Andre The Giant Remembered 20 Years After His Death, Legends About His Life Revisited

Andre the Giant passed away on January 27, 1993, so the official WWE website posted two articles to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his passing. One article delves into the mythos of Andre, and verifies or debunks several famous legends surrounding him. One such legend, regarding Andre drinking over 125 beers in one sitting, is discussed below:

While it’s hard to substantiate any of the wild numbers that are thrown around, Andre's close friend Tim White confirmed that the giant was more than capable of putting down enough suds and grub to feed a frat house. Still, it wasn’t typical behavior for Andre.

“He could drink an airplane dry before it got to takeoff,” White told WWE Classics. “He’d go into a restaurant and eat 12 steaks and 15 lobsters. He didn’t do that often, but if he felt like putting on a show and having some laughs, he’d go ahead and do that.”

Be grateful you were never stuck with “The Eighth Wonder of the World’s” bar tab, because this legend is TRUE.

Click here to read the full article.

The other article features legends Don Muraco, Pete Doherty, Sgt. Slaughter, Danny Davis, and Jimmy Hart remembering Andre. Click here to read the full article.

  • LeftyTosser

    Considering the amount of pain he was reported to have been in the last few years of his career, Andre was one incredible person. He gave to this industry way beyond what he needed to and was always willing to do it. It was my pleasure to have a couple of really great conversations with Andre and I never felt anything except greatness from him. I cannot imagine what he went through to travel and perform as much as he did. RIP big guy, you were a giant in more ways than one.

    • monty

      no doubt nothing but respect. hogan made a name for himself by slamming him at WM3 but andre was so much more. i don’t think people understand the pain of being tall and big. that’s why i also have a lot of respect for big show.

  • WrestlingFan4Life

    Wow. Watching some of the videos attached to the WWE article on Andre sure brought back some great memories. I wish I could have seen him wrestle live. But I watched years of his wrestling matches on television as I was growing up, and I remember them fondly. Bret Hart said it, but you LIVED it: The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be. RIP, Andre.