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What can you guys tell me about this guy? What were some of his main opponents?

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Wow. I saw him in the Guiness book, but don`t think I`ve heard that he wrestled.


"If ya want the best, you`ve got to get Rogers to fit the bill" - Buddy Rogers

To those who don`t believe, no explanation will do ;
to those who do believe, no explanation is necessary.

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Yup. Not very well, from all reports, but yup. Was a gimmick attraction obviously and I don't know if he really had any long programs. The 8' 2" I ain't buyin'.

Originally posted by Old Fall Guy:
The Converse Basketball Yearbook (1947 edition, I have the page in my hand) lists Max Palmer as 7-7 and he looks every bit of it. The caption:

BASKET DUNKER -- 7-foot-7 Max Palmer of Walnut (Miss.) High School just reaches over and drops 'em in the basket. Has averaged 50 points per game. Played in stocking feet or heavy brogans until Converse made him up a special pair of size 16 All Star basketball shoes. Max celebrated the occasion by dunking in 78 points against hapless Darling High for a final score of 104 to 8.

Sort of the Giant Gonzalez of his day. Here he is with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis:


Became an evangelist after his wrestling days.

So long from the Sunshine State!

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An individual using that name appeared on a card here in 1958 against Dick the Bruiser. This was when wrestling had returned to TV in Cincinnati and was from an Indianapolis promotion. When "Paul" was interviewed during studio wrestling, host Ken Linn remarked that he now knew how it was to interview a knee cap.

The Bruiser appeared later on the show and growled, "He (Paul Bunyan) is going to have to come up to my size".

I didn't see the match, but the results in the newspaper indicated that the Bruiser won.

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