WrestleMania III

WWF's 1987 WrestleMania pay-per-view

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]

WrestleMania III
Tagline(s)Bigger, Better, Badder
Who's Zooming Who? (Aretha Franklin)
PromotionWorld Wrestling Federation
DateMarch 29 1987
VenuePontiac Silverdome
CityPontiac, Michigan
Pay-per-view chronology
WrestleMania 2 WrestleMania III Survivor Series (1987)
Wrestlemania chronology
WrestleMania 2 WrestleMania III WrestleMania IV

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

# 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[broken anchor] 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

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  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 (April 2003). "Mania madness: The top 10 matches from the fabled history of WWE's showcase event". Wrestling Digest. Retrieved 2007-10-14.
  8. Cohen, Eric. "WrestleMania III". About. Archived from the original on 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2007-10-19.
  9. Schramm, Chris (1999-05-07). "A history of crowds". SLAM! Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
  10. Beekman, Scott M. (2006). Ringside: A History of Professional Wrestling in America. Greenwood Press. p. 128. ISBN 027598401X.
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