September 25, 2010 by Post Team
According to Gonza’lez in the hometown, El Colorado, confirmed he was taken to San Mart?n after “suffering a decompensation.”
The 7’6 giant trust had been in poor health for years because of kidney failure and had been confined to a wheelchair. Is scheduled for a wrestling convention this past May in New Jersey, but was forced to cancel due to his health.
Gonza’lez was originally a basketball player and was drafted to the Atlanta Hawks in 1988, but lacked the natural ability of coordination for basketball for the Hawks owner Ted Turner put on the World Championship Wrestling, a franchise that also possessed.
Debuted in May 1990 after a year of training with the nickname “El Gigante. He was a fan favorite, while the top card in the WCW and allied himself with other stars like Sting and The Steiner Brothers against Ric Flair, Sid Vicious and the other villains of the moment.
He left the WCW in 1992 and jumped to the World Wrestling Federation. He made his debut at the Royal Rumble 1993, where he attacked The Undertaker. Using the new name “Giant Gonz?lez” and wearing a full body suit, he embarked on an eight-month fight along with The Undertaker, culminating in a “Rest in Peace” party. After the game he split with his manager Harvey Wippleman and embarked on a career as short as a fan favorite before leaving the company in October 1993.
The big man then worked in New Japan Pro Wrestling until 1995 when he officially retired as an active wrestler. Also did some small roles in quality, but moved back to his native Argentina as he aged.
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