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    Andre The Giant!!!

    Did anyone else see the A&E biography on this man? Its amazing. Not only was he a great human being but he could drink like a fish. they say hed have 30beers before dinner, 3 bottles of wine during dinner and a handle of jack daniels or brandy after dinner.
    The other amazing thing was that his body kept secreting GH so he really never stopped growing, which unfortunatly eventually killed him.
    I highly recommend watching it!

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    I saw that bio on him............ He was a good hearted man as well.......... As a kid I always thought he was a bad mother f'er

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    sounds pretty amazing
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    I saw it, he was an impressive man.

    His official webpage http://www.andrethegiant.com/

    7'4" and 520 lbs... thats just scary! My grandfather was a wrestling fan and saw him several times perform in Montreal in the late 60's.

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    My dad told me a story about a bar fight in canada i believe. Andre went outside and tipped a group of guys car over on its top. When the police arrived they said some giant tipped their car over... they got arrested for drunk driving.

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    Maybe if he drank less he would have lived longer!

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    When I was little Andre visisted our church once, it was a summer starlite thing to raise money for hospitals, I still remember shaking his hand, his hand engulfed my arm.
    I saw the bio a while back he was one the great ones.

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    He was def the man

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    My dad told me a story about a bar fight in canada i believe. Andre went outside and tipped a group of guys car over on its top. When the police arrived they said some giant tipped their car over... they got arrested for drunk driving.

    lol
    they talked about that story on the bio. said the man kept saying 'your not that strong' and finally andre snapped and chased them out of bar (4 of them). they locked themselves in the car and he just tipped it over. great guy!

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    When he let hogan slam him during a wrestlemania it really hurt him. But Hogan got his comuppance and he'd already hurt his back trying it previously.
    I remember watching the princess bride as a kid and being amazed at his size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket
    Maybe if he drank less he would have lived longer!

    Rocket

    he actually died from 'gigantic syndrome' his body keep secreting GH and never stopped growing which made his body fail in the end. The life expectancy was 40 but i think he lived to 46.

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    He was a great man, and yes... The Bio was well worth the watch... The man was amazing.

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    Yes, I saw it, and it was really good too....
    Crazy life that man lived no doubt...

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    missed it d*mnit...did they say if they were going to replay it anytime soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    My dad told me a story about a bar fight in canada i believe. Andre went outside and tipped a group of guys car over on its top. When the police arrived they said some giant tipped their car over... they got arrested for drunk driving.
    ROFL, thats freakin hilarious
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    Andre was a bad mofo.

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    anyone know how strong he was?

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    100+ beers!

    Kick ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jantzen4k
    he actually died from 'gigantic syndrome' his body keep secreting GH and never stopped growing which made his body fail in the end. The life expectancy was 40 but i think he lived to 46.
    He had acromegaly

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    yup i grew up watching him wrestle in the 80's

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    Quote Originally Posted by needmorestrength
    anyone know how strong he was?
    I remember reading an interview with Ken Patera and Patera was saying that if Andre had ever taken the time to learn the lifts and train a bit, he could have shattered almost every powerlifting or weightlifting record at the time. I remember Patera giving some examples of how much stronger Andre was than himself, and patera at that time held a number of olympic, if not world, records at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGreen
    I remember reading an interview with Ken Patera and Patera was saying that if Andre had ever taken the time to learn the lifts and train a bit, he could have shattered almost every powerlifting or weightlifting record at the time. I remember Patera giving some examples of how much stronger Andre was than himself, and patera at that time held a number of olympic, if not world, records at the time.
    I think he could have broken the records without training. Freak.

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    I can't believe Hogan actually got that big ass mofo over his head to slam him!

    Talk about shoulder pressing!!!!!!!

    ~SC~

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    I can't believe Hogan actually got that big ass mofo over his head to slam him!

    Talk about shoulder pressing!!!!!!!

    ~SC~

    Actually it was a body slam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maraxus
    Actually it was a body slam
    I'm gonna call it a 'hip toss'...i was a hulkamaniac, but the giant was NEVER truly slammed.

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    I saw it. It was like a cross between a hip toss and a scoop slam. His role in The Princess Bride was great. I loved the lines they gave him. Will A&E sell this bio? Does any one know if they have it for sale on thier site?

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    i didnt know they sold bios

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