Andre The Giant was a towering figure in the world of professional wrestling, standing at an astounding 7’4″ and weighing over 500 pounds. His immense size and strength made him an unstoppable force in the ring, and he quickly became a fan favorite. It was not just his physical attributes that set him apart; his charisma and larger-than-life personality made him one of the most beloved wrestlers of all time.
Andre the Giant’s legendary rivalry with Hulk Hogan is still talked about to this day. Their match at WrestleMania 3 gave way to one of the most iconic moments in wrestling history, when Hulk body-slammed Andre in the middle of the ring. The match set an indoor attendance record that night and launched WWE to new heights.
In the build to their bout, a special WWE Championship belt was created to specifically fit Andre The Giant. However, it was never needed. To commemorate the legendary feud between Andre The Giant and Hulk Hogan, WWEShop is releasing a replica of an Andre The Giant-inspired championship belt on their website.
The design for the replica belt is based on the “Hulk Hogan ’87” version of the WWE Championship with proportions to fit the massive frame of Andre The Giant. The product description according to WWEShop is as follows:
- Product ID: 5166292
- Brand: WWE Authentic
- Snap fasteners
- Debossed graphics with enamel overlay
- Printed graphics on carrying bag
- Main plate measures approx. 11.37’’ x 13.75’’
- First side plate measures approx. 4.25’’ x 6’’
- Second side plate measures approx. 3’’ x 4.25’’
- End cap measures approx. 4.94’’ x 2.25’’
- Strap measures approx. 60’’ x 12.23’’
- Belt with stamped details
- Includes carrying bag with zip closure
- Material: 100% Polyurethane – Strap; 100% Zinc Alloy – Center and Side Plates
- Officially licensed
Fortify your WWE memorabilia collection with a relic pulled from the annals of WWE history by grabbing this Andre The Giant World Heavyweight Championship replica title belt. Modeled after the Championship seen in the buildup to the classic contest between Andre The Giant and Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania III, this prize is big enough for even the 8th Wonder of the World. Featuring various countries’ flags on its multiple side plates, this prestigious title calls back to a bygone era. Rest assured, it’s the perfect collectible any devout WWE fan would be proud to call theirs.
Despite his untimely passing in 1993, it’s good to see that Andre’s legacy lives on, and he continues to be remembered as one of the greatest wrestlers to ever step foot in the squared circle. Stay tuned to Ringside News as we bring you similar stories.
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