In honor of Bill Simmons money grab the best Andre the Giant drinking story to close out your night
The stories about this guy are just legendary. I wish that I was old enough to really have appreciated him. I was in the end of his life with the Princess Bride and when he could hardly move in the wrestling ring. Here is a fun story from Bobby Heenan
“We got on the plane one morning in Chicago going to Omaha. Andre liked to have a few [drinks] in the morning…like four or five triples.
So he gets on the plane and we’re in first class and he’s pulling up the armrest between the seats – you know, remove that and it gives him a little more room.
The Stewardess comes by and she says, ‘What can I get you?’ So Andre says, ‘SCREWDRIVER.’
About 10 minutes goes by and she comes back and hands him a screwdriver – a Black And Decker screwdriver!
You know what Andre says to her? ‘WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE BROUGHT ME IF I’D HAVE SAID A BLOODY MARY?’
I take the stewardess aside and I said, ‘Look, you may be new to this, but this might help you with your job…if a guy gets on the plane and he’s seven-foot-five and he weighs 550 pounds and he’s tanked…don’t bring him tools. What if the guy wanted a Jackhammer?’”
So here is a fun story of Andre drinking 156 beers.