Andre The Giant

Scott,

Prior to mid 1984, Andre The Giant was often loaned out to different territories for short runs in the states and would go to Japan several times a year.

By late 84, Andre no longer was sent to territories, If not mistaken, his last territory run was a brief stop in World Class in early 84.

However, he still would tour Japan on a regular basis up until his death years later.

Was Andre WWF contract different from others post expansion in terms he could take international bookings a few times a year as long as it did not interfere with his WWF commitments?

I ask because Scott Hall has stated he asked to take international bookings for extra money a few times a year and Vince flat out said no prior to Scott going to WCW, and other than WWF sanctioned tours I do not recall any WWF stars other than Andre being able to take dates that were not WWF related while under contract post expansion.

​Well yeah, obviously Andre had a special deal with Vince. It was Andre! He wasn’t gonna be taking any more bookings in the US outside of the WWF, though. ​