Jorge González

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Jorge González
Ring name(s) Giant González
El Gigante
Height 7 ft 6.25 in (2.29 m) - 7 ft 7.25 in (2.32 m)[1]
Weight 403 lb (183 kg)[2]
Billed height 8 ft 0 in (2.44 m)
Billed weight 460. lb (209 kg)
Born January 31, 1966(1966-01-31)
El Colorado, Formosa, Argentina
Died September 22, 2010(2010-09-22) (aged 44)
San Martín, Chaco, Argentina
Trained by WCW Power Plant
Debut May 19, 1990
Retired February 8, 1995

Jorge González (January 31, 1966 – September 22, 2010) was an Argentine professional wrestler and basketball player. He is known for competing in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He also competed for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW).

Before becoming a professional wrestler, González played basketball. He was the tallest Argentine basketball player in history, standing at 2.29 m (7 ft 6.25 in).[3]

He was drafted in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks in the third round. González along with Hernán Montenegro (who was drafted 3 spots after him) became the first Argentine players drafted in the NBA. He was not able to adapt to the physical demands of NBA basketball because of a serious knee injury.[3]

He was known for wearing a full body suit that featured airbrushed muscles with bushy hair attached. He debuted in the WWF at the Royal Rumble in January 1993, where he eliminated The Undertaker from the Royal Rumble match even though he was not an official participant. González challenged The Undertaker at WrestleMania IX but lost by disqualification when he knocked Undertaker unconscious by using chloroform. This win for The Undertaker remains the only instance where he did not have a decisive victory in his WrestleMania streak.

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