Thursday, August 16, 2007


Shit's been crazy lately so I haven't put a lot of thought into who the W.O.T.W should be this week. Then an image popped into my head, the image of a man standing at over 7 ft 5 in tall and weighing more than 540 pounds (and no, I'm not talking about the Big Slow, who is just a fuckin wannabe). I am, of course, talking about the legendary ANDRE THE GIANT! One of my earliest memories as far as wrestling is concerned is accompanied by an image of ANDRE wrestling Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 3, and just being amazed by the sheer size and strength ANDRE had. He was HUGE! Earlier in his career he'd often wrestle more than one dude because no one was really on his level, but he always put on a good show. People referred to ANDRE as a gentle giant, and a very generous and fun loving man. Screenwriter and author William Goldman once said that Andre loved going out for dinner, but whether he made the invitation or a friend did, he would always pay for the meal. One time, one of his friends slipped away to give their credit card to the maitre'd and felt himself being lifted off the ground, carried back to the table, and deposited back in their chair "like a little boy". Goldman also added that the friend in question was Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was also an actor, starring in several movies. ANDRE is one of the most memorable wrestlers to ever come out of the sport, and it wasn't just because of his size, it was because he was a very funny and warm hearted person who cared a lot about wrestling and the fans. ANDRE unfortunately died of congestive heart failure in his sleep on January 27, 1993. He was the first wrestler to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. So this is for you ANDRE, you will always be remembered and missed, you are the WRESTLER OF THE WEEK!

-So here's that Wrestlemania 3 match between Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan, enjoy!

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