Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant (1983)

New Japan Pro-Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. Owing to its TV program aired on TV Asahi, it is the largest wrestling promotion in Japan and one of the largest in the world.

Terrence Gene “Terry” Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known as Hulk Hogan. He currently stars on the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best.

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André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) was a professional wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff in Coulomiers, France. He was at least 208 cm (6 feet 10 in) tall and believed by many to have been over 213 cm (7 feet) at his tallest. His great size was a result of excessive growth hormone, a condition known as pituitary gigantism, and led to him being dubbed “The Eighth Wonder of the World.”

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