Tallest Wrestlers In The History Of WWE– Every superstar in the WWE is larger than life, but even in the world of the professional wrestling company, there are still stars that are massive in stature.
However, some superstars have been bigger than others throughout the history of the WWE, but which of those rank among the tallest?
The tallest superstar to have ever appeared in the WWE, or WWF as it was then, was Jorge Gonzalez (ak Giant Gonzalez). The Argentinean superstar had an excellent run as a professional basketball player in the NBA, before swapping into wrestling during the days of WCW.
Unsurprisingly, he often overpowered his opponents in matches, as he stood at 8ft. Gonzalez made his WWF debut in 1993, as he made his first appearance in the Royal Rumble. He would immediately get a big push, as he was the superstar to eliminate The Undertaker. That led to a match between the two at WrestleMania IX, which was won by Taker.
Andre The Giant
The most recognisable tall superstar in the history of the WWE was Andre the Giant. The French-born star made his WWF debut in 1973, and went the first 13 years of his career without suffering a defeat. One of the most memorable moments in the history of WWE involved Andre The Giant, as he was slammed by Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania III, losing the world championship in the process.
Such was the legacy that the French superstar left behind that he was the first superstar to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993. However, unfortunately, he wasn’t able to attend the event in person, as he passed away shortly before. Andre The Giant was an inspiration to all taller superstars that followed after him, as it proved that no matter a superstars height, they could still become world champion.
The Great Khali
The Great Khali is potentially the most famous tall wrestler in the modern era of the WWE, as he stood at 7 ft 1 in. He made his debut in the ring in 2000, before joining the WWE in 2006 following stints in WCW and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Like Andre The Giant, Khali would go on an unbeaten run at the start of his career, which led to him winning the World Heavyweight Championship at The Great American Bash in a Battle Royal.
However, he would later lose the championship to Batista after 61 days at Unforgiven. Khali has made sporadic appearances in the WWE in recent years, which included helping Jinder Mahal to regain the WWE Championship in a match against Randy Orton. His final match in WWE came at The Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018, as he was eliminated by Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley.
One of the most successful tall athletes in the history of the WWE is the Big Show. Standing at 7 foot, he made his debut in the WWE in 1999 with The Corporation, before later becoming the WWF Champion in 2000. Big Show won the world championship on seven occasions during his stint with the WWE. As well as that, he also won the tag team championships on eleven occasions, and also held the Hardcore, United States and Intercontinental Championships throughout his career.
The superstar also main evented numerous PPVs during his storied career with the WWE, including WrestleMania 2000 against Triple H, Mick Foley and The Rock. However, Big Show left the company in 2021 after 22 years, as he moved to AEW. Regardless, it’s likely that Big Show will be honoured by the WWE later in his career by entering the WWE Hall of Fame.
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