Who’ll Challenge The Giant?

March 31, 1985

Taking exception to Andre’s huge hype, WWE titan Big John Studd, believing himself to be WWE’s “true giant” targets Andre. First, Studd and partner Ken Patera embarrass Andre by snipping some of his hair after a match, before issuing a “Body Slam Challenge” for WrestleMania. Andre made short work of Studd, delivering the first bodyslam of the titularly-stipulated match, cementing his reputation as resident Giant, and collecting the $15,000 purse.

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