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Big Show's height is 6ft 11in (211 cm)

Peak height was 7ft 0in (213 cm)
American wrestler Paul Wight. He has said "I'm 7 foot and Andre was about 7ft 1, 7ft 2".


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James B said on 1/Sep/15
JT also sid was more 6'6 than 6'7 peak just look at him with lex Luger
James B said on 1/Sep/15
JT I think maybe a peak sid could have defeated big show today though?
JT said on 31/Aug/15
James B said on 28/Aug/15

....Judging by the size of sid in 1992 he could have given big show a run for his money

Click Here Sid had a much better physique but you really can't compare ~7'0" and 425-450 lbs. with 6'7" and 300 lbs.
James B said on 30/Aug/15
In 10 years time he will probably be 6'9
James B said on 28/Aug/15
Criminal isn't it rob that big show never crossed paths/feuded with sid Eudy back in the 90s

It would have been a breathtaking feud seeing 2 very large men go at each other. Judging by the size of sid in 1992 he could have given big show a run for his money
[Editor Rob: there's probably a few wrestlers who never crossed paths that we'd be surprised at.]
mrtguy said on 28/Aug/15
I don't think Big Show is 6'10", he is at least 6'11" and could be a weak 7FT.
mrtguy said on 28/Aug/15
I don't think Big Show is 6'10", he is at least 6'11" and could be a weak 7FT.
JT said on 25/Aug/15
Garrison said on 23/Aug/15
Here is Big Show with John Lewis aka the Badass Vegan, who says he is 6'6". Show looks pretty tall here.

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Brandon Bass measured 6'6.25" barefoot Click Here so this other guy is several inches shorter than that.
Alex 6'0 said on 25/Aug/15
Garrison, I'm not sure on how tall John Lewis really is but yes Big Show looks very tall there.

Big Show nowadays seems to look in that 6'10-6'11 range. 6'10 at the worst.
mrtguy said on 24/Aug/15
In 2006, Big Show got to legit 549 lbs... If he didn't have muscles he'd look like this blob. Click Here he's got nothing on BIg Show but idk know oh he really is 6'11" but he does look 500 lbs of pure fat.
Garrison said on 23/Aug/15
Here is Big Show with John Lewis aka the Badass Vegan, who says he is 6'6". Show looks pretty tall here.

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singer5 said on 21/Aug/15
No argument here, paul wight or Big show was a seven footer. I saw him in person at Bash at the Beach 1995, I stood on my beach chair and watched mean Gene Okerlund interview him. He came out holding a white shirt that belonged, supposedly to his father Andre The Giant. Nonetheless, he was the tallest man that i had ever seen. Cheers fellas
Alex 6'0 said on 18/Aug/15
Big Show had gotten up to a legit 530lbs I had read in 2006. He was billed at 507lbs though! He was billed at 500lbs for years when he was in the lower 400s. Last several years they finally bill him at 440-450 which he is prob is anyway.
James B said on 16/Aug/15
Big show looked more 6'11.5 compared to Kane in 1999
Alex 6'0 said on 16/Aug/15
Big Show with 6'1 Shane McMahon. Looking 7'0 here and his weight I remember at around WM 2000 he said on a radio show he was really 420lbs not his billed 500lbs. At 420lbs he looked good I thought.

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Alex 6'0 said on 16/Aug/15
Here's a good picture of Big Show and several other wrestlers. Big Show clearly looking like a solid 7'0 guy here. Weight wise around 400 or maybe less. I do remember reading that he was really 370lb range when he was in WCW but was billed at 450. Whatever he weighs here he looks in shape. Huge but he's fit here

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Sam said on 15/Aug/15
Big show was huge as hell in 2006, probably approaching the 550 lbs mark. He must have been demolishing the wwe buffets back then as it is as unbelievable how big he grew, he looked like a true giant
James B said on 12/Aug/15
JT said on 11/Aug/15
James B said on 8/Aug/15
....You never know in the past he might have taken steroids to get to the size he is/was.....

You are aware that Big Show underwent surgical removal of a pituitary tumor that was producing excessive amounts of HGH, right? He'd be a poster boy for acromegaly had the HGH started to affect his facial features (leaving aside the huge cranium).


Did big show never do any cardio and just lift VERY at the gym all day?
JT said on 11/Aug/15
James B said on 8/Aug/15
....You never know in the past he might have taken steroids to get to the size he is/was.....

You are aware that Big Show underwent surgical removal of a pituitary tumor that was producing excessive amounts of HGH, right? He'd be a poster boy for acromegaly had the HGH started to affect his facial features (leaving aside the huge cranium).
James B said on 10/Aug/15
I think the taller you are the more larger you look if you carry a lot of weight.

Big show might not look as wide and big if he was 6'1 for instance. Mark henry would probably look broader he was 7feet (scary thought)
James B said on 9/Aug/15
300 pounds for a 7ft guy is at the higher end of overweight/verging into the obese area.
miko said on 8/Aug/15
I'm guessing he's around the 400lbs mark at the minute on a 6'11/6'11.5 frame, its very hard to tell with a guy of his size what weight he's carrying.

I'd like to see him get down to 350.
James B said on 8/Aug/15
I think in the history of WWE the wrestlers who naturally are large framed would be.......

Big Show
Mark henry
Kane
Brock lesner
Andre the giant
Sid eudy
Giant haystacks
Great khali
Rusev
William regal
Rikishi
Batista
Ryback
Tensi
Brodus clay
Big e langxton

Wrestlers who I am not sure we're naturally large framed would
Kevin Nash
The rock
Stone cold
Hulk hogan
Jbl
John cena
Test
Undertaker
Stone cold
Roman reigns
Sheamus

Oh by the way alex Andre looked broader and wider than big show. I have little doubt he would have no problem defeating him granted i think a 2006 big show could have given andre a run for his money and maybe show is much quicker
James B said on 8/Aug/15
Naturally big show is large built but probably lifts VERY heavy weights and does virtually no cardio.

You never know in the past he might have taken steroids to get to the size he is/was. A large built man who takes illegal substances will look freaking HUGE.
6'2 said on 8/Aug/15
Peak should be 7'1 he is just under 7ft now
mrtguy said on 7/Aug/15
@James B are you serious someone who is 7 ft should weigh close 300 lbs.
Alex 6'0 said on 7/Aug/15
Height183, yea WM 2000 he was in solid shape. Of course was still billed at 500lbs though but really was really in lower 400s. 420 or 430lbs he had said in early 2000. Back then he was a solid 7'0 guy for sure before he lost any height.
JT said on 6/Aug/15
Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki are both probably strong 6'11" and 250 lbs and are skinny. Their bone structure is not remotely close in size to Big Show's. Other than Andre, I doubt few people have ever had a frame as large as Big Show's. At 300 lbs., he'd be much healthier but would look pretty slim. He'd look anorexic at 238 lbs.
James B said on 5/Aug/15
If he wanted to be healthier than I think 242 pounds is probably ideal for big show

Okay I know me being 5'7 I should not dare have the 'authority' to say this but I think 248-251 is what a large built 7ft man should weigh.
Vegas said on 5/Aug/15
James B says on 3/Aug/15
He would look in the best shape of his life if he weighed 238 pounds of lean muscle.
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he would look weird at 238lb. Stefan Struve weighed in at 265lb this past weekend for his ufc fight and he is around same height as big show

big show needs to lose at least 100lb in saying that
mrtguy said on 4/Aug/15
@James B someone with a 7 foot frame IMO should weigh at least 250 if not more.
Height183 said on 3/Aug/15
I agree Alex. You just made me remember. Big Show was in great shape around that Wrestlemania 2000 time. 2009 he wasn't looking that bad either, when he was a part of 'Jerishow'.
James B said on 3/Aug/15
He would look in the best shape of his life if he weighed 238 pounds of lean muscle.
mrtguy said on 3/Aug/15
@Alex 6'0 says on 2/Aug/15
In 2006 was his biggest he ever was. 525lbs legit I read. He was billed less than he actually was. Then he came back in early 2008 around 100lbs less. Over the last 4-5 years looks same weight range but back in 1999-2000 was his best look I say.

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Alex 6'0 said on 2/Aug/15
From 2000 with Big Show looking in solid shape. Still huge but not as fat as he has been over the last how many years. I remember in 2000 Big Show on a radio show saying he was really 420lbs and not 500
Alex 6'0 said on 2/Aug/15
In 2006 was his biggest he ever was. 525lbs legit I read. He was billed less than he actually was. Then he came back in early 2008 around 100lbs less. Over the last 4-5 years looks same weight range but back in 1999-2000 was his best look I say.
Height183 said on 1/Aug/15
Big Show was HUGEEE back 2006!

I think he looked in better shape back in 2009 when he was with Jericho
mrtguy said on 31/Jul/15
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JT off topic, but don't you see the difference of Thor on screen and off screen
mrtguy said on 31/Jul/15
Alex 6'0 says on 31/Jul/15
Big Show can def. only look in the 6'10 range today I will agree. He recently just had a hip replacement too when??
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James B said on 31/Jul/15
He looks half of what he did in 2006
James B said on 31/Jul/15
Alex 6'0 says on 31/Jul/15
If Big Show got to 238lbs he'd look sick and too skinny. He'd be like half his self now!


He'd look sick but he'd be a hell of a lot healthier. The problem is he's been so heavy for most of his life that if he quickly got down to 238 lbs he would not look right and his head would look to big for his body. If he kept at 238 all his life he would look better and be physically fitter.


For a 6ft11 man 238 is right at the upper end of healthy weight range and verging on overweight.
Nick said on 31/Jul/15
To Fran77. Hafthor Bjornsson is stronger than Paul Wight (Big Show) but he would not have the strength to rip off his arm. No human being has that strength and no human has anywhere near the strength of a gorilla. Humans are pound for pound the weakest of the apes.
Alex 6'0 said on 31/Jul/15
Big Show can def. only look in the 6'10 range today I will agree. He recently just had a hip replacement too when??
Alex 6'0 said on 31/Jul/15
If Big Show got to 238lbs he'd look sick and too skinny. He'd be like half his self now!
Fran77 said on 29/Jul/15
Duhon says on 20/Jul/15
Little silly but in a fight (real fight) who do you think would come out on top Big Show or Hafthor "The Mountain" Bjornsson?
Well Hafthor Bjornsson is in his twenties and he has just lift the mast of a vicking ship (its on youtube). 650 kg (1433 pounds) so... if Big Show tries to punch Thor, he can easily rip off his arm. Silverback gorilla strength.
mrtguy said on 29/Jul/15
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James B said on 28/Jul/15
Danimal says on 2/Jul/15
JT says on 31/Mar/15
Click Here No. 64 (Mike Purcell) measured 6'3" and 305 lbs. for the 2013 NFL Pro Day tryouts. The posture of both could be better but Big Show looks easily 100 lbs. heavier.

I'd be surprised if Big Show (and Khali) makes it to 70. Tall people generally don't live as long and his weight isn't helping. James B, 300 lbs. would be a good weight for Big Show (it's actually less than what he weighed in 12th grade). Sub-250 lbs. is too thin given his frame.

He claimed in an interview to be 7'1" and between 308 and 315 pounds in his senior year.


You telling me he's more than large framed?
James B said on 28/Jul/15
He should weigh 238 pounds
Alex 6'0 said on 26/Jul/15
Big Show looked solid in 1999-2000 when he was 420-430lbs but even if he got down to 350lbs that would be ok.
mrtguy said on 25/Jul/15
I mentioned this on Rey Mysterio's page and of course as of late we've see Rob with Rey and it appears there is about 6.5 inch difference maybe 7 between Rob and Rey, but this pic Click Here was back in in the late 90's you have no idea how short Mysterio looks next to Big Show, I see a 2 feet height difference between both men. I'm not saying that Big Show is 7'2'' but he sure does look that height next to Mysterio who I think is 5'2''.
6'2 said on 22/Jul/15
Paul White peak was 7'1 and he wore big boots wcw days and was prob 360 lbs or lighter back then so looked 7'3 or so I'd say 6'11" is around right for him today
Duhon said on 20/Jul/15
Little silly but in a fight (real fight) who do you think would come out on top Big Show or Hafthor "The Mountain" Bjornsson?
mrtguy said on 16/Jul/15
Rob, how tall would you say the guy in the orange shirt looks next to Big Show?
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is 6'2-3 a good guess?
[Editor Rob: the big show has a quite big head, so I'd say maybe nearer 6ft 1 range than 2-3, although he does have less footwear, 6ft 1-2 is possible.]
Austin said on 15/Jul/15
6'11" (7'0" peak) and currently 425 lbs
James B said on 14/Jul/15
Rob when was he 6'11.5? 2009?
Aaronious said on 14/Jul/15
I Met Big Show tonight, Back stage at RAW in Atlanta. I shook his hand, it was like shaking a bunch of Bananas... Incredible how big he is. We were in uneven surfaces, and he was still slouching, but he appeared to be everybody of 7 ft. Could have been 6'11", who knows for sure, but I can tell you he was standing next to Kane and had 4 inches on Kane. Show had comparable footwear to myself as far as the sole goes
James B said on 10/Jul/15
Danimal a large framed 7ft man should weigh no more than 244 pounds
JT said on 7/Jul/15
mrtguy says on 4/Jul/15
JT says on 30/Jun/15
I doubt Pekovic is 6'11". With Kevin Love, who measured a little under 6'8". Click Here
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Camera angles make all the difference. Click Here The guy was measured at around 7'8" but does wear big shoes.
Oanh said on 5/Jul/15
Rob, do you think Igor looks closer to 7'8" or 7'11"? Apparently, when he was in Australia in 2012 being interviewed "a story on Igor...revealed him to now be over 243cm tall", but I haven't come across anything that backs that claim up. Next to 6'10"/6'11 Pekovic, Igor doesn't look 7'11" to me.
[Editor Rob: doesn't look 7ft 11 or near it.]
mrtguy said on 4/Jul/15
JT says on 30/Jun/15
I doubt Pekovic is 6'11". With Kevin Love, who measured a little under 6'8". Click Here
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Danimal said on 2/Jul/15
JT says on 31/Mar/15
Click Here No. 64 (Mike Purcell) measured 6'3" and 305 lbs. for the 2013 NFL Pro Day tryouts. The posture of both could be better but Big Show looks easily 100 lbs. heavier.

I'd be surprised if Big Show (and Khali) makes it to 70. Tall people generally don't live as long and his weight isn't helping. James B, 300 lbs. would be a good weight for Big Show (it's actually less than what he weighed in 12th grade). Sub-250 lbs. is too thin given his frame.

He claimed in an interview to be 7'1" and between 308 and 315 pounds in his senior year.
Danimal said on 2/Jul/15
Aza says on 23/Jun/15
Looks 6'10 max these days.

Yup. I the height loss came from his hip replacement. Was definitely over 7'0" in his WCW days (1995-1998).
Duhon said on 1/Jul/15
JT says on 30/Jun/15
I doubt Pekovic is 6'11". With Kevin Love, who measured a little under 6'8". Click Here

I'd say he's close enough about. This is him next to Kevin Garnett in the back there who's a little over 6'11" Click Here He has a very wide head you can tell.
Aza said on 1/Jul/15
He is visibly shorter than 7ft Dirk Nowitski so 6'10 evening height is believable. May wake up closer to 7ft.
mrtguy said on 1/Jul/15
Rob, what you peg Igor Vovokovinkiy's weight at 7'8.33 480-500 lbs?
[Editor Rob: yeah he could be, and a giant with a real 12-13 inch long head.]
Alex V. said on 1/Jul/15
Yeah JT, but he stays better with Igor than Karlovic, who is also 6'11'', with the Bhullar brothers, and the tallest of the brothers, is more than 3" shorter than Igor.
mrtguy said on 1/Jul/15
JT says on 30/Jun/15
I doubt Pekovic is 6'11". With Kevin Love, who measured a little under 6'8". Click Here
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If Kevin love is 6'7.75 w/o shoes than Pekovic must be 6'9.5 max barefoot.
mrtguy said on 30/Jun/15
Oanh says on 30/Jun/15
Not quite 7'10"....there is about 9" of difference.
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Well I watched an Australian documentry, at the start Igor claims his height of 7'8.33 which is legit. Onwards it is said that Igor is still growing and is explicitly 243 cm (7'11") tall.
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I think the listing of Igor's height is a miss consumption, Yeah a guy like Igor can most likely reach 7'10'' out of bed easily. Don't get me wrong I'm not trying to say he is 7'10''.
But based on, looking at these pics of him next to people shorter he can look 7'10''. Like for an example
The camera is favouring his angle making him look a few inches taller than he actually is.
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mrtguy said on 30/Jun/15
Oanh says on 29/Jun/15
Igor looks like a 7'8" guy next to a 6'11" guy. I'm seeing 9" of difference at most.
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Oanh wasn't 7'8.33 Igor's barefoot measurement.
JT said on 30/Jun/15
I doubt Pekovic is 6'11". With Kevin Love, who measured a little under 6'8". Click Here
Alex 6'0 said on 30/Jun/15
No doubt a legit 7'0 guy back then but nowadays can look more in the 6'10 range to 6'11 max these days. Its been over the last few years he's looking shorter too. Big Show hasn't really looked a legit 7'0 since the earlier 2000s

Rob, could a guy like Big Show have started to lose height in his early-mid 30s??
[Editor Rob: depending on how many years he wrestled, the impacts etc...maybe it's possible. A fraction or so I wouldn't rule out for a guy like him by mid 30's!]
Oanh said on 29/Jun/15
Igor looks almost a foot taller than Pekovic. Igor looks 7'10''.

Not quite 7'10"....there is about 9" of difference.
Oanh said on 29/Jun/15
Igor looks like a 7'8" guy next to a 6'11" guy. I'm seeing 9" of difference at most.
mrtguy said on 28/Jun/15
Alex V. says on 27/Jun/15
Pekovic, (Big Show height), stands pretty well next to Vovkovinskiy but Igor is five inches shorter than Solten..
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Igor looks almost a foot taller than Pekovic. Igor looks 7'10''.
mrtguy said on 27/Jun/15
Aza says on 23/Jun/15
Looks 6'10 max these days.
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Big Show is 6'11''at the very least at the end of the day. Quit downgrading
Alex V. said on 27/Jun/15
Pekovic, (Big Show height), stands pretty well next to Vovkovinskiy but Igor is five inches shorter than Solten...
Alex V. said on 27/Jun/15
Hi there,

You have a point, mrtguy, it's 40cm of difference (Solten-Show)...

Regards
miko said on 26/Jun/15
The talk of Big Show using 'lifts' at any point in his career are ridiculous. He's a wrestler, he would break his ankles. The biggest boots you will get away with wrestling in are around 2 inches thick like Kane would have used in the late 90's.

The sole of his boots in WCW were thicker than they are today. But in reality, all he would have been getting was 0.5/0.75' advantage over anybody else. If his boots were truly 2 inches thick in WCW then he would have been hitting around 7'2. Today in smaller boots, he's probably hitting around 7'0.5, but he's also bald and his posture isn't what it was, so that's why he doesn't give off the huge illusion he used to. He's lost an inch, at very best.
bob said on 26/Jun/15
andre is 7'4
120 said on 25/Jun/15
You think he could reach 7ft in the morning?
mrtguy said on 25/Jun/15
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Rob, supposedly the guy next to Kosen is Rolf Mayr he is listed at 7'3''on the site "TallestMan.com", based on merging two images together would you guess Big Show could really come across this tall near 7ft.
[Editor Rob: that's probably what you'd expect]
mrtguy said on 24/Jun/15
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Rob, as Alex V pointed out, Do you think Big Show will come out as tall as that ~(7'1'') Umit Tuncel guy in that shot or similar to the ~(6'10'') Welsh rugby player.Click Here Who's range would you say Big Show is closer to I would say from IMO would he would look near 7ft if he was ever to be taken a shot with Kosen.
Oanh said on 23/Jun/15
Alex V. says on 22/Jun/15
Sultan Kosen with 7'1" Umit Tuncel

In 2009, when that photo was taken, Sultan Kosen was 8'1". He later grew two more inches to 8'3".
Icehole said on 23/Jun/15
I'd love to see more pictures of Big men comparisons. If you look closely, Big SHows shoes compress as he walks in WCW. Clear lift give away next to the instep being at a steeper angle. Again I'd give him 7' at his peak. Would have loved to see him throw Andre around. I truly believe that Andre would have a rough time with someone he could not bully with size.
Aza said on 23/Jun/15
Looks 6'10 max these days.
Alex V. said on 22/Jun/15
Sultan Kosen with 7'1" Umit Tuncel

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Junior31 said on 22/Jun/15
I'm sorry but I think when someone breaks he 6'6 mark specificity of .25 and .5 inches goes out the window. Most ppl are incapable of seeing a difference between the 2 and certainly not on someone who is that tall. Can't help but laugh when I see "6'10.25" listings
mrtguy said on 20/Jun/15
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I'd really like to see Big Show stand next to Sultan Kosen, Sultan probably has longer hands than Big Show and apporximatly the same head length.
mrtguy said on 20/Jun/15
Alex V. says on 13/Jun/15
6'11" Nikola Pekovic and 7'8.33" Igor Vovkovinskiy Click Here
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I saw Igor at a WWE event in Rochester, MN five years ago.
He gave the Big Show a high five.
It was awesome. Two HUGE dudes.
JT said on 20/Jun/15
If Big Show had a full head size on Luger, he'd be ~ 7'3" which is not even remotely possible. He was listed at 7'0" at Southern Illinois (age 20) so I doubt he's any taller than that. Click Here This is one of the very few videos where you could make a case he looks over 7'0" Click Here His posture is really good although the boots probably give him up to 1.5".
mrtguy said on 20/Jun/15
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Rob, based on looking at this pic do u believe 540 was his peak weight during 2006.
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure what he peaked at ]
Vegas said on 20/Jun/15
Wights got high camera angle advantage between 6:03 and 6:17. at 5:25 they are more in line and its not a full head, more like 8-8.5 inches difference

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Danimal said on 19/Jun/15
The year = 1997. 6'3" Lex Luger is a FULL head shorter than a YOUNG and TALL Big Show between 6:03 and 6:17. That version of the big show was close to 7'1":

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Alex V. said on 13/Jun/15
6'11" Nikola Pekovic and 7'8.33" Igor Vovkovinskiy Click Here
mrtguy said on 10/Jun/15
Rob, it doesn't make any sense how some ppl on the site "TheTallestMan" belive that a 7'6'' lad remotly shrink to 7'0''.
mrtguy said on 10/Jun/15
Oanh says on 9/Jun/15
Rob, I was on "TheTallestMan" website and they have been having the discussion about Alain Delaunois' height. Someone found out the van he was standing next to is likely a 2005 Opel Vivaro with standard roof. This van measures just over 6'5" according to Opel's website. I also checked it out, and it looks to be the same van next to Alain. Anyway, using "3D scene" technology, it seems Alain is about 6'11" in shoes.
[Editor Rob: it would be a lot closer than a 7ft 6 idea!]

So it turns out Alain is similar to Wight
Oanh said on 9/Jun/15
Rob, I was on "TheTallestMan" website and they have been having the discussion about Alain Delaunois' height. Someone found out the van he was standing next to is likely a 2005 Opel Vivaro with standard roof. This van measures just over 6'5" according to Opel's website. I also checked it out, and it looks to be the same van next to Alain. Anyway, using "3D scene" technology, it seems Alain is about 6'11" in shoes.
[Editor Rob: it would be a lot closer than a 7ft 6 idea!]
Danimal said on 7/Jun/15
pablo77bar says on 5/Jun/15
Rob, what do you think about the height of this wrestler ?
Considering that Show was about 7ft 0.5 at 1995

Which wrestler? You didn't include any link?
mrtguy said on 7/Jun/15
Rob, don't you think Big Show would touch these 8 footers shoulders
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[Editor Rob: he should look at least shoulder, maybe in photos sometimes an almost 7ft guy could look near the bottom of an 8ft range guys head (which might be over 11 and near 12 inches in some cases). ]
pablo77bar said on 5/Jun/15
Rob, what do you think about the height of this wrestler ?
Considering that Show was about 7ft 0.5 at 1995
Alex V. said on 5/Jun/15
Here is, 6ft 11in Ivo Karlovic and Bhullar brothers ;

"HOW TO MAKE IVO LOOK LIKE A SHRIMP" -> Click Here
mrtguy said on 24/May/15
Oanh, Alain is nothing compared to Big Show if you look at the comparison of Big Show to Alain, Big Show is a lot Bigger fat doesn't outweigh muscle.
mrtguy said on 23/May/15
Rob, what made TheTallestMan.com list Alain at 7'6.5
[Editor Rob: maybe it was info in an article that had him listed that height.]
mrtguy said on 23/May/15
If Alain is 7'6.5 that would make put Big Show at 7'6 or even 7'7'' LOL
Captainyg said on 22/May/15
Alain doesn't look like an acromegalic giant he seems natural.
Rifle said on 22/May/15
Rob,
Do you think Neil Fingleton's a legit 7'7.5"?
Any plans on adding him?
JT said on 22/May/15
mrtguy says on 20/May/15
JT, What software do you use to compare heights unfortunately I don't have Photoshop which is a bummer.

I used to have Photoshop but now do them in Word or PowerPoint. Delaunois looks like a big fat guy who happens to be around 7'0" sort of like Floyd Mayweather's 7'1" bodyguard. He does not have the combo of height and big bone structure like Big Show Click Here although very few do (Andre, Richard Kiel etc.)
mrtguy said on 20/May/15
JT, What software do you use to compare heights unfortunately I don't have Photoshop which is a bummer.
mrtguy said on 20/May/15
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Rob does this seem like a fair estimate on Big Show and Alain, I'm quite in shock to see a guy who's Big Show's size.
[Editor Rob: 7ft -7ft 1 is possible for Alain, but 7ft 6 seems improbable.]
mrtguy said on 20/May/15
Big Show is taller than Alain come one JT in the shot Alain had a bit of focal shot advantage and Big Show's eyes raise a bit higher. But now you could make the case Big Show is taller since he is bald and his head looks huge and in comparison based on unknown article source Alain had a heart attack at 448 lbs. Big Show is currently in that region and he seems fine.
mrtguy said on 20/May/15
Alain is DEF. not taller than 7'1'' Ian Whyte!
Oanh said on 20/May/15
Rob, I'm sure you have seen several photos of Alain Delaunois and his apparently 5'5" wife. If her height is in fact 5'5", does Alain look 7'0-7'1"? I know you seem skeptical of the 7'6" claim--I am too.
[Editor Rob: closer to 7ft than 7ft 6 for sure. ]
Oanh said on 19/May/15
As for Alain Delaunois, I initially thought the 7'6"/7'6.5" claims as being accurate, but reading that his wife is 5'5", I'm not buying it anymore. I think he is a 7 footer...maybe 7'1"
JT said on 19/May/15
mrtguy says on 6/May/15
JT,
How Tall do you suppose Alain really is?

Click Here Gonzales was around 7’6” (Delaunois’ supposed height) and Wippleman around 5’6” (about 2 inches shorter than ~5’8 Mean Gene). Gonzalez is slouching a bit here as well since when he stands straight, Wippleman basically comes up to his chest nipple area. Click Here

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In these comparisons, I should have made the wife’s head smaller (which would make Delaunois shorter and smaller) since women usually have smaller heads than do men of comparable height. For all we know, she could be wearing 3 inch heels but I assume it’s a low heel since they wanted to emphasize the height difference.

We’re all just guessing here but he looks no more than 7’0”. Still a huge guy though. I wouldn't lose any more sleep over it though:)
mrtguy said on 19/May/15
Big Show at the age of 12- 6'2'' 220 lbs
Andre at the age of 12- 6'2'' 240 lbs
Big Show the age of 16- 6'9'' 240 lbs
Andre at the age of 16- 6'7'' 300 lbs

Both Big Show and Andre are TOO huge guys too bad the world doesn't revolve around guys that size.
David said on 18/May/15
At his peak,I would say around 7ft,but even larger body proportions.
mrtguy said on 18/May/15
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Rob, does this look accurate and also who would you say would come out taller Big Show or Alain ?

I'd say Big Show from my perspective since he has a longer head and nowadays he's managing to stay in shape.
[Editor Rob: yeah unfortunately the angle for this means you kind of have to approximate how high up the vehicle was against him...but I would have thought he was 7ft there beside it.]
Iconjj said on 15/May/15
lets go ahead and debunk the Alain is 7'6.5 nonsense shall we... Click Here
If this guys gal is 5'5 using Mike Graham at 5'6...well....hmmmm....
mrtguy said on 11/May/15
Rob, I know this 7'6.5'' claim of Alain Delaunois is getting very repetitive, but couldn't you agree more that he looks in the 7'1-7'2'' range if his wife is supposedly 5'5'' as it was mentioned on a site. Rob do you see him outweighing Big Show.
mrtguy said on 10/May/15
Rob, I know this 7'6.5'' height claim about Alain Delaunois is getting very repetitive but based on looking at the first shot would you care to agree that Alain Delaunois looks in the 7'1-2'' range, that is only if his wife is 5'5'' and also he probably has a good 2 inches on Big Show.
[Editor Rob: there's not much of alain out there...but that 7ft 6.5 seems an awfully big height. I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't much over 7ft.]
mrtguy said on 6/May/15
JT,
How Tall do you suppose Alain really is?
mrtguy said on 5/May/15
I know this isn't about Big Show but Rob, On a site it says Alain Delaunois wife is 5'5'' (165) cm tall, suppose if she is that tall what would your estimate be on Alain
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The distance from the top of the man's head (which is 178.6 cm off the ground (.2 inches less than I first calculated)) and the giant's eyes (which are about 203 cm off the ground) is 24.4 cm or 9.6".
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JT said on 3/May/15
Click Here Click Here I can't see Cain being more than 5'11" today.
JT said on 2/May/15
With Dean Cain Click Here

Alex, it looks like Matt Barnes measured 6'6.75" for the NBA draft Click Here He was roughly 2 inches taller than 6'5" Kobe Bryant.
singer5 said on 2/May/15
Hey fellas, I got to see Wcw, Bash at the Beach 1995 in person. I had to stand on a beach chair to see the debut of the Paul Wight as the Giant. I was Awed to see how tall he was and i saw him hand Hulk Hogan supposedly Andre's shirt. I truly believe that Paul Wight was over 7 feet.But Yes, i concur that today he appears
closer to 6-10, But also keep in mind, He and Andre were never truly dwarfed.
Andre the Giant left us a Picture with wilt that has left with enough fun fodder to guess his true height. Even Big show didn't look too short next to Shaq. CHeers my friends, this site is truly addicting!
James B said on 1/May/15
Rob some say in wcw/nwo era there only looked 2 inches between Nash and big show. Also vegas pointed out in this clip here from 1999 that show looked 6'10 if the rock was 6'3 1/2 peak.

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Not saying he wasn't 7ft but I do find it hard to get my head around big showing having just about 6 inches on a massive guy like Sid eudy for example.
Alex 6'0 said on 29/Apr/15
Matt Barnes listed at 6'7 so he's prob more 6'5.5-6'6 range. Big Show does look 6'11 there
mrtguy said on 27/Apr/15
Rob, how tall would you say Big Show looks in this shot next to Richard Sandrak, way back in 2005 I'm guessing 7 feet on the dot.
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[Editor Rob: 10 years ago I think he still was near enough his peak.]
Ancient Aztec guy said on 24/Apr/15
Even today I can't see Big Show being ANYTHING under 6'10.5", he's still about that at the very least. 6'11" is my guess for nowadays, 7'0.5" anything pre-2007". It seems today he can still completely towers over 6'2" triple H, still looks near 7ft on good nights, and struggles to look 6'10" on bad nights, but In my opinion these claims of under 6'10" are crazy. 6'10" is still a tad too low even today IMO.
mrtguy said on 21/Apr/15
Phil says on 14/Apr/15
That Alain guy is not 7ft6.5!

If he is not 7 ft 6.5 than I assume he must be at least Big Show's height (or taller) who knows? When I read an article it says he scaled 600 lbs it is absolute BS, he looks around 440 lbs. I can see Big Show outweighing him I mean Big Show has more muscle mass than Alain (IMO) who is morbidly obese.
Just take a look at Alain's belly, legs and arms it is very fat.
mrtguy said on 21/Apr/15
Rob, would you say that
Big Show outweighs Thor by a good 30 lbs.
[Editor Rob: I'm sure he would.]
pablo77bar said on 20/Apr/15
Big Show with billed 7ft 2 Yeti(Wrestler) in 1995 when both were 23~25
He looks like a solid 7ft 1
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JT said on 16/Apr/15
Click Here Matt Barnes is NBA-listed at 6’7” but does look about that height. Barnes had 6'5" Kobe by around 2 inches when he was on the Lakers a few years ago. Click Here IIRC Blake Griffin measured 6’8.5” and Deandre Jordan a little under 6’10”.
JT said on 15/Apr/15
mrtguy says on 13/Apr/15
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This is how I picture Big Show next to Sultan Kosen.

Click Here All estimates of course
Phil said on 14/Apr/15
That Alain guy is not 7ft6.5!
mrtguy said on 13/Apr/15
Click Here
This is how I picture Big Show next to Sultan Kosen.
mrtguy said on 12/Apr/15
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Rob, based on looking at these pics of Alain Delaunois do you think he is 7'6.5''.
[Editor Rob: really don't know, I think you need to have him beside someone of known height, I wouldn't have thought he looked this height in that group shot.]
CDK82 said on 11/Apr/15
I THINK BIG SHOW HAS ALWAYS BEEN 6'11" BAREFOOT
mrtguy said on 10/Apr/15
Big Show (IMO) Always came across taller than Andre the Giant.
NCL said on 9/Apr/15
James B says on 2/Apr/15
Rob I remember in the late 90s in WWE announcers would say about big show "you have to see him in the flesh to believe"

What could they mean by that exactley?
[Editor Rob: to believe how big overall he could look, width/height/head etc?]


I can attest to that. I saw Big Show in person for the first time the Raw after Wrestlemania 15 in NJ. TV does not do him justice at all, he's absolutely massive. Same with Khali but Show IMO is definitely wider and broader. And I was in the nosebleed section and I couldn't believe how large he was!
JT said on 6/Apr/15
mike says on 3/Apr/15
@JT ...from that pic... I do believe show is 6'10" (if you draw your lines along him and 6'3" #64

He does “look” 6’10” b/c the size of his head makes him appear shorter (the jaw extends down much farther than the “normal” head of a guy of Show’s height, which makes it appear like the gap is smaller than it really is). Click Here If you were to give Big Show the same size head as the 6’3” guy (still probably at least 10" long), you can see the difference it makes. Click Here

mrtguy, I don't know anything about Delaunois. However, that ceiling in your pic would have to be 9.5 to 10 feet tall if he's really 7'6.5" (unless his arms are exceptionally short). This guy Click Here is IIRC ~ 7'8"ish and 500 lbs. so Delaunois could be around that weight if that height is legit. He does appear heavier than Giant Gonzalez, who was around 7'6" and looked pretty lean even though he was probably 425 lbs. when wrestling.
Modeus said on 5/Apr/15
Does anyone have a pic of alex's 6 ft 10,5 friend?
mrtguy said on 4/Apr/15
JT, do you think Alain Delaunois really is 7'6.5'' I know this was mentioned in Andre the Giant's page, He does look big but not bigger than Big Show.
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mike said on 3/Apr/15
@JT ...from that pic... I do believe show is 6'10" (if you draw your lines along him and 6'3" #64
Phil said on 3/Apr/15
Mrtguy, You have to take into consideration camera angles and camera not being level. Kane in a suit has been looking as tall next show as nash is here
N said on 3/Apr/15
Big Shows boots on Smackdown this week. Holy hell, those things have had an overhaul. 2.5 inch heels easily. I'm saying 6'10.5" maximum nowadays
Danimal said on 3/Apr/15
Not sure where to post this, so I'm posting it on a couple of the wrestling pages. Just watched the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame and when the Bushwackers came out, I was SHOCKED. One of the Bushwackers is now close to a foot taller than the other one. He has a cane and clearly has undergone the all too common SEVERE height loss that many of these wrestlers have undergone over the years. These 2 men used to be about the same height, but I assure you (watch it for yourself), one of them is almost a foot taller than the other one today.
mrtguy said on 2/Apr/15
Click Here
Big Show and Kevin Nash backstage at Wrestlemania. Make your mind.
James B said on 2/Apr/15
Rob when do you think big show shrunk to 6'11 1/2? 2007 maybe?
James B said on 2/Apr/15
Rob I remember in the late 90s in WWE announcers would say about big show "you have to see him in the flesh to believe"

What could they mean by that exactley?
[Editor Rob: to believe how big overall he could look, width/height/head etc?]
just because said on 1/Apr/15
James B says on 31/Mar/15
at his size and weight he should be not weighing much more than 246 pounds in my opinion.

For a man of that height and build to get anywhere near 240 pounds he would have to cut off a leg and turn anorexic.
330 to 350 pounds was his weight when he started in wrestling
JT said on 31/Mar/15
Click Here No. 64 (Mike Purcell) measured 6'3" and 305 lbs. for the 2013 NFL Pro Day tryouts. The posture of both could be better but Big Show looks easily 100 lbs. heavier.

I'd be surprised if Big Show (and Khali) makes it to 70. Tall people generally don't live as long and his weight isn't helping. James B, 300 lbs. would be a good weight for Big Show (it's actually less than what he weighed in 12th grade). Sub-250 lbs. is too thin given his frame.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 31/Mar/15
JT says on 27/Mar/15
Click Here The original pic...


Saw this guy at the con where I met Piper, he looked his 1,96m claim without a doubt. I think Khali wasn´t a full 7´1" at least since his WWE Debut, more like 7´0.5" and I wouldn´t be shocked if he measures under 7ft today,

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James B said on 31/Mar/15
at his size and weight he should be not weighing much more than 246 pounds in my opinion.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Mar/15
He is right and what you're saying is totally right. But it just sounded blunt. Like if Big Show himself were to say at Comic-Con "when I retire in x number of years, I hope to open a wrestling school" and a fan will ask "do you think you'll be around long enough?"
James B said on 31/Mar/15
Connor- you can tell by looking at great khali's face that he has some growth issue. I think he actually may die younger than big show.


You guys may disagree but i think Test being '6'5' is 'part' of the reason why hedied younger and years of head injuries part of the reason too. Granted he was not a legit giant just a very tall man.
Connor6'0 said on 30/Mar/15
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover actually its not messed up James has a point, he (Big show) might not live very long at his height, I mean look at him he's massive he's a legit giant 6'10-7'0 is just too big, because of his size his blood will take longer to flow through his body and that's one of the things about how people his height dont live that long, and that goes for people of different heights aswell, we just never know how long well live, we all go at some point, you just have to make the most of the time you have and you might think it sounds messed up and it's sad I know but it's true you know.
miko said on 28/Mar/15
I think Show has got his health in order, and will likely lose more weight once he stops wrestling and has more time on his hands. I expect he could well live a normal lifespan.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Mar/15
@James B: That's a bit messed up!
JT said on 27/Mar/15
Click Here The original pic had around a 2 degree tilt against Khali which I corrected. Khali's legs look like they are bending inward now below the knees so he's probably lost some height recently.

That's a good find mrtguy. Walton is still at least 6'11" so the other guy is a legit 6'11" as he claims unless he's got a big footwear advantage in your pic.
James B said on 26/Mar/15
Well Rob he may not be alive in 10 years time? At his height and weight he might not live a very long time.
[Editor Rob: don't put a jinx on him!]
James B said on 25/Mar/15
Do you think rob that big show is starting now to lose height quite fast?

How tall might he be in 10 years maybe? 6'8? 6'9?
[Editor Rob: he might have been going through a 'growth splurge', the reverse of a spurt! It will be interesting to see how big bulky guys like him cope as they age. Look at some very tall basketball players who are slim and by 60's didn't really lose that much.]
miko said on 24/Mar/15
How often does Big Show stand like this?

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Just because he slouches a lot doesn't mean he's 6'10.

Also if he is 6'10 today then neither Shaq or Khali ever saw 7'0.
Connor6'0 said on 24/Mar/15
He could be the same height as the 6'10.5" guy (Alex 6'0s friend) but the full 6'11"? i doubt it.
NCL said on 23/Mar/15
just because says on 22/Mar/15
Heres some big show dirk nowitzki pics since the other one didnt work
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This one may just be a bad angle for big show Click Here
Heres dirk with the 7ft shaq Click Here
Most basketball players are measured in shoes.
Shows posture is not as good as these basketball players and carrying around his huge 450 pound bulk is going to have an effect.
Just look at game of thrones kristian nairn (hodor) he seems to be shrinking season to season

Thanks - I def think Show has lost some height
Connor6'0 said on 23/Mar/15
Rob don't you think 6'10 is more likelier for Big Show? I don't think he's 6'11.
[Editor Rob: he might be heading to that mark...but if you measured him would he eek out another bit of height and clear the 6ft 10 and be nearer 6ft 11 mark....]
just because said on 22/Mar/15
Heres some big show dirk nowitzki pics since the other one didnt work
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This one may just be a bad angle for big show Click Here
Heres dirk with the 7ft shaq Click Here
Most basketball players are measured in shoes.
Shows posture is not as good as these basketball players and carrying around his huge 450 pound bulk is going to have an effect.
Just look at game of thrones kristian nairn (hodor) he seems to be shrinking season to season
mrtguy said on 21/Mar/15
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Rough comparison of Big Show and Bill Walton next to the 6'11'' guy.
NCL said on 20/Mar/15
just because says on 18/Mar/15
Big show with 6ft 11 kevin laue Click Here
With 6ft 11 dirk nowitzki Click Here
With 6ft7.5 lebron james Click Here

Big show could be down to 6ft10 now at his age.

Can you repost the Dirk Nowitzki link? It didn't work

I keep seeing everyone here say that Dirk Nowitzki is 6'11". The NBA has him listed at 7' (bottom right of the link): Click Here

I don't watch basketball do they measure more in shoes?

Show also isn't built like a lanky football player and his head is huge. I think that gives him the appearance of being shorter than a guy like Kevin Laue

The third pic with Lebron I don't think is good to judge height since they're both leaning

When he stands straight he's still massive.
miko said on 19/Mar/15
He's still at least 6'11 today when he forces his posture. Solid 7'0 prime.
EzioAuditore711 said on 18/Mar/15
Looks 6'10".
Slim said on 18/Mar/15
His eye line is taller than Kevin laue. Kevin is much younger with better posture. Show is standing pretty straight up but it's pretty obvious they are the same height at least. Peak show height 7'-7'1 maybe 7'2. Your weight and size doesn't matter bc my grandpa was always 5'10 now 5'8. Always been a light man
Dan said on 18/Mar/15
i've seen the big show up close and he looked every bit of 7' you can say i'm lying all you want but i swear to it
just because said on 18/Mar/15
Big show with 6ft 11 kevin laue Click Here
With 6ft 11 dirk nowitzki Click Here
With 6ft7.5 lebron james Click Here

Big show could be down to 6ft10 now at his age.
N said on 18/Mar/15
His boots were always pretty solid but the soles are a good inch or so thicker than they used to be. When you watch backstage promos between Kane and Show, Show seems about 2 inches taller than Kane. On the flip side of that Big Show looks around 3 to 4 inches taller than Kane in the ring so it's tough to use either guy as a measuring stick for the other.
I'd be willing to bet that he's 6'11" or below now. The bigger the guy, the more dramatic the difference in height as time goes by.
May be as low as 6'10.5" barefoot. If the dude quit the carbs for a bit maybe he'd look his billed height haha. Nicest guy in the world though.
mahe said on 2/Mar/15
i think before bigshow height is more than 7".3" but really iam suprised
James B said on 27/Feb/15
Yeah on TV big show does look 6'10 today. Looked near 7ft 10 years ago......but then he had much more sheer mass back then.
dennan said on 24/Feb/15
Im 6 foot 1 = 186 cm and i met big show back in 2010 he looked about 6'10,11 up to me.
tartan said on 22/Feb/15
Shaquil o neil is 7"1 and he is clearly at least two inches taller than big show bitches. Watch the video for yourselfs
Shuvayu said on 17/Feb/15
7 for sure .. khali is 7"1.5"
JT said on 11/Feb/15
Click Here Maybe 2000 or so??

Sal, I think he played for a very small high school so the level of competition was not very good.
James said on 11/Feb/15
You never know he could have been a small fraction less than 7ft peak. As 6'0 Alex pointed out if you watch sold out 1998 you can see there is only a 2 inch difference between then 6'9-6'10 Kevin Nash and Big Show.

However taller guys dont stand as straight when squaring up to slightly shorter wrestlers and being the size he is Big shows height could have varied a lot throughout the day but then so could have Kevin Nash too.
Scotty said on 6/Feb/15
He is 7'0
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 5/Feb/15
Sal says on 4/Feb/15
I was shocked to see he averaged 35 points, 22 rebounds and 10 blocks per game in high school. I was like how could that possibly be right and he ended up at a rinky dink college. Did he blow out his knee or suffer a major injury?


Don´t know about injury but I heard him talk about major energie loss after brain surgery...
Sal said on 4/Feb/15
I just saw him listed at 7'1" at Wichita State and 7' after transferring to Southern Illinois. I'd guess 6'11" and some change barefoot enough for a 7'1" listing in shoes. I was shocked to see he averaged 35 points, 22 rebounds and 10 blocks per game in high school. I was like how could that possibly be right and he ended up at a rinky dink college. Did he blow out his knee or suffer a major injury?
ReturnofG said on 2/Feb/15
I used to think a peak Big Show was about 7'1 but now I really believe 7 even was his peak. It is clearly at any point in his life, he was as tall as Khali or Reis.
AllCheerstheGiants said on 31/Jan/15
Search Big Show Master Lock Challenge on youtube,
That was his peak weight--probably ¬550lbish
Anyone in his right mind will understand carrying that weight for a couple months would have taken the toll of his height.
My opinion:
Peak: 7'1", probably near 7' 1.5"
Nowadays: 6' 11.5"¬7' if ever he can stretch up. In normal posture looks more like 6' 10".
Oanh said on 31/Jan/15
mrtguy says on 21/Jan/15
I was on Reddit there is a guy who claims to be 7'1'' and 435 lbs and he looks every bit as big as Big Show, If not bigger than Big Show currently is.
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That guy doesn't look 7'1". Based on the second photo, he looks to be 6'10".
Oanh said on 31/Jan/15
fred says on 29/Jan/15
Big Show is not taller then 6'9
Now you will show me a photo of Akebono who is 6'8 haha with Big Show
Akebono is 6'5, eventualy weak 6'6...Big Daddy V was the same height as Akebono

When I paused their face off, Akebono appears to be slightly taller. No more than 1". Big Daddy is 6'6", so I'd put Akebono at 6'7".
fred said on 29/Jan/15
Big Show is not taller then 6'9
Now you will show me a photo of Akebono who is 6'8 haha with Big Show
Akebono is 6'5, eventualy weak 6'6...Big Daddy V was the same height as Akebono
mrtguy said on 25/Jan/15
I'd like to see this guy who looks very similar to Big Show in terms of height and weight stack up against him.
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Here are the other two pictures I posted on Big Show's thread
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JT, If it is possible do you mind comparing the size of Big Show to the self proclaimed 7'1'' 435 guy. I'd love to see a comparison between the two.
Alex 6'0 said on 24/Jan/15
JT in that shot its easily 14 inches and that's with her in heels too.
JT said on 24/Jan/15
Duhon says on 23/Jan/15
To bring up Hafthor Bjornsson again (as he doesn't have his own page). The gentleman to his his right claims to be 6'2" 305 lbs. Click Here

Rough comparisons Click Here although Bjornsson probably has at least a 0.5” footwear advantage over Andre. He’s a huge guy but undoubtedly from massive steroid/HGH abuse given that he used to be pretty thin. These are the guys who drop dead in their 30s and 40s from enlarged heats. Of course Andre and Big Show were on HGH as well but naturally from pituitary tumors. Since Arnold is probably more 5’11” range these days, Bjornsson could be around Kane’s height or a shade taller.
Duhon said on 23/Jan/15
To bring up Hafthor Bjornsson again (as he doesn't have his own page). The gentleman to his his right claims to be 6'2" 305 lbs. Click Here



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JT said on 22/Jan/15
Alex 6'0 says on 21/Jan/15
Rob, how tall does Big Show look above with Kelly Kelly who you have at 5'5 so probably 5'9 in heels
[Editor Rob: his head in that photo looks quite big, she's maybe a couple inches under his chin, but he doesn't look 7ft, maybe 6ft 10.]

Looks taller here in a straight-on shot Click Here
mrtguy said on 21/Jan/15
I was on Reddit there is a guy who claims to be 7'1'' and 435 lbs and he looks every bit as big as Big Show, If not bigger than Big Show currently is.
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Alex 6'0 said on 21/Jan/15
Rob, how tall does Big Show look above with Kelly Kelly who you have at 5'5 so probably 5'9 in heels
[Editor Rob: his head in that photo looks quite big, she's maybe a couple inches under his chin, but he doesn't look 7ft, maybe 6ft 10.]
Alex 6'0 said on 20/Jan/15
Big Show looked below 6'10 with 6'2.5 Roman Reigns on Raw this week. Not saying he is but with his weight and posture can look it.
JT said on 19/Jan/15
Click Here Shouldn't be any taller than this.
Phil said on 18/Jan/15
Not last smackdown, kane looked every bit of 6ft10/11 backstage with a 7 foot big show
Phil said on 18/Jan/15
Not last smackdown, kane looked every bit of 6ft10/11 backstage with a 7 foot big show
James B said on 11/Jan/15
He has 4 inches on Kane because Glenn Jacobs is not 6'7.5 anymore
Alex2 said on 10/Jan/15
Look around 4" taller than Kane on Smackdown this week, and was only 1" shorter than Shaq a few years back. 6'11.5" now 7'0.5" peak.
James B said on 4/Jan/15
If he stands with good posture he would measure 6'11.

He's a heavy guy though and his posture is not great so on TV I'd say he 'looks' 6'9.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jan/15
How tall would you estimate Show to be out of bed, Rob?
[Editor Rob: might still wake at 7ft]
miko said on 1/Jan/15
He'd hold his own next to Big Show but I don't think he'd stack up much better than Kane.
JT said on 1/Jan/15
Here are some other pics of Big Show when he was training for WCW. Click Here The other guy is Michael Todd, probably another wrestler.

This is maybe 1994 Click Here Hogan's footwear from that year Click Here

This is shortly before he debuted with WCW Click Here Not sure if they were going to call him Colossus or the tabloid just made up that name for the story.

Click Here John Smith (No. 32) was listed by Wichita State at 6’8” and as high as 6’10” when he transferred to a different college. If Smith were only 6’5” Big Show would still be around 6’11”. IIRC Big Show was shown this pic on a talk show and said Smith was 6'7"-6'8".

Dishonestguy is just trolling or may be the same one who posted here or on a wrestling forum years ago and had a rather disturbing obsession with this Noah Steer guy.
Logic said on 1/Jan/15
Duhon says on 31/Dec/14
Both of them next to Arnold. Click Here Click Here

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Here's a photo of Schwarzenegger and Bjornsson where you can see the footwear and full body stance of both men.

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Schwarzenegger standing with Lebron James........ Lebron's barefoot height is listed at 6'7.25".


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Vegas said on 1/Jan/15
RoelC, Clay..that whole post was actually written back in 2005 re: #22 Click Here
Just because said on 1/Jan/15
Honestguy says on 31/Dec/14
@Clay
Are you that stupid to believe that Akeobono is 6'8? He is around 6'4...and everything is ok, Big Show had about 4.5-5 inches on Akebono.
Its sad how people have no idea about heights...Akebono 6'8 ha ha ha

Here is the 6.8 akebono (6.4 according to you) Next to the 6.4 bob sapp(who according to you is really what 6 foot)Click Here
Duhon said on 31/Dec/14
Both of them next to Arnold. Click Here Click Here
Honestguy said on 31/Dec/14
@Clay
Are you that stupid to believe that Akeobono is 6'8? He is around 6'4...and everything is ok, Big Show had about 4.5-5 inches on Akebono.
Its sad how people have no idea about heights...Akebono 6'8 ha ha ha
Vegas said on 31/Dec/14
Bjronsson looks close in height and mass to Adam Scherr who is currently under contract to wwe (comparing both men to brian shaw)
Clay said on 30/Dec/14
''Honestguy''

That all sounds great and exciting....until I decide to post the video of Big Show having 4 inches on Akebono, both barefoot, in 2005. You fail.
RoelC said on 30/Dec/14
On the new WWE True Giants Blu-ray they showed a picture of Big Show during his wrestling days before WCW.

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Before he signed with WCW he trained at Larry Sharpes Monster Factory and wrestled a few matches in December 1994 under the Paul Bunyan gimmick. I believe he was billed at 7'2", 440lbs at the time.
RoelC said on 30/Dec/14
Honestguy, if Big Show is only 6'8.5", how tall do you think Akebono is? He's no taller than 6'4.5" or 6'5" if Big Show is only 6'8.5". He must've been standing on a platform when they measured him at 204cm (6'8 1/3") during his sumo days.

And as Big Show's boots are concerned. They don't give as much height as some here would like. The claim of him wearing lifts, were pretty much destroyed when he had a short feud with Akebono back in 2005. We've seen Big Show in boots standing next to a barefoot Akebono, and he wasn't noticeably taller than when both stood in the ring barefoot.

Big Show was listed at 7'1" in college basketball, no way would a guy who's only 6'8.5" get listed at such a height.

I've heard that Noah Steere claim before. He has yet to post a picture of himself next to Big Show, so until he does his claim holds little to no value.
JT said on 30/Dec/14
Assuming the guy in the blue shirt is 6’11.75” and could stand a little taller to come to Big Show's height. Click Here Camera angles aren’t quite the same (the higher camera angle makes the upper bodies of those guys look larger vis-à-vis Big Show). Bjronson could be leaning forward at the waist and/or neck though and appear shorter than he really is.
Ali Baba said on 29/Dec/14
I've also seen Bjornson listed at 6'8". Extremely strong guy, but seems smaller than the original Mountain, Conan Stevens, who's listed at 6'10".
Honestguy said on 28/Dec/14
Well according to several sources, Paul is actually about 6'8.5"!

I would not have believed this until I talked to big Noah Steere, and he told me that he has met the Bigshow, and that The bigshow was only an inch or two taller than himself.

Sure enough, if you see videos of Hogan and Rodman, Rodman towers over Hogan.

Rodman looked about the same difference as the Undertaker and Hogan, maybe even Kevin Nash's height.

Also If the Bigshow is nothing over 6'8.5", then that would mean that Hogan would be about 6'3" or 6'4", tops. Then again, we are talking barefoot height. If you ever meet Hogan, I doubt he will be barefoot. You put a 6'4" guy in boots, and now he looks 6'6".

You put boots even WITHOUT lifts on a 6'8.5" guy and he is now easily 6'10", maybe even 6'11".


The WWE now lists the Bigshow at only 7 feet, NOT 7'2" anymore. It is pretty well known that they exaggerate heights.

When Noah was wrestling, he was being touted as 6'10" sometimes 7 feet, and about 380 pounds, and he will tell you he is 6'6" barefoot, just shy of 6'7".
When you put a 6'6" guy in wrestling boots he now "looks" 6'8" and who can really tell the difference between 6'8" and 6'10" unless you actually have a tape measure handy?

You can safely asume that pretty much every Pro Wrestler is exaggerated by at least 2 inches, and the really tall ones are often padded by about 4 inches.

Now if Paul Wight is really about 6'8" without shoes on, that would put guys like Kane, Sid, Undertaker, Nash, Matt morgan at about 6'5.5" - 6'6.5" barefoot. Keep in mind that shoes visualy add about 2 inches to these guys, and some even have lifts in them. Glen Jacobs AKA Kane has admited this before.

LOL, I remember when they used to anounce Paul Wight as 7'4" in his WCW days. They also used to say that Nash was 7'1" tall. Then in the WWE both guys just shrank 2 inches. They were anouncing Paul, now Bigshow at 7'2" and when Nash had his short return to the WWE after WCW was bought out by WWE, Nash was "only" 6'11". Well, if Paul is really exactly 6'8.5" barefoot, then the barefoot height of Nash would not be much over 6'6" because Paul has always visually TOWERED over Nash.

Nash and the Undertaker are about the same height, and so is Kane. Heck, for a while Glen Jacobs actually WAS the fake Diesel.
Logic said on 28/Dec/14
Duhon says on 27/Dec/14

I'd love to see how Big Show would stand up next to Hafthor Bjronson and vice versa, the Moutain from Game of Thrones. 6'9" 397 lbs.




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Hafthor Bjronsson would probably feel pretty small if he were standing next to the Big Show. I say that because Hafthor Bjronsson doesn't look all that big standing with Icelandic basketball players Ragnar Ágúst Nathanaelsson and Egill Jónasson. Big Show is probably close in height to Egill Jónasson but the Big Show probably has much more mass/weight than Jónasson.


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FIBA, the International Basketball Federation has Ragnar Ágúst Nathanaelsson height listed at 2.18 meters ( roughly 7' 1.75") and Egill Jónasson's height is listed at 2.13 meters (roughly 6'11.75")...................... I don't know if those measurements were taken with or without their shoes on.

And I doubt that Bjronsson is 6'9" or even 6'8". Ragnar appears to have an easy 6"- 6.5" him and possibly up to 7" on him. And Egill has a good 4" on him and his posture is pretty bad..... if Egill were to stand up straight then he may have 4.5"-5" on Bjronsson.


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Duhon said on 27/Dec/14
I'd love to see how Big Show would stand up next to Hafthor Bjronson and vice versa, the Moutain from Game of Thrones. 6'9" 397 lbs. Click Here
miko said on 22/Dec/14
The only way Andre and Show would have been eye to eye is if Andre was in his cowboys and Show was barefoot.

As for Big Show's footwear, sure he wore some chunky soles in WCW but nothing ridiculous, he would have broken his ankles otherwise. Even a 2 inch boot would have only gained him around 0.75 over an average wrestling boot so its hardly even noticeable.

His footwear is smaller nowadays however, which would account on occasion for him looking a bit shorter, no way has he lost 2+ inches as some would make you believe. It's debatable if he's even lost a full inch.
Logic said on 21/Dec/14
I meant to say when the entire sole to the pivot point is the same thickness as the heel e.g. platform shoes.

Also, if the total length of the Big Show's boot is 14.5" then the thickness of the boot HEEL is approximately 2.4167" thick.

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Logic said on 21/Dec/14
JT says on 20/Dec/14
Logic, the sole height at the back of the shoe does not determine how much height the person gets.

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I know that you don't get the full height boost from a boot heel unless the entire sole is the same thickness as the heel e.g. platform shoes. I posted that photo because in my initial post about the thickness of the Big Show's boot HEEL I said "I wonder how thick the heels are on those boots?" And then, you posted this comment, "If Big Show’s are 2” soles how large are Andre’s heels? Click Here And those are pretty modest heels compared to some of Andre's boots."

If you notice, I originally said that the Big Show had wrestling boots that had HEELS that were probably 2" thick or possibly more. And in my opinion, I still believe that those particular pair of wrestling boots that the Big Show was wearing had 2" thick heels or possibly a bit thicker than that. I did NOT mention anything about the Big Show wearing 2" thick platform shoes or having 2" soles for the entire length of his boot. Nor did I mention that the Big Show got a 2" height boost from those wrestling boots.

And again, in my opinion, those particular wrestling boots that the Big Show was wearing in that photo that I posted probably had HEELS just as thick as the HEELS on the cowboy boots that Andre was wearing in that photo that you posted down bellow.
JT said on 20/Dec/14
Logic, the sole height at the back of the shoe does not determine how much height the person gets. Instead, it’s determined by the height of the sole under the pivot point of the foot (around the front of the heel of the foot).

The soles on wrestling boots slope downward. Cowboy boot heels normally don’t so the back of the heel is about the height the person is getting. My tennis shoe is roughly 13.5” long (size 14). Big Show wears a size 18 shoe, so it’s maybe another inch longer? Those are about the biggest soles I've seen Big Show wear but they'd be roughly 1.5” under the pivot point, which is large but only around 0.25" more than a typical dress shoe heel. Plus, the rubber soles compress a bit. His WCW soles were not that large.

Kane got probably a 2 inch or more boost from his boots in the late 1990s
Click Here Taker wearing Kane’s boots and outfit Click Here OMGs in WCW were also probably in the 2 inch range Click Here

Here’s what a 2 inch sole and 3 inch sole shoe actually look like
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Logic said on 14/Dec/14
The Big Show's boot heel again.


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**** The Big Show's boot length is probably longer than 12", so the boot heel is possibly more than 2" thick. But to find out the ratio between the overall length of his boots to the heel thickness I just went ahead and made his boots 12" long. With that being said, the particular pair of wresting boots that the Big Show was wearing in that photo appears to have a heel thickness that is roughly 1/6th the length of his boot. So, just divide the total length of the Big Show's boot by 6 to get the heel thickness.... or a relatively close approximation.

A 12" boot length would = a 2" thick heel
A 14" boot length would = a 2.33" thick heel
A 16" boot length would equal a 2.66" thick heel and so on.


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I know that you cannot know the precise thickness of the Big Show's wrestling boot heel by that photo but in my opinion the heel thickness on those particular pair of boots was probably 2" or more.
Seagal said on 14/Dec/14
Big show's heels get brough up, so Jt mentions , it's so clear who has agenda's ( Chaz, Jt) it's ridiculous
Recovered Data said on 12/Dec/14

Logic says on 8/Dec/14


JT says on 8/Dec/14

Logic says on 7/Dec/14

....I wonder how thick the heels are on those boots? 2" or more?



They look large but in reality are probably no more than 1.5” and maybe less considering where the foot pivot point is. You can see what 1.5” and 2” soled wrestling boots actually look like. Click Here Kane, Viscera and OMG in WCW (mid-1990s) used to wear close to 2” soled boots.

If Big Show’s are 2” soles how large are Andre’s heels? Click Here And those are pretty modest heels compared to some of Andre's boots.



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In my opinion, the heels on some of the Big Show's wrestling boots look to be just as thick if not thicker than the heel on those particular pair of cowboy boots that Andre is wearing in that photo. I am guessing that the Big Show has not worn the same pair of wrestling boots throughout his entire career and I am also going to guess that he may have more than one pair of wrestling boots and that he may have different wrestling boots that have/had different sole/heel thickness.



JT says on 8/Dec/14


Logic says on 7/Dec/14

....I wonder how thick the heels are on those boots? 2" or more?



They look large but in reality are probably no more than 1.5” and maybe less considering where the foot pivot point is. You can see what 1.5” and 2” soled wrestling boots actually look like. Click Here Kane, Viscera and OMG in WCW (mid-1990s) used to wear close to 2” soled boots.

If Big Show’s are 2” soles how large are Andre’s heels? Click Here And those are pretty modest heels compared to some of Andre's boots.

Logic says on 7/Dec/14


Here is another example of just of the thick the soles are on some of the Big Show's wrestling boots.



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And here is a photo of the Big Show and Mark Henry that I had not seen before.



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Logic says on 7/Dec/14


JT says on 2/Dec/14

You could make the case that Big Show actually looks 7'2" in boots here Click Here It's one of the few times he stands without some bending at the waist. Jimmy Hart is around 5'9" and Arn Anderson around 6'0". IIRC ~7'1" Ron Reis said Big Show in big boots was taller than him. If Big Show ever surpassed 7'0" though, IMO it was just barely.



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The Big Show has been known to wear some very thick heeled wrestling boots.



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I wonder how thick the heels are on those boots? 2" or more?

miko says on 5/Dec/14


I agree that Big Show would have been quite noticeably taller than Andre, a good solid 2 inches. He aint a flat 6'10 today though.



andre says on 4/Dec/14


Big show prime was way more taller then andre the giant at wrestlemania 3



big show was real tall in wcw for sure he was 7ft but today no more then 6ft10

miko says on 2/Dec/14


It's entirely probable that Show loses anywhere up to 1.5' during the day, so he's likely still waking up well above 7'0 (probably around 7'0.5), when he's wrestling he will be at his lowest somewhere between 6'11 and 6'11.5.



What people need to remember is that in WCW he had hair, big boots and impeccable posture, he has none of these in 2014 which easily chops an inch of what you see compared to then.



miko says on 2/Dec/14


That is at least 3 inches.



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JT says on 2/Dec/14


You could make the case that Big Show actually looks 7'2" in boots here Click Here It's one of the few times he stands without some bending at the waist. Jimmy Hart is around 5'9" and Arn Anderson around 6'0". IIRC ~7'1" Ron Reis said Big Show in big boots was taller than him. If Big Show ever surpassed 7'0" though, IMO it was just barely.



Danimal says on 30/Nov/14


Vegas says on 30/Nov/14

Thats mid 1999, can anyone with a straight face really say big show looks 7'1 (over 7'2 in boots) in that shot? Click Here



What a strange pic to use in order to prove a point. The camera angle/tilt is out of wack (favoring HHH), but more importantly, it looks like an airbrush photo shop job without any of them even truly being next to one another.

Danimal says on 30/Nov/14


miko says on 29/Nov/14

Big Show is 6'10.5? I guess Kevin Nash is barely over 6'7 today then?



Don't try and outsmart me Miko. I'm not a newbie. Show me a pic (proper angle with footwear visible) of a current Big Show having 3.5" on a current Nash.



Danimal says on 30/Nov/14


Alex 6'0 says on 29/Nov/14

That pic of Big Show and Nash was in 2002 where Big Show was only 30. He was def. still at his peak.



Not so sure Alex. He seemed to start looking a bit shorter around that time.

The A-List says on 30/Nov/14


If Big Show is 6'10'' that would put Khali at 6'11-6'11.5. I highly doubt that Khali is under 7ft.



Vegas says on 30/Nov/14


Thats mid 1999, can anyone with a straight face really say big show looks 7'1 (over 7'2 in boots) in that shot? Click Here

miko says on 29/Nov/14


Big Show is 6'10.5? I guess Kevin Nash is barely over 6'7 today then?



Alex 6'0 says on 29/Nov/14


That pic of Big Show and Nash was in 2002 where Big Show was only 30. He was def. still at his peak.

Danimal says on 28/Nov/14


Rob, I believe he was taller than a flat 7'0" in the mid-late 90's. He was closer to 7'1" than he was 7'0". He stated on Conan at that time that he was 7'1" and on the Howard Stern Show in 1999 that he was 7.05", which I believe he was. Today he looks to be nothing over 6'10.5" imo.



Danimal says on 28/Nov/14


Clay says on 24/Nov/14

Show is still holding onto at least 6'11'' at the moment.



In shoes.

Logic says on 27/Nov/14


In this photo, Nash looks to have been about 2.25"- 2.5" shorter than a near peak Big Show.



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booN says on 25/Nov/14


JT: it could also be that Show wears lifts, or it could be that Nash is wearing lifts. It could also be that, like I said, Nash is raising up in that photo. Vegas shows the same match from a different angle where we can see their feet, but we don't know that it is the same moment. It could be that at the moment where Nash looks taller from the side view he's raising up, and when the picture was taken from the angle Vegas provided, he wasn't.



We can't really determine someone's height based on one photo. It's when there is photo after photo that shows a consistency. The one where Nash looks close to his height is an EXCEPTION to the norm. The norm is that Big Show looks to be a few inches taller than Nash. Even in the different angle Vegas shows, Big Show looks to be about 3 inches taller than Nash... then in the same match, but from the side view, Nash looks to be about an inch shorter... looks pretty much like Nash is raising up to me. That seems like the obvious answer to me at least.

Njp says on 25/Nov/14


Looked about 6'11" compared to Rowan last night on raw who looked around 6'8" quite comfortably.



Clay says on 24/Nov/14


Show is still holding onto at least 6'11'' at the moment.

JT says on 24/Nov/14


booN says on 22/Nov/14

That picture where Kevin Nash looks almost as tall as the Big Show proves nothing. We can't even see their feet, how do we know that Kevin isn't raising up on his toes to try to look him in the eyes? It wouldn't be the first time he did that. That seems to be the most obvious answer.



Click Here That's around a 3 inch difference considering the size of Big Show's forehead. Nash looking up also makes them look closer in height since the eyes end up at almost the same level. The height difference looked bigger 10+ years ago as well as in WCW although for Show it could be more posture-related now Click Here



booN says on 23/Nov/14


Vegas says on 23/Nov/14 "full length shot from that same tour in december 2011, show has the camera angle advantage there Click Here"



But how do we know that is the exact moment of the other one, and not before or after Nash could have been raising up? See the problem? We need to know how Nash was standing in the moment the side profile picture was taken. Otherwise, this could just be a different angle at a different time.

Vegas says on 23/Nov/14


booN says on 22/Nov/14

That picture where Kevin Nash looks almost as tall as the Big Show proves nothing. We can't even see their feet

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full length shot from that same tour in december 2011, show has the camera angle advantage there Click Here



Vegas says on 23/Nov/14


miko says on 18/Nov/14

Show was looking around 4.5/5' taller than 6'7+ Eric Rowan on RAW last night.

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ryback and big show back in 2004 at 5 minutes 22 seconds just for comparison Click Here

booN says on 22/Nov/14


That picture where Kevin Nash looks almost as tall as the Big Show proves nothing. We can't even see their feet, how do we know that Kevin isn't raising up on his toes to try to look him in the eyes? It wouldn't be the first time he did that. That seems to be the most obvious answer.



Danimal says on 18/Nov/14


James says on 3/Nov/14

rob 7'0.5 possible for big shows peak? At times he could look a little over 7ft compared to kevin nash in the 90s.

[Editor Rob: not sure if he really would have been over the mark, well apart from maybe earlier in the day, depends how much a guy this size shrinks]



But Rob, you have seen comparisons of a 1990's Big Show to more recent years, right? You have to admit that there is a noticeable difference in his height, right?

[Editor Rob: yes Show looks to have lost height, Nash might have been over 6ft 9, today there is a chance he is not quite 6ft 9.]


miko says on 18/Nov/14


Show was looking around 4.5/5' taller than 6'7+ Eric Rowan on RAW last night.



Danimal says on 6/Nov/14


Just because says on 25/Oct/14

old bigshow and nashClick Here

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Do these show a loss in height for big show or a reduction in footwear?



It shows how much height Big Show has lost since the WCW.

miko says on 5/Nov/14


How tall was Kurrgan about 6'9? Kevin Nash range?



James says on 5/Nov/14


rob do you think Nash was a strong 6'9 peak or touching the mark like 6'8.75?

[Editor Rob: I think he was safely 6ft 9 peak ]


booN says on 4/Nov/14


Big mike: 6' 4 or 6'5 for Paul Wight? There's no way you can be serious. 6' 10 is his absolute minimum.



James says on 3/Nov/14


rob 7'0.5 possible for big shows peak? At times he could look a little over 7ft compared to kevin nash in the 90s.

[Editor Rob: not sure if he really would have been over the mark, well apart from maybe earlier in the day, depends how much a guy this size shrinks]


RoelC says on 2/Nov/14


JT says on 30/Oct/14

Miko, I think Silva and Khali were both about the same height (~ 7'1") at peak. Shaq too. I'm not sure if Silva and Big Show were ever in the same ring at the same event. I thought I read years ago that WWF let Silva go when Big Show arrived since he was taller than Big Show and they wanted to give Big Show a big push. I'm not sure if that was the reason as Vince has always had a reputation for favoring the larger wrestlers.



I believe John Tenta mentioned this in a Shoot interview. I believe signing Big Show was a key factor in the release of Giant Silva (& Kurrgan). But I don't think the height issue was the main reason.



With the signing of Big Show they finally had a giant wrestler who could work a match and feud with the likes of The Undertaker. Both Kurrgan & Giant Silva absolutely sucked in the ring. The Oddities were popular in the beginning, but that popularity was short-lived. When John Tenta is the technically most gifted big man in your group, you know something is wrong.



When Big Show was signed, they really had nothing for Silva & Kurrgan to do. Silva was released in September 1999 and Kurrgan in November 1999. They hadn't been seen on WWE TV since February 1999.



Silva & Show never appeared in the same ring together. They did appear at the same WWE event on February 15, 1999, but Big Show's segment was recorded for WWE RAW, whereas Silva's segment was shot for WWE Shotgun.



Danimal says on 2/Nov/14


Alex 6'0 says on 17/Oct/14

Clay, yea legit 7'0 plus bigger boots he was prob 7'2 in footwear and could have appeared 7'4 in his WCW days. They then dropped his billed height to 7'2 when he came to WWF in 1999



At what point in the WWE did you first start noticing him having lost height Alex?

JT says on 30/Oct/14


Miko, I think Silva and Khali were both about the same height (~ 7'1") at peak. Shaq too. I'm not sure if Silva and Big Show were ever in the same ring at the same event. I thought I read years ago that WWF let Silva go when Big Show arrived since he was taller than Big Show and they wanted to give Big Show a big push. I'm not sure if that was the reason as Vince has always had a reputation for favoring the larger wrestlers.



Oscar Schmidt (#14) was listed at 6'8.75" although I've also seen 6'8" and 6'9" listings for him. Click Here Silva's probably around 5 inches taller considering his acromegalic head. I believe there are some 217 cm. (7'1.5") b-ball listings for Silva. Silva wore some big-soled boots in the ring with Khali so if he appeared taller that may be why. Recently, Khali's legs seem to be angling inward below the knees (not a good sign) so he could be losing some height now.



Big mike says on 30/Oct/14


Hmmmm 6-4 or likely 6-5 for Mr Wight! richard Kiel who in his prime was a legit 7ft! You'll see the difference!

The A-List says on 30/Oct/14


Louis says on 27/Oct/14

Has 5 inches on orton Click Here



That's not 5'' between show and orton more like 8.



Sandpaper says on 29/Oct/14


I saw Big Show in person in 2013 after a Raw event in Miami,FL. He was wearing sneakers (no lifts). I am 5'11.5", and I would say that Big Show was at least 6'11." According to his college basketball stats, Paul Wight was 7'1" as a young athlete. Given the skeletal problems that most very tall people experience, it's possible that he could have shrunk an inch or two by his early 40s. 6'11" to 7 feet is a good "guestimate" of his current height.

miko says on 29/Oct/14


JT do you think Silva was taller than Khali?



I think both are around 7'1, but I have no idea who would be taller.



Did Silva and Big Show ever share a ring?



NCL says on 29/Oct/14


JT says on 29/Oct/14

Click Here ~ 7’9” Sun Ming Ming and ~6’11.5” at the time Wilt.



Icehole73 says on 27/Oct/14

….. I would have loved to see Andre get ticked off but then realize his opponent was just as massive, he never experienced that.



Click Here All just estimates of course.



Dude, that's an awesome picture! I don't fully agree with it but it's very well done.

JT says on 29/Oct/14


Click Here ~ 7’9” Sun Ming Ming and ~6’11.5” at the time Wilt.



Icehole73 says on 27/Oct/14

….. I would have loved to see Andre get ticked off but then realize his opponent was just as massive, he never experienced that.



Click Here All just estimates of course.



Just because says on 28/Oct/14


203cm says on 18/Oct/14

Big Show is not over 6ft8.I saw him,but unfortunatelly I dont have a picture,I'm myself 6ft8 and he was eye to eye with me.Next time I see him,I will take the picture.The reason why he looks taller is because he is wearing the lifts in his boots.Boots give him 2-3 extra inches.

And when he encountered Shaq on WWE,he was wearing lifts to make him appear 6'10-11.

I know you might hardly take this,but I'm telling you what I saw with my own eyes.

So,due to Big Show's height,I will put Kevin Nash at 6'6,Undertaker,6'5.5,Kane about the same...



Give me a break heres big show BAREFOOT with the 6'8 akebono Click Here

Icehole73 says on 27/Oct/14


I just saw Raw and Big Show can still move like a bear. He gives you the impression that he's sluggish then explodes. Andre was 41 during WM3 and could barely move (not his fault). I give show a 6'10.75 and a peak of 7' .05. I grew up watching the Andre , Studd and Ernie Ladd era and the 2000's was just a more evolved version. Great selection of Big Men (Kane, Taker, Nash, Sid, Kurrgan, Morgan, Jones,) and Many giants to choose from like Silva, Khali, Big Show, Gonzalez. Not saying they are all good but the combinations could be interesting. I would have loved to see Andre get ticked off but then realize his opponent was just as massive, he never experienced that.



Louis says on 27/Oct/14


Has 5 inches on orton Click Here

miko says on 27/Oct/14


Show at present is probably in the best shape he's been for over 10 years. At around 6'11.25/6'11.5 down from a 7'0 peak.



He was ridiculously out of shape in the mid-2000's. He crept over 500lbs when he faced Akebono in 2005. He was not healthy at all.



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Today he's likely tipping the scales at 410/420lbs but he looks healthy and in the ring is clearly moving about a lot better.



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booN says on 26/Oct/14


when Paul Wight was first in WCW, I was told by someone who always seemed to know what was going on, that he was 6' 10.5". When I would ask how they could exaggerate so much, the guy told me he wears lifts. I didn't believe it at the time, but now I'm thinking it's true.



Even in WCW, there was one time he looked to have several inches on Kevin Nash, but then there were times when they seemed awfully close to being the same height. Even when Bash returned to WWE at the RR a couple of years ago, Big Show still had about 3 inches on him. This to me shows that Wight is pretty much as tall as he ever was.



So I think 6' 10.5, give it take, say, 0.5".



I've see Nash in real life and my estimate would be 6' 8, as I've got a friend who is 6' 7 and though I haven't seen them together, they seem pretty close.

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 26/Oct/14


He does look shorter today. He's in terrible shape



The A-List says on 25/Oct/14


Someone like Big Show can lose 2'' just in one day. He could be 7'1'' out of bed and possibly 6'11.5'' at afternoon.

miko says on 24/Oct/14


I would have loved to have seen a nose to nose Big Show/Andre staredown. It would certainly have killed the myth that Andre was ever near 7'0.



Show was 7'0 and Andre somewhere around 6'10.5.



miko says on 23/Oct/14


I think a peak WCW Big Show with bigger boots, hair and impeccable posture would have been eye to eye with Khali/Shaq. Barefoot he would have still been shorter of course. 7'1 Ron Reis was his only real height threat in WCW and they looked very similar, but as they never had a formal staredown it was hard to tell, Reis maybe had the edge though.



I still think he clears 6'11 today when he forces his posture and was 7'0 at his absolute tallest. Unless he's with someone around his height he doesn't really bother standing that tall these days.

203cm says on 18/Oct/14


Big Show is not over 6ft8.I saw him,but unfortunatelly I dont have a picture,I'm myself 6ft8 and he was eye to eye with me.Next time I see him,I will take the picture.The reason why he looks taller is because he is wearing the lifts in his boots.Boots give him 2-3 extra inches.

And when he encountered Shaq on WWE,he was wearing lifts to make him appear 6'10-11.

I know you might hardly take this,but I'm telling you what I saw with my own eyes.

So,due to Big Show's height,I will put Kevin Nash at 6'6,Undertaker,6'5.5,Kane about the same...



JT says on 17/Oct/14


Click Here Shaq's still going to be taller including compared to a peak Big Show.



Here’s Khali with a guy (Greg Clausen) who claims 6’11” Click Here Clausen played b-ball and was listed at 6’11” in college and in the NBA D-league. Considering he’s standing in front of Khali he’s probably more 6’10”.



Here’s Khali standing next to a Chevy Suburban/Tahoe, which is just about 6’5” tall Click Here

VKid says on 17/Oct/14


I think he was a legit 7'1" or even 7'1.5" in his prime.

With the big boots in WCW > 7'3".

Started to gain weight when he started to lose hair though.

Had surpassed 500lb mark twice which costs him some height.

Nowadays maybe still over 6'11" but the aweful posture makes him look like 6'10".

His huge forehead(only smaller than Andre I think)makes him looks shorter than he actually is when standing toe to toe with other tall guys.



Alex 6'0 says on 17/Oct/14


Clay, yea legit 7'0 plus bigger boots he was prob 7'2 in footwear and could have appeared 7'4 in his WCW days. They then dropped his billed height to 7'2 when he came to WWF in 1999

The A-List says on 17/Oct/14


Big Show is 6'11'' at the least. He looked 6'11.75 next to Shaq and almost as tall as (The) Great khali. In comparison He always looked taller than Andre and in some pictures it looks about 2'' between the two. 6'9-6'10'' sounds BS.



Clay says on 15/Oct/14


One thing about the Show when he was in WCW was that long hair, and possibly chunkier footwear. I have no doubts he has lost some height, but he also appeared taller with the hair, posture, footwear etc. Legitimtely 7'2'' in boots=7'4'' billing in WCW.

Alex 6'0 says on 14/Oct/14


Miko, Jericho ive seen in person waiting online to meet him from a few feet away and he looked 5'9 range to maybe 5'9.5 but comparing someone that height to Big Show is hard. When we compare the taller guys who are more in Big Show's height range to him we better estimates like Shaq, Khali, etc



miko says on 12/Oct/14


Big Show at maximum posture with 5'9.5 Chris Jericho (NOT 5'8 as that is utter garbage).



As we can see Show is around 14 inches taller than Chris, which would put him somewhere between 6'11 and 7'0.



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Logic says on 11/Oct/14


Big Show & Mark Henry standing with Jon "Bones" Jones........ Jones is barefooted.



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The same video from a different angle.



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Jones height is listed at 6'4" and the Big Show looks to have 6"-7" on him. Jones has had his photo taken with other tall guys such as Shaq and Charles Barkley.



James B says on 11/Oct/14


I'd like to see how a prime Sid Eudy and prime big show would fair in a wrestling match?

Danimal says on 11/Oct/14


Clay says on 10/Oct/14

Danimal says on 8/Oct/14

Greg says on 7/Oct/14

Big Show seems to be the exception to the ridiculous over-billing of pro wrestlers. I think we can all agree this guy was 6'11'' absolute bare minimum at his peak.



He was probably around 7'0.5" at his peak. Today, I honestly don't think he looks over 6'10". He was so much longer in his prime. Just appears to have become compressed. Ironically, he's at the same age that Andre was when he passed away and we all know how much height he lost by that point.



2.5 inches?! 7'0-7'0.5 prime, 6'11-6'11.5 on a good day nowadays. A giant like Khali I see losing a half inch or so at 40+ as well.



Honestly, yeah, he looks to be no taller than 6'11" today and that's being generous imo (I see him as closer to 6'10"-6'10.5" today). His peak, he was at least 7'0.5". So, I'd settle for 1.5"-2" height loss. Remember, he carried over 500 pounds for a long time clay and he's taken some serious beatings in the last 20 years. He just doesn't tower men (especially the tall ones) like he did in the WCW.



Danimal says on 11/Oct/14


Alex 6'0 says on 9/Oct/14

Danimal, yea and even early 2000s looked solid 7'0 range. These last years he looks no more than 6'11. Can even look 6'10 range though I doubt he'd measure that low



BTW Alex, you and I both noticed that Taker started looking shorter in the early 2000's (2002ish) and coincidentally, not long after that, so did Big Show start looking shorter.

Danimal says on 11/Oct/14


Alex 6'0 says on 9/Oct/14

Danimal, yea and even early 2000s looked solid 7'0 range. These last years he looks no more than 6'11. Can even look 6'10 range though I doubt he'd measure that low



Yeah, he got to the WWF (at the time) in January 1999 and was still at his peak height. I remember his facing off against Kane at that time who wore MASSIVE platform heels and Big Show still had several inches on him even then. Today, Big Show just doesn't tower talls guys like that anymore. I provided 2 pics of him with 2 6'6" men in the WCW and he had over a half a foot on them.



Greg says on 10/Oct/14


We how have strong evidence that Undertaker is currently 6'6'' and Kevin Nash is 6'8'' because of their pictures with Ali Baba and Rob respectively, and these were two guys who were in the ring with Big Show at one time or another. What makes peak heights difficult to pinpoint is that we don't know how much taller Undertaker and Nash were back in the '90s. With that being said, I feel that anything over 7 foot for Big Show is too much, I just don't think they would bill him anything under his real height, if he was 7'0.5'' then he certainly would have been billed at 7'1''+. My peak heights for these three would be:



Undertaker: 6'7''



Nash: 6'9''



Big Show: 7'0''

BorkLaser says on 10/Oct/14


At his prime I can easily see him at 7'1" or 7'2" even. Now 6'11" seems accurate. He's a heavy guy and he's mostly torso (doesn't really have long legs for someone his height) so it would make sense that he would lose a lot more height over the day than others thanks to the size of his back.



Clay says on 10/Oct/14


Danimal says on 8/Oct/14

Greg says on 7/Oct/14

Big Show seems to be the exception to the ridiculous over-billing of pro wrestlers. I think we can all agree this guy was 6'11'' absolute bare minimum at his peak.



He was probably around 7'0.5" at his peak. Today, I honestly don't think he looks over 6'10". He was so much longer in his prime. Just appears to have become compressed. Ironically, he's at the same age that Andre was when he passed away and we all know how much height he lost by that point.



2.5 inches?! 7'0-7'0.5 prime, 6'11-6'11.5 on a good day nowadays. A giant like Khali I see losing a half inch or so at 40+ as well.

Alex 6'0 says on 9/Oct/14


Danimal, yea and even early 2000s looked solid 7'0 range. These last years he looks no more than 6'11. Can even look 6'10 range though I doubt he'd measure that low



Danimal says on 8/Oct/14


Just a reminder of how much taller he was in his prime (1995-1999)



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Danimal says on 8/Oct/14


Greg says on 7/Oct/14

Big Show seems to be the exception to the ridiculous over-billing of pro wrestlers. I think we can all agree this guy was 6'11'' absolute bare minimum at his peak.



He was probably around 7'0.5" at his peak. Today, I honestly don't think he looks over 6'10". He was so much longer in his prime. Just appears to have become compressed. Ironically, he's at the same age that Andre was when he passed away and we all know how much height he lost by that point.



Danimal says on 8/Oct/14


Alex 6'0 says on 8/Oct/14

At 42 you usually don't lose height but Big Show is a very very large man so with all that size and weight you'll lose height faster than someone else.



Plus, he's been taking some major tumbles in the ring in the last 20 years. All of that does compress the spine.

Clay says on 8/Oct/14


Greg says on 7/Oct/14

Big Show seems to be the exception to the ridiculous over-billing of pro wrestlers. I think we can all agree this guy was 6'11'' absolute bare minimum at his peak.



Absolutely just look at the man. He was nothing under 7 feet in his prime years of late teens-20's IMO.



Alex 6'0 says on 8/Oct/14


At 42 you usually don't lose height but Big Show is a very very large man so with all that size and weight you'll lose height faster than someone else.

Greg says on 7/Oct/14


Big Show seems to be the exception to the ridiculous over-billing of pro wrestlers. I think we can all agree this guy was 6'11'' absolute bare minimum at his peak.



James B says on 2/Oct/14


Lets hope rob that big Paul never sees this height page.

Attitude says on 2/Oct/14


I actually meant to say at least 2 and regretted not saying 3 or 4 since Nash had his head reach Wight's brow area. My bad.



But much taller than Nash. 7 feet I believe was his peak height easily.



Kourosh177cm says on 29/Sep/14


rob hes too young to lose height. hes only 42 years old!!!

[Editor Rob: guys like these are exceptions, wrestling is going to hurt some people's joints more than normal. You are lucky if you get to age 50 without any loss.]


Danimal says on 29/Sep/14


lion says on 27/Sep/14

For me the comparisons with Shaq puts him at 6'11 but maybe he lost more height by now.



He was over 7'0" in his WCW days (1995-1999).



Danimal says on 29/Sep/14


Attitude says on 29/Sep/14

Looked two inches taller than Nash in his prime

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Closer to 3"

James B says on 29/Sep/14


There looks 3 inches between Nash and the giant



miko says on 29/Sep/14


Show looked to be on average around 3 inches taller than Nash in WCW, but that included a slight footwear advantage.



Big Show at 7'0 or just under, and Nash at somewhere around the 6'9/6'9.5 area I can buy.

Attitude says on 29/Sep/14


Looked two inches taller than Nash in his prime

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lion says on 27/Sep/14


For me the comparisons with Shaq puts him at 6'11 but maybe he lost more height by now.

James B says on 27/Sep/14


Miko- Rob thinks Chris Jericho could be nearer 5'9 flat than 5'9 1/2



In that pic with Wade he ain't standing at his tallest making appear 5'8-5'9 range.



Barrett could measure 194cm or 195cm like Alex said.



Clay says on 27/Sep/14


Swagger and Barret I would both give 6'5''.

Goliat says on 27/Sep/14


Big Show is 6ft7.5 max....i don't get it how do you think he is 6ft11

Do you even know how the person with that height look like?

Probably not!



James B says on 27/Sep/14


Mark Henry looks under 6ft3 here



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miko says on 27/Sep/14


Barrett is over 6'5. He's always taller than 6'4 guys.



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Lowest I can go for Swagger is 6'4.5, he's not as low as a flat 6'4.



lion says on 27/Sep/14


He could pass for 6'11 as he stood tall with Shaq

James B says on 27/Sep/14


Alex 6'0 says on 26/Sep/14

James, Swagger and Barrett are in the 6'4-6'5 range. Can be anywhere from 6'4-6'5 looking at them. 6'4.5 and 6'4.75 are good guesses as they're in that range.



Goes to show alex just how tall the 6'4-6'5 range is. A legit/strong 196cm on WWE TV would look massive.



Alex 6'0 says on 26/Sep/14


James, Swagger and Barrett are in the 6'4-6'5 range. Can be anywhere from 6'4-6'5 looking at them. 6'4.5 and 6'4.75 are good guesses as they're in that range.

James B says on 25/Sep/14


Clay if he's 6'3 what does that make Jack Swagger? 6'4.5?



Clay says on 22/Sep/14


James - No I don't think he's a true 6'4'' but he's for sure 6'3''.

James B says on 21/Sep/14


Miko maybe.......



Cesaro 6'3.5

Wade Barrett 6'4.75

Jack Swagger 6'4.5



Just a guess though



miko says on 20/Sep/14


Cesaro at a flat 6'3 would be bad news for Barrett/Swagger.



I think he's closer to 6'4 than people would expect.

James B says on 19/Sep/14


Clay do u agree no way is cesaro is 6'4



Clay says on 18/Sep/14


Hulk actually looks a few MM's taller to me there, but he's 6'3'' and change still im sure.

Jesse36 says on 18/Sep/14


Probably 7'0 or 7'1 becaus he is not that much shorter than Shaq



Alex 6'0 says on 17/Sep/14


Ok Bass is 6'6.25 if he didn't grow anymore. Big Show is bit closer to camera so that'll make up a fraction. He looks between 6'10 and 6'11 there.

Smarty says on 16/Sep/14


Here is my estimations of Paul Wight's height over the years:



Peak was: 7'0.75" Barefoot, 7'2.25" In boots

Today's height: 6'11.25" Barefoot, 7'0" In boots



James B says on 16/Sep/14


Yep dead on even with 6'3 hulk hogan in this pic.

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I think we can rule 6'4 out for cesaro

Logic says on 16/Sep/14


miko says on 15/Sep/14

Big Show with 6'8 Brandon Bass....



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Bass's height is listed at 6'6.25" without his shoes on.



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Here is another photo of Brandon Bass and the Big Show.



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You cannot see their shoes but you can see most of their legs. Big show looks to have good posture and Bass appears to have a slightly hunched/slouched posture but the camera tilt does favor Bass. Though, I would think that Bass's camera advantage tilt is probably largely canceled out by his poorer posture.



All things considered, to me, the Big Show looks to be around 6'11" in that photo.



JT says on 16/Sep/14


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Erick Dampier (#25, far left) is listed at 6’11” and apparently measured that height without shoes in 1996. He is closer to the camera than Bass. The other guy DeSagana Diop is listed at 6’11” and did measure 6’10” without shoes in 2001.

JT says on 16/Sep/14


miko says on 15/Sep/14

Big Show with 6'8 Brandon Bass....



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Bass measured 6'6.25" barefoot back in 2004. He was around 19 at the time. We can speculate whether he grew a bit more since then but that's the height we have. There should be a few pics of Bass with 7 footers to compare. For reference, it's probably about 5.5" from Big Show's eyes to the top of his head.



James B says on 16/Sep/14


Cesaro is not 6'4 more like 6'3



Interviewing hulk hogan

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tRLBjAwMw9I



With jack swagger

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dmRKHCCrj9g



With Kane

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wzKxCVNsF5U



With wade Barrett

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PugdA7ZFgWk





This could be inaccurate but just going by those videos I'd guess.........



Cesaro 6'3

Hulk hogan 6'3.25

Jack Swagger 6'4

Wade Barrett 6'5.5

Kane 6'6.5



Wade Barrett though I think in reality is 196cm tops.

Vegas says on 16/Sep/14


7 minute mark onwards. i think we can safely rule out 6'8 for harper anyway Click Here



miko says on 15/Sep/14


Big Show with 6'8 Brandon Bass....



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miko says on 15/Sep/14


Cesaro is around 6'4, he was barely shorter next to Swagger, both in military posture. Swagger is around 6'5 or at worst a hair under it.



Danimal says on 12/Sep/14


cdk28 says on 12/Sep/14

PEAK WAS 7'0.5" BAREFOOT 7'2" IN BOOTS

NOW 6'10.75" BAREFOOT 6'11.5" IN BOOTS



I can live with that (except for all your CAPS).

James B says on 12/Sep/14


Is Swagger 6'4.5 or 6'4.75 not sure?



cdk28 says on 12/Sep/14


PEAK WAS 7'0.5" BAREFOOT 7'2" IN BOOTS

NOW 6'10.75" BAREFOOT 6'11.5" IN BOOTS

SaveUsY2J says on 11/Sep/14


Yeah, it's strange, Cesaro has an extremely lanky build which you'd more expect to find on a 6'7+ guy, but he was noticeably shorter than Jack Swagger who is 6'5 or close to it, so 6'3 range is what I'd guess for him.



James B says on 10/Sep/14


Cesaro can't be over 6'3 if he's dead on the same with Sheamus.



It's kinda weird that both sheamus and cesaro give a slightly taller impression than Orton.

Guy B says on 10/Sep/14


I've seen Big Show in person and I would say he's around 6'11" or 7'0". When he stood next to Shaquille O'Neal, there was only an inch or two difference between the two, so I'm leaning towards 6'11".



SaveUsY2J says on 9/Sep/14


Even excluding Sheamus' thick upswept hair Orton only looks an inch taller. He also looks identical with Cesaro who is at least 6'3 and may be a fraction over it.

James B says on 9/Sep/14


Dont forget sheamus's hairstyle



SaveUsY2J says on 8/Sep/14


Well Sheamus is only an inch shorter than Randy Orton so looks a comfortable 6ft3 in my eyes...

Clay says on 8/Sep/14


khali probably is a little under 7'1'' evening James.



James B says on 7/Sep/14


As I suspected those pics prove khali could be under 7ft1 cause back in 2009 big show was probably no taller than 6'11.5.



I am not sure about 6'3 for Sheamus?

RoelC says on 6/Sep/14


Red183 says on 6/Sep/14

Show looked to have thicker soles on his boots than Khali there.



They only looked marginally thicker to me. Maybe half an inch advantage.

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Shave Khali's head bald, and there would be less then an inch between them

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And these pics were from there match at Backlash April 2008. A year before Show's encounter with Shaq in September 2009.



With a big footwear advantage Big Show could actually look as tall as Khali.

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James B says on 6/Sep/14


Khali probably drops under 7ft1 depending on time of day

SaveUsY2J says on 6/Sep/14


@James B, I think Del Rio is probably 6'2.5"- he's very close in height to 6'3" Sheamus:



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He's booked to attend this year's Winter LFCC though, so hopefully Rob will get a photo with him?

[Editor Rob: there's a few wrestlers I didn't bother with over the years, but this guy I should probably get.]




Alex 6'0 says on 6/Sep/14


Bud, yea with Khali in those faceoffs they had in 2006 and in the pic you posted Big Show only looked an inch shorter and was 7'0 I think. With Shaq is 2009 he looked more 6'11.5ish and today no more than 6'11 flat.

Bud says on 6/Sep/14


In the past he looked 7ft with Khali Click Here



James B says on 5/Sep/14


Actually 6'4 flat in normal sized footware

James B says on 5/Sep/14


Hogans 6'3 not 6'4.5



James B says on 4/Sep/14


Pics can be deceiving here looks 6'2 with Cena



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cena may have footwear/posture advantage so Del Rio could be 6'2 1/2?

James B says on 4/Sep/14


Del Rio looks a legit 6'4 compared to Triple H and john cena in the press conference photo below.



Always thought Del Rio looked a flat 6'2.



Vegas says on 4/Sep/14


thing about photos is people can also look taller than they are supposed to look if you only focus on one image.



e.g

rob has david arquette @ 177cm which i think is fair Click Here

rob has trace adkins at 198cm which going by how he measures up next to penn jillette in cowboy boots is probably a tad too high but nonetheless Click Here

Vegas says on 4/Sep/14


del rio looks way too tall in that shot having met him in person twice, puts both khali and show well under 7ft.



i haven't seen the video of that press conference because i was on my way to the states when it was airing live but here is a full length shot. show seems closer to the camera but that more along the lines of how del rio and big show would measure up based on having met both out of gear Click Here



JT says on 4/Sep/14


Logic, Hogan may be a little closer to the camera than Mark Henry. Their body mass looks about the same when in reality Henry outweighs him by probably 125-150 lbs. Henry is probably around 6’2” but his height seems to fluctuate depending on his footwear. He can look as tall as 6’4” Conan O’Brien. Click Here The high camera angle here Click Here slightly favors ~ 6’2.5” Reigns since he’s farthest from the camera yet Henry’s still taller by at least an inch.



Red, Hogan’s clearly closer to the camera in that Wrestlemania press conference photo with Big Show. Hogan’s even a bit closer to the camera than Triple H, whose standing in front of Show. Khali’s also a little closer to the camera than Show, since Khali’s head comes out a little longer than Show’s when it’s actually around an inch smaller. Khali would still have Show by at least an inch with comparable posture though.

Clay says on 2/Sep/14


Khali is still holding on to 7'1'' based on that.



Logic says on 2/Sep/14


Hopefully, the link will work this time.



If Mark Henry is 6'3" today then how tall is Hulk Hogan today?

Mark Henry standing with Hulk Hogan.... Hogan isn't even standing fully straight.



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James B says on 2/Sep/14


Next to Khali in that pic looks 6'11.5. I wonder if Khali is more 7'0.5 though which would make sense if Show is 6'11.



Logic says on 2/Sep/14


If Mark Henry is 6'3" today then how tall is Hulk Hogan today?



Mark Henry standing with Hulk Hogan.... Hogan isn't even standing fully straight.



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Roman Reigns and Mark Henry...... there doesn't appear to be much of a height difference in this photo between the two men.



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Also, is Reigns standing a little farther back/behind Mark Henry and the Big Show?



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CM PUNK says on 1/Sep/14


I DONT THINK HE HAS EVER BEEN A TRUE 7 FOOT. HE BE 6'11-6'11.5" BAREFOOT HIS WHOLE CAREER



James B says on 31/Aug/14


Reigns looks 6'1.75 compared to big show and mark henry. Henry judging from that pic looks 6'3.

JT says on 30/Aug/14


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Big Show’s torso is unusually long relative to the length of his legs, so his bending at the waist lowers the top of his head more than it would for a guy the same height with longer legs. Click Here Not saying he’d still measure a full 7’0” today but this is probably why he can give the impression of standing around 6’10” or so. Plus his eyes are set around an inch lower on his head than it is on the head of a normal sized person.



Alex 6'0 says on 30/Aug/14


At Big Show's age of 42 usually Id say a guy wouldn't have shrunk but Big Show being such a large man all that weight over the years has made him shrink a little.

Alex 6'0 says on 30/Aug/14


If 6'2.5 was morning for Reigns then closer to 6'2-6'2.25 would be his height but we don't know how early those measurements are taken.



Logic says on 30/Aug/14


Vegas says on 30/Aug/14

towered over 6'2.5 nfl combine measured roman reigns at the end of smackdown last night. that reigns measurment must be early morning because it looked roughly 9-10 inches between the two

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How tall is Mark Henry? 6'2"- 6'3"???? The Big show looks to have around 8" or so on him.

James B says on 30/Aug/14


I agree Vegas roman reigns really does not look over 6'2 to me. Even 6'1.75 is possible for Reigns if big show is 6'11.



Vegas says on 30/Aug/14


towered over 6'2.5 nfl combine measured roman reigns at the end of smackdown last night. that reigns measurment must be early morning because it looked roughly 9-10 inches between the two

Alex 6'0 says on 29/Aug/14


I agree with the updated listing. Def. a solid 7'0 peak. Today and over the last few years doesn't look over 6'11. Looked 6'11 with Shaq a few years ago



Clay says on 28/Aug/14


I think the 6'11'' listing for these days is alright, and the peak at 7'0. Well done, Ron.

James B says on 28/Aug/14


Alex pointed out that there was only 2 inches between big show and Kevin at sold out 1998



Logic says on 27/Aug/14


Big Show standing with pro tennis players Rafael Nadal and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga





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Rob has Rafael Nadal's height listed at 6'.50". Though, I have seen Nadal's height listed at 6'1" and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's height listed at 6'2".





Personally, I think that Big Show is probably around 6'11" today when he stands with very good posture but he can look 6'10" when he stands with a more relax posture. Though, I believe that he was probably 7' and perhaps even a little over that at his peak.

James B says on 27/Aug/14


Rob I don't see over 3cm between the 2 men in that photo would you agree? He looks 6'10 in comparison.



I mean Kevin Nash himself could be just shy of 6'9 these days

[Editor Rob: today I thin 6ft 11 is probably his range, but as low as 6ft 10?



He's still a really bulky guy. A standing height of 6ft 9-10 at times yes...a measured height in that range? I would be surprised.]

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