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The Colossal Connection
Tag Team
Members André the Giant
Haku
Heights André:
7 ft 4 in (2.24 m)
Haku:
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Combined
weight
852 lb (386 kg)
Debut 1989
Disbanded 1990
Promotions WWF

The Colossal Connection were a Professional wrestling tag team of André the Giant & Haku that competed in the World Wrestling Federation in 1989 and 1990. The team was managed by Bobby Heenan and a part of the Heenan Family.

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History

André The Giant and Haku were both members of Bobby Heenan’s stable of wrestlers known as the Heenan Family but were joined together as a team in the latter half of 1989 to form the Colossal Connection[1]. This was partly done because of André’s ailing health, hoping to prolong his career, but also to provide Bobby Heenan's stable with a replacement tag team to fill the void of Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson (The Brain Busters) who were leaving the WWF. The Colossal Connection appeared at The 1989 Survivor Series as part of the 4 man team known as ”The Heenan Family" (along with Arn Anderson & Bobby Heenan). The team faced the ”Warriors” a team composed of the Ultimate Warrior, Jim Neidhart & The Rockers. André was quickly counted out in the opening moments of the match while Haku lasted a bit longer but ultimately lost[2].

After Survivor Series the Colossal Connection challenged the two time WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition, winning the titles on December 13, 1989[3] (shown on TV December 30), launching them into a feud with Demolition[1]. Demolition regained the titles at WrestleMania VI [4] [3]. At WrestleMania, Haku and Heenan both turned on André[1], a move that would have turned into a feud if André’s deteriorating health had not forced him to retire from the ring shortly after.

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Championships and accomplishments

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References

  1. ^ a b c Brian Shields (4th Edition 2006). Main event – WWE in the raging 80s. Pocket Books. ISBN 978-1-4165-3257-6.  
  2. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. "WWF Survivor Series Results (1989)". http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/survivor.html#89. Retrieved April 17 2007.  
  3. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (4th Edition 2006). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.  
  4. ^ prowrestlinghistory.com. "WWF WrestleMania Results (VI)". http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/usa/wwf/mania.html#VI. Retrieved April 17 2007.  

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