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Season 3 Episode 1

Wrestlemania III

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 29, 1987 on
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Episode Summary

Wrestlemania III
The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel and Tom Zenk) defeated Bob Orton and Don Muraco managed by Mr. Fuji

Billy Jack Haynes and Hercules (managed by Bobby Heenan) fought to a Double Count out

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

Loser Must Bow and Kneel Match:
Harley Race (with fabulous Moolah and Bobby Heenan) pinned Junkyard Dog

The Dream Team(Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine managed by Johnny Valiant and Dino Bravo) defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques and Raymond Rougeau)

Hair Versus Hair Match
Roddy Piper defeated Adrian Adonis (managed by Jimmy Hart) via sleeperhold

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

Butch Reed (managed by slick) pinned Koko B. Ware

WWF Intercontinental Championship:
Ricky Steamboat pinned Intercontinental Champion Randy Savage (managed by miss.Elizabeth) to win the title

Honky Tonk Man (managed by Jimmy Hart) pinned Jake Roberts (accompanied by Alice Cooper)

Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff (with slick) defeated The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell) by Disqualification

WWF World Heavyweight Championship:
World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Andre the Giant (managed by Bobby Heenan)moreless

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  • this was billed as the biggest and baddest wrestlemania at the time and it sure as hell! lived up to the hype and not just because of hogan vs andre oh no! this was quality throughoutmoreless

    andre and hogan may not go down as a techincal classic but this match up will be remembered years down the line and so will wrestlemania 3!.words cannot begin to describe the kind of match ricky steamboat and randy savage,not many people talk about this match when they think about wrestlemania 3 but this match really set the standard for wrestlemania and the intercontinental championship in what can only be described as an all out classic!.the full nelson challenge between hercules and billy jack haynes because of three reasons.bobby heenan was there and it looked believeable,honestly if you knew wrestling wasnt fake or did not have internet how would you feel about this challenge?the midget match was laughable at best and achieved what is set out to do.the tension between harley race and junkyard dog in their loser must bow match was phenomenal.jyd bowed after he lost the match (true class) then attacked harley race with a steel chair and stole his kings robe(even classier).now on to piper's "retirement match" vs adonis,thanks to the assitance of brutus beefcake piper got the win and adonis got his hair shaved!(another forotten classic).any match the hart foundation is in is a good match so this need not be discussed let's skip the koko b. ware crapfest(only crap on the card) and if youve never seen the iron sheik in action then buy wrestlemania 3 to see one of his best matches!.wrestlemania one of the best ppvs evermoreless
Andre the Giant

Andre the Giant


Aurelian Jake Smith

Aurelian Jake Smith

Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Bob Orton Jr.

Bob Orton Jr.

Cowboy Bob Orton

Chris Pallies

Chris Pallies

King Kong Bundy

David Smith

David Smith

Davey Boy Smith/British Bulldog

Don Muraco

Don Muraco


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • While the amount of fans has been announced as 93,173, some controversy states that the attendance was more in the 78,000 range. However, this has never been officially proven.

    • I found one big goof on Wrestlemania III, at the ppv everyone acted like the Hogan VS Andre match was the first time they fought (Televised), when many years eariler back when Vince Sr. own the WWWF Hulk and Andre fought two times on August 9, 1980, and September 22, 1980 and Andre won both times. I thought I should just point that out.

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