So today instead of an opinionated countdown list like I do most of the time, I'm gonna be posting a Top 10 lists with actual facts and were gonna be taking a look at the HEAVIEST wrestlers of all time!
No kayfabe involved in this one as their actual weights will be mentioned. It's all facts up in here!
So let's get this list started!
Andre the Giant (520 pounds)
Andre was billed most of the time as 520 pounds. Some say he is heavier than that like what Hulk Hogan said in an interview before where they were weighing him in an airport and he tipped the scales to 600 pounds!
Andre had a growing disorder as you may know. His body kept growing meaning he becomes large as he lives on. He was rumored to be around 600-700 lbs when he died of heart attack in 1993.
Haystacks Calhoun (600 pounds)
He was in fact 600 pounds throughout his career. He is famous for his hillbilly-like gimmick and while he may not be a technical wrestler, fans loved him! In the early 70's he competed in WWWF and won the Tag-Team Championship with Tony Garea.
He suffered from diabetes and sadly passed away in 1989.
Man Mountain Mike (620 pounds)
He also wrestled in WWWF but when he went there he teamed up with another big man; Jerry Blackwell. He is best known for finishing his opponents with a huge splash. He passed away in 1998 due to a blood infection.
Yokozuna (641 pounds)
The Master of the Banzai Drop was fired in WWF later on because of his weight problems. He wrestled for ECW a little bit before sadly passing away in 2000 at the age of 34. He was really gone too soon.
Maximum Capacity (650 pounds)
He was first a bouncer but then became a pro wrestler and wrestled all around the USA,Japan,and Europe. He isn't the healthiest person though as he suffered from diseases like asthma,diabetes,and hypertension.
In 2011 he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and passed away just last year; 2014.
Umaga (350 pounds)
Brodus Clay (375 pounds)
Mark Henry (412 pounds)
Rikishi (425 pounds)
King Kong Bundy (444 pounds)
Vader & Uncle Elmer (450 pounds)
"Earthquake" John Tenta (468 pounds)
"Crusher" Jerry Blackwell (474 pounds)
Nelson Frazier Jr. (487 pounds)
Big Show (500 pounds)
Akebono Taro (514 pounds)
Giant Haystacks (690 pounds)
Giant Haystacks was roughly 690 pounds throughout his career. He also wrestled for WCW and was a member of the stable "Dungeon of Doom" and had a short rivalry against Hulk Hogan, he was referred there as "Loch Ness."
He was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in 1998 at the age of 52.
Martin "The Blimp" Levy (700 pounds)
He once had the record of heaviest pro wrestler of all time. When he passed away at the age of 56, he was close to the 900 pound mark.
Hornswagglin' Hillbilly (725 pounds)
They often joke that King Kong Bundy is hiding beneath Hornswagglin' Hillbilly's trousers! Possibly the most infamous match he was involved was against 141 pound jobber; Tom Dub. Hillbilly was struggling just to get up in the stairs with this match and finished it with a huge splash only under 30 seconds.
He also wrestled in Japan under the ring name "Haystacks Calhoun Jr." but he is not related to Calhoun in any way.
He is quite active in the social media so check him out on Facebook if you want!
The McGuire Twins (1,500 pounds combined)
When they were only 10 years old they were already 200 pounds each! In 1978 Billy was 743 while Benny was 723. As a tag-team they had the total combined weight of 1,500 pounds as mentioned above.
Billy died in 1979 after suffering a motorcycle accident. Benny would live 22 years longer than his brother. They were quite the attraction all over the world, mainly wrestling for USA & Japan. Haystacks Calhoun once said that he felt skinny when he face-off with The McGuire Twins in the ring!
Happy Humphrey (802 pounds)
He first wrestled around the 50's and was a huge attraction because he would usually wrestle bears! He would wrestle for about nine years and retired because of his weight problems.
According to Harley Race, when he was starting out in wrestling Happy Humphrey was one of the guys who thought him about the business like taking proper bumps and whatnot. He also told that Humphrey was one of the nicest guys around and would take time to sign autographs all day just to make the fans happy!
He is probably best known for his sold out Madison Square Garden match against Haystacks Calhoun. When Humphrey retired in wrestling he was 900 pounds. He passed away in 1989.
Also remember on December 19 which is MWC's 1 Year Anniversary, the Top 100 blog is coming!