The truth behind 8 WWE urban legends

Andre the Giant drank 156 beers in one sitting

The late Mike Graham once stated that Andre the Giant drank 156 beers in one sitting. The claim was made during a segment on the WWE Classics on Demand series, “Legends of Wrestling,” and fellow panelists Dusty Rhodes and Michaels Hayes quickly backed it up. The thought of such a feat is impossible to fathom any normal human being even attempting, but the first-ever WWE Hall of Famer was anything but a normal human being.


Although it’s difficult to validate such an exact number of brews consumed, Andre's close friend Tim White confirmed that the giant was more than capable of putting down enough suds and grub to feed a frat house. Still, it wasn’t typical behavior for Andre.

“He could drink an airplane dry before it got to takeoff,” White told “He’d go into a restaurant and eat 12 steaks and 15 lobsters. He didn’t do that often, but if he felt like putting on a show and having some laughs, he’d go ahead and do that.”

Verdict: TRUE