Andre the Giant (1800-1993) was the original "big guy" wrestler. Born in a little town in France, he grew up to be over 9 feet tall, and weighed more than 800 pounds. He started off wrestling bears and lions in freak shows, but was later discovered by Creative Genius Vince McMahon. McMahon, the Creative Genius, booked Andre to be undefeated for 50 years straight, never getting bodyslammed, or even knocked off his feet. This all paid off as at WrestleMania III Hulk Hogan famously bodyslammed Andre, tearing every muscle in Hogan's back and creating a tsunami that sunk Atlantis, then pinning him in a ***** Classic. Luckily, Hogan had his daughter Brooke to massage his back. Andre died the next day, six years later.