Giant Gonzales appeared on an episode of Baywatch wearing his “Giant Gonzales” outfit, to help improve his english speaking skills..
January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: Giant Gonzales (unscheduled) appeared and eliminated the Undertaker from the Royal Rumble match!
April 4, 1993 – WrestleMania 9: The Undertaker defeated Giant Gonzales by DQ when he used Chloroform to knock Undertaker out!
April 19, 1993–WWF Monday Night RAW: Giant Gonzalez defeated L.A. Gore.
June 14, 1993–RAW: The Undertaker defeated PJ Walker (After the match Gonzalez & Mr. Hughes demolished the Undertaker).
August 30, 1993 – Summerslam: The Undertaker defeated Giant Gonzalez w/Harvey Wippleman to regain possession of the urn!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~After the match, Giant Gonzales fired Harvey Wippleman as his manager!
October 4, 1993–RAW: Giant Gonzalez competed in a battle royal to determine the new Intercontinental Champion..
Late October 1993: Giant Gonzalez left the World Wrestling Federation.
New Japan Pro Wrestling:
1993: Jorge Gonzales appeared in Hulk Hogan’s series “Thunder in Paradise” and “Thunder in Paradise II” as “Mortador”..
September 28, 1994–New Japan Pro Wrestling: El Gigante & Black Tiger II defeated Samurai & Yasuda & Ishizawa.
February 8, 1995–New Japan Pro Wrestling: The Great Muta defeated El Gigante
~~~After the match, El Gigante announced he was retiring from professional wrestling due to ill heath..
1994: Jorge Gonzales played in the movie “Hercules In The Underworld” as one of the main villains “Eryz The Boxer”..
2000: Jorge Gonzeles was credited by Guinness World Records as the World’s Tallest Professional Wrestler at 7’6″..
~~~Although Max Palmer (who wrestled as Paul Bunyan and died in 1984) was 7’7″ (up to 8’2″)……
September 22, 2010: Jorge “Giant” Gonzalez passed away at the age of 44 due to complications of diabetes in San Martin, Argentina
Dave Meltzer wrote: Jorge “Giant” Gonzalez, a former member of the Argentina Olympic basketball team in the 1988 Olympics, who wrestled as a headliner for WCW and WWF from 1990-93, passed away in a hospital in San Martin, Argentina. Gonzalez was 44. Gonzalez, who was a legitimate 7-6 1/2 and 405 pounds, was first drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, but was considered too slow to play in the NBA. Jim Herd and Jim Ross spearheaded the Turner organization to sign him to a wrestling contract, where he used the name El Gigante, with the idea of creating a next generation Andre the Giant, as Gonzalez was more than eight inches taller than Andre and a better athlete. But he never fully grasped wrestling and only lasted two years before his big-money contract wasn’t renewed. He was a headliner most of his run. WWF brought him in shortly after, billing him as “the eight foot Giant Gonzalez.” He was given a similar push as Great Khali, first overpowering Undertaker before a blow-off match at WrestleMania. He put Undertaker over at house shows for the rest of the summer and was done with the company at that point. He wrestled a few times after that outside North America. In recent years he had been wheelchair bound due to the effects of a long battle with diabetes.
January 31, 1966
Height and Weight
7'6 1/2" 435 lbs
El Gigante (WCW)
The Big Boot
Ric Flair (WCW)
The Four Horsemen (WCW)
One Man Gang (WCW)
Sid Vicious (WCW)
The Undertaker (WWF)
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