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.