Take a Minute and Appreciate Andre The Giant on His Birthday
Today would’ve been the 70th birthday of a true Wrestling Icon, Andre The Giant. I think most fans now just remember the tail end of his career. His match with Hulk Hogan at WrestlingMania 3 may be the most famous match in wrestling history and was a complete game changer. Sadly, Andre was at the end of his career and really, his life, at this point. If you’ve never done so, do yourself a favor and check out some Andre The Giant matches from the 7os and early 80s. He’s not the plodding big man he became during his most famous run. Andre could move like a man 1/3 his size, he threw dropkicks, ran around the ring and even took bodyslams on a regular basis. Andre was the biggest draw in wrestling all over the world and if you believe even half of the stories you here, he was a Hall of Fame human being as well. Take a look at this match from 1972 and appreciate this larger-than-life pioneer. Thank you Andre and Happy Birthday!