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5
Apr

thesmackdownhotel:

Hogan and Andre.


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11
Mar

droptoehold:

Shortly after this photo was taken, Andre ate the child.

droptoehold:

Shortly after this photo was taken, Andre ate the child.


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19
Oct

droptoehold:

Andre the Giant Stretches Out Hulk Hogan - WWF Showdown at Shea [8/9/1980]
Not only is this a great shot, it also (supposedly) marks the first time these two legends ever faced each other in a match. During this time, Bob Backlund was the WWF World Heavyweight Champion, so this bout between Hogan and Andre was just a regular-ole’ match.
For those who are wondering, Andre ended up beating Hogan with his trademark body splash.

droptoehold:

Andre the Giant Stretches Out Hulk Hogan - WWF Showdown at Shea [8/9/1980]

Not only is this a great shot, it also (supposedly) marks the first time these two legends ever faced each other in a match. During this time, Bob Backlund was the WWF World Heavyweight Champion, so this bout between Hogan and Andre was just a regular-ole’ match.

For those who are wondering, Andre ended up beating Hogan with his trademark body splash.


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7
Sep

prorasslin:

THIS PHOTO IS AMAZING!

prorasslin:

THIS PHOTO IS AMAZING!


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23
Jul


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23
Jul


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13
Jul

wrestlingdelorean:


Hulk Hogan versus Andre The Giant inside a steel cage at WrestleFest: July 31, 1988 
The Hulkster’s feud with the Giant didn’t end at WrestleMania III (March 29, 1987). The bad blood carried over to the next year’s WrestleMania and beyond, including a steel cage match at Milwaukee County Stadium in Wisconsin. And the WWE has uploaded the video of the match, which appeared on a Coliseum Home Video release called Hulk Hogan: Real American (read on to watch it), to YouTube.
The match itself featured a lot of choking. Andre choking Hogan with his hands. Andre choking Hogan with a Hulkamania T-shirt. Hogan choking Andre with his knee. It also has a preposterous but fun spot with Andre tying Hogan to the cage by the neck with the T-shirt. Announcer Sean Mooney sounds shocked that Hogan was able to escape. An even more absurd spot comes when Andre starts climbing the cage to escape. Mae Young could have climbed faster. 
Despite getting busted open on an exposed turnbuckle, Hogan prevails (and Bobby the Brain Heenan takes the best bump of the match). 
WWE actually uploaded the whole video, which includes two of Hogan matches from Saturday Night’s Main Event (vs. Nikolai Volkoff, October 5, 1985; and vs. King Haku, October 25, 1988) and a house show match against the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase in Houston, Texas (December 10, 1987). These aren’t great matches, but it’s cool to see WWE opening up its archive and sharing the old Coliseum Video releases. 

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wrestlingdelorean:

Hulk Hogan versus Andre The Giant inside a steel cage at WrestleFest: July 31, 1988 

The Hulkster’s feud with the Giant didn’t end at WrestleMania III (March 29, 1987). The bad blood carried over to the next year’s WrestleMania and beyond, including a steel cage match at Milwaukee County Stadium in Wisconsin. And the WWE has uploaded the video of the match, which appeared on a Coliseum Home Video release called Hulk Hogan: Real American (read on to watch it), to YouTube.

The match itself featured a lot of choking. Andre choking Hogan with his hands. Andre choking Hogan with a Hulkamania T-shirt. Hogan choking Andre with his knee. It also has a preposterous but fun spot with Andre tying Hogan to the cage by the neck with the T-shirt. Announcer Sean Mooney sounds shocked that Hogan was able to escape. An even more absurd spot comes when Andre starts climbing the cage to escape. Mae Young could have climbed faster.

Despite getting busted open on an exposed turnbuckle, Hogan prevails (and Bobby the Brain Heenan takes the best bump of the match).

WWE actually uploaded the whole video, which includes two of Hogan matches from Saturday Night’s Main Event (vs. Nikolai Volkoff, October 5, 1985; and vs. King Haku, October 25, 1988) and a house show match against the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase in Houston, Texas (December 10, 1987). These aren’t great matches, but it’s cool to see WWE opening up its archive and sharing the old Coliseum Video releases. 

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10
Jul

illegalforeignobject:

Andre the Giant & Jerry “The King” Lawler

illegalforeignobject:

Andre the Giant & Jerry “The King” Lawler


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28
Jun

illegalforeignobject:

Andre the Giant vs. Stan “The Lariat” Hansen

illegalforeignobject:

Andre the Giant vs. Stan “The Lariat” Hansen


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30
Sep
Andre the Giant by aaronandhogs on Etsy. Prints available to buy here.

Andre the Giant by aaronandhogs on Etsy. Prints available to buy here.


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11
Sep

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