British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Sonika Kaliraman is a rarity - she is one of Indian women who wrestle professionally, and one of only about 50 women who can represent India in international championships. She has been living her father's dream for 10 years now, and hopes for success in next year's Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Vince McMahon has always favored wrestlers in WWE who are "larger than life", but on the flip side, McMahon certainly isn't opposed to pushing the occasional "smaller than life" performer either - names such as Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero come to mind While the sports entertainment industry has changed drastically over the past decade, it cannot be argued that the WWE still likes to have a few giants amongst their rosters, because without question, big man wrestlers still do draw in the casual fans like they did back in the '80s, '90s, and s with some of the popular gargantuans being Andre The Giant, the Big Show, The Undertaker and of course, his half-brother, Kane. The WWE nowadays caters to all kinds of wrestling fans, because there are lots of current Superstars who look like average Joes - guys like Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are some of them.
With less than equal representation in the wrestling world, the Divas that do stand out must have exceptional talent, power, and appeal to truly separate themselves from the pack. Wrestling is in her blood -- she is the daughter of Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka, and her brother was also a professional wrestler. Layla El Barrami, who was born in England and has Moroccan ancestry, performed with the SmackDown brand and retired from wrestling in
The WWE Universe has witnessed generations after generations of wrestlers entertain the crowd with their superhuman in-ring abilities and exceptional promo cutting abilities. Some of these superstars have gone to have legendary careers while some never got the rub of the green and were forgotten rather easily. But have you ever wondered, which out of these superstars have gone on to surpass their parents not figuratively, rather literally? With that, I mean in terms of height.
Whether it be their unbelievably muscular physiques, their incredible height or somewhat disturbing excess bodyweight, big guys always found a spot on the card simply due to how physically imposing they were. Rather than having can't-miss monsters that almost feel like circus attractions, large North American companies in the likes of WWE and WCW opted to showcase beauty and grace in the early 90s before the inclusion of ECW brought about an era of downright degradation. Though women's wrestling has drastically changed from those days to now, the theme for successful female wrestlers has remained the same: small.
Professional wrestling has long been a sport that features larger-than-life athletes. This is particularly true for extremely tall wrestlers. This may leave fans wondering just who are the tallest ladies to ever set foot in a WWE ring?
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Skip to main content. See where he sizes up alongside titans both legendary and obscure. Though, given the overhead chops that felled opponents like timber, it was hard to imagine anybody being taller than him.
Pro wrestling has been home to its share of giants, enormous men who forced our necks to tilt upward and rings to strain. Satiating its obsession for girth, wrestling's promoters have found real-life Goliaths and showcased them for fans. It's difficult to determine some wrestlers' true size with a business so famous for twisting the truth and exaggerating reality.