Geant Ferre

Real Name: Andre Rene Roussimoff

Hometown: Grenoble, France

Billed From: Grenoble in the French Alps

Height: 7 ft 4 in

Weight: 500 lb

Born: May 19, 1946

Died: January 27, 1993

Debut: 1963

Retired: 1992

Work History:
Trained by:
  • Frank Valois
  • Édouard Carpentier
Ring Names:
  • Andre Roussimoff
  • Andre the Giant
  • Geant Ferre
  • Giant Machine
  • Jean Ferre
  • Monster Eiffel Tower
  • Monster Roussimoff
Nick Names:
  • "(The) Boss"
  • "The Eighth Wonder of the World"
  • "The Immovable Object"
Teams and Stables:
  • Geant Ferre
  • Geant Ferre
  • Geant Ferre
  • Geant Ferre
  • Geant Ferre
Finishing Moves:
  • Double underhook suplex
  • Elbow drop pin
  • Kneeling belly to belly piledriver
  • Sit-down splash
Comments
In 1993 when the then-World Wrestling Federation created the WWF Hall of Fame, André the Giant was the first inductee (and the only 1993 inductee).The OBEY brand icon originated from a stencil that artist Shepard Fairey had created based upon a photo of Andre the Giant that Fairey had found in a newspaper.Capcom's video game character Hugo (known as Andore in Final Fight) is based on him.He has been unofficially crowned "The Greatest Drunk on Earth" for once consuming 119 12-ounce beers in 6 hours.