I've got to argue this. Everyone knows this title was decided back at Wrestlemania V, when Jake Roberts beat Andre via countout. Unless Andre already held the honour back then, and Jake had to get the pin, get the submission or chug a bottle of tequila in five seconds.
I don't know what is more disquieting -- the fact that the rest of the statue is missing, or that it has four toes.
These stories about Andre's drinking are mind-boggling. Thanks a lot for posting that. I have a friend in one of the WWE Developmental territories who heard some stories of Andre's epic drinking first hand from Ric Flair. And Flair himself is no slouch; I'm told he will walk into a bar, order four tequila shots in a row, down them quickly, chase them with a beer, and start dancing: "WHOOOO! I'm ready!" And he means ready to really start drinking. But Andre's exploits dwarf Flair's, as he did everyone when he was alive. Gods among men, truly.
I still don't like how it seems to have become a common misconception that Andre retired after WMII. He WRESTLED at the next 3 and appeared at WM7 in the corner of the Boss Man before finally retiring.
Originally posted by MonteCarlI still don't like how it seems to have become a common misconception that Andre retired after WMII. He WRESTLED at the next 3 and appeared at WM7 in the corner of the Boss Man before finally retiring.
Other than that, great great stories.
Don't forget his ever brief appearance in WCW.
The Horsemen DVD is 3 Discs and 9 hours. Let Us Rejoice and Sing Its Praise.
NXT does it right. They have matches there where the outcome is obvious (Nakamura kills Dillinger) but somewhere in the match, the jobber gets some nice offense to at least make the match look credible.