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Re: Does anyone know who was taller Big Show vs Andre The Giant

Not exactly the best way to compare their sizes, but here is some images of them both standing with Hogan. Show looks massive in the nWo picture.




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Re: Does anyone know who was taller Big Show vs Andre The Giant

Considering we're not going to get a definitive answer, perhaps it'd be easier to compare and contrast a few pictures?

Seeing neither man were photographed together the only logical frame of reference is someone who was shot with both (Hulk Hogan).

(Andre is on the left and Show is on the right, of course)

While it's hard to make accurate assumptions (especially seeing camera angles and body posture could have amounted to the difference) it does seem that they're around the same height. Perhaps Show seems slightly taller across the two pics, considering Hulk comes in just below his eyes while almost leveling with Andre's.

Hogan's billed at 6'7" but his wife has stated before that he was 6'5", so it stands to reason there is no possible way Andre can be 7'5". Gagne, himself, has stated on a forum (so take this with a pinch of salt as it may not be him) that Andre was 6"11.5' and Show just above 7". Though with Shaq being slightly taller than the Big Show at only a legitimate 7'1", those figures by "Gagne" seem to be more or less as accurate a figure as we'll ever likely to have.

I think, though, what makes Andre the more impressive big man is purely because 1) he was "the first" and 2) his sheer total size was greater than that of Big Show, as there's no denying he was the bulkier of the two by quite a bit. Though mostly due to having not undergone the surgery Show had.

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Not exactly the best way to compare their sizes, but here is some images of them both standing with Hogan. Show looks massive in the nWo picture.
The issue with posed photographs is that camera tricks and props can be used to inflate the wrestler's size while in-ring photos show the real deal (compare pictures two and four in your post to see what I mean - there's no way Big Show isn't standing on something taller than Hogan for their nWo shoot).


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The issue with posed photographs is that camera tricks and props can be used to inflate the wrestler's size while in-ring photos show the real deal (compare pictures two and four in your post to see what I mean - there's no way Big Show isn't standing on something taller than Hogan for their nWo shoot).
Yea i was thinking that, since there is no way that Show is that much taller than Nash. Judging from all of the pictures we have put together though i would say that they are roughly the same height, give or take a half inch.
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Re: Does anyone know who was taller Big Show vs Andre The Giant

By those images I think is The Big Show. But they are Gonzalez kids and Khali is the older brother

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Re: Does anyone know who was taller Big Show vs Andre The Giant

I would say Show is bigger.... just. Although i have no evidence to back it up......

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Re: Does anyone know who was taller Big Show vs Andre The Giant

One thing to add into the mix is that years of abusing your body and the operations that follow would have changed the height of these guys dramatically over the years. Ask Billy Graham. I think Hogan would have been a bit taller at WM3 than he was in WCW.
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Re: Does anyone know who was taller Big Show vs Andre The Giant

Both had acromegaly, but Show had surgery to halt it. I don't think Andre did, so it affected him and he actually may have started shrinking by his mid-30s or something. Andre at his peak might have been taller. Obviously not sure if all of this is true.

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Re: Does anyone know who was taller Big Show vs Andre The Giant

Hogan shrank over the years remember

Andre was legit 6'10" at WM3, 6'11" with his lifts in his feet
But this was after surgery and age, in his prime he may have been a bit taller

Show was probably never taller than 7'0"
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Re: Does anyone know who was taller Big Show vs Andre The Giant

Wight is/was taller but Andre was bigger.

Hope that helps.


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Hogan shrank over the years remember

Andre was legit 6'10" at WM3, 6'11" with his lifts in his feet
But this was after surgery and age, in his prime he may have been a bit taller

Show was probably never taller than 7'0"
I beg the differ.

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Re: Does anyone know who was taller Big Show vs Andre The Giant

Personal opinion, but I would think Andre. But that's from my perspective of watching him as a kid and Show as an adult so it would obviously be misconstrued somewhat...
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