Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a legendary actor in the action genre. He is also a seven-time Mr. Olympia winner. He has connections with WWE and he is also a WWE Hall of Famer. It has been noted that he was once pranked by late WWE legend.
Andre The Giant pranked Arnold Schwarzenegger
Back in the day when Arnold Schwarzenegger entered the film business, he would play supporting roles. The legendary bodybuilder was waiting for a break to play the lead role in a film produced by a popular banner. He wanted to be showcased to a wider audience to build a successful acting career. After struggling for many years, Arnold was finally selected to play the lead role in the film, Conan the Barbarian. In the film, he had to portray the character of Conan alongside Wilt Chamberlain and Andre the Giant.
William Goldman, who wrote the book, and then the screenplay for The Princess Bride movie, told this wonderful story about André the Giant, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, in his book, Which Lie Did I Tell. He recalled an incident when Andre once invited Arnold to a wrestling arena in Mexico with 25,000 fans. When Arnold climbed up to the ring, Andre said:
“Take off your shirt. They are all crazy for you to take off your shirt. I speak Spanish.”
Arnold followed the WWE giant’s instructions and started striking bodybuilding poses. However, he felt that he was tricked by Andre:
“Nobody gave a s**t if I took my shirt off or not, but you fell for it. Andre could do that to you,” Arnold said.