This was in Hogan’s back yard. Andre had joined forces with Bobby The Brain Heenan. Heenan had convinced Andre that Hogan had been dodging him for years and Andre deserved to be the World Heavyweight Champion. Hulk and Andre had been the best of friends leading up to this encounter. Andre ripped Hogan’s shirt and the cross right off of his neck. This set up one of the biggest matches not just for Hulk and Andre but for the wrestling world at Wrestlemania 3.
Ive eatched alot of videos of Andre the giant. It seems to me he had a hard time acting the heal. His size made him a natural star but Hennan had to do the talking cause Andre was no good at being a bad guy. Loved he was by everyone. Still to this day i think this story line was one of the worst and least believable in the classic wrestling era. Todays pro wrestlers in the WWE just dont have the super hero like personas that the old timers like hogan, andre, rick flair, sting, macho man and piper . Maybe todays stars need more acting lessons or they just need a better story line regularly.
Yes -exactly I go way back to Graham Brothers! Rocca! Mark Kewin Don Curtis. My nephew Cannon Melaccio was in WWE IT WAS AND IS IN OUR BLOOD. OUR famiky drove the 75 miles to Orlando every Monday to see you guys-WHY- YOU WERE unique individual characters people could attach to abs loved. Everyone one of you became linked to people. Today! Same old same old! Look Vince could care less- very successful. But you guys are what made it what it is today.
Hey “Hulkster” you have been my idol since 1980. I was only 16 years old. I’m 53 now. Never got to meet you yet. “Wish” to someday. I work for the Maryland State Highway . I drive a plow truck. Some people have all the luck. I have been poor all my life. I know you probably heard this story before , But my #1 wish is to meet Hulk Hogan someday.
You title for this is incorrect.
You have it as “How Wrestlemaina 3 Became One Of The Biggest Matches For The Wrestling World”
CORRECTION!! It should read..
“How Wrestlemaina 3 Became The Biggest Match For The Wrestling World”
There will never ever be a bigger anticipated match than this. 93,173 say so.
I just watched the special on Hulk Hogan and Andrea the giant. I have the greatest respect for both men. I love to watch both men wrestle. Very entertaining. Hang in there Hulk Hogan.
I live about 12 minutes from where the Silverdome stood. Never got to attend anything they had as I just moved here around 5 years ago.
That being said … I did see it get demolished earlier this year & they’re still removing parts of it now. Such a massive place. ALOT of events took place, this being by far the largest in the USA at the time & for the longest while.
Hogan was great & aside from his personal life, is still a good entertainer. I would have loved to see this live. At least I finally was able to see it last month with the missus on DVD we borrowed from a WWF (yes WWF, always) fan.