List Of The Tallest Wrestlers In History

Since its debut in 1980, WWE has consistently captivated a large and dedicated fan base. Many fans, both young and old, become so enthralled that they strive to emulate their favorite characters in any way they can.

A lot of big names in wrestling have come and gone from the show, and it’s had a lot of memorable moments. Some wrestlers, however, have stood out over the years due to their towering stature; this article will examine these towering figures and reveal interesting facts about the tallest wrestlers in history.

1. Jorge González ( 2.31m) 

Juan Jorge González was born on January 31, 1966, and he passed away in September of 2010. Known as El Gigante in the World Championship Wrestling from 1989 to 1992 and as Giant Gonzalez in the World Wrestling Federation in 1993, he was an Argentine professional wrestler, basketball player, and actor. 

Because of gigantism, he reportedly stood at a towering 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m) by the time he was 14 years old. 

When he last wrestled for the WWF, it was in a 20-man battle royal for the Intercontinental Championship on the October 4 episode of Monday Night Raw.

2. André the Giant (2.24m) 

The French professional wrestler and actor André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 28, 1993) was better known by his ring moniker, André the Giant. Because of his gigantic stature, he was often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. 

After he died in 1993, he became the inaugural WWE Hall of Famer. Later, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, where he is called “one of the most recognizable persons in the world” 

He was also popular for playing the enormous Fezzik in the 1987 film “The Princess Bride”. 

3. Tolulope Omogbehin (2.21m) 

Tolulope “Jordan” Omogbehin is a professional wrestler and former college basketball player of Nigerian and American descent. He was born on May 16, 1994. Using the ring name Omos, he is presently signed to WWE and appears on Raw. 

During his college career, he shot hoops for both the University of South Florida and Morgan State University. In January of 2019, Omogbehin signed with WWE and in the summer of 2021, he and AJ Styles won the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.

4. Ron Reis (2.18m) 

Born in the United States on April 26th, 1970, Ronald Allen Reis is a professional wrestler. On March 12, 1994, under his name, he made his pro wrestling debut for the International Wrestling Federation in New England. 

However, he is best recognized for his time spent wrestling as The Yeti and Reese for World Championship Wrestling from 1995 to 1998. 

 On one occasion, he and Glacier held the title of TCW Tag Team Champions.

5. Giant Silva (2.18m) 

Paulo César da Silva, better known by his ring name Giant Silva, is a Brazilian former national basketball player for the Brazilian national basketball team and mixed martial artist and professional wrestler. He was born on July 21, 1962. He wrestled at super heavyweight and was a face and a heel in several wrestling promotions. In 2014, he was called the sixth tallest professional wrestler ever. 

At the end of 1997, he made the transition to professional wrestling and was quickly signed by the WWF. The Oddities had him in their stable. During his time in the WWF, Silva primarily served as a cornerman for The Oddities. 

6. Dilsher Shanky (2.16m) 

Dilsher Shanky, whose real name is Gurvinder Singh Malhotra, is an Indian professional wrestler. He debuted on June 19, 1991. He currently performs under the ring name Shanky for WWE on the SmackDown brand.

He used to star in Bollywood films. In an interview given in 2017, he discussed his desire to join WWE and take on Brock Lesnar. In addition, he is well-known for his time spent working with CWE. 

7. Great Khali ( 2.16m )

Dalip Singh Rana is an actor, promoter, and wrestler from India. He was born on August 27, 1972. The Great Khali is his ring name from his stint in WWE. 

The year 2000 marked his first year as a professional wrestler. He used to work for the Punjab Police as an ASI until he decided to pursue a career in professional wrestling. 

He became a part of the 2021 WWE Hall of Fame induction class.

8. Kane (2.13m) 

American politician, actor, and professional wrestler Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is better known for his ring moniker, Kane. In 2018, he was elected as the Republican mayor of Knox County in Tennessee. He’s currently under contract with WWE. 

In 1992, he made his debut in the wrestling industry. 

Before being recast as Kane, the younger half-brother of The Undertaker and son of Paul Bearer, Jacobs had a wide variety of roles in the horror genre. 

To name just a few of Kane’s many accolades in WWE, he has won the title of world champion three times and the world tag team title 12 times. 

9. Kipp Christianson (2.13m)

Born on September 30, 1974, Kipp Christianson is a retired American professional wrestler and basketball player. Eli Cottonwood was his wrestling name in the World Wrestling Entertainment. 

For a brief time, he worked with Bray Wyatt as a teammate. In June of 2012, he requested his departure from WWE.

10. Matt Morgan (2.13m)

The American politician, actor, and former professional wrestler Matthew Thomas Morgan is currently the commissioner for the city of Longwood in Florida. His two-time reign as a member of the TNA World Tag Team Championship team earned him widespread recognition during his tenure in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

11. William Morrissey (2.13m) 

The American professional wrestler William Morrissey was born on August 16, 1986. Big Cass is his ring name from his time spent with WWE. 

W. Morrissey, his ring moniker in Impact Wrestling, is a household name in and of itself.

Together with Enzo Amore, who he worked with from 2013 to 2017, he rose to fame in WWE. They were so great as a team that they were named NXT’s 2015 Tag Team of the Year.

He was later transferred to the SmackDown brand until being released in June of 2018.

12. Michael Jarvi (2.13m)

Michael Jarvi, born in Japan on September 29, 1983, wrestles professionally as The Giant Titan on the independent circuit. He used this persona while performing for Florida Championship Wrestling.

His final match was in 2014 at NEW Deception, an event hosted by New Era Wrestling, where he participated in a 16-man battle royal for the right to be considered the No. 1 contender for the NEW Heavyweight Championship.

13. Big Show (2.13m)

American actor and professional wrestler Paul Donald Wight II was born on February 8, 1972. Using his given name, Paul Wight, he is an in-ring performer and pundit for AEW’s web television show, AEW Dark: Elevation. From 1995 to 1999, he wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under the moniker The Giant, and from 1999 until 2021, he did the same for WWE under the name The Big Show.

14. Nathan Jones ( 2.11m)

Australian-born actor, powerlifting champion, strongman, and ex-wrestler Nathan Jones was born on August 21, 1969. His time while performing for WWE is what brought him the most fame. Once a member of World Wrestling All-Stars, he held the WWA World Heavyweight Championship. In World Wrestling Entertainment, he joined forces with The Undertaker on the SmackDown brand.

15. Jackson Andrews  (2.11m) 

Born on November 5, 1979, Steven Andrew “Steve” Slocum is a retired American professional wrestler best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as Jackson Andrews. During his time with the WWE, he played the role of Tyson Kidd’s enforcer on the Raw brand. In addition to his career with WWE, he is well-known for his time in the developmental brand Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).

Originally posted on July 27, 2022 @ 10:22 am