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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RYAN11 said on 27/Apr/16
Hogan was 6'7" peak, there is nothing to prove otherwise. Andres head was more like 15-16 inches, you could fit nearly two normal man's heads into his and every picture of Andre with Mean Gene or Vince proves that. So he had the then 6'7" Hogan by at least 8". Peak Andre because of his massive head was 7'2-3" with ease. The Wilt Chamberlain pictures are all at different angles with each of them at different distance to the camera, besides that Arnold we know was overy 6'1" and Andre had him by way over a foot taller.
LoganNoll1996 said on 23/Apr/16
Interesting find, Boss. The top of Hogan's head is around or below Andre's eye level which would indicate a 5 inch difference for two normal individuals. But Andre's head was 12" or so according to most people so the difference could've been 6 inches between the two. A peak 6'6" Hogan would put a peak Andre around 7'0" - 7'0.5" in my opinion.
Boss said on 20/Apr/16
Here Andre and Hulk in 1980. Hulk has more of a footware advantage here than at Wrestlemania 3. Andre is wearing .5" boots and Hogan around 1.25" so 3/4" advantage to Hulk. Andre could lift his head at least an inch higher as he is looking down at Hulk.
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Boss said on 18/Apr/16
It's easy for a 7' guy to look 6'10" because of posture, etc. It is much harder for a 6'10" guy to look 7'.
zaq said on 17/Apr/16
how come in a lot of videos and pictures looks like he only got 4-5 inches on hogan so im thinking like 6'9-6'10
but also hogan looked to be the same height as the rock who is 6'3 ??
Capt.Nobody said on 16/Apr/16
Boss said on 13/Apr/16
Good to see The Captain back.

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Good to see you still coming up with interesting and realistic data to back up your stance and take this conversation closer towards an answer. It's just too bad nobody wants to follow down that path on the other side of aisle. I guess that's the fun of it though! haha.
straightahead said on 16/Apr/16
@er4smiths said on 15/Apr/16
JT and straightahead win again. Guys this is such a silly argument. Andre was never close to 7 feet tall period. How some of you can't see that is kind of sad. Some of us never left the world of kayfabe ha ha

You have some strong points. TY. But Andre might have been,if not 7ft, but atleast very close to it in his peak, since he looked 6'10 with Hogan as well as Tyler Mane kinda late in his career, but theres no solid proofs. 7ft peak is possible, but he looked 6'10 mostly of his career
Boss said on 16/Apr/16
Here 7' Dirk Nowitski and Big Show. Dirk is leaning and is probably around an inch taller than Big Show.
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Andre and Dirk Nowitski.
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Capt. Nobody said on 15/Apr/16
JT said on 13/Apr/16
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OK, for that to be accurate, in the shot with Wilt and Andre (once again, the ultimate frame of reference), how much heel would Andre have to have to match up to Wilt in the first place?
Capt. Nobody said on 15/Apr/16
straightahead said on 13/Apr/16
In the ring, Ottman looked almost same height as Tenta, but Ottman was listed 6'3? However what if Tenta was 6'4 or 6'5 and not 6'5 3/4. But if he was, then Ottman could be close to 6'5.

Whats the most realistic?

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Tenta, much like Andre, got a good deal of his height from his huge head. He was taller than Typhoon who had more of a normal head size, if not a bit smaller for his frame. People tend to look at shoulder height, waist height, and crotch height then typically come to a quick assumption on height, but that's just based on visuals not actual height.


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HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 15/Apr/16
Ottman wasn´t under 6´4", he still looked around that height next to visitor Robbie.
Ottman as Typhoon was around 1.5" shorter than 6´5.75" Earthquake John Tenta and as Tugboat about an inch shorter than Hogan and around 3" shorter than peak Undertakerhttp ://tinyurl.com/h48fn7j , so a solid 6´4"-6´4.25" may be the truth.

OMG/Akeem looked about 6´5.5"-6´6", near 6´6"-6´6.5" Big John Studds height.
JT said on 15/Apr/16
Click Here Click Here Not perfect but makes for an interesting comparison. Rob has James Garner at 6’2” and Kate Moss at 5’6” although her legs are probably bent with that stance.
er4smiths said on 15/Apr/16
JT and straightahead win again. Guys this is such a silly argument. Andre was never close to 7 feet tall period. How some of you can't see that is kind of sad. Some of us never left the world of kayfabe ha ha
straightahead said on 13/Apr/16
In the ring, Ottman looked almost same height as Tenta, but Ottman was listed 6'3? However what if Tenta was 6'4 or 6'5 and not 6'5 3/4. But if he was, then Ottman could be close to 6'5.

Whats the most realistic?
JT said on 13/Apr/16
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Boss said on 13/Apr/16
Good to see The Captain back.
Boss said on 13/Apr/16
@ mrtguy

Just kinda threw that comparison together quickly just to give an idea.
Boss said on 13/Apr/16
Andre has 2" heels on his boots.Click Here Click Here This gives around a 1.8" height boost. Wilt and Arnold are both wearing boots with around 1" heels.Click Here Click Here Shaq and Big Show are both getting a 1.5" boost from their footware. Wilt with Shaq was wearing dress shoes so around 3/4" height boost to Wilt. Also, Andre has the worst posture of all the guys in these comparisons and could easily stand an inch taller. Hogan lost too much height to be any kind of real reference as Rob has him at 6'6" peak and 6'3" now but an early Hogan was below Andre's eyes and Hogan had footware advantage in ring gear. Every part of Andre's head was large and not normal in comparison in any way to another person. JT despises Andre and is a Big Show and Meltzer FANBOY since the 10+ years that I've been posting here maybe because he met Big Show. Funny thing is he was the one that said Andre had 2" heels in the first place which give a 1'8" boost and Wilt was wearing thin souled moccasins. When we found out Wilt and Arnold had heels on their boots then he changed his tune to Andre's custom made boots theory because it's the only way to make him 6'10' like Meltzer said. Think about it if your paying for Meltzer's news letter which is pretty expensive and add books. You would want to believe your are really getting good inside information. He actually altered pictures to remove Andre's acromegalic chin to make his head smaller in comparison and his magic ruler always is set to fit his story if it makes Wilt 6'11.5" in boots or others shorter than their measured heights just to get Andre to 6'10". They would argue Ernie ladd was same height as Andre because that was Meltzer's story until Ernie Ladd was asked that very question and said " I'm 6'9" and Andre was taller than me by far". Then of course a measured 6'9" Ladd was downgraded to 6'7" to fit their story. Then we have Terry Todd's email shooting down everything JT had to say about his Andre and Big Show comparisons stating having spent time with both men that Andre was a bit over 7' when they first met and was down a peg or two years later and Andre's head, hands, feet were larger than Big Show's. Remember, Andre was listed less than 7' here at first and with evidence his height was raised to 7'.
Andre past his peak and with worse posture with head tilted down still 7' range barefoot with a peak Bret Hart in sneakers.Click Here
Capt.Nobody said on 11/Apr/16
miko said on 9/Apr/16
A prime Big Show/Andre face to face would have resulted in Andre looking up, that's for sure.

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It depends on whether or not Big Show was wearing his ginormo wrestling boots or not. If not, then most likely he wouldn't.

Lets think about this folks. Show in huge heels, at the least equal to Shaqs heels at WM, has Shaq coming out taller. Wilt was taller than Shaq. Andre with about 1.5-2 inches more lift than Wilt was a bit taller than Wilt most likely. So.... the math is all there.

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Also it depends on whether or not Andre's head were up on any stare down. Here's an interesting shot I forgot I messed with when I did that Wilt shot fix. Wilts obviously not standing his tallest either, but interesting anyway.

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mrtguy said on 11/Apr/16
@Boss the comparison of Big Show/Shaq vs Andre/Wilt pics looks poorly edited, I'm sorry otherwise your other pics look good.
JT said on 11/Apr/16
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Andre and Hogan in similar footwear from 1985 Click Here Hogan in basketball shoes and Shaq in sandals from 1994 Click Here Hogan comes up to at least Andre's eye level and maybe up to Shaq's upper lip. The length of Andre's head from the eyes up was nothing special. W/o his custom made cowboy boots, Andre was significantly shorter than Shaq (IMO around 3 inches shorter).
Boss said on 10/Apr/16
Andre and 5'11" Chief Jay Strong Bow and 6'1" Victor Rivera on end. Andre is probably at .5" footware disadvantage in this pic. They are standing in the exact same spot and you can clearly see by lifting his head up fully he becomes a couple inches taller. Click Here
Boss said on 10/Apr/16
Big Show in wrestling boots or Shaq in sneakers are very likely getting 1.5" boost from their footware and Andre around 1 3/4" boost from his footware. Andre's wrestling boots were thin souled 1/2" boots. So in cowboy boots 1/4" advantage to Andre. Wilt's boots and Arnold's boots both have around 1" heels.

Here are a few of Jt's comparisons. Wilt in one of Jt's comparison comes out 6'11.5" in boots. We have 4 pictures of Andre and Wilt standing side by side and those Andre and Wilt comparisons are a joke. Just like your Big Show and Andre comparisons are also terribly inaccurate and biased toward Big Show.
The truth is Andre matched up to Wilt better than a peak Shaq did and we know how Big Show matched up to Shaq.Click Here
Boss said on 10/Apr/16
straightahead said on 9/Apr/16
@mrtguy said on 9/Apr/16
By far, you have the worst comparisons that I've ever seen

I guess you missed the fact that a older Arnold did measured up atleast as good next to Shaq than what a peak Arnold did next to Andre? im leaning more a more towards a peak 7ft Andre rather than a 6'10 Andre

Yep and Rob has Arnold down too 5'11.5" now and had him at 6'1.5" with Andre. So going by that Arnold was 2 " taller in the Andre and Wilt pics than he was with Shaq.
Boss said on 10/Apr/16
Wilt in his 40's was taller than a peak Shaq even with Shaq's footware advantage.
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Here you make your own conclusions.
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Boss said on 10/Apr/16
Well if Shaq is 7' range. Big Show with 1.25"-1.5" heels on his boots is at least 2" shorter than Shaq now. Although, Shaq's shoes are probably close to Show's boots. A 40 year old Wilt Chamberlain in dress shoes was taller than a peak Shaq in his sneakers. Big Show never looked 7'4" lucky if he ever hit 7' barefoot.
Dub said on 10/Apr/16
Starting to think Boss is Andres personal assistant!
miko said on 9/Apr/16
A prime Big Show/Andre face to face would have resulted in Andre looking up, that's for sure.
straightahead said on 9/Apr/16
@mrtguy said on 9/Apr/16
By far, you have the worst comparisons that I've ever seen

I guess you missed the fact that a older Arnold did measured up atleast as good next to Shaq than what a peak Arnold did next to Andre? im leaning more a more towards a peak 7ft Andre rather than a 6'10 Andre
mrtguy said on 9/Apr/16
James B said on 8/Apr/16
Don't mean to be horrible but I don't think big show will be alive in 15 years

No body cares about your opinion, Big Show is doing well in his mid 40's

Boss said on 7/Apr/16
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By far, you have the worst comparisons that I've ever seen
straightahead said on 9/Apr/16
Boss, you really got me there. I have to admit Andre looked easily 7ft there since he is a full head length taller than Arnold, even when asuming Andre's head was "only" 12 inches long (but it looked more like 13) he seems 7+ft there, i dont know what kinda advantage his footwear gave him, but i have no problem with a PEAK 7ft Andre, however he mostly looked 6'10 during his career compared to other wrestlers.
James B said on 8/Apr/16
Don't mean to be horrible but I don't think big show will be alive in 15 years
Boss said on 7/Apr/16
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mrtguy said on 6/Apr/16
Rob, I don't know if your joking or not. I doubt he'd end up that short within the time frame. If Big Show kept up his weight within 15 years... than I can see him losing a little height, but if he sheds huge amount of weight and stretch his toes, he'd probably still be at the mark you listed him at.

Recently, Big Show's staredown with Shaq who has footwear advantage Click Here proves to me Big Show didn't lose any height since 2009 Click Here let the rest to all the downgraders . Big Show is probably a strong 6'11'' today, but in the past I'm not saying that he was 7'4'' but he easily looked that height to me and can get the vibe. As for Big Show's peak probably a little over 7foot Click Here
RoelC said on 5/Apr/16
Boss said on 30/Mar/16
Emile Dupree would be the Andre the Giant connection in Vancouver he was a wrestler/promoter out of Montreal who wrestled for NWA All-Stars Vancouver. Haystacks Calhoun was also there in 1968 and the Assassins. So everything adds up in Jody Hamilton's account adds up. Also, athletic commissions don't measure wrestlers heights as they are just sanctioning bodies and medical reports come from the wrestlers physicans. These medical reports are more for health and diseases that can be spread to ensure safety.

Emile Dupree wasn't a promoter back then and like you said: he wrestled for NWA All-Stars in Vancouver. Vancouver and Montreal were two different wrestling territories. Again, why would Frank Valois, who was Andre's business adviser at the time, tell him to go to Vancouver, when Valois himself was affilliated with the Montreal area.
That's like Vince McMahon signing a popular European wrestler in the 90's and then bring him over to the US to have him wrestle in WCW. So no, nothing from Jody Hamilton's story adds up. It also doesn't make sense to bring a wrestler to Canada all the way over from Europe, have him do a pre-promotional tour, but not have him wrestle a single match.
mrtguy said on 4/Apr/16
Rob, with all honesty do you see Big Show in the future going through Andre's fate in shrinking height??
Editor Rob: there will come a time in 15 years when Big Show no longer bangs his head on the bathroom door in the morning and sheds a little tear as he realises he's down to a mere 6ft 8.
Boss said on 4/Apr/16
Andre started wrestling in France at age 17-18. He was billed at 2.08m and 2.10m or 6'10" and 6'10 3/4" at this time and there are photos from 1963-64 with another French wrestler. On the A&E documentary his brother said his height really took off at age 16. He was wrestling for a few years before going to England to wrestle and was continually growing till age 25. He was being billed in France and England in 1968 and 1969 at 2.14m and 213cm or 7' and before this got more 2.11m or 6'11 billings than 2.10m. He was being billed at 2.18m or 7'1.5" at age 22 in Japan and I've also seen 217cm in Japan early. His head also got alot bigger by 1972 so this would add to his height. Look at Andre age in the 1972 cake photos and then look at him at age 18 and there is quite a size difference. Andre in 1971 gives his own height as 2.14m or 7'0 1/4" which doesn't sound like a billed height to me anyway. So not false billings but maybe not fully accurate ones.
Capt.Nobody said on 4/Apr/16
JT said on 1/Apr/16
62B said on 29/Mar/16
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I actually think both of those photo's show Andre right around the 7' mark…

Click Here Not even 6'10" in shoes although he is leaning somewhat - no way he's even close to 7'1" in shoes standing straight.

Rob has Roger Moore at 6’1.5” Click Here My brother is around 6’0” and I was measured at 6’5” via a stadiometer last year Click Here This assumes the 5’11” aunt is getting a full 3” from her heels, which is not realistic. A 7’1” or even 7’0” guy would dwarf a 6’5” guy.


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What is the length of Andre's head again? I'm pretty sure it's not this, but it always come out this way next to these rulers. Strange. Or is it?
RoelC said on 4/Apr/16
Boss said on 30/Mar/16
Andre was getting 7' billings in 1968 and 1969. The 6'10-6'11 billings were from when he first started at age 17-18 and since they didn't measure him they used old billings.
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His weight clearly changed on the majority of those billings. When he made his UK debut in 1969 they billed him at 24st. That's 336lbs or 152kg. His billed weight at age 18 was 135kg. So they clearly weren't using old billings.
If your height is the main attraction and a huge selling point for wrestling cards, you can be damn sure that wrestling promoters would know what Andre's real height was. You think Vince McMahon Sr. never bothered to measure Andre? Considering he was still using the 7'4" billing Andre had while wrestling in Canada? I doubt it.
During 1969 he was mostly billed at 6'11" and referred to in magazines as 6'11". You would think if Andre was measured at 7'1 the year before he (or his business representatives) would mention this to local promoters. After all it's in his own best interests if they sell him to the audience in the best way possible. Billing him 2 inches below his actual height sounds contradictive to me.
You can tell certain billings are exaggerations when you look at his billed weight. In Japan they billed him at 180kg (a whopping 397lbs), when in Germany a few months later he was billed at 315 lbs. The same goes for that newspaper clipping of Andre at age 19. Andre was nowhere near 350 lbs at age 19. In that 1971 video Andre is just quoting his wrestling height & weight (214cm and 171 kg). It's a wrestling promo video after all.
straightahead said on 4/Apr/16
@NCL, its zero chance for Hogan's arms to ever have been 24 inches. Think about it, if they were a legit 24 inches dont you think they would had been advertised much bigger i.e 27-28 or something? In a comparison, Lou Ferrigno had 22 1/2 arms at his biggest if i remember correctly, and this was when he was a legit 300+ lbs.

@Dallas Native ok, then Andre must have had his absolute mystery peak in early 70's, but he kinda often got billed 6'10 back then. So Boss how can you claim that a man who was only in his early 20's already had OLD false billings? Andre hadnt been around so very long
62B said on 4/Apr/16
JT said on 1/Apr/16
62B said on 29/Mar/16
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I actually think both of those photo's show Andre right around the 7' mark…

Click Here Not even 6'10" in shoes although he is leaning somewhat - no way he's even close to 7'1" in shoes standing straight.

Rob has Roger Moore at 6’1.5” Click Here My brother is around 6’0” and I was measured at 6’5” via a stadiometer last year Click Here This assumes the 5’11” aunt is getting a full 3” from her heels, which is not realistic. A 7’1” or even 7’0” guy would dwarf a 6’5” guy.
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I get that you truly believe Andre was never over 6'10". Your morphed or photo shopped pictures with rulers or making two or 3 pictures into one just aren't as accurate as you think. In 1988 early in the day standing as tall as he could, Andre was at the very least 6'10", but in my opinion closer to 6'11". I do believe that 6 to 8 hours later with bad posture he might have measured under 6'10" on that same day. I believe that when he was younger and at his peak, that he probably held his height through out the day better, and he was likely an inch taller than when I bumped into him. What most, if not all of your photo shopped pictures do not show is how immense Andre was. It wasn't just his height. In person it was like running into a live CGI character. I've seen enough 6'7"- 6'9" people and one guy about 7'2" or 7'3" up close to know I am pretty close on my estimation. He was likely taller in his early 20's than he was at 40. Probably not by much, but 6'11 1/2" to 7" 1/4" peak seems more realistic than 6'10".
NCL said on 1/Apr/16
Boss, I appreciate all of your posts. Not your fault people get upset when you constantly provide links backing up your theory and some here don't.

To be fair, it's going to be really hard for ANYONE to prove one way or another a conclusive height. But if you do find the video of him being measured, I'd watch it in a heartbeat!

Yes, the height tape could have been rigged. But I don't think anyone should just dismiss it as that until we see it. We can all at least get our opinions in if we see the video.

Maybe Hogan's was rigged when his biceps were measured at 24". But maybe it wasn't. Is it really out of the realm of possibility that a man of Hogan's size and power could have had 24" biceps or at least close to it?

Can someone post the Andre obituary again? I thought it did say he was measured at 6'10". Boss, did you say something about he was measured by the metrics system and he came out a littler taller than that? Is there a clipping of that?
Dallas Native said on 1/Apr/16
I met Andre many times in the late 1970s, early 80s. He was 6'10 not 7 foot.
straightahead said on 1/Apr/16
Such as gentle honest man he was, if he claimed 7ft then he could well had been 7ft in his peak. Question is... when did he have that peak? i have no problem with a 7ft Andre The Giant, its just a matter of evidence.
JT said on 1/Apr/16
62B said on 29/Mar/16
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I actually think both of those photo's show Andre right around the 7' mark…

Click Here Not even 6'10" in shoes although he is leaning somewhat - no way he's even close to 7'1" in shoes standing straight.

Rob has Roger Moore at 6’1.5” Click Here My brother is around 6’0” and I was measured at 6’5” via a stadiometer last year Click Here This assumes the 5’11” aunt is getting a full 3” from her heels, which is not realistic. A 7’1” or even 7’0” guy would dwarf a 6’5” guy.
Dub said on 30/Mar/16
He wouldn't have been listed 6ft 10in by British promoters in late 1960s if he was measured over 7ft.

If he had been measured 7ft 1in every promoter in Europe would have milked that yet they billed him as 6ft 10in on posters.
Boss said on 30/Mar/16
Andre was getting 7' billings in 1968 and 1969. The 6'10-6'11 billings were from when he first started at age 17-18 and since they didn't measure him they used old billings. Andre was still growing into his 20's. Andre was stated as being 7' at age 19 in a UK newspaper.
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Here Andre's first Japan tour at 218cm or 7'1.5".
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Andre refers to himself at 2.14m in 1971.
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Here are Nwa All-Star events from 1968.Click Here
Emile Dupree would be the Andre the Giant connection in Vancouver he was a wrestler/promoter out of Montreal who wrestled for NWA All-Stars Vancouver. Haystacks Calhoun was also there in 1968 and the Assassins. So everything adds up in Jody Hamilton's account adds up. Also, athletic commissions don't measure wrestlers heights as they are just sanctioning bodies and medical reports come from the wrestlers physicans. These medical reports are more for health and diseases that can be spread to ensure safety.
mrtguy said on 30/Mar/16
JT said on 28/Mar/16
Even assuming that Vancouver video exists, why would it be any more trustworthy than Hogan having his arms measured at 24" on Tuesday Night Titans? This is Andre in probably the late 60s with his 5’11” aunt (under 6’2” in heels). Click Here Andre would need a head size plus on her if he was in the 7’1” range, especially since his jaw had not fully elongated yet. Probably late 60s as well with a 53” tall Mini Cooper. Click Here Andre wasn't remotely close to 7'1" and was probably a good three inches shorter than that.


JT, all your theories about a Peak Andre being 6'10'' is absurd, do you not remember this Click Here Terry Todd himself who met Andre by person said "he was a good 7′ early in his career, and maybe a bit more, but age, a terrible back, and gravity brought him “down” a peg or two."

To be honest, based on any pictures of Andre or any wrestlers , you can´t get any height out of that pic, those are just estimations. The only way we would could tell if Andre the Giant was 7'' or 6'10'' is on a measuring tape or stadiometer. No way were your gonna tell he's 6'10'' just by looking at him.
62B said on 29/Mar/16
JT said on 28/Mar/16
Even assuming that Vancouver video exists, why would it be any more trustworthy than Hogan having his arms measured at 24" on Tuesday Night Titans? This is Andre in probably the late 60s with his 5’11” aunt (under 6’2” in heels). Click Here Andre would need a head size plus on her if he was in the 7’1” range, especially since his jaw had not fully elongated yet. Probably late 60s as well with a 53” tall Mini Cooper. Click Here Andre wasn't remotely close to 7'1" and was probably a good three inches shorter than that.
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I actually think both of those photo's show Andre right around the 7' mark. If his Aunt is indeed 5'11 and about 6'1.5" in those heels. For one his Aunt has better posture and two Andre is tilting his head down. Straighten Andres head and remove his Aunts puffy hair and he is a full head taller despite what you think you see. Putting Andre's head at 12" that makes him 7'1.5" in shoes. If his Aunt is getting 2.5" lift from her shoes, I don't se Andre getting any more than 1.25" from his shoes. That would make him about 7'.025" barefoot. Andre is leaning on the Mini. At roughly 4.5' to the top of the Mini like you say, it is barley up to his midsection. You really don't think there would be another 2.5' to the top of his head? I do agree any measurement done on a wrestling TV show has to be taken with a grain of salt and can not be taken as any kind of proof.
RoelC said on 29/Mar/16
LoganNoll1996 said on 24/Mar/16
Wasn't it mentioned somewhere on here that he was "officially" measured by his trainer as 7'0.5" in his prime?

This board is famous for many "fake" measurements. If I got a dollar every time someone is claiming Andre was measured at a certain height, I'd be.......well I wouldn't be rich, but I would have at least 20 dollars by now.

One time it's Andre's trainer, the other time it's Andre's handler claiming he was measured at 7ft+. It's apparently very hard to get a name with the person who’s making these claims. Andre's trainer? Which one?
The picture of Edouard Carpentier measuring Andre is not proof of that measurement, despite what some here would like you to believe. Here’s a copy of said article.
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At no point in that article do they refer to a 7'1.5" measurement. They stick to the 7'4" listing, like nearly all North American wrestling mags did. Vince McMahon Sr. was
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When talking about Andre, Edouard Carpentier always stuck to kayfabe, so I doubt he would be the trainer that broke kayfabe. Besides, Carpentier was a very famous wrestler (at least in Canada), so if he would claim Andre was measured at 7'1.5", one would think the claim would be directly linked to his name and not refer to him as merely Andre's trainer. Old school wrestling fans know who Carpentier is, and "real" Andre fans certainly know who he is.
On the internet it's very easy to make these fake claims. Just claim you're Andre's trainer or Andre's nephew and voila, you can start making measurement claims. People that wanna believe a certain height for Andre will buy anything that supports their theory. You don't even have to provide the slightest bit of proof of said measurement or have to prove that you are who you say you are.
And that applies to a lot of the measurement claims I've seen popping up on this board. The only two measurement claims that weren't made by fanboys are the 6'9 ¾ claim made by wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer and the 7'1 ¼ claim made by The Assassin. Considering there's little proof to either measurement, they both don't hold much value until some proof shows up.

The claim made by Meltzer seems more believable than the one made by The Assassin, despite what I think Andre's actual height was. It just adds up more to Andre's career path as described in various biographies about Andre. Andre was wrestling in France at the age of 24 and still had 6'10" billings at the age of 23. A 6'10" measurement at age 24 doesn't seem that far-fetched to me.
The Assassins claim however doesn't add up to any biography I've ever read on Andre. According to those it was Frank Valois and Edouard Carpentier that got Andre to North America. Both met Andre in the mid 60's and Valois became Andre's friend & business adviser during those years. I would think if Andre appeared in Canada in 1968 for the first time it would be in the Montreal area (Valois & Carpentier's area) and not the Vancouver area. If The Assassins story is true that would mean Frank Valois & Edouard Carpentier weren't the ones who brought Andre to North America for the first time. And why would Andre do a pre-promotional tour if he didn't wrestle there until 1971.
Then there's also the supposed height of Andre. Are we to believe that Andre was "underbilled" for several years? The UK promoters carefully planned his arrival in 1969 and made a big deal of his size. And yet they billed him at 6'10" upon arrival.
Even in a 1968 video segment in France, Andre was described as 211cm (which is 6'11"). I've never heard of a giant wrestler that was billed 2-3 inches below his actual height.
Boss said on 29/Mar/16
Andre's head is down in that pic which makes him look 2 inches shorter than with his head up as we have already proven here. The bottom of Andre's chin is still 12-13 inches to top of his head.
Boss said on 29/Mar/16
I'm not convinced of a 7'1 1/4 Andre but if we were to find the Vancouver measurement video it would be the best evidence we will ever get on Andre's height.
straightahead said on 29/Mar/16
andre said on 26/Mar/16
they measured him 208cm so forget the 7ft

Yes, 208 cm (6'10) suits him pretty well, thats also what he appeared to be in that photo with his aunt.
JT, good point. However everyone is more trustworthy than that proven liar. Between Andre's 7'1 1/2 claim and Hogans "24 inch pythons" claim, i would rather buy Andre's claim any day.
JT said on 28/Mar/16
Even assuming that Vancouver video exists, why would it be any more trustworthy than Hogan having his arms measured at 24" on Tuesday Night Titans? This is Andre in probably the late 60s with his 5’11” aunt (under 6’2” in heels). Click Here Andre would need a head size plus on her if he was in the 7’1” range, especially since his jaw had not fully elongated yet. Probably late 60s as well with a 53” tall Mini Cooper. Click Here Andre wasn't remotely close to 7'1" and was probably a good three inches shorter than that.
Boss said on 26/Mar/16
7'1 1/4 and 7'0 1/4 could have easily been mixed up from Jody Hamilton but he was very adamant in what he saw. Very interesting, we have Frenchy Bernard saying he was measured at age 22 in Japan while being diagnosed for his condition at 7'0.5". We have Andre claiming a height of 2.14m in the 1971 video. We have Andre's trainer claiming 7'1.5" when he measured him in the pic from the 1970's. Andre's nephew said Andre would always say 2.18m or 7'1.5" when he was asked by family and friends about his height. Now Jody Hamilton stating Andre was measured on TV in Vancouver before he ever wrestled in North America on a pre promotional tour at 7'1 1/4" and Haystacks Calhoun was weighed to prove a newscaster wrong. Andre's height was more deceiving than maybe any other man because of his massive size, huge head, and relaxed posture.
andre said on 26/Mar/16
they measured him 208cm so forget the 7ft
RP said on 25/Mar/16
Logan Noll...yes... 7'0& 3/8" or 84.375" was the number given by one of his trainers. I do believe there is even a picture of him standing on the old fashion doctor's scale...with the measuring stick on it. But, yeah...it was 84.375" or 84.25"
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Boss said on 25/Mar/16
Actually his trainer said he measured 7'1.5" which goes with this measurement. There is an actual pic of him being measured. We find this video and we find the truth. Also, Jody Hamilton sounds like he is telling the truth and 7'1 1/4 sounds very specific.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 25/Mar/16
Andre himself claimed 2,14m/ 7´0.5" in that Vid from 1971...
His longtime friend Frenchy Bernard supposedly talked about a 7´0.5" measurement in japan when Andre was there for diagnosis of acromegaly in the early seventies...


Imo that´s an early morning measurement in a hospital and I have no doubt it was legit, he could´ve been down to 6´10.5"-6´11" evening at the same day.
LoganNoll1996 said on 24/Mar/16
Wasn't it mentioned somewhere on here that he was "officially" measured by his trainer as 7'0.5" in his prime?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Mar/16
Rob, who do you think at peak was taller, Andre or Big Show?
Editor Rob: might be hard to tell really, both roughly 7ft. For me, it is harder to tell exactly when andre began losing height.
Me said on 23/Mar/16
Somewhere out there is a clip from that Vancouver TV show we need to find it. Talk about the Holy Grail!!
andre said on 23/Mar/16
they have andre the giant prime at 208cm in france so he never was 7ft
Boss said on 23/Mar/16
Here in his 2006 book "Assassin: The Man Behind the Mask". He talks about Andre being measured and Haystacks being weighed on TV. Here we have the first published witness account of Andre being measured and the measurement aired on TV in Canada.
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Chaz said on 23/Mar/16
Boss said on 20/Mar/16
This from Joe Jody Hamilton a popular wrestler as one of the Assassins in his NWA days.Click Here
He wrestled for the promotion NWA All-Star Wrestling in Vancouver at the show where the measurement took place. This man is 65 years old at the time of the posting and the 7'1 1/4" sounds very specific. Also sounds similar to the 7'0 1/4" (2.14m) that Andre claimed for himself in the 1971 video.


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

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

lol so he was the same height as Richard Kiel? in 1968? when in the Westler Mag in the Uk at that time when he was going to fight 6'5''ish 20st Big Bruno Elrington he said he was 208cm and 140kg himself,this is just another untrue stroy with no base ,
Boss said on 20/Mar/16
This from Joe Jody Hamilton a popular wrestler as one of the Assassins in his NWA days.Click Here
He wrestled for the promotion NWA All-Star Wrestling in Vancouver at the show where the measurement took place. This man is 65 years old at the time of the posting and the 7'1 1/4" sounds very specific. Also sounds similar to the 7'0 1/4" (2.14m) that Andre claimed for himself in the 1971 video.


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

I don't have to "FABE" you as you put it, you do that to yourself. In case you haven't heard Kay-Fabe in wrestling died about 15 yrs. ago. It remains alive and well in other pro-sports however. When I attempt to answer questions I do it with the purpose in mind of being as accurate as I can, but when we talking well over 35 yrs, ago I may not have the dates exact, but if I tell you something happened it DAMN well happened and I remember it well or I don't mention it. The TV station that carried our wrestling show had coverage all over Canada, and Andre, who had not started wrestling there yet was doing advance publitity and a commentator on that station didn't believe he was that big or Calhoun weighed that much, so to prove him wrong, they taped a segment for his show pryor to taping our wrestling show. If you knew the commentator, who was always knocking wrestling you would know it was legit.
MelvinJones said on 20/Mar/16
Big Show's chest is probably closer to 71" than 64".
Capt. Nobody said on 19/Mar/16
straightahead said on 16/Mar/16
Boss, its common sense to go with the lowest listings if theres many different height listings for the same person, and I KNEW you would compare Andre with a fantasy height; "6'6" Buddy Baker LOL (6'2 1/2 Ali looked even taller next to Andre) and your right, claiming 6'3 for OMG was idiotic since he is shorter than the 6'3 Ottman Click Here (back in the days) and he is still shorter these days Click Here

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So now OMG is shorter than 6'3"? hahaha.
Boss said on 18/Mar/16
Dusty Rhodes who would be at least 6'0.5" in those boots is still a full head smaller than Andre with the footware advantage. Andre's legs are spread further apart as well. At least Andre has his head up with this photo with Dusty.
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Boss said on 18/Mar/16
Buddy Baker was a Nascar driver and they don't bill heights. He was 6'6 as stated here.
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Boss said on 17/Mar/16
Posture makes all the difference for Andre's peak height. Just by titling his head down like he always did he would lose 2 inches in comparison.
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Here in 1971 Andre gives his height as 2.14m.
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Boss said on 17/Mar/16
Here Andre is barefoot with peak Bret Hart in sneakers. Big Show Paul Wight with an old Bret Hart. Andre has the worse posture and is barefoot and was past his peak. An old Bret Hart would be an inch shorter with Big Show than he was with Andre. Big Show has the best posture and more than likely a footware advantage over an old Bret Hart.
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Chaz said on 17/Mar/16
Boss said on 15/Mar/16
Here Big Show Paul Wight and Ultimate Bad Guy. There is something radically wrong with JT's ruler.
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You don't need any ones ruler,you just divide,Shoemakers height of 5' in boots,and you will find Andre's total height with hair and boots is 7'1'',they are both in the same photo so you the camara is at the same height and distance,and that is giving Shoemater .5'' for being closer,even tho there bodys are in contact,so you can forget a peak Andre being 7' bare foot.
straightahead said on 16/Mar/16
Boss, its common sense to go with the lowest listings if theres many different height listings for the same person, and I KNEW you would compare Andre with a fantasy height; "6'6" Buddy Baker LOL (6'2 1/2 Ali looked even taller next to Andre) and your right, claiming 6'3 for OMG was idiotic since he is shorter than the 6'3 Ottman Click Here (back in the days) and he is still shorter these days Click Here

If someone here should be blocked its you, your nothing but a crybaby who cannot accept other posters opinions, less alone facts and evidence.
Boss said on 15/Mar/16
Andre standing and other wrestlers in the exact same position. One with Andre's head up and the other he's looking down. There is a couple inches in the difference from posture alone. Andre was in his prime here as well. The guy on the on the end is 6'1. Andre's head was 12-13 inch range.
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Boss said on 15/Mar/16
Here Big Show Paul Wight and Ultimate Bad Guy. There is something radically wrong with JT's ruler.
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Chaz said on 15/Mar/16
Boss said on 13/Mar/16
Chaz when it comes to height you have no idea what your talking about. It is extremely hard to understand your posts. Andre was 7' peak as we have proven here. If he was your guess then why isn't he listed it here. Rob is not biased and uses as much fact as possible when determining heights and everything points to 7' peak range. You bash Andre and provide no proof and shoot down all really good evidence for some biased comparisons but yet you claim 6'8.5-6'9 peak for Giant Haystacks. I guess that's good if you are near the camara and live in fantasy land lol.

When have I said Haystacks was 6'9''? I have always said when I see him in 1987 he looked next to Pat Roach between 6'7-6'8 but was hard to tell because he never stand up right much but was taller than the 6'6'' door he came in to the ring and had to turn sideways to get through it.

and you have no proof Andre was over 6'10'' just your Idear a real giant has to be 7'+

and all medical and Science use the metric system.
Boss said on 14/Mar/16
Andre at age 19 and 7' in this UK Newspaper.
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Andre from 1968-69 with a 2.14m billing.
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Andre in 1971 with a 2.14m billing.
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Andre in Japan with a 2.18m billing.
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Andre and Khali with same guy from roughly the same camera angle.
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Andre with 7'1 and 6'1.5 Arnold who are both wearing boots with heels so 1 inch advantage to Andre.
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Andre with 6'6 Buddy Baker.
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Boss said on 14/Mar/16
Straight ahead, They are using old billings. I've posted billings of Andre from 1968-69 at 213cm and 1971 at 218cm from Japan. Andre was growing at the time. You are a bad person trying to annoy everyone on here with your idiotic claims. You claim 6'4 or less for a peak Hogan and 6'3 for One Man Gang. I think Rob should block your troll ass from this Site.
Boss said on 13/Mar/16
In France they use the metric system. They wouldn't give a 6'10 height. 2.10m in standard measurement is 6'10 3/4 and the reporter probably just converted to 6'10. The same reporter also stated 535 in one obituary and 555 pounds in an other so maybe he was just guessing at Andre's height and weight.
Boss said on 13/Mar/16
Chaz when it comes to height you have no idea what your talking about. It is extremely hard to understand your posts. Andre was 7' peak as we have proven here. If he was your guess then why isn't he listed it here. Rob is not biased and uses as much fact as possible when determining heights and everything points to 7' peak range. You bash Andre and provide no proof and shoot down all really good evidence for some biased comparisons but yet you claim 6'8.5-6'9 peak for Giant Haystacks. I guess that's good if you are near the camara and live in fantasy land lol.
Chaz said on 11/Mar/16
mrtguy said on 8/Mar/16
straightahead said on 3/Mar/16
Boss, your desperate excuses will never end? its funny how you talking against yourself.
If Andre measured 6'10 when died thats the tallest he ever was, because from his disease he groved his entire life... so how is that equal with 6'10 3/4 ?! if any, thats more equal with 6'9 3/4 or even 6'8 3/4. Ask any doctor, you will measured taller when lying down than standing up.


6'10.75'' is really closer to 6'11'' than 6'10'' when you round it up.

I don't know what Boss is talking about if he was measured at 6'10'' dead that would be converted from about 208.5cm nothing to do with 6'10.75'' let alone 6'11'' and dead body's always elongate after death,even none dead people are longer laying down than standing up,and it's not easy to get right,because the feet go forword unless they are pressed on a board or wall like Guinness do it,
straightahead said on 9/Mar/16
Lets see whos providing proof and whos not... here's Andre advertised at 6'10 in 1969 Click Here and here he is listed 6'10 again, in 1970 Click Here

so Boss, wheres your proof of him being 7ft? (and no, pics of him next to other BILLED wrestlers doesnt count) or are you gonna make some more excuses?
Boss said on 8/Mar/16
Andre with 7'1" Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt is wearing a big wig on his head and has some decent sized boot heels himself with Andre.Click Here
Andre and Wilt are roughly the same distance from the camera.Click Here
Andre in the 1970's and in 1990's standing in roughly the same position. There is around a 2 inch height loss.Click Here
mrtguy said on 8/Mar/16
straightahead said on 3/Mar/16
Boss, your desperate excuses will never end? its funny how you talking against yourself.
If Andre measured 6'10 when died thats the tallest he ever was, because from his disease he groved his entire life... so how is that equal with 6'10 3/4 ?! if any, thats more equal with 6'9 3/4 or even 6'8 3/4. Ask any doctor, you will measured taller when lying down than standing up.


6'10.75'' is really closer to 6'11'' than 6'10'' when you round it up.
andre said on 5/Mar/16
the 6ft9.2 measured when young is legit no taller then that he was measured 6ft10 at death because body gets taller when we die and we are lay down
Boss said on 4/Mar/16
I don't just make claims and provide no proof and just try to spread negatively. I've backed up everything I've ever brought to this site which is quite alot to the Andre page and Hogan page. Andre was 7' range between 213cm - 214 cm peak.
Boss said on 4/Mar/16
Andre was taller in his prime than he was at age 46. Andre would have reached his peak height by around 25. After that his head, hands, feet, etc would continue to grow but not his height. He was taller in 1970's than in 1990's as many who met him have said and we can see photos, videos, etc. Look at the top of the page if your wondering Andre's peak height.
straightahead said on 3/Mar/16
Boss, your desperate excuses will never end? its funny how you talking against yourself.
If Andre measured 6'10 when died thats the tallest he ever was, because from his disease he groved his entire life... so how is that equal with 6'10 3/4 ?! if any, thats more equal with 6'9 3/4 or even 6'8 3/4. Ask any doctor, you will measured taller when lying down than standing up.
Boss said on 1/Mar/16
Look at Big Show Paul Wight at 44 and has lost 1" or more. Yet Big Show never had the surgeries Andre had and Andre was well over 500 pounds in his 40' s. Andre had spinal compression and curvature of the spine and had to quote Terry Funk who seen the x-rays said Andre had chunks of bone removed in his legs. Andre's posture was much worse than Show's and Wight's boot heels are almost the size of Andre's cowboy boots. Yet he was measured at 2.10m in France at age 46 which uses the metric unit and was reported by LA Times as 6'10 which uses standard units. That equals 6'10 3/4 which is right around Big Show's height now at age 44. Also, when measuring back length the tailor does it while barefoot as we have shown here before.
mrtguy said on 28/Feb/16
what I really don't understand is why sources have Andre's chest at 71'' and Big Show's at 64'' chest.
Chaz said on 28/Feb/16
Dustin said on 25/Feb/16
Chaz, what the heck does nera mean?

It's cockney for the opposite of further from the camera,
Chaz said on 28/Feb/16
Boss said on 24/Feb/16 Andre's hands here 27cm or 10.63" long.
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Thanks to a poster on here Andre's hand mold was measured at 10.5" by the museum curator .
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Here shows a young Andre's tailor measurements and his backdrop which is the bottom of his shirt collar to the floor at 74" or 6'2". With his head looking straight ahead and his neck actually showing Andre would still have his head size on top of the 6'2" measurement. This is before his time in WWF with Grand Prix.
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These aren't some biased comparison photos of someone who does not like Andre because they thought he had a bad attitude or they have been paying for Meltzer's newsletters and books and thought they had some inside info. Well Metzler's is wrong way more than he is right and that's a fact. Creating controversy is how he makes a living.

Andre was measured at 2.10m when he died in 1993 in France which equals 6'10 3/4. Andre's height loss over his life would be at least 2" considering his enormous size, surgeries and the toll of wrestling for 25+ years.

For a start if they measured the hand from the back like it's in the photo that would be longer,you measure hand lengh from the first crease nearest the palm,that hand mold from the back would come past the 3rd crease more than 3/4'' longer that it should be,

and has for the tailer measurements they are always taken in shoes so the drop of the trowsers and jacket lengh is right not too long or short,and we can see Andre in he's 2.5'' cowboy boots.

and you can forget about Andre's body being measured, for a start they enlongate after death,so would be longer than he's standing height,and there is no proof ,and the story go's he was 6'10''and 540lbs at death. and there is no easy way or reason to weigh a 500lbs dead body, they are more than likely just a estimate of he's weight with he's known real height of 6'10''.
Boss said on 28/Feb/16
Andre with his head up and head down. There is a couple inch difference and they are standing in the same position for the both photos. Andre just by tilting his head up normal to where you can see his neck is a couple inches taller. The top line is in the exact same position in both photos and I left them their original size.
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Dustin said on 25/Feb/16
Chaz, what the heck does nera mean?
Boss said on 24/Feb/16
Chaz said on 12/Feb/16
Boss said on 10/Feb/16
Andre had bigger head, hands and feet than Big Show as Terry Todd and others have stated that have been around both men. Jt and Chaz claim Big Show's head to be 12" when Andre's head was clearly 1 or more inches longer which would make Andre's head 13" long. Andre was probably 214cm peak as he states himself in the 1971 video footage. Later in life his nephew said he would always say 2.18m when asked his height by friends and family which he was billed at in Japan before he ever came to North America.

Stop living in a dream world, Andre's feet were not much longer if any that Giant Haystacks you can see them next to each other in the photo,and you can also see Haystacks feet next to Big show and again they are about the same,he took about a size 18US size,

and you can post as many comparasons as you like the fact remains he's hands are next to a magazine we know the size of,and we have he's hand next to he's face,in the same photo so we know the camara is at the same disstance unlike your so called proof.even Rob says he's face is about 12''. he's hands are thinker than big shows but not much longer,and even if he had a 13'' face which he did not, that would make him 6'11'' he's hands were about 9'75'' and face 11.75'' and most of that is chin,so anyone up be he's eyes is not less that 4-5'' shorter.

Andre's hands here 27cm or 10.63" long.
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Thanks to a poster on here Andre's hand mold was measured at 10.5" by the museum curator .
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Here shows a young Andre's tailor measurements and his backdrop which is the bottom of his shirt collar to the floor at 74" or 6'2". With his head looking straight ahead and his neck actually showing Andre would still have his head size on top of the 6'2" measurement. This is before his time in WWF with Grand Prix.
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These aren't some biased comparison photos of someone who does not like Andre because they thought he had a bad attitude or they have been paying for Meltzer's newsletters and books and thought they had some inside info. Well Metzler's is wrong way more than he is right and that's a fact. Creating controversy is how he makes a living.

Andre was measured at 2.10m when he died in 1993 in France which equals 6'10 3/4. Andre's height loss over his life would be at least 2" considering his enormous size, surgeries and the toll of wrestling for 25+ years.
Kunoichi said on 24/Feb/16
With billed 6'2'' Gotch and 5'11 Billy Robinson,I have been estimated.that Gotch's legit height was 184cm from 185cm.Because his height was one inch short than Inoki.

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Chaz said on 24/Feb/16
Click Here I tryed to post this befor at 3,46 secs Ralph Sampson says he' is 7' tall
Oanh said on 23/Feb/16
I again watched the video of Chick Hearn interviewing Mark Eaton. Actually, Mark said that Ralph was in the "neighborhood of 7'1""...then referring to Rich Kelley being almost as tall as Ralph. Rich Kelley was an even 7'0, so it seems
very likely that Sampson was 7'1"ish...no taller than 7'2"
Chaz said on 23/Feb/16
me said on 19/Feb/16
I have seen that pic before Vegas, however those side on photos can be very deceptive. I agree though that Yao is obviously a few inches taller. Sampson looks between 7'1 and 7'2" today.


Your right Side on photos are deceptive,just like I have been saying about the Andre Wilt photos for years,it makes you nera the Camara.
Boss said on 22/Feb/16
Kunoichi said on 16/Feb/16

With at best 6'2'' Karl Gotch in 1972.Andre has a bad attitude, but I think that it does not look like Andre's height had 7'.

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Andre with Karl Gotch. If Gotch is 6'2" then Andre is over 7'.
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Oanh said on 20/Feb/16
Vegas said on 18/Feb/16
me said on 15/Feb/16
Rob not Andre related. How tall is Ralph Sampson? Looks 7'2"-7'3"
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yao was measured 7'5 barefoot Click Here

me, 7'4" Mark Eaton, who played against Ralph Sampson, told Chick Hearn in an interview that Ralph was 7'1". There is a video on Youtube of the interview.

Vegas, 7'6" Shawn Bradley was quoted as saying "If Yao is 7'6", then I'm 7'7"
JT said on 19/Feb/16
Ralph Sampson was probably a strong 7’1” to maybe 7’2” when he was younger.
Click Here Ewing was around 6’11” in his prime. Sampson was also around 3 inches taller than Hakeem Olajuwon, who was a solid 6’10” (and listed at 7’0”). Click Here I met Bill Walton last year and he looked around 6’11” Click Here Kareem was an easy 7’2” in his prime and has lost very little height even though he’s approaching 70. Rob has Bruce Lee at 5’7.5”, or not much shorter than Gene Okerlund, so Andre was not remotely close in height to Kareem unless Rob is way off on Lee's height. Click Here

Kunoichi said on 16/Feb/16

With at best 6'2'' Karl Gotch in 1972.Andre has a bad attitude, but I think that it does not look like Andre's height had 7'.

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Gotch was several inches shorter than that based on how he looks with Rene Goulet, Click Here and Inoki Click Here
me said on 19/Feb/16
I have seen that pic before Vegas, however those side on photos can be very deceptive. I agree though that Yao is obviously a few inches taller. Sampson looks between 7'1 and 7'2" today.
Vegas said on 18/Feb/16
me said on 15/Feb/16
Rob not Andre related. How tall is Ralph Sampson? Looks 7'2"-7'3"
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Boss said on 17/Feb/16
He was billed at 2.14m in France and England and 2.18m in Japan more recently before coming to North America. Some promoters would just use old billings as they didn't actually measure him. Andre was still growing when he started wrestling at age 18 and grew into his 20's. A&E states Andre was 7' at age 18. A British newspaper had him at 7' at age 19. Also 2.10m is actually 6' 10 3/4.
Kunoichi said on 16/Feb/16
With at best 6'2'' Karl Gotch in 1972.Andre has a bad attitude, but I think that it does not look like Andre's height had 7'.

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Straightahead said on 15/Feb/16
He was billed 6'10 in Japan and England before he came to the wwf so thats probably equal with 6'9 barefoot at most.
me said on 15/Feb/16
Rob not Andre related. How tall is Ralph Sampson? Looks 7'2"-7'3". I have heard Julius Erving refer to Kareem as 7'4" and Sampson and Kareem at present look close in height. Any thoughts??
Editor Rob: Sampson might have been 7ft 2
62B said on 14/Feb/16
Chaz said on 12/Feb/16
Boss said on 10/Feb/16
Andre had bigger head, hands and feet than Big Show as Terry Todd and others have stated that have been around both men. Jt and Chaz claim Big Show's head to be 12" when Andre's head was clearly 1 or more inches longer which would make Andre's head 13" long. Andre was probably 214cm peak as he states himself in the 1971 video footage. Later in life his nephew said he would always say 2.18m when asked his height by friends and family which he was billed at in Japan before he ever came to North America.

Stop living in a dream world, Andre's feet were not much longer if any that Giant Haystacks you can see them next to each other in the photo,and you can also see Haystacks feet next to Big show and again they are about the same,he took about a size 18US size,

and you can post as many comparasons as you like the fact remains he's hands are next to a magazine we know the size of,and we have he's hand next to he's face,in the same photo so we know the camara is at the same disstance unlike your so called proof.even Rob says he's face is about 12''. he's hands are thinker than big shows but not much longer,and even if he had a 13'' face which he did not, that would make him 6'11'' he's hands were about 9'75'' and face 11.75'' and most of that is chin,so anyone up be he's eyes is not less that 4-5'' shorter.
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You have a guy like Terry Todd who has in his own words spent extensive time with both Paul Wight and Andre, not to mention several other very tall and large athletes. He tells JT straight that Andre had bigger hands and bigger and longer feet than Paul. Paul is supposed to have size 18 shoe, so why would Andre's claim of a size 20 on Letterman be unrealistic? You think you can tell by an old photo, better than Terry Todd could in person? I think maybe you are living a little bit in a dream world yourself. There are plenty of Andre's boots on display, and several molds of his hands. Why not just go find out for yourself?
james said on 12/Feb/16
I believe Andre was 7'0 at his peak
Chaz said on 12/Feb/16
Boss said on 10/Feb/16
Andre had bigger head, hands and feet than Big Show as Terry Todd and others have stated that have been around both men. Jt and Chaz claim Big Show's head to be 12" when Andre's head was clearly 1 or more inches longer which would make Andre's head 13" long. Andre was probably 214cm peak as he states himself in the 1971 video footage. Later in life his nephew said he would always say 2.18m when asked his height by friends and family which he was billed at in Japan before he ever came to North America.

Stop living in a dream world, Andre's feet were not much longer if any that Giant Haystacks you can see them next to each other in the photo,and you can also see Haystacks feet next to Big show and again they are about the same,he took about a size 18US size,

and you can post as many comparasons as you like the fact remains he's hands are next to a magazine we know the size of,and we have he's hand next to he's face,in the same photo so we know the camara is at the same disstance unlike your so called proof.even Rob says he's face is about 12''. he's hands are thinker than big shows but not much longer,and even if he had a 13'' face which he did not, that would make him 6'11'' he's hands were about 9'75'' and face 11.75'' and most of that is chin,so anyone up be he's eyes is not less that 4-5'' shorter.
6'2 said on 10/Feb/16
His afro is 3.5" well den if u divide that into sections ud have to admit to the crown of his head to nose is double that which wud be 7" which he had on 6'7 john studd who was known to wear lifts
Boss said on 10/Feb/16
Andre had bigger head, hands and feet than Big Show as Terry Todd and others have stated that have been around both men. Jt and Chaz claim Big Show's head to be 12" when Andre's head was clearly 1 or more inches longer which would make Andre's head 13" long. Andre was probably 214cm peak as he states himself in the 1971 video footage. Later in life his nephew said he would always say 2.18m when asked his height by friends and family which he was billed at in Japan before he ever came to North America.
Oanh said on 9/Feb/16
6'2 said on 7/Feb/16
He waz 7'4" his weight and injuries made him appear 6'11-7'1 all round best giant of the 20th century big show a legend aswell shud be in the hof soon

As a teenager, I used to think he was 7'4" because that's what he was billed at and I never questioned it. Well that was many years ago, and all available evidence clearly shows
he was never 7'4". He might have looked close to it with his afro grown out, and with his thick soled boots on. I do think he was a legit 7 foot tall at his peak...maybe slightly more.
Chaz said on 8/Feb/16
6'2 said on 4/Feb/16
Wat has angus mckaskill to do with andre the giant. Sometimes andre looks 6'10 other times looks close to his 7'4 billing but you can always look shorter but unless your standing on something you cant look taller so defo 7ft plus for andre by the way i know he stood on a box next to vince but looked 8ft then so dont comment on that

you can look taller if you have a 3.5'' afro and 2.5'' cowboy boots and bill other wresters taller than they are,like a 6'4'' Kamala at 6'7'' and a 6'5'' Hogan at 6'7-8'' that is just the same as the old giants standing next to 5'4'' men and saying they are 6'+ to boost there height clames.
me said on 7/Feb/16
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6'2 said on 7/Feb/16
He waz 7'4" his weight and injuries made him appear 6'11-7'1 all round best giant of the 20th century big show a legend aswell shud be in the hof soon
6'2 said on 4/Feb/16
Wat has angus mckaskill to do with andre the giant. Sometimes andre looks 6'10 other times looks close to his 7'4 billing but you can always look shorter but unless your standing on something you cant look taller so defo 7ft plus for andre by the way i know he stood on a box next to vince but looked 8ft then so dont comment on that
Kunoichi said on 4/Feb/16
Choi Hong Man received a surgery to remove brain tumors (pituitary adenoma) in 2008. Since then his body has been declining rapidly.

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Chaz said on 4/Feb/16
Kunoichi said on 1/Feb/16
There is no relationship with the height of Andre, but it is an interesting image.  Height comparison of the 7'2''Choi Hong-man and 7'3'' Curtis Johnson .
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They are experienced in the korean sumo wrestling.
I have Hong-man will appear to have been curved body for gigantism.

Looks like Hong-man is loseing 1-2'' of standing height from the kness and back
Ghost said on 3/Feb/16
There is much confusion concerning the photos of McAskill. Many claim that the famous photo of Angus with another man is actually of a giant called Jean Bihin. Click Here
Judge for yourself, the resemblence is remarkable, including the military uniform, something which McAskill has apparently never have been reported to wear.
Boss said on 3/Feb/16
Andre the Giant's head comes out 13" in all of these comparisons. All of these comparisons were done by others and every time Andre's head comes out 13" or better. We have Maurice Tillet's head being measured at 13" right in front of our eyes so hard to argue with fact.
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Boss said on 3/Feb/16
mrtguy said on 2/Feb/16
@Boss- mac's supposed 6'5'' friend doesn't look that tall, he looks no more than average in my opinion.

How doesn't he look that tall when this is the only photo we have ever seen of him? Parson Taylor is in 6'5 range and looks it with 7'9 MacAskill. Parson Taylor was one of the tallest men in Englishtown at the time next to MacAskill.
JT said on 2/Feb/16
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Chaz said on 2/Feb/16
Boss said on 1/Feb/16 I live not far from Giant MacAskills museum. He was 7'9" by the time he stopped growing. I believe he did suffer from giantism and acromegaly later because his of the fact that his hands, feet, and head never stopped growing. These photos were taken later in his life as you can see he is much larger all around.

I think Neil Fingalton if the tallest none Acromegalic giant,even if MacAskill was 7'9''
mrtguy said on 2/Feb/16
@Boss- mac's supposed 6'5'' friend doesn't look that tall, he looks no more than average in my opinion.
6'2 said on 2/Feb/16
Still think he peaked at 218cm nothing under 214.late 80s early 90s 210-212
Kunoichi said on 1/Feb/16
There is no relationship with the height of Andre, but it is an interesting image.  Height comparison of the 7'2''Choi Hong-man and 7'3'' Curtis Johnson .
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They are experienced in the korean sumo wrestling.
I have Hong-man will appear to have been curved body for gigantism.
Chaz said on 1/Feb/16
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 28/Jan/16
@Chaz
Gorilla was listed as 6'6 but his peak was more like 6'4 and 6'3-6'4 during the 80's-90's

that is 1976 and he's 2'' shorter and If Joe Bugger is only the 6'3.5'' he was Billed in the fight with wepner he could be only 6'4.5'' because there is no more than 1'' between them,and even if wepner is 6'5'' has he clamed that makes Monsoon 6'3'' peak.
Boss said on 1/Feb/16
mrtguy said on 27/Jan/16
I think MacAskill may have even been shorter, by shorter I mean much than his supposed height of 7'9'' Click Here

Click Here I don't believe he's 7'9'' or 400 LBS, If you want to see how big that really is just google Igor Vovkovinskiy.

The guy in this early photo of Giant MacAskill is Parson Taylor MacAskill's 6'5" friend.
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I live not far from Giant MacAskills museum. He was 7'9" by the time he stopped growing. I believe he did suffer from giantism and acromegaly later because his of the fact that his hands, feet, and head never stopped growing. These photos were taken later in his life as you can see he is much larger all around.
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Chaz said on 28/Jan/16
mrtguy said on 27/Jan/16
I think MacAskill may have even been shorter, by shorter I mean much than his supposed height of 7'9'' Click Here

Click Here I don't believe he's 7'9'' or 400 LBS, If you want to see how big that really is just google Igor Vovkovinskiy.

I have always had my dout's about MacAskill not only of him being 7'9'' but allso about him being the tallest non-pathological giant,for a start he never stoped growing in height till he was over 25 and he;s hands never stoped growing at all, and some said he was only 7'4''
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 28/Jan/16
@Chaz
Gorilla was listed as 6'6 but his peak was more like 6'4 and 6'3-6'4 during the 80's-90's
Knoichi said on 28/Jan/16
Andre and Bruiser Brody , St. Louis in 1981.
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Chaz said on 27/Jan/16
anything over 6'9.5''-6'10'' evening is rubish he's not got much more than 4'' on 6'5''ish Wenper Click Here and we can see Gorilla Monsoon was never any 6'5'' he's a good bit shorter than wepner.
mrtguy said on 27/Jan/16
I think MacAskill may have even been shorter, by shorter I mean much than his supposed height of 7'9'' Click Here

Click Here I don't believe he's 7'9'' or 400 LBS, If you want to see how big that really is just google Igor Vovkovinskiy.
Capt. Nobody said on 26/Jan/16
JT said on 21/Jan/16
When Andre and Tenta are about the same distance from the camera Click Here Tenta's posture is better and Andre has his Munster orthopedic shoes on. Andre wasn't all that much taller than ~6'4" Big Bossman around a month earlier so he was probably 6'9"ish by this time Click Here

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Capt. Nobody said on 26/Jan/16
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 21/Jan/16
@Boss said on 20/Jan/16
There is something wrong with your pics.Andre from 1991 is looking taller than a Big Show from 1996 in a match with John Tenta(Earthquake):
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The argument at one point turned into Andre not losing any REAL height, just his posture on average got worse. Also, in regards to those shots, Andre for once isn't on the short end of the shoe battle. Nothing wrong here.
mrtguy said on 26/Jan/16
Click Here Rob, can you agree Angus MacAskill is 2'' shorter than Andre??
Editor Rob: if that was a real photo of him then you would say he was miles from being 7ft 9
mrtguy said on 26/Jan/16
JT said on 25/Jan/16
This Click Here has as much value as this Click Here

Get him in front of a live audience and it’s not quite so impressive Click Here Bill Watts looked around 6’3”.


I don't see Big Mac at 7'9'' probably closer to 6'10'', the gentleman next to him looks no more than average. Click Here
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 26/Jan/16
@JT said on 25/Jan/16
The guy must be stand in something or Andre is in Bare and he is in shoes or is taller than 6'3 because 6'3 guys reach the mouth area of Andre
Dustin said on 25/Jan/16
In the 89 Hillbilly Jim photos, when Andre was not at his peak, he was clearly at least 6'11". His height looks to change dramatically depending on his posture. He was never 7'4"... 7'1"-6'11" are the only heights that are acceptable in my book. Maybe 6'10.5 at the very end of his life
Chaz said on 25/Jan/16
conjj said on 25/Jan/16
Jesus Christ to hear some of you talk you'd think Andre was 6'4 and some change!!! You buy Melzers claim of 6'9 3/4 like its gospel. Until that blowhard comes up with more concrete facts besides just hearsay "he talked to a guy who knew a guys cousin who dated his third cousin who saw Andre measured" I'm not buying. Do I think Andre was 7'4? No. 7'1? Maybe in boots. I'm not accepting anyrhing less than 6'10.5.

Even if he was measured at 6'9.75'' that don't mean anything for all we know it was taken in the evening,Chris Greener was measured at 7'6.68''in the morning and only 7'4.9'' in the evening,Muhanmed Channa was measured at 7'8'' in the morning and only 7'6.75''in the evening, Andre could have been 6'11'' in the morning,so your height of 6'10.5'' could be right for he's avarage height over the day,
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JT said on 25/Jan/16
This Click Here has as much value as this Click Here

Get him in front of a live audience and it’s not quite so impressive Click Here Bill Watts looked around 6’3”.
Iconjj said on 25/Jan/16
Jesus Christ to hear some of you talk you'd think Andre was 6'4 and some change!!! You buy Melzers claim of 6'9 3/4 like its gospel. Until that blowhard comes up with more concrete facts besides just hearsay "he talked to a guy who knew a guys cousin who dated his third cousin who saw Andre measured" I'm not buying. Do I think Andre was 7'4? No. 7'1? Maybe in boots. I'm not accepting anyrhing less than 6'10.5.
mrtguy said on 24/Jan/16
straightahead said on 23/Jan/16
JT, why do you using "6'4 Bossman" as some kinda reference? the man was shorter than the 6'3 Ottman... "6'2 bossman" is closer to the truth.

mrtguy, 6'0 tops Backlund looked taller next to Andre than what your claimed 6'2 Todd did...

Did you not the see the 2nd pic I posted Terry Todd next to Mark Henry their the same height, what now your going to say Mark Henry is 6'0'' too
LeroyT said on 23/Jan/16
Andre and Hillbilly Jim stare down.

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straightahead said on 23/Jan/16
JT, why do you using "6'4 Bossman" as some kinda reference? the man was shorter than the 6'3 Ottman... "6'2 bossman" is closer to the truth.

mrtguy, 6'0 tops Backlund looked taller next to Andre than what your claimed 6'2 Todd did...
Oanh said on 23/Jan/16
mrtguy said on 23/Jan/16
Terry Todd 6'2'' next to Andre Click Here here's further proof that Todd is 6'2'' Click Here

Great photographic evidence of a prime Andre standing 7'0
mrtguy said on 23/Jan/16
Terry Todd 6'2'' next to Andre Click Here here's further proof that Todd is 6'2'' Click Here
mrtguy said on 23/Jan/16
Boss said on 5/Jan/16
mrtguy said on 3/Jan/16
Mark Henry, Big Show and of course Andre have broad shoulders Click Here

Thanks mrtguy. So scroll down the article and find this. Pathetic. How could anyone take this guy serious. He used to the work of quote the work of a jackass like Dave Meltzer like it was the bible. Trying to tell Terry Todd how much bigger the Big Show was than Andre and Todd shoots him down on height, hands, and feet size. Thanks to Terry Todd for making me laugh my ass off.



@Boss I still can't believe, JT thinks even a peak Andre was 6'10'' lol Click Here
Boss said on 22/Jan/16
The Earthquake pics are the only time on that whole segment where Andre actually straightens his posture which was horrible from the 80's on. Andre was never under 6'10 in his entire adult life was 7' or so peak height. If the 6'10 peak Andre clan is right then why after all these years does Andre get the 7' listing here. We know he lost height and was measured at 6'10 when he passed on in 1993 and the actual number was 6' 10.75" because the crematorium could accommodate a 6'10" man.
JT said on 21/Jan/16
When Andre and Tenta are about the same distance from the camera Click Here Tenta's posture is better and Andre has his Munster orthopedic shoes on. Andre wasn't all that much taller than ~6'4" Big Bossman around a month earlier so he was probably 6'9"ish by this time Click Here
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 21/Jan/16
@Boss said on 20/Jan/16
There is something wrong with your pics.Andre from 1991 is looking taller than a Big Show from 1996 in a match with John Tenta(Earthquake):
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Boss said on 20/Jan/16
Hillbilly Jim was roughly same height as Earthquake in their backstage pic together. Hogan was slightly taller than Hillbilly Jim who is listed as 6'5.5" here and looks it. A 22 year old Earthquake John Tenta was measured for sumo wrestling at 6'5.75" so 6'6" peak is possible. Earthquake add 1-1.25" for boots Click Here
and you have a 6'7 or more guy in ring gear. Hogan and Earthquake were roughly same height.

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Boss said on 20/Jan/16
Andre with Earthquake and The Giant with Earthquake.
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Boss said on 20/Jan/16
Andre with head up and good posture. Pretty big difference.

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mrtguy said on 20/Jan/16
I even wonder how Andre will look next to MacAskill?
Kunoichi said on 20/Jan/16
Young Andre in JAPAN.
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mrtguy said on 20/Jan/16
Rob, this isn't about Andre, but however do you believe Angus MacAskill really is 7'9''?
Boss said on 19/Jan/16
Andre's posture was really poor. Here in 1991 with Earthquake John Tenta. When Andre straightens his posture he is a couple inches taller than with his usually relaxed posture.
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Andre and Mean Gene. Look at the height Andre gains by just standing tall.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/16
Some guys insist he was up to 7ft4-5!
Chaz said on 17/Jan/16
Click Here not seen Haystacks like this befor in leotard standing upright and befor 1976, the other guy is billed at 6' and 26st, even if the guy is only 5'9'' Haystacks looks well over 6'7''
mrtguy said on 17/Jan/16
Rob, with all the respect why does Andre get a full 7 ft listing not Big Show?
Editor Rob: I do give Big Show a peak 7ft and think he has lost height by now...like Andre lost height
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 13/Jan/16
Chaz said on 12/Jan/16
I don't think Hogan was under 6'5
Uncle Elmer was billed at 6'10
Andre was easily taller and had a bad posture aswell.Both man weighted more than 200kg
Chaz said on 12/Jan/16
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 9/Jan/16
Andre with 6ft 6 Hogan and Minimum 6'7 Uncle Elmer
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Obs:Hogan is wearing cowboy Boots and both Andre and Uncle are with bad posture
Andre here looks at least 6'11 possible more in 1985

lol Elmer was taller than 6'7'' he was almost as tall as Andre standing upright and Hogan was never 6'6'' if you want a 6'6'' Hogan you need a 6'6'' Kamala,John Quinn and Pat Roach and not one of them said they were over 6'4.5''.
Oanh said on 11/Jan/16
Rob, do you think the guy with the huge hands are as big as Andre's were? They look pretty close in size, but I think Andre's look longer.
Editor Rob: he does have very large hands, probably need to measure them to see if Andre's were bigger.
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 9/Jan/16
Andre with 6ft 6 Hogan and Minimum 6'7 Uncle Elmer
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Obs:Hogan is wearing cowboy Boots and both Andre and Uncle are with bad posture
Andre here looks at least 6'11 possible more in 1985
Nathan Grantham said on 9/Jan/16
Andre left this guy his hands in his will Click Here Click Here

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62B said on 7/Jan/16
Logic said on 5/Jan/16
mrtguy said on 3/Jan/16
Mark Henry, Big Show and of course Andre have broad shoulders.
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I noticed on that website down in the reply section in Terry Todd's reply back to JT dated July 12, 2010 he said that he had taken a few photos with Andre backstage at a wrestling event and that Andre was so large in person that he looked "inhuman". Todd also said in his reply that Andre was a good 7' tall and that his hands and feet were larger than Paul Wight's (the Big Show).

I would love to see those backstage photos that Terry Todd claims to have taken with Andre at that wrestling event.
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mrtguy said on 6/Jan/16
JT said on 2/Jan/16

If Don Slatton was billed at 6’5”, he was probably 6’3” range. I’ve read that Max Palmer was as low as 7’4” but really don’t know what his true height was. IIRC he was listed as 7’7” or 7’8” in high school but as you can see he was not that height even on his tippy toes. Click Here Sun Ming Ming is about 7’9”, Wilt measured 6’11.5” in high school, and Big Show probably around 7’0” here in high school (although he claimed 7’1” at age 18). Maybe it’s the camera angle or maybe Palmer had a growth spurt after high school but if he was truly 7'7" in high school he should be able to come closer to the rim than that when on his toes.
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YG said on 6/Jan/16
JT, Click Here If Big Show is supposedly 7'1'', when he was 18 years old in that pic, how tall would you say Sultan Kosen was back then when he was 16 years old at that time?
Boss said on 5/Jan/16
mrtguy said on 3/Jan/16
Mark Henry, Big Show and of course Andre have broad shoulders Click Here

Thanks mrtguy. So scroll down the article and find this. Pathetic. How could anyone take this guy serious. He used to the work of quote the work of a jackass like Dave Meltzer like it was the bible. Trying to tell Terry Todd how much bigger the Big Show was than Andre and Todd shoots him down on height, hands, and feet size. Thanks to Terry Todd for making me laugh my ass off.


JT, May 29, 2010:
Dr. Todd,

If you have the opportunity, your getting some shoulder, wrist and hand measurements of Paul Wight (wrestler Big Show) could be revealing. He’s probably close to Mark Henry’s width.
Wight back in 1999-2000 was arguably wider than he is now. His hands are also about as wide as Andre the Giant’s were but not as long. Like Wight and Andre, Dalip Singh (wrestler Great Khali) has a huge frame and hands as well due to acromegaly/gigantism and is the tallest of the three.

A shoulder measurement of Dwight Howard sounds interesting but would probably be disappointing. With television screens now in the 16:9 format, everyone looks wider than they really are. If you switch the screen to the old 4:3 format, Howard still looks wide but not quite as impressive. His square (rather than sloped) shoulders and narrow waist also add to the illusion of width. At a legit 6’10”, he’s still a remarkable athlete.

I really enjoyed your SI article about Andre the Giant. As Andre has since passed away, can you share some insight on his real height and overall size? After factoring in the afro and cowboy boots that he almost always wore outside the ring, my best guess is that he was actually closer to 6’10” and probably around 425-450 lbs. when you interviewed him. Wight is roughly 7’0” (he was listed as 7’1” as a center for Wichita State) and generally looks at least 2 inches taller when standing next to the same people that Andre did (or when standing next to persons of the same height that Andre did). Thanks!

terry todd, July 12, 2010:
JT,

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

I agree with your general points about Howard, although he’s so much wider than almost all of the other NBA big men that his measurement would be interesting to see–although not up in the Henry, Williams, and Show category. As for Andre’s height, he was a good 7′ early in his career, and maybe a bit more, but age, a terrible back, and gravity brought him “down” a peg or two. I saw him on several occasions when he weighed over 500 pounds, but I also saw him in Georgia shortly after he cam down from Canada and I suspect he was within 15 pounds of 400, one way or the other. This was about 40 years ago; I went backstage to meet him, interview him, and take a few photos with him. I still recall how “inhuman” he looked and how amazingly agile he was. For example, at one point in the match he ran across the ring, jumped over the top rope, caught the top rope in one hand for control as he went over, and landed on the floor just outside the ring.
Boss said on 5/Jan/16
mrtguy said on 3/Jan/16
Mark Henry, Big Show and of course Andre have broad shoulders Click Here

Thanks mrtguy. So scroll down the article and find this. Pathetic. How could anyone take this guy serious. He used to the work of quote the work of a jackass like Dave Meltzer like it was the bible. Trying to tell Terry Todd how much bigger the Big Show was than Andre and Todd shoots him down on height, hands, and feet size. Thanks to Terry Todd for making me laugh my ass off.


JT, May 29, 2010:
Dr. Todd,

If you have the opportunity, your getting some shoulder, wrist and hand measurements of Paul Wight (wrestler Big Show) could be revealing. He’s probably close to Mark Henry’s width.
Wight back in 1999-2000 was arguably wider than he is now. His hands are also about as wide as Andre the Giant’s were but not as long. Like Wight and Andre, Dalip Singh (wrestler Great Khali) has a huge frame and hands as well due to acromegaly/gigantism and is the tallest of the three.

A shoulder measurement of Dwight Howard sounds interesting but would probably be disappointing. With television screens now in the 16:9 format, everyone looks wider than they really are. If you switch the screen to the old 4:3 format, Howard still looks wide but not quite as impressive. His square (rather than sloped) shoulders and narrow waist also add to the illusion of width. At a legit 6’10”, he’s still a remarkable athlete.

I really enjoyed your SI article about Andre the Giant. As Andre has since passed away, can you share some insight on his real height and overall size? After factoring in the afro and cowboy boots that he almost always wore outside the ring, my best guess is that he was actually closer to 6’10” and probably around 425-450 lbs. when you interviewed him. Wight is roughly 7’0” (he was listed as 7’1” as a center for Wichita State) and generally looks at least 2 inches taller when standing next to the same people that Andre did (or when standing next to persons of the same height that Andre did). Thanks!

terry todd, July 12, 2010:
JT,

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

I agree with your general points about Howard, although he’s so much wider than almost all of the other NBA big men that his measurement would be interesting to see–although not up in the Henry, Williams, and Show category. As for Andre’s height, he was a good 7′ early in his career, and maybe a bit more, but age, a terrible back, and gravity brought him “down” a peg or two. I saw him on several occasions when he weighed over 500 pounds, but I also saw him in Georgia shortly after he cam down from Canada and I suspect he was within 15 pounds of 400, one way or the other. This was about 40 years ago; I went backstage to meet him, interview him, and take a few photos with him. I still recall how “inhuman” he looked and how amazingly agile he was. For example, at one point in the match he ran across the ring, jumped over the top rope, caught the top rope in one hand for control as he went over, and landed on the floor just outside the ring.
iconjj said on 5/Jan/16
Andres hand is right at 10 inches give or take...Chris measured a scan and sent me a copy of the pic a while back...Gene's head is normal range between 9.5/9.75 in that photo comparison...Yes I can post the photo can't get into photobucket on my phone to upload it...one step closer to that head measurement...we get that and height measurement is a no brainer.
Capt. Nobody said on 5/Jan/16
RoelC said on 3/Jan/16
If Andre's hands are 10.5" long, Mean Gene's head must be over 10" long aswell.
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So, 1 of 4 things is happening here:

1. Nathan isn't telling the truth.
2. The Baylor people he talked to aren't, or they measured incorrectly. Along with the Japanese newspaper shot being incorrect.
3. The picture comparisons above aren't precise enough.
4. Andres hand was larger the day he had it casted, or the cast isn't genuine.


Lets deal with number 3 considering the others can't really be proved or disproved. Although I personally don't doubt you Nathan.

Now, depending on which shots are chosen, and the angle involved discrepancies can occur. And since we are literally talking about a difference in the range of a 1/2 inch any discrepancy is huge. In the shot with his hand next to Genes head, there is a bit of horizontal height being gained on Gene.

Here is a shot of Andre putting his hand right on Genes face and even with his fingers curled over it appears from this angle to be about the same height as Genes head:

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The only shot I could find where Genes head is level with the camera, Andre's hand is angling slightly forward as evidenced by the fact that Andre's index finger appears to be the same length of his middle finger at this angle.

However, I noticed Andre's index finger appeared fairly straight, so in using the ring on his index finger for horizontal scale reference, and his index finger as a vertical reference you can kind of adjust what his hand from your shot above would be like next to one where Gene's head is more flat and vertically accurate. Now his fingers are more in a correct height scale relative to one another. You could also just obviously take his index finger in the shot and add on whatever necessary length needed to match his middle finger.


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As for the hand shot, it's difficult to see who's hand is where. It actually looks like Andres hand is in front of Genes there. I can't tell. But, if side by side with little scaling issues involved, assuming Gene to have around average hand length you are looking at a larger than 9.5 inch hand in that comparison and more in the range of a bit over 10 inches.
Chaz said on 5/Jan/16
JT said on 2/Jan/16

If Don Slatton was billed at 6’5”, he was probably 6’3” range. I’ve read that Max Palmer was as low as 7’4” but really don’t know what his true height was. IIRC he was listed as 7’7” or 7’8” in high school but as you can see he was not that height even on his tippy toes. Click Here Sun Ming Ming is about 7’9”, Wilt measured 6’11.5” in high school, and Big Show probably around 7’0” here in high school (although he claimed 7’1” at age 18). Maybe it’s the camera angle or maybe Palmer had a growth spurt after high school but if he was truly 7'7" in high school he should be able to come closer to the rim than that when on his toes.

It's hard to say,but if Slatton is about 6'3'' then the 7'4-5'' looks more likely, he's clearly taller than every wrestler except Gonzalez,

I notice Wilt's arms are much longer than Big Show's,he can only just reach the net,were Wilt is up were it gets wider.
Logic said on 5/Jan/16
mrtguy said on 3/Jan/16
Mark Henry, Big Show and of course Andre have broad shoulders.
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I noticed on that website down in the reply section in Terry Todd's reply back to JT dated July 12, 2010 he said that he had taken a few photos with Andre backstage at a wrestling event and that Andre was so large in person that he looked "inhuman". Todd also said in his reply that Andre was a good 7' tall and that his hands and feet were larger than Paul Wight's (the Big Show).

I would love to see those backstage photos that Terry Todd claims to have taken with Andre at that wrestling event.
Chaz said on 5/Jan/16
mrtguy said on 3/Jan/16
Mark Henry, Big Show and of course Andre have broad shoulders Click Here

Click Here Rick Brown had 35.5'' shouders at 5'11'' and 420lbs he allso had real 25.5'' arms just look how wide he is next to 295lbs Jon Pal Sigmarsson,
Danimal176 said on 4/Jan/16
Oanh said on 2/Jan/16
Rob, how much height do you think Andre lost from his peak height of 7' to his height in 1993?
I believe he was no less than 6'10" at the end.
Editor Rob: near 2 inches possibly.

Remember Rob, he was only 46 years old when he died. About the same age Big Show is today, who I personally believe has lost the same amount of height as Andre did.
Capt. Nobody said on 4/Jan/16
Chaz said on 2/Jan/16
Boss said on 1/Jan/16
Andre's heels were 2". Here they are with a being measured at 2".

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Yer and they realy are the same boots and size 28 lol if he took size 28 then Giant Haystacks must of been 10 size out when he said he took a UK size 16 US 17 and ment size 27.

And why we are talking about big men sinking down in the ring, how much more would Haystacks sink? he was Nash and Mane's weight put together,I have never heard so much rubish,it would only make a big differance if one was around the side of the ring and one in the middle,not standing next to each other under the ring are big sheets of ply wood you would both sink the same.even if one of you was 46st like Haystacks and one 30st like Big Show when they were in the WCW.

and the only overwhelming evidence I have seen over the last few years all comes from JT showing a 6'10''ish Andre time after time.

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It depends on where the springs under the ring were and yes, springs will react differently to weight, I've seen it with about as perfectly a flat angle as possible from the front row, dead center.

Also there is the padding on top to consider. Look at Andres foot towards the camera in this shot. Notice the sinkage. Even the ring is bending towards him from both ends if you follow the angle of the outer frame of the ring. Now even if that isn't do to Andres weight it is a sign that the ring surface isn't entirely flat and I know from my experience it usually isn't.

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62B said on 4/Jan/16
Even in your second comparison with Bruno where its more head on, Andre is slightly leaning down resting his arm on Bruno's shoulder, Wights head is still tilted higher than Andres, Old Bruno with Wight is likely shorter than the young Bruno with Andre, and Wight at that point in his career was usually wearing very thick boots. I guess I don't see there being more than 1/4" difference between the two.
Nathan Grantham said on 4/Jan/16
Chaz, Andre's gargantuan hands were AT LEAST 10.5" from palm to middle finger, refute that with the people at Baylor. All giants have large mitts in the range of 10.5 - 11.5".with Wadlow's hands being the largest in human history at 13"
Anyway, wanted to post something on an obscure movie giant named John Bloom, he is billed anywhere from 7'4" - 8'2". The 8'2" is ludicrous and even 7'4" seems a stretch Click Here
Any thoughts?
62B said on 4/Jan/16
JT said on 2/Jan/16
Chaz, there is a general correlation between height and hand length but I don’t think one is highly predictive of the other.

I was measured a few months ago on a stadiometer at my doctor's office (first time in 30+ years) at 6’5”, which was a little taller than I thought I was based on measuring myself in a door frame per Rob’s method. my hand measures a little under 8.5” from the first crease where the wrist bends to the tip of the middle finger. Click Here My hand is wide but the length may even be sub-average for my height as my fingers are pretty short. Michael Jordan’s only 6’5” but has a reported hand length of 9.75”, or basically the same length as Andre’s since he has really long fingers.

If Don Slatton was billed at 6’5”, he was probably 6’3” range. I’ve read that Max Palmer was as low as 7’4” but really don’t know what his true height was. IIRC he was listed as 7’7” or 7’8” in high school but as you can see he was not that height even on his tippy toes. Click Here Sun Ming Ming is about 7’9”, Wilt measured 6’11.5” in high school, and Big Show probably around 7’0” here in high school (although he claimed 7’1” at age 18). Maybe it’s the camera angle or maybe Palmer had a growth spurt after high school but if he was truly 7'7" in high school he should be able to come closer to the rim than that when on his toes.


62B said on 1/Jan/16
When searching for Andre pictures you almost always find this comparison picture. Click Here I'm not sure how anyone can come to the conclusion that Paul Wight was any taller than Andre.

What you are not considering is that the camera angle heavily angle favors Andre, which is pretty obvious when you then compare that shot to a straight on shot of Andre and Bruno Click Here Click Here Look at a straight on shot of John Wooden, who was around Bruno's height of 5'10", and Bill Walton (close to 7'1" here) and Swen Nater at around 6'11" Click Here and ask how Andre could have ever hit 7'0" w/o his custom-made footwear since he never had more than a head size on 5'10" guys.
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I guess I don't see a camera angle "heavily" favoring Andre. I see Wight and old Bruno standing straight in their pic. I see Andre leaning slightly forwards resting his arm on a younger Bruno. Wights head is lifted up while Andres is slightly down, Wights boots probably had more lift than Andres and a young Bruno is likely slightly taller than an old Bruno. I'd really like to try and meet Wight, so I could compare for my self.
mrtguy said on 4/Jan/16
JT said on 2/Jan/16
If Don Slatton was billed at 6’5”, he was probably 6’3” range. I’ve read that Max Palmer was as low as 7’4” but really don’t know what his true height was. IIRC he was listed as 7’7” or 7’8” in high school but as you can see he was not that height even on his tippy toes. Click Here Sun Ming Ming is about 7’9”, Wilt measured 6’11.5” in high school, and Big Show probably around 7’0” here in high school (although he claimed 7’1” at age 18). Maybe it’s the camera angle or maybe Palmer had a growth spurt after high school but if he was truly 7'7" in high school he should be able to come closer to the rim than that when on his toes.
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Here's a comparison I've made, certainly not the best as yours, but if Big Show was 7'1'' ( as he claimed when he was 18) how tall would you Sultan Kosen at 16 years old looks there?
RoelC said on 3/Jan/16
If Andre's hands are 10.5" long, Mean Gene's head must be over 10" long aswell.
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And Mean Gene's hands are over 8" long aswell if Andre's are 10.5" long.
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mrtguy said on 3/Jan/16
Mark Henry, Big Show and of course Andre have broad shoulders Click Here
Capt. Nobody said on 2/Jan/16
Nathan Grantham said on 1/Jan/16
I was told about the dimensions of the Andre hand cast by a curator at Baylor around 3 years ago. I made certain they understood I wanted the base of palm to tip of middle finger measurement and not the entire length of the artifact as the cast included a portion of Andre's wrist as well. They graciously accommodated my request and got back to me within a few days with the 10.5" figure. The curator commented about the enormity of the cast.

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Logic said on 2/Jan/16
I wasn't sure where to post this photo. But since John Studd is sometimes mentioned on Andre's page I thought that I would just post it here.

John Studd standing with former President George W. Bush and his dad, former President George H. Bush.


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Rob has George W.'s height listed at 5'11". And according to his office medical records he was measured at 5'11.75" and 5'11.5". So, apparently George W was at least 5'11" and possibly as tall as 5'11.75."
JT said on 2/Jan/16
Chaz, there is a general correlation between height and hand length but I don’t think one is highly predictive of the other.

I was measured a few months ago on a stadiometer at my doctor's office (first time in 30+ years) at 6’5”, which was a little taller than I thought I was based on measuring myself in a door frame per Rob’s method. my hand measures a little under 8.5” from the first crease where the wrist bends to the tip of the middle finger. Click Here My hand is wide but the length may even be sub-average for my height as my fingers are pretty short. Michael Jordan’s only 6’5” but has a reported hand length of 9.75”, or basically the same length as Andre’s since he has really long fingers.

If Don Slatton was billed at 6’5”, he was probably 6’3” range. I’ve read that Max Palmer was as low as 7’4” but really don’t know what his true height was. IIRC he was listed as 7’7” or 7’8” in high school but as you can see he was not that height even on his tippy toes. Click Here Sun Ming Ming is about 7’9”, Wilt measured 6’11.5” in high school, and Big Show probably around 7’0” here in high school (although he claimed 7’1” at age 18). Maybe it’s the camera angle or maybe Palmer had a growth spurt after high school but if he was truly 7'7" in high school he should be able to come closer to the rim than that when on his toes.


62B said on 1/Jan/16
When searching for Andre pictures you almost always find this comparison picture. Click Here I'm not sure how anyone can come to the conclusion that Paul Wight was any taller than Andre.

What you are not considering is that the camera angle heavily angle favors Andre, which is pretty obvious when you then compare that shot to a straight on shot of Andre and Bruno Click Here Click Here Look at a straight on shot of John Wooden, who was around Bruno's height of 5'10", and Bill Walton (close to 7'1" here) and Swen Nater at around 6'11" Click Here and ask how Andre could have ever hit 7'0" w/o his custom-made footwear since he never had more than a head size on 5'10" guys.
Boss said on 2/Jan/16
Andre and Hulk 1980. Hulk has footware advantage and better posture. Andre looks taller than in 1987 compared to Hulk.
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Oanh said on 2/Jan/16
Rob, how much height do you think Andre lost from his peak height of 7' to his height in 1993?
I believe he was no less than 6'10" at the end.
Editor Rob: near 2 inches possibly.
Chaz said on 2/Jan/16
Boss said on 1/Jan/16
Andre's heels were 2". Here they are with a being measured at 2".

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Yer and they realy are the same boots and size 28 lol if he took size 28 then Giant Haystacks must of been 10 size out when he said he took a UK size 16 US 17 and ment size 27.

And why we are talking about big men sinking down in the ring, how much more would Haystacks sink? he was Nash and Mane's weight put together,I have never heard so much rubish,it would only make a big differance if one was around the side of the ring and one in the middle,not standing next to each other under the ring are big sheets of ply wood you would both sink the same.even if one of you was 46st like Haystacks and one 30st like Big Show when they were in the WCW.

and the only overwhelming evidence I have seen over the last few years all comes from JT showing a 6'10''ish Andre time after time.
Capt. Nobody said on 1/Jan/16
Iconjj said on 31/Dec/15
Chaz some of your points I agree with and then there's the rest of the time where I think you live in fantasy land. You work as hard at downgrading Andre as some do overexaggerating him. 2 inches or not, any leg spreading Mane may be doing is nullifed by Andres horrible posture. I have never seen any difference between Nash and mane in height plus you have to take into consideration weight; nash and mane are similar weight whereas Andre is going to sink into the mat more due to his weight. I'm gonna smash this head size debate into the ground as well that's my next goal...Thank you good Capt. for the props we're just here for the facts no propaganda.

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No problem. I just hate to see such overwhelming evidence being discarded. And yes, the ring photos always have to be taken with weight in mind. I still go back to a match I had front row seats at and the ring literally curved wherever Mabel was. He was wrestling Bam Bam Bigelow and the difference in how the ring reacted to each was noticeable. And Bam Bam was huge himself!
Capt. Nobody said on 1/Jan/16
Chaz said on 1/Jan/16
Boss said on 30/Dec/15
Andre had 2" standard heeled cowboy boots with 2" heel which equals a 1.8" height boost. His wrestling boots were .5" and
Big Show's are 1.5" so 1" advantage to Show. Andre in cowboy boots and Big Show in wrestling gear would be .3" advantage to Andre.


your talking rubish 2'' lol we have seen them close up, do you think a size 18 hand made boots would have same heel as a Standad size 10? Even Mohammad Channa's size UK 22 sandels had a 2'' sole because he was measured 7'10'' in them,7'8''barefoot and they are nothing like Andre's heels.I think they are neara 3'' but giving him some slack.


Capt. Nobody said on 30/Dec/15 10.5" would be right in line with the measurement that Japanese wrestling magazine showed. So right now were in between 9.5" and 10.5". At least it's getting there.

So you think Andre's hands look as long as Kosen? No wonder you think Andre looks 7'

And stand in front of a mirror,with your feet together and hands by your side.then look at a spot were you can see your height ,now pull your arms back like Mane and put your feet wide apart,now as the penny droped?

And the book is not wide enough,to make much differance for the hand being slghtly to the side,or Diagonal as Boss likes to say,use a bit of paper and try it even if you move your hand 2'' left or right you only lose 3/16'' from the mid point making it still under 10''.

Any more excuse for Andre's lack of height?

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I recreated the shot with Andre and Mane and I'm glad you had me do that because it was very informative.

In Manes position with someone holding my arms back, the same head position, and the same width of feet I lost a bit less than .5"

Now, in Andre's position with one foot backward a bit and knees slightly bent I lost 1-1.25". Andre is easily losing more height in his position than Mane. That's also with his head down and not up like Mane.

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Andre head up following all the basic rules. Head up, relative nose to eye level is common. This isn't even with lower leg straightness in effect, it's just to show head up position.

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Just a quickie of Andre with straight legs. The camera angles aren't perfect on this one but his head is the exact same scale in between images.
Chaz said on 1/Jan/16
JT said on 30/Dec/15
Andre and wrestler Don Slatton Click Here Slatton was supposedly billed in wrestling at 6’5” Slatton and Max Palmer and a rough comparison with Andre Click Here Not sure if Palmer was ever officially measured but he’s generally listed at 7’7" and was definitely a huge guy. Click Here Click Here Jerry Lewis was probably 5'10"ish.

Even if Slatton is 6'5'' Andre is clearly under 7' there ,I have seen Palmer listed as low as 7'5'' what ever the truth Slatton is way under he's chin,over 2''.if you use that photo of Nash with that black 7'5'' guy you may be able to work out if Palmer is taller,
Nathan Grantham said on 1/Jan/16
I was told about the dimensions of the Andre hand cast by a curator at Baylor around 3 years ago. I made certain they understood I wanted the base of palm to tip of middle finger measurement and not the entire length of the artifact as the cast included a portion of Andre's wrist as well. They graciously accommodated my request and got back to me within a few days with the 10.5" figure. The curator commented about the enormity of the cast.
Boss said on 1/Jan/16
Andre's heels were 2". Here they are with a being measured at 2".

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62B said on 1/Jan/16
When searching for Andre pictures you almost always find this comparison picture. Click Here I'm not sure how anyone can come to the conclusion that Paul Wight was any taller than Andre.
Chaz said on 1/Jan/16
62B said on 31/Dec/15While it does sound good to say that a taller person will have larger hands than a short person, you cant really assign or generalize a hand size with height like you are wanting to do Chaz. A good example of why you can't is you have Russel Wilson who is 5'11" with hands measured at 10 1/4" and Daunte Culpepper who was listed at 6'4" with 9 1/2" measured hands. Granted I'm sue their hands were measured from thumb to pinky and not palm to tip of middle finger, but Wilson being 5" shorter than Culpepper still has the larger hands. Click Here

Yes they are talking thumb to little finger,if you go on youtube you will find Strong man Mark Filex mearsureing he's at 10.5'' he's hands are huge for a 6'3'' man,I would think Andre's would be over 11'' that way,

The mesurements I am useing are from Black's Medical dictionary I have a 1983 copy,and you measure palm up from the first long crease on the wrist,NOT THE ONE IN LINE WITH THE BONE ON THE BACK OF THE WRIST,nera the palm,that is what Guinness are useing,there is a graph in the book giving you estimated heights from hand lengh going from 150cm-200cm,but it can't be used on Andre's hands because he was Acromegalic,but someone with 19cm hands like me is estimated to be between 176-180 I am 179cm and someone with 21cm Hands 190cm-194cm.
Chaz said on 1/Jan/16
Boss said on 30/Dec/15
Andre had 2" standard heeled cowboy boots with 2" heel which equals a 1.8" height boost. His wrestling boots were .5" and
Big Show's are 1.5" so 1" advantage to Show. Andre in cowboy boots and Big Show in wrestling gear would be .3" advantage to Andre.


your talking rubish 2'' lol we have seen them close up, do you think a size 18 hand made boots would have same heel as a Standad size 10? Even Mohammad Channa's size UK 22 sandels had a 2'' sole because he was measured 7'10'' in them,7'8''barefoot and they are nothing like Andre's heels.I think they are neara 3'' but giving him some slack.


Capt. Nobody said on 30/Dec/15 10.5" would be right in line with the measurement that Japanese wrestling magazine showed. So right now were in between 9.5" and 10.5". At least it's getting there.

So you think Andre's hands look as long as Kosen? No wonder you think Andre looks 7'

And stand in front of a mirror,with your feet together and hands by your side.then look at a spot were you can see your height ,now pull your arms back like Mane and put your feet wide apart,now as the penny droped?

And the book is not wide enough,to make much differance for the hand being slghtly to the side,or Diagonal as Boss likes to say,use a bit of paper and try it even if you move your hand 2'' left or right you only lose 3/16'' from the mid point making it still under 10''.

Any more excuse for Andre's lack of height?
62B said on 31/Dec/15
Chaz said on 30/Dec/15
Nathan Grantham said on 29/Dec/15
At the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, there is a bronze cast of Andre's massive hands on display. Click Here These hands are 10.5" from base of palm to tip of middle finger. Andre's head, hands and feet were large even for his height. Take a good look Click Here those other hands are at least 7.75 - 8"

you have no clue how long those hands are,I am 5'10.5'' and my hands are just under 7.5'' they would need to be over 6'1''to have 8'' hands, and we have TJ hands on the same magazine and he's got just under 8.5'' hands which would make him over 6'3'' so we know for sure Andre's hands are under 10''. he had a under 10'' hands and under 12'' face and he's shoe size was no more than a 18.everything else is fantasy land.

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While it does sound good to say that a taller person will have larger hands than a short person, you cant really assign or generalize a hand size with height like you are wanting to do Chaz. A good example of why you can't is you have Russel Wilson who is 5'11" with hands measured at 10 1/4" and Daunte Culpepper who was listed at 6'4" with 9 1/2" measured hands. Granted I'm sue their hands were measured from thumb to pinky and not palm to tip of middle finger, but Wilson being 5" shorter than Culpepper still has the larger hands. Click Here
Iconjj said on 31/Dec/15
Chaz some of your points I agree with and then there's the rest of the time where I think you live in fantasy land. You work as hard at downgrading Andre as some do overexaggerating him. 2 inches or not, any leg spreading Mane may be doing is nullifed by Andres horrible posture. I have never seen any difference between Nash and mane in height plus you have to take into consideration weight; nash and mane are similar weight whereas Andre is going to sink into the mat more due to his weight. I'm gonna smash this head size debate into the ground as well that's my next goal...Thank you good Capt. for the props we're just here for the facts no propaganda.
mrtguy said on 31/Dec/15
Click Here @JT
Capt. Nobody said on 30/Dec/15
Nathan Grantham said on 29/Dec/15
At the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, there is a bronze cast of Andre's massive hands on display. Click Here These hands are 10.5" from base of palm to tip of middle finger. Andre's head, hands and feet were large even for his height. Take a good look Click Here those other hands are at least 7.75 - 8"

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Very interesting, is that an official measurement or a guess? If only someone could get their hands on those. No pun intended, lol.

10.5" would be right in line with the measurement that Japanese wrestling magazine showed. So right now were in between 9.5" and 10.5". At least it's getting there.
Capt. Nobody said on 30/Dec/15
Chaz said on 29/Dec/15
Capt. Nobody said on 27/Dec/15

when are you going to stop posting that shot of Mane in the ring with he's arms hold back by Andre pulling he's head down? look at he's posture? he's chin is down the same as Andre's and Mane as got good posture,and Mane has he's legs wide apart,and that is



the best you can find to show Andre 2'' Taller than Mane lol just look at the fight Andre has not got much height on anyone there .

And we know Big Show had 1.5'' boots. just like we know Andre had 2.5'' cowbow boots, Big Show was about 7' morning and 6'11''evening peak Andre at least an 1'' shorter, and Wilt and Shaq 7'1'' morning 7' evening,

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His chin is down? Really? What exactly are you looking at here? His chin is even higher than Nash' chin. And no, his legs are not wide apart.

OK, go have someone hold your arms back in the exact position Mane's are, although you can really do it yourself considering that lack or real pressure being put on by Andre, and report back your height loss. Remember to also keep your chin UP like Manes is. Go for it. I tested it myself and we can compare results. I'll give you a hint, mine starts with a 0.

Then after that, go stand in the same position Andre is (bent knees and lunging forward) then report that back as well. See which positions has you at a greater height loss.

And what do Andre's cowboy boots have to do with it. Most comparisons are being made with Andre and Show in wrestling boots. Speaking of wrestling boots, don't forget to take into account Manes sizable advantage:

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James B said on 30/Dec/15
He still looked 6'10.5 in the late 1980s if hogan was 6'6
Deidra English said on 30/Dec/15
Has anyone of yall ever seen them up close or can show proof that is how tall they are
Boss said on 30/Dec/15
Andre had 2" standard heeled cowboy boots with 2" heel which equals a 1.8" height boost. His wrestling boots were .5" and
Big Show's are 1.5" so 1" advantage to Show. Andre in cowboy boots and Big Show in wrestling gear would be .3" advantage to Andre.
JT said on 30/Dec/15
Andre and wrestler Don Slatton Click Here Slatton was supposedly billed in wrestling at 6’5” Slatton and Max Palmer and a rough comparison with Andre Click Here Not sure if Palmer was ever officially measured but he’s generally listed at 7’7" and was definitely a huge guy. Click Here Click Here Jerry Lewis was probably 5'10"ish.
Boss said on 30/Dec/15
Andre's hands are on a diagonal on that magazine shot not straight up and down the page. Which basically makes it useless because now you are only guessing how they would look if they were straight. The proof points towards 10.5" hands for Andre or 27cm or 10.63" as shown in photo of his measured hands.
Boss said on 30/Dec/15
Nathan Grantham said on 29/Dec/15
At the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, there is a bronze cast of Andre's massive hands on display. Click Here These hands are 10.5" from base of palm to tip of middle finger. Andre's head, hands and feet were large even for his height. Take a good look Click Here those other hands are at least 7.75 - 8"

Here shows Andre's hands at 27cm or 10.6" long in 1980.

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Chaz said on 30/Dec/15
Nathan Grantham said on 29/Dec/15
At the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, there is a bronze cast of Andre's massive hands on display. Click Here These hands are 10.5" from base of palm to tip of middle finger. Andre's head, hands and feet were large even for his height. Take a good look Click Here those other hands are at least 7.75 - 8"

you have no clue how long those hands are,I am 5'10.5'' and my hands are just under 7.5'' they would need to be over 6'1''to have 8'' hands, and we have TJ hands on the same magazine and he's got just under 8.5'' hands which would make him over 6'3'' so we know for sure Andre's hands are under 10''. he had a under 10'' hands and under 12'' face and he's shoe size was no more than a 18.everything else is fantasy land.
Nathan Grantham said on 29/Dec/15
At the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, there is a bronze cast of Andre's massive hands on display. Click Here These hands are 10.5" from base of palm to tip of middle finger. Andre's head, hands and feet were large even for his height. Take a good look Click Here those other hands are at least 7.75 - 8"
Boss said on 29/Dec/15
Nice ken, Also Studd has about a 1 inch footware advantage and better posture in the Andre pic. Looks like he has 1 inch footware advantage in the Reis pic as well. Studd has worse posture and is older in the Reis pic and could have lost some height.
Chaz said on 29/Dec/15
ken-6-4 said on 28/Dec/15
Comparing that old picture of Studd and Andre holding that guy up, And then look at the picture of Studd and Reis.
Andre looks pretty similar to Reis...What ever his true height is.
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Yes and Andre has got he's heels off the grownd on tiptoes.
Boss said on 29/Dec/15
Andre's head comes out 13".
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Andre and Maurice Tillet who we know his head is 13".
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Andre and Big Show. Andre's head is clearly larger.
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Chaz said on 29/Dec/15
Capt. Nobody said on 27/Dec/15

when are you going to stop posting that shot of Mane in the ring with he's arms hold back by Andre pulling he's head down? look at he's posture? he's chin is down the same as Andre's and Mane as got good posture,and Mane has he's legs wide apart,and that is



the best you can find to show Andre 2'' Taller than Mane lol just look at the fight Andre has not got much height on anyone there .

And we know Big Show had 1.5'' boots. just like we know Andre had 2.5'' cowbow boots, Big Show was about 7' morning and 6'11''evening peak Andre at least an 1'' shorter, and Wilt and Shaq 7'1'' morning 7' evening,
Boss said on 29/Dec/15
Andre' head was in the 13" range. Big Show has a 12" head. Andre's head was larger than Big Show's. Since we have the real Maurice Tillet head measurement at 13" and comparison photos showing Andre's head to be slightly longer, that seems the most logical way to go.
mrtguy said on 29/Dec/15
Rob, what would you say the height difference between Big Show and Sultan Kosen (16 years old), touching a 10 ft rim ? Click Here
Editor Rob: could be 7 inches in it
ken-6-4 said on 28/Dec/15
Comparing that old picture of Studd and Andre holding that guy up, And then look at the picture of Studd and Reis.
Andre looks pretty similar to Reis...What ever his true height is.
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Capt. Nobody said on 27/Dec/15
62B said on 25/Dec/15
JT said on 23/Dec/15
mrtguy said on 20/Dec/15

JT, seriously how might you think Big Show & Andre would stack up to Sultan and that 8'1'' guy?

Click Here IMO of course. What more can I say, they would both tower over Andre, Khali and Big Show and even Giant Gonzalez. A 7 footer next to Kosen is the equivalent of a 5'11" guy next to a 7 foot
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It is a nice job putting all those guys together, but the scale of each individual does not look right. Andre seems scaled down to get your desired height. Andre's head and torso in my opinion would be larger than Wights. Personally I see Andre and Wight about the same height, or at least with in a 1/4". You can scale Andre up 2% Click Here . This puts Andre about the same height as Wight in your pic, but his head is still smaller. I guess I don't think your picture shows what all these guys standing together would look like at all.

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Sorry to keep posting old stuff from IconJJ but this right here is one of the many examples that just buries this all in the dirt between Show and Andre and it shows why what you're seeing 62B seems off.

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This idea that Andre and Nash were the same height or much closer than Nash compared to Show is just overboard unless Shows typical heel advantage in wrestling boots is a factor. Just like with a Wilt/Andre vs. Show/Shaq comparison you'd have to ignore the REAL life situational evidence for it to be the case. Mane in his lifts was shorter than a hunched over Andre and the same height as Nash.

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Someone go ahead and debunk it. Tell us why what we are seeing here is incorrect. Icon and Boss have both really opened up some major sources of debate before, I'm not sure about the 15 inch head thing, but some of his previous stuff parlayed itself into the only short term agreement on this board before so... lets see, haha.
Capt. Nobody said on 27/Dec/15
62B said on 25/Dec/15
JT said on 23/Dec/15
mrtguy said on 20/Dec/15

JT, seriously how might you think Big Show & Andre would stack up to Sultan and that 8'1'' guy?

Click Here IMO of course. What more can I say, they would both tower over Andre, Khali and Big Show and even Giant Gonzalez. A 7 footer next to Kosen is the equivalent of a 5'11" guy next to a 7 foot
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It is a nice job putting all those guys together, but the scale of each individual does not look right. Andre seems scaled down to get your desired height. Andre's head and torso in my opinion would be larger than Wights. Personally I see Andre and Wight about the same height, or at least with in a 1/4". You can scale Andre up 2% Click Here . This puts Andre about the same height as Wight in your pic, but his head is still smaller. I guess I don't think your picture shows what all these guys standing together would look like at all.

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Don't be too disappointed about the comparison shots.

I've said it before, I'll say it again, look at Shaq. Look at Show. Look at Wilt. Look at Andre. And sure, look at their footwear. I dare you.
Chaz said on 27/Dec/15
Wadlow's hand's were 12.75''not 13''. Click Here that is how long a just over 10.75'' hands look so forget Andre having 10.5'' hands we know how long they were from the magazine about 9.5'' and this 15'' face talk needs to stop,
Oanh said on 27/Dec/15
JT, I was just questioning why Show looks 2-3" taller than Andre, in that comparison line up with other giants. I now realize it's probably due to Show's very thick soled shoes. Andre and Show
were both 7' or very close to it.
Nathan Grantham said on 27/Dec/15
Chaz, He's hands gots 10.5", HE"S FACE gots 15 inches not rubbish! He's head bigger than Wadlow, He's diffrent type giant. Wadlow hands 13"
Nathan Grantham said on 27/Dec/15
Chaz, He's hands gots 10.5", HE"S FACE gots 15 inches not rubish
Chaz said on 27/Dec/15
People keep going on about the size of the face because it's clear real 6'' men should be under the chin not up by he's lip.

And look at the photo at the top of this page what do you see on he's head?

hair just as long as he's forhead that is why people think he's taller or got a 15'' face the man had 3.5-4'' afro,go get one of those height increasing course you used to see on the back of DC mags,what is the first thing it tells you to do befor streching exercise and shoe lifts? grow a afro or quiff and get yourself a pair of cowboy boots and look 4-6'' taller over night,and what do we find Andre walking about with? and on he's head? I rest my case lol
Chaz said on 26/Dec/15
Oanh said on 25/Dec/15 Jt, why is Show 2 to 3" taller than Andre in the comparison photo? They were both 7 foot at their tallest.

How is that 3'' ? are you saying Big show had a 6''+ forhead lol the two 8 footers have the same differance and we know that is 2'' Big Show was never over 6'11.5'' he was about 7'1'' in he's boots,
Chaz said on 26/Dec/15
Nathan Grantham said on 25/Dec/15
Andre's head was waay larger than 12 inches, in a WWF Royal Rumble, Demolition Ax was pressing his foot against Andre's head; now Demolition Ax is a big man with I'd say a13" boot yet Andre's head was about 2 inches longer than Bill Eady's boot plus Andre's hands were about 5.5" wide; he put his hand on his mouth and his head was almost 3 times higher.

Will you stop with this rubish,for Andre to have a 15''face, he's hands would need to be longer than Robert Wadlow's, Andre had very think wide hands but no longer than 9.5''ish,he's face was about 11.5'' and no more than 12'' he was 2-2.5'' short of 7'' the best you can say is he could have been 6'11'' out of bed at he's peak,but I have yet to see an evening ring shot of him looking over 6'10''.
62B said on 25/Dec/15
JT said on 23/Dec/15
mrtguy said on 20/Dec/15

JT, seriously how might you think Big Show & Andre would stack up to Sultan and that 8'1'' guy?

Click Here IMO of course. What more can I say, they would both tower over Andre, Khali and Big Show and even Giant Gonzalez. A 7 footer next to Kosen is the equivalent of a 5'11" guy next to a 7 foot
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It is a nice job putting all those guys together, but the scale of each individual does not look right. Andre seems scaled down to get your desired height. Andre's head and torso in my opinion would be larger than Wights. Personally I see Andre and Wight about the same height, or at least with in a 1/4". You can scale Andre up 2% Click Here . This puts Andre about the same height as Wight in your pic, but his head is still smaller. I guess I don't think your picture shows what all these guys standing together would look like at all.
Nathan Grantham said on 25/Dec/15
Andre's head was waay larger than 12 inches, in a WWF Royal Rumble, Demolition Ax was pressing his foot against Andre's head; now Demolition Ax is a big man with I'd say a13" boot yet Andre's head was about 2 inches longer than Bill Eady's boot plus Andre's hands were about 5.5" wide; he put his hand on his mouth and his head was almost 3 times higher.
mrtguy said on 25/Dec/15
JT, would you say a 16 year old Sultan looks under 8 ft in this pic? Click Here ,compared to this Click Here

It's very interesting he grew several inches in a quick period of time. Also, I read an article that University of Virginia doctors, supposedly measured him at 8'4'', Click Here there is a possibility that really is his height with a correction of scoliosis and bad posture, deviation of bent knees and etc...
Oanh said on 25/Dec/15
JT said on 23/Dec/15
mrtguy said on 20/Dec/15

JT, seriously how might you think Big Show & Andre would stack up to Sultan and that 8'1'' guy?

Click Here IMO of course. What more can I say, they would both tower over Andre, Khali and Big Show and even Giant Gonzalez. A 7 footer next to Kosen is the equivalent of a 5'11" guy next to a 7 footer.

Jt, why is Show 2 to 3" taller than Andre in the comparison photo? They were both 7 foot at their tallest.
Chaz said on 24/Dec/15
JT said on 23/Dec/15
Click Here IMO of course. What more can I say, they would both tower over Andre, Khali and Big Show and even Giant Gonzalez. A 7 footer next to Kosen is the equivalent of a 5'11" guy next to a 7 foote

that looks spot on..funny you wait 20 years for a 8 footer and two come at once lol
mrtguy said on 24/Dec/15
Yeah Rob, I'm terrible at comparison of heights. In reality Big Show would look like an Average 6 foot guy next to 7 footers (Sultan and Brahim Takioullah) LOL
JT said on 24/Dec/15
Nice clean shot of Andre holding the Molson’s beer can Click Here It looks like that can measures around 4 5/8” high. Click Here A standard American 12 oz. can is 4.83” tall. Click Here Close enough. The guy holding the Bud Light can is an arm wrestler (Jeff Dabe) who’s supposedly 5’10” and was just born with overly large hands and arms. Click Here
Nathan Grantham said on 24/Dec/15
Andre's head was stupendously large, I'd say 15" and 30-32" in circumference! Most people's heads in proximity to Andre's look like premature babies in comparison. Andre habitually slouched but that is due to have an oppressive 55 lb head. Andre was over 7' even in 89' get over it.
Editor Rob: from comparing photos I'd still put his head in the foot long range, 15 seems just a bit too much.
JT said on 23/Dec/15
mrtguy said on 20/Dec/15

JT, seriously how might you think Big Show & Andre would stack up to Sultan and that 8'1'' guy?

Click Here IMO of course. What more can I say, they would both tower over Andre, Khali and Big Show and even Giant Gonzalez. A 7 footer next to Kosen is the equivalent of a 5'11" guy next to a 7 footer.
mrtguy said on 23/Dec/15
Rob, maybe this is how (7'0'' vs 8'3'' guy) look a like in reality? Click Here
Editor Rob: maybe near it, possibly show could look a little bit taller.
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 22/Dec/15
Another old billing for Andre.This time 7ft on the dot
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Boss said on 21/Dec/15
The book the billing came from states 2.14m 1968-69 not 1971. Some promoters would just use old billings as they didn't measure him and he was obviously still growing at this time. Andre was still growing in height into his mid 20's.
Chaz said on 21/Dec/15
mrtguy said on 20/Dec/15 All the credits go to JT and Giant Gonzalez was measured right around 7'6 range by guinness. He's not 7'8'' or 8'0''. If you really want to know 8 ft this how it looks like Click Here

I never said he was 7'8'' I said he was about that in boots,and Guinness never measured him at 7'6'' he was just mentioned as a side note because the WWE was billing him at 8' when Guieness were saying that Raduan Carabib at 7'8.9'' was the tallest man living,and even the 7'6'' was wrong, because he was listed at 230cm,and after he stoped wrestling it was repoted he had started growing again and was remeasurd at 231.8cm about 7'7.25'' at the office of the Argentine Guinness world records, that is why you will find some listings or him at that height,
mrtguy said on 20/Dec/15
Chaz said on 20/Dec/15
mrtguy said on 18/Dec/15
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I have looked again you have Giant Gonzalez too short he was that bare foot he would be about 7'8'' in shoes
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All the credits go to JT and Giant Gonzalez was measured right around 7'6 range by guinness. He's not 7'8'' or 8'0''. If you really want to know 8 ft this how it looks like Click Here
WWE oversold Gonzalez height by a whole 7 inches that's over exaggeration & Andre is still a giant even though he's 6'10'', he has pituitary disorder so I'll count him as a giant. This seems much more realistic Click Here

JT, seriously how might you think Big Show & Andre would stack up to Sultan and that 8'1'' guy?

Please I'd appreciate it if you don' ignore this comment
Chaz said on 20/Dec/15
mrtguy said on 18/Dec/15
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I have looked again you have Giant Gonzalez too short he was that bare foot he would be about 7'8'' in shoes
Boss said on 20/Dec/15
Chaz you are wrong. The Andre and Hogan head shot is taken from the exact same angle and same distance. You couldn't have a better comparison for how much bigger Andre's head is than Hogan's. You are like Jt's parrot and where's your proof. You keep talking about his hands were this big so his head has to be that big because the truth doesn't add up to your biased estimates. Maurice Tillet had a 13" head and we have the proof of it. Andre's head was larger from what i can gather. Also you guys are very ignorant to people on here just because they disagree with your biased opinions. Andre's height is 213cm and it says so on the top of the page because that what the real proof shows. Not the biased altered comparisons from Jt and a couple of others. Ps if you could use spell check once and a while and maybe then people will take you serious.
Chaz said on 20/Dec/15
mrtguy said on 18/Dec/15
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all looks about right,Andre and Nash were about the same height,and Big Show was a weak 7foot maybe only that out of bed.
RoelC said on 20/Dec/15
Boss said on 18/Dec/15
Andre in France 1968 being billed at 2.14m.
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That billing is from 1971, not 1968! Just compare it to the other 1971 billing. It has the same numbers and descriptions for both Andre & Jack de Lasartesse.
Chaz said on 19/Dec/15
Boss said on 18/Dec/15
Hogan's head was at least 10.5". Andre's head comes out 13".
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for a start that is not were Andre's head is in the middle of he's hair,and you have no clue our big Hogan's head is.what all you dont seem to understand is A avarage face is only about 9-9.5'' so even 1/2'' more is big,and we are taking 2.-2.5'' more in Andre's case,that is 25% more than a avarage man's face a massive amount.

and that magazine is just as good has a tape measure,from that we know the size of the hands from the hands we know the size the face,under 12''
Danimal said on 19/Dec/15
Jock said on 15/Dec/15
Andres height is probably the most difficult to judge of all big men, but i have no doubt in his prime he was over 7 frrt tall,
Iwould put his peak height at 7-2

At his peak height he was at most a fraction over a flat 7'0". He never saw 7'1", let alone 7'2".
62B said on 19/Dec/15
Chaz said on 18/Dec/15
Nathan Grantham said on 16/Dec/15
I have a legit 6'5" friend that saw Andre walk by during a late 80's WWF house show somewhere in Texas, he said; "it was unbelievable, Andre towered over me, I was only 2 inches past his shoulder, I never knew anyone could be that big". He also told me that you heard the ground shake when the giant walked by. Andre was 7'2" fully erect in 1989

so he was still 7'2'' in 1989 ? when most on here say he was falling apart by 1985? are you sure your Legit 6'5'' friend never mistaken an elephant going past and not the 6'10''ish 450lbs Andre the giant? lol
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I think Nathans friend misjudged Andre also, but is there really any good reason you have to be such a jerk to people that don't share your opinion?
Capt. Nobody said on 18/Dec/15
JT said on 15/Dec/15
What a 15” long head would look like on Andre
Click Here Again, unless Gene’s head is 10 inch range, Andre’s head is likely 12” long at most, if not a little smaller, and with the distance from the eyes up essentially normal-sized. Click Here Click Here

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Gene and Tillet were probably roughly the same height right? Here's what Andre's head looks like on Genes body in that shot for some perspective.

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mrtguy said on 18/Dec/15
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Boss said on 18/Dec/15
Andre in France 1968 being billed at 2.14m.
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Andre in 1971 with a 2.14m billing.
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Andre's first Japan tour with a 2.18m billing.
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Andre age 19 being billed at 7 feet,
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Boss said on 18/Dec/15
Andre gains a couple inches in visual appearance when he actually stands tall.
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Boss said on 18/Dec/15
Hogan's head was at least 10.5". Andre's head comes out 13".
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Chaz said on 18/Dec/15
Nathan Grantham said on 16/Dec/15
I have a legit 6'5" friend that saw Andre walk by during a late 80's WWF house show somewhere in Texas, he said; "it was unbelievable, Andre towered over me, I was only 2 inches past his shoulder, I never knew anyone could be that big". He also told me that you heard the ground shake when the giant walked by. Andre was 7'2" fully erect in 1989

so he was still 7'2'' in 1989 ? when most on here say he was falling apart by 1985? are you sure your Legit 6'5'' friend never mistaken an elephant going past and not the 6'10''ish 450lbs Andre the giant? lol
Oanh said on 18/Dec/15
Nathan Grantham said on 16/Dec/15
I have a legit 6'5" friend that saw Andre walk by during a late 80's WWF house show somewhere in Texas, he said; "it was unbelievable, Andre towered over me, I was only 2 inches past his shoulder, I never knew anyone could be that big". He also told me that you heard the ground shake when the giant walked by. Andre was 7'2" standing straight in 1989

Andre at his tallest wasn't 7'2", so how could he be that tall in '89 when he had already had his back surgery. At his peak height he was likely 7'(1970's)...maybe even into the early 80's, but by the late '80's he was under 7'
Capt. Nobody said on 17/Dec/15
mrtguy said on 16/Dec/15
Rob, imagine how intimidating Big Show & Andre would be if they were 8 ft tall. I would truly be scared wouldn't you?
Editor Rob: they would certainly be very imposing figures and I'm sure you wouldn't want to get on their bad side


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