Hey /co/ a friend of mine wanted to read Andre The Giant Life and Legend so let's do just that!
One of the nicest things you can do for your bookshelf for under 20 bucks!
Hello anon. I am glad to see you sticking to your guns.
He also acted a bit, like in the classic Princess Bride. but also had great media tours. Not to mention Wrestling is enough to make someone very famous, even today.
This makes me wonder, with today's technology of joint replacements and artificial organs, how long would Andre have lasted if he were born a bit later?
ignoring the astronomical costs of all that jive
Honestly his decision to not get surgery to stifle the condition just meant no going back
I love the story of him picking up Schwarzenegger when he tried to sneak off an pay withouth Andre knowing.
When you see his tabs and checks though it's not hard to see why he wouldn't want his friends buying.
One of my favorites is his stay in japan, where the toilets were too small for his use so he had to shit in the bath tub. He'd lay down newspaper and leave it for the cleaning ladies.
He ordered them huge bouquets of roses to try and make up for it.
Yikes that's a rough day at an even rougher job, especially because I imagine there was no context for that when they walked in, I don't know if Andre ever learned any Japanese but if he did I doubt there are words to explain why he had to shit in the tub on newspapers.
Thanks for reading guys! I'm off to go story time christmas comics!
I was just thinking that shit looks exactly like that scene in rocky 3, pretty cool to see where that came from
Speaking of wrestling, I'm currently watching the Ultimate Warrior: Always Believe documentary. I've not got much experience with Warrior, but this is interesting so far.
Thanks for sharing this excellent story, Dan. I hope the new Andre biophic novel is half as a good as Box Brown's.
It'd be nice if we could find a rip of Rowdy Roddy Piper, Monster Killer somewhere for storytiming. I've been looking for one for a while now.
I enjoyed his WrestleMania VI match with Hulk Hogan, which was the first match I'd seen of his. It really stuck with me especially for the way it ended, with Hogan coming back to the ring and congratulating Warrior on his victory. That sort of good sportsmanship was something I hadn't seen in any of the matches I'd seen up to that point, most of them just ended with the victor talking smack as the loser slunk away, and I'm a sucker for that sort of thing.
Ultimate Warrior is a huge piece of shit who they've whitewashed amazingly to somehow make the general populace think he was a great guy.
There are tons of horror stories about how shitty he was backstage and the really, really fucking aggressive hatred of gay people that WWE just kind of pretends never happened.
Ric himself admits that he was a shithead back in the day, saying he deeply regrets choosing his career and partying at the cost of not being there for his family in any other capacity beyond monetarily. I respect him more for being able to admit his faults.
This is true. He loves his career, but he wishes he had spent more time with his family. In his book, he makes a sincere point of saying that he doesn't condone his past lifestyle choices looking back and that the time he lost missing out on seeing his kids grow up is something he'll never be able to get back.