30 Photos, Myths and Facts About Andre The Giant’s Epic Life

  1. 2 André was not the tallest pro wrestler ever, two lesser known performers were taller--though their careers were much shorter and less memorable.

    “Silo Sam” (Sam Harris) was 7 feet 8 inches tall, was briefly in the AWA and wrestled for WWF under the name “Trapper John” in 1990. 

    “Giant Gonzalez” was 7 feet 6 inches tall and wrestled for the WCW as “El Gigante” after being cut by the Atlanta Hawks in the early 90s then as Giant Gonzalez for the WWE in 1992.