Andre vs Chuck Wepner

Hi Scott,
 
I came across this match between Andre and boxer Chuck Wepner from 1976.
 
 
Was this a total work? Total shoot? Work that devolved into a shoot? Everyone looks pretty pissed off by the end of it…
 
Any insight on this match would be appreciated
 
Thanks

Total work as a publicity stunt. Sorry to disappoint.  In fact, Wepner was the inspiration for Rocky and that “fight” was the inspiration for the Thunderlips fight in Rocky 3, with Hogan playing the Andre character.  So there ya go.