Andre The Giant Back in the ’80s, the World Wrestling Federation – now known as World Wrestling Entertainment was a grab-tastic slam-stravaganza crammed with classic characters and legendary storylines – and Andre the Giant was the Atlas holding it all up. The 500-plus-pound Andre dwarfed even the most enormous of his fellow athletes. According to Sports Illustrated, one of his hands could engulf a 12-ounce beer can, and his wrists were thicker than most men’s ankles.
The Giant dominated wrestling for decades, but he also battled perpetually gained body mass and debilitating health problems. Meanwhile, the strain of fame destroyed him mentally. Here’s the tragic real-life story of Andre the Giant.
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