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Andre the Giant

Born: May 19th, 1946 in Coulommiers, Ile-de-Frances, France

Birth Name: Andre Roussimoff

Billed Height: 7'0"

Billed Weight: 528 lbs

Sports Background: Rugby & Soccer

Trainers: Edouard Carpentier & Frank Valois

Debut: January 25th, 1966 vs. Ted Lamar at an Independent Show

Nickname: "The 8th Wonder of the World"

Promotions Worked (At least 50 matches): World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), American Wrestling Association (AWA), Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), International Wrestling Enterprise (IWE), Championship Wrestling From Florida (CWF), All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), Georgia Championship Wrestling (GCW), Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW), Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF), & World Class Wrestling Association (WCCW)

Retirement: December 4th, 1992 with Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura vs. Haruka Eigen, Masanobu Fuchi, & Motoshi Okuma at AJPW Real World Tag League 1992 Night 19

Death: January 28th, 1993 in Paris, France


Championships & Tournament Victories

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

  • 1-time WWE Champion

  • 1-time WWE Tag Team Champion

    • With Haku​

New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • 1-time MSG Series (Now G1 Climax) Winner (1982)

  • 1-time MSG Tag League (Now World Tag League) Winner (1981)

    • With Rene Goulet​

  • 1-time IWGP League (Now G1 Climax) Winner (1985)

  • 1-time Sagawa Express Cup Tournament Winner (1986)

Other Promotions

  • Won countless Battle Royals around the world

  • 1-time NWA United States Tag Team Champion

    • With Dusty Rhodes​

  • 1-time NWA Florida Tag Team Champion

    • With Dusty Rhodes​

  • 1-time IWA World Tag Team Champion

    • With Michael Nador​

  • 1-time Austra-Asian Tag Team Champion

    • With Ron Miller​

Notable Trainees (Debut Year)

  • Vladimir Koloff (1991)

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