The 50 greatest ring names ever!

#49 Andre the Giant

In 1966, Andre Roussimoff began his journey into the wrestling industry. First billed as Jean Ferre or Monster Eiffel Tower, his name was changed to Andre the Giant in 1972. From there, the sky was the limit for the big man from Grenoble, France. Standing 7-foot-4 and weighing more than 500 pounds, The Eighth Wonder of the World was regarded as the greatest attraction in sports-entertainment during his 26-year career. The first WWE Hall of Fame inductee, Andre’s most memorable moment undoubtedly was at WrestleMania III where 93,173 fans witnessed the giant take on Hulk Hogan. — HOWARD FINKEL