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André the Giant

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
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Full Name: André René Roussimoff
Profession: Professional Wrestler


Biography: One-time WWF and World Tag Team Champion.

Born: May 19, 1946
Birthplace: Grenoble, France

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: January 27, 1993 (aged 46)
Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Historical Events

  • 1987-03-29 WrestleMania III: Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI (93,173): Hulk Hogan successfully defends WWF Heavyweight title against André the Giant
  • 1988-02-05 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs, André the Giant defeats Hulk Hogan
  • 1993-03-22 André the Giant's induction into inaugural WWE Hall of Fame is announced; no ceremony takes place and he is inducted posthumously

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