Sometime in the late '70s, a friend and I ran into Andre the Giant at Fran's Restaurant on College Street, just the other side of Yonge from Maple Leaf Gardens. Did not approach the man, but when he got up to leave, I think all the salt shakers and sugar dispensers on the tables must have slid over in his direction as he stood up. My word, what a large man!By all accounts, this was real and Andre was trying to hurt the Sheik.
When I was standing in line to buy tickets for the Andre/Jean vs Don Leo Jonathan match at the Forum, there was a little granny in line ahead of me, and she was insisting on getting ringside tickets. I asked her if she wasn't afraid of people and things flying out of the ring and landing on her. She told me that Andre's head had landed in her lap once, and he was adorable and harmless. At least I seem to recall it was him, though it could have been one of the other wrestlers. Realistically, it is hard to imagine anyone, or even group of people, tossing Andre out of the ring.