Former WWE Star Giant Gonzalez Passes Away

Former WWE performer Jorge González (a/k/a Giant González), the tallest grappler in professional wrestling history, passed away Wednesday in San Martin, Argentina due to complications from diabetes, reports Argentinian news outlets Impulso Baires and Minutouno. He was 44 years old.

Sources from González’ hometown, El Colorado, confirm that he was taken to San Martin after “suffering a decompensation.” He later passed.

González had been suffering from poor health in recent years due to the effects of his long battle with diabetes as he used a dialysis machine to treat kidney failure and was wheelchair bound. He was scheduled to return to the United States in May 2010 for an appearance at the “Legends of the Ring” wrestling convention in Monroe, New Jersey, but ultimately canceled due to health concerns.

González was a basketball star in Argentina before being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the third round of the 1988 NBA Draft. When his NBA career didn’t pan out, Jim Herd and Jim Ross spearheaded the Turner organization to sign the 7’7″ giant to a wrestling contract. After a year of training, he was introduced to fans as “El Gigante” on May 19, 1990 at the WCW pay-per-view, Capital Combat. He enjoyed a two-year run as a fan favorite before leaving the promotion in 1992.

González then joined the World Wrestling Federation and debuted as “Giant González” at the 1993 Royal Rumble, where he eliminated The Undertaker from the Rumble match despite not being an official participant. The move laid the foundation for a rivalry that lasted the length of Gonzalez’ WWF career as he parted ways with the company shortly after being put to rest in a “Rest in Peace Match” at the 1993 SummerSlam.

González continued wrestling in Japan before retiring in 1995 due to sciatic nerve pain. He returned to Argentina to settle in his hometown, where he had been living since 1998.

González is the fourth former WWE talent to pass away within the past seven weeks, following Lance Cade, Luna Vachon and Mike Shaw (a/k/a Bastion Booger).

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  • lawrence

    R.I.p giant gonzalez

  • God Of War

    Yeah… You wouldn’t consider him being the best professional wrestler in any sorts but he was a powerful big man and a true test for the Undertaker during their feud… R.I.P

  • lawrence

    I never sed he was the best

  • DROC MAJAS

    Shut The Hell Up God Of War! Damn Ur Just Plain ignant .Compared to you he was a wrestling god! wanna no why ? because unlike u he actually stepped in the ring.,unlike you he actually competed in a match., and unlike u He actually had the gull to stand and Face The UnderTaker! and for that he earned my respect and i salute him and say R.I.P Big Guy We ll Miss u!

  • outsidergold

    i didnt know he was from argentina.. i’m from argentina! haha

  • God Of War

    First off you stupid cocksucker! I was speaking to myself when I made that fucking statement asshole! Bitches like you talk shit about Batista and Khali and how they can’t wrestle… He was like one of them faggot! Tone down the caps you fucking retard before I call your daddy and have him do a Chris Benoit…

  • God Of War

    And I don’t every fucking remember saying anything to you Lawrence, so why you responded, I don’t fucking know nor do I fucking care.

  • Bracey

    Now now girls put the handbags down, this is not the thread for it.

    RIP

  • http://SandstormsVault.blogspot.com

    Such a shame, rip.

  • Ken D

    Bout time we see someone Pass on and for once not have it be drug related.

  • lawrence

    Fuck off god of war ya fucking dweeb wha dya play on modern war craft ya tosser

  • Anonymous

    Everybody likes to gripe and complain about bad in-ring performers. That is because we all love this business. (if you don’t; i don’t know why your wasting your time on this site) That being said I think we all have a level of respect for anybody who tries to get in whether they suck or not. I think that this is a good example of that. We all care a little more than as if he were just another normal guy. R.I.P. And God of War i think your a bit out of line here. A little over sensitive? Drink a beer and calm down.

  • DROC MAJAS

    Hey,Hey God Of War RU Convinced Now? Not Only Was it me saying u sounded like an eliterate JackAss but U Got a chance to hear it from Lawerence and Anonymous. right on u two. Maybe will teach dis insignificant asshole,will finally learn to Have Some Respect,Pull His Head Out His ASS,And Above all else SHUT THE HELL UP!

  • Jordan

    It’s Gonzales

  • dan

    gosh darn that vince mcmahon for helping in spreading the disease of diabetes, u know its all vinces fault for his death.

  • God Of War

    Why is it that someone like Giant González has to die yet idiots like Droc Masturbate and his girlfriend Lawrence continue to breathe? Hell, Saddam decided to live more then those two punk motherfuckers… I never fucking said he SUCKED! Did I fucking say that? All I said was he wasn’t one of the best fucking wrestlers and some bitches got their fucking panties in a fucking bunch and creamed in their fucking pussies. EAT A DICK DROC! You fucking worthless faggot. Stick to being a fucking window licker you piece of shit.

    And Lawrence…. At least I can afford to play video games. Your punk can only play name the STD mommy gave me before the AIDS kick in and kill your stupid ass. Die nameless motherfucker… You shameless sack of flaming horse shit. Daddy fucked you because your dog died and he had no other male ass to fuck. He felt so ashamed and embarrassed that his standards of fucking male asses when as low as fucking yours.

  • Tre

    Omg! People can’t everybody get along n stop with the cursin this isn’t about ppls mama or daddy its about giant gonzalez so keep it to the point of him

  • lawrence

    Yo bitch of war in the UK we call them x box games an I can afford them u fucking nerd go an lick ur grans pussy an suck Dick

  • God Of War

    You have got to be kidding me Lawrence? You must be the only kid to ever fail special ed. Failure is a norm to you. I’m sure there are a bunch of child rapist and murders who which they didn’t breathe the same air as you… If your mom wanted that abortion, I’m sure the clinic would had taken her food stamps.

  • lawrence

    Awww queen of war ur good but nt tha good ya fink ya good but ya nt ur the kinda nerd that would b shot in Liverpool an ur mum is probably a grenade

  • sean

    God of war you are a fucking queer bastard

  • david

    God of war sucks cock

  • james

    God of war you are a dumb ass

  • liam

    God of war you are a jack ass

  • lawrence

    Wow do ppl h8 u ya geek

  • DROC MAJAS

    “Ladies And Gentleman,please welcome back the the retarded,the ignant,the most biggest Ass Face and Dickheaded person on the face of the earth . The JACK-ASS ! God- Of- War!

  • Kurt

    God of war,you are a fucking asshole.you son of a bitch,bloody bustard of some bitch dog…fuck you fatherfucker

  • DROC MAJAS

    Wow! Douche Of War,Ur Gettin Screwed and insulted from all angles! And its a Miracle dat ya Pussy Ass Finally Shut up! Tried Ta Warn You b4 U Made a Complete Jackass Out ya Self! Convinced Now?

  • killarob

    Lmfao damn that’s sum funny shit

  • Your poop says

    holy shit, so much anger. I love it lol.

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