Top 10 All Time Tallest Wrestlers in The World

The manufacturing machine of god never manufactures products with similar configuration. The product here, I am talking about is “us”, Human Beings. Some are tall, some are short or Black or white. Some are healthy while some are lean. But today my focus is on the top 10 tallest wrestlers ones who made their way into WWE and earned never before name and fame. Even if you see these tallest wrestlers first time, you will get goosebumps. In our top 10 tallest wrestlers list most of them is not alive today, but still they are securing their tallest wrestler tag. Let’s have a look at the Tallest Wrestlers in the world who found out the benefit of being tallest and made their life in wrestling.

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10 Big Show

Big Show Listotop

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If I would say Paul Randal Wight takes the 10th position in the list of world’s tallest wrestlers, none of us are going to recognize this wrestler by this name. But if I say I am talking about the Big Show, all of us surely know who he is. Formerly known as The Giant, Big Show started his career in WCW. He was renamed as BIG SHOW within the weeks of entering WWE. This seven times World Champion wrestler is 7 feet tall and has been given the title of “World’s Largest Athlete”. When Big Show was in school, he was a phenomenal Athlete. Show had been a three-year all-conference and two-year all-class player at the King Academy and also a standout football player.

Height: 7′ 0″ (2.13 m)

9 The Great Khali

The Great Khali

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Dalip Singh Rana, Better known as The Great Khali is the first Indian wrestler to be signed to a contract by WWE secured 9th position in world’s tallest wrestlers list. At present he is a member of WWE Smackdown Roster. Before, getting into wrestling he was a police officer with Punjab Police. He also became the World Heavyweight champion in the year 2007. He had been in feud with top wrestlers such as Undertaker and Cane. Khali is quite stiff in his body structure and also his moves are limited to swats, chops and awkward slams.

Height: 7′ 1″ (2.16 m)

8 Giant Silva

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Giant Silva, as the name suggests is a 7’2” tall Giant Brazilian positioned 8th in our tallest wrestler list. He is a Former basketball player, mixed martial artist and at present a professional wrestler. Born in São Paulo, Brazil on July 21st, 1963, his real name is Paulo César da Silva. He was one of the most brutal wrestlers of all time. He was once a member of Brazilian National Olympic Football Team. He had also been a member of WWF during the 90s. He made his debut in MMA in the year 2003. Among the 8 fights of his career he won only two and lost the rest 6.

Height: 7′ 2″ (2.18 m)

7 Gargantua

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Kurt Zehe Alias Gargantua was the Champion wrestler of Germany. Born on January 12th, 1913, he fought 83 matches in his career, with 47 wins, 23 draws and 8 defeats. Since, he was born over a century ago, there is very little information available on the life of Kurt Zehe and most of the people don’t even know about him. According to WrestlingData.com his height was 7’2″. He fought under the name “Gargantua”, after he was brought to the UK after the war, facing former boxer Jack Doyle in what turned out to be a “huge anti climax”. From Wrestling his career did not pull up, he started working in movies for gigantic scary roles.

Height: 7′ 2″ (2.18 m)

6 André the Giant

Andre Giant

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Born on May 19th, 1946, in Grenoble, France, André the Giant has been the so far best wrestler in the history of World wrestling. He had been suffering from Acromegaly or “Gigantism” since his childhood. When he 12, he was already 6’3”. He started his wresting career as Jean Ferre in Montreal and as “Monster Roussimoff” in Japan as his God-Name was Andre Rene Roussimoff. Andre was famous or his immense capacity for alcohol and Food. His gigantism also led him to the role in couple of movies back in 1993; he also became the first wrestler to be listed in the WWE Hall Of Fame. Later in, January 27th, 1993 he died of heart Attack in a hotel room in Paris. His signature moves included the Sit Down Splash and Double Underhook Suplex .

Height: 7′ 4″ (2.24 m)

5 Raja Lion

Raja Lion

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The 7’5” tall Pakistani wrestler, Raja Lion fights for FFPW (Fight Factory Pro Wrestling). Born in Lahore in the year 1966, Raja has worked in 25 Lollywood Movies and an American movie, Bloodfight (1989). Originally known as, Muhammad Malik Khan, Raja was humored to be the Dubai’s tallest man at 7’9”. He had fought as Raja Lion in more than 3,000 bouts, winning two belts. He is also known for beating the “INDIAN TIGER” Jeet Singh.

Height: 7′ 5″ (2.26 m)

4 Giant Gonzalez

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Like all the other tall heighted wrestlers, giant Gonzalez’s height was both a boon and a bane to him. His real name was Jorge Gonzalez. He started his career in 1989 and soon gained a lot of name and fame, as a result of his extra ordinary height. His match with Undertaker in the Wrestle Mania 9 wrestling match had been one of the most famous match of his career. He had an immense strength, which could scare the hell out of his opponent.

Height: 7′ 6″ (2.29 m)

3 Paul Bunyan

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It is hard to imagine a man taller than The Great Khali and Big Show, but Paul Bunyan was the Man, whose Height details differ from 7’7” to 8’6”. The real name of Paul Bunyan was Max Palmer. Since his wrestling span was less, he is not so renowned among wrestling fans. During the early days of his career, he worked as an actor in the movies that required Giant Roles. Later, he started as a professional wrestler but could not continue long due to his alcoholic habits. There is much humor about the height of Paul Bunyan but the legit information is not available (Let us know if you have any source of information about Paul Bunyan correct height)

2 Silo Sam

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Also known as Big John Harris, John Harris or Trapper John, during his early days has worked as a Bodyguard. Silo Sam was briefly in the AWA, and also appeared in WWF as “Trapper John” during the 90s. He originally earned fame as an actor in the 1985 box office hit Movie “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” The most interesting factor about Trapper John was his ring costume and attitude which resembled like an angry farm guy desperate to cut its crops. He retired from wrestling in the year 1987 and seemed to vanish from the face of the earth. Later he died on April 19th, 2005.

Height: 7′ 8″ (2.34 m)

1 The Willow Bunch Giant

Edouard Beaupré

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The eldest of 20 children Edouard Beaupré grew normally until the age of 3, but the time he reached the age of 9, he was already 6 feet tall. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming a Cowboy, but his career as a cowboy got over in two years as when he straddled a horse, his feet would touch the ground. From 1898 to 1904, the Giant earned a living being by performing stunts and promoted himself as a strongman without equal. The signature stunt of Edouard was to lift a horse onto his shoulders – a stunt that stunned spectators and fellow strongmen. He died at an early age of 23 due to Tuberculosis.

Height: 8′ 2.5″ (2.50 m)

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  • Priscilla Yeo

    Well, I guess height and size does have its own advantage at intimidating their opponents.

    Cheers~
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  • Tiffany Yong

    Haha, was never a fan of wrestling… or any of those flash-against-flash kind of fight! I know they got a term for that, but I could literarily feel the pain in me when I watch that! Tall or not, it’s NAY for me! 😛

  • Rebecca Wong

    Never enjoy wrestling….hmmmm…… but these men are really TALL!!!! >.<

  • Loudthinkin

    The great Khali… he is my favourite..he is not just a admirable wrestler but an anwesome actor too

  • Roberts

    Hi, I am Vanessa Ally. I love wrestling though I am a girl. I often watch WWE and My favorite player is the Bulgarian Rusev. I watched him perform vs Jack Swagger and he was great. By the way, your chart of the tallest wrestlers is so cool and I agree with the positions in that list!

  • I enjoyed reading this post! Wrestling was kind of a family affair in our home. It’s great to know other tall wrestlers aside from Big Show 🙂

  • Tim

    Well this one was certainly out of left field but interesting none the less.

  • Suzanne Rudge (MapleMouseMama)

    LOL, I have to agree with Tim. I do enjoy reading through the Top Ten lists though and this will make for interesting conversation..

  • I’ve been able to watch some of this namely Andre the Giant, Big Show, Giant Gonzales and Khali. I am surprised that there were even wrestlers bigger than them.

  • It’s really surprising how large some Westerners can be haha! You won’t see that here in the Phlippines, that’s for sure! :))

  • Joanna Sormunen

    Those are some really tall men. It’s sad that most of them have not had very happy lives.

  • What a fascinating journey into the world of giant wrestlers. I wonder what they did after the career ended. Amazing photos too.

    • i guess become hammock for their children lol

  • Oh..how these men live with their lives? I think, everything around them’s big or small. Maybe, they’re abnormal in the science world.

    • Yes I am also thinking the same while writing this post

  • I’m a wrestling fan but I don’t know these people.. hahaha…that horse stunt by Edouard is just weird.

    • yup these are giant people and look at their height

  • Ling Tan

    Life is just so unfair! Here I am stuck at barely 5ft and there they are, some just TOOOOOO Tall really! HMMMMMMMMMMMM.

    Good read though, and thanks!

    Ling Tan
    http://www.kidsonboard.net

    • hahaha, whatever we have we need to be happy with that, but your comment make me lol

  • dmhyf

    I only know Andre the Giant, and none of the others are familiar to me. These guys were at least able to take advantage of their height and heft to earn money. – Fred

  • I am not familiar with most of them but they are all impressive. THey are really gifted.

  • eva

    interesting! I did’t know most of these giant’s existence! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Alge Borusas

    How about Killer Kowalski Jr. at 7-2, Garry Robbins the Canadian Paul Bunyan at 7-5, Bull Moose Calhoun at 7-3, Tron at 7-0, Thunder at 7-0, Titan at 7-0, Eli Cottonwood at 7-0.

  • Alge Borusas

    Beaupre was only billed at 8-2, but recent investigations show he was anywhere from 7-2 to 7-8. He was more of a sideshow performer and his wrestling involved staying away from (world’s strongest man) Louis Cyr as much as possible.