Before They Were Stars: Andre the Giant Trains to Become a Wrestler

We are currently five days away from WWE’s Wrestlemania 30 and one of the matches on the card is a 30-man Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which is paying tribute to the legendary figure who won more battle royals than any other wrestler in history. This ultra-obscure footage is from a 1966 television special and features a young Andre Roussimoff as he trains to become a professional wrestler in his native France. The whole thing may be in French, but man, this is a real treat to watch for wrestling historians and showcases how amazingly agile Andre used to be for a man his size.

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