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Andre the Giant vs. Akira Maeda; History of Pro Wrestling Shoots, Part 2

Posted by Ryan Dilbert On October - 26 - 2012

WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant lay on his back near the ring ropes, his arms outstretched, appearing to mouth the words "pin me." The restless crowd had just seen a dreary match where little happened.

Men rushed the ring, shouting at each other and the fans were as confused then as we are today.

Andre's battle against Akira Maeda on May 26, 1986 was an embarrassing display. Who the brunt of the blame belongs to is still debated some 20-plus years later.

Was it a case of a drunk giant refusing to cooperate or an attempt to ...

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