The Eighth Wonder of the World, indeed!
Andre The Giant once left passengers “gagging, puking and crying” after disembarking the “world’s biggest poo” mid-flight, a fellow WWF star has claimed.
Andre, who became a household name after almost three decades in the ring, became infamous for a whole different reason – out of it – during a 14-hour flight from Tokyo to the US.
The athlete, real-name André René Roussimoff, turned the journey into a real pong-haul flight after taking a pit stop that rocked the plane with turd-ulence.
Former wrestler Brutus Beefcake told Wrestling Shoot Interviews (WSI) how he “couldn’t breathe” and other travellers “screamed” as Andre let rip.
The athlete, standing 7ft 4 inches and weighing 236kgs, normally used the bathroom before boarding, or even before getting to the airport, Brutus explained, so he’d be “good for a day or two”.
But tragically for the passengers on this particular flight, the wrestler known as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, didn’t check any luggage before taking his seat.
Brutus, a WWE Hall of Famer, told WSI how the smell quickly filled the cabin after the Giant “went to town” on the toilet.
Andre, then 46, produced sounds that were “not human” – followed by a horrible smell that drifted through the 76-metre long plane.
“I’ve never heard anything like it. The sounds that are coming out of there,” Brutus said.
He continued, giving WSI a blow-by-blow account on the mile-high-mayhem the Giant caused: “The smell that started coming forward, the back of the plane had a lot of people. There were people falling out of their seats and into the aisles.
“Gagging, puking, crying, screaming, and we were all falling on the floor laughing ourselves sick.
“I couldn’t breathe. He must have half filled-up a garbage bag full of s***.”
Brutus explained that Andre, who died in 1993 due to heart failure, would eat around 20-pounds of food at every city he went to, “so would s*** 20 pounds”.
Andre was also renowned for his farts, with one famous act of flatulence on the Princess Bride set lasting 16 seconds.
Former wrestling legend, Hulk Hogan, has also previously spoken out about Andre’s gigantic bottom-burps.
“I’ve been in different dressing rooms, like a hockey dressing room where there’d be a wooden bench, and you could put 20 people sitting there,” Hulk once recalled.
“If Andre was to pass some gas, the whole bench would rumble all the way down to the end and vibrate the guy on the end of the bench. He used to think that was quite funny. His placement was very deliberate.”