The Undertaker is one of the most successful big men to come out of the world of professional wrestling, but even his 6’10” stature was no match for that of Andre the Giant.
Andre’s antics are the stuff of legend, with the giant famously being able to consume more alcohol than regular men. Speaking on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, The Undertaker opened up about an incident in a bar that involved future WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan, who is the grandfather of current WWE stars Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas. Mulligan made the poor decision to suckerpunch Andre the Giant, and both he and a companion were beaten up for their trouble despite Mulligan’s reputation as a tough man.
“Everybody had to keep their street cred. If you were a tough guy, you had to be a tough guy, right? So, Mulligan, evidently, goes up to Andre – Andre’s sitting at the bar drinking – and just hauls off and suckerpunches him. Wham. And he had somebody with him – I don’t remember who was with him – but Andre ended up beating the both of them, beating the c**p out of them. That was no easy task.” (h/t Sportskeeda)
Along with his tag team partner Blackjack Lanza, Blackjack Mulligan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2006.
The Undertaker Recalled Andre the Giant Passing Out In A Hotel Lobby
Elsewhere in the interview, The Undertaker went into more detail about Andre’s eating and drinking habits. Longtime WWE referee Tim White also acted as Andre the Giant’s handler on the road, and he would have to stay up late at night with the Frenchman while he drank.
“I mean, he ate. I mean, he ate a lot, but it wasn’t so much what he ate, it was more what he drank. I mean, he drank a lot, man. And, you know, the guys that hung out with him, his handler and everything like that, bless his heart, he was a little dude. And he had to sit and drink with Andre all night long.
“And the stories he had man, like, there’s one time Andre passed out. Andre passed out in the hotel lobby, and they couldn’t do anything with him. I mean, you can’t pick up, you know, seven foot two, he’s 500 pounds, asleep. That’s huge man. So they just brought out some linens and blankets and covered him up in the lobby until he decided to wake up.” (h/t Inside the Ropes)