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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7ft 0.15in
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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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'
Capt. Nobody 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

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I never said there was, but the argument still stands, his work boot style footwear is not the same as the wrestling boots shown in the picture JT made of him next to Andre. There is more of a pronounced heel on one pair as opposed to the other.
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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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
Boss said on 22/Nov/16
Here in a Ron Reis shoot interview he says Big Show wore lifts in WCW. This explains why Show seems to have lost so much height. Andre wore .5" ring boots. Andre would be taller peak barefoot in light of the fact Big Show wore lifts and this isn't the first time I've heard of Big Show wearing lifts. Now he just wears huge heeled boots.
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Boss said on 21/Nov/16
Andre's head is clearly longer than Big Show's head who Jt has at 12".
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JT said on 21/Nov/16
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Click Here Gene was never any shorter next to Andre (unless Andre had cowboy boots on or was backstage where you could not see the footwear or platform) so the scaling should be pretty close. Click Here
Boss said on 21/Nov/16
Andre's head is over 12" in total head length. This has been proven here many times.
Chaz said on 21/Nov/16
Click Here that should end the Rubish,look how far he comes down Gonzalez body,he's up to the shoulders on the other two,and Silver is close to the camara,and we know they are taller than both Andre or Big Show.
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
NCL said on 21/Nov/16
Here are good shots of Giant Gonzalez's shoes: 0:07 and 3:01 Click Here

Regardless, I'd see he was easily 7'6" if not 7'7" barefoot. I support a 6'8" peak Undertaker (I think he's around 6'6" now).

In regards to what is a true giant, I think that depends on perspective. I'm about 5'10", so even if Andre was "only" 6'10" and "only" somewhere around 500lbs, that's still a giant to me!
Capt. Nobody said on 20/Nov/16
Chaz said on 19/Nov/16
Capt. Nobody said on 18/Nov/16 Look at his heel in the shot with Taker vs. the photoshopped one with Andre. They are two different styles of foot wear. There were times where he did wear that relatively flat wrestling style boot.

From what I've seen so far, Gonzalez wore at least three different styles of boot/shoe when in the WWF.

Here's an example of the heel on what looks to be the same shoes he wore at Wrestlemania 9:

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He seems to come out a bit taller at WM 9 than against the Taker in these boots which still have a heel, but not nearly as noticeable:

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It can be hard to for sure pin down a comparison depending the circumstances unless there was an evenly shot staredown because Gonzalez tended to slouch while trying to appear menacing in his matches.

Lol that is not were the heel is on those rap round soles,your feet go down inside,they make work boots and trainers like it,they were made like it so they go over and up to keep water out,they are just the style now,they have less height than my Reebok Classic,because your feet are down inside.

these are my work boots.the first part at the bottom is the heel the then you have some insoles,my old Dr Martins gave me more height,same with Gonzalez boots it' the small bit at the bottom,that is the heel.about 2cm .and more crap are you going to come out with? like a 7'6'' plus man needs lifts.

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That's exactly my point, they are like work boots and you can clearly see the thickness in the Taker staredown shot from WM 9. I have a similar pair to those you posted and they give me nearly a 2 inch boost. You can see the sole thickness rather easily on the Gonzalez shot I posted and if his feet are going down into the shoe, then he has one of the longest heels in history. It's the same thing as when it was said Wilt was wearing moccasins with Andre and it turned out to be boots. The heel area wasn't nearly as form fitting like it should have been if that were the case. You can see the natural heel shape in the shot JT posted of Andre and Gonzalez since Gonzalez is wearing form fitting wrestling boots. It's extremely unlikely Gonzalez is getting the same lift out of his "work boots" and his wrestling boots unless something fishy is going on inside those wrestling boots.
Capt. Nobody said on 20/Nov/16
Vegas said on 19/Nov/16
Gonzales is wearing same boots in both pictures..there is just a leather covering to match the suit in the second shot

Wrestlers tend to wear the same boots over and over

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They are very similar and could be the same boots, or may be the same boots augmented, but I've seen him wear these same types of boots where the laces attach to the side of the boot a bit differently and where there is more of a pronounced area where the sole and bottom of the boot meets the leg on one as opposed to some others I've seen. Also when he eventually went the muscle suit w/o the fur, he had the same looking footwear but it didn't look like there was the same length going up over the top of the calf.

Also, even if they are the same boots, he also wore more of a traditional wrestling boot at times that had nowhere near the same heel.
62B said on 20/Nov/16
Chaz said on 19/Nov/16
The thing with Andre was not really he's Height or weight,it's those Acromegalic features,he looked like a giant Neanderthal man,you could imagine him in a animal skin,and a big wooden club over he's shoulder,and with that wild hair blowing in the wind,just about to grab you by the throat and bang you on the head lol,

All this exaggeration about he's height and weight is pointless,it's clear he was never anywhere nere Gonzales Height or Haystacks weight,but what he had was he's own uniqueness.what you are not likely to see in again the ring any time soon.
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That's a pretty good description Chaz, but, I don't think anyone was trying to say Andre was as tall as Gonzales or as obese as Haystacks was. I was able to size Andre up pretty good. My impression is that he was so large he would need at least two seats in a comercial airliner to fit, but probably would need all three to be semi comfortable. I wasn't sure he would even fit through the door on a "puddle jumper" and if he did he would have felt like a sardine. He gave the impression of just over 7' tall and over 600lbs, even though he was really just under 7' and probably around 525-550 lbs. his head , hands, feet and general frame were so exaggerated due to his acromegaly that he looked like a live cartoon or CGI character.
Chaz said on 19/Nov/16
The thing with Andre was not really he's Height or weight,it's those Acromegalic features,he looked like a giant Neanderthal man,you could imagine him in a animal skin,and a big wooden club over he's shoulder,and with that wild hair blowing in the wind,just about to grab you by the throat and bang you on the head lol,

All this exaggeration about he's height and weight is pointless,it's clear he was never anywhere nere Gonzales Height or Haystacks weight,but what he had was he's own uniqueness.what you are not likely to see in again the ring any time soon.
Chaz said on 19/Nov/16
JT said on 18/Nov/16
Chaz, Haystacks was probably 150 lbs. heavier than Andre but Andre still would have measured up well to him size-wise, at least in width (but not profile). Click Here Haystacks’ outfit makes him look larger as well. Haystacks was a tall guy with a good-sized frame who was extremely obese whereas Andre’s size was mostly due to his humongous acromegalic frame.

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,
Chaz said on 19/Nov/16
Capt. Nobody said on 18/Nov/16 Look at his heel in the shot with Taker vs. the photoshopped one with Andre. They are two different styles of foot wear. There were times where he did wear that relatively flat wrestling style boot.

From what I've seen so far, Gonzalez wore at least three different styles of boot/shoe when in the WWF.

Here's an example of the heel on what looks to be the same shoes he wore at Wrestlemania 9:

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He seems to come out a bit taller at WM 9 than against the Taker in these boots which still have a heel, but not nearly as noticeable:

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It can be hard to for sure pin down a comparison depending the circumstances unless there was an evenly shot staredown because Gonzalez tended to slouch while trying to appear menacing in his matches.

Lol that is not were the heel is on those rap round soles,your feet go down inside,they make work boots and trainers like it,they were made like it so they go over and up to keep water out,they are just the style now,they have less height than my Reebok Classic,because your feet are down inside.

these are my work boots.the first part at the bottom is the heel the then you have some insoles,my old Dr Martins gave me more height,same with Gonzalez boots it' the small bit at the bottom,that is the heel.about 2cm .and more crap are you going to come out with? like a 7'6'' plus man needs lifts.

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Vegas said on 19/Nov/16
Gonzales is wearing same boots in both pictures..there is just a leather covering to match the suit in the second shot

Wrestlers tend to wear the same boots over and over
Leonardo 1.73m said on 18/Nov/16
My guess for Giant Gonzalez is 7'6.25-7'6.5 (230 cm) and Andre was 6'11 in his peak.
Capt. Nobody said on 18/Nov/16
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 18/Nov/16
Capt. Nobody said on 17/Nov/16

He also had some pretty decent lifts going on there in the stare down with Taker.

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I really doubt Gonzalez had lifts, Taker had 1.25-1.5in heel at WM9 and Gonzalez looked around 11in taller.
Gonzalez 7ft6-7ft6.5, Taker 6ft7.25in

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Look at his heel in the shot with Taker vs. the photoshopped one with Andre. They are two different styles of foot wear. There were times where he did wear that relatively flat wrestling style boot.

From what I've seen so far, Gonzalez wore at least three different styles of boot/shoe when in the WWF.

Here's an example of the heel on what looks to be the same shoes he wore at Wrestlemania 9:

Click Here

He seems to come out a bit taller at WM 9 than against the Taker in these boots which still have a heel, but not nearly as noticeable:

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It can be hard to for sure pin down a comparison depending the circumstances unless there was an evenly shot staredown because Gonzalez tended to slouch while trying to appear menacing in his matches.
dicksock said on 18/Nov/16
haz said on 18/Nov/16
dicksock said on 17/Nov/16,if Haystacks went on a diet he would lose almost all of this mass that you find so impressive. If he were fit, he would have looked like John Studd or Undertaker. He was no giant, just a tall fat guy.

You do talk some rubish,for a start Haystacks was already 26st when he was spoted,and asked if he wanted to wrestle,more than Andre was and more than Studd Taker ever was,and if anybody went on a Diet they would lose weight,and Andre was not a natural Giant he's size is from a pathological illness,

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What a load of crap. The fact is that if Haystacks was not overweight, he wouldn't have been remarkable except for his height, and he was only about 6'7" at his peak. Andre is a natural giant in the sense that there were no external factors (eating habits, weightlifting) that contributed to his size. Yes he had Acromegaly/Giantism, but so have most of the biggest giants in history including Big Show, Khali, and Gonzalez. Haystacks may have been 26 stone (364 lbs) at his start, but I'm sure at least 50 lbs of it was fat. His healthy weight would have probably been around 300 lbs tops considering he had no muscle from weightlifting. He was a big man, but his size and overall appearance was not as impressive as Andre's. If John Studd would have spent his whole life eating cupcakes and cheeseburgers, I'm sure he could have gotten about as big as Haystacks.
JT said on 18/Nov/16
Chaz, Haystacks was probably 150 lbs. heavier than Andre but Andre still would have measured up well to him size-wise, at least in width (but not profile). Click Here Haystacks’ outfit makes him look larger as well. Haystacks was a tall guy with a good-sized frame who was extremely obese whereas Andre’s size was mostly due to his humongous acromegalic frame.
Chaz said on 18/Nov/16
mrtguy said on 18/Nov/16
Andre and Big Show are HUGE, but not Obese,
yes you are right Andre looks just like Marius Pudzianowski here those love handels big belly and flabby back are really riped 7% body fat muscle, even here with huge hair and boots on,he don't really tower over the barefoot bald 6'4''Kamala A real 7' guy with those,should dwarf him,

And look how small he's legs are under he's body lol we should call him lucky legs.


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Chaz said on 18/Nov/16
Boss said on 18/Nov/16 Gonzales wore some pretty chunky boots so he would have the advantage over Andre in comparisons.

lol yes and the 8''of extra height would of been an advantage in making Andre look like a short ass next to Gonzales,it's like a 6' man next to a 6'8'' man.
Boss said on 18/Nov/16
Gonzales has longer legs but Andre's upper body is just as long or longer and much more massive. Gonzales wore some pretty chunky boots so he would have the advantage over Andre in comparisons. Ron Reese said Big Show wore lifts when asked who was taller back in WCW. A lift wearing Big Show might explain alot of his height loss and I've heard he wore lifts before Reese ever mentioned it. It would make a peak Andre taller than a peak Show as Big Show states on his page here himself. Look at the Average Guess here just over 7' and Rob has him at 7' so who's story really checks out.
mrtguy said on 18/Nov/16
Andre and Big Show are HUGE, but not Obese
Chaz said on 18/Nov/16
dicksock said on 17/Nov/16,if Haystacks went on a diet he would lose almost all of this mass that you find so impressive. If he were fit, he would have looked like John Studd or Undertaker. He was no giant, just a tall fat guy.

You do talk some rubish,for a start Haystacks was already 26st when he was spoted,and asked if he wanted to wrestle,more than Andre was and more than Studd Taker ever was,and if anybody went on a Diet they would lose weight,and Andre was not a natural Giant he's size is from a pathological illness,he's body was producing 100s of times the GH and IGF1 of a normal person,that is were the size comes from,he would of more than likely been no begger than he's brother.and has for anything else being bigger only he's face and hands are bigger,then Haystacks, their feet are about the same size,about 17-18 US size,you can see then next to each other,and has for he's legs look at those trousers he's got on,do you think Haystacks could get he's legs in those thin things? one leg in both maybe,and he's calves and forearms are in a league of there own.at he's biggest never seen anything like them.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 18/Nov/16
Capt. Nobody said on 17/Nov/16

He also had some pretty decent lifts going on there in the stare down with Taker.

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I really doubt Gonzalez had lifts, Taker had 1.25-1.5in heel at WM9 and Gonzalez looked around 11in taller.
Gonzalez 7ft6-7ft6.5, Taker 6ft7.25in

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Chaz said on 18/Nov/16
Capt. Nobody said on 17/Nov/16 He also had some pretty decent lifts going on there in the stare down with Taker. You have Andre and Undertaker at about the same height BTW.

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Lifts lol have you seen the photo of the Asian Guy that had he's photo taken with Gonzalez,Khali and Siver,?at differant times, both who are Taller than Andre or Big Show and they look short,when the photos are put together,CAN ANY ONE FIND IT AND POST IT? and stop the rubish about Gonzalez being small,they are just jelous he's a real giant.
Capt. Nobody said on 17/Nov/16
JT said on 17/Nov/16
Click Here Assuming Gonzalez is 7-6 He could have been a little taller as he looked to have at least a full head size on Undertaker when standing straight Click Here

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He also had some pretty decent lifts going on there in the stare down with Taker. You have Andre and Undertaker at about the same height BTW.

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Capt. Nobody said on 17/Nov/16
I think the difference between giants like Show and Andre vs. the rest is most certainly the power and strength. Yeah, I would agree Gonzalez was probably a bit too tall for wrestling because when you get to a certain height you are sure to lose a bit not only strength wise but coordination wise as well. That pic of Andre and Gigante IconJJ did of them on the apron of a NJPW ring showed that the torsos of both were about the same length, the difference was Gonzalez had longer limbs. From the standpoint of pure physical science it could explain why he didn't have the strength of more compact and massive giants like Andre or Big Show.
JT said on 17/Nov/16
Click Here Assuming Gonzalez is 7-6 He could have been a little taller as he looked to have at least a full head size on Undertaker when standing straight Click Here

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dicksock said on 17/Nov/16
JT said on 16/Nov/16
Remove the afro and Gonzalez’ height differential over Andre really stands out Click Here Andre was not more than 6-10, especially when part of the Machines Click Here Fairly recent pic of Big Show so I assumed no more than 6-11

Andre and Big Show appear very similar from the neck down. Andre’s acromegaly really took a toll on his facial features, whereas Big Show was spared following pituitary gland surgery. Andre will always stand out from other giants given the wild afro and facial features.

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Seems to me Big Show has a pretty noticeable footwear advantage in that pic. If you took away that advantage, they was be just about equal in height.
dicksock said on 17/Nov/16
Chaz said on 17/Nov/16
dickshock,your the delusional one,first you say Gonzalez is small,when he was huge,and big,now you have the cheak to say Andre was bigger than Giant Haystacks,even here when he was only 35-6 stone he's bigger,look at the body legs and forarms,he makes him look thin.and in that video were he's 45stone you would not See Andre's body if he was in front,Click Here lol and Andre was just hydro blote bone and flab,I can't see any muscle at all,

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I never said Gonzalez was small. I said he is skinny compared to guys like Andre, Show, and Khali. While he was very wide and a huge guy, he did not have the mass of those guys. But, I can see why someone would be more impressed with him than Andre. But, I don't get what was so impressive about Haystacks. Andre had bigger arms, feet, hands, head, and a much bigger overall bone structure than Haystacks. Andre was about 3-4" taller and had much more natural muscularity in his prime than Haystacks. Again, if Haystacks went on a diet he would lose almost all of this mass that you find so impressive. If he were fit, he would have looked like John Studd or Undertaker. He was no giant, just a tall fat guy.

Here is a Andre with very little body fat:
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Here is a young Haystacks as an adult before he gained 300lbs of pure blubber:
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When the two were at a healthy body weight, Andre was infinitely more impressive. Even Haystacks at his fattest didn't come across as impressive because he was only about 6'7" tops with no muscle or uniquely large features other than his midsection.
Chaz said on 17/Nov/16
Boss said on 17/Nov/16
Gonzales has better posture here than Andre and a footwear advantage over Andre.
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Stop fooling yourself.Studd come over Andre's eyes at best 3.5''4 taller,Sid Come under Gonzales chin,about 12'' shorter.and he was taller than Studd.and Taker come only up to he's chin.Depending on who you believe Gonzalas was at least 7'6'' more likly 230cm or 7'6.5''or if you believe the Argentina office of the Guinness Book of Records say they measured him at 231.6cm or 7'7.25''.so he was at least 8'' taller and could have been 9.25'' taller.
Boss said on 17/Nov/16
Gonzales has better posture here than Andre and a footwear advantage over Andre.
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 17/Nov/16
JT said on 16/Nov/16
Remove the afro and Gonzalez height differential over Andre really stands out Click Here Andre was not more than 6-10,


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Your usual BS magic to make Andre as low as possible, you'll never stop bashing on Andre...
The Andre pic you took had a complete different camera angle wich makes his upperbody shorter but you for sure know that...
Chaz said on 17/Nov/16
dickshock,your the delusional one,first you say Gonzalez is small,when he was huge,and big,now you have the cheak to say Andre was bigger than Giant Haystacks,even here when he was only 35-6 stone he's bigger,look at the body legs and forarms,he makes him look thin.and in that video were he's 45stone you would not See Andre's body if he was in front,Click Here lol and Andre was just hydro blote bone and flab,I can't see any muscle at all,
62B said on 17/Nov/16
Here is a picture of Rik Smits and his son Click Here Andre would have been slightly taller than Smits son in 1988
62B said on 17/Nov/16
A 1988 Andre would have been up to a 7'2 1/2" to 7'3" Ric Smits eyes. Fact
62B said on 17/Nov/16
JT said on 16/Nov/16
Remove the afro and Gonzalez’ height differential over Andre really stands out Click Here Andre was not more than 6-10, especially when part of the Machines Click Here Fairly recent pic of Big Show so I assumed no more than 6-11

Andre and Big Show appear very similar from the neck down. Andre’s acromegaly really took a toll on his facial features, whereas Big Show was spared following pituitary gland surgery. Andre will always stand out from other giants given the wild afro and facial features.
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JT Big show is scaled way up in your comparison. You have Big Shows feet just huge compared to Andres, Of course you know this already. Troll
JT said on 16/Nov/16
Remove the afro and Gonzalez’ height differential over Andre really stands out Click Here Andre was not more than 6-10, especially when part of the Machines Click Here Fairly recent pic of Big Show so I assumed no more than 6-11

Andre and Big Show appear very similar from the neck down. Andre’s acromegaly really took a toll on his facial features, whereas Big Show was spared following pituitary gland surgery. Andre will always stand out from other giants given the wild afro and facial features.
62B said on 16/Nov/16
Chaz said on 16/Nov/16
dicksock,as you have never seen anyone more massive,from the back,I better show you someone with a bigger chest,waist,legs arms.and gerth,and at least 120lbs more weight. Click Here

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Chaz, its blatantly obvious that you have never seen Andre in person up close. You have absolutely no clue how massive Andre was in person.
dicksock said on 16/Nov/16
Chaz said on 16/Nov/16
dicksock,as you have never seen anyone more massive,from the back,I better show you someone with a bigger chest,waist,legs arms.and gerth,and at least 120lbs more weight. Click Here

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What a joke. Haystacks was nothing compared to Andre. He was just a tall fat guy. Essentially John Studd plus about 250lbs of fat. If you think Haystacks was even close to the physical specimen that Andre was, you are beyond delusional.
day day said on 16/Nov/16
Andre had the posture that would seriously affect his true height whereas gonzalez looked his 7'6-7 same as nash at 6'9-10
Boss said on 16/Nov/16
Andre was the natural strongest of all giants. No weight lifting in gym but look how easy he picks up cars. The front end of the one car is dead weight and cars weighed more then than they do today. He also benched 505 pounds on an incline for a set for a rib on TV in 1992. Andre used to move people's cars all over the place for a rib just to see their reaction and laugh his ass off about it. Then we have Jaques Rougeau telling of the time Andre completely flipped a car over with 4 guys in it in Quebec and they also told this story in the A&E biography.

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Chaz said on 16/Nov/16
dicksock,as you have never seen anyone more massive,from the back,I better show you someone with a bigger chest,waist,legs arms.and gerth,and at least 120lbs more weight. Click Here
Chaz said on 16/Nov/16
Can anyone find the photo of the Asian guy,that had he's photo taken with Gonzalez,Khali and Siver and it was put together?
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 16/Nov/16
RoelC said on 15/Nov/16

A fantasy pose, but this is what I think it might look like if Andre & Gonzalez ever posed in the same pic. Click Here

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Great work, I don't think Andre would measure taller than this next to Gonzalez.
It clearly shows how much height Gonzalez had from his legs, if Andre had those legs... Click Here

Andres upperbody was not at his peak there, imo he was wider and bigger around the chest in 1987.

It also shows that Andres head was clearly bigger than Gonzalez head.
RoelC said on 15/Nov/16
JT said on 10/Nov/16
Dicksock, according to his tailor, Gonzalez had a 64 inch chest, which is obviously enormous and probably not much smaller than Andre’s when he was at his heaviest. Click Here

Andre also had a 64-inch chest according to the measurements made by a tailor back in 1972. Click Here

In this Tale-of-the-tape from 1976 Andre's chest is described as being 60 inches normal and 65 inches when expanded Click Here
I've seen Andre's chest being described as 65-inches several times back in the 70's. In a Japanese biography from 1983 they also claimed his chest measured 165cm (65 inches). In the Tale-of-the-tape from Wrestlemania 3 they claimed his chest measured 71 inches.

Both Big Show & Great Khali were also credited with a 65-inch chest. Big Show back in 2003 Click Here and Gonzalez during his bodybuilding career Click Here

Jorge Gonzalez was obviously a true giant and certainly not skinny in any way. He was simply huge.
He dwarfs his team mates here Click Here
Next to a beanpole like Fernando Borcel truly shows how big Gonzalez was Click Here
A promopic from WCW Click Here This truly shows he was a real giant. He should've maintained this look. In WWF for some reason they gave him a stupid Sasquatch costume. Who ever thought that was a good idea?

But as big as Gonzalez was, he wasn't in the same league as guys like Andre or Big Show. Those guys were tanks during their primes.
A fantasy pose, but this is what I think it might look like if Andre & Gonzalez ever posed in the same pic. Click Here

Andre is "the giant" of pro-wrestling. That's not even open to debate. No other giant is even close of having the same level of impact on pro-wrestling the way Andre did. But Andre didn't achieve this by simply being the biggest. In my opinion there were a few reasons Andre made a mark in pro-wrestling that guys like Gonzalez, Big Show, Great Khali or Giant Silva never did.
1) Andre had the looks of a giant. Due to his acromegaly he was simply huge. Huge hands, a huge head, a deep voice. And then there was that Afro. Love it or hate, but it made him look unique. Unlike Big Show with his bald head and goatee, which is a pretty common look in pro-wrestling.
2) Andre could actually wrestle. Most giants move as stiff as a board. Andre could move around quite well when he was still in his prime.
3) He had the passion. I can't think of a single wrestler who traveled the world as much as Andre did. He certainly never took it easy.
4) He was at the right place and the right time. Back in the 70's they could still maintain the aura of giant, by having him move from territory to territory. That way he was never over-exposed. Plus he was managed by the right promoter: Vince McMahon Sr. He knew how to properly bill a giant.
Chaz said on 15/Nov/16
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 15/Nov/16
Chaz said on 15/Nov/16

Big Show was not at Andres level of being a giant, they have comparable size 6ft11in peak and 6ft10in age 40 but overall Look of a giant is Andre-not only in wrestling , princess pride world wide alltime- Andre is the giant.


That is just from the Acromegalic features,the face and thick fingers,if Big Show never had treatment like Andre.they would of looked the same. all Andre did was play the giant more,Show wanted really just to be a athlete,Use speed and power,one of the most impressive things I have seen was Big show,press a 250lbs wrestler over head like he was nothing outside the ring,then throw him up over and in the ring,from a good 9' from were he was standing.
dicksock said on 15/Nov/16
Andre was about a head taller than 5'11" Heenan in the late 80s when he stood to his full height. Here is a great video that proves this point:
Click Here Look at the 26 second mark or the 42 second mark. Andre stands to his full height, and he is a head taller. That means he was about a foot taller than 5'11" Bobby Heenan in 1988. At the 42 sec mark, he looks a little more than a head taller. Heenan was probably 5'11" and Andre was about 6'11" or a tad more when standing his tallest.

Regarding Andre and Gonzalez. Yes, Gonzalez was about 7" taller, but he was not as big overall. He may have been about as wide, but his overall mass was not like Andre's. Chaz, you can claim Big Show was more impressive than Andre, but I will trust Terry Todd because unlike you, he spent a considerable amount of time with both men. He says that Andre was bigger. Lex Luger and Joe Theismann (former NFL players) claimed Andre was the biggest person they'd ever seen.

Just look at Andre walking backstage here: Click Here

Look at how massive he looked from behind. I've never seen anybody that big, including Wight and Gonzalez.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 15/Nov/16
Chaz said on 15/Nov/16

"maybe not as tall" lol try 8''shorter and Andre was not as impressive as a Peak Big Show,he had much more muscle,and bigger legs and sholders.when he was hiting the Iron,and way stronger.




Andre Haters rise again? Looooollllll near ten years and still the same BS.
Peak Gonzalez had for sure 7in on peak Andre, but still looks more like a tall person than a giant.

Big Show was not at Andres level of being a giant, they have comparable size 6ft11in peak and 6ft10in age 40 but overall Look of a giant is Andre-not only in wrestling , princess pride world wide alltime- Andre is the giant.
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Rob, can you give Meane Gene a page?
He´s such a usefull height next to generations of wrestlers.
IMO Heenan looked always ~3.25in taller and I don't think Heenan was more than 5ft10.5in.
Chaz said on 15/Nov/16
Boss said on 15/Nov/16
Andre was much more impressive than Gonzales. Andre was much larger than Gonzales maybe not as tall but much bigger overall. Andre is the real giant of wrestling and it's not even close.

5'11" Bobby Heenan never came to Andre's chin. Andre was past his peak with Heenan and still had over a full head on him.
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"maybe not as tall" lol try 8''shorter and Andre was not as impressive as a Peak Big Show,he had much more muscle,and bigger legs and sholders.when he was hiting the Iron,and way stronger.
Boss said on 15/Nov/16
Andre was much more impressive than Gonzales. Andre was much larger than Gonzales maybe not as tall but much bigger overall. Andre is the real giant of wrestling and it's not even close.

5'11" Bobby Heenan never came to Andre's chin. Andre was past his peak with Heenan and still had over a full head on him.
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Chaz said on 14/Nov/16
JT said on 13/Nov/16
Click Here Gonzalez and Bobby Heenan standing in the same spot on the same Monday Night Raw. For comparison, 5-11 guys like Heenan were above the bottom of Andre's chin. Gonzalez stunk as a wrestler but IMO he was actually too large for pro wrestling if that's possible.

You only have to look at him next to Sid or Taker,then look at Andre next to the shorter Studd,to see Andre would look nothing next to him.and he's wider across the shoulders,than Andre or Big Show.
JT said on 13/Nov/16
Click Here Gonzalez and Bobby Heenan standing in the same spot on the same Monday Night Raw. For comparison, 5-11 guys like Heenan were above the bottom of Andre's chin. Gonzalez stunk as a wrestler but IMO he was actually too large for pro wrestling if that's possible.
Chaz said on 11/Nov/16
dicksock said on 8/Nov/16 yes,he is wide,but he's sholders,arms,chest,and even he's legs are not that big,yes they are he's legs are by far the biggest of everyone here look when he is next to them same with he's arms they are just has big,it's just he looks slim, because he is so long,he is the only person that can get over the top rope without it bedding 12 '' like Andre makes it Click Here
JT said on 10/Nov/16
Dicksock, according to his tailor, Gonzalez had a 64 inch chest, which is obviously enormous and probably not much smaller than Andre’s when he was at his heaviest. Click Here

This is probably the jacket the tailor made for Gonzalez Click Here Click Here

Vader is probably 375 lbs. here and Gonzalez makes him look small Click Here
Realist said on 9/Nov/16
He's 7 foot.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 9/Nov/16
GS1981 said on 9/Nov/16
I think he was never taller than 6ft 10, if you look at his height comparison with Hogan at Wrestlemania 3


The WM 3 staredown pics favour Hogan to much and it´s a after heavey Back-Surgery Andre.
Hogan was a tad or 2 taller than 6ft5in, peak Andre had about 5.5in-6in on him.
Hogan in most of the matches had 0.5in more footwear, sometimes they were in equal boots.


Andre at peak wasn't under 6ft11in for sure and a 214cm morning measurement is pretty believable.
GS1981 said on 9/Nov/16
I think he was never taller than 6ft 10, if you look at his height comparison with Hogan at Wrestlemania 3 he was about 5" taller, just much bigger in mass, Hogan was never taller than 6ft 5.
day day said on 9/Nov/16
Andre was 214cm when he was wrestling as monster rouismoff he claims his height stopped at 24 altough his head hands and feet did not stop due to acromegaly so its possible he grew to 216cm atmost 218cm
dicksock said on 8/Nov/16
Chaz said on 8/Nov/16
dicksock said on 8/Nov/16Gonzalez looked significantly bigger in that picture with Hogan than he ever did in WCW or WWE. To me, he looked pretty skinny. Look at him on Baywatch.

That is because you don't know what you are looking at,he's wider here than anyone across the sholders and chest even OMG it's only he's waist that is bigger,same with PN News,it's he's total body length that makes him look thin,look at the size of he's legs next to the others? and there are some juice heads in that ring.



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Chaz said on 8/Nov/16
dicksock said on 8/Nov/16Gonzalez looked significantly bigger in that picture with Hogan than he ever did in WCW or WWE. To me, he looked pretty skinny. Look at him on Baywatch.

That is because you don't know what you are looking at,he's wider here than anyone across the sholders and chest even OMG it's only he's waist that is bigger,same with PN News,it's he's total body length that makes him look thin,look at the size of he's legs next to the others? and there are some juice heads in that ring.



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dicksock said on 8/Nov/16
Chaz said on 8/Nov/16
Leonardo 1.73m said on 6/Nov/16
Giant Gonzalez with Hulk Hogan
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OMG! Hogan is really like a dwarf with that monster.

Gonzales had a wide body,you look at him with Sid he looks like a skiny runt,and realy big legs.it's because he's so much taller than anyone else that he seems slim in photos of himself,I think the 460lbs is more or less right.just look at him standing round the ring,he's got so much body over the top rope.

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Gonzalez looked significantly bigger in that picture with Hogan than he ever did in WCW or WWE. To me, he looked pretty skinny. Look at him on Baywatch.
Chaz said on 8/Nov/16
Leonardo 1.73m said on 6/Nov/16
Giant Gonzalez with Hulk Hogan
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OMG! Hogan is really like a dwarf with that monster.

Gonzales had a wide body,you look at him with Sid he looks like a skiny runt,and realy big legs.it's because he's so much taller than anyone else that he seems slim in photos of himself,I think the 460lbs is more or less right.just look at him standing round the ring,he's got so much body over the top rope.
62B said on 7/Nov/16
Smits by my estimation had Andre by 3 or 4 inches. Even if I say 4" for arguments sake, Smits listed at 7'4" was probably 7'2 1/2"-7'2 3/4" barefoot, making Andre in 1988 at worst 6'10 1/2" barefoot
Captain YG said on 7/Nov/16
Rob, do you think Andre's proportions have not made him quite as tall as you think, next to Wilt Chamberlain he look close in height but Wilt's shoulders were higher and has smaller head??
Editor Rob: yes Captain, his proportions have probably meant at times he simply does not appear like he'd measure 7ft.
62B said on 6/Nov/16
So I finally found out the name of the basket ball player I stood next to in the mid 90's. Rick Smits. Not that I wasn't sure before, but now I know Andre was not shorter than 6'11" when I saw him
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Nov/16
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I think Chris said he's 6ft1in and 6ft0.5in?

Putting him at peak Arnies height, Big Show comes out next to Wilt like he did next to Shaq at the red carpet...

Andre in 6cm cowboyboots has 2 inches on todays Big Show who is in footwear too.



No doubt barefoot they were pretty damn close regarding their peak and age 40 height.

I think with Shaq at 7ft, they both should be downgraded to 6ft11in, no doubt Andre and Big Show are not in the same barefoot height range as Shaq and Wilt.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 6/Nov/16
Giant Gonzalez with Hulk Hogan
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OMG! Hogan is really like a dwarf with that monster.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 4/Nov/16
@Rob
How big is the head of Giant Gonzalez?
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Editor Rob: 11 inch range maybe, but it is harder to tell exactly.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 4/Nov/16
andre said on 2/Nov/16
The only true legit 7ft was the great kali

I asume in wrestling
Giant Gonzales 7´6.5"-7´7"
Silo Sam 7´2"-7´3"
Ron Reis 7´0"-7´1"
Max Palmer ~ 7´6"
Giant Silva 7´0"-7´1"

Andre and Big Show were equal 6´11" peak guys, 6´10" ~ age 40


I think like Duggan said, Princess Bride, there are taller man, there are heavier man, but the real Giant was Andre.
He only has the overall The Giant look all around the World.
Chaz said on 3/Nov/16
Click Here that is a real giant,Sid and OMG look like Dwarfs,easy 12" taller than Sid.and he was 2" taller than Hogan.who was only 5''Shorter than Andre.
Iconjj said on 2/Nov/16
Andre, you sir are a troll. You say these things as if they are fact. Hence forth I will no longer pay any attention to you or the other trolls that claim anything like 6'9 or 6'7.5.
andre said on 2/Nov/16
The only true legit 7ft was the great kali same size as shaquile onneil

andre the giant was 6ft9.5 barefoot prime not so sure about the end
drummer7777 said on 2/Nov/16
True that is photo shop and it would seem to prove accurate according to "DraftExpress" showing Shaq to be 7'0 feet without shoes and that photoshop picture showing Shaq in the 7'1 range with shoes on..... heights will vary with shoes...
Boss said on 31/Oct/16
Andre and Khali with Bill Anderson with both pics at similar camera angles and posture. Bill had probably lost height from his peak with Khali.
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Boss said on 31/Oct/16
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Logic said on 28/Oct/16
There was a fairly recent article in the Montreal Gazette about retired wrestler Dennis Baldock (Bobby Bass). And showed a photo of Bass and Andre standing side by side. Bobby Bass seems have have been billed around 6' tall but in that Gazette article they said that he was 5'11".

I can't make out Andre's footwear clearly but it doesn't look like he is wearing cowboy boots but Bass is wearing some fairly thick soled wrestling boots. Both Bass and Andre looked fairly young then.

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Here is a 2013 photo of Bass standing with Jake Roberts

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Boss said on 28/Oct/16
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Oanh said on 27/Oct/16
Chaz said on 24/Oct/16
Oanh said on 22/Oct/16
David Banner said on 10/Oct/16
I've spoken to people "in the know" and they all say Andre's peak height was 6'9.5"-6'10"
I couldn't care less if people don't believe that. if you take the blinders off, it's as obvious as snow.
End of the career was around 6'7.5"

However, all the evidence that is available says something else. I believe what I see.

Show me the evidence,I have yet to see any evening pics of film of him looking over 6'10''

How about just one photo of a near prime Andre. I'm sure you've seen Andre and Bob Backlund's photo next to the 8" mortar blocks. Andre is wearing wrestling shoes, and he is right at 10.5 blocks or slightly over it(not counting hair). There is no way a prime/peak Andre was not 7'0. Later in life, yeah, I can see he was down to 6'10" or so.
Oanh said on 27/Oct/16
Chaz said on 24/Oct/16
Oanh said on 22/Oct/16
David Banner said on 10/Oct/16
I've spoken to people "in the know" and they all say Andre's peak height was 6'9.5"-6'10"
I couldn't care less if people don't believe that. if you take the blinders off, it's as obvious as snow.
End of the career was around 6'7.5"

However, all the evidence that is available says something else. I believe what I see.

Show me the evidence,I have yet to see any evening pics of film of him looking over 6'10''

How about just one photo of a near prime Andre. I'm sure you've seen Andre and Bob Backlund's photo next to the 8" mortar blocks. Andre is wearing wrestling shoes, and he is right at 10.5 blocks or slightly over it(not counting hair). There is no way a prime/peak Andre was not 7'0. Later in life, yeah, I can see he was down to 6'10" or so.
Chaz said on 27/Oct/16
even in 1975 Andre had a wide fit instep,no way could he get he's feet in those thin boots in 1984 Click Here
Leonardo 1.73m said on 27/Oct/16
Show was half inch taller than Andre (6'11). Some of these votes are of the people who think he was 7'4 like his listed.
Ray Rocker said on 26/Oct/16
In my opinion, Andre The Giant was 7' tall during his prime, around 6'11" during his later active years, and closer to 6'10" around his last days.
Theseagal said on 26/Oct/16
Yes you have chaz, but you make Loads of excuses or try to be in Denial, Loads of pictures showing him over 6'10, you just refuse to accept it And Will never be open to The idea of an over 6'10 andre, nobody quite as biased on here as you except Maybe JT
Theseagal said on 26/Oct/16
Yes you have chaz, but you make Loads of excuses or try to be in Denial, Loads of pictures showing him over 6'10, you just refuse to accept it And Will never be open to The idea of an over 6'10 andre, nobody quite as biased on here as you except Maybe JT
Chaz said on 26/Oct/16
RoelC said on 23/Oct/16
Boss said on 22/Oct/16
They are the same boots. They are exact same design and color. The heels look identical in both pics.

They're not the same boots. They don't even remotely look alike.
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The boots you posted have a crocodile leather design, whereas the boots Andre was wearing with Wilt have a smooth surface. The colour doesn't match either, and the colour of the sole is the same colour as the rest of the boot. That's not the case with your boots. Also the nose of your boots is much pointier than the boots Andre was wearing with Wilt.
which the boots that Andre is wearing with Wilt clearly don't have. Those boots have a smooth surface. The nose is also less pointy and the sole is the

Also those boots look too thin and pointed to get Andre's feet in. they are only 16''long,my size 11 uk size about 12 US are 13.5'' long.my feet are 12''long your feet dont go right down the end and there is a thick pad on the heel,Acromegalics feet are not just long they are think and wide.the instep is much too low to get he's feet in.look at the ones next to Mean Gean they have a huge instep and much bigger heel.or they are a old pair when he was younger.
Hardy Dudley said on 25/Oct/16
Andre was 6'10 1/4 peak
Capt. Nobody said on 25/Oct/16
JT said on 23/Oct/16
Dicksock, I was in high school and around 6’3” when I saw JYD back in the mid-1980s. This was at the LA sports arena, where the wrestlers would walk right past the food stand. I also stood next to Nikolai Volkoff, who was around 6’2” Click Here 6’0” is a fair estimate for Boesch. However, it looks like Andre is getting a small boost b/c his right foot is standing at a higher level of the platform. Click Here

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If Andre were getting a boost his left foot couldn't be completely planted on the floor. Leave one foot flat and lift the heel of your other foot slightly and see how much height you gain.
JT said on 25/Oct/16
RoelC said on 23/Oct/16
Boss said on 22/Oct/16
They are the same boots. They are exact same design and color. The heels look identical in both pics.

They're not the same boots. They don't even remotely look alike.
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The boots you posted have a crocodile leather design, whereas the boots Andre was wearing with Wilt have a smooth surface. The colour doesn't match either, and the colour of the sole is the same colour as the rest of the boot. That's not the case with your boots. Also the nose of your boots is much pointier than the boots Andre was wearing with Wilt.
which the boots that Andre is wearing with Wilt clearly don't have. Those boots have a smooth surface. The nose is also less pointy and the sole is the


Leaving aside the difference in appearance, I’ve never seen Andre wearing cowboy boots with heels that small. IIRC that boot measured around 15.5”, which seems a little short for a size 18 or more boot with a pointed toe, so they may not even be Andre’s.

Andre wore these smooth brown boots in January 1984, or probably within a few months of the pics with Wilt. Click Here
Boss said on 25/Oct/16
Captain already did the comparisons to show the boots with Wilt where the same sized heel as the ones measured so where is the argument. We have proof of Andre's heels being measured so I'll take that over any opinions on here.
Chaz said on 24/Oct/16
Oanh said on 22/Oct/16
David Banner said on 10/Oct/16
I've spoken to people "in the know" and they all say Andre's peak height was 6'9.5"-6'10"
I couldn't care less if people don't believe that. if you take the blinders off, it's as obvious as snow.
End of the career was around 6'7.5"

However, all the evidence that is available says something else. I believe what I see.

Show me the evidence,I have yet to see any evening pics of film of him looking over 6'10''
RoelC said on 23/Oct/16
Boss said on 22/Oct/16
They are the same boots. They are exact same design and color. The heels look identical in both pics.

They're not the same boots. They don't even remotely look alike.
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The boots you posted have a crocodile leather design, whereas the boots Andre was wearing with Wilt have a smooth surface. The colour doesn't match either, and the colour of the sole is the same colour as the rest of the boot. That's not the case with your boots. Also the nose of your boots is much pointier than the boots Andre was wearing with Wilt.
which the boots that Andre is wearing with Wilt clearly don't have. Those boots have a smooth surface. The nose is also less pointy and the sole is the
JT said on 23/Oct/16
Dicksock, I was in high school and around 6’3” when I saw JYD back in the mid-1980s. This was at the LA sports arena, where the wrestlers would walk right past the food stand. I also stood next to Nikolai Volkoff, who was around 6’2” Click Here 6’0” is a fair estimate for Boesch. However, it looks like Andre is getting a small boost b/c his right foot is standing at a higher level of the platform. Click Here
62B said on 22/Oct/16
dicksock said on 22/Oct/16
JT said on 21/Oct/16
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Aren't you like 6'5"? Don't you think it's possible you could have just underestimated JYD's height by a little
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I seriously doubt JT is even my height. He probably measures himself in shoes
Oanh said on 22/Oct/16
David Banner said on 10/Oct/16
I've spoken to people "in the know" and they all say Andre's peak height was 6'9.5"-6'10"
I couldn't care less if people don't believe that. if you take the blinders off, it's as obvious as snow.
End of the career was around 6'7.5"

However, all the evidence that is available says something else. I believe what I see.
Oanh said on 22/Oct/16
Hunterhelmsley88 said on 21/Oct/16
SHOW - 6'9.5
Shaq - 7
khali - 6'11.5
gonzalez - 7'3
taker - 6'5.5
kane - 6'6
andre - 6'7
orton - 6'3.5
hhh - 5'11.5
dwayne - 6'1.5
snoop - 6'4.5
nash - 6'7.5

Andre at 6'7" is truly laughable. His lowest height after back surgery put him at around 6'10."
dicksock said on 22/Oct/16
JT said on 21/Oct/16
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At 1:23:24 of that video you can see Boesch standing next to 5'10" Jim Ross and he was clearly at least 2" taller. Paul was not under 6' from what I can tell. A 5'11" guy would never stack up that well next to 6'2" guy like a prime Jim Duggan or a 6'4" guy like Slick. Aren't you like 6'5"? Don't you think it's possible you could have just underestimated JYD's height by a little? I've had tall guys do that to me. It's not like you measured him. Also, if you take away JYD's afro and take Boesch's age and horrible posture into consideration, JYD looked maybe 1-1.5" taller. The fact is that Boesch looked about 6' with every single person he was interviewing despite his bad posture and old age. In the 70s, he was probably a little taller and once again, he had a footwear advantage over Andre.
Boss said on 22/Oct/16
They are the same boots. They are exact same design and color. The heels look identical in both pics.
JT said on 21/Oct/16
Dicksock, Paul Boesch was probably 5’11” to 6’0”. This clip has a number of interviews with Boesch and wrestlers Click Here I stood right next to JYD in 1986 and he was not more than 6’1”. Andre actually does not look very tall with Boesch. He was no more than 5 inches taller than 6’5” Chuck Wepner the previous year and he certainly didn’t grow anymore over the next year.
Hunterhelmsley88 said on 21/Oct/16
SHOW - 6'9.5
Shaq - 7
khali - 6'11.5
gonzalez - 7'3
taker - 6'5.5
kane - 6'6
andre - 6'7
orton - 6'3.5
hhh - 5'11.5
dwayne - 6'1.5
snoop - 6'4.5
nash - 6'7.5
dicksock said on 20/Oct/16
Boss said on 18/Oct/16
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It's not like those were his only pair of cowboy boots. I know have seen him in boots with larger heels than that.
Boss said on 20/Oct/16
The tilt in the black and white pic is in Wilt's favor so when corrected Andre gets taller. The most corrected pic is still titled slightly in Wilt's favor.
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Leonardo 1.73m said on 20/Oct/16
Fake 7 footers:

Big Show 6'11.5
Andre the giant 6'11
Conan Stevens 6'11

All them in his peak
dicksock said on 19/Oct/16
I have just come across an interview from 1977 with Andre and Paul Boesch. To me, this is absolute proof Andre was at least 6'11". Both men are perfectly lined up. Paul actually has a slight footwear advantage and the camera even zooms in on their footwear so there is no disputing this. Paul was over 6' legit and would have been at least the equivalent of 6'1" in this interview considering his footwear advantage. At the start of the interview, you can see Andre has about 10" on Boesch. This clip really shows how bad Andre's posture was and how he rarely tried to look tall, especially in the 70s.
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Here is an older Paul Boesch with pretty bad posture next to 6'2.5" Jim Duggan:
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Judge for yourselves, but I think this is pretty great evidence that shows a prime Andre was at least 6'11". Unlike like some here, I think he would have been this exact height in the mid 80s.
andre said on 19/Oct/16
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tell me rob write me here why andre looks taller then wilt in this picture see it ?
Editor Rob: I think it is tough to say...the footwear I never believe is equal, there is a bit of tilt in the photo...I would have said they appear quite close in height, but Andre has more footwear.
Boss said on 18/Oct/16
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dicksock said on 18/Oct/16
Boss said on 17/Oct/16
Andre was is in 2" boots as has been shown here many times Click Here. They are measured here 2" at heel which is really a 1.8" actual height boost. They look like the exact same boots he has on with Wilt. This is actual proof of his heel size right in front of your eyes. WILT has boots of his own on here as well. Andre isn't closer to the camara lol in the black and white original pic and still taller than Wilt.

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I would say he is the same height as Wilt in the B&W pic when the tilt is corrected. I have said it a million times, but I think Andre was, as Dave Meltzer wrote, about 6'11.5" barefoot in the daytime and 7'1.5" or so in his cowboy boots.
dicksock said on 17/Oct/16
This clip doesn't prove Andre's height one way or another, but it is a cool clip that I don't know if many here have seen:
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I would say that if I didn't know who Andre was or what his billed height was, I would guess he was legit over 7' based on this clip. When I look at his figure here, I just can't imagine Big Show being taller than him. I don't know that I've seen footage of him where he comes across as taller than he did here. That being said, I still have him pegged at somewhere in the 6'11" range for his peak.
Boss said on 17/Oct/16
Andre was is in 2" boots as has been shown here many times Click Here. They are measured here 2" at heel which is really a 1.8" actual height boost. They look like the exact same boots he has on with Wilt. This is actual proof of his heel size right in front of your eyes. WILT has boots of his own on here as well. Andre isn't closer to the camara lol in the black and white original pic and still taller than Wilt.
Chaz said on 17/Oct/16
Boss said on 16/Oct/16
Andre with around 1" footware advantage is taller than Wilt in the black and white photo with Wilt as well. Andre is not fully streched out in any of these pics and could have already been losing height at least posture wise for sure. Wilt has better posture than Andre at this point in Andre's career.
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When are you going to stop flogging this dead horse? 1000s of photos and films of Andre looking 6'10''.and all you can find is one Photo.were he is in 2.5''cowboy boots,side on and over the camara side looking the same height has 7'.5''Wilt,I wonder why Einstein?
dicksock said on 16/Oct/16
Here is an interesting comparison of Paul Wight in his prime and Andre from 1987:
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It's Andre with ~5'11" Bobby Heenan and Wight with ~5'11" Scott Steiner. I think this alone would prove to any unbiased person that both men were very very close in height. Unlike many people on this site, I don't think that Andre lost very much, if any, height by 1987. Someone like heightcrazyred should do a ruler comparison using those two pics.
Boss said on 16/Oct/16
Andre with around 1" footware advantage is taller than Wilt in the black and white photo with Wilt as well. Andre is not fully streched out in any of these pics and could have already been losing height at least posture wise for sure. Wilt has better posture than Andre at this point in Andre's career.
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Boss said on 16/Oct/16
Andre measurement with full story to back it.
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andre said on 15/Oct/16
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tell me rob why andre the giant looks taller then wilt here ?
andre said on 15/Oct/16
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in this picture andre the giant is taller then wilt :$
Leonardo 1.73m said on 13/Oct/16
Hi Rob, a question, What is the difference between the peak height of Big Show and him for you?
JT said on 13/Oct/16
Andre and Tommy Seigler, who was billed at 6’1” meaning he was 5’10”-5’11”.
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dicksock said on 12/Oct/16
Here is Andre in 1991 with 6'5" Jake Roberts:
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Andre was definitely a solid 5" taller than Jake. He was a bare minimum of 6'10" and probably more like 6'10.5". Just compare how Andre looked next to Jake to how the 6'7"+ Undertaker looked next to him. While I don't think Andre lost nearly as much height as some think on this page, I would imagine he was around 1" taller in his prime. So again, he was in the 6'10" range towards the end of his career and the 6'11" range in his prime for his average daily height. I think this is pretty fair and realistic. Same as his son, Paul Wight:)
David said on 12/Oct/16
Andre was even taller than expected by the Hogan stared down pics. You have to remember that Hogan had already lost some height because of his curved spine from thousands of leg drops by WM3.
So Andre lost even more height than expected by WM3 because Hogan was,also losing height from the late 1970s to WM3.
There's a great photo of Hogan's curved spine on the Hulkster Hogan height page.
7'0" barefoot is Andre's bare minimum peak height. It was probably his height at bedtime.
Chaz said on 10/Oct/16
dicksock said on 9/Oct/16
Here is a cool little clip of 7'1" Ron Reis talking about Paul Wight's lifts and Giant Gonzalez:
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Good find,I wonder if there is truth to it,or he just means the thick heeled boots he had on,but I have noticed he did walk funny in the WCW days has the Giant,but he is right about Giant Gonzalez: he really was a total Giant in height,he was a head taller than Taker,and that photo of the Asian Guy photos of him with Giant Silva,Khali and Gonzalez,they had less height him than Hogan did on Andre,and they are both taller than Big Show and Andre.
NCL said on 10/Oct/16
Chaz said on 7/Oct/16
the three problems with this photo,Andre was in a right old state,and when everyone is saying he lost height by,so 7' out, also if he is 7' Brat should be under the chin.but the real nail in the coffin is Andre seems to have a 15''face lol without the chin fat,so it's out of scale by 3''.Click Here

I admit it's not the best photo, that's why I said that I think the line should have been shorter down the ruler. The point I'm trying to make is that Andre was taller than 6'7.5" (which is not a point you made but others have been making on her). Here's the match between Hart and Andre. No distinct staredown but there's a decent shot at 3:16.

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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 7/Oct/16
NCL said on 6/Oct/16
Oh HeightcrazyRed6ft I've been uploading the photos you made onto my photobucket and crediting them to you. Hope that's OK! Click Here

No problem to me, I think it´s a great idea posting pics of you next to this chart.

Awesome thanks!

RP said on 8/Oct/16
NCL, Good work!
Andre comes out to exactly 6'11.5" in the Bruno/tape measure comparasion. Rob is right, in Andre's prime, depending on his posture & body weight (Andre would fluctuate anywhere from 450-510 lbs) from 1975-1987..."legit" he could pass for anything from 6'10.5" to 7'0.5"...And had much better posture & carried himself much better & taller @ 450-470 lbs, than he did @ 495-510 lbs.

All credit to Heightcrazy!


@David Banner
@Andre

See the video at 3:16 above. Even if Bret was 5'11", it appears to me that Andre has enough height on him to make him a minimum of 6'10" at this point in his life. His obituary said he was measured at 6'10". Can someone post that obituary again? I can't find it.

I'm open to him being 6'7.5" hunched over, but I'm afraid I can't see that when he stands up straight.

@Andre

The Zorro video you posted is very nostalgic, I actually remember watching that episode when I was a kid! The actor playing Zorro is listed at 6'4" on I M D B. Granted I M D B isn't always accurate, but he's clearly a tall man. Look at the height difference between him and Andre at 18:36

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And this is Andre hunched over. Imagine him standing up straight.


And again just be clear as to what my opinion is, I think he was 7' peak, maybe 6'11.5", and 6'10" by the time he passed. I'm very open to being wrong but that's just what I see so far.
David Banner said on 10/Oct/16
I've spoken to people "in the know" and they all say Andre's peak height was 6'9.5"-6'10"
I couldn't care less if people don't believe that. if you take the blinders off, it's as obvious as snow.
End of the career was around 6'7.5"
dicksock said on 9/Oct/16
Here is a cool little clip of 7'1" Ron Reis talking about Paul Wight's lifts and Giant Gonzalez:
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dicksock said on 9/Oct/16
Here he is with ~5'11" Bobby Heenan in 1988:
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Looks about a foot taller to me. Again, I think it's pretty clear Andre was about 6'10"-6'11" in the late 80s/early 90s and was somewhere in the 6'11" range for his peak average daily height. I think that Andre from 1970-1986 would have been virtually identical in height with a prime Paul Wight. I really don't think Andre got much more from his cowboy boots than Wight got from his big heeled boots in WCW. His boots still give him around 1.5". All things considered, they were about the same height.
Chaz said on 9/Oct/16
Takerfan said on 8/Oct/16
Boss said on 5/Oct/16
Andre and Kiel from Letterman. Captain used the same objects from show for reference points and they had similar posture and are in same spot.
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Kiel would've been no taller than Andre peak heights.. I reckon Wilt would've been taller than Kiel by half inch to an inch

Yes and I have fairies living at the bottom of my garden,Andre was not within 1/4 foot of Kiel's height at any time,and the only person taller than Kiel would have been Kareem who was at least an 1'' taller than Wilt.and it's no good Boss keep posting that photo of Andre and Kiel ducking to come under the same size door and saying they are the same height, I wonder why? lol.when we have seen them standing next to the same desk on the same show,a thing that cannot change it's height,a constent you can use to gauge there heights,and know 100% it's the same height in both shows,and see he's at least 3'' shorter.
Kunoichi said on 9/Oct/16
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 7/Oct/16
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Andre with barefoot King Haku, I think visitor Kunoichi confirmed that Haku was measured 1,81m ( 5´11.25")


When Haku's age was almost 17 years old.
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When Haku was introductory to AJPW at 18years.
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Next to Haku,Tenryu was 186cm.
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josh jeffords said on 8/Oct/16
Hard to guess "real" height but can we get a pic where he has clothes on you cant unsee that.
My guess is 611 to 7 and weighed a metric !!@@# ton.
ken-c said on 8/Oct/16
One of the things i keep saying over the years.. Andre had some dead footwear. They look like they are .25 of an inch and he squashes them down.

@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 7/Oct/16
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Updated last pic down right, younger Andre would´ve been dead even with Big Show in height if Big Show isn´t wearing his platform boots.
dicksock said on 8/Oct/16
Chaz said on 6/Oct/16
Click Here A young Bret Hart,with 6',230lbs Dalibir Singh,again clearly under 6' and lucky if he's 210lbs.

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They look the same height to me. I don't know where you're seeing Hart looking shorter. Hart was clearly at least 4" taller than 5'8" Mean Gene and over 1" taller than 5'11" Ric Flair in WCW. He was eye to eye with 6'+ Roddy Piper in 1992 and only about 1" shorter than 6'1" Steve Austin in 1997. Hart was definitely about 6'. Rob met him way past his prime and still pegged him at 6'.
RP said on 8/Oct/16
NCL, Good work!
Andre comes out to exactly 6'11.5" in the Bruno/tape measure comparasion. Rob is right, in Andre's prime, depending on his posture & body weight (Andre would fluctuate anywhere from 450-510 lbs) from 1975-1987..."legit" he could pass for anything from 6'10.5" to 7'0.5"...And had much better posture & carried himself much better & taller @ 450-470 lbs, than he did @ 495-510 lbs.
Takerfan said on 8/Oct/16
Boss said on 5/Oct/16
Andre and Kiel from Letterman. Captain used the same objects from show for reference points and they had similar posture and are in same spot.
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Kiel would've been no taller than Andre peak heights.. I reckon Wilt would've been taller than Kiel by half inch to an inch
JT said on 8/Oct/16
Andre from the early 70s and Frank Valois, who was billed at 6’1” when he was in his mid-20s
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Oct/16
Dynamite Kid was a lift wearer...

He must have lifts in his sandals here…. Click Here If no one knew who Andre was, people would be pegging him at 6’10” tops barefoot with Rob Click Here Click Here
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 7/Oct/16
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Andre with barefoot King Haku, I think visitor Kunoichi confirmed that Haku was measured 1,81m ( 5´11.25")
Chaz said on 7/Oct/16
the three problems with this photo,Andre was in a right old state,and when everyone is saying he lost height by,so 7' out, also if he is 7' Brat should be under the chin.but the real nail in the coffin is Andre seems to have a 15''face lol without the chin fat,so it's out of scale by 3''.Click Here
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 7/Oct/16
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Updated last pic down right, younger Andre would´ve been dead even with Big Show in height if Big Show isn´t wearing his platform boots.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 7/Oct/16
NCL said on 6/Oct/16
Oh HeightcrazyRed6ft I've been uploading the photos you made onto my photobucket and crediting them to you. Hope that's OK! Click Here


No problem to me, I think it´s a great idea posting pics of you next to this chart.
andre said on 7/Oct/16
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rob see another video of a old age andre the giant where he looks 6ft7 barefoot

tell me if you will put his old height here in the website also if you look the video you will realize he can't be more then 6ft7 barefoot
Chaz said on 7/Oct/16
So we have a 6' Bruno now,in boots with less than a 1 heel 1''? more BS he was 5'10''at most here he is with 5'9''Sergio Oliva
NCL said on 6/Oct/16
Oh HeightcrazyRed6ft I've been uploading the photos you made onto my photobucket and crediting them to you. Hope that's OK! Click Here
NCL said on 6/Oct/16
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 4/Oct/16

Yeah it´s near 7´1", but we have to consider that the camera is not at the 7ft level, so Andre would gain more than you compared to the chart.
It should be about 1"-1.5" so Andre would measure ~ 6´11.5"-7ft in his pretty flat footwear wich gives only ~0.25".

Oh good point!

@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 5/Oct/16
I think this is even better than the Backlund pic.

Andre is standing a bit behind Bruno and therefore matches pretty well with the chart, ~ 6´11.5" in relaxed posture.
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I agree thanks! I definitely think it's close - Bruno Sammartino had to be around 240-250lbs easily. If I'm 218lbs I think this would be close!


Chaz said on 5/Oct/16
Click Here Bret Hart,was no 6' he was 5'11' here he is next to Dynamite Kid,

Oh I think it's possible Bret could be 5'11". I don't agree, but an inch difference is not out of the realm of possibility (cool clip btw he's so young there!). I'm afraid I can't see Andre being as low as 6'7.5". In that movie clip he's hunched over the vast majority time he's standing, especially towards the end when he's by the bus. Look how much height Andre gains by just picking up his head: Click Here and here is barefoot with Bret: Click Here (I don't agree with the line drawn here for Andre tho I think it's should be lower) and here's a comparison with Bob Backlund: Click Here

@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 4/Oct/16
NCL said on 3/Oct/16
Oh a quick follow-up to my last post, to get a better gage on Backlund's height, here he is with Bret Hart...

Imo Backlund looked 6´1" late seventies/ early eighties

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Interesting! Even more evidence for Andre being closer to 6'11.5"-7' peak!

Negation said on 5/Oct/16
Andre was massive, so nobody out there would think of him was "short". That being said, I wonder if his proportions made him look not quite as tall as he could've looked.

Very good point - I think his head is so large that it's harder to tell how tall he is


Rob, I'm curious, what's your take on all the photos heightcrazy and I have been posting?
Editor Rob: I think for a guy like Andre you could find enough to convince someone he was 6ft 10, 6ft 11, 7ft or even a bit over.

Overall I think 6ft 11.5-7ft range is probably the safer bet for his peak.
Chaz said on 6/Oct/16
Click Here A young Bret Hart,with 6',230lbs Dalibir Singh,again clearly under 6' and lucky if he's 210lbs.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Oct/16
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Andre clearly lost height between 1983 and 1989.
straightahead said on 6/Oct/16
Andrew Jakob said on 5/Oct/16
Here is the Image - Click Here

6' 9" ERNIE LADD VS 7' 1" ANDRE THE GIANT ! This the reference used here is 6' 2" Vince Mic man . Anyone can clearly see Andre is at least two inches taller than Ernie who in this photo doesn't have his Afro and neither does Andre . But Ernie has his head and chin raised up where as Andre has lowered his head and neck to come into the picture with Vince ! If Andre had his head up like Ernie , I am sure we would see 4 inches min. 😃
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Your reference Vince was not taller than 6'0 tops Bret Hart... sure a young Andre may have peaked 7'0 but was down to 6'10-6'11 as he started to gain alot of weight, but Ladd was 6'6 range tops.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Oct/16
Chaz said on 5/Oct/16
Click Here Bret Hart,was no 6' he was 5'11' here he is next to Dynamite Kid,



Give it up with this BS, Rob met Bret...
Dynamite Kid was a lift wearer...
Negation said on 5/Oct/16
Andre was massive, so nobody out there would think of him was "short". That being said, I wonder if his proportions made him look not quite as tall as he could've looked.
Boss said on 5/Oct/16
Andre and Kiel from Letterman. Captain used the same objects from show for reference points and they had similar posture and are in same spot.
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 5/Oct/16
I think this is even better than the Backlund pic.

Andre is standing a bit behind Bruno and therefore matches pretty well with the chart, ~ 6´11.5" in relaxed posture.
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Chaz said on 5/Oct/16
Andrew Jakob said on 5/Oct/16
Here is the link - Click Here
This comparison as well as millions of others proves that ANDRE in his prime was between 7' 1.5" to 7' 2.5" if not 7' 3" ! The reference used here are 6' 1" listed JAMES BOND ROGER MOORE & 6' 1" listed as well as personal encounters with the two times WWE champion BOB BUCKLAND ! You can all see that ANDRE with more than an inch footwear disadvantage is the same height as a GUINNESS BOOK listed 7' 1.5 " RICHARD " JAWS " KIEL ! Which means bare foot ANDRE would have been taller than KIEL by more than an INCH ! I want to see haw many people out there can prove me wrong ! I CHALLENGE

Lol that is the worse comparison,I have seen,are you right in the head? for a start Andre is closer to the Camara,and your line is 2'' too high unless you are trying to say Andre had a 6'' forhead? and Unless Backland was 6'2'5'''' he's too far up Andre's 12'' face,and has he was not much taller than 5'11'' Bret Hart.that is out,and Ernie Ladd was not much taller than John Studd,about 6'7''
andre said on 5/Oct/16
In the movie trading mom he looks like 6ft7.5 barefoot watch that movie rob is from 1993 movie
Andrew Jakob said on 5/Oct/16
Here is the link - Click Here
This comparison as well as millions of others proves that ANDRE in his prime was between 7' 1.5" to 7' 2.5" if not 7' 3" ! The reference used here are 6' 1" listed JAMES BOND ROGER MOORE & 6' 1" listed as well as personal encounters with the two times WWE champion BOB BUCKLAND ! You can all see that ANDRE with more than an inch footwear disadvantage is the same height as a GUINNESS BOOK listed 7' 1.5 " RICHARD " JAWS " KIEL ! Which means bare foot ANDRE would have been taller than KIEL by more than an INCH ! I want to see haw many people out there can prove me wrong ! I CHALLENGE YOU !!
Andrew Jakob said on 5/Oct/16
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This the most Fantastic treat !!!! 7 " Uncle Andre Vs. 6' 9" Uncle Ernie Ladd !!! 😃
Using 5' 11" Bobby Hennan as reference , this is a very accurate comparison as all three men are almost equal distance from the camera and ANDRE has a very good psoture which very rare case 😉 You can all see that Andre is more than two inches taller than a 6' 9" Ladd 😃
Andrew Jakob said on 5/Oct/16
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6' 9" ERNIE LADD VS 7' 1" ANDRE THE GIANT ! This the reference used here is 6' 2" Vince Mic man . Anyone can clearly see Andre is at least two inches taller than Ernie who in this photo doesn't have his Afro and neither does Andre . But Ernie has his head and chin raised up where as Andre has lowered his head and neck to come into the picture with Vince ! If Andre had his head up like Ernie , I am sure we would see 4 inches min. 😃
andre said on 5/Oct/16
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Look at this picture where andre the giant is taller then wilt

tell me rob what you think ?
Chaz said on 5/Oct/16
Click Here Bret Hart,was no 6' he was 5'11' here he is next to Dynamite Kid,
andre said on 4/Oct/16
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Rob see this video from 1993 is a movie from andre the giant and you will realize he is no more then 6ft7.5 barefoot

tell me your opinion
Editor Rob: I don't think he was quite a prime Andre there, looked shorter of course than you'd expect.
NCL said on 4/Oct/16
Made a link mistake in my first post:

In the Backlund/Andre photo, the top of his brow would be 6'9" Click Here If you do the math, that would mean that Andre theoretically lost 2" by 1987 and was 6'10.5"-6'11" in his boots by 1987.

link should be:

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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 4/Oct/16
NCL said on 3/Oct/16
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Oct/16
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Awesome thanks!

Don't get me wrong, this is anything but an exact science. I did a couple of "experiments" though LOL. I don't think Andre comes out to 7'1.5". I think it's more like 7'0.5"-7'1" Click Here




Yeah it´s near 7´1", but we have to consider that the camera is not at the 7ft level, so Andre would gain more than you compared to the chart.
It should be about 1"-1.5" so Andre would measure ~ 6´11.5"-7ft in his pretty flat footwear wich gives only ~0.25".
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 4/Oct/16
NCL said on 3/Oct/16
Oh a quick follow-up to my last post, to get a better gage on Backlund's height, here he is with Bret Hart...





Imo Backlund looked 6´1" late seventies/ early eighties

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NCL said on 3/Oct/16
Oh a quick follow-up to my last post, to get a better gage on Backlund's height, here he is with Bret Hart

Click Here There's a staredown between the two from 2:22-2:36. Rob as Bret Hart listed at 6'. They look more or less the same height to me. You can see their footwear in the video too, which looks comparable. Here's a screenshot Click Here
NCL said on 3/Oct/16
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Oct/16
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Awesome thanks!


Chaz said on 1/Oct/16

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and there are people here saying he was 7'1.5''lol Studd must of been 7' then.or Andre lost 4'' in height by 1989,that will be the next excuse.


Don't get me wrong, this is anything but an exact science. I did a couple of "experiments" though LOL. I don't think Andre comes out to 7'1.5". I think it's more like 7'0.5"-7'1" Click Here Andre always wore chunky boots outside of the ring, but in the ring he was pretty consistent: Click Here let's say for argument sake that he typically wore shoes that boosted him 1/2", maybe at times a full inch.

Now again, this isn't an exact science. But the pick heightcrazy posted could be close. It appears Backlund is about 6'1" in his boots in my photo: Click Here so let's say 6' barefoot? How does everyone feel about that? Backlund's boots: Click Here he was billed to be around 240lbs. I weight 218 pounds (mostly in my stomach), so I think this pic is really close size wise.

So where I'm going with this here is that I think it's possible that Andre was 7' at his peak. The Bob Backlund photo would have been somewhere between 1978-1983 (Backlund was WWWF world champion during those years) so this would have been a younger Andre. However, I do think Andre lost height. I think he was 6'10" by the time he passed.

Here's a photo I believe JT posted. A younger Andre and Hulk Hogan: Click Here As the line shows, Hogan comes up just under Andre's eyebrows

Here is heightcrazy's photo with what the height would approximately be up to Andre's eyebrows: Click Here it appears that up to Andre's brow the height would be 6'7". That would put Hogan at 6'7" IN HIS BOOTS. Which would put Hogan somewhere around 6'5"-6'6" barefoot. That seems to be the general consensus around here. Hogan boots in the 80s and 90s: Click Here

Now here is Hogan and Andre from Wrestlemania 3: Click Here compare this with the earlier photo of Hogan and Andre: Click Here something is up here. Either Andre lost quite a bit of height at this point, his posture is off, or there's something going on with their boots. Here's where Hogan comes up to on Andre in 1987: Click Here it's at the top of the brow this time.

In the Backlund/Andre photo, the top of his brow would be 6'9" Click Here If you do the math, that would mean that Andre theoretically lost 2" by 1987 and was 6'10.5"-6'11" in his boots by 1987.

So all of this to say, IMO, PEAK Andre - 7'. Andre by the late 80s, 6'10". Perhaps this is because of height loss or his posture was just so bad he couldn't stand fully straight or a combo of both.

And I'm very much open to being wrong. There is no way all of these photos or my theories could be foolproof.

And yes, I took the free time to do all of this. Procrastinating before grad school class LOL
kingkong56 said on 3/Oct/16
Somehow, I can't picture him being as tall as a peak Big Show. Hard to peg him at over 6'11.5, and that too is possibly a stretch.
Mayfield said on 3/Oct/16
Who would win, a peak Andre or Shaq?
Boss said on 2/Oct/16
Andre with Arnold and Wilt and Shaq with Arnold. Arnold is the reference height in each pic although he was probably shorter with Shaq. Shaq and Andre have similar posture.
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Boss said on 2/Oct/16
Andre with Arnold and Wilt and Shaq with Arnold. Arnold is the reference height in each pic although he was probably shorter with Shaq. Shaq and Andre have similar posture.
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@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 2/Oct/16
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New to me, no good staredown but Andre beats Hogan 1 2 3
Jordan87 said on 2/Oct/16
He was 6'11 tops
Chaz said on 2/Oct/16
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 2/Oct/16
Chaz
Stop living in a dreamworld.
The Studd face off is nice but the angle is favouring Studd way to much and its a broken down Andre measuring around 6'10" in 1989.

He's always measured around 6'10''he's that next to Shoemaker in 1975, when he's under 400lbs standing upright.
Smarty said on 2/Oct/16
Peak: 6'10.75
Late 80's: 6'9.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 2/Oct/16
Dicksock, look at their soles in the 1979 vid, Hogan clearly had standard sole giving at least 0.75-1". Andre in this vid has only a few mm sole.

Look at the 1971 vid when Andre pics up the camera man and look at his neck.
Or watch the Disneyland pics again, Andre stood pretty good in some of them.

I don't agree with your opinion that he couldn't stand taller facing Hogan in the 1979 vid.


Chaz
Stop living in a dreamworld.
The Studd face off is nice but the angle is favouring Studd way to much and its a broken down Andre measuring around 6'10" in 1989.
dicksock said on 1/Oct/16
Chaz said on 1/Oct/16
JT said on 30/Sep/16
Courtesy of Chris from January 1989 Click Here

Chaz, Red chose the screen cap where the high camera advantage favors Andre. This is when they are equidistant from the camera. Click Here Hogan's above Andre's eye level but has probably a 0.5 footwear advantage over Andre.

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and there are people here saying he was 7'1.5''lol Studd must of been 7' then.or Andre lost 4'' in height by 1989,that will be the next excuse.

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So now Andre was only 1.5" taller than Studd?! He had more than that on 6'8" Giant Baba in the late late 80s/early 90s. He was still 4" taller than Studd in 1989. The camera angle in that video switches from heavily favoring Andre to heavily favoring Studd. Even when it favors Studd, Andre still looks at least 3" taller if you take away Studd's hair. If you want a true comparison, just watch them at Wrestlemania 5. Andre had about 4" over Studd in their staredown and looked to have nearly 5" at the very start of the match when they were lined up. Andre could still look around 6'11" in the late 80s and never looked below 6'10".
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Oct/16
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Peak Andre with straight posture, no scoliosis.
dicksock said on 1/Oct/16
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 30/Sep/16
Chaz said on 29/Sep/16
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when are you going to get it in your head,the 6'' mark on Andre's face is just over the tip of he's nose,Hogan was never over 6'5'',




then, you should learn to read...
Andre is NOT standing straight there... get it in your head.

Hogan has a 0.5-0.7" footwear advantage and Hogan was a solid/strong 65.25"-65.5" rather than a flat 65".


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I like how people keep saying Hogan had so much of footwear advantage, but never actually post the images from that match to prove it. If you watch the match and pay attention, you will see there is little footwear advantage. Andre never had more than 6" on Hogan. He was standing as tall as he could with Hogan and would not have been able to gain any more height. It is obvious. Really, he looked more like 5" taller than Hogan most of the time and occasionally looked 6" taller. Again, Hogan's average daily peak height would have been about 6'5.5" and Andre's would have been about 6'11.5" tops.
Chaz said on 1/Oct/16
JT said on 30/Sep/16
Courtesy of Chris from January 1989 Click Here

Chaz, Red chose the screen cap where the high camera advantage favors Andre. This is when they are equidistant from the camera. Click Here Hogan's above Andre's eye level but has probably a 0.5 footwear advantage over Andre.

For NCL Click Here

and there are people here saying he was 7'1.5''lol Studd must of been 7' then.or Andre lost 4'' in height by 1989,that will be the next excuse.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Oct/16
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Chaz said on 1/Oct/16
then, you should learn to read...
Andre is NOT standing straight there... get it in your head.

Hogan has a 0.5-0.7" footwear advantage and Hogan was a solid/strong 65.25"-65.5" rather than a flat 65".

Hogan in his boots was 66.25"-66.5"

Andres eyelevel was between 5-5.5" from the top of his skull, his head was ~12.5" without chinfat.

Andre was a solid 611"-611.5" facing Hogan in 1979 and standing next to Mulligan, von Eric, Backlund, Flair, Rhodes etc

Stop living in a dream world,he comes up to the same place on every 6'5'' person,and he's face is 12'' or just under,and even with the 0.5'' footwear he's 2'' too short to be 7' and what is happing with Studd? he would need to be 6'10'' for Andre to be 7' he's billed height,when we know he was slightly shorter than 6'7'' .
NCL said on 30/Sep/16
RP said on 29/Sep/16
NCL...someone can use the pics of Andre & Bruno from the mid 70's....Bruno was 5'10" to 5'10.5" barefoot in his prime, according to most sources. He was reportedly 5'11.5" in his wrestling boots. Looked spot on 5'10.5" to 5'10.75" with young 6'1.5" Arnold ...


Awesome idea I'm down!


JT said on 30/Sep/16

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Thanks man!
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 30/Sep/16
Chaz said on 29/Sep/16
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when are you going to get it in your head,the 6'' mark on Andre's face is just over the tip of he's nose,Hogan was never over 6'5'',




then, you should learn to read...
Andre is NOT standing straight there... get it in your head.

Hogan has a 0.5-0.7" footwear advantage and Hogan was a solid/strong 65.25"-65.5" rather than a flat 65".

Hogan in his boots was 66.25"-66.5"

Andres eyelevel was between 5-5.5" from the top of his skull, his head was ~12.5" without chinfat.

Andre was a solid 611"-611.5" facing Hogan in 1979 and standing next to Mulligan, von Eric, Backlund, Flair, Rhodes etc
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 30/Sep/16
JT said on 30/Sep/16

Chaz, Red chose the screen cap where the high camera advantage favors Andre.



Biased BS - this alone shows how full of it you are. High camera angle would always be a disadvantage for Andre since its closing tha gap.
Andre is not standing straight in your pic too.
JT said on 30/Sep/16
Courtesy of Chris from January 1989 Click Here

Chaz, Red chose the screen cap where the high camera advantage favors Andre. This is when they are equidistant from the camera. Click Here Hogan's above Andre's eye level but has probably a 0.5 footwear advantage over Andre.

For NCL Click Here
day day said on 29/Sep/16
Hello all andre was measured 218cm when he was 33yrs old most wrestlers are given extra height for promotional reasons like andre and hogan however today they dont bother as much because its more based on superstardom back then it was more carnival like, putting guys like bundy and quake an extra 80lbs didnt matter an given andre an studd an extra 2,3,4 inches was all apart of the surreall big man era
RP said on 29/Sep/16
NCL...someone can use the pics of Andre & Bruno from the mid 70's....Bruno was 5'10" to 5'10.5" barefoot in his prime, according to most sources. He was reportedly 5'11.5" in his wrestling boots. Looked spot on 5'10.5" to 5'10.75" with young 6'1.5" Arnold ...
Chaz said on 29/Sep/16
Slon said on 29/Sep/16
Rob, who do you think is wider Wilt Chamberlain or Andre??

You have to ask that? one is 335lbs one is 475lbs,one has a 38''waist and a 50''Chest.the other a 50''+ waist and a 65''+ chest
Slon said on 29/Sep/16
Rob, who do you think is wider Wilt Chamberlain or Andre??
Editor Rob: Andre looked wider
Chaz said on 29/Sep/16
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 27/Sep/16Nonsense, he had no cowboyboots in 1971.
First staredown we have is from 8 wrestling years later - 1979 when Hogan was in ~ 0.5" bigger boots and Andre wasnt standing as straight as he could. Click Here
1979 Andre had Hogan by 5.5-6" standing straight, so 611"-611.5" in 1979.
8 years of wrestling and Andres lifestyle easily could have brought him down 0.5"-1".
Andre in 71 looked taller and way healthier than 1979.

during the early eighties Andre looked 610.5-611" and 610" late eighties, early nineties he was broken down and made a 68-9" impression due to horrible posture.

when are you going to get it in your head,the 6'' mark on Andre's face is just over the tip of he's nose,Hogan was never over 6'5'',he should be under the nose,even if you give him .5 for he's heels,and don't come out with the rubish about he had 1.5'' heels,you just look a fool saying he's.

Hogan was not much taller,if any,than John Quinn in 1979-80,and he was not over 6'4.5''
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/16
Most of Andre's peers to this day stand by 7ft4 and even 7ft5
NCL said on 27/Sep/16
I've been seeing the Shaq photo floating around celebheights (credit to whomever posted it first). I was actually just at Ripley's last weekend. Here is a photo of myself in sneakers next to the height ruler: Click Here and myself barefoot next to the height ruler: Click Here and here is Shaq next to the height ruler: Click Here

My photos were taken around 11:30am. I believe barefoot I'm about 5'10.25" and in my sneakers somewhere around 5'11.5"-5'11.75" (I may appear a bit taller but it's because of my hair. If you look closely you can see the top of my scalp LOL)

I propose anyone here who is good at photoshop to use these pictures to help with debating Andre's height. Maybe my barefoot height photo would be better since the angle is better? So say someone puts a picture of a wrestler who we know is 5'10" and has posed in pictures with Andre, and superimpose them with my picture. The same thing can be done for Shaq, Wilt, etc

I'm not good at photoshop so I don't know how feasible this is with camera angles and everything, but I figured it'd be worth a shot to ask.
dicksock said on 27/Sep/16
Boss said on 26/Sep/16
Andre was obviously measured at 2.14m at some point.

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That is not obvious. It is your opinion. There is some evidence to back it up, but there is also a great deal of evidence that suggests he was shorter. Personally, I have a hard time believing promoters would not embellish Andre's height, even in 1971 before he became Andre The Giant. I think it's very possible that Andre could have been 6'11.5" in the morning and 6'10.5" by the evening in his prime. I don't think he lost nearly as much height as some people think both throughout the day and throughout his career. Realistically, there is barely any difference between 6'11" and 7', and most people could not tell the difference between the two heights even if there were two guys in front of them that were those heights. As long as Andre is listed as at least 6'11" and no more than 7', I'm fine.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 27/Sep/16
miko said on 27/Sep/16
If Andre was measured at 2.14cm it was in cowboy boots.



Nonsense, he had no cowboyboots in 1971.
First staredown we have is from 8 wrestling years later - 1979 when Hogan was in ~ 0.5" bigger boots and Andre wasnt standing as straight as he could. Click Here
1979 Andre had Hogan by 5.5-6" standing straight, so 611"-611.5" in 1979.
8 years of wrestling and Andres lifestyle easily could have brought him down 0.5"-1".
Andre in 71 looked taller and way healthier than 1979.

during the early eighties Andre looked 610.5-611" and 610" late eighties, early nineties he was broken down and made a 68-9" impression due to horrible posture.
miko said on 27/Sep/16
If Andre was measured at 2.14cm it was in cowboy boots.

Unless Hogan was 6'8.
Chaz said on 27/Sep/16
Boss said on 26/Sep/16
Andre was obviously measured at 2.14m at some point.

Yes in cowboy boots
Boss said on 26/Sep/16
Andre was obviously measured at 2.14m at some point.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Sep/16
2,11m age 22,
2,14m in his own words and described on tape 1971again at age 25 - Andre claimed to stop growing in height at age 24.
Not to forget the story about Frenchy Bernard claiming Andre was measured 70.5"...

sounds as legit as it gets to me. They didnt care for eveningheight (or like guinness 3-10measurements/ day and take the average),
so he for sure was this tall at the time of the measurement.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Sep/16
dicksock said on 25/Sep/16
Here is Andre a few months before he turned 22:
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I might be wrong, but it sounds like the narrator is saying 211cm, which would be 6'11".




Yes, 2,11m and 144kg
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 26/Sep/16
dicksock said on 25/Sep/16
Out of curiosity, does anyone understand French well enough to clarify what Andre's billing was in this clip from August 1971?
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This was Andre at his most physically impressive in my opinion. Looked to be at least 6'11" and a fit 350lbs or more.




2,14m 180kg
dicksock said on 25/Sep/16
Here is Andre a few months before he turned 22:
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I might be wrong, but it sounds like the narrator is saying 211cm, which would be 6'11".
dicksock said on 25/Sep/16
Out of curiosity, does anyone understand French well enough to clarify what Andre's billing was in this clip from August 1971?
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This was Andre at his most physically impressive in my opinion. Looked to be at least 6'11" and a fit 350lbs or more.
dicksock said on 24/Sep/16
Danimal said on 23/Sep/16
dicksock said on 21/Sep/16
Boss said on 20/Sep/16
Here is Shaq with his head touching the wall next to a ruler. He measures right around 7'2.5" with shoes on here.
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The draft measurement with shoes was after a night practice so Shaq wasn't at his tallest. Also, Shaq could have still be growing at age 20 considering his size.

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He's not 7'2.5" there; he's exactly 7'2". This is consistent with another similar picture where he was standing next to a ruler. I firmly believe Shaq was and is 7'1" legit. Based on how he looked next to Hogan in 1994 (before any height loss for Hogan), he was taller than Andre. There is just no way around that if you are being honest with yourself.

That's debatable. It's been said that Hogan had already lost a little over 1" by the early 90's due to surgery he underwent (6'6" to 6'5" or just shy of 6'5").

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What surgery? I've never heard of Hogan having major surgery (or minor for that matter) in the early 90s. He looked exactly the same as he ever did next to Mean Gene and seemed to be in phenomenal shape. I doubt he was ever more than 6'5.5" or so. By WCW, he still looked about 6'5" or a little more. But, it's hard to pinpoint his peak height, so I just go with 6'5"-6'6", kind of like I say 6'11"-7' for a peak Andre. My gut tells me that both Hogan and Andre were closer to the low end of my estimates.
straightahead said on 24/Sep/16
Here we go again with all these height lost excuses. Fact is, theres no such evidence to support that Hogan hast lost anymore than 1 inch. If so, bring it up?! Hogan had the same amount of height over Mean Gene in the 2000's like he had back in the early 80's.
me said on 24/Sep/16
Shaq in front of a ruler 7'2" in more than 1 pic in more than likely good sized sneakers. Wilt consistently was taller than Shaq . Andre was the same height if not a tad taller than Wilt with a 1.5" footwear advantage. 7'2" -1.5" = 7'.5" for Andre without Military posture like he had in a few other pics. Certainly shows Andre was over 7'.
George Wagner said on 24/Sep/16
Just measure the bricks in photo of Andre and Bob Backlund. Andre is exactly 7 feet tall and his head is 12" from the bottom of the chin to the top of his forehead. He lost about 2-3 inches in height, in later years, due to his condition and decreasing posture.
Danimal said on 23/Sep/16
dicksock said on 21/Sep/16
Boss said on 20/Sep/16
Here is Shaq with his head touching the wall next to a ruler. He measures right around 7'2.5" with shoes on here.
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The draft measurement with shoes was after a night practice so Shaq wasn't at his tallest. Also, Shaq could have still be growing at age 20 considering his size.

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He's not 7'2.5" there; he's exactly 7'2". This is consistent with another similar picture where he was standing next to a ruler. I firmly believe Shaq was and is 7'1" legit. Based on how he looked next to Hogan in 1994 (before any height loss for Hogan), he was taller than Andre. There is just no way around that if you are being honest with yourself.

That's debatable. It's been said that Hogan had already lost a little over 1" by the early 90's due to surgery he underwent (6'6" to 6'5" or just shy of 6'5").
Capt. Nobody said on 22/Sep/16
Boss said on 22/Sep/16
Andre and Shaq would have been real close in height. Andre matched up to Wilt and Arnold better than Shaq. Andre has 2" boots and Shaq 1.5" sneakers. Hogan is a terrible height reference point because his crazy height loss, possible lifts and cowboy boots in ring.

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I don't know if Shaq was mistaken, or making it up, or what Andre had on his feet at the time but remember I saw an interview during a Sacramento Kings game 2 seasons ago I think, where the players were talking about their favorite wrestlers and Shaq vividly described meeting Andre in an airport and from what I remember he said Andre was taller than him.

I can't seem to find the clip but I'm sure if you contacted the organization or did some digging on their site you might be able to find it.
Capt. Nobody said on 22/Sep/16
mrtguy said on 22/Sep/16
There's no way Shaq is only 7ft. He's got to be more or that means Kevin Garnett is 6'10" at most which is absurd.

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Remember though, basketball measurements are usually listed with shoes on. Most 7 footers in the NBA are really in the 6'10.5" range. Wilt Chamberlain would probably be listed at 7'3" in todays game if he wore a shoe like many of the players today do because they typically round up as well.
dicksock said on 22/Sep/16
Boss said on 21/Sep/16
Andre at age 19 at 7' and 350 pounds.
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Yeah, that's what he was listed at in that picture. He was also billed at 210cm or 6'10.5" at 19-23 and I think as low as 208cm early on. He was more like 6'10" 280-300lbs in that pic. Again, Andre claimed he didn't stop growing until 1970/71 and he was billed at 7'0.25" at that point. There is no way he was above 6'10" in the mid 60s. It is unheard of for a big guy to be under billed in wrestling. 99.9% of the time, the billing is taller than the true height and 0.1% it's actually accurate.
Chaz said on 22/Sep/16
Boss said on 22/Sep/16
Rob has stated several times that Andre would lose roughly 2" daily in height because of his enormous size. Also, that Andre wakes up around 7'1" and down to 6'11" by night. Hence the 7' listing here.

Yes so how much more did Giant Haystacks loose over the day 3''? he was much bigger in weight. no way was Andre ever over 6'10 '' at night. and you can go on about the wilt photos as much as you like,the fact is he's near the camara,and in cowboy boots.and still .5'' shorter,that makes him 2.5-3" shorter
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 22/Sep/16
JT said on 20/Sep/16
Capt. Nobody, Wilt was 1+ inches taller than Andre despite probably a 1.5 or more footwear disadvantage. Its absurd to think Andre in comparable footwear was even close in height to guys like Wilt or Shaq. Click Here

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YOU seriously need help if you believe Wilt was 1"++ taller than a cowboybootet Andre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Peak Andre barefoot was maybe 1.5" shorter than Shaq & Wilt, thats it PERIOD Hater
Boss said on 22/Sep/16
Rob has stated several times that Andre would lose roughly 2" daily in height because of his enormous size. Also, that Andre wakes up around 7'1" and down to 6'11" by night. Hence the 7' listing here.
Boss said on 22/Sep/16
Wilt was taller than Shaq. Andre in cowboy boots was taller than Wilt. Andre could stand taller with Wilt. This is a fact. We have pics of Shaq with Wilt and Shaq with Arnold and Andre with both men. So why use other people when we have multiple pics of them all side by side. It doesn't make any sense. Andre was 2.14m at least peak unless we find video on the 7'1" Andre measurement. Also, Captain and Red did some Letterman shots with Andre and Richard Kiel pretty close in height using the same reference points from the show. Andre in 2" cowboy boots is same height as 7'1.5" Keil in his 1" Nike's.
Boss said on 22/Sep/16
Andre and Shaq would have been real close in height. Andre matched up to Wilt and Arnold better than Shaq. Andre has 2" boots and Shaq 1.5" sneakers. Hogan is a terrible height reference point because his crazy height loss, possible lifts and cowboy boots in ring.

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mrtguy said on 22/Sep/16
There's no way Shaq is only 7ft. He's got to be more or that means Kevin Garnett is 6'10" at most which is absurd.
62B said on 22/Sep/16
JT said on 17/Sep/16
Theres zero evidence Andre was 63 at age 12 just like there is zero evidence to the claim that his grandfather was 78 (which was intended to make his height genetic and not due to an obvious pituitary tumor).

In his own words, Andres brother said Andre really started to grow at age 16 Click Here meaning that he had a few years left to grow before the epiphyseal plates fused. Rob also cites the repeated reference to Andre being 67 at age 17, although the source is not clear.

Paul Wight was reportedly 68 in 9th grade Click Here and grew at most another 4 inches and his disease was every bit as bad as Andres. Wight said he did not think he would have gotten any taller if he did not have pituitary tumor removed at age 19, so that info probably came from his endocrinologist.
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Not sure, but are you trying to compare growth spurts between Andre and Paul Wight? If so I think that would not even be relevant. I my self went into the 9th grade at 5'3" and went into the 10th grade at 5'10", most of the height occurred the summer between the end of the 9th and beginning of the 10th, People would comment that they thought they could actually see me grow I was growing so fast. My point I guess, is that you have no clue to either's growth spurts, and you just have no way of knowing who grew how much and when, or who grew more. I mean you say Paul grew at most 4" from the 9th grade on. I grew 7" in one year at that age, and then another 5" before I stopped growing
Capt. Nobody said on 21/Sep/16
Chaz said on 20/Sep/16


With a peak Shaq down to 7' there is no chance of Andre/Show being 7'

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It's a possibility for sure.
Capt. Nobody said on 21/Sep/16
JT said on 20/Sep/16
Dicksock, Big Show at 19 (~70 and 330 lbs. or so and in good shape playing b-ball) was both taller and heavier than Andre at that same age, so yes its fair to assume his acromegaly/gigantism was every bit as bad. Andre probably did not reach that weight until his mid 20s.

Capt. Nobody, Wilt was 1+ inches taller than Andre despite probably a 1.5 or more footwear disadvantage. Its absurd to think Andre in comparable footwear was even close in height to guys like Wilt or Shaq. Click Here

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So, lets say Andre is 2.5" shorter than Wilt just for the sake of conversation. Shaq is about that much taller than Show in equal footwear and Wilt was taller than Shaq, so where do Show and Andre compare then?

And it's the same repetitive story, once one of your own comparison shots was brought into scale horizontally it showed Andre slightly taller than Wilt while in boots. Now it's up to how much of a difference posture makes for either person. Here's a quick shot I did with Andre stretching out. It still comes down to heel size and Andre standing his tallest. That's the only way to effectively nail this down.

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Chaz said on 21/Sep/16
dicksock said on 21/Sep/16 He's not 7'2.5" there; he's exactly 7'2". This is consistent with another similar picture where he was standing next to a ruler. I firmly believe Shaq was and is 7'1" legit. Based on how he looked next to Hogan in 1994 (before any height loss for Hogan), he was taller than Andre. There is just no way around that if you are being honest with yourself.

I think he is or was every bit off the 7'08" he was measued at more than once,and like you say he is taller than both Andre and Show,and he is a big guy in weight to, not like Wilt or a lot of other 7' basket players,this a man that is not shy of getting next to to things to show he's height and both times he's 7'2'' in trainers,even with the big heels some have no way is he under 7'.5''.

Rob you can't keep having a 7' Show and Andre when you have 7' Shaq they both need a downgrade,no way are they he's height,it's laughable.
dicksock said on 21/Sep/16
Boss said on 20/Sep/16
Here is Shaq with his head touching the wall next to a ruler. He measures right around 7'2.5" with shoes on here.
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The draft measurement with shoes was after a night practice so Shaq wasn't at his tallest. Also, Shaq could have still be growing at age 20 considering his size.

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He's not 7'2.5" there; he's exactly 7'2". This is consistent with another similar picture where he was standing next to a ruler. I firmly believe Shaq was and is 7'1" legit. Based on how he looked next to Hogan in 1994 (before any height loss for Hogan), he was taller than Andre. There is just no way around that if you are being honest with yourself.
Boss said on 21/Sep/16
Andre at age 19 at 7' and 350 pounds.
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62B said on 20/Sep/16
straightahead said on 19/Sep/16
Funny how Luger claims 6'4 when he was listed 6'3 in football...
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Lugar came right past me at an event in the late 80's. It was either 88' or 89. My 6'6" buddy tried to pat him on the back and Lugar stiff armed him sending him flying. I was 6'3" to 6'3 1/4". Lugar did not break stride so it was hard to tell for sure, but I felt he was shorter than me. He wasn't even close to my 6'6" friend
Boss said on 20/Sep/16
Here is Shaq with his head touching the wall next to a ruler. He measures right around 7'2.5" with shoes on here.
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The draft measurement with shoes was after a night practice so Shaq wasn't at his tallest. Also, Shaq could have still be growing at age 20 considering his size.
JT said on 20/Sep/16
Dicksock, Big Show at 19 (~70 and 330 lbs. or so and in good shape playing b-ball) was both taller and heavier than Andre at that same age, so yes its fair to assume his acromegaly/gigantism was every bit as bad. Andre probably did not reach that weight until his mid 20s.

Capt. Nobody, Wilt was 1+ inches taller than Andre despite probably a 1.5 or more footwear disadvantage. Its absurd to think Andre in comparable footwear was even close in height to guys like Wilt or Shaq. Click Here
dicksock said on 20/Sep/16
62B said on 19/Sep/16
dicksock said on 18/Sep/16
Here is Lex Luger talking about meeting Andre:
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Once again, we have a former pro football player (Joe Theismann was the other) claiming Andre was the largest person he's ever met. Keep in mind that Luger worked with both Giant Gonzalez/El Gigante and Paul Wight. Andre was not the tallest, but he was the most impressive overall.
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For sure it was more than height for Andre, He was just so massive. Luger claiming 6'4" for himself
made me chuckle though.

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I think he was listed at 6'3" in football. He was probably 6'4" in sneakers anyway. He always looked a solid 6'2" at least. I wouldn't be surprised if he has lost a ton of height because of his severe health problems. I read that he had a spinal stroke years ago and that's why he looks so frail.

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