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Old 05-26-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default How did Bigshow shrink from 7'5" to 7'0"?

Back in the old days Big Show(Then The Giant) in WCW used to be a 7'5" monster, but now he's a mere 7'0" and barely looks a few inches taller than people he used to TOWER over. I mean was it back surgery, age or what?
The other thing is how can Big Show and Kane both be 7 footers when Big Show is like 4 inches taller than Kane?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxv3A...eature=related

I mean look at how "The Giant" towered over Kevin Nash who was listed @ 6'11" by the NCAA.

Now The Bigshow barely edges out 6'9" 600lbs Akebono by 3" and -100lbs.


HOW CAN Kane and Bigshow BOTH be 7'0"?
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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Some b*tch done put a hex on him.
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:50 PM   #3
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because reported heights and weights are bullsh!t in wrestling. they just pull numbers out of their asses. they don't actually measure anyone.
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: How did Bigshow shrink from 7'5" to 7'0"?

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because reported heights and weights are bullsh!t in wrestling. they just pull numbers out of their asses. they don't actually measure anyone.

Yeah, but according to the WWE, Mark Henry is 6'1" 392lbs.
If that's the truth then Shaq must be 7'1" 285lbs.
If the WWE LIES, then that must mean that Shaq is really 6'8" 225lbs.
http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/superstars/markhenry/bio/

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Old 05-26-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: How did Bigshow shrink from 7'5" to 7'0"?

they used to lie about Show's height and weight because they wanted him to seem more like Andre the Giant's son...thats what his storyline was. In reality he's more like 7' and about 440 or so, not 7'4 and 500 like they used to say.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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Yeah, but according to the WWE, Mark Henry is 6'1" 392lbs.
If that's the truth then Shaq must be 7'1" 285lbs.
If the WWE LIES, then that must mean that Shaq is really 6'8" 225lbs.
http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/superstars/markhenry/bio/
Shaq looks skinny next to him.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:55 PM   #7
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Default Re: How did Bigshow shrink from 7'5" to 7'0"?

He's not "towering" over Kevin Nash in the first pic... (and that's not Nash in front of him incase you didn't know. Nash is to his left (our right)).

And in the 3rd pic with Kane I'm pretty sure Show is closer to the camera. Anyway athletes are "billed" as a certain weight or height. Like B-Low said it probably had to do with storylines. A lot of athletes aren't the size they're billed at. For example Jeff Hardy:



He's billed at 6"1 225. In reality it's very likely he's not. He's not ripped out of his mind. He has a body of an average man. Can't be anymore than 6"0 or 6"1, 200 or so. The Rock was billed at 260 when in reality sources say he's about 225. (Though I would probably say he's more 230-240..)
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #8
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Default Re: How did Bigshow shrink from 7'5" to 7'0"?

I'm an idiot. I thought the Big Show was really Andre the Giant's son.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:04 PM   #9
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they used to lie about Show's height and weight because they wanted him to seem more like Andre the Giant's son...thats what his storyline was. In reality he's more like 7' and about 440 or so, not 7'4 and 500 like they used to say.

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Old 05-26-2009, 08:02 PM   #10
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:27 PM   #11
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Default Re: How did Bigshow shrink from 7'5" to 7'0"?

He was never 7'5"

He just got fatter
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:56 PM   #12
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Default Re: How did Bigshow shrink from 7'5" to 7'0"?

He was always listed at 7'0" when he was playing basketball in College.

He was billed at 7'5" in the WCW, and when he signed a contract with the WWF he was billed at 7'2".
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:47 AM   #13
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Default Re: How did Bigshow shrink from 7'5" to 7'0"?

idk, this stuff just doesnt seem right...


But you never really know exactly what a person is at, especially so through photos. People always put me at 200lbs "sopping wet" when the official weights put me at 220+



go fig
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:48 AM   #14
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edit: ooops... double post


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Old 05-27-2009, 01:33 AM   #15
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Default Re: How did Bigshow shrink from 7'5" to 7'0"?

Wrestling listings are notoriously inflated. Andre The Giant was billed at 7'5" at one point, but when he was unknown he was billed at 6'10". Not to mention that when he was actually measured in the early 70's, he measured 6'9 3/4". Khali gets billed at 7'3", 7'4" sometimes but looking at him beside 7'1" Shaq, he's no taller than Shaq.

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