Months after its announcement, the primary teaser for HBO’s upcoming documentary about professional wrestling legend André The Big has arrived, and we’re already cheering from the highest turnbuckle. The documentary, which is titled André The Big, will apparently characteristic numerous footage of André within the ring, because the teaser beneath reveals the group loving it whereas “The eighth Marvel of the World” grins up a storm. Let’s get a chant began!
Because the teaser for André The Big states, this dude was a god. Even as we speak, many years after his demise, the WWE continues to push large hulking males like The Massive Present and Braun Strowman within the hopes of discovering the identical superstar embrace that André earned at his peak. Contemplating the actor and wrestling icon continues to obtain large love from followers even as we speak, that can be a really onerous for the group to tug off, if it is even potential. The long-awaited HBO documentary, which is directed by distinguished 30 For 30 director Justin Hehir, will comply with Andre’s life from its beginnings in France — the place he was born André René Roussimoff — all the way in which to his transformation into the 7’four”, 500+ lb wrestling legend he is remembered as as we speak.
Meaning wrestling followers are in for lots of nice tales of André at his peak, which hopefully means listening to tales about his truly incredible feats of consuming, his position in The Princess Bride, and the Wrestlemania feud with Hulk Hogan that resulted within the “bodyslam heard world wide.” These are only a few of the good tales André The Big can inform in regards to the athlete’s life, and with the documentary promising never-before-seen footage, it is totally potential there may even be tales we have by no means heard earlier than!
Different issues that is likely to be revealed are the information behind the myths. For instance, whereas it’s broadly publicized that André The Big is 7’four”, the WWE has been identified to fudge the numbers on the bodily billing of its athletes, as a approach of creating them sound way more intimidating. Whereas there isn’t any disputing that André was tall, many have given extra life like measurements for his top as being someplace nearer to six’11”, or perhaps even only a hair shorter. Then once more, the first focus of André The Big from this footage seems to give attention to his superstar, so it is also potential the filmmakers may glaze over the realities totally, simply specializing in the tales that wrestling followers from again within the day would love to listen to.
André The Big will premiere on HBO someday within the spring of 2018. For extra on 2018’s choices, remember to go to our midseason premiere guide to see what reveals are returning or premiering within the new 12 months. These wishing to maintain issues 2017 can nonetheless discover reveals to look at within the coming weeks on our fall premiere guide, they usually can even have a look again on a number of the reveals that have been misplaced this 12 months by heading over to our cancellation guide.