Wrestlemania III: Pro Wrestling Goes National

Wrestlemania III was a watershed moment for professional wrestling in America. There was the industry before Wrestlemania III, and there was the industry after. Andre the Giant versus Hulk Hogan in his prime, an undercard that was nearly as good: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and “Macho Man” Randy Savage. A sold-out Pontiac Silverdome (somewhere between 78K-91K fans depending on who you ask), celebrities at ringside, the spectacle was complete. In honor of the 30 anniversary the Detroit News goes all out to celebrate a transformational event.

Larger than life: An oral history of WrestleMania III

DetNews.com, 3.29.17