Andre the Giant's Larger Than Life Drinking Stories

An interview with Gerald Brisco reveals the WWE legend's boozing prowess

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Turns out, several of Andre the Giant's greatest feats may have been outside the ring.

A Tampa Bay Times interview with WWE veteran Gerald Brisco unearthed yet another eye-opening tale of the wrestling legend and "Princess Bride" actor's other-worldly alcohol tolerance and general love of wine. "There are a lot of crazy stories about Andre that sound fake but most are true, especially his drinking," claims Brisco. "Andre used to ask me to get him six bottles of Mateus wine and ice them down. He would drink those before we went to the ring and no one could tell."

The New York Post put together a list of Andre's other "inconceivable" tales of drinking, including the time he ran up a legendary $40,000 bar tab and the time he drank a staggering 156 beers in one sitting.

Check out the Post's roundup for more of Andre's alcoholic tall tales, and marvel as the Giant's legend grows larger.