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Josh Molina

When you are a 16-time world champion, you seem to have a story for just about everything. Now, Ric Flair is recalling his days with the late-great Andre The Giant.

In an interview with ESPN radio, Flair talked about Andre's sexual prowess. As impressive as it was, it was nothing compared to his drinking abilities.

"He could drink," Flair said. "I was with him one night at The Downtowner in Charlotte, (in) 1975, he drank 106 beers."

Flair said he was on a plane to Tokyo with Andrew and the big man drank "every bottle of Vodka" on the plane.

Andre The Giant was billed as standing 7' 4" tall and weighing 500 pounds. He died in 1993 after become the biggest star in the history of professional wresting during his generation. He had a reputation for being a heavy drinker.

Andre famously wrestled Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania III, in a match that solidified professional wrestling as part of the fabric of mainstream culture.


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