Larger than life: An oral history of WrestleMania III

On March 29, 1987 — 30 years ago now, as hard as that is to believe — at 4 p.m. local time, the first ringside bell was rung at the colossal Pontiac Silverdome. Thousands of Metro Detroiters, mostly pre-teen boys, many of whom had been begging their parents for tickets since Christmas or before, and millions more watching around the world via closed-circuit locales or on this new thing called pay-per-view, were about to witness the greatest extravaganza the “sport” had ever seen, and one that, even to this day, stands the test of time.


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