There is no doubt that Hulk Hogan is one of the most well-known pro wrestlers in the world of professional wrestling, with his influence in the business never being understated. He famously overcame his illustrious foe, Andre the Giant, at WrestleMania 3 in 1987. Hogan allegedly expressed serious fears about his safety surrounding Andre the Giant in the locker room.
It is commonly known that Andre the Giant used to play cards with former WWE agent Arnold Skaaland backstage when intoxicated. Mario Mancini recently appeared for an interview on the Cheap Heat Productions podcast, According to the former WWE Superstar, when Andre’s drinking spiraled out of control, Hogan truly worried for his life.
Before he [Hogan] entered the actual dressing room, he was screaming down the hallway, ‘He’s gonna kill me, that son of a b-h, he’s gonna kill me! He’s gonna kill me!’ Vince [former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon] went running up to him, ‘Shut up, shut up.’ ‘He’s drunk in there, he’s drunk. He’s gonna kill me! He’s gonna kill me!’ Hogan was very concerned that Andre was really gonna kill him.
Mario Mancini worked for WWE from 1984 through 1991. During that time, the company included stars like Macho Man, Randy Savage, and The Ultimate Warrior in addition to Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, and others.
In 2020, Jacques Rougeau, a different former WWE Superstar, revealed to Sportskeeda Wrestling that Andre the Giant frequently drank alcohol for eight hours at a time on airplanes. He claimed that due to his remarkable size, the seven-foot-four superstar clutched bottles as though they were pens. Check out the full interview below.
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