André the Giant, born André René Roussimoff was a legendary professional wrestler and actor who left an indelible mark on the world of sports and entertainment. Standing at a towering height of over 7 feet 4 inches and weighing around 500 pounds, André was a larger-than-life figure both in stature and personality. André the Giant began his wrestling career in the late 1960s, primarily competing in Europe and Japan.
Born in France, André the Giant experienced a condition known as acromegaly. Which caused his body to continue growing throughout his life. Despite the challenges he faced due to his condition, André embraced his unique physique. And used it to his advantage, captivating audiences around the globe. He gained international recognition when he joined the WWF (now WWE) in the 1970s.
35 years ago, Andre the Giant was body slammed by Hulk Hogan in one of the most incredible matches in WrestleMania history 😲
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Beyond his wrestling career, André’s size posed various challenges in his daily life. Simple tasks such as finding suitable clothing, fitting into transportation, and navigating through doorways presented significant obstacles. Meanwhile, Andre’s former fellow wrestler and wrestling legend, Brutus Beefcake shared a daunting yet funny experience with Andre on the plane while talking to Wrestling Shoot Interviews.
Brutus Beefcake is a retired professional wrestler who gained fame in the 1980s and 1990s, especially in the WWE. He described how the 500-pound Giant always used to take a dump before reaching the airport. However, once he couldn’t use the toilet prior to boarding the flight, as the wrestlers were in a rush due to flight delay. The Boeing 747 was heading to the USA from Tokyo, Japan.
How Andre the Giant took the “World’s biggest poo” leaving passengers Puking and Gagging
WWE Hall of Famer, Brutus Beefcake continued describing his experience with Andre the Giant once on the plane. He revealed that The Giant, who was 46 at the time, started making inhuman sounds that were followed by an awful smell. The smell drifted through the plane, which was over 76 meters long. Brutus also admitted that he had never heard a sound like that before.
“The smell that started coming forward, the back of the plane had a lot of people. There were people falling out of their seats and into the aisles. Gagging, puking, crying, screaming, and we were all falling on the floor laughing ourselves sick. I couldn’t breathe. He must have half filled up a garbage bag full of s**t,” Beefcake further described.
In case the readers want to go down to the details, here is a jaw-dropping revelation from Brutus about Andre. He disclosed that the Giant used to eat over 20 pounds of meals per city and would take a dump of the same amount. Considering the description by the Hall of Famer, it turns out to be one of the rarest incidents in the history of mankind.