The Big Men Of Wrestling In The WWE and TNA

  I have seen some very big men in wrestling through the years. The first big man in wrestling that I remember was of course Andre The Giant.  He was big when you watched him on television, but when you saw him live at the wrestling show here in Rochester New York he was even bigger. Here is a picture of Andre The Giant shown below. Andre stood 7 foot 4 inches tall and weighed 520lbs. Sadly he passed away January 27, 1993 at 46 years old.
                                                             Andre The Giant

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                                               Andre The Giant in the 1980s
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  Who could ever forget the most popular wrestler I have ever seen Hulk Hogan. Hulk Hogan is known all over for Hulkamania. Hulk Hogan stands around 6 foot 7 inches tall and weighs in at 307 lbs. He has been in and out of the WWE from around 1979 and has finally come back this year in 2014. Just before this he has been in the TNA sort of running the show. He was the WWF Champion from 1984 to 1988. He then was Champion again from 1989 to 1992 and was back until he only made small appearances until 1996. He eventually ended up in WCW where he changed his colors to black and white. He did come back to the World Wrestling Federation in 2002 and became the WWF/E champion. He went to TNA in 2003 and came back to the WWE in 2005 to 2007 and then back to TNA until 2013. Finally he has come back to the WWE where Hulamania had started and he is wearing the Red and Yellow again. I just wonder if this is where he will retire. Here is the Hulkster Hulk Hogan below. 
                                                             Hulk Hogan
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  The next big wrestler that I remember was Big John Studd. He stood about 6 foot 10 inches tall and weighed about 364lbs. He debuted in the WWF in 1972. His ring name at that time was Chuck O'Connor . He left the WWF at one point and wrestled for different areas and then came back to the WWF in 1982. He feuded with Andre The Giant where they had a big body slam match. There finally was a match where Andre slammed Studd at least several times and the whole ring collapsed. Here is a picture of Big John Studd shown below.
                                            
                       Studd can be seen in the far corner of the ring

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   Another big wrestler that can be seen in the middle of the ring in the picture above was known as King Kong Bundy. King Kong Bundy stood around 6 foot 6 inches tall and weighed around 364 lbs with his big bald head. He started in the WWF in 1982 as a heel and left in 1986, he then came back in 1988 and ran Bobby Heenan off the Brother Love Set. He left the WWF in 1989. Sadly he passed away in 1995 at the age of 47. Here is a picture of him below.

                                                                  King Kong Bundy
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    One of my current favorite wrestlers is Mark Henry. Mark Henry started in the WWE in 1996. Of course at that time it was called the World Wrestling Federation. He stood 6 foot 4 inches tall and weighed in at 412 lbs. I remember when he wrestled the big show and the ring collapsed when he suplexed  the Big Show. He has titles as weight lifting champion and worlds strongest man. He has played the good wrestler and the heel at different times.


                                        Mark Henry as the ECW Champion
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                                      WWE's World Heavyweight Champion
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    The next big wrestler was known as Big Daddy V or Viscera. He stood 6 foot 9 inches tall and weighed in at 487 lbs. He wrestled in the World Wrestling Federation from 1993 to 1996 and the left, but came back in 1998 to 2000. He then wrestled in TNA from 2003 to 2004 and then came back to the WWE from 2004 to 2008. He had many different matches throughout his career. Sadly he just passed away February 18, 2014 of a heart attack at age 43. He can be seen below. 

                                                         Big Daddy V or Viscera
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    Another of the current big wrestlers is the Great Kahli. He is maybe the tallest wrestler to date in the WWE. He stands around 7 foot 1 inches tall and weighs around 347 lbs. He comes from Punjab India and has been in the WWE since 2006. He is one of those wrestlers that can step over the ropes to enter the ring. He has done pretty well in the ring except for his dancing, but he is one of my favorites and I would not want to get hit on the head with one of his chops. Here is a picture of him below. 


                                                                  The Great Khali
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  Finally my last big wrestler and my most favorite compared to Andre The Giant is none other than The Big Show. The Big Show stands at 7 foot tall and weighs in at 425 lbs. He is currently one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE. He has recently gone through some humiliating times with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Especially when Stephanie slapped him in the face. He has gotten past that and has become even more popular. 
  
                                                                       The Big Show
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   These are obviously not all the Big Men in Wrestling. There are others such as Kane, The Undertaker, Haystacks Calhoun, Giant Bobba, Crusher Jerry Blackwell and  many others.

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