André the Giant

André René Roussimoff (Bulgarian: Андрей Рене Руссимов; Polish: Andrzej Renat Russimow) (19 Mey 1946 – 27 Januar 1993),[1][2] best kent bi hi stage name André the Giant, wis a French professional wrestler an actor. He is maist commonly recognised frae his role as Fezzik in the movie The Princess Bride. His great size wis a result o gigantism, an led tae him bein dubbed "The Aicht Wonder o the Warld".[3][4]

André (seicont frae richt) wrestlin King Kong Bundy

In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Roussimoff briefly held the WWF Championship. In 1993, he wis the first inductee intae the WWF Hall o Fame.

In wrestlinEedit

  • Eiknames
    • "The 8th Wonder of the World"
    • "Tiant"
    • "The Immovable Object"

Championships an accomplishmentsEedit


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  5. 1989 WWF results
  6. Andre the Giant
  7. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 - PWI Years". Wrestling Information Archive. Archived frae the original on 7 Julie 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  8. "Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame (1948–1990)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.