André René Roussimoff (19 May 1946 – 27 January 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler. His great size was a result of acromegaly, and led to him being dubbed "The Eighth Wonder of the World".
In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), he was 2 times WWF Tag Team Championship with the Big Show as Dirty Average and 1 time World tag team Championship with the Big Show and also he have Winning customs Tag Team Titles with the Big Show Andre is one of the most dominate superstars and Tag Team Dominate Superstars with the Big Show after Andre suffer and injury from hell in cell matches from hes opponent such, Jonathan, Jesus, Undertaker, Kane and more. Andre win lots of promos tag team with the Big Show and also they became one of the most dominate tag team they ever live. Andre fights dirty for hes entire career.
André René Roussimoff was born in Grenoble, France, of Bulgarian and Polish descent. He was the third of five children. As a child, he was referred to by his parents as Dédé and showed no signs of the size that he would reach. Roussimoff was a good student but left school after 8th grade because he did not feel that it was important enough to have a high school education to live and work on a farm that was not his own. As an adolescent, he worked on the farm, completed an apprenticeship in woodworking, then worked in a factory that manufactured engines for hay balers, but none of these jobs brought him any satisfaction.
André was discovered by Lord Alfred Hayes, a wrestling promoter, and left home as a teenager to become a wrestler in Paris. He worked as a mover by day and trained in the ring at night — though few wrestlers were willing to train with anyone so large and strong. In 1964, Édouard Carpentier, a well-known French wrestler, agreed to train with him. Roussimoff was billed as "Géant Ferré", the name of a legendary French lumberjack, and quickly made a name for himself. For the next few years, he wrestled in arenas and carnivals in Europe, New Zealand, and Africa.
In 1969, Carpentier offered to bring Roussimoff to North America, but he had already signed to wrestle in International Pro Wrestling in Japan, where he was billed as "Monster Roussimoff".
After wrestling in Japan, Roussimoff followed Carpentier to Montreal, Canada, where he was an immediate success. However, promoters eventually ran out of plausible opponents to fight him and, as his novelty wore off, gate receipts dwindled. Desperate, Carpentier reached out to Vincent J. McMahon and his son, Vince McMahon, Jr. for help. They suggested for Roussimoff a travel-intensive schedule so he would not wear out his welcome in any one area. They decided to change his name to "André the Giant" and increase his billed height to 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) with a weight that ranged from 309 to 565 pounds (140 to 256 kg). His actual height is contested, and there has been much speculation and debate over the issue. Jim Duggan and Bobby Heenan maintain that his kayfabe height of 7'4" was correct. Wrestling journalist Mike Mooneyham claims André was 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) at his peak. Dave Meltzer estimates Andre's height to be between 6'10" and 6'11 based on a photograph showing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlain, and Andre in Mexico.
Andre The Giant make hes debut on Monday Night War on episode 5 where he defeats The Rock on the main Event after the match The Rock was impressive about that losing. The Rock face Andre the Giant and he lost one's again. The Rock Challenge Andre for a Tag Team Match in Andre pick The Big Show and the Rock pick Carlos as a Partner. went the match start Carlos did it very well from the beginning show hes strenght and ability to the giants but went Carlos was about to do The Dominator to the Big Show Carlos couldn't pick up the Big show went Big Show recover from that Spear from Carlos The Big Show did the Showstopper to him and Carlos couldn't reverse it and the Rock was outside and he couldn't save Carlos From the pin fall. The Rock Face him for the last time on the Great American Bash in a Hardcore Match is where Andre win by the Iron Claw Slam on The Rock's head he also bleed after that match. Andre start to team up with the Big Show as The Dirty Average. Dirty Average began to fight againts Garrison Cade and HBK and they won by Double Elbow Drop. They fight againts Jesus and Jonathan after Jesus got pin by The Undertaker while Jonathan was outside. The Manager of Raw Vince Mcmahon send the Dirty Average to beat up Jesus and Jonathan and they did and Jonathan almost got injury on hes back after that Showstopper. On ECW Andre with The Big Show face Brock Lesnar went the Big Show try to do the Showstopper on Brock Lesnar while the Referee was down Lesnar do the Kick Low Blow on Big Show Lesnar did the F-5 to the Big Show went Andre wake up Lesnar did the F-5 to andre and Brock Lesnar win the match with a excited crowd. Andre and the Big Show face The Hardys and The Big show and Andre win by the showstopper from the Big show to Jeff Hardy on Vegeance. Next Week they face Too Cool (Scotty 2 Hotty and Grandmaster Sexay) The Giant vs. The Small Challenger Andre Win by the Iron Claw to Scotty 2 Hotty after that match vince said to interfer Jonathan and Jesus match they did and they bust open to Janathan and Jesus with the Steel Chair they became the most Dominate Tag Team on Raw show. Vince said to do the last favor to him and he said to eliminated Jonathan and Jesus after Undertaker and Kane in Hell in Cell went kane win the Victory under 8 minutes The Dirty Average attack jonathan and Jesus all weak and they head bust it Andre and The Big Show were beating the hell out of them but went the Big Show and Andre The giant got tired Jonathan and Jesus were recover of all that attacks from them but they were still tired but the have more stamina then them everytime that Andre or Big Show attack the stamina was down they did lot of finisher to Jonathan and specialy to jesus but they were fighting back and doing finishers specialy Jonathan with hes finisher call Jonathan's Neckbreaker. But went Jonathan use all hes strenght to do this move one more time and he did it and they win by K.O. to Andre the Giant with hes Neckbreaker Special move. After that match Andre was serious injury from hes neck and he dind't wrestle after Unforgiven and the Big Show have a back Injury he wrestle one month later. Andre wrestle a single match againts Randy Orton on ECW and Andre win for help of Mankind went Orton was about to do Orton-Zone Driver and Mankind hit Orton with the Low Blow to Orton and Andre take adventage to do the Iron Claw Slam and he win the match. After that match Mankind Hit Orton with the Steel Chair many of times on Randy's body and he got a Minor Injury on hes leg and body. Went The Big Show is back in the ring Andre and The Big Show they made they debut back on the monday Night War show on Unforgiven by defeating Carlito and Orlando Jordan on they debut they face new challengers name Snitsky and Heidenreich as DirtyDirty Teamwork. The Dirty Average lost againts them the last two weeks of Monday Night Waron the third week Dirty Average became Vitorious after that match went Andre and The Big Show as for a match at No Mercy ans a Steel Cage match for the Custom Championship is where the Giants win by becaming the New and first time Tag Team championship they became powerful by defeating lots of team members such, Rulers Of the Ring, Orlando and Carlito, HBK and Garrison Cade, Edge And Christian, The Hardys Boys and the Dudleys Boys they became undefeat it team on Armageddon they Andre Lost againts Hulk Hogan on the next week on War Hulk defeat one more time Andre with the steel Chair.He face him on a Steel cage match and Andre Win the match by pin fall and Andre decide to solve it againts Hulk Hogan an No DQ Match went the match start Andre and Hulk Hogan they where looking closely they were fighting fair and went Andre did the Iron Claw Slam to Hogan Andre pin him and Hogan kick out of the pin and went Hogan stand up Hogan did the Scoot Slam to Andre and then he did the atomic Leg Drop to Andre and Andre dind't kick out of the pin and Hulk Hogan win the match and also was a close match and one of the greatest main event of the game history. At Royal Rumble Andre enter the number 8 entry number and he got throw lot of superstars out of the rumble but he got eliminated by the Dirty Teamwork (Snitsky and Heidenrich). Andre and Big Show face the Dirty Teamwork on Monday Night War. Andre and Big Show they fight as Face and they win agiants them two times on the road. They face each other in Tornado Tag team Match is were The Dirty Teamwork win by the Big Boot from Snitsky to The big Show. They face on No Way Out The Big Show have two matches with The Rock and the Elimination tag team match againts the Dirty Teamwork is were they win and the same night Big Show defeat the Rock by help of Shane Mcmahon for he can have an oppotunity to compete for the legendary World Heavy Weight Championship on Wrestlemania. Andre battle one more time by himself and he defeat Too Cool an Hanicap match on the last two weeks he team up with the Big show to deafeat The Rock and Mick Foley is where Triple H was watching the match outside but the Dirty Average win the match the last two weeks. On Wrestlemania 16 he defeat Jake "The Snake" Roberts on hes first Wrestlemania.