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WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation . The event was held on March 29, 1987, at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. There were twelve matches, with the final event being WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan successfully defending his title against André the Giant.

WrestleMania III
WrestleManiaIII.jpg
Promotional poster featuring Hulk Hogan and André the Giant
Tagline(s) Bigger! Better! Badder!
Theme
song
(s)
"Who's Zoomin' Who?" by Aretha Franklin
Information
Promotion World Wrestling Federation
Date March 29, 1987
Attendance 93,173
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 annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The event was held on March 29, 1987, at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. There were twelve matches, with the final event being WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan successfully defending his title against André the Giant.

WrestleMania III is particularly notable for the WWF's claiming a record attendance of 93,173 and the largest recorded attendance of a live indoor event in North America at the time. This record itself stood until February 14, 2010 when it was surpassed by the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, and the only WWF/E event with an official higher attendance was WrestleMania 32. Both of the latter events were held at AT&T Stadium. The event is considered to be the pinnacle of the 1980s wrestling boom. The WWF generated $1.6 million in ticket sales. Almost one million fans watched the event at 160 closed circuit locations in North America. The number of people watching via pay-per-view was estimated at several million, and pay-per-view revenues were estimated at $10.3 million, setting a record for the time.


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