ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 22:  Wrestler André René Roussimoff best known as Andre The Giant in the ring at Wrestlemania V at Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey April 22 1989. (Photo by Jeffrey Asher/ Getty Images)
Former WWE Referee Says Andre The Giant's Locker Room Was 'Like Being At A Bar'
WWE Hall of Famer Andre The Giant could drink over 150 beers in one sitting, and considering Andre's love for booze, it’s of little surprise that he would have some in stock backstage during WWE events. Legendary wrestling referee Earl Hebner addressed Andre's alcohol setup backstage, and how he personally was aware of it.
"He let very few people dress in his room, but he always let me dress with him," Hebner said. "After shows and TVs [I] always went to Andre's room because it was quiet, nobody was there, and, you know, of course being in Andre's room was like being at a bar ... It was great."
"He was good as gold, but just his voice and everything, he would make you scared," Hebner said. "Shawn Michaels and them were in his dressing room one night and he said, 'Get out. Get out,' and they thought he was kidding. He took a chair and he threw it around, looked like a Hoola Hoop and it stuck in the wall ... They were gone."