Ric Flair Details André The Giant's Sheer Strength In HBO Doc

Ric Flair Details André The Giant's Sheer Strength In HBO Doc
Eoin Lyons
By Eoin Lyons
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If you haven't got around to watching HBO's excellent documentary about legendary wrestler Andre the Giant, then this deleted scene HBO have released should whet your appetite.

Andre the Giant (born André Roussimoff) suffered from gigantism as a child a phenomenon where excessive growth hormone is produced and which resulted in Roussimoff growing to 7ft 4in and weighing in at around 240kg.


One of the people interviewed in the documentary is WWE hall of famer Ric Flair and the 69-year-old revealed to HBO in a clip that was omitted from the final film, the strength of Roussimoff when dealing with fellow wrestlers Dick Murdoch and Jack Mulligan:

We were in north will Virginia 1976, Dick Murdoch and Jack Mulligan and myself and Andre were all drinking, a whole bunch of people drinking. But we happened to be sitting together at a bar that was 30 feet from the water. So Mulligan looked at me and said I'm tired of this bullshit, who does he think he is, boom!(throws an air punch)

...Andre, it didn't even faze him. He grabbed both of them they both tried to jump on him, he grabbed them both by the throat in their clothes, dragged them on the beach and literally almost drowned both of them. I was screaming God let them up please and don't grab me I'm not part of this conspiracy! It was all in fun but he didn't really drown them but he let them know he could. Let's just say the didn't say anything back to him.

You can watch the clip below:

The documentary itself is full of other outrageous anecdotes about the wrestler, which include stories about his ability to drink copious amounts of alcohol, his fondness for flatulence as well as some fascinating insights into pro-wrestling scene when Roussimoff was in his pomp.

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