El Gigante. Giant Gonzalez. No one will ever forget that furry airbrushed suit. Giant Gonzalez was the first guy to try to beat Undertaker by knocking him out with ether at WrestleMania IX. Rest in Peace.
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I met him the night he debuted at Capital Combat, his feet were at least 15 inches long. He was wearing the weirdest looking sneakers I had ever seen in my life. They looked like they had been hand made (probably were) and looked almost suede, but with a thick white sole on them. There was an interpreter who was helping him talk to some of the other wrestlers, and I could hear him asking questions like "where does the blood come from" and "does it hurt to get punched". It was like he had never been around any locker rooms before.
After he was done talking to Ricky Morton (who was a total dick to me and my friend) we went over and just shook his gigantic hand and said hello.
Very nice man, it's a shame he became so ill and frail.
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoHe came around when I was still barely in that age of "wow that guy is really big he can probably take anybody" stage of life.
Now I'm starting to wonder if he was any better or worse than Khali. He was taller though wasn't he?
Main reason he became a wrestler is he couldn't make Ted Turner's Atlanta Hawks, so Turner thought 'I have a rasslin' company. I'll make him an attraction like that Andre guy.' Growing to an unnatural height does sadly seem to lead to a shortened life. Still never understood why Vince put him in that outfit though.
Saw him live once at the only WCW show I ever attended (Sioux Falls, SD, around 1991?) El Gigante vs Flair.
All I remember about that whole card was him and Flair standing in the middle of the ring with Flair staring up at him with this sort of dumbfounded look on his face, then suddenly shouting "Wooooooo!" at him.
Originally posted by Mr Heel II All I remember about that whole card was him and Flair standing in the middle of the ring with Flair staring up at him with this sort of dumbfounded look on his face, then suddenly shouting "Wooooooo!" at him.
No way is that gonna happen. They will not turn Gowen heel. Vince has gotta this as way too big of a big time media attention getter. They want Gowen to be the inspirational handicapped kid who achieves a dream.