Andre the Giant
|Name:||Andre the Giant|
|Also Known As:||"The 8th Wonder of the World," Giant Machine, Giant Jean Ferre, Monster Roussimoff|
|Medium:||Professional Wrestling, Film, Television|
|Works:||over 2200 matches, The Princess Bride|
|Fan Website(s):||The Andre the Giant Tribute Page|
|On Fanlore:||Related pages|
Born Andre Rene Rousimoff, Andre the Giant (1946-1993) was a French professional wrestler and actor who was a major box office draw around the world during the 1970s and 1980s. He achieved his greatest fame in the World Wrestling Federation. He also played "Fezzik" in The Princess Bride, "Bigfoot" on the two-part The Six Million Dollar Man episode "The Secrets of Bigfoot" and "The Monster" on the The Greatest American Hero episode "Heaven is in Your Genes." Among his in-ring achievements, he is a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a former WWE World Tag Team Champion with Haku as The Colossal Connection and, upon his passing, became the inaugural inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame.
He was a HUGE box office draw during the 1970s and 1980s. While the WWF was his main promotion, he would often get loaned out to different territories. Except for his 1987-1990 Heel run, he was loved by fans around the world during his career, and remains so today.
Likely due to his passing in 1993, he is not used as a character on Archive of Our Own.
- He was a regularly featured character in WCFL, since it starts in-universe in "1981."
- He was inducted into The JWL Hall of Fame in 2011.
- Andre The Giant Has A Posse, a meme which predated the Internet and meme culture.