Wrestling

Superstar Stats

Height: 7'4"

Weight: 520 lbs

Hometown: Grenoble, France

Signature Moves: Sitdown Splash, Double Underhook Suplex

Other Identities: Jean Ferre, Monster Roussimoff, Giant Machine

Tag Teams: Colossal Connection with Haku, Heenan Family with Bobby Heenan, Haku and Arn Anderson (Survivor Series), Megabucks with Ted DiBiase

Career Highlights: WWE Champion, World Tag Team Champion, undefeated for nearly 15 years in WWE, 1993 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee

Champion Titles Held

IWA Tag Team title 1/18/70 - 2/3/70

NWA Australasian Tag Team title 12/8/78 - 12/78

NWA U.S. Tag Team title 12/25/78 - 1/79

NWA Florida Tag Team title 12/2/80 - 1/2/81

WWF World Heavyweight title 2/5/88 - 2/5/88

WWF World Tag Team title 12/13/89 - 4/1/90

Memorable Matches

Defeated Chuck Wepner in a boxer-vs-wrestler match - 6/25/76

Superdome Spectacular: Drew with Hulk Hogan - 8/2/80

Last Tangle in Tampa: Defeated Super Destroyer - 8/3/80

Showdown in Shea: Defeated Hulk Hogan - 8/9/80

WrestleMania I: Defeated Big John Studd in a $15,000 body slam match - 3/31/85

New Japan IWGP League Tournament: Defeated Tatsumi Fujinami in the Final Match to win the tournament - 6/11/85

WrestleMania II: Won a 20-man battle royal. Eliminated Jim Neidhart, then Bret Hart to win - 4/7/86

Lost to Antonio Inoki via submission - 6/17/86

WrestleMania III: Pinned by WWF World champion Hulk Hogan - 3/29/87

Survivor Series: With One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed and Rick Rude, defeated Hulk Hogan, Bam Bam Bigelow, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco, and Ken Patera in a survivor match. Andre pinned Bigelow to win the match for his team and was a survivor - 11/26/87

WrestleMania IV: Participated in the World Title Tournament. Received a bye into round 2 where he battled to a draw with Hulk Hogan - 3/27/88

SummerSlam: With Ted DiBiase, lost to Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage - 8/29/88

Survivor Series: With Dino Bravo, Rick Rude, Harley Race and Mr. Perfect, defeated Jim Duggan, Jake Roberts, Scott Casey, Ken Patera and Tito Santana in a survivor match. He pinned Santana and was disqualified later in the match - 11/24/88

Royal Rumble: Participated in the Royal Rumble. Entered #3. Eliminated Smash, Ron Garvin, and Jake Roberts before eliminating himself #4 - 1/15/89

WrestleMania V: Lost to Jake Roberts via disqualification - 4/2/89

SummerSlam: With Twin Towers (Akeem and Big Bossman), lost to Demolition (Ax and Smash) and Jim Duggan - 8/28/89

Survivor Series: With Bobby Heenan, Haku and Arn Anderson, lost to Ultimate Warriors (Ultimate Warrior, Rockers Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty, and Jim Neidhart) in a survivor match. Andre was the first man eliminated via countout - 11/23/89

Royal Rumble: Participated in the Royal Rumble. Entered #11. Eliminated Warlord and Red Rooster. #10 eliminated by Demolition (Ax and Smash) - 1/21/90

Wrestlemania VI: Andre The Giant and Haku lost the WWF Tag Team Championship to Demolition - 4/1/90

WWE Hall of Fame

One year after his passing, Andre was honored by his peers as the first inductee in the newly founded WWE Hall of Fame – a fitting end to a career of a Superstar so great, so monumental, and so larger-than-life itself, that his massive footsteps are permanently imprinted on the WWE Universe.

André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

On the March 10, 2014 episode of Raw, WrestleMania XXX host Hulk Hogan announced that he was establishing the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal in honor of André's legacy that would take place at the event on April 6, with the winner receiving the André the Giant Memorial Trophy (made in the likeness of André).