'10.5 seems right. Probably closer to 6'9 towards his death.
Ali Baba said on 23/Feb/15
dicksock says on 21/Feb/15
Here is the best Andre/Big Show comparison:
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There you have it. Definitive proof that Show edges out Andre. LOL
Sixseven said on 22/Feb/15
I don't see him taller than 6'8 1/2".
Gretz said on 22/Feb/15
I totally agree with both you guys.(Danimal how have you been my old friend?)I have only posted here a couple of times since 2008.And if you look up you tube,their are vids of a young Andre where he looks every bit 7"1".I think by the time he wrestled Hogan at WM3 he was down to about 6'10.5"
singer5 said on 21/Feb/15
hey fellas there's a page on facebook titled andre the giant history. It shows alot of great photos of the giant. There are two where he is standing close to a door with cinder blocks as a measuring guide. Some of you have a keener eye than i do. Do you think you estimate his height by these cinder blocks? Any ways, i believe that Andre was 7ft at peak but 6'9" at the end. Hey if Hogan and Richard kiel could lose that much height, why not Andre. Cheers
dicksock said on 21/Feb/15
Here is the best Andre/Big Show comparison:
Click Here
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 18/Feb/15
Danimal says on 15/Feb/15
I think Andre at his peak was just over 7'0" (7'0.25.-7'0.5"...same as a young and healthy Big Show). By 1981 (post ankle break) through 1986 (pre-back surgery) he was around 6'11.5" (he was getting slightly hunched compared to his 1970's shape at this point). By the late 80's I believe he fell to about 6'10.5", due to spinal surgeries and ever increasing bad posture/weight gain. Post-1990, well, in my opinion he could have been somewhere between 6'9" and 6'10, it's hard to say considering he became even more morbidly obese and needed crutches to stand up and was not even a pale shadow of his former self. Crazy to think that he was ONLY 46 years old at the time of his death.


100% Agreed
Danimal said on 15/Feb/15
I think Andre at his peak was just over 7'0" (7'0.25.-7'0.5"...same as a young and healthy Big Show). By 1981 (post ankle break) through 1986 (pre-back surgery) he was around 6'11.5" (he was getting slightly hunched compared to his 1970's shape at this point). By the late 80's I believe he fell to about 6'10.5", due to spinal surgeries and ever increasing bad posture/weight gain. Post-1990, well, in my opinion he could have been somewhere between 6'9" and 6'10, it's hard to say considering he became even more morbidly obese and needed crutches to stand up and was not even a pale shadow of his former self. Crazy to think that he was ONLY 46 years old at the time of his death.
just because said on 15/Feb/15
James B says on 10/Feb/15
6'9 in the late 80s

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Yet, he was nearly 3" taller than solid 6'8" Giant Baba in 1990. I would say Andre was at least 6'10.5" in the late 80s/early 90s and at least 6'11" in his prime. Again, based on Andre's comments alone, he was never more than 7'0.25".


Take into account Andre is in big wrestling boots and Kevin Nash was probably around 6'8.5-6'8.75 back in 2011.

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Shouldnt the ropes match up in your pic surely the rope height would always be a constant
dicksock said on 14/Feb/15
James B says on 12/Feb/15
dicksock says on 11/Feb/15
James B says on 10/Feb/15
6'9 in the late 80s

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Yet, he was nearly 3" taller than solid 6'8" Giant Baba in 1990. I would say Andre was at least 6'10.5" in the late 80s/early 90s and at least 6'11" in his prime. Again, based on Andre's comments alone, he was never more than 7'0.25".


Take into account Andre is in big wrestling boots and Kevin Nash was probably around 6'8.5-6'8.75 back in 2011.

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Ok, let me go through some of the reasons your're wrong:

1: We've seen Nash next to Mane from the early 90's and they were virtually the same height. That is a fact. Andre past his prime was at least 2" taller than Mane. That is also a fact.

2: Andre was still 2-3" taller than the solid 6'8" Giant Baba. This point has not been addressed.

3: Duggan was on his tippy toes in that image and would have been about an inch taller than HHH. This fact invalidates your whole theory.

4: Your comparison shows Nash having the same size, girth, and headsize as Andre the Giant. This is nonsense.

5: Nash is still at least 6'9. You better have some real evidence if you want me to believe that he isn't.

Again, Andre was 2-3" taller than the solid 6'8" Giant Baba in 1990. This is fact, not some half baked comparison pic.
James B said on 12/Feb/15
dicksock says on 11/Feb/15
James B says on 10/Feb/15
6'9 in the late 80s

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Yet, he was nearly 3" taller than solid 6'8" Giant Baba in 1990. I would say Andre was at least 6'10.5" in the late 80s/early 90s and at least 6'11" in his prime. Again, based on Andre's comments alone, he was never more than 7'0.25".


Take into account Andre is in big wrestling boots and Kevin Nash was probably around 6'8.5-6'8.75 back in 2011.

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dicksock said on 11/Feb/15
James B says on 10/Feb/15
6'9 in the late 80s

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Yet, he was nearly 3" taller than solid 6'8" Giant Baba in 1990. I would say Andre was at least 6'10.5" in the late 80s/early 90s and at least 6'11" in his prime. Again, based on Andre's comments alone, he was never more than 7'0.25".
James B said on 10/Feb/15
6'9 in the late 80s
NCL said on 3/Feb/15
dicksock says on 2/Feb/15
Frank says on 1/Feb/15
Yes JT I did see that picture of Wilt, Andre & Arnold in street clothes
What I remembered is that Wilt was clearly Taller about 2 to 2.5 inches @ that time I believed Andre was 7ft 4 so to see him shorter than a 7ft 1 guy I was surprised

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Has anyone been able to just simply ask Arnold who was taller? He hung out with them pretty regularly during the filming of the movie.


Speaking of which, the WWE is inducting Arnold into their hall of fame. They actually showed the pic of Wilt and Andre lifting Arnold which I was very surprised about because because they're so close in height in the picture:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JhVdT4OdNw (2:25-2:29)
RYAN11 said on 3/Feb/15
This whole Andre with Wilt picture debate is really interesting. Take a look at this picture of them, level ground and same distance to the camera with equal posture. Andre may have had a half inch gain from those low heeled boots but that is it. If you forget about their hair (Wilt has a huge wig on) Andre is an inch taller! So iof Wilt was 7'1", then Andre was at that time 7'2" if not within a half inch barefoot. Why so many argue he was never over 6'10-11" is beyond me, he clearly was taller than that and easily over 7 feet. Never the 7'4-5" that Vince billed him at, but within a couple inches.
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dicksock said on 2/Feb/15
Frank says on 1/Feb/15
Yes JT I did see that picture of Wilt, Andre & Arnold in street clothes
What I remembered is that Wilt was clearly Taller about 2 to 2.5 inches @ that time I believed Andre was 7ft 4 so to see him shorter than a 7ft 1 guy I was surprised

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Has anyone been able to just simply ask Arnold who was taller? He hung out with them pretty regularly during the filming of the movie.
Oanh said on 2/Feb/15
Rob, what would you estimate Andre's height in the photos with WIlt and Arnold? Wilt is a legit 7'1" and he had a thick wig on making him appear even taller. In one of those photos, they look the same height. Given Wilt's wig, and Andre's heel advantage, where do you see him at?
ReturnofG said on 2/Feb/15
JT says on 28/Jan/15
I assume we have Chris to thank once again for these rare photos of Andre over the years Click Here Maybe one day the claimed pic of Wilt in street clothes with Andre will show up....

The photo with 6’5” Don Leo Jonathan in cowboy boots is revealing Click Here


Sadly JT the Loch Ness Monster will never give that picture up. Hmmm, maybe the Wolfman has a copy?
Frank said on 1/Feb/15
Yes JT I did see that picture of Wilt, Andre & Arnold in street clothes
What I remembered is that Wilt was clearly Taller about 2 to 2.5 inches @ that time I believed Andre was 7ft 4 so to see him shorter than a 7ft 1 guy I was surprised
JT said on 28/Jan/15
I assume we have Chris to thank once again for these rare photos of Andre over the years Click Here Maybe one day the claimed pic of Wilt in street clothes with Andre will show up....

The photo with 6’5” Don Leo Jonathan in cowboy boots is revealing Click Here
Halb said on 26/Jan/15
Can't recall the mags, but Hogan was billed at 6'7 in '91.
Might have also been in one of the UK programmes. I recall Slaughter was billed at sometimes 6'3, and sometimes 6'6. This may have been down to the fact there wasn't much height difference between the two on the posters. :D
Chaz said on 26/Jan/15
RoelC says on 26/Jan/15
Chaz says on 25/Jan/15
I am not Sure dicksock what year it is,maybe someone else knows,I would say 1968 or 1969 looks like when he was geting billed 140kg and 208-210cms

That picture is from mid-1969, when Andre was touring the UK. He was billed at 6'10"-6'11" at the time, so he wasn't taller than that.
Brian Glover was billed as 'the man from Paris' for odd reason. He had a heavy Yorkshire accent. Can't tell if he was 5'10" in his prime, but in 1991 (age 57) he was several inches shorter than Rik Mayall in the tv-show Bottom.

The reason he used the name Leon Arris The man from Paris,was because the real Leon Ariss was booked to come to the UK and could not make it,and they had allready printed the posters,so he stood in for him,then used the name there after lol, I have seen him listed at 5'9'' to.
RoelC said on 26/Jan/15
Chaz says on 25/Jan/15
I am not Sure dicksock what year it is,maybe someone else knows,I would say 1968 or 1969 looks like when he was geting billed 140kg and 208-210cms

That picture is from mid-1969, when Andre was touring the UK. He was billed at 6'10"-6'11" at the time, so he wasn't taller than that.
Brian Glover was billed as 'the man from Paris' for odd reason. He had a heavy Yorkshire accent. Can't tell if he was 5'10" in his prime, but in 1991 (age 57) he was several inches shorter than Rik Mayall in the tv-show Bottom.
Danimal said on 25/Jan/15
Iconjj says on 23/Jan/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 22/Jan/15
RP
Maybe I remember wrong but what I saw from WWE(F) during early nineties Hulk was billed 6´8" 303" until he left after WM 8.

After his Return at WM 9 WWF billed him 6´7" 275lbs and he didn´t lose weight for Movie roles in first place, it was because of the steroid scandal...
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I've never heard of Hulk being billed anything less than 6'8 during his 84 to 93 run.... His weight was always 302, 303, or the WM III 292. if you have proof of otherwise, i'll gladly stand corrected....

You are correct in that he was never billed at less than 6'8" during his WWF run, BUT, he was billed at different weights throughout the 80's. He was billed between 320 and 340 pounds in the late 70's and very early 80's (his first run with the WWF). In 1986, I saw several 307 and 310 pounds billings for Hogan. In 1987, they billed him in his 290's and even as low as 287 at a later date. By the early 90's he was forced by Vince McMahon to get off roids and go clean because of the trials and he went down to 230 pounds, yet was still billed at either 302 or 303 pounds. At that time, I saw him in a magazine (not WWF) where he was listed at 6'6" and 260 or 265 pounds (promoting either Suburban Commando or Mr. Nanny). WCW began billing him as 6'7" and 260 something pounds when he came on board and eventually 275 pounds.
Halb said on 25/Jan/15
There were 6'7" billings for Hogan before WM9. Even before they brought in Sid Justice who they billed at 6'9 and had clear height on Hogan in mid '91.
Chaz said on 25/Jan/15
I am not Sure dicksock what year it is,maybe someone else knows,I would say 1968 or 1969 looks like when he was geting billed 140kg and 208-210cms
62B said on 25/Jan/15
Chaz says on 24/Jan/15
not seen this befor Andre with 5'10'' Brian Glover no way was he 7' then Click Here
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Horrible picture for comparison. It is taken at a weird angle that for sure favors the other guy, plus Dicksock is right Andre, is not standing straight. Do you even know for sure that this Brian Glover's height is 5'10"? For sure Andre does not look anywhere near his billed height of 7'4". Not sure how old he is in that picture, but I'd say he looks anywhere from the 6'10" to 7", but it is a bad picture for trying to determine height.
dicksock said on 25/Jan/15
Chaz says on 24/Jan/15
not seen this befor Andre with 5'10'' Brian Glover no way was he 7' then Click Here

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What year is that? Had he stopped growing by that point? His posture is complete garbage. If he stood to his full height, he would have around 12/13" on Glover and Glover had about .5" of footwear advantage. Honestly, Andre looks around 6'11" there. If he stood straight, the top of his head would reach the very top of the photo or very close to it. Like Adrian Street said, he was 6'11" at his tallest before he left for America. I don't think he ever exceeded 6'11.5".
RoelC said on 24/Jan/15
Some pics of a young Andre that haven't been posted here before.
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Click Here (Group shot in Japan with Karl Gotch & Billy Robinson)
Click Here (From Grand Prix wrestling, Andre vs. Don Leo Jonathan). Great shot of the two provided by the Andre the Giant History facebook page which is maintained by Chris.

All pics were probably taken somewhere in 1970-1972.
Chaz said on 24/Jan/15
not seen this befor Andre with 5'10'' Brian Glover no way was he 7' then Click Here
RP said on 23/Jan/15
Re-watched the episode of Letterman. Andre actually says that his current weight was 470 lbs. And that he had not drank beer in 14 months. And that when he was drinking heavily his all time high was 560 lbs!
Iconjj said on 23/Jan/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 22/Jan/15
RP
Maybe I remember wrong but what I saw from WWE(F) during early nineties Hulk was billed 6´8" 303" until he left after WM 8.

After his Return at WM 9 WWF billed him 6´7" 275lbs and he didn´t lose weight for Movie roles in first place, it was because of the steroid scandal...
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I've never heard of Hulk being billed anything less than 6'8 during his 84 to 93 run.... His weight was always 302, 303, or the WM III 292. if you have proof of otherwise, i'll gladly stand corrected....
JT said on 23/Jan/15
Really, RP? I don’t recall WWF ever billing Hogan under 6’8” during his championship years. The first 6'7" billing I remember was after he left for WCW. And Hogan’s weight loss was not for TV or movie roles but instead because he was off the juice. You have all this wonderful “inside knowledge,” including measured heights down to the 1/4 inch and “true actual weights,” but never provide any links to support your claims. That’s a hint....
Oanh said on 22/Jan/15
Rob, what's your opinion on Alain Delaunois? Everywhere that I've looked on the internet has him at 7' 6". His listed height is consistent. If he is in fact 7'6", what would you guess his weight at?
[Editor Rob: there's not much on him out there, but from the little I see, I'm not sure he really looks in 7ft 6 range. Somewhere in 520-40 range.]
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 22/Jan/15
RP
Maybe I remember wrong but what I saw from WWE(F) during early nineties Hulk was billed 6´8" 303" until he left after WM 8.

After his Return at WM 9 WWF billed him 6´7" 275lbs and he didn´t lose weight for Movie roles in first place, it was because of the steroid scandal...
RP said on 22/Jan/15
Dick Sock is correct, the WWF & McMahon was pushing Hogan as the next Super Hero unbeatable Champ. But they were doing so by making Andre look even bigger & unbeatable...because this would make Hogan's victory even more amazing & history making! Dicksock is also correct in that Hogan & McMahon elected to use Hogan 's true actual weight of 294 lbs from the photo shot they did for the WM3 programs which was done in late February 1987. And they even billed Andre at that ridiculous 7'5" on the official program instead of his normal 7'4". Which is another reason they gave Hogan 6'8" again. Because Hogan indeed come up to the bridge in Andre's nose. Which anyone with a brain would know wasn't a 9" height difference! WWF had sober the last two years from '85-'87 officially billing Hogan @ 6'7". Mostly due to Wrestlemania #1 and that they knew The whole world knew Ali was 6'2.5" to 6'3"! And Hogan wouldn't be able to pull off 6'8" in ring & out if cowboy boots with Ali. So, WWF immediately starting billing Hogan @ 6'7" @ WM1. And then switched back to 6'8" for WM3. And by WM4 Hogan was back to being billed at his custom 6'7" & 302-303 lbs. Which stuck until about 1992 in which WWF dropped his billed weight to 292 lbs starting with his Wrestlemania match with Sgt Slaughter & his feud with him & Yokozuna. 292 stuck until he left the WWF...and think he took a year off, lost a ton of weight for TV & movie roles...and when he went to the WCW the billed him @ 6'7" & 275 lbs. On a few rare occasions WCW even actually billed Hogan @ just 6'6"...and his billed weight during his WCW run was always between 273-280 lbs.
RP said on 22/Jan/15
Oanh, I'll have to re-watch that Letterman episode...but, I'm 99% positive Andre said he currently weighed about 480 lbs...but, at one time was as heavy as 540 from drinking to much beer?
6'2 said on 21/Jan/15
everybodbody give it a break ha did u notice hogan to big show hogans lost 3" of height since he saw andre and there is the same difference between both which comes to 1 conclusion andre lost 2" so this finally comes to an end andre was a legit 7'4" at his talleat
NCL said on 21/Jan/15
Oanh says on 20/Jan/15
@dicksock, yeah that first photo is suspect, but some have said the woman is on a stool? The one next with the van looks legit. Did you see the photo with him next to a door? If it's a standard door, then he is well above 7 feet. I don't think he is 600lbs...somebody said that on a different website. He looks about 450 lbs.

There's a photo of him next to a door and other photos and a video at the linke below (didn't get to watch the video yet):

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Oanh said on 20/Jan/15
@dicksock, yeah that first photo is suspect, but some have said the woman is on a stool? The one next with the van looks legit. Did you see the photo with him next to a door? If it's a standard door, then he is well above 7 feet. I don't think he is 600lbs...somebody said that on a different website. He looks about 450 lbs.
dicksock said on 16/Jan/15
Oanh says on 12/Jan/15
Rob, have you seen/heard of Alain Delaunois from Belgium? He is on a couple of websites with photos. He has been measured at 7'6-7'6.5". He is reportedly 600lbs! He sure looks that big. Take a look at him if you haven't seen him. Bigger than Andre? Height wise he is, but I'm not sure in girth.

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Wait a second. There is no way he is 7'6.5"! I looked at his pictures and videos and he doesn't look above 7' or 600lbs. He looks more like Uncle Elmer's size. Just a big fat guy who is taller than average.

This guy is 7'6.5?! I'm calling bs. He is nothing compared to Andre.
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Oanh said on 13/Jan/15
@RP, when David Letterman introduced Andre, he said Andre was 7'4 and weighs about 500 lbs. Andre never said that during the interview. He only said that he used to weigh 560lbs when he was drinking beer.
Oanh said on 12/Jan/15
Rob, have you seen/heard of Alain Delaunois from Belgium? He is on a couple of websites with photos. He has been measured at 7'6-7'6.5". He is reportedly 600lbs! He sure looks that big. Take a look at him if you haven't seen him. Bigger than Andre? Height wise he is, but I'm not sure in girth.
dicksock said on 11/Jan/15
6'2 says on 11/Jan/15
ha dicksock are you talking about the difference between studd and andre in 1989 when studd wore lifts and was already a 6'7 giant himself and andre was past his prime phsically by about 6yrs, there are lots of pics aswel to show that hogan wasnt up to andres eyebrows only for the promotions of wm3 did hogan ever come near andre and trust me they werent standing next to each other this was all to promote hogan as the next big thing andre was passing the torch there hardly going to make hogan look small this wasnt a david and golioth affair this was to make hogan the next big 6'8" 303lb kayfabe unbeatable champ and bring wrestling to new heights there not going to make there main attraction look smaall in them days.

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Ok, now you're just making stuff up and not making any sense. Since when did Studd wear lifts at WM 5? He looked nearly the same height as Jake Roberts in that match as well. Andre didn't appear to be much if any shorter in 1989 than in his prime; maybe .5" or something. You're dead wrong about Wrestlemania III. The WWF WANTED it to be a David vs. Goliath type match and even listed Hogan at 295 lbs rather than his usual 302 or 303. Hogan always came up to around Andre's eyebrows or the bridge of his nose. In the AWA, in 1982, Hogan looked as tall or taller next to Andre than he did in the WWF. There was no more than 6" between them in New Japan either and again looked more like ~5.5" max. I'm not trying to claim Andre was 6'10"-6'11" peak. I have been saying for years that he was 6'11"-7' in his prime. I was simply responding to heightcrazyred for saying Hogan was only 6'5" in his prime, but Andre was 7'0.5". Those numbers make no sense. I personally think Hogan was around 6'6" and Andre was around 6'11.5" at the tallest. Although, it may be more like 6'5.75" and 6'11".
6'2 said on 11/Jan/15
ha dicksock are you talking about the difference between studd and andre in 1989 when studd wore lifts and was already a 6'7 giant himself and andre was past his prime phsically by about 6yrs, there are lots of pics aswel to show that hogan wasnt up to andres eyebrows only for the promotions of wm3 did hogan ever come near andre and trust me they werent standing next to each other this was all to promote hogan as the next big thing andre was passing the torch there hardly going to make hogan look small this wasnt a david and golioth affair this was to make hogan the next big 6'8" 303lb kayfabe unbeatable champ and bring wrestling to new heights there not going to make there main attraction look smaall in them days. andre still 7ft+prime in and around 6'11-7ft at the end.hogan did not come up to andres eyebrows period! and me not being able to handle the truth is absurd i could honestly care less its my opionion is all.putting andre 6'10 or 11" prime youd have the whole height of every wrestler in that period drastically downgraded
Iconjj said on 10/Jan/15
andre says on 8/Jan/15
Prime Hulk hogan 1975 1987 would be around randy orton height or even taller 6f4 prime and 6ft2.5 today

andre was about 6ft9 prime and 6ft7.5 at the end
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K dude, whatever gets you through the night.
Aaronious said on 9/Jan/15
and Thanks Capt Nobody, the comparison pic is really good here, because the ropes are equidistant with each other, AND both Jorge and Andre are standing in roughly the same spot/distance from the camera
Aaronious said on 9/Jan/15
i met duggan recently at an indy show, he is every bit of 6'3" when he stands straight. i am a full 6'2 1/4", and he is about an inch taller than me
andre said on 8/Jan/15
Prime Hulk hogan 1975 1987 would be around randy orton height or even taller 6f4 prime and 6ft2.5 today

andre was about 6ft9 prime and 6ft7.5 at the end
Halb said on 8/Jan/15
André usually looked around 4/5 inches taller than Studd.
Danimal said on 7/Jan/15
JT says on 30/Dec/14
62B says on 29/Dec/14
Click Here

Not sure if this worked that past few times I posted so I m trying again.
Its a pic of 6'3" Duggan standing next to what looks to me a 7' Andre from 1988 when Andre supposedly already lost height

Duggan was billed at 6’3” but wasn’t within 2 inches of ~6’5” guys like Jake, Hogan and Hillbilly Jim. He was about the same height as legit 6’2” Sting. Click Here

JT, Hogan was taller than both Hilbilly and Jake the Snake in the 1980's.
Guy B said on 7/Jan/15
With Andre the Giant, I think he was in the 6'10" range when he was at Wrestlemania 3, maybe a little over, but as his condition took its toll and his system and joints began to shut down, his posture became more effected and he became more hunched over. When you look at the size difference between Andre and Hogan, it's not much different than Undertaker and Hogan and Taker is around 6'8".

He might have been slightly taller in his prime, when he was thinner and his joints were more mobile but I don't think he was ever anything over 7'0 but still a giant man regardless.
dicksock said on 7/Jan/15
6'2 says on 6/Jan/15
dicksock the 5" difference with andre and hogan isnt fact stop going on like it is if hogan 6'5 then andre 6'10 if hogans 6'6 then andres 6'11 if andre is 7ft then hogan must be 6'7 just stop thats just your opionion thers being pictures on here that have shown andre to have 6-7" on studd alone and he was taller than hogon

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Sorry if you can't handle the truth, but it is the truth. All of the hundreds of pieces of evidence illustrate this truth. If someone comes up to a person's eyebrows every time and there is no footwear advantage, it is safe to say that person is less than 6" shorter than the other person. I don't know where you think you have seen Andre looking 6-7" taller than Studd, but he was not. He was about 4" taller at Wrestlemania V when he stood as tall as he could. It is not just me that knows Andre wasn't more than 5.5" taller than Hogan. Pretty much every on this page can easily see that. It's not like I'm going on one picture; there is a seemingly endless amount of evidence that proves my point and nothing shows more than a 6" difference...nothing. On the other hand, there are plenty of pictures and videos where the difference is less than 5".
ReturnofG said on 7/Jan/15
6'2 says on 6/Jan/15
dicksock the 5" difference with andre and hogan isnt fact stop going on like it is if hogan 6'5 then andre 6'10 if hogans 6'6 then andres 6'11 if andre is 7ft then hogan must be 6'7 just stop thats just your opionion thers being pictures on here that have shown andre to have 6-7" on studd alone and he was taller than hogon there is no proff of andre the giants height.in the princess bride film nothing to do with wrestling they had 6'5 double and andre dwarfed him when asked if he was 7'6" then he said no 7'4" why question him no one else did for me hes easily 7ft+ tallest possibly 6'11" 90s still had several inches on 6'8 giant baba at this time


Exactly 6'2!
Kunoichi said on 7/Jan/15
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MaVZ3kTwXn8
1972,As Monster Roussimoff.To me it does not look like there are seven feet tall of Andre.
white.ap.teacup.com/corona/2189.html
6'2 said on 6/Jan/15
dicksock the 5" difference with andre and hogan isnt fact stop going on like it is if hogan 6'5 then andre 6'10 if hogans 6'6 then andres 6'11 if andre is 7ft then hogan must be 6'7 just stop thats just your opionion thers being pictures on here that have shown andre to have 6-7" on studd alone and he was taller than hogon there is no proff of andre the giants height.in the princess bride film nothing to do with wrestling they had 6'5 double and andre dwarfed him when asked if he was 7'6" then he said no 7'4" why question him no one else did for me hes easily 7ft+ tallest possibly 6'11" 90s still had several inches on 6'8 giant baba at this time
Capt. Nobody said on 6/Jan/15
JT says on 3/Jan/15
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Dicksock, both Andre’s and Duggan’s heads are tilted back in 62B’s screen shot, which is why they don’t appear as long as they actually are. 62B chose that shot, I didn’t. When Andre’s head is level, it comes out around 12 inches, not counting the double chin. Click Here His eyes are around the 6’5.5” level here so it’s maybe 4.5”-5” inches more to the top of the scalp. Andre could probably squeeze out a little more height but it won’t change the length of his head.

Look at guys like Steph Curry and Andrew Bogut if you want to see what 6’2” vs. 6’11” is supposed to look like. This isn’t it. Click Here

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Nope, not a chance unless you want to now go with the idea that Andre's head goes up to the top of his hair. That shot according to where you've placed the top of Andre's head previously is still about 2 inches off. And going off of what things "look like" gets you a ruler that's incorrect. That shot might bring Andre's head into the 10.5 range depending on where the top of his head is.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Jan/15
dicksock says on 6/Jan/15
The bottom line is this: You can't have it both ways. A 6'5/6'5.25" Hogan means a 6'10.5" peak Andre.



No, it´s your estimation - bottom line.
For the 1979 staredown
My estimation says Hogan had at least 0.5" footwearadvantage and Andre isn´t standing as straight as Hogan. Andre has him by at least 5.5".

Regarding Andres thinner soles I say 6" If both stand straight, so 6´5"-6´5.25" and 6´11"-6´11.25" for their evening height.


Your Heightloss theory is of, we´ll never know how much they lost over the day at peak but for Andre 1.5"-2" wouldn´t be that unusual.

I talked with a lot of people about their heightloss and I now I lost up to a full inch over the day from 6´1"-6´0" wich is a tad more than usual.
With to damaged discs I only lost peak morningheight not eveningheight and wake about 6´0.75" now.

Most people tell me they lose 1.5-2cm and all I measured lost 1,8cm-2,2cm shortest was 146cm evening and tallest 195,8cm evening.

It all depends on how thick your discs are naturally, we can´t see how thick Andres discs are but he has a much longer spine than Hogan and much more bodyweight pressing his discs so big potential to lose much more than Hogan over the day and Hogan spend a lot more time training his backmuscles than Andre.

So my estimations are in cm

Hogan out of bed 198cm, evening very peak 196cm.
Andre out of bed 215cm, evening very peak 211cm.
Halb said on 6/Jan/15
Gretz says on 3/Jan/15
I haven`t posted here in about 4 years,But I see most of the same poster`s are still here.Daminal ,Halb Dicksock,ect.,On you tube they were questioning his true height.And in a video from 1971,or even 1966.Andre claims he is 7"0ft. 376 pounds of muscle.(hit both of them on youtube).And I didn`t forget about you J.T,i was there when texas tom was still posting!
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Haha, Gretz! I rarely post here, but I pop in to read up when bored. I recall texastom! He was the only poster on here whom I encountered who I thought was a real wanker. :D
dicksock said on 6/Jan/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 5/Jan/15
dicksock says on 4/Jan/15
Please tell me your joking. Prove he didn't say it? That's complete garbage. His 7'0.5" or 214 cm claim was his billing, not some fact. How can you think Hogan was only 6'5.25" at his tallest, yet believe Andre was 7'0.5"? There was never more than a solid 5" between them. Hogan was 6'5.5"-6'6" and Andre was around 6'11/6'11.5" at his tallest. Unless Hogan really was a legit 6'7", I'm not buying that Andre was 7'0.5".
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Then you don´t remember all I wrote, I said In Andre´s prime right after he stopped growing and years before he met Hulk he could measure 7´0"-7´0.5" for a morning measurement and be down to 6´11"-6´11.5" evening.

Don´t forget Hogans footwearadvantage over Andre in wrestlingboots...
Imo the 1979 staredown shows 5.5"gap with Andre not full straight and Hogan having 0.5-1" footwearadvantage. So one of Hogans believable claims is that Andre had a half foot on him.

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The bottom line is this: You can't have it both ways. A 6'5/6'5.25" Hogan means a 6'10.5" peak Andre. I didn't see any real footwear advantage or posture advantage by Hogan. I am not saying it's impossible Andre could have been 7' out of bed at his tallest (1971-mid 80s) and lost an inch of height by the evening. I'm just saying that if you want Andre to have been 6'11.5" by the evening, Hogan had to have been at least 6'6" by the evening. I don't see why Andre would have lost significantly more height than Hogan throughout the day. Hogan was a huge man himself.

If I had to guess peak morning heights, I'd say Hogan was ~6'6.25" morning/6'5.75" evening and Andre was ~6'11.75" morning/6'11" evening.
Chaz said on 6/Jan/15
people need to stop with this rubish,Andre's face was 11.75'' the 6'' point on he's face is just over the tip of he's nose,unlees Duggan was 6'4'' Andre was not 7' a 6'5'' Hogan should of been under he's nose,
Gretz said on 6/Jan/15
Dicksock I agree,Patera claiming Studd went from 6'8" to 6'11 1/2" is totally assinine.After a certain age hgh does not make you grow any taller.And he was getting it from cadavers.They could not synthasize it yet.This gave him the illness that killed him.Something like mad cow disease!
Gretz said on 6/Jan/15
I think Andre was 7'01/2 inch in his early 20`s,going by new video that I have seen.(search for his earliest vids!)And even by 1978 he looks 7'0(Backlund pic)even by 1984(wilt pic)he looks 6'11"3/4.By WM#3 he is down to about 6'101/2,and i have been following his career since 1974.When he was a true 7'0".And I know J.t and vegas if he still posts here but will never admit it.Well I am here to tell you after 10 years j.T is still wrong.He even use to admit that Andre was at least 6'11 many years ago,and posted many photos to prove it.What changed his mind,Vegas did he jumped right on his band wagon and said Andre was 6'10"!
62B said on 5/Jan/15
JT says on 4/Jan/15
62B Duggan does not stand on his tippy toes. He stands on one foot, which can make him a little taller but he also leans in towards Andre. It makes very little difference even if Andre has slightly better posture than Duggan Click Here This is what a 7’0” Duggan would have looked like (6’2” + 10” head) Click Here Your persistence of a 7'0" Andre, especially at this stage of his life, is really pretty silly. How old are you BTW?

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I know you watched the video JT, so you do know he was on his toes, both of them. Go back and watch frame by frame, and when he comes back down off the one foot in your pic, he shortens noticeably. My persistence that Andre was close to 7' at this stage in his life is that I ran into him, he knocked me down, I stood up, he straightened up, I sized him up for a few seconds, and took off for my plane I was late for. If he wasn't 7', then he was very close to it. If I would have felt he was 6'8", 6'9", or 6'10", then that's what I would be saying. I have said in the past that he may have been 6'10 1/2 when I saw him, but I really think any shorter is "silly" as you like to say. IMO Andre was a little under 7' in 1988 and 7'peak. I think when he looks 6'9" - 6'10" it is due to posture.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 5/Jan/15
dicksock says on 4/Jan/15
Please tell me your joking. Prove he didn't say it? That's complete garbage. His 7'0.5" or 214 cm claim was his billing, not some fact. How can you think Hogan was only 6'5.25" at his tallest, yet believe Andre was 7'0.5"? There was never more than a solid 5" between them. Hogan was 6'5.5"-6'6" and Andre was around 6'11/6'11.5" at his tallest. Unless Hogan really was a legit 6'7", I'm not buying that Andre was 7'0.5".
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Then you don´t remember all I wrote, I said In Andre´s prime right after he stopped growing and years before he met Hulk he could measure 7´0"-7´0.5" for a morning measurement and be down to 6´11"-6´11.5" evening.

Don´t forget Hogans footwearadvantage over Andre in wrestlingboots...
Imo the 1979 staredown shows 5.5"gap with Andre not full straight and Hogan having 0.5-1" footwearadvantage. So one of Hogans believable claims is that Andre had a half foot on him.
62B said on 5/Jan/15
JT says on 4/Jan/15
62B Duggan does not stand on his tippy toes. He stands on one foot, which can make him a little taller but he also leans in towards Andre. It makes very little difference even if Andre has slightly better posture than Duggan Click Here This is what a 7’0” Duggan would have looked like (6’2” + 10” head) Click Here Your persistence of a 7'0" Andre, especially at this stage of his life, is really pretty silly. How old are you BTW?

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I know you watched the video JT, so you do know he was on his toes, both of them. Go back and watch frame by frame, and when he comes back down off he one foot in you pic, he shortens noticeably.
Danimal said on 5/Jan/15
me says on 1/Jan/15
Duggan next to Vince always has him by 2". The still from Duggan and Andre is just another example of how tall Andre was when he stood straight. You can't have it both ways. Vince was 6'2" and Duggan was obviously taller and Andre clearly had 9-10" on Duggan because of that Giant noggin. There is just no way Andre was under 7' peak, its just ridiculous. The Myth was 7'4" not 7'.

Vince was minimum 6'1" at his peak. Duggan was 6'2"-6'3" imo.
62B said on 4/Jan/15
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not sure where this is from, and I suppose just because they printed 7' doesn't mean he was.
62B said on 4/Jan/15
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I don't think its as good as a screenshot as Hacksaw, but here is one of 6'3" / 6'4" SGT Slaughter with Andre leaning over. Turn Slaughter around and he's looking right at Andre's chest. Even with Andre leaning forward the top of Slaughters head is barely to Andres mouth.
dicksock said on 4/Jan/15
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 3/Jan/15
dicksock says on 2/Jan/15

Frenchy never said Andre was 7'0.5". That is just a rumor that has been circulating for over 5 years now.


So I´d like to see how you prove he never said it!

You can call it a rumor but Andre was in japan during that time for diagnosis and of course would´ve been measured there.
The 7´0.5" claim also fits with Andre claiming 214cm in the 1971 vid

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Please tell me your joking. Prove he didn't say it? That's complete garbage. His 7'0.5" or 214 cm claim was his billing, not some fact. How can you think Hogan was only 6'5.25" at his tallest, yet believe Andre was 7'0.5"? There was never more than a solid 5" between them. Hogan was 6'5.5"-6'6" and Andre was around 6'11/6'11.5" at his tallest. Unless Hogan really was a legit 6'7", I'm not buying that Andre was 7'0.5".
dicksock said on 4/Jan/15
6'2 says on 3/Jan/15
why is duggan being mentioned so much did he ever stant beside andre in the early 70s god why is this so hard to explain andres not going to have his hands by his side with his legs back and neck strectched looking straight ahead like when getting mesured in every andre pic or 99% of them he has bent knees head tilted down and bad hunched over posture.and thanks dicksock for proving my point you refer to the frenchy part of my last statement and not the bad posture andre the giant 7'1" peak 6'11" 90s

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I didn't prove your point. You referenced a bogus rumor about Frenchy Bernard and I simply pointed out that the idea that he said Andre was 7'0.5" after a Japanese measurement is false. I understand Andre's posture affected his height. He was likely around 6'11" at his tallest.
JT said on 4/Jan/15
62B Duggan does not stand on his tippy toes. He stands on one foot, which can make him a little taller but he also leans in towards Andre. It makes very little difference even if Andre has slightly better posture than Duggan Click Here This is what a 7’0” Duggan would have looked like (6’2” + 10” head) Click Here Your persistence of a 7'0" Andre, especially at this stage of his life, is really pretty silly. How old are you BTW?
62B said on 4/Jan/15
JT says on 3/Jan/15

Look at guys like Steph Curry and Andrew Bogut if you want to see what 6’2” vs. 6’11” is supposed to look like. This isn’t it. Click Here
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You chose a part in the video where Duggan was on his toes JT with Andre's head tilted down. Duggan was on his toes most of the that scene, I chose the best shot that had duggan coming down off his toes and Andre lifting his head straight, with both standing straight, full body shots. Its the best I could find showing the true height difference between the two. It would have been better if Duggan leveled out his head, and Andre did not turn his towards the crowd, but that shot was not in the video. You don't have to believe Andre was ever 7 foot, but showing intentionally misleading photo's doesn't help your argument
Gretz said on 3/Jan/15
I haven`t posted here in about 4 years,But I see most of the same poster`s are still here.Daminal ,Halb Dicksock,ect.,On you tube they were questioning his true height.And in a video from 1971,or even 1966.Andre claims he is 7"0ft. 376 pounds of muscle.(hit both of them on youtube).And I didn`t forget about you J.T,i was there when texas tom was still posting!
6'2 said on 3/Jan/15
why is duggan being mentioned so much did he ever stant beside andre in the early 70s god why is this so hard to explain andres not going to have his hands by his side with his legs back and neck strectched looking straight ahead like when getting mesured in every andre pic or 99% of them he has bent knees head tilted down and bad hunched over posture.and thanks dicksock for proving my point you refer to the frenchy part of my last statement and not the bad posture andre the giant 7'1" peak 6'11" 90s
JT said on 3/Jan/15
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Dicksock, both Andre’s and Duggan’s heads are tilted back in 62B’s screen shot, which is why they don’t appear as long as they actually are. 62B chose that shot, I didn’t. When Andre’s head is level, it comes out around 12 inches, not counting the double chin. Click Here His eyes are around the 6’5.5” level here so it’s maybe 4.5”-5” inches more to the top of the scalp. Andre could probably squeeze out a little more height but it won’t change the length of his head.

Look at guys like Steph Curry and Andrew Bogut if you want to see what 6’2” vs. 6’11” is supposed to look like. This isn’t it. Click Here
andre said on 3/Jan/15
Andre the giant was 6ft8 at is prime and 6ft6.5 at the end if you guys see is 1993 movie he looks just that 6ft6.5
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 3/Jan/15
dicksock says on 2/Jan/15

Frenchy never said Andre was 7'0.5". That is just a rumor that has been circulating for over 5 years now.


So I´d like to see how you prove he never said it!

You can call it a rumor but Andre was in japan during that time for diagnosis and of course would´ve been measured there.
The 7´0.5" claim also fits with Andre claiming 214cm in the 1971 vid
mike m said on 2/Jan/15
Andre was billed at 6'10 early in his career i have no reason to believe he grew anymore as he looked his tallest then.way more pictures then not show me a sub 7 ft andre.Also being billed at 6'10 tells me all i need to know as wrestlers do not get underbilled.
Halb said on 2/Jan/15
André stood tall on many occasions in the late 80s. Usually against tallish opponents, John Studd is a good example, André stood as tall against Studd at Wrestlemania V as he ever did. It's possible that the back surgery in '86 did not make him lose any weight. The two years prior to André's death when he used crutches, his posture seems very affected.
dicksock said on 2/Jan/15
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Jan/15
Eh, screw it. Too good to wait for the no reply. This DISCUSSION IS CLOSED and now his true height is known!

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According to your OWN RULER Andre's head with his mouth open comes out around the 10 inch range. So, we'll say you're about 2 inches off in your picture of Andre coming out to around 6'10" which makes him......

Ironically, JT solved the mystery! Yep, around a 7 foot Andre if Duggan is 6'2" - 6'3" in this shot.

Just to add, in your ruler as well, Duggan's head if he closed his mouth comes out in the 8 inch range. I'd say he's probably around average and most likely in the 10 range himself. You're ruler is scaled off by almost exactly 2 inches.

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I noticed the same thing you did. With JT's ruler, Andre's head with his mouth open would only be 11". In reality, it would be around 13" with his mouth open. His ruler also showed Duggan's head to be about 8" long, which is absurd. The average male head is about 9.25" long and Duggan is obviously a big man with a big head. His head would be around 10" long. Even without paying attention to head lengths, I could see the inches on his ruler are too big. Just by eyeballing the difference between Duggan and Andre, I can tell there is around 9" between them. Duggan was around 6'2" and Andre was around 6'11".
dicksock said on 2/Jan/15
6'2 says on 2/Jan/15
i dont understand why people on here pretty much by pass andres bad posture time and time again andre always had bent knees and was hunched over ecspecially in the 80s whereas nash khali and the likes always stretch to there full height of course they werent as heavy i belive he did measure 7'0.5" in japan thats the only time apparently he was looked at and was diagnosed with acromegaly or giantism so obviously the doctor would have measured him why wouldy frenchy benard say 7'0.5" if it wasnt true he wud have just said 7'4" not to break kayfabe andre himself said 214cm at one point which was the same year he was measured in japan and thats 7'0.5"

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Frenchy never said Andre was 7'0.5". That is just a rumor that has been circulating for over 5 years now.
6'2 said on 2/Jan/15
i dont understand why people on here pretty much by pass andres bad posture time and time again andre always had bent knees and was hunched over ecspecially in the 80s whereas nash khali and the likes always stretch to there full height of course they werent as heavy i belive he did measure 7'0.5" in japan thats the only time apparently he was looked at and was diagnosed with acromegaly or giantism so obviously the doctor would have measured him why wouldy frenchy benard say 7'0.5" if it wasnt true he wud have just said 7'4" not to break kayfabe andre himself said 214cm at one point which was the same year he was measured in japan and thats 7'0.5"
Capt. Nobody said on 1/Jan/15
Eh, screw it. Too good to wait for the no reply. This DISCUSSION IS CLOSED and now his true height is known!

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According to your OWN RULER Andre's head with his mouth open comes out around the 10 inch range. So, we'll say you're about 2 inches off in your picture of Andre coming out to around 6'10" which makes him......

Ironically, JT solved the mystery! Yep, around a 7 foot Andre if Duggan is 6'2" - 6'3" in this shot.

Just to add, in your ruler as well, Duggan's head if he closed his mouth comes out in the 8 inch range. I'd say he's probably around average and most likely in the 10 range himself. You're ruler is scaled off by almost exactly 2 inches.
Capt. Nobody said on 1/Jan/15
JT says on 30/Dec/14
62B says on 29/Dec/14
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Not sure if this worked that past few times I posted so I m trying again.
Its a pic of 6'3" Duggan standing next to what looks to me a 7' Andre from 1988 when Andre supposedly already lost height

Duggan was billed at 6’3” but wasn’t within 2 inches of ~6’5” guys like Jake, Hogan and Hillbilly Jim. He was about the same height as legit 6’2” Sting. Click Here

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Rulers again? OK, this one made it really easy to catch the mistake typically made on these shots and without knowing it you just made a perfect case for a 7 foot Andre, I'll give you the math later after you ignore this, but for the last time, if you are going to make a ruler view, use Andre's head as a measure of comparison, his head IS a ruler since we've all pretty much agreed to a relative area for it's length.

:Please read and answer this JT:

If Andre's head is in the agreed upon 12 inch length range, how long is his head according to the ruler in that shot? Also keep mind that Andre's mouth is open so you're talking even longer, probably up to 2 inches.
62B said on 1/Jan/15
Guy's I stood right next to hacksaw in line at the Alexandria airport for at least 10 min. we were the same height, I was in the army and regularly measured 6'3" barefoot at the time. I'll give you it was 25 plus years ago and I did not think to make a mental note of foot wear. I was most likely wearing my tennis shoes, and being a wrestler in the 80's Duggan could have been wearing cowboy boots. Even if he did have a footwear advantage he would have been about 6'2 1/2" at worst. Chaz I see more than an 8" difference, I understand its a good number to make your math work out, but even if you are right Andre is at least 6'10 1/2" in 1988 when he already lost an inch or more, making 7' prime very probable. Personally I think my pic shows Andre closer to 7'
me said on 1/Jan/15
Duggan next to Vince always has him by 2". The still from Duggan and Andre is just another example of how tall Andre was when he stood straight. You can't have it both ways. Vince was 6'2" and Duggan was obviously taller and Andre clearly had 9-10" on Duggan because of that Giant noggin. There is just no way Andre was under 7' peak, its just ridiculous. The Myth was 7'4" not 7'.
RP said on 31/Dec/14
Jim Duggan was a peak 6'2" barefoot & is now about 6'1.5" barefoot. He had a 1/2" on Terry Bradshaw about a year ago at an event picture with the The Guys from Duck Dynasty TV Show & Terry Bradshaw.
Chaz said on 31/Dec/14
62B says on 29/Dec/14
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Not sure if this worked that past few times I posted so I m trying again.
Its a pic of 6'3" Duggan standing next to what looks to me a 7' Andre from 1988 when Andre supposedly already lost height

Duggan was 6'2'' and there is no more than 8'' differance in height
JT said on 30/Dec/14
62B says on 29/Dec/14
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Not sure if this worked that past few times I posted so I m trying again.
Its a pic of 6'3" Duggan standing next to what looks to me a 7' Andre from 1988 when Andre supposedly already lost height

Duggan was billed at 6’3” but wasn’t within 2 inches of ~6’5” guys like Jake, Hogan and Hillbilly Jim. He was about the same height as legit 6’2” Sting. Click Here
62B said on 29/Dec/14
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Not sure if this worked that past few times I posted so I m trying again.
Its a pic of 6'3" Duggan standing next to what looks to me a 7' Andre from 1988 when Andre supposedly already lost height
Capt. Nobody said on 27/Dec/14
Aaronious says on 26/Dec/14
off topic, sort of, a picture comparison of el gigante and andre.

if you use andre's head as a measuring point of reference, even underrating his head as 12" ( i believe it is 13" ), Andre is about 6 inches shorter than Mr Jorge Gonzalez

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Wow, not bad. Almost exactly the same angle and everything.
Capt. Nobody said on 27/Dec/14
dicksock says on 22/Dec/14
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 21/Dec/14
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6:54 pretty clear that Andre has about 1" sole... so no cowboyboot advantage

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Exactly. It is obvious those shoes were 100% normal. He may not have even been getting an inch of boost. Certainly they gave him no more than Big Show's usual wrestling boots.

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Upon further examination, if that. Good find HeightcrazyRed6ft. Also the theory seems to be that he got a huge boost because of the shape of the shoe is more square. Well, I was just looking at a pair of my own shoes and they are just as square and they give me almost no boost because the sole is relatively thin. So them being more of a box shape might mean nothing at all.
Aaronious said on 26/Dec/14
off topic, sort of, a picture comparison of el gigante and andre.

if you use andre's head as a measuring point of reference, even underrating his head as 12" ( i believe it is 13" ), Andre is about 6 inches shorter than Mr Jorge Gonzalez

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dicksock said on 26/Dec/14
6'2 says on 25/Dec/14
thats true in some particulars dicksock but even look at 6'3" frank bruno to editor rob thats a 7" gap and doesnt appear it for me andre had 7" on hogan look at the wedding picture plus andre always had bad posture due to his mass

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Andre had about 6" on Hogan in the wedding picture, but he also had a footwear advantage. He was wearing his cowboy boots. I always take Andre's frequently poor posture into consideration when coming up with my estimates.

Regarding the Andre/Gene interview from 1987 where there is some debate whether he's standing on a platform: I am sure that he is not. He's just standing straight and possibly in the morning or early afternoon.
Chaz said on 26/Dec/14
dicksock says on 25/Dec/14
Here's Ken Patera talking about John Studd...

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He said when he met him in 1977, he was 6'8" 280 lbs and after years of HGH, he became 6'11.5" 380 lbs. I think Patera needs to be in a loony bin.

lol in 1977,HGH come only fron dead body's and cost about $30,000 to treat child for 6 months'you could never get it,not untill 1985,could you get synthetic HGH,and only from a hospital,it's only in the last 15 years can you get it easy and cheap.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Dec/14
dicksock says on 25/Dec/14
Here's Ken Patera talking about John Studd...

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He said when he met him in 1977, he was 6'8" 280 lbs and after years of HGH, he became 6'11.5" 380 lbs. I think Patera needs to be in a loony bin.


LMAO
He really needs serious help if he believes what he says.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Dec/14
er4smiths says on 24/Dec/14
@HeightcrazyRed6ft - that pic of Andre next to Gene - he's standing on a box!!!!

Proof??

He is just standing as straight as possible there and looking the vid I get the feeling he´s not free of pain ...
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Dec/14
JT says on 24/Dec/14
Andre looks taller in 1987 next to Gene than he did in 1980 wearing these cowboy boots. Click Here Andre and Heenan promos from the same 1987 Saturday Night Main Event Click Here
The gap between Andre and Gene always looked quite a bit less in front of a live audience

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The 80/87 comparison shows the difference between a standing as straight as possible Andre and a relaxed slouching Andre wich easy eliminates the cowboybootadvantage wich should be about an inch there.

The interview vid in front of the ring is quite good but all wrestlers look a bit shorter than they should next to Gene, If Atlas is really 6´2" Gene looks near 5´10" there.
Maybe the Camera angle is a bit to high or this time Gene has some kind of advantage?
6'2 said on 25/Dec/14
thats true in some particulars dicksock but even look at 6'3" frank bruno to editor rob thats a 7" gap and doesnt appear it for me andre had 7" on hogan look at the wedding picture plus andre always had bad posture due to his mass
dicksock said on 25/Dec/14
Here's Ken Patera talking about John Studd...

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He said when he met him in 1977, he was 6'8" 280 lbs and after years of HGH, he became 6'11.5" 380 lbs. I think Patera needs to be in a loony bin.
dicksock said on 25/Dec/14
JT says on 24/Dec/14
You can’t trust any Andre promo when you can’t see the footwear, whether Gene or Vince took off their shoes, whether Andre is standing on a small platform, etc. Andre looks taller in 1987 next to Gene than he did in 1980 wearing these cowboy boots. Click Here

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Again, you are ignoring posture. Andre is reaching for the stars in the 1987 interview and has a very relaxed posture in the 1980 interview. The 1980 Andre would be identical in height to the 1987 one. What time of the day were the interviews done in? That could possibly make a difference. Andre was right around 6'11" in both 1980 and 1987. Again, posture can make all the difference in the world, especially for Andre.
Frank said on 25/Dec/14
Im 5ft 11 .5 bare foot and I met a guy who said he was 7ft and he towered me
Mean Gene is short Andre don't look 7ft in my eyes
miko said on 25/Dec/14
Andre always looked a lot shorter 'in ring' than out of it. You can hardly stand on a box in front of a live audience.
Chaz said on 25/Dec/14
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 24/Dec/14
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No cowboyboots, 5inches - but still footwear advantage to Andre ~ 0.5-1" imo
both not peak height.

Andre was 6´11"-6´11.5"peak evening height, Haystacks 6´7"-6´7.5"

That is a good comparison,they are both in the right place,but with out shoes,Haystacks would be too far up the nose,to be 5'' but having looked at the Big Show Haystacks ring shot again,it's only when Big Show lifts he's chin there is 6'' differance,when it's level he's helf way up the nose,and that is with 1'' thiner boots,I must admite there may not have been so much height differance,between Andre and Big Show as I have been allways thinking.
er4smiths said on 24/Dec/14
@HeightcrazyRed6ft - that pic of Andre next to Gene - he's standing on a box!!!!
JT said on 24/Dec/14
You can’t trust any Andre promo when you can’t see the footwear, whether Gene or Vince took off their shoes, whether Andre is standing on a small platform, etc. Andre looks taller in 1987 next to Gene than he did in 1980 wearing these cowboy boots. Click Here Andre and Heenan promos from the same 1987 Saturday Night Main Event Click Here
The gap between Andre and Gene always looked quite a bit less in front of a live audience
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HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 24/Dec/14
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Doubt Andres shoulderlevel changed much over the years, but his neck looks really compressed, no doubt 6´11"+ as a young healthy man.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 24/Dec/14
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No cowboyboots, 5inches - but still footwear advantage to Andre ~ 0.5-1" imo
both not peak height.

Andre was 6´11"-6´11.5"peak evening height, Haystacks 6´7"-6´7.5"
dicksock said on 24/Dec/14
ohmike says on 23/Dec/14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zCvL87K3bk
in this 1971 clip, Andre himself is claiming to be 2.14 meters, thats 7' tall

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I've been referencing that video for a while now. It is the final nail in the coffin for the 7'4"/7'5" myth. It is also the final nail in the coffin for anyone who think Andre was 7'1" or taller. Andre stopped growing in 1970 according to himself and is also on video claiming to be 7'0.5" in 1971. And that was his billed height. The only realistic range for possible peak height is 6'10.5"-7'0.5". I think he was around 6'11.25" tops, but I suppose he could have been 7' out of bed in his prime. I generally just refer to him as 6'11"-7' in his prime for that reason.
Capt. Nobody said on 23/Dec/14
JT says on 20/Dec/14
dicksock says on 20/Dec/14
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Why don't you take a good look and realize you're wrong. Where are the lifts? Show me the lifts? There are no lifts....

Those shoes gave him a significant boost. You can actually see where his toes are and how high they are off the mat. Click Here Same shoes here and look where the outer edges of his feet are here relative to the ground. Click Here

He wore those same shoes with Hogan in cowboy boots here and was able to maintain his usual 5 inch advantage Click Here meaning they gave a comparable boost if not more. I’m sure his feet were bothering him enough that he could no longer wear cowboy boots in comfort but I’m also sure Vince still wanted to make him look as tall as he could.

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Now do a comparison to Big Shows wrestling boots with Andre's shoes in the first picture.
ohmike said on 23/Dec/14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zCvL87K3bk
in this 1971 clip, Andre himself is claiming to be 2.14 meters, thats 7' tall
dicksock said on 23/Dec/14
6'2 says on 22/Dec/14
ray ramano in some pics was up to garrets eyes and if he said he was6'1 then thats a 7.5" difference in height to him and garret. my point is that andre could have easily had 7" on hogan at his tallest

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I understand where you're coming from. But, I don't believe Brad Garrett is 7.5" taller than Ray. I have seen every episode of that show and he never came across as nearly 6'9" to me. As far as Hogan and Andre go, if we only had a few pics and videos to use as evidence, I would agree with your point. However, we have an abundant amount of evidence from 1980-1988 and Andre never looked more than 6" taller and usually looked 5" taller or less. Plus, Hogan said in his autobiography that Andre was half a foot taller than him. It's not like Garrett only looks 6" taller than Ramano some of the time; he looks that much taller most of the time. The footage where he looks shorter are the exception. With Andre and Hogan, there is not one bit of footage that exists where Andre legitimately looks 7" taller than Hogan. That's because he wasn't.

Prime Hogan was around 6'5.75" and prime Andre was around 6'11.25". That is an approx. 5.5" difference. I narrowed both guys prime heights down to 6'5.5"-6'6" and 6'11"-6'11.5" respectively and took the middle number.
JT said on 22/Dec/14
The ortho shoes Andre wore with Tenta weren't the same ones he wore a few years earlier. My bad. He's still significantly shorter next to Tenta than Big Show was and presumably was wearing those same shoes a few months earlier when he looked 6'9"ish with Big Bossman.
6'2 said on 22/Dec/14
ray ramano in some pics was up to garrets eyes and if he said he was6'1 then thats a 7.5" difference in height to him and garret. my point is that andre could have easily had 7" on hogan at his tallest and as far as andres weight goes i think 476lbs at wm1 was accurate monsoon claimed 530-540lbs at that time years later to jr but monsoon and lord alfred hayses exaggerted everything, cant belive he said the top rope were 5.5ft or maybe 6ft wat was he thinking
Bud said on 22/Dec/14
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dicksock said on 22/Dec/14
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 21/Dec/14
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6:54 pretty clear that Andre has about 1" sole... so no cowboyboot advantage

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Exactly. It is obvious those shoes were 100% normal. He may not have even been getting an inch of boost. Certainly they gave him no more than Big Show's usual wrestling boots.
Iconjj said on 22/Dec/14
Not actual "lifts" 62B, maybe that was the wrong word to use, haha. I meant a 6 inch exaggeration, which was only given to one other guy, Giant Gonzales. Sorry for the mix up.

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