LARGER THAN LIFE

posted by Mark Madden -

Bobby Orr and Carol Vadnais each won two Stanley Cups. But none of that mattered when Andre the Giant caught them coming out of the shower.

HBO’s Andre the Giant documentary premieres April 10. Will it do the legend justice? Here’s hoping.

Andre was unique, an attraction that transcended pro wrestling, literally the biggest celebrity in the world. But his existence was far from easy.

As Jerry Lawler said, “There was no level of comfort. It had to be an uncomfortable life.”

The word “legend” is tossed around far too loosely. But Andre Rene Roussimoff was exactly that.

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