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“He drank 106 beers” – AEW Star On His Time With André The Giant

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Current AEW Star Ric Flair – who is known for many things, including his own alcohol consumption – shared a story on the ‘Rich Eisen Show’ podcast about Andre the Giant’s legendary drinking prowess.

Flair recounted being astonished by the massive quantity of beer Andre consumed in a single night, adding to the long history of tales about Andre’s impressive drinking feats in the world of professional wrestling.

Here’s what The Nature Boy had to say:

“I was with him one night at the Downtown in Charlotte in ’74 or ’75 when he drank 106 beers. Here’s what happened.

It was getting so ridiculous, he was having one after another and he was with Frank Valois (Andre’s manager), myself, and a guy named Ivan Koloff, and we were there drinking and pretty soon the bartender just said, ‘I’m not believing this. Let me separate this out’, because Andre was drinking one beer and everybody else was drinking another.

I think he was drinking like regular Miller, not Miller Lite, it wasn’t around then, and we were drinking something else, so he just separated it out. Frank Valois drank 56 and Andre drank 106. That’s from 10 o’clock until like 4 in the morning.”

Ric Flair then told a story about André drinking all the alcohol on a plane during a trip to Japan:

“He drank every bottle of vodka on the plane. It was a 747 going to Tokyo, every mini bottle on the plane.

I mean I know other people are drinking it too but let’s get serious, who runs out of vodka?”

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