How tall is Andre The Giant

Andre The Giant's Height

7ft 0in (213 cm)

Andre Rene Roussimoff was a French Wrestler and Actor from The Princess Bride. His official site gives him 7ft 4, also shows his 'measured' height from wrestlemania 3 (1987) as a whopping 7ft 5. He suffered from acromelagy and was supposedly 6ft 7 age 17. His spine took a lot of damage over his career.

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Average Guess (155 Votes)
7ft 0.2in (213.9cm)
Michael Voorhees said on 27/Feb/17
Something don't add up here with all of the Andre height talk. He was still growing when he was young man over in the U.K back in the 1960's where it was said he was 6'10 then. But by the time he got to the U.S in the 1970's he was peak height supposedly at 7'0 or more. But then by the late 1970's & early 1980's & 1990's he lost height? But he
didn't look the same height in his cowboy boots as the 7'1 Wilt Chamberlain back in the early 1980's. He but he did look a few inches taller then a 6'8 Tyler Mane back in the early 1990's. And Mane was pretty much the same height in the early 1990's as 6'9 Kevin Nash. And he looked to have 3 or 4 inches on a 6'9 Ernie Ladd in the mid 1970's. Andre also always looked to have 5 or 6 inches on a 6'5 Hogan and 3 to 4 inches on a 6'7 John Studd. So what gives here? That's why Andre height is hard to pen down.
Dan Chernau said on 26/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 21/Feb/17
Dan Chernau,

Yeah but you somehow calculated he was "16" Taller than you from the reflection of Sliding door? That would make him 7'2", Which he wasnt so it would have been better if you had a Camera, b/s if you saw 16" difference you are not 5'10".

As I mentioned, I was wearing Vans and Andre was in cowboy boots. My Vans would put me at 5'10¼ + 16" = 7'2¼ - 2" boots = 7¼. I did it in my head but you can use a calculator if it's a little too much for ya.

-Dan. So long from the sunshine state.
Kunoichi said on 26/Feb/17
In my understanding, Dave Meltzer's claim will be based on this picture.
Click Here
Guanzo said on 26/Feb/17
6'9.5'' barefoot
6'11'' wrestling&cowboy boots
andre said on 25/Feb/17
they have andre the giant at 208cm with shoes in early france pictures so imagine how much he lost over the years and you will have a 203 barefoot andre by 1993 and about 205cm with shoes about 1993 this makes perfect with 6ft4 barefoot hogan this is the reason why they looked so close in the wrestlemania 3 picture as i doubt andre was taller then 207cm there with his shoes
andre said on 25/Feb/17
Rob how much you think andre weighted at his heaviest 300 kilos ?

in 1993 at time of dead did he real weighted 300 kilos ?
Boss said on 25/Feb/17
Andre was still growing through 1960's into early 1970's hence his different billings. Here in 1969 in the UK with a 7' billing.Click Here

Here Ernie Ladd talks about Andre's height. Meltzer said Ladd was 6'9 1/2 and was virtually the same height as Andre in tge same article he claimed Andre was measured at 6'9 3/4" with absolutley no proof to back his claim.
Click Here

Here Ernie Ladd says he measured 6'9.75" in his younger days.
Click Here

Here Andre gives his height at age 24. He says 2.14m or 7'0 1/4". He is giving a height that he obviously measured.
Click Here


Here in 1968 Andre was measured on tv at just over 7'1". I'm assuming he was in shoes.Click Here

Here from Kayfabe Memories. Jody Hamilton from The Assassins who was present for the measurement in Vancouver. Travlr is JT btw. He also wrote about the story in his book. This is the best story with witnesses and was actually on aired across Canada on tv.


guest: - March 17th, 2004 21:13 GMT


In 1968 in Vancouver, BC. Andre was measured on TV and Haystack Calhoun was weighed, the measurement and the weigh-in was legit. Andre measured 7ft. 1 & 1/4 in. and Calhoun who claimes to weigh 601 lbs. actually weighed 558-I think. I know it was 550-something




------ QUOTE from travlr, --- ------
I have absolutley no reason to doubt that Mr. Hamilton saw what he saw, or is trying to "'fabe us".

I'm just wondering about the time-line....
------ QUOTE END ------


I don't have to "FABE" you as you put it, you do that to yourself. In case you haven't heard Kay-Fabe in wrestling died about 15 yrs. ago. It remains alive and well in other pro-sports however. When I attempt to answer questions I do it with the purpose in mind of being as accurate as I can, but when we talking well over 35 yrs, ago I may not have the dates exact, but if I tell you something happened it DAMN well happened and I remember it well or I don't mention it. The TV station that carried our wrestling show had coverage all over Canada, and Andre, who had not started wrestling there yet was doing advance publitity and a commentator on that station didn't believe he was that big or Calhoun weighed that much, so to prove him wrong, they taped a segment for his show pryor to taping our wrestling show. If you knew the commentator, who was always knocking wrestling you would know it was legit.
travlr - March 18th, 2004 18:27 GMT


Excellent!

Well, to add some to Mr. Hamilton's notes, the TV show was carried via most of the CTV Network stations throughout Canada (although not by the network itself, which was a little strange). The announcer in question might have been Ron Morrier, who was brought in by Gene Kiniski. Ron worked for Vancouver All-Star for over 20 years, as well as working at BCTV in other capacities. Big Thunder never told Ron what was going to be happening, so he was always surprised, and showed it. He was prettymuch loved by the local/regular workers in the promotion, and the fans, but was less well-recieved by those who were coming in for just a few spot shows or short programs. There are some who think that if Morrier didn't like you, he wouldn't put you over on the tube.

For those interested in reading more about Ron Morrier, as much a part of BC and Washington State wrestling as Gordon Solie was for Florida and Georgia, please check out: Click Here (Ron Morrier)

And given clawmaster's note about the dates, it certainly sounds like it had to be 1968 (maybe very early 1969? Nah, probably not....)

However, Ron would never have knocked wrestling on any of his other on-air jobs, so it has to be another reporter/anchorman/commentor with the channel. So we'll grab a couple of hte All-Star gang in their Forum and see if we can't get a name attached.....

BTW, in case nobody else has done so yet: On behalf of the Moderators, posters and fans, Welcome to The Board, Mr. Hamilton -- Many of us can't wait to hear more of your particular "Kayfabe Memories".
Telamon said on 24/Feb/17
ReturnofG said on 23/Feb/17
Lol, I love the double standards here on from so many posters. Dave Meltzer says Andre was measured in France at 6'9 3/4 yet there is no evidence of this measurement except from Meltzer himself and Andre wasn't even in France during the date of the supposed measurement. Meltzer has been called out on his bogus claims and made up facts a hundred times over. Most wrestlers that I have met who didn't go kayfab, claimed 7'1-2 And just to throw a few names, E.Ladd, B.Armstrong, J. Duggan, K.Nash, R.Simmons, R. FLAIR, J. CORNETTE, Mulligan and Kamala.
Also Tony Lister (playing Zeus in Hogan's movie No Holds Barred) claimed that Andre was 7'1(while for Hagan gave 6'5).
Also Terry Todd (who made an article for Andre named "To the giant among us": Click Here) put Andre at least 7'0 and maybe little more: Click Here
warrior said on 24/Feb/17
billed height - 7'4
peak height - 7 ft
Chaz said on 24/Feb/17
Capt. Nobody said on 22/Feb/17
Hadn't seen this Wilt picture before. It shows the clearest angle of the heel on his boots from Conan the Destroyer that I've seen.

Click Here

I think a pretty decent comparison could be made between Andre's and Wilt's boots. I think the heel advantage Andre had might be less than some think.


Yes? they are less than 1" and Andre's are about 2'5'' and Andre is close to the camara,with Wilt having a standing height 7' at the time we can be shore there is over 2" between them.
ReturnofG said on 23/Feb/17
Lol, I love the double standards here on from so many posters. Dave Meltzer says Andre was measured in France at 6'9 3/4 yet there is no evidence of this measurement except from Meltzer himself and Andre wasn't even in France during the date of the supposed measurement. Meltzer has been called out on his bogus claims and made up facts a hundred times over. Most wrestlers that I have met who didn't go kayfab, claimed 7'1-2 And just to throw a few names, E.Ladd, B.Armstrong, J. Duggan, K.Nash, R.Simmons, R. FLAIR, J. CORNETTE, Mulligan and Kamala. If you look at the pics of Wilt with Andre take out shoe, camera angle and stance, they become roughly the same height.
Any picture of Wilt and Shaw Wilt comes out taller and this is an aged Wilt.
Jordan87 said on 23/Feb/17
AJsherick,

Agree. Some people here have panic attacks however when they here such things. Andre must be over 7'0 tall!!! Right? They maintain that yes he was 6'9.75", then grew 3" due to his condition, then shrank due to surgeries lol.

Either way you calculate all that crap, he wasn't over 7'0 tall.

Important man nevertheless, one of a kind. But stop with the Horsesh!t and ignoring early listings of 6'10" and 6'11".
AJSherick said on 22/Feb/17
From the last issue of WON (2/15):

"Most notable is his size, as pro wrestling legend has him at 7-foot-4, even though he was nowhere close to that. Andre was last measured in England in 1970, at the age of 24, at 208 centimeters, which is a shade under 6-foot-10. When he started wrestling in France, and there is actually a YouTube video of a 19-year-old Andre Roussimoff when he was just starting his career where he said he was 6-foot-10 and 340 pounds. He worked for several years in Europe, billed at 6-foot-10 and 6-foot-11, using the name Jean Ferre, after a mythical French giant.

The 7-foot-4, a key part of the Andre mythology, came because Kareem Abdul-Jabber, who was 7-foot-2, was the world’s most famous tall athlete so wrestling promoters felt the need to one-up them. When Andre became famous, Vince McMahon Sr. never wanted him posing for photos with very tall men after a wrestling magazine photo of Andre standing next to a 6-foot-8 fan saw them pretty much the same height.

There was a shocking photo that made the rounds a few years ago from Japan of Andre and Jonathan, where Andre was barefoot and Jonathan was wearing boots, and they looked to be the same height, and Jonathan was probably 6-foot-6 legit although most photos of the two showed Andre a few inches taller than Jonathan, just as he was only a few inches taller than Hogan, who was a legit 6-foot-5 at the time. While Andre was billed at 7-foot-4 when there was some mainstream sports coverage for his worked match with boxer Chuck Wepner at Shea Stadium in 1976 on the Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki show, and the stories at the time claimed that Andre looked to be 6-foot-9 and 370 pounds, although I believe by then he probably was heavier. He gained a lot of weight as the years went by and was more than 500 pounds at death."
Capt. Nobody said on 22/Feb/17
Hadn't seen this Wilt picture before. It shows the clearest angle of the heel on his boots from Conan the Destroyer that I've seen.

Click Here

I think a pretty decent comparison could be made between Andre's and Wilt's boots. I think the heel advantage Andre had might be less than some think.
Jordan87 said on 21/Feb/17
Dan Chernau,

Yeah but you somehow calculated he was "16" Taller than you from the reflection of Sliding door? That would make him 7'2", Which he wasnt so it would have been better if you had a Camera, b/s if you saw 16" difference you are not 5'10".
Dan Chernau said on 20/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 15/Feb/17
Dan Chernau,

Common sense buddy, Post the picture so we can all see.

I never said I had a camera with me. Doncha know, it was the early 80's not 2017 where everybody's got a smart phone. Big difference, innit?
John B said on 20/Feb/17
As pro wrestling legend has him at 7-foot-4, even though he was nowhere close to that. Andre was last measured in England in 1970, at the age of 24, at 208 centimeters, which is a shade under 6-foot-10. When he started wrestling in France, and there is actually a YouTube video of a 19-year-old Andre Roussimoff when he was just starting his career where he said he was 6-foot-10 and 340 pounds. He worked for several years in Europe, billed at 6-foot-10 and 6-foot-11, using the name Jean Ferre, after a mythical French giant.
Boss said on 20/Feb/17
Andre and Wilt would be very close barefoot.
Click Here
RP said on 19/Feb/17
Chaz! Good point ...
Chaz said on 16/Feb/17
Boss said on 15/Feb/17
That measurement was done at a night game and the Andre pics are clearly daytime. They used 2 tapes to measure him which also would not be totally accurate . Since when did they start using night height here. Let's not forget later Wilt was an inch taller than Shaq who had a footwear advantage on Wilt here.
Click Here.


Were? is the 1'' taller? and show Us were you found it was taken in the night? and 2 tapes means nothing,I have mearsured and cut 2 sheets of 10' steel plate with a 2m tape and they were spot on, you just mark at 6' and then add 4',and if you look he is laying on a flat board or table,so much easyer to mark and measure,than on a floor or carpet,and the most telling thing from the artical,is him saying he was measured at 7.5'' JUST WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD BE,so must of been measured at that befor,and standing up that would be not over 7'.
RoelC said on 15/Feb/17
Boss said on 15/Feb/17
That measurement was done at a night game and the Andre pics are clearly daytime. They used 2 tapes to measure him which also would not be totally accurate . Since when did they start using night height here. Let's not forget later Wilt was an inch taller than Shaq who had a footwear advantage on Wilt here.
Click Here

I did some digging at a newspaper website and found out the measurement took place during a media session on December 9th, 1980. The measurement took place in the afternoon.
Click Here
This article also gives a detailed description of how the measurement was performed. Sounds like a pretty accurate measurement to me.

Better take another look at that pic of Shaq & Wilt, as Shaq is clearly the taller one when looking at the top of their heads. And his footwear advantage is minimal, considering Wilt is in dress shoes. And up until now we still haven't seen a decent pic of the two together. No way is Wilt 1-inch+ taller than Shaq.
Halb said on 15/Feb/17
I did not realise that the 7'½" measurement was with Wily lying down.
It doesn't look lie it's at a game, but who knows...regardless if it is pre-game Wilt will have been well rested, and he was lying down. But in the shoot from Conan, it is clearly well into it, or post shoot, and he will have been up from sunrise for wardrobe and make-up and having a very vigorous day, so to make kt clearer, he will have more chance of losing height in the Conan pic, than the one where he is lying down.
Considering he is 7'½" when lying down, I wouldn't be surprised if he is a flat 7" in the COnan pic.
Boss said on 15/Feb/17
That measurement was done at a night game and the Andre pics are clearly daytime. They used 2 tapes to measure him which also would not be totally accurate . Since when did they start using night height here. Let's not forget later Wilt was an inch taller than Shaq who had a footwear advantage on Wilt here.
Click Here
Jordan87 said on 15/Feb/17
Dan Chernau,

Common sense buddy, Post the picture so we can all see.
RoelC said on 15/Feb/17
Danimal said on 13/Feb/17
Halb said on 8/Feb/17
Wilt was once, 7'1, but by the time of the André pics, he had been measured at 7'½"

No, it was just Dave Meltzer making things up as he went along.

Where have you been the past 6 years? It’s been long since proven that measurement was legit and not something Meltzer made up. Click Here
Dan Chernau said on 14/Feb/17
I'm 5'10 and saw Andre live in Florida in 81-82. Afterwards we all were at Eddie Graham's house, myself as a guest of Mike. Andre standing next to me in cowboy boots. Myself in Vans, Andre and I with similar curly hair and using the sliding glass door reflection as a guide, Andre was 16 inches taller than me.
Danimal said on 13/Feb/17
Halb said on 8/Feb/17
Wilt was once, 7'1, but by the time of the André pics, he had been measured at 7'½"

No, it was just Dave Meltzer making things up as he went along.
Danimal said on 13/Feb/17
day day said on 10/Feb/17
Na was just a different style when andre fought andre tallest 7'2 big show 7'1 old andre 6'11 show 6'10.5 andre from like 86 on was 500lb show is 396lb sure show was quicker more athletic but andre would demolish show once he got a hold of him

Punctuation would help people to better understand the message that you are attempting to convey, because as it is, what you typed, is simply incoherent.
Chaz said on 13/Feb/17
RP said on 12/Feb/17
I just performed the "longer than you are tall" on myself & my fiancé ...only a 0.25" to 0.375" difference with us.
Me:
Age 41
Weight 217 lbs
Very active, very fit & healthy
Barefoot standing 71"
Barefoot laying down 71.25"
Her:
Age 33
Weight 138 lbs
Fit,active & very healthy
Barefoot standing 68"
Barefoot laying down 68.375"

I have just done it,at 12,33pm I am 70.3'' standing up and 70.7'' laying down at 54 and 239lbs.

So we can be sure a 7'+ 300lbs man would lose about the same if not more,and a 7'.5'' would not be more than about 7' standing up. like I have been saying for years,
Jordan87 said on 13/Feb/17
Boss,

You missed My Point. I said to Defend Guys like Hogan ( As Some Do) is Childlike considering you should know what he is about by now ( As a grown up). I also am a fan of most of those sports on the list. But Yes its my opinion that wrestling ( Especially nowadays- and prior especially with Cena and the "Word Life" Era.....was beyond silly. This does not mean I think people who watchingg Wrestling should get a life. People who Defend Hogan should.

And I would tell anyone to get a life that still defends Hogan. This does not pertain to only "wrestling Fans" so Don't misinterpret what I say.
mrtguy said on 12/Feb/17
Rob, I found a pic of Big Show probably around 1989 Click Here don't you think he looks facially similar to Andre too when he was young as well Click Here ??
Boss said on 12/Feb/17
Also, the notion that wrestling is alright if your a kid is silly at best. I've watched wrestling for over 35 years and will never stop watching because I love it. Wrestling is way more geared for an adult audience. You are living off very old pre conceived notions. I'm a fan of NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MMA as well so is that for kids too. I guess cartoons and video games are only for kids as well in your world maybe but in mine they are still and will always be awesome. I still get together with a bunch of my 40 year old friends and play couple times a week and have a blast btw. I have an awesome job, family and life. People do what you love in life and f*ck anybody who has something negative to say about it cause it's your life and you only get 1.
RP said on 12/Feb/17
I just performed the "longer than you are tall" on myself & my fiancé ...only a 0.25" to 0.375" difference with us.
Me:
Age 41
Weight 217 lbs
Very active, very fit & healthy
Barefoot standing 71"
Barefoot laying down 71.25"
Her:
Age 33
Weight 138 lbs
Fit,active & very healthy
Barefoot standing 68"
Barefoot laying down 68.375"
RoelC said on 11/Feb/17
Boss said on 9/Feb/17
Yeah it was a night measurement using 2 measuring tapes which wouldn't be totally accurate as Rob has stated here before. Andre and Wilt pics were during the day so Wilt would have measured his 7'1" in the day.

Where do you get the idea that it was a nighttime measurement? Do you know something we don't? We don't even know the exact date the measurement took place. I always assumed it was during the NBA's 35th anniversary, but that's incorrect. It was somewhere in late 1980 though, probably early November.

Wilt was also being measured laying down, so no way he would be 7'1" standing up.
You're taller laying down, than standing up. Click Here
Even in his prime Wilt was 7'1 1/16" while laying down.

The pictures of Andre, Wilt & Arnold could've been taken anytime during the day. Wilt & Arnold are already in full gear with make-up, so they could've been up for hours for all we know. The pic where they are all standing outside, seems to be at the end of Wilt's shooting day considering he is already partly out of costume. This is becoming a bit of a nondiscussion. Who cares what time of day those pics were shot. If they were shot at night you'd still get the same result, cause all 3 men would've lost height by then.

The measurement of Wilt is by far the best piece of evidence we have of Wilt's height. Claiming the measurement wasn't accurate are just lame. With that excuse you can refute any measurement.
62B said on 10/Feb/17
@ Jordan87. Aren't we supposed to be talking about height here. You sure are being judgmental about people you don't know personally.
Halb said on 10/Feb/17
Boss said on 9/Feb/17
Yeah it was a night measurement using 2 measuring tapes which wouldn't be totally accurate as Rob has stated here before. Andre and Wilt pics were during the day so Wilt would have measured his 7'1" in the day.

I find that unlikely, since the shot was mid/post filming. Shoot days start early, very early. It was an action scene for Will, and André was not in make-up, so not a shooting day for him, but he was around. The odds are with Will dropping height.
day day said on 10/Feb/17
Na was just a different style when andre fought andre tallest 7'2 big show 7'1 old andre 6'11 show 6'10.5 andre from like 86 on was 500lb show is 396lb sure show was quicker more athletic but andre would demolish show once he got a hold of him
Boss said on 10/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 9/Feb/17
Boss,

Oh No, I'M on the list, say it ain't so. Some of you guys crack me up here. Wrestling is great when you're a Kid ( If you are still kids then please ignore this) But when your 20, 30 or 40 or older and Still defending Guys Like Hogan for being Great People.....then it may be time to get a Life sometime soon.

It was a joke and I was referring to myself being put on list for refferring to Hogan as the GOAT.
Chaz said on 10/Feb/17
Boss said on 9/Feb/17
Halb said on 8/Feb/17
Wilt was once, 7'1, but by the time of the André pics, he had been measured at 7'½"

Yeah it was a night measurement using 2 measuring tapes which wouldn't be totally accurate as Rob has stated here before. Andre and Wilt pics were during the day so Wilt would have measured his 7'1" in the day.

yes you are always taller laying down,so would of been no more than 7' standing up in the evening.
Jordan87 said on 9/Feb/17
Boss,

Oh No, I'M on the list, say it ain't so. Some of you guys crack me up here. Wrestling is great when you're a Kid ( If you are still kids then please ignore this) But when your 20, 30 or 40 or older and Still defending Guys Like Hogan for being Great People.....then it may be time to get a Life sometime soon.

Hogan maybe the GOAT in the wrestling world, actually that is true but for sh!t Sake he will be remembered for being a racist clown ( Not Necessarily be me, but to the younger generation an Beyond thanks to to Media. WWE banned his sorry self for a reason.

Most of the WWE management treats Hogan almost as bad as benoit since he made those comments.

As Far as Andre, ON the plus side, I have said in my previous PostsAndre was extremely important to the development of Wrestling. Not knocking him on that. He apparently also punched Ultimate Warrior in the face once b/c he kept messing up the close line. I am in favor of this since Ultimate Warrior is a bigger piece of crap than Hogan.
Boss said on 9/Feb/17
Halb said on 8/Feb/17
Wilt was once, 7'1, but by the time of the André pics, he had been measured at 7'½"

Yeah it was a night measurement using 2 measuring tapes which wouldn't be totally accurate as Rob has stated here before. Andre and Wilt pics were during the day so Wilt would have measured his 7'1" in the day.
Jordan87 said on 9/Feb/17
Boss,

Had Show been around during the time of Andre it would have been the same draw and effect at WM 3, More So since Big Show was tons better in the Ring. Big Show has Mic Skills, Andre did not.
Boss said on 8/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 7/Feb/17
Undertaker Frank,

I don't think it was a racist Joke, Andre straight up called Brown a racial slur.

Hogan was very important to wrestling but was was also well known in the locker room to not want to Job to guys when he really should have since he was past his prime. Hogan was pretty selfish.

Back to Andre though, Andre was also vital to the WWWF/WWF's success no doubt, but Christ when I watch Clips of him, even when he was young, he was so sluggish and Sloth like compared to Big Show. Big Show when younger could do Drop Kicks, Jump off turnbuckles etc. Andre just lumbered around like a Oaf and clubbed people. Not even half as Athletic as Show. ( And Obviously many other Big Men).

I get it, Andre was Big, but that's not really a Skill last I checked.



The Main Event show featuring Andre vs Hulk Hogan in February 1988 drew 33 million viewers in America alone and a 15.2 rating. That is more than Raw and Nitro combined during the Monday Night Wars and roughly 5 times what Raw brings in now. Drawing crowds and ratings in wrestling is the only Skill that really counts and Big Show couldn't draw a crowd with an etch a sketch.
Halb said on 8/Feb/17
Wilt was once, 7'1, but by the time of the André pics, he had been measured at 7'½"
Jordan87 said on 8/Feb/17
mrtguy,

Yes glad you knew Andre. You ever talk to him about his daughter? ...Yep Didn't think so. Nice try though lol
Halb said on 8/Feb/17
André was most likely 6'11ish, but he was extremely athletic in his early career, before he was told to act like a giant. The same as Big Show, and likewise, just like SHow he slowed down by instruction and then by physics.
Boss said on 8/Feb/17
Hulk Hogan is the GOAT and it's not even close. So guess what? Boss you just made the list.
Boss said on 8/Feb/17
Andre was and will always be the #1 giant of wrestling. Big Show is awesome but Andre's Size 22 are even too big for him too fill. Also, Hogan said in an interview that the Bad News story was fabricated. So like always there are 2 sides to every story. If Andre got mad and actually wanted to fight for real he would destroy him. Andre was afraid to punch someone for real because he thought if he did he would seriously hurt them and Andre was a rough and tumble but gentle man. Also, I read a while back from someone in the dressing room that Andre went after Akira Maeda in the dressing room after there little shoot where Andre never once put his hands up to fight. Akira wanted no part of Andre in a street fight and got out of there as fast as he could. Akira knew Andre was wasted drunk and waited till he got tired before he started kicking his legs and running cause Andre was roughing him up pretty good. Andre must have been some mad to challenge him to a real fight. Especially in closed quaters like a dressing room where you can't run around like a little wussy after you know he is already tired and drunk.
Jordan87 said on 8/Feb/17
RoelC,

As I stated in my earlier posts , I mentioned Andre was extremely Vidal in the WWF's success. He was feared more than respected by the other wrestlers ( Of which were head cases themselves).

You can also respect and Dislike someone at the same time. Sure I respect Andre for his work, but dislike plenty of things about him.

About his Skill, Yes Again, for his size he was Athletic, but again there were many Big Men more entertaining then Him. ( In My Opinion)
mrtguy said on 7/Feb/17
Andre was a great man
RoelC said on 7/Feb/17
Jordan87 have you ever met Andre the Giant or known him on a personal level. Or are you just basing your opinion on a few stories out there?

Andre is by far one of the most respected men in WWE history, and most of the people that worked with him have nothing but good things to say about him. There are hardly any wrestlers out there that talk trash about Andre. Andre worked with dozens of black guys, Asian people, Mexicans, etc. Yet besides Bad News Brown and Kamala, I haven’t heard any stories about Andre being a racist.

Andre might’ve been a giant and a celebrity, but he was still a human being. He had his good days and his bad days. He might’ve been nasty to some of his fans, but again the majority of fans that met him, speak very fondly of him.

And like every other human being, Andre didn’t get along with everyone. If he didn’t like you, he made it damn clear he didn’t like you!

As for his wrestling skills, Andre was great in the ring for a man his size. Maybe Big Show is more athletic than Andre, but truth be told we don’t have many video footage of Andre’s prime years. Video footage of his days in Grand Prix Wrestling or his early tours in Japan have yet to surface (but are probably lost for good). Look at his 1972 match against Strong Kobayashi. He wrestled for damn near 40 minutes in that match! His matches in Japan were always far better than his matches in the WWWF where he was mostly booked as the fun loving gentle giant.
Jordan87 said on 7/Feb/17
@heightcrazyRed6ft,

. He just looked like crap compared to other wrestlers. If the writers wanting him performing that way, then they screwed up bc he had one of the most limited Move sets of any wrestler. Very Boring ( IMO)

Big men like Big Show, Strowman, Albert ( A-train) Vader, Sid Viscous, Kane, Yoko, taker, to me were all tons more fun to watch than Andre Was.

Guys Like Khali, Giant Haystacks, Mable, and Mark Henry are more Andre's speed as far as the boring factor. Same moves all the time and slug like movement.
Chaz said on 7/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 7/Feb/17 Back to Andre though, Andre was also vital to the WWWF/WWF's success no doubt, but Christ when I watch Clips of him, even when he was young, he was so sluggish and Sloth like compared to Big Show. Big Show when younger could do Drop Kicks, Jump off turnbuckles etc. Andre just lumbered around like a Oaf and clubbed people. Not even half as Athletic as Show. ( And Obviously many other Big Men).

I get it, Andre was Big, but that's not really a Skill last I checked.

That was the point,he was playing the giant,you don't need to leap about like an acrobat.you swat them off like a fly and bash them out with one blow,Big shows big mistake is he's in no man's land,never realy useing he's size,and strengh to play the real giant,and too big and slow,to be like the Dynamite Kid.he could of been a Strongman type of giant,he always look at he's Best when he would pick a 250lbs Wrestler up right over he's head,and fling them like a bag of rags.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 7/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 7/Feb/17

I get it, Andre was Big, but that's not really a Skill last I checked.

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Andre was quite athletic, but he was told early to act more like a giant... slow mo
Young Andre jumped over the top rope out of the ring...
Andre used the tombstone long before Undertaker-Gimmick was born...
Jordan87 said on 7/Feb/17
Undertaker Frank,

I don't think it was a racist Joke, Andre straight up called Brown a racial slur.

Hogan was very important to wrestling but was was also well known in the locker room to not want to Job to guys when he really should have since he was past his prime. Hogan was pretty selfish.

Back to Andre though, Andre was also vital to the WWWF/WWF's success no doubt, but Christ when I watch Clips of him, even when he was young, he was so sluggish and Sloth like compared to Big Show. Big Show when younger could do Drop Kicks, Jump off turnbuckles etc. Andre just lumbered around like a Oaf and clubbed people. Not even half as Athletic as Show. ( And Obviously many other Big Men).

I get it, Andre was Big, but that's not really a Skill last I checked.
JT said on 6/Feb/17
62B said on 4/Feb/17
….Yeah, but in your pic Black Jack clearly has at least an inch or better footwear advantage

True but he’s also leaning in and tilting his head back. A barefoot 7’0” Andre with 0.5” soles would put Mulligan at almost 6’8” in his wrestling boots which is impossible. Click Here Mulligan was shorter than John Studd, who we know was only a little taller than Bill Fralic and at least one inch shorter than Rick Barry.
Undertaker Frank said on 6/Feb/17
I heard alot of Andre stories he could be really nice or real nasty Andre being a racist ?? Bad news Brown is the only one i heard say that about him I give him 6ft 10 6ft 11 questionable If being a racist means telling racial jokes them most people are racist !!
day day said on 6/Feb/17
i think i know what your tryin t say jordan87 but without hogan there is no wwe no bret harts shawn micheals stone colds rocks takers cenas ortons or lesnars hogan brought the entertaiment of wrestling to a worldwide audience level sure samartino rose moralez and backlaund and andre where great but only hogan through the wonderful guidence of vince mcmahon put pro wrestling on a worldwide map and hulkamania truely ran wild
Jordan87 said on 5/Feb/17
Agree with the 6'11, 6'11.5 estimates that I see here. 7'1 he wasn't. Again some people seem to panic if their guy doesn't break the 7'0 mark.

I'm going to go further and say Andre wasn't such a great guy. Well known racist, nasty to some of his fans. I get it , he was in pain most of his life but he want a saint. Andre was big.....he really was very unathleitc for most of his career. Sure he was strong but big show is much more athletic. And to me Andre was pretty boring when he wrestled. Same moves, same gimmick his entire life.

A side note, hulk hogan is also a piece of crap for obvious reasons.
andre said on 5/Feb/17
andre was measured barefoot 6'9.75 barefoot at age 24 rob knows it and still points him 7ft 0.23
Anonymus said on 5/Feb/17
On the Big Show page you can see what age, posture and weight does to the height of a giant. Show gained height by losing 70 lbs. Andre went from 300 lbs. in his beginnings to near 600 at his peak. Imagine the stress on his bones. He hunched over and had very bad health in his final years. My guess would be that he was very near the seven foot mark in his youth and went down to the infamous 6´9.75" in the late 80´s. Still he was taller than the complete roster. @JT When comparing Andre to Mulligan, take a look at Mulligans huge cowboy boots in your rence pic.
Matrix said on 4/Feb/17
6'9
62B said on 4/Feb/17
JT said on 2/Feb/17
Wilt was taller than Andre despite the footwear disadvantage as well as his holding his head down.
Click Here Estimating Andre’s height is pointless when he’s wearing custom-made cowboy boots that were designed to make him as tall as possible.

You’re better off using pics where Andre is in wrestling boots with no lifts and then factoring in any footwear disadvantage he has over guys of relatively known height, such as Blackjack Mulligan who had 6’4” and 6’5” listings in football and can't be any taller than that. Click Here

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Yeah, but in your pic Black Jack clearly has at least an inch or better footwear advantage
Boss said on 4/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 2/Feb/17
Boss,

In your last picture AGAIN You posted the same picture of Wilt looking down and are saying Wilt has Better posture? My Man, Wilt is clearly looking down at Arnold with his neck not strait.

Also your posting Taylor measurements which could have been easily inflated. If that is the Case then the 6'9.75" Measurement of Andre should be brought up.

Why was Andre listed at 6'11" a few times in his early Career but you seem think he was 7'2"?

Andre grew in height till age 24-25 and he started wrestling at age 17 so he was still growing is why.
Boss said on 4/Feb/17
Using Arnold has the height reference since he is the one constant in all 3 photos. The camera is directly on him in all 3 pics. The floor is also constant here.
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Boss said on 4/Feb/17
Here Andre's cowboy boot heels being measured by a measuring tape at 2" which would give around a 1.8" height boost. They look like the exact same heel size that he has on with Wilt. I don't know how you can argue with fact.
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Boss said on 4/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 2/Feb/17
Boss,

In your last picture AGAIN You posted the same picture of Wilt looking down and are saying Wilt has Better posture? My Man, Wilt is clearly looking down at Arnold with his neck not strait.

Here Wilt is standing his tallest and
Andre is about 1" taller than Wilt with the camera tilt fixed properly. Wilt has better posture here yet Andre is still taller with a 1" footwear advantage. Wilt is also wearing a huge wig which makes his head look bigger than it actually is. Both men standing at their tallest barefoot would be roughly the same height.
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Again this is the original photo. Wilt's foot is the closest thing to the camera out of the 3 men.


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Boss said on 4/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 2/Feb/17
Boss,

In your last picture AGAIN You posted the same picture of Wilt looking down and are saying Wilt has Better posture? My Man, Wilt is clearly looking down at Arnold with his neck not strait.

Also your posting Taylor measurements which could have been easily inflated. If that is the Case then the 6'9.75" Measurement of Andre should be brought up.

Why was Andre listed at 6'11" a few times in his early Career but you seem think he was 7'2 ?

Here is a different measurement if Andre.
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RP said on 3/Feb/17
Ok, if everyone is saying Andre had on 2" cowboy boots and was the same height as Wilt in those boots, while Wilt was wearing 1" gladiator Sandle Boots...then that means Andre was only 1" shorter than Wilt ??!!! You all's math skills are horrible ...are we just suddenly not including Wilt's own footwear in the equation?? Andre had a simple 1" footwear advantage ...Wilt 7'1"...Andre 7'0" ...Wilt was a documented 7'1-1/16" at one point, barefoot. Also, I'm going to point out that Andre's boots in that photo are not a full 2" heel ...those are 1.75" heels...which means they raise your measured height by 1.5" above your barefoot height ...Wilt 7'1" or maybe even 7'0.75" by that age in his life...Andre 7'0" to 7'0.25" ?? IMO...
62B said on 3/Feb/17
dicksock said on 1/Feb/17

Andre was about the same height as Wilt in roughly 2" heels. Wilt would have been about 7'1.5" in his footwear and so was Andre. Andre was about 6'11.5" barefoot in 1983/1984 in the midday, which is when those pictures were taken. I believe Andre was still at his tallest in 1983. There is no evidence to the contrary, and he was only 37. A peak Andre was probably 7' or a tiny bit over in the morning, about 6'11.5" in the late morning/afternoon, and about 6'11" by nighttime.

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I think a guy like Andre probably would have been just starting to loose height at 37. He probably lost about a 1/4" from peak by that time in my opinion.

@ Chaz, I don't think you can just assume you need to subtract an inch from pictures due to what you perceive. Not that you would necessarily be wrong but its nothing you can know with 100% certainty. I will say it again for you. The Andre I saw was between 6'10" and 6'11" in 1988, my opinion closer to 6'11". I think he would have been every bit of 6'11" to 6'11.5" in the Wilt pictures
berta said on 3/Feb/17
well its safe to say that will was about 2 inches taller . maybe a little less when andre had boots on that gave him about 1 inch extra. that make him around 6 foot 11 . i think he coul look that
Jordan87 said on 2/Feb/17
Boss,

In your last picture AGAIN You posted the same picture of Wilt looking down and are saying Wilt has Better posture? My Man, Wilt is clearly looking down at Arnold with his neck not strait.

Also your posting Taylor measurements which could have been easily inflated. If that is the Case then the 6'9.75" Measurement of Andre should be brought up.

Why was Andre listed at 6'11" a few times in his early Career but you seem think he was 7'2"?
JT said on 2/Feb/17
Wilt was taller than Andre despite the footwear disadvantage as well as his holding his head down.
Click Here Estimating Andre’s height is pointless when he’s wearing custom-made cowboy boots that were designed to make him as tall as possible.

You’re better off using pics where Andre is in wrestling boots with no lifts and then factoring in any footwear disadvantage he has over guys of relatively known height, such as Blackjack Mulligan who had 6’4” and 6’5” listings in football and can't be any taller than that. Click Here
Boss said on 2/Feb/17
Boss said on 8/Jan/17
Here are Andre's actual tailor measurements and his Back length is clearly 74".
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Back length measurement which is the bottom purtroding bone in the neck to the floor without shoes as you can see but we'll say with shoes for argument sake.
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So don't post pics where Andre's head isn't all the way up to be measured cause they are useless here.

You add his entire head which includes face and a portion of neck to the back measurement minus shoes and spine curve.
Andre's back length was 74" plus add about 14" for his neck and whole head which includes face and then you minus for shoes and spine curve about 3" and you are in the 7'1" range for a peak Andre.

Now we know Jt said his back length was 69" and his head is around 10" plus portion of neck 1" for grand total of 80" minus shoes and spine curve 2.5" and he comes out around 77.5" or 6'5.5" which is about right because Jt has said he is just over 6'5".

Also, Andre comes out in 7'2" range or better with Wilt in his boots and Wilt has better posture than Andre when both are standing straight at this point in Andre's career.
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Boss said on 2/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 2/Feb/17
Boss,

Your 3rd Picture if Wilt wasn't looking down at tiny Arnold he would be taller than Andre easily. Wilt was Measured at 7'1. Andre was shorter with bigger footwear. Even if he was the same height( Still with Bigger Footwear), how does that make Andre he same height. He was still peak height in 1983( No Shrinking) so where does the 7'2, 7'3, 7'4, and 7'5 Bullsh!t Come into play?

Wilt 7'1
Andre 6'11.5".

I think People start to have Panic attacks if Andre isn't over the 7'0 mark or something IDK. Like 6'11.5 and 450 pounds isn't big enough or something? I can understand being a Fan of a wrestler but holy crap.


Andre here was said to have measured 7'1" on TV in Canada.

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Jordan87 said on 2/Feb/17
Boss,

Your 3rd Picture if Wilt wasn't looking down at tiny Arnold he would be taller than Andre easily. Wilt was Measured at 7'1. Andre was shorter with bigger footwear. Even if he was the same height( Still with Bigger Footwear), how does that make Andre he same height. He was still peak height in 1983( No Shrinking) so where does the 7'2, 7'3, 7'4, and 7'5 Bullsh!t Come into play?

Wilt 7'1
Andre 6'11.5".

I think People start to have Panic attacks if Andre isn't over the 7'0 mark or something IDK. Like 6'11.5 and 450 pounds isn't big enough or something? I can understand being a Fan of a wrestler but holy crap.
Chaz said on 2/Feb/17
dicksock said on 1/Feb/17 Andre was about the same height as Wilt in roughly 2" heels. Wilt would have been about 7'1.5" in his footwear and so was Andre. Andre was about 6'11.5" barefoot in 1983/1984 in the midday, which is when those pictures were taken. I believe Andre was still at his tallest in 1983. There is no evidence to the contrary, and he was only 37. A peak Andre was probably 7' or a tiny bit over in the morning, about 6'11.5" in the late morning/afternoon, and about 6'11" by nighttime.

He is side on and he's bady is closer to the camara,that is another 1 '' you have to take off.
Undertaker Frank said on 1/Feb/17
Jordan i agree with you I seen a picture years ago in a Magazine with Andre , Wilt & Arnold in street clothes in a magazine
Wilt was clearly taller than Andre by atleast 2 inches I wish i could find that picture and i dont expect anyone to believe me but i was shocked when i seen it because @ that time i believed Andre was 7ft 4
dicksock said on 1/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 31/Jan/17
Boss,

Your Posting Pictures of Andre with Longer hair in 1972 and saying his head is bigger than it was in 1971 when he had Short hair. Its his hair buddy, whats wrong with you? Yes his proportions grew due to his illness, but in one year?

People like to ignore the Fact that Andre in his big boots was almost 2" shorter than Wilt who had small soled footwear on. But let me guess, Andre had shrunk by that point right? So He grows from 1971 to 1972 than ha Shrunk by 2" by 1983 is what your telling us?

Andre in his prime was not taller than Wilt unless he shrunk 3" by 1983( Wilt was 7'1", and would be an easy 2" Over Andre if the footwear was even.)

Please stop with the one year he is growing and one year he is drastically shrinking.

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Andre was about the same height as Wilt in roughly 2" heels. Wilt would have been about 7'1.5" in his footwear and so was Andre. Andre was about 6'11.5" barefoot in 1983/1984 in the midday, which is when those pictures were taken. I believe Andre was still at his tallest in 1983. There is no evidence to the contrary, and he was only 37. A peak Andre was probably 7' or a tiny bit over in the morning, about 6'11.5" in the late morning/afternoon, and about 6'11" by nighttime.
Boss said on 1/Feb/17
Jordan87 said on 31/Jan/17
Boss,

Your Posting Pictures of Andre with Longer hair in 1972 and saying his head is bigger than it was in 1971 when he had Short hair. Its his hair buddy, whats wrong with you? Yes his proportions grew due to his illness, but in one year?

People like to ignore the Fact that Andre in his big boots was almost 2" shorter than Wilt who had small soled footwear on. But let me guess, Andre had shrunk by that point right? So He grows from 1971 to 1972 than ha Shrunk by 2" by 1983 is what your telling us?

Andre in his prime was not taller than Wilt unless he shrunk 3" by 1983( Wilt was 7'1", and would be an easy 2" Over Andre if the footwear was even.)

Please stop with the one year he is growing and one year he is drastically shrinking.


Here us the actual original photo of Andre and Wilt before Jt got his hands on it. Andre is taller even when tilt is corrected properly.

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Here are 2 of the original photos side by side.
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Andre in cowboy boots is taller than Wilt in his boots.
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In this original photo they are on a downward slope so Andre would get taller next to Wilt by stepping back or Wilt would get shorter by stepping forward.

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Andre's cowboy boots were measured 2" as shown here. Wilt's boots had 1" heels.

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Andre's posture wasn't as good as Wilt's posture in these photos. Andre and Wilt were virtually the same height barefoot standing straight with heads up.
Jordan87 said on 31/Jan/17
Boss,

Your Posting Pictures of Andre with Longer hair in 1972 and saying his head is bigger than it was in 1971 when he had Short hair. Its his hair buddy, whats wrong with you? Yes his proportions grew due to his illness, but in one year?

People like to ignore the Fact that Andre in his big boots was almost 2" shorter than Wilt who had small soled footwear on. But let me guess, Andre had shrunk by that point right? So He grows from 1971 to 1972 than ha Shrunk by 2" by 1983 is what your telling us?

Andre in his prime was not taller than Wilt unless he shrunk 3" by 1983( Wilt was 7'1", and would be an easy 2" Over Andre if the footwear was even.)

Please stop with the one year he is growing and one year he is drastically shrinking.
Gerry said on 30/Jan/17
This guy was truly gigantic and was over 7' no doubt I read by the time he died he was 6-10 due to back surgeries. Was a really nice guy in real life I believe
ReturnofG said on 29/Jan/17
7'1.5 peak Andre and maybe a weak 7 for Big Show
Michael Voorhees said on 29/Jan/17
Hey Danimal it's called a typo. What are you on this page the grammar police?
Danimal said on 29/Jan/17
Andre fairly young and actually muscular with impeccable height. Compare this posture to his posture in the mid 80's-early 90's.

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Danimal said on 29/Jan/17
Michael Voorhees said on 27/Jan/17
Well this is for MrtGuy, you ask how do I know he was 6.10 peak, well how do you know he was 7.0 peak? If I can't proof he wasn't 6.10, you can't proof he was 7'0. Have you ever seen or met a person Andre's size in person? I had a friend back in school name Tony Haynes who is and was 7.0 and 400lbs at 18 years old, he was a giant. No he wasn't Andre but Tony was and still is a giant, and at 18 Tony to me seemed was larger then Andre was 18, Tony at 18 was the size of 1970's Andre. That's how I know.

The word is PROVE, not PROOF something.
Big Jim said on 29/Jan/17
6'10.5 at most
Loz said on 28/Jan/17
Andre was tops 6'11''more likely in wrestling boots.Big Show 6'11'' barefoot.Giant Gonzalaz would have dwarf them both.
Chaz said on 27/Jan/17
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day day said on 27/Jan/17
24 years gone a true giant but a true man
mrtguy said on 27/Jan/17
Michael Voorhees said on 27/Jan/17
Well this is for MrtGuy, you ask how do I know he was 6.10 peak, well how do you know he was 7.0 peak? If I can't proof he wasn't 6.10, you can't proof he was 7'0. Have you ever seen or met a person Andre's size in person? I had a friend back in school name Tony Haynes who is and was 7.0 and 400lbs at 18 years old, he was a giant. No he wasn't Andre but Tony was and still is a giant, and at 18 Tony to me seemed was larger then Andre was 18, Tony at 18 was the size of 1970's Andre. That's how I know.


WOW what does your friend have to do with Andre, the real question is did your so called "giant" friend meet Andre if so, it's cool, but if not that....SUCKS because there's no evidence to state your argument that he was 6'10''peak. Well I'm not going to use this photo as a proof but an evidence to show Andre was 7 feet with Terry Todd (6'2'') and if you don't believe me that's OK because we all come from different opinions.
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mrtguy said on 27/Jan/17
You want evidence Michael Voorhees, Dr. Todd met Andre and said it was 7'0'' and it's no lie.

terry todd, July 12, 2010:
JT,

I just became aware of your post and thought I’d respond. I agree that the Big Show of ten years ago would be very close to Mark in shoulder breadth. I saw him many times during that period and he was truly broad–and also very strong in his shoulders even though he didn’t push it in the gym even then. Regarding his hand size relative to Andre’s, having been around both quite often I have to disagree as I believe Andre’s hands were significantly wider than Big Show’s–just as
Andre’s feet were much larger in both length and width than Show’s.

I agree with your general points about Howard, although he’s so much wider than almost all of the other NBA big men that his measurement would be interesting to see–although not up in the Henry, Williams, and Show category. As for Andre’s height, he was a good 7′ early in his career, and maybe a bit more, but age, a terrible back, and gravity brought him “down” a peg or two. I saw him on several occasions when he weighed over 500 pounds, but I also saw him in Georgia shortly after he cam down from Canada and I suspect he was within 15 pounds of 400, one way or the other. This was about 40 years ago; I went backstage to meet him, interview him, and take a few photos with him. I still recall how “inhuman” he looked and how amazingly agile he was. For example, at one point in the match he ran across the ring, jumped over the top rope, caught the top rope in one hand for contril as he went over, and landed on the floor just outside the ring.
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Michael Voorhees said on 27/Jan/17
Well this is for MrtGuy, you ask how do I know he was 6.10 peak, well how do you know he was 7.0 peak? If I can't proof he wasn't 6.10, you can't proof he was 7'0. Have you ever seen or met a person Andre's size in person? I had a friend back in school name Tony Haynes who is and was 7.0 and 400lbs at 18 years old, he was a giant. No he wasn't Andre but Tony was and still is a giant, and at 18 Tony to me seemed was larger then Andre was 18, Tony at 18 was the size of 1970's Andre. That's how I know.
berta said on 27/Jan/17
well i dont think he was the same height as shaq. i can se shaq little over 7 feet and andre about 6 foot 11 and before his death he was probably no taller than 6 foot 10. never looked like a giant to me.
Guanzo said on 26/Jan/17
Boss said on 25/Jan/17

Interesting post. Finally you solved Andre's height
mrtguy said on 25/Jan/17
Chaz, man you are irritating me, all the time. Please I have different opinion of Andre's height. Most of the comments of Andre agree he was 7 foot Peak CASE CLOSED
Boss said on 25/Jan/17
Here Andre at age 19 at 7' in UK newspaper.
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Here Andre billed at 2.12m in 1967 in the UK.
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Here Andre billed at 7' in 1969 in the UK.
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Here at 2.14m in early 1970's in France.
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Here Andre billed at 2.18m in Japan in early 1970's.
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Here at 217cm in early 1970's in Japan.
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Andre was still growing i height through 1971 as stated by Andre himself.

Here in 1972 Andre got bigger than he was in 1971 and reached his peak. His head definitely got bigger in this time which would add to his overall height.

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1972
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Chaz said on 25/Jan/17
mrtguy said on 21/Jan/17 How the f**ck do you know if he was 6`10`` your just like JT, always try to use photo as a proof, but no evidence when you see a HUGE Man with Acromegaly it`s really hard to Gauge Height.

That is the Height he said in The Wrestler Magazine in the late 1960s,when he was the the UK fighting people like Big Bruno Elrington,so we know he was not taller than that then,
dinka said on 24/Jan/17
taller than big imo
62B said on 21/Jan/17
Michael Voorhees said on 21/Jan/17
Andre was at his peak 6'10 inches barefoot nothing more, he was never 7'4 or 7'5 & never had a 22 or 23 shoe size and never had 16 inch hands either, and his weight at it's heaviest was never more then 535lbs. And that when he was obese and towards the end of his life. The WWF lied and continues to lie to this day about his size, it was marketing ploy by them and it worked.
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There is probably all of one person on these boards that believes Andre was 7'4". The argument seems to be somewhere between 6'10" and 7'1". I will respectfully disagree with your guess of 6'10" peak, as Andre was at least that tall, probably a little taller in 1988.
mrtguy said on 21/Jan/17
Michael Voorhees said on 21/Jan/17
Andre was at his peak 6'10 inches barefoot nothing more, he was never 7'4 or 7'5 & never had a 22 or 23 shoe size and never had 16 inch hands either, and his weight at it's heaviest was never more then 535lbs. And that when he was obese and towards the end of his life. The WWF lied and continues to lie to this day about his size, it was marketing ploy by them and it worked.



How the f**ck do you know if he was 6`10`` your just like JT, always try to use photo as a proof, but no evidence when you see a HUGE Man with Acromegaly it`s really hard to Gauge Height.
Michael Voorhees said on 21/Jan/17
Andre was at his peak 6'10 inches barefoot nothing more, he was never 7'4 or 7'5 & never had a 22 or 23 shoe size and never had 16 inch hands either, and his weight at it's heaviest was never more then 535lbs. And that when he was obese and towards the end of his life. The WWF lied and continues to lie to this day about his size, it was marketing ploy by them and it worked.
62B said on 18/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 17/Jan/17
62B said on 14/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Jan/17

Lugar looked slightly shorter than me.

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Thats bad news for peak Sid, he didn´t look more than 3.5in taller in their staredown

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I'm pretty convinced that Lugar started getting a little bit of footwear boost at some point. Some video and pics I have seen of Lugar don't match what I saw in person.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 17/Jan/17
62B said on 14/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Jan/17

Lugar looked slightly shorter than me.

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Thats bad news for peak Sid, he didn´t look more than 3.5in taller in their staredown
62B said on 15/Jan/17
Rob, are you listing Andre 7'0" peak at evening, mid day or morning? Just curious.
Editor Rob: I'd say afternoon he could hold that mark, whether he dipped under a tiny bit is debatable, I think the 7ft listing is still a reasonable guess.
62B said on 14/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Jan/17
dicksock said on 13/Jan/17
That comparison looks good, but my point about the first one was that you had Sid looking 6'5.5" in boots and I found that odd

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Yeah, it was not meant to scale Sid correctly to Andre.
It was to show how Sid would end up, putting Duggan at the 6ft2in flat... I can not see Duggan any shorter than Lex Luger next to Sid.
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Lugar looked slightly shorter than me. I was on the outside seat by the aisle and he had to lean towards me to stiff arm my buddy as he was walking past. My buddy was trying to get over and around me to pat Lugar on the shoulder. Lugar was probably 6'2.5"-6'2.75".
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 14/Jan/17
dicksock said on 13/Jan/17
That comparison looks good, but my point about the first one was that you had Sid looking 6'5.5" in boots and I found that odd

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Yeah, it was not meant to scale Sid correctly to Andre.
It was to show how Sid would end up, putting Duggan at the 6ft2in flat... I can not see Duggan any shorter than Lex Luger next to Sid.

I don´t think Duggan was his 6ft3 claim, maybe out of bed. He was a solid 6ft2-6ft2.5in peak and with his wrestlingboots and his puffy Hair he usually made a 6ft4 IMPRESSION.


He was pretty similar to HHH, so I made this comparisons years ago Click Here
Capt. Nobody said on 13/Jan/17
JT said on 11/Jan/17
Boss, the bottom of Andre’s chin was well below the bottom of the back of his collar Click Here especially from probably the mid to late 1970s forward when his jaw had fully elongated.

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The position of Andres chin is far from a constant and depends entirely on his posture and head tilt.

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Boss said on 13/Jan/17
er4smiths said on 13/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft in your comparison pic, looks like Andre is standing on a box next to Mene Gene.

It shows how much taller Andre can look with good posture. Good job Red.
dicksock said on 13/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 12/Jan/17
dicksock said on 10/Jan/17
I don't really understand the use of Sid there.
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Just what I wrote, to show how big duggan looked with hair.

Andre late eighties, early nineties was 2-2.5in taller than Mane, so he would come out ~1.5in taller than Nash and 4in taller than Sid.
We have no pic with Andre standing as straight as possible next to Hogan...
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JT´s comparisons have no standing straight Andre, so it looks only 3in.

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That comparison looks good, but my point about the first one was that you had Sid looking 6'5.5" in boots and I found that odd. But, this most recent comparison seems better. Andre would definitely be more than 3" taller than Sid. Sid was probably 6'6.5"-6'7" and Andre was around 6'11". There are videos of Andre standing as straight as possible next to Hogan. He was around 6" taller when standing to his full height. Hogan was 6'5"/6'5.5".
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Jan/17
er4smiths said on 13/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft in your comparison pic, looks like Andre is standing on a box next to Mene Gene.

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no box, just standing straight, look at his shoulderheight, it would be much higher standing on a box.
er4smiths said on 13/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft in your comparison pic, looks like Andre is standing on a box next to Mene Gene.
Boss said on 13/Jan/17
Chaz said on 13/Jan/17
Boss said on 11/Jan/17
Andre's head is well above the bottom of his shirt collar here in 1970's as well.
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yes so the very young Andre never had a 12'' face about 10.5'' the chin got longer has the Acromegaly got worse.




Chaz, I posted pics from the late 1980's as well where Andre's chin was well above the bottom of his shirt collar.
Chaz said on 13/Jan/17
Boss said on 11/Jan/17
Andre's head is well above the bottom of his shirt collar here in 1970's as well.
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yes so the very young Andre never had a 12'' face about 10.5'' the chin got longer has the Acromegaly got worse.
Guanzo said on 12/Jan/17
7'4'' peak i don't lie lol
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 12/Jan/17
dicksock said on 10/Jan/17
I don't really understand the use of Sid there.
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Just what I wrote, to show how big duggan looked with hair.

Andre late eighties, early nineties was 2-2.5in taller than Mane, so he would come out ~1.5in taller than Nash and 4in taller than Sid.
We have no pic with Andre standing as straight as possible next to Hogan...
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JT´s comparisons have no standing straight Andre, so it looks only 3in.
JT said on 11/Jan/17
Sid would have been no more than 3 inches shorter than Andre. Click Here
Boss said on 11/Jan/17
Andre's head is well above the bottom of his shirt collar here in 1970's as well.
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Boss said on 11/Jan/17
Also, we are talking early 70's with the tailor measurements so mid seventies on is irrelevant to what we are talking about.
Boss said on 11/Jan/17
JT said on 11/Jan/17
Boss, the bottom of Andre’s chin was well below the bottom of the back of his collar Click Here especially from probably the mid to late 1970s forward when his jaw had fully elongated.

Andre's head probably weighed so much that it was more comfortable to tilt it forward. We are talking about him being measured and he could still lift his head up normal here in the late 1980's when he wanted too. His chin is well above the bottom of his shirt collar here for sure with head up.


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JT said on 11/Jan/17
Boss, the bottom of Andre’s chin was well below the bottom of the back of his collar Click Here especially from probably the mid to late 1970s forward when his jaw had fully elongated.
dicksock said on 10/Jan/17
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 9/Jan/17
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If Duggan was a flat 6ft2, he was at least 6ft3 in footwear and no less than 6ft4 with his puffy hair.
Thats the absolute lowest, comparing Duggan standing next to 6ft6-6ft7Sid, its hard to believe the top of Duggans hair was only 6ft4 flat or lower.

Andre is still 6ft11.25in wearing half the sole Duggan has, so absolute lowest would be 6ft10.75in barefoot facing Duggan in 1988.

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I don't really understand the use of Sid there. Andre would not have been that tall or big next to Sid. You have Sid looking under 6'6" in his boots. Andre didn't even look that tall or big next to Hogan and Sid was at least 1.5" taller than Hogan.
Mark said on 10/Jan/17
It's hard to say how tall he was...height varies a lot during the day and it's easy to lose height due to size and weight when you are very tall...anyway I think he was 7 ft (213 cm) at peak and then lost height down to 6 ft 10.75 (210 cm)...just take a look at him vs Hogan at WM3...he was about 5 inches taller and Hogan was 6 ft 5.75 at max by that time (197 cm).
62B said on 10/Jan/17
If Duggan was a flat 6ft2, he was at least 6ft3 in footwear and no less than 6ft4 with his puffy hair.
Thats the absolute lowest, comparing Duggan standing next to 6ft6-6ft7Sid, its hard to believe the top of Duggans hair was only 6ft4 flat or lower.

Andre is still 6ft11.25in wearing half the sole Duggan has, so absolute lowest would be 6ft10.75in barefoot facing Duggan in 1988.

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Duggan is another one I stood right next to. I was directly behind him in line at the Alexandria air ort in Louisiana. He also looked about my height but was wearing hiking boots to my tennis shoes. 6'2 1/2" is what I would put him barefoot.
berta said on 10/Jan/17
i never thought he looked this height
Chaz said on 10/Jan/17
Boss said on 8/Jan/17
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Where do you see his chin below his back length which is the bottom purtroding bone in the neck with his head up for a measurement?

You add his entire head which includes face and a portion of neck to the back measurement minus shoes and spine curve.
Andre's back length was 74" plus add about 14" for his neck and whole head which includes face and then you minus for shoes and spine curve about 3" and you are in the 7'1" range for a peak Andre.

Now we know Jt said his back length was 69" and his head is around 10" plus portion of neck 1" for grand total of 80" minus shoes and spine curve 2.5" and he comes out around 77.5" or 6'5.5" which is about right because Jt has said he is just over 6'5".



you post a photo were he's head is up, and don't see the reason I posted this
Click Here you can see the bend at the back were they measure to it's 2'' higher than he's chin,
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 9/Jan/17
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If Duggan was a flat 6ft2, he was at least 6ft3 in footwear and no less than 6ft4 with his puffy hair.
Thats the absolute lowest, comparing Duggan standing next to 6ft6-6ft7Sid, its hard to believe the top of Duggans hair was only 6ft4 flat or lower.

Andre is still 6ft11.25in wearing half the sole Duggan has, so absolute lowest would be 6ft10.75in barefoot facing Duggan in 1988.
NCL said on 9/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Jan/17

I'm famous on celebheights!! :)
62B said on 9/Jan/17
184guy said on 8/Jan/17
@62B
Do you remember if his shoes were bigger than yours ? If you were about his mouth,he certain could have been 6'11 range when you met him since his head was at least 12inches long .
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Yes his shoes were a lot bigger than mine. I'm guessing you are asking if he had a height advantage over me with them? I don't think it would be unreasonable to think he had as much as a 1/4" footwear advantage. I was in tennis shoes and he was in a more casual dress shoe.
Boss said on 8/Jan/17
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Where do you see his chin below his back length which is the bottom purtroding bone in the neck with his head up for a measurement?

You add his entire head which includes face and a portion of neck to the back measurement minus shoes and spine curve.
Andre's back length was 74" plus add about 14" for his neck and whole head which includes face and then you minus for shoes and spine curve about 3" and you are in the 7'1" range for a peak Andre.

Now we know Jt said his back length was 69" and his head is around 10" plus portion of neck 1" for grand total of 80" minus shoes and spine curve 2.5" and he comes out around 77.5" or 6'5.5" which is about right because Jt has said he is just over 6'5".
Boss said on 8/Jan/17
@ Chaz. Andre's whole head including his face is way above the 74" back length measurement. Plus you still have some of his neck to measure. Look how far his face as you say is above the bottom of his neck with his head up to be measured and then you still have to measure the upper part of his neck.
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62B said on 8/Jan/17
62B said on 7/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Jan/17
62B said on 6/Jan/17
JT said on 5/Jan/17
Click Here if Andre (in shoes) raises his head, he’ll probably get his eyebrows to the 6’6” level, maybe a bit more. His eyebrows would have to be at least at the 6'8" level to hit 7'1" in shoes, which ain't happening. This is 1969 (age 23) so he's not going to get any taller.
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I was the same distance from Andre as the kid in your photo is. At 6'3.25" I felt the top of my head would have been about mouth level to Andre. I'm not sure how that compares to your scaled ruler if Andre's head was lifted, but if I am right how tall do you think Andre would have been?

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easy between 7ft1-7ft1.5 in the footwear he had.
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Chaz said on 8/Jan/17
mrtguy said on 6/Jan/17
Chaz said on 5/Jan/17
Boss,for the 1000 time he's head was not 12-13'' it's he's face was 12'' he's head at the back is about 10''he's head is not connected he's chin,Click Here

Well then Chaz learn to use proper Grammar, I'd don't want to start argument, but your comments were just misleading me.

That is because people keep saying he had a 12''head,it's he's face that was 12'' the back of he's head is much shorter.Boss thinks you add the face to the,6'2''back and get 7'2''you don't you got to take off the chin,the boots and the curve in the back,
184guy said on 8/Jan/17
@62B
Do you remember if his shoes were bigger than yours ? If you were about his mouth,he certain could have been 6'11 range when you met him since his head was at least 12inches long .
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 7/Jan/17
62B said on 7/Jan/17
When I saw Andre he was wearing black shoes. I'm not convinced they were his orthopedics, but I can't say for sure that they weren't.

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You seem not far off with your headlevel estimation.

Here is what I think about what Andre would have measured:

Standing with straight back and neck, without raising the chin, peak Andres mouth level looks between 6ft2 and 6ft3 barefoot.

His eyeline in this straight position would be about 6ft6.5in.

With his head tilted back he could raise his eyeline to 6ft8-8.5 range.

He would not have measured taller than 7ft1in right out of bed and not under 6ft11in evening.

Early nineties - I do not think he lost more than ~1.5inches from his peak, if he looked 6ft8-6ft9ish it was posture related,
btw for the same reason he could give a 6ft10-6ft10.5in impression at his peak.
62B said on 7/Jan/17
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Jan/17
62B said on 6/Jan/17
JT said on 5/Jan/17
Click Here if Andre (in shoes) raises his head, he’ll probably get his eyebrows to the 6’6” level, maybe a bit more. His eyebrows would have to be at least at the 6'8" level to hit 7'1" in shoes, which ain't happening. This is 1969 (age 23) so he's not going to get any taller.
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I was the same distance from Andre as the kid in your photo is. At 6'3.25" I felt the top of my head would have been about mouth level to Andre. I'm not sure how that compares to your scaled ruler if Andre's head was lifted, but if I am right how tall do you think Andre would have been?

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easy between 7ft1-7ft1.5 in the footwear he had.
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When I saw Andre he was wearing black shoes. I'm not convinced they were his orthopedics, but I can't say for sure that they weren't.
JT said on 7/Jan/17
62B said on 6/Jan/17
JT said on 5/Jan/17
Click Here if Andre (in shoes) raises his head, he’ll probably get his eyebrows to the 6’6” level, maybe a bit more. His eyebrows would have to be at least at the 6'8" level to hit 7'1" in shoes, which ain't happening. This is 1969 (age 23) so he's not going to get any taller.
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I was the same distance from Andre as the kid in your photo is. At 6'3.25" I felt the top of my head would have been about mouth level to Andre. I'm not sure how that compares to your scaled ruler if Andre's head was lifted, but if I am right how tall do you think Andre would have been?


At your height, 62B, the top of your head would have been well above Andre’s mouth level. It's hard for anyone to estimate where the top of one's head really is next to someone else w/o a photograph or video.

~6’1” Ultimate Warrior came up to around Andre’s mouth in 1989. Click Here The top of 6’2” Jim Duggan’s head was above Andre’s mouth in 1988. Click Here

The top of Roddy Piper’s head even came up to around the level of Andre’s mouth (Andre is 38 here). Click Here Compare that to Piper standing on a big platform next to a probably strong 7’2” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar that same year. Click Here
Mark(5'9.25 said on 7/Jan/17
I can understand how everyone would mistake Andre at a higher height than this listing. I wouldn't say this isn't the worst listing because whenever someone is well over 7'0" barefoot, it's easy to mistake that person much taller because that 7 footer hasn't really met anyone taller than that same 7 footer. It's really uncommon to see a real 7 footer.
mrtguy said on 6/Jan/17
Chaz said on 5/Jan/17
Boss,for the 1000 time he's head was not 12-13'' it's he's face was 12'' he's head at the back is about 10''he's head is not connected he's chin,Click Here

Well then Chaz learn to use proper Grammar, I'd don't want to start argument, but your comments were just misleading me.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Jan/17
:)
Rob, Big Show and Andre both claimed a little over 7ft / 2,14m, if you had to give one a tad or two over the other, how would you decide?

And do you think their heightloss over the day was pretty equal?
Editor Rob: CrazyRed, it would be a toss up for me, very hard to decide...both I think unarguably out of bed would clear that 7ft mark, but how much and in their prime, who would fall to the lowest...10 years later and I still couldn't say 😁 😆
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Jan/17
62B said on 6/Jan/17
JT said on 5/Jan/17
Click Here if Andre (in shoes) raises his head, he’ll probably get his eyebrows to the 6’6” level, maybe a bit more. His eyebrows would have to be at least at the 6'8" level to hit 7'1" in shoes, which ain't happening. This is 1969 (age 23) so he's not going to get any taller.
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I was the same distance from Andre as the kid in your photo is. At 6'3.25" I felt the top of my head would have been about mouth level to Andre. I'm not sure how that compares to your scaled ruler if Andre's head was lifted, but if I am right how tall do you think Andre would have been?

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easy between 7ft1-7ft1.5 in the footwear he had.
Boss said on 6/Jan/17
62B said on 6/Jan/17
JT said on 5/Jan/17
Click Here if Andre (in shoes) raises his head, he’ll probably get his eyebrows to the 6’6” level, maybe a bit more. His eyebrows would have to be at least at the 6'8" level to hit 7'1" in shoes, which ain't happening. This is 1969 (age 23) so he's not going to get any taller.
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I was the same distance from Andre as the kid in your photo is. At 6'3.25" I felt the top of my head would have been about mouth level to Andre. I'm not sure how that compares to your scaled ruler if Andre's head was lifted, but if I am right how tall do you think Andre would have been?

Just count the inches on the ruler from his mouth up and it's between 10-11" in Jt's comparison.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Jan/17
JT said on 5/Jan/17
Click Here if Andre (in shoes) raises his head, he’ll probably get his eyebrows to the 6’6” level, maybe a bit more. His eyebrows would have to be at least at the 6'8" level to hit 7'1" in shoes, which ain't happening. This is 1969 (age 23) so he's not going to get any taller.

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Another JT-Magic Andre Attack.... We do not need your biased eyebrowheight ...


Even in thin soled wrestlingboots and head not full straight Andres eyeline is 6ft6in flat. Old shrunken Andre had still 6ft5in+ eyeline...

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Rare case of Andre standing straight in ring, even after heavy back surgerie he cleared 7ft in normal wrestlingboots

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At about 7ft middayheight peak, Andre would easy measure just over 7ft1in in the 1.25-1.35heels he had during his first years in north america...
62B said on 6/Jan/17
JT said on 5/Jan/17
Click Here if Andre (in shoes) raises his head, he’ll probably get his eyebrows to the 6’6” level, maybe a bit more. His eyebrows would have to be at least at the 6'8" level to hit 7'1" in shoes, which ain't happening. This is 1969 (age 23) so he's not going to get any taller.
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I was the same distance from Andre as the kid in your photo is. At 6'3.25" I felt the top of my head would have been about mouth level to Andre. I'm not sure how that compares to your scaled ruler if Andre's head was lifted, but if I am right how tall do you think Andre would have been?
62B said on 6/Jan/17
RYAN11 said on 5/Jan/17
Dicksock, have you ever seen Andre in person up close? Pictures lie all the time, I had one with my son who is 6'2", I am just under 5'9" and in the picture I was at a very similar stance and distance from him and te camera to where Wilt was to Andre in this picture you all keep using. I look like I am barely under 6 feet tall in the picture standing across from my son on level ground and similar footwear, so Wilt looked taller and I bet anything it's like with our picture that he was actually closer to the camera than Andre. I unlike you saw him up close and in person in 1988 and I can assure you he was still well over 7 feet tall. I at the time worked with a guy who was just under 6'9" and Andre was not a little but a lot taller than him.
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I have seen Andre up close in 1988 and I can assure you that he most definitely was not 7' at the time. Dicksocks estimates are pretty much in line with mine.
62B said on 5/Jan/17
Boss said on 4/Jan/17
I believe Andre was the 7'1" he was measured at rather than people's guessing here. Possible it was earlier in Andre's day though.
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That sounds an awful lot like a wrestling gimmick. 7' peak is fine, anything over is unrealistic.
RYAN11 said on 5/Jan/17
Dicksock, have you ever seen Andre in person up close? Pictures lie all the time, I had one with my son who is 6'2", I am just under 5'9" and in the picture I was at a very similar stance and distance from him and te camera to where Wilt was to Andre in this picture you all keep using. I look like I am barely under 6 feet tall in the picture standing across from my son on level ground and similar footwear, so Wilt looked taller and I bet anything it's like with our picture that he was actually closer to the camera than Andre. I unlike you saw him up close and in person in 1988 and I can assure you he was still well over 7 feet tall. I at the time worked with a guy who was just under 6'9" and Andre was not a little but a lot taller than him.
Boss said on 5/Jan/17
Most heights listed here are from 1 single measurement so quit the average daily height stuff. If you can measure a height you are that height no matter what time of day it is. It's that simple.
Boss said on 5/Jan/17
Also, Chaz. Andre's head is leaning forward and pointing down with Hogan. So its good to show the size of Andre's head but not for what you are trying to say. With his head up to be measured you would still have to measure part of his neck and his whole head length as well.
Boss said on 5/Jan/17
Andre gains several inches when his head is all the way up and you can see his neck.Click Here

With Wilt his head is never all the way up.
Chaz said on 5/Jan/17
mrtguy said on 4/Jan/17
Chaz said on 4/Jan/17
Boss,for the 1000 time he's head was not 12-13'' it's he's face was 12'' he's head at the back is about 10''he's head is not connected he's chin,Click Here



Substantial head length is from the top of the head to the chin not the back you idiot

Your the idiot.that is the point the tailor measurements are 74" from the back,then you add on the back of the head.not the longer 12''face,that is what boss is doing ,the chin gos down past the point of the measurements,KEEP UP I know your brain is a bit slow,but not 2 weeks behind every ones else.
Boss said on 5/Jan/17
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JT said on 5/Jan/17
Click Here if Andre (in shoes) raises his head, he’ll probably get his eyebrows to the 6’6” level, maybe a bit more. His eyebrows would have to be at least at the 6'8" level to hit 7'1" in shoes, which ain't happening. This is 1969 (age 23) so he's not going to get any taller.
mrtguy said on 4/Jan/17
Chaz said on 4/Jan/17
Boss,for the 1000 time he's head was not 12-13'' it's he's face was 12'' he's head at the back is about 10''he's head is not connected he's chin,Click Here



Substantial head length is from the top of the head to the chin not the back you idiot
dicksock said on 4/Jan/17
Takerfan said on 4/Jan/17
dicksock said on 2/Jan/17
Boss said on 1/Jan/17
Hacksaw never worked with Andre till the late 80's and Andre was past peak. By the time he met a peak Khali then Hacksaw had lost some height of his own. You are trying to ignore the actual tailor measurements which are fact and not guessing or wishful thinking. You provide some fun insight and I provide actual facts.

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Not true. Duggan worked with Andre in Mid South in the late 70s/early 80s. Also, stop acting like you know Andre was over 7' when you don't know. He never looked over 7' next to anyone. You even use the clearly tilted pic with Andre and Wilt and bogus measurement claims like the Hamilton one. Again, Andre claimed to be 7'0.25" in the middle of 1971. Let's stop there. He obviously wasn't above that. All the photographic and video evidence in the world shows he was never over 7'. He looked in the 6'11" range pretty much all the time. He could even look in the 6'10" range in his prime. But, I've never seen him look over 7' in wrestling gear. I like Andre, but if he was ever a true 7', it was out of bed. He was likely less.

Out of bed still made him 7ft, even in your quote you said Andre claimed 7'0.25", so if he claims that, doesn't that make him over 7ft?? I'm pretty sure he knew his own height. Rob has his height pretty much spot on.. only under 7ft in his later years

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Yes, 7'0.25 is technically over 7'. But, I meant 7'1+, not just a tiny fraction of an inch. Again, Andre could have been 7'0.25" out of bed at his tallest and down to around 6'11.25" at night. He also gave the 7'0.25" (214cm) in a wrestling promo. In other words, he was billed at 214 cm after he stopped growing in height. He could have been less. Based on what we know about wrestling billings, he was likely shorter than his billed height. He never ever looked over 7' in his wrestling boots. I'm fine with his 7' listing here, but anything above that is just ridiculous. I've said for many years that he was somewhere between 6'11"-7' at his tallest and probably still near 6'11" towards the end of his life.
Chaz said on 4/Jan/17
Boss said on 4/Jan/17
Funny Chaz, cause in the pic you posted Andre's head comes out 13" if Hogan's is 10.5" as you guys have stated here.

The head is at the back the face is at the front, measurement made by a tailor is at the back,you can see the hump put I line though it,and the face has 2 inch more chin,if you don't know a face from the head,no wonder you think he was 7'1''.
Guanzo said on 4/Jan/17
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Boss said on 4/Jan/17
I believe Andre was the 7'1" he was measured at rather than people's guessing here. Possible it was earlier in Andre's day though.
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Andre's tailor measurements are 74" back minus 1" for shoes which is 6'1". Plus a portion of his neck and head to still be measured minus any curves puts him in the 7'1" range again. This measurement as I've posted many times does say to be done barefoot but we'll say he had on shoes for argument sake.

Then we have Andre's claim of 2.14m which likely would have been at night before match which would still put him 7'1" earlier in the day. Rob said Andre would lose in the 2" range from day to night because of his enormous size. So by match time at night he had already lost 2".
62B said on 4/Jan/17
Boss said on 3/Jan/17
@ ROELC, JT.
Average Guess (129 Votes)
7ft 0.22in (213.9cm)
Proof your word means nothing on this page. Just plain biased because you don't like Andre.

@ dicksock you like to reference the 2.14m height of Andre an awful lot so is he 6'10-6'11" or 2 14m.
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The average guess also takes into consideration all the votes of Andre being 7'4". If Andre said he was 7'.25" then maybe it is true, but you certainly cant say he was taller than that. We also wouldn't know if he was wearing shoes or not, or the time of day. If you want to over analyze and assume that the 7'.25" measurement was barefoot then it would also be safe to assume it would have been done in the morning. With a long spine and an abnormally heavy noggin we could also assume that by bed time Andre could have been very easily down to 6'11.25" by bed time. So even if he did measure a fraction of an inch over 7' in the morning, he most likely spent most of the time between lunch and dinner between 6'11.5" and 7'.
Boss said on 4/Jan/17
Funny Chaz, cause in the pic you posted Andre's head comes out 13" if Hogan's is 10.5" as you guys have stated here.
Boss said on 4/Jan/17
Scroll down to 15 for proper back length measurement.
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Chaz said on 4/Jan/17
Boss,for the 1000 time he's head was not 12-13'' it's he's face was 12'' he's head at the back is about 10''he's head is not connected he's chin,Click Here
Takerfan said on 4/Jan/17
dicksock said on 2/Jan/17
Boss said on 1/Jan/17
Hacksaw never worked with Andre till the late 80's and Andre was past peak. By the time he met a peak Khali then Hacksaw had lost some height of his own. You are trying to ignore the actual tailor measurements which are fact and not guessing or wishful thinking. You provide some fun insight and I provide actual facts.

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Not true. Duggan worked with Andre in Mid South in the late 70s/early 80s. Also, stop acting like you know Andre was over 7' when you don't know. He never looked over 7' next to anyone. You even use the clearly tilted pic with Andre and Wilt and bogus measurement claims like the Hamilton one. Again, Andre claimed to be 7'0.25" in the middle of 1971. Let's stop there. He obviously wasn't above that. All the photographic and video evidence in the world shows he was never over 7'. He looked in the 6'11" range pretty much all the time. He could even look in the 6'10" range in his prime. But, I've never seen him look over 7' in wrestling gear. I like Andre, but if he was ever a true 7', it was out of bed. He was likely less.

Out of bed still made him 7ft, even in your quote you said Andre claimed 7'0.25", so if he claims that, doesn't that make him over 7ft?? I'm pretty sure he knew his own height. Rob has his height pretty much spot on.. only under 7ft in his later years
62B said on 3/Jan/17
Boss said on 3/Jan/17
Well we know Andre's head was somewhere between 12-13".
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The neck does not go straight up from the base to the skull, it is on an angle. Its doubtful you would be able to add the entire length of Andre's face from the base of the neck and be accurate for his total height. This is especially true if the tailor did follow the contours of Andre's spine rather than a straight measurement.
Boss said on 3/Jan/17
@ ROELC, JT.
Average Guess (129 Votes)
7ft 0.22in (213.9cm)
Proof your word means nothing on this page. Just plain biased because you don't like Andre.

@ dicksock you like to reference the 2.14m height of Andre an awful lot so is he 6'10-6'11" or 2 14m.
Boss said on 3/Jan/17
Here is how you measure back length from base of neck to floor.
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Boss said on 3/Jan/17
Well we know Andre's head was somewhere between 12-13".
Chaz said on 3/Jan/17
62B said on 2/Jan/17
Also Boss, even if the 6'2" measurement to the base of Andre's neck is correct, you are still guessing at what the measurement to the top of his head would be.

Yes and the back of he's head is much shorter than he's 12''face .even on my Head it's only 8'' from there to the top of me head,yet my face is 9.25'' and I have not got a acromegalic chin.going down way below my coller.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 3/Jan/17
Andre was a big 7 footer. While the 7'4" list from other sources are bogus, his proportions are rather that of 7'4" or 7'5". Also, when someone gets to 7'0" or much higher, it's really easy to mistaken them taller then what they are measured.

Think of it this way. The wrestling bill heights of real 7 footers or above can easily be mistaken as taller.
dicksock said on 2/Jan/17
Boss said on 1/Jan/17
Hacksaw never worked with Andre till the late 80's and Andre was past peak. By the time he met a peak Khali then Hacksaw had lost some height of his own. You are trying to ignore the actual tailor measurements which are fact and not guessing or wishful thinking. You provide some fun insight and I provide actual facts.

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Not true. Duggan worked with Andre in Mid South in the late 70s/early 80s. Also, stop acting like you know Andre was over 7' when you don't know. He never looked over 7' next to anyone. You even use the clearly tilted pic with Andre and Wilt and bogus measurement claims like the Hamilton one. Again, Andre claimed to be 7'0.25" in the middle of 1971. Let's stop there. He obviously wasn't above that. All the photographic and video evidence in the world shows he was never over 7'. He looked in the 6'11" range pretty much all the time. He could even look in the 6'10" range in his prime. But, I've never seen him look over 7' in wrestling gear. I like Andre, but if he was ever a true 7', it was out of bed. He was likely less.
RoelC said on 2/Jan/17
Boss said on 1/Jan/17
Hacksaw never worked with Andre till the late 80's and Andre was past peak. By the time he met a peak Khali then Hacksaw had lost some height of his own. You are trying to ignore the actual tailor measurements which are fact and not guessing or wishful thinking. You provide some fun insight and I provide actual facts.

Hacksaw worked with Andre well before they had their infamous feud in the late 80's. Here straight from the horse's mouth, Duggan claims he first met Andre back in 1979 when Duggan had a short stint over there as “The Convict”. Duggan also said he worked with Andre in Japan. So it’s definitely not like Duggan never saw Andre until the late 80’s.

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We might not be able to argue with the tailor measurements, but we can easily argue the conclusions you're drawing from those measurements. You're basically claiming Andre would have a full head and change on a 6'2" guy, which no photographic proof of him confirms.
Considering you also stated numerous times that Andre's head is around 13 inches long, according to your "facts" Andre would be around 7'3" in shoes (74 + 13 inches = 87 inches).

Besides a full back measurement made by a tailor is not the same as a straight measurement from the base of Andre's neck to the floor. You're ignoring the fact that a tailor takes into account the shape of the body, such as the curvature of the upper back. Click Here
JT said on 2/Jan/17
chaz said on 28/Dec/16
….he's in boots,so the drop of the jacket and pants are right,so you need to take at least 2'' off.

74 inches sounds about right for andre. It’s not a straight line from the bottom of the collar to the ground since there’s a natural roundness in the upper back leading down from the base of the neck due to the shape of the spine in that region. It looks like Andre was wearing dress shoes when measured. I don’t think he had discovered the magic of cowboy boots yet. The same measurement for me is 69 inches (in tennis shoes) and I guarantee you Andre in the early 1970s had more muscle and fat (and more resulting roundness) in the upper back than I do.
Guanzo said on 2/Jan/17
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Vegas said on 2/Jan/17
Boss said on 1/Jan/17
Hacksaw never worked with Andre till the late 80's and Andre was past peak.
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Dugan and Andre both worked for mid-south on the same cards together in 1982

Not sure if they worked in same company previous to that but it's possible
Danimal said on 2/Jan/17
day day said on 26/Dec/16
Thats whats wrong with posters on this page Boss shows measurements of andre and the response is did you ever meet andre were trying to work out his height thats what the page is about so 74" +13" is 87" boots are probably closer to 2" so that leaves 85" or 7'1 good post boss

Punctuation is your friend.
62B said on 2/Jan/17
Also Boss, even if the 6'2" measurement to the base of Andre's neck is correct, you are still guessing at what the measurement to the top of his head would be.
62B said on 2/Jan/17
Boss, believe what you want. If I remember correctly in the picture of Andre being measured by the Taylor he is laying down. I saw with my own eyes just how big Andre was, and he was massive. Just nowhere near a 7'3" guy in height and not likely ever over 7' peak. I think it is unrealistic to believe Andre would have lost the 2" or 3" needed to put him in the 7'1" range peak by age 40.
dicksock said on 1/Jan/17
62B said on 30/Dec/16
Dicksock, you are probably right about my friend misjudging HHH height as my friend is only 5'6", but I doubt he is completely wrong. I'd bet money that I am noticeably taller than HHH based on what he told me, by how much I don't know. I was still closer to 6'3" at the time than I am today so HHH certainly could have been close to 6'2". I will have to ask my friend if he still has the picture.

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Here is HHH in his prime with a solid 6'2" (near 6'3") Goldberg and Goldberg had a footwear advantage:
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They look roughly the same height. The absolute lowest I'd go for HHH in his prime is 6'2". No way in the world was he under that unless he wore lifts at all times on camera.
Boss said on 1/Jan/17
Hacksaw never worked with Andre till the late 80's and Andre was past peak. By the time he met a peak Khali then Hacksaw had lost some height of his own. You are trying to ignore the actual tailor measurements which are fact and not guessing or wishful thinking. You provide some fun insight and I provide actual facts.
62B said on 1/Jan/17
Boss, now you are grasping at straws. Hacksaw wasn't guessing heights, he is simply saying one was taller than the other. He worked with Andre a lot so to say he was guessing Khali was taller is a little bit of wishful thinking on your part. I argue that Andre was never over 7' because I know he wasn't 7' when I saw him and I just don't believe he lost more than 3/4"-1" of true height by the time I had seen him. The gap between Andre and a true 7'3" guy was way to much for me to believe that he was ever over 7'. If I am wrong and Andre did break the 7' mark then it would have only been by a fraction of an inch and most likely he would have lost that fraction by noon.
62B said on 30/Dec/16
Dicksock, you are probably right about my friend misjudging HHH height as my friend is only 5'6", but I doubt he is completely wrong. I'd bet money that I am noticeably taller than HHH based on what he told me, by how much I don't know. I was still closer to 6'3" at the time than I am today so HHH certainly could have been close to 6'2". I will have to ask my friend if he still has the picture.
Boss said on 30/Dec/16
I posted his actual tailor measurements and still with the guessing. Hacksaw is guessing as well and he is using a past peak Andre vs a peak Khali. Here Andre and Khali with Bill Andersen.Click Here
Andre matches up quite well to Khali and is much better than guessing. Bill may of lost some height by the time of pic with Khali though.
Andre was 74" or 6'2" minus dress shoes without part if his neck and whole head to be measured at his peak. I don't know how you argue this when we have the proof right in front of your eyes with real tailor measurements of a young Andre.
62B said on 30/Dec/16
aaronious said on 29/Dec/16
62B,

you can't use a 1988 Andre as a point of reference, this is post back surgery Andre, and far from his peak. he was probably around 6'10" in 1988, 'maybe' 6'11" on a good day

i too saw him in 1988 wrestling Big John Studd, in Lakeland FL. I got to meet both men and got Andre's signature. i was a young kid though, about 10, so the only point of reference i have is my father, who was legit 6'4" at the time. Studd was about 2.5" inches taller, 'maybe'3" if he stood up straight. Andre was about 6"-7" taller than my Dad, but both men were hard to pinpoint their full standing height, because they were both wearing wrestling boots, and my father wore work boots, and both men also would never stand fully erect.

Studd was a real nice man, he talked about his children's vitamin line and gave us free samples:). Andre wasn't very nice, he was sweating profusely and was obviously very fatigued, but we did get to meet him and get his signature.
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Looks like you and I are on the same page as far as Andre's height in 1988. Andre did stand straight for me though. I do believe Andre at some point was probably 7'. I just don't think he was ever over 7'.
dicksock said on 30/Dec/16
62B said on 30/Dec/16
aaronious said on 29/Dec/16
Dicksock,

that mugshot is confusing, because he actually tapes out closer to 5'9" 69"....my best guess at this point, was that Scott was wearing lifts when i met him.

you are right about HHH, hes 6'2"-6'2.5". i met him and was virtually eye to eye with him, but it was hard to determine who had the taller footwear, since i was wearing sneakers, and he had dress shoes on
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That is odd that you say HHH is 6'2"- 6'2.5". Its not that I don't necessarily believe you, but one of my best friends had his picture taken with HHH over seas a few years back. I am 6'2.5" and my buddy said HHH was short compared to me.

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It's simple. Your friend is wrong. HHH was at least 6'2" in his prime. I would literally bet my life on that. I've had friends of mine exaggerate about wrestlers too. I've had a friend say that Scott Steiner was 6'2" and another that said Maryse is also 6'2". I've had a friend who said Jeff and Matt Hardy were taller than the Big Boss Man in person. Most people are completely ignorant when it comes to height. Again, I would bet my life and even my mom's life that HHH was at least 6'2" in his prime. He likely still is at least 6'2".
62B said on 30/Dec/16
aaronious said on 29/Dec/16
Dicksock,

that mugshot is confusing, because he actually tapes out closer to 5'9" 69"....my best guess at this point, was that Scott was wearing lifts when i met him.

you are right about HHH, hes 6'2"-6'2.5". i met him and was virtually eye to eye with him, but it was hard to determine who had the taller footwear, since i was wearing sneakers, and he had dress shoes on
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That is odd that you say HHH is 6'2"- 6'2.5". Its not that I don't necessarily believe you, but one of my best friends had his picture taken with HHH over seas a few years back. I am 6'2.5" and my buddy said HHH was short compared to me.
aaronious said on 29/Dec/16
Dicksock,

that mugshot is confusing, because he actually tapes out closer to 5'9" 69"....my best guess at this point, was that Scott was wearing lifts when i met him.

you are right about HHH, hes 6'2"-6'2.5". i met him and was virtually eye to eye with him, but it was hard to determine who had the taller footwear, since i was wearing sneakers, and he had dress shoes on
aaronious said on 29/Dec/16
Danimal, if thats the case, then Scott mustve been wearing lifts or something. I was measured at my last physical, 6'2 1/4", BAREFOOT. he was almost eye level to me.

based on that musgshot, 69" would put him at 5'9"... I swear he was no more than an inch shorter than me. lifts and dress shoes can't make up 4" bro, thats absurd, there must be something wrong with that picture or the angle, or Scott is leaning down or something.
aaronious said on 29/Dec/16
62B,

you can't use a 1988 Andre as a point of reference, this is post back surgery Andre, and far from his peak. he was probably around 6'10" in 1988, 'maybe' 6'11" on a good day

i too saw him in 1988 wrestling Big John Studd, in Lakeland FL. I got to meet both men and got Andre's signature. i was a young kid though, about 10, so the only point of reference i have is my father, who was legit 6'4" at the time. Studd was about 2.5" inches taller, 'maybe'3" if he stood up straight. Andre was about 6"-7" taller than my Dad, but both men were hard to pinpoint their full standing height, because they were both wearing wrestling boots, and my father wore work boots, and both men also would never stand fully erect.

Studd was a real nice man, he talked about his children's vitamin line and gave us free samples:). Andre wasn't very nice, he was sweating profusely and was obviously very fatigued, but we did get to meet him and get his signature.
aaronious said on 29/Dec/16
most dress shoes from that era may add an inch
62B said on 29/Dec/16
@Boss, and you also have Hacksaw Duggan saying that Andre was not as tall as Khali who was barely over 7'
62B said on 29/Dec/16
Boss, Andre was simply to far away in height from Rik Smits to have been the full 7' in 1988 and its doubtful he would have lost more than an inch of true height by the time he was 40.
Boss said on 28/Dec/16
Andre is wearing normal dress boots not cowboy boots and those dress boots are not 2". You still have a portion of his neck and his whole head to be measured. There is no way around him not being over 7' from his tailor measurements unless your just hating. 74" or 6'2" plus portion of his neck and his whole head minus those dress boots.
Chaz said on 28/Dec/16
oss said on 26/Dec/16
Average Guess (122 Votes)
7ft 0.22in (213.9cm)

This goes right in line with Andre's claim of 2.14m. So most people here agree with 2.14m.

Andre's actual tailor measurements put him easily over the 7' mark as well. It reads back 74" or 6'2" which is from bottom of shirt collar to floor. This is actual proof and not just people's guesses and opinions.

Andre was also said to be measured at 7'1" on TV for a show in Vancouver. Jody Hamilton wrote about it in his book and was adamant about what he saw when questioned by JT and company on Kayfabe Memories. If this TV footage surfaces it should end this height discussion.
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he's in boots,so the drop of the jacket and pants are right,so you need to take at least 2'' off.
Knoichi said on 27/Dec/16
I also posted it before,once Bill Eadie told about Andre's height in 2011 Japanese wrestling magazine.
Andre said his height is 7'1 now in the previous year when he died.
Jordan87 said on 27/Dec/16
Guanzo,

Wilt is looking down in that pic you posted. Thats easily visible. Straiten Wilt up and he is easily taller than Andre, C'mon man.
dicksock said on 27/Dec/16
Boss said on 26/Dec/16
@ 62b Must have been awesome to meet Andre. There is no possible way of being able to pinpoint Andre's peak height by just looking at him in 1988. Your saying you can tell the difference between 6'11" and 7' by just looking at him. You can't compare Andre with basketball players because their proportions are totally different. The basketball player will always seem taller because of the longer legs and higher visual height points. Andre's upper torso and head were much larger so that's where he makes up his height like with Wilt. We have actual tailor measurements which are much more accurate then guessing.

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If he guessed 6'11" in 1988, he guessed about right. Andre was 6'10.5"-6'11" tops in 1988. He was no more than 1' taller than 5'11" tops Bobby Heenan. He also only looked 8" at the most taller than 6'3" Rick Roode. Andre claimed 7'0.25" in 1971, so we know he wasn't taller than that. He never looked over 7' next to anybody in his wrestling boots. He looked in the 6'11" range every single time in his prime. 7'0.25" is the absolute highest I would go for a peak morning measurement, 6'11.5" for peak midday, and a bit above 6'11" by match time. Deduct about .5"-.75" from those peak figures by the late 80s.
62B said on 27/Dec/16
Boss said on 26/Dec/16
@ 62b Must have been awesome to meet Andre. There is no possible way of being able to pinpoint Andre's peak height by just looking at him in 1988. Your saying you can tell the difference between 6'11" and 7' by just looking at him. You can't compare Andre with basketball players because their proportions are totally different. The basketball player will always seem taller because of the longer legs and higher visual height points. Andre's upper torso and head were much larger so that's where he makes up his height like with Wilt. We have actual tailor measurements which are much more accurate then guessing.
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The only problem I have with the tailors measurements is that in the picture Andre was laying down. Based on what I saw with my eyes, I know Andre was not the full 7' in 1988, and he was standing as tall as he could once I stood up and he saw that I was a pretty tall guy myself
Boss said on 26/Dec/16
@ 62b Must have been awesome to meet Andre. There is no possible way of being able to pinpoint Andre's peak height by just looking at him in 1988. Your saying you can tell the difference between 6'11" and 7' by just looking at him. You can't compare Andre with basketball players because their proportions are totally different. The basketball player will always seem taller because of the longer legs and higher visual height points. Andre's upper torso and head were much larger so that's where he makes up his height like with Wilt. We have actual tailor measurements which are much more accurate then guessing.
Boss said on 26/Dec/16
Average Guess (122 Votes)
7ft 0.22in (213.9cm)

This goes right in line with Andre's claim of 2.14m. So most people here agree with 2.14m.

Andre's actual tailor measurements put him easily over the 7' mark as well. It reads back 74" or 6'2" which is from bottom of shirt collar to floor. This is actual proof and not just people's guesses and opinions.

Andre was also said to be measured at 7'1" on TV for a show in Vancouver. Jody Hamilton wrote about it in his book and was adamant about what he saw when questioned by JT and company on Kayfabe Memories. If this TV footage surfaces it should end this height discussion.
Click Here
62B said on 26/Dec/16
day day said on 26/Dec/16
Thats whats wrong with posters on this page Boss shows measurements of andre and the response is did you ever meet andre were trying to work out his height thats what the page is about so 74" +13" is 87" boots are probably closer to 2" so that leaves 85" or 7'1 good post boss

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I asked him because in 1988 I bounced off of Andre in the Milwaukee airport. I was able to seize him up pretty good. I also stood right next to 7'2"-7'3" Rik Smits. Andre was at best 6'11" in 1988 during early afternoon and probably dropped to 6'10.5" by late evening. Its very doubtful he was ever over 7', and peak evening probably not more than 6'11.5".
day day said on 26/Dec/16
Thats whats wrong with posters on this page Boss shows measurements of andre and the response is did you ever meet andre were trying to work out his height thats what the page is about so 74" +13" is 87" boots are probably closer to 2" so that leaves 85" or 7'1 good post boss
dicksock said on 24/Dec/16
62B said on 24/Dec/16
Boss said on 22/Dec/16
Here Andre's actual measurements from a trip to the tailor. Scroll down to 15 on the list for how to on back measurement.Click Here

So as you can see Andre's back measurement was 74" or 6'2" from bottom of shirt collar to floor. Even if he is wearing those 1" boots which it states he shouldn't be for this type of measurement he would be 6'1" without a portion of his neck and head to be still measured. This would easily put Andre over the 7' mark peak without any guesstimating from anyone. These aren't any billed numbers as they weren't probably even meant to be seen cause you have to zoom in quite a bit too even see numbers on sheet and there was no zoom back then unless maybe a magnifing glass.
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Have you ever seen Andre in person? I just can't see him ever being over 7'. Largest overall person I have ever seen. Close, but not 7'in 1988, at best 7'0 peak. Huge, crazy huge guy, but not over 7'peak.

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Yes, it's very obvious he wouldn't have been any taller than a peak Paul Wight. Like I have been saying for many years, Andre was likely 6'11"-6'11.5" barefoot at his peak and around 7'1" in cowboy boots. He may have been down to about 6'10.5" by 1987. Even at the very end, I don't think he ever got below a solid 6'10".
62B said on 24/Dec/16
Boss said on 22/Dec/16
Here Andre's actual measurements from a trip to the tailor. Scroll down to 15 on the list for how to on back measurement.Click Here

So as you can see Andre's back measurement was 74" or 6'2" from bottom of shirt collar to floor. Even if he is wearing those 1" boots which it states he shouldn't be for this type of measurement he would be 6'1" without a portion of his neck and head to be still measured. This would easily put Andre over the 7' mark peak without any guesstimating from anyone. These aren't any billed numbers as they weren't probably even meant to be seen cause you have to zoom in quite a bit too even see numbers on sheet and there was no zoom back then unless maybe a magnifing glass.
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Have you ever seen Andre in person? I just can't see him ever being over 7'. Largest overall person I have ever seen. Close, but not 7'in 1988, at best 7'0 peak. Huge, crazy huge guy, but not over 7'peak.
Boss said on 23/Dec/16
Merry Christmas Everyone :)
Boss said on 22/Dec/16
Here Andre's actual measurements from a trip to the tailor. Scroll down to 15 on the list for how to on back measurement.Click Here

So as you can see Andre's back measurement was 74" or 6'2" from bottom of shirt collar to floor. Even if he is wearing those 1" boots which it states he shouldn't be for this type of measurement he would be 6'1" without a portion of his neck and head to be still measured. This would easily put Andre over the 7' mark peak without any guesstimating from anyone. These aren't any billed numbers as they weren't probably even meant to be seen cause you have to zoom in quite a bit too even see numbers on sheet and there was no zoom back then unless maybe a magnifing glass.
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Boss said on 22/Dec/16
Andre in cowboy boots would have edged Shaq in sneakers in height. Barefoot they would be close at peaks. Here using Arnold as reference. Arnold had lost height by the time the pic with Shaq was taken.
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Guanzo said on 22/Dec/16
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Boss said on 21/Dec/16
Guanzo said on 17/Dec/16
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That guy has no idea what he's talking about.
Undertaker Frank said on 20/Dec/16
I have a Friend who met & Took a picture with Andre in the 70's and he also met Shaq he said Shaq was definitely taller
Guanzo said on 17/Dec/16
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Boss said on 16/Dec/16
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 13/Dec/16
Knoichi said on 12/Dec/16
Another example
With Mr. Takahashi's height as 170 cm, André's height WAS 211.4 cm.
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With David's height as 196cm , Andre's height wsa 212.3cm.
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With Backlund's height as 184cm,Andre'height was 212.3cm.
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211cm-212cm peak evening is the most realistic estimation after all evidence I´ve seen over the last decade, add 4-5cm heightloss for his right out of bed height and a 7ft listing for average is reasonable.

I go with evening height and have him at peak 6ft11.25in in my book, same as Paul Wight.
Chaz said on 13/Dec/16
Knoichi said on 12/Dec/16
Another example
With Mr. Takahashi's height as 170 cm, André's height WAS 211.4 cm.
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With David's height as 196cm , Andre's height wsa 212.3cm.
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With Backlund's height as 184cm,Andre'height was 212.3cm.
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The Line is too far over he's head,that would make he's forehead 6'' he's got a flat head,look at the photos with shorter hair,he's forhead is not over 4.5''.
JT said on 12/Dec/16
Knoichi said on 11/Dec/16
If Mr. Takahashi's height was between 170 and 172 cm, Andre's height can be seen around 210 cm.Both of them are the height of the shoes.
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Takahashi looks closer to 168 cm (5 ft. 6). Click Here
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mrtguy said on 12/Dec/16
Rob, when you hear Sultan talking doesn't he have the voice of Andre The Giant??
Knoichi said on 12/Dec/16
Another example
With Mr. Takahashi's height as 170 cm, André's height WAS 211.4 cm.
Click Here
With David's height as 196cm , Andre's height wsa 212.3cm.
Click Here
With Backlund's height as 184cm,Andre'height was 212.3cm.
Click Here
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 12/Dec/16
Knoichi said on 11/Dec/16
If Mr. Takahashi's height was between 170 and 172 cm, Andre's height can be seen around 210 cm.Both of them are the height of the shoes.
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Hard to nail it with the measuring lines in such a pic. I got 213cm for Andre and he´s not standing straigth.

210cm in shoes is to short for Andre,, in the Wilt Chamberlain pics it´s pretty clear that Andre was around 218cm in his cowboyboots. So the cowboy boots would need to give him 10cm height if he was 210cm in ordinary footwear.
Knoichi said on 11/Dec/16
If Mr. Takahashi's height was between 170 and 172 cm, Andre's height can be seen around 210 cm.Both of them are the height of the shoes.
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mrtguy said on 9/Dec/16
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Me said on 8/Dec/16
Wow less and less comments being made. Maybe we have finally put this height to bed. After all of it 7'.25" seems to be the number. A little low for my estimate.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 7/Dec/16
Boss said on 6/Dec/16
Big Show is a lift wearer in ring and has huge soled boots. Ron Reese says Big Show wore lifts in boots when asked who was taller back in WCW.
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17:40 onwards :)
Chaz said on 6/Dec/16
Boss said on 6/Dec/16
Big Show is a lift wearer in ring and has huge soled boots. Ron Reese says Big Show wore lifts in boots when asked who was taller back in WCW.
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Yes and he said Gonzalez Dwarf them both.and I have never had Big Show over 6'11.5' he was 7'1''in boots,and big soled BBall trainers.
Boss said on 6/Dec/16
Big Show is a lift wearer in ring and has huge soled boots. Ron Reese says Big Show wore lifts in boots when asked who was taller back in WCW.
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62B said on 6/Dec/16
Click Here I think this picture helps show just how much bigger Andre was compared to gigantic men like Studd
RP said on 30/Nov/16
Physical Prime Scott Steiner: 5'11.5" barefoot !! 6'1" in his wrestling boots! FACT! 265 true legit pounds at his largest! Also FACT! I've also met Rick, he's about 5'10.5" barefoot now! Probably was 5'11" peak. Rick still looks really healthy & Strong age. Scott is still big, but he's body has changed a lot, looks about 240-ish at best now & showing his age...his arms are still huge...his chest & legs suck now...as of a few months ago. Scotty is weird as crap too! Never takes his sunglasses off. Scotty looks 5'11" now...5'11.5" peak.
RP said on 30/Nov/16
Physical Prime Scott Steiner: 5'11.5" barefoot !! 6'1" in his wrestling boots! FACT! 265 true legit pounds at his largest! Also FACT! I've also met Rick, he's about 5'10.5" barefoot now! Probably was 5'11" peak. Rick still looks really healthy & Strong age. Scott is still big, but he's body has changed a lot, looks about 240-ish at best now & showing his age...his arms are still huge...his chest & legs suck now...as of a few months ago. Scotty is weird as crap too! Never takes his sunglasses off.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 30/Nov/16
Imo Scott Steiner was maximum 5ft11in barefoot, he had bigger footwear than 5ft10in Kurt Angle and was under 1in taller...

Im sure 5ft10.75in for peak Kurt was a morning measurement.
Danimal said on 29/Nov/16
aaronious said on 28/Nov/16
Dicksock,

I like you man, so please don't take offense to this. Your estimate of Scott Steiner's height is considerably off. I am 6'2.25" in the morning, and about 6'2" in the afternoon( confirmed at my most recent physical )... i took my son to Scott Steiner's grand opening of his Shoney's franchise here in GA, and he was in standard dress shoes, so was I, and he was no more than an inch shorter than me. putting him at about 6'1". I was actually surprised, as i had been told by others that he was shorter. He's also about 2"-2.5" shorter than Goldberg when they did a faceoff, and Goldberg is at least 6'3", if not 6'4" at his peak.

Goldberg was NOT 6'4" at his peak. You seem to have a tendency to exagerrate things. He was given both 6'2" and 6'3" at his listings in football. He was MAX 6'3". Scott Steiner was not 6'1". He was at best between 5'11" and 6'0".

With HHH: Click Here
With Goldberg who is tilting way down: Click Here
Against a measurement (barely above the 69" mark): Click Here
dicksock said on 29/Nov/16
aaronious said on 28/Nov/16
Dicksock,

I like you man, so please don't take offense to this. Your estimate of Scott Steiner's height is considerably off. I am 6'2.25" in the morning, and about 6'2" in the afternoon( confirmed at my most recent physical )... i took my son to Scott Steiner's grand opening of his Shoney's franchise here in GA, and he was in standard dress shoes, so was I, and he was no more than an inch shorter than me. putting him at about 6'1". I was actually surprised, as i had been told by others that he was shorter. He's also about 2"-2.5" shorter than Goldberg when they did a faceoff, and Goldberg is at least 6'3", if not 6'4" at his peak.

now, does Scott wear lifts? its possible, but he would have been wearing them next to Show in the pics youa re talking about, so for all intense purposes, he is 6'1"

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I based my estimate off of a mugshot of his where he was about 5'11" and from other comparisons. Here he is with 5'10" Kurt Angle in 2007: Click Here Look at 3:34 for a great comparison. Steiner is only about 1" taller. Kurt was listed at about 5'10.75" the 1996 Olympics and had lost some height by 2007 as he had tons of health problems since. Steiner was also easily 3-4" shorter than 6'2"/6'2.5" HHH in 2004. I can easily tell by his frame that he was never above 6' and was likely closer to 5'11".
Boss said on 29/Nov/16
Halb said on 27/Nov/16
Some great pics there, JT.

They are absolutely horrible pics. Big Show and Khali are the same height which is wrong as we know from seeing them together and Khali is noticably taller. Andre looks like he was shrunken down and he is definitely not to scale.
aaronious said on 28/Nov/16
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Editor Rob: It is believeable Andre measured that tall, but for me it is in shoes.
62B said on 28/Nov/16
Halb said on 27/Nov/16
Some great pics there, JT.
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In the shopped picture with all the Giants it is easy for me to see JT has Andre scaled down. Unless Khali is 7'2 3/4" and Bigshow has bigger feet than Andre
aaronious said on 28/Nov/16
Dicksock,

I like you man, so please don't take offense to this. Your estimate of Scott Steiner's height is considerably off. I am 6'2.25" in the morning, and about 6'2" in the afternoon( confirmed at my most recent physical )... i took my son to Scott Steiner's grand opening of his Shoney's franchise here in GA, and he was in standard dress shoes, so was I, and he was no more than an inch shorter than me. putting him at about 6'1". I was actually surprised, as i had been told by others that he was shorter. He's also about 2"-2.5" shorter than Goldberg when they did a faceoff, and Goldberg is at least 6'3", if not 6'4" at his peak.

now, does Scott wear lifts? its possible, but he would have been wearing them next to Show in the pics youa re talking about, so for all intense purposes, he is 6'1"
aaronious said on 28/Nov/16
Dicksock,

I like you man, so please don't take offense to this. Your estimate of Scott Steiner's height is considerably off. I am 6'2.25" in the morning, and about 6'2" in the afternoon( confirmed at my most recent physical )... i took my son to Scott Steiner's grand opening of his Shoney's franchise here in GA, and he was in standard dress shoes, so was I, and he was no more than an inch shorter than me. putting him at about 6'1". I was actually surprised, as i had been told by others that he was shorter. He's also about 2"-2.5" shorter than Goldberg when they did a faceoff, and Goldberg is at least 6'3", if not 6'4" at his peak.

now, does Scott wear lifts? its possible, but he would have been wearing them next to Show in the pics youa re talking about, so for all intense purposes, he is 6'1"
Halb said on 27/Nov/16
Some great pics there, JT.
Kunoichi said on 26/Nov/16
Although bad composition,Karl Gotch, young Andre and Billy Robbinson IN 1971.
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Boss said on 26/Nov/16
Estimate this one ya biased Big Show mark.

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JT said on 25/Nov/16
Hogan wore a size 12 wrestling boot Click Here (I think he claimed around size 15) so you can get an idea what size Andre's boot really was by finding video where his boot is right next to Hogan's.

Chaz said on 19/Nov/16
....Yes you are right in width, but not in gurth or legs, turn them both side ways,he's much wider,much bigger Chest and waist

Hard to say since Haystacks never wrestled in shorts or in the singlet outfit like Andre did. Haystacks' waist was definitely larger though Click Here Andre had some pretty large legs. Click Here They tended to look ~skinny in proportion to the rest of his body when he was drinking heavily and had the big overhanging gut. Click Here (if that was Rob next to Andre we'd be having 6-8 or 6-9 estimates for andre)
Ryan11 said on 25/Nov/16
Dicksock, do you not know that Andres head hands and feet kept growing at an accelerated rate right up till his death?? That's scientific and medical fact, so if his shoe size was 22, then years later they were easily 24. Same reason his weight kept going up fast as well.
dicksock said on 25/Nov/16
Boss said on 24/Nov/16
Here Andre's cowboy boots are Size 24 US and they have the heel being measured by an actual real measuring tape at 2" which would give a 1.8" height boost. Captain compared them with the boots he wore with Wilt and they have exact same size heel.

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We know Andre didn't have a US size 24 cowboy boot or wrestling boot. We have heard from his own mouth in 1984 on David Letterman that he wore a size 20 cowboy boot. During an interview from 1980 in Australia, Andre said he wore a size 22 wrestling boot. Obviously, Andre knew his own shoe size more than any of us. If anything, he was overstating his size like he did his height and weight. But, I will say there is a pretty good chance he wore a size 20 cowboy boot and sneaker. He did have some gigantic feet.
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dicksock said on 24/Nov/16
Chaz: For the millionth time, I never said Gonzalez was small. I said while he was very wide, he didn't have the overall mass that Andre, Show, or Khali had at their biggest. Even in my first comment, I said he looked skinny at times and that he looked bigger in that Hogan pic than he ever did in the ring. Also, OMG was about 100 lbs lighter with Gonzalez than he was in the 80s as Akeem.

As far as Andre compared to Nash, Andre was obviously taller. Nash looked the same height as 6'8"/6'8.5" Tyler Mane in WCW. Even in 1990, Andre was clearly at least 2" taller than Tyler Mane. Even though Nash could look very tall at times, he was at least 2" shorter than a peak Andre. In other words, Andre next to Mane was the equivalent of Andre next to Nash because Nash and Mane were virtually indistinguishable in height.
Boss said on 24/Nov/16
Here Andre's cowboy boots are Size 24 US and they have the heel being measured by an actual real measuring tape at 2" which would give a 1.8" height boost. Captain compared them with the boots he wore with Wilt and they have exact same size heel.

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Chaz said on 24/Nov/16
62B said on 24/Nov/16
Chaz, you like to go on about Andre having a size 18 shoe like its a proven fact based off of one picture. Big show is supposed to have a size 18 and yet Terry Todd who has met both Show and Andre several times says Andre's feet were bigger and longer of the two. Andre himself claimed size 20 on Letterman, and JT posted a picture of one of his cowboy boots that said it was a 22 I believe in the caption. I would think with all the Andre boots on display his real shoe size would be easy to figure out.

Yes and if you look at Haystacks and Big Show their feet look similar in size,I think Big Show and Andre US size 18,Haystacks 17US,and you have to be careful with these hand made over size shoes,they make up the size they are,we had this on the Wadlow page,he was ment to take a size 37aaa,but someone that new about shoe sizes said it's imposible the shoe was too short useing the barleycorn per size they were size 27,then JT worked out the lengh of the shoe,and showed the guy was right they could not be over 28,and cowboy boots are much longer then a work boot,mine are 1.25'' longer,that would be 3 size from the outside.
62B said on 24/Nov/16
Chaz, you like to go on about Andre having a size 18 shoe like its a proven fact based off of one picture. Big show is supposed to have a size 18 and yet Terry Todd who has met both Show and Andre several times says Andre's feet were bigger and longer of the two. Andre himself claimed size 20 on Letterman, and JT posted a picture of one of his cowboy boots that said it was a 22 I believe in the caption. I would think with all the Andre boots on display his real shoe size would be easy to figure out
day day said on 24/Nov/16
I agree in alot what your saying chaz but think your height estimation of 6'10 for andre is on the low side theres a pic on youtube of survivor series 87 its a ken patera shoot really good quality photo of all 10 particiaments and 2 refs can someone put it up here i dont know how but it really shows the major contrasts between the average sizes refs and wrestlers also andre looks huge the other 2 things to notice is hogan next to don morocco whos about 6'2 and omg altough slooched next to 6'3 rick rude patera seems drunk in the interview but refers andre to 7'2
Chaz said on 24/Nov/16
day day said on 22/Nov/16
Chaz god you really have it in for andre did he snub you at an event years ago or something anyway most people here are just tryin to give an honest opinion why compare him with gonzalez hes 7'7 in hes own catergry then andre show khali in their range then nash kane taker sid studd so on as far as mass goes nearly every wrestler that met andre or actors aswel said he was true giant so i would belive what there saying i think anyone in the range of 7ft tall 380lbs-500lbs a 12-13 inch head 11-12 " hands and size 18-20 in shoe is a giant.

I have never said he was not a real giant,I like Andre,better than the crap wrestling you get now,just a lot of talk and 6 packs leaping about the ring,

And I posted the Gonzalez Sid and OMG to show how those big guys look like Dwarfs and he's bigger in size, than he looks,it was dicksock,say he's small that started this off,

it's all this exaggeration about him.and you are doing the same thing,he's face was 12'' and he's hands were just under 10''.11'' is more than Sultan Kosen's hands,and he's 8'3'' and 12'' is the size of Robert wadlow's lol have you seen he's hands?they cover a A4 book, 11-12'' would be Andre's hand span. and he's feet are 18 .they are not much longer than Giant Haystacks.
62B said on 23/Nov/16
Boss said on 23/Nov/16
Chaz said on 21/Nov/16
Capt.Nobody.there is nothing fishy about anything to do with Gonzalez,just the tallest Wrestler of all time,Nash was the best part of 6'10''Click Here

Well if Nash is 6'10" as you say then Andre is over 7'. Andre is barefoot so no excuses.
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I agree, at some point Andre was probably 7' or really close to it. I doubt he was ever over 7'. He definitely wasn't in 1988
Chaz said on 23/Nov/16
Boss said on 23/Nov/16
Chaz said on 21/Nov/16
Capt.Nobody.there is nothing fishy about anything to do with Gonzalez,just the tallest Wrestler of all time,Nash was the best part of 6'10''Click Here

Well if Nash is 6'10" as you say then Andre is over 7'. Andre is barefoot so no excuses.
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That is a old Nash at best 6'9''and Bret comes up to the same place on both there face, and the Andre one is closer to the camara,look at the size of Bret's face? so it's out of scale.and that is a old Andre to,so could not be 7'

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