History of WrestleMania

Information on Venue

  • Opened August 23, 1975
  • Closed October 2008
  • Construction cost $55.7 million
  • Capacity 93,173



WrestleMania III Facts

  • One of the more famous matches in WrestleMania history was a WrestleMania III encounter pitting King Kong Bundy and two midgets – Little Tokyo and Lord Littlebrook – against Hillbilly Jim and two midgets – Little Beaver and the Haiti Kid.
  • An amazing 93,173 people packed the Pontiac Silverdome for WrestleMania III, the largest indoor attendance for any event in history.
  • WrestleMania III was the only WrestleMania which did not have a Tag Team Championship match.
  • Roddy Piper's match at WrestleMania III was billed as his retirement match – even though Piper would go on to compete in the sports-entertainment business for another decade, including at WrestleMania XII.

Pictures of the Event

Can-Am Connection v Bob Orton & Magnificent Muraco

Billy Jack Haynes vs. Hercules

Hillbilly Jim, Haiti Kid & Little Beaver v King Kong Bundy, Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook

Harley Race v The Junkyard Dog

The Dream Team v The Fabulous Rougeaus

Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis

Hart Foundation & Danny Davis v The British Bulldogs & Tito Santana

Butch Reed v Koko B. Ware

Ricky Steamboat v Randy Savage

The Honky Tonk Man v Jake Roberts

The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff v The Killer Bees

Hulk Hogan v André the Giant

Other Images

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