By: Evan Jankens
Whether or not you are a fan of professional wrestling there are two wrestlers anyone can name — one being Hulk Hogan and the other being Andre The Giant.READ MORE: MGM, Greektown, And Motor City Report Strong Profits Amid Pandemic
Over the years there have been numerous stories about the amount of booze that Andre would consume in one sitting.
He once went on the David Letterman show and told Dave he’d downed 117 beers in a single sitting.
In 2014, Hulk Hogan told a story about how Andre drank 108 12-ounce beers in 45 minutes.
“I was over at my mom’s house visiting and I get a call. ‘Hey boss I’m at the Tampa airport. I’ve got a one-hour layover.’ I was like okay, it’s fifteen minutes or so from my mom’s house. So I drive over the airport and I met him at the Delta Crown Lounge. By the time we sat down we had about 45 minutes before he had to walk to the next gate. He drank 108 12-ounce beers.”
A WWE round table once said that he drank 156 beers at a time.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic At WCCCD Extends Walk-In Hours
In an interview with tampabay.com, WWE legend Gerald Brisco also shared an interesting tale about Andre’s drinking:
Andre used to ask me to get him six bottles of Mateus wine and ice them down. He would drink those before we went to the ring and no one could tell.
One night in Sarasota, Andre is traveling with us. So we pull over and get two cases of tall boys. By the time we get from Sarasota to the Tahitian Inn on Dale Mabry, the two cases were bone dry.
He was one of the nicest guys but I have seen idiots in bars all over the country challenge him, and with one little shove they’d be 10 feet away.
If you don’t believe the stories, below is another clip talking about his legendary drinking habits.MORE NEWS: Missed Gov. Whitmer's Press Conference? Here's Her Update On The State's Response To COVID-19
It sounds like Andre and Wade Boggs (who once allegedly drank 107 beers in one sitting) would have quite the drinking contest.