Here are some of the great achievements that Andre the Giant reached in his life:
- Competed in six WrestleManias, during which he defeated Big John Studd in a special body-slam match, won a 20 man Battle Royal and head lined with Hulk Hogan.
- Performed for a crowd of 90,000 people at the Pontiac Silver Dome for WrestleMania III.
- During his career, Andre defeated opponents such as Hulk Hogan, Big John Studd and Bret Hart.
- Won Pro Wrestling Illustrated Achievement Awards for Match of the Year in 1981 and 1988, and Most Popular Wrestler in 1977 and 1982.
- Held titles in the International Wrestling Alliance, National Wrestling Alliance and World Wrestling Federation.
- Was featured in Sports Illustrated on December 21, 1981.
- Is still considered one of the most popular wrestlers of all time.
- Starred in the popular movie Princess Bride as "Fezzik," the gentle giant.
- First wrestler inducted into the WWF's Hall of Fame in 1993.
- One of the first wrestlers inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Schenectady, New York.