Wrestlemania 1987 (3)

WrestleMania 3

WrestleMania 3

Bigger! Better! Badder!

Date: March 29 1987 | Attendance: 93,173 Venue: Pontiac Silverdome City: Pontiac, Michigan

Theme Song: “Who’s Zoomin’ Who” by Aretha Franklin


WrestleMania 3 saw the WWE break the indoor attendance record at the time and hold onto that figure for 29 years until they broke it at WrestleMania 32. The Pontiac Silverdome is infamous for Hulk Hogan body slamming Andre The Giant; however wrestling purists remember the show for the incredible Intercontinental Championship match, between Randy Savage and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat which ultimately stole the show and helped influence many superstars including Chris Jericho to take up wrestling.

Don’t forget to check out the OSR for the WrestleMania 3 right here!


WrestleMania 3 Results

The Cam-Am Connection: Rick Martel and Tom Zenk defeated Bob Orton and The Magnificent Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji)

Billy Jack Haynes fought Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan) to a Double Count-out.

Hillbilly Jim, Haiti Kid and Little Beaver defeated King Kong Bundy, Little Tokyo and Lord Littlebrook via Disqualification

Loser Must Bow Match

Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan and The Fabulous Moolah) defeated The Junkyard Dog

The Dream Team: Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny Valiant and Dino Bravo) defeated The Rougeau Brothers: Jacques and Raymond Rougeau.

Hair vs. Hair Match

Roddy Piper defeated Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart)

The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) and Dangerous Danny Davis defeated The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) and Tito Santana

Butch Reed defeated Koko B. Ware

WWE Intercontinental Championship

Ricky Steamboat (w/ George Steele) defeated Randy Savage (c) (w/ Miss Elizabeth) to capture the WWE Intercontinental Championship

The Honky Tonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Jake Roberts (w/ Alice Cooper).

The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Slick) defeated The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell) via Disqualification

WWE Championship

Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan) to retain the WWE Championship


Event Commentators

Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Gorilla Monsoon, Bob Uecker, Mary Hart and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

Interviewers

Vince McMahon and Gene Okerlund

Ring Announcers

Howard Finkel and Bob Uecker (Main Event)

Referees

Joey Marella, Dave Hebner, Jack Kruger, Jack Lutz and John Benella


Image Credit: CultureCrossfire.com

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WWE WrestleMania Chronology

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