ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 22:  Wrestler André René Roussimoff best known as Andre The Giant in the ring at Wrestlemania V at Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey April 22 1989. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)
How Andre the Giant Finds Himself Staying Relevant Online Nearly 30 Years After His Death
As Andre The Giant's 30th anniversary of his untimely passing approaches in January, only some dedicated fans might remember the Hall Of Famer's distinct features. This year, Twitter user @ColossusNick posted a picture of a 3D model of Andre's undeniable face, claiming that it is "how Joseph, the husband of Mary the Mother of Jesus Christ might have looked."
To make his tweet more believable, ColossusNick claimed that scientists at Stanford University had come up with the data to recreate the face. As of November 2022, the humorous tweet has gathered over 95,000 likes, nearly 18,000 re-tweets, and numerous comments, with Twitter even adding a fact check to the information to point out to users that it was incorrect.
In 2018, WWE immortalized Andre by creating the "Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale," an annual WrestleMania event that awards the winner with a massive gold trophy of The Giant. In the same year, HBO paid the most notable homage to Andre by releasing a high-budget "Andre The Giant" documentary that was, at the time, said to be "the most watched sports documentary in history."