WWF (now WWE) legend Andre the Giant was a gentle soul — he just happened to be 7’4” and more than 500 pounds. But the enormous professional wrestler had a darker side, a sadder part to his existence.
“People would not leave him alone,” WCW and WWF icon Ric Flair remembers in a new trailer for Bill Simmons’ upcoming HBO documentary about Hulk Hogan’s larger-than-life rival.
“They were making fun of him,” “Mean” Gene Okerlund added. “He would cry.”
And yes, Andre was huge.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, no pencil-neck himself, recalled the time the “Princess Bride” star snatched the bodybuilder out of a chair and held him “like a little doll.”
It seems everyone’s got an Andre story. Watch the trailer above for more.
“Andre the Giant” debuts April 10 on HBO.
Every WWE Champion Ever, Ranked by Number of Reigns (Photos)
From Buddy Rogers to Drew McIntyre, here are all the guys from the old WWWF and WWF days — and beyond
Pro-wrestling championship belts change hands (or waists) like grapplers change ring gear these days, though it wasn't always that way. Drew McIntyre is WWE Champion (again) these days after taking the strap back from Randy Orton during a mid-November "Raw" episode.
Scroll through our gallery to see every WWE Champion ever, ranked by their number(s) of title wins. Remember: this is a list of those who won the WWWF Championship, the WWF Championship or the WWE Championship. So don't come after us, Universal Champions, et al.
Below is a random sample from our full stable.
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