WrestleMania III

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WrestleMania III
Tagline(s) Bigger, Better, Badder
Theme
song(s)
Who's Zooming Who? (Aretha Franklin)
Information
Promotion World Wrestling Federation
Date March 29 1987
Attendance 93,173[1][2][3][4][5][6]
Venue Pontiac Silverdome
City Pontiac, Michigan
Pay-per-view chronology
WrestleMania 2 WrestleMania III Survivor Series (1987)
Wrestlemania chronology
WrestleMania 2 WrestleMania III WrestleMania IV

WrestleMania III was the third yearly WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event made by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The event was held on March 29, 1987 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan.[1]

The event is particularly notable for the record attendance of 93,173, the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event in North America.[1][2][7] Though differing numbers have been argued, the event is considered to be the pinnacle of the 1980s wrestling boom.[1][8][9] Almost one million fans watched the event at 160 closed circuit locations in North America.[1] The number of people watching via pay-per-view was estimated at several million,[1] and pay-per-view revenues were estimated at $10 million.[10]

Results[change | change source]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Bob Orton and The Magnificent Muraco (with Mr. Fuji).[1][11] Tag team match 05:37
2 Billy Jack Haynes and Hercules (with Bobby Heenan) fought to a double countout.[1][11] Singles match 07:44
3 Hillbilly Jim, The Haiti Kid and Little Beaver defeated King Kong Bundy, Little Tokyo and Lord Littlebrook by disqualification.[1][12] Mixed tag team match 03:23
4 Harley Race (with Bobby Heenan and The Fabulous Moolah) defeated The Junkyard Dog.[1][11] Loser Must Bow match 04:22
5 The Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake) (with Johnny Valiant and Dino Bravo) defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques and Raymond).[1][11] Tag team match 04:03
6 Roddy Piper defeated Adrian Adonis (with Jimmy Hart).[1][11] Hair vs. Hair match 06:54
7 The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) and Danny Davis (with Jimmy Hart) defeated The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and The Dynamite Kid) and Tito Santana.[1][11] 6-man tag team match 08:52
8 Butch Reed (with Slick) defeated Koko B. Ware.[1][11] Singles match 03:39
9 Ricky Steamboat (with George Steele) defeated Randy Savage (c) (with Miss Elizabeth).[1][11] Singles match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship 14:35
10 The Honky Tonk Man (with Jimmy Hart) defeated Jake Roberts (with Alice Cooper).[1][11] Singles match 07:04
11 The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff (with Slick) defeated The Killer Bees (Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell) by disqualification.[1][11] Tag team match 05:44
12 Hulk Hogan (c) defeated André the Giant (with Bobby Heenan).[1][11] Singles match for the WWF Championship 12:01

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Powell, John. "Steamboat - Savage rule WrestleMania 3". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "WrestleMania III Facts and Stats". WWE. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 
  3. Yandek, Chris (2003). "Interview: Randy Savage". Wrestling Digest. Retrieved 2007-10-14.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  4. Eck, Kevin (2002). "The main events: ladies and gentlemen, may we present the 25 most memorable matches in the last 25 years". Wrestling Digest. Retrieved 2007-10-14.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  5. Shields, Brian (2006). Main Event: WWE in the Raging 80s. Simon and Schuster. p. 26. ISBN 1416532579. 
  6. Loverro, Thom (2006). The Rise & Fall of ECW: Extreme Championship Wrestling. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 1416510583. 
  7. Loria, Keith (2003). "Mania madness: The top 10 matches from the fabled history of WWE's showcase event". Wrestling Digest. Retrieved 2007-10-14.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  8. Cohen, Eric. "WrestleMania III". About. Retrieved 2007-10-19. 
  9. Schramm, Chris (1999-05-07). "A history of crowds". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  10. Beekman, Scott M. (2006). Ringside: A History of Professional Wrestling in America. Greenwood Press. p. 128. ISBN 027598401X. 
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 "WrestleMania III". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 
  12. "WrestleMania PPV Cards". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 

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