Big Show and Floyd Mayweather agree to face off at WrestleMania XXIV.02/13/2018 - 11:00
From getting inked up with a turnbuckle tattoo to making joyful phone calls to loved ones, NXT Superstars and Performance Center recruits reveal their first reactions to being offered WWE contracts.02/16/2018 - 12:45
No Superstar is afraid to take the battle to new heights, even when he - and this year, for the first time, she - is confined inside the Elimination Chamber. Here are 10 of the craziest leaps to take place during an Elimination Chamber Match.02/15/2018 - 13:15
Apollo Crews & Nia Jax get to know representatives and survivors from their charity partner, Susan G. Komen, as they take up the fight against Breast Cancer on WWE Mixed Match Challenge, airing Tuesdays at 10 ET/7 PT, exclusively on Facebook Watch.02/02/2018 - 20:15
Lana secured her first career victory, winning alongside Rusev in Week 5 of WWE Mixed Match Challenge.02/15/2018 - 17:00
Take a look at the impact that just one of John Cena's 550-plus wishes has had on a child from Make-A-Wish.02/15/2018 - 14:45
Everyone loves a good underdog story, but these Superstars did not stand a chance against giants like The Great Khali and Braun Strowman.02/15/2018 - 13:15
Unboxing makes him feel good! Join Zack Ryder as he checks out Diamond Select Toys' sixth series of "Ghostbusters" action figures.02/15/2018 - 13:45
What would happen if The Phenomenal One clashed with The Master of The 619? Find out in this edition of Fantasy Warfare.02/15/2018 - 15:15
Wrestling magician Evan Cloyd stuns his fellow WWE tryout attendees with an unbelievable card trick.02/15/2018 - 12:00
Braun Strowman makes beautiful music on Raw and leaves us wanting more from the "Monster Among Music."02/15/2018 - 16:45
The slam heard 'round the world
WrestleMania III was a historic night, capped off by perhaps the biggest match in sports-entertainment history: Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant. It truly was the irresistible force vs. the immovable object, the reigning WWE Champion against a Superstar who hadn't been defeated in 15 years -- and the No. 3 'Mania Match That Made Us Sweat.
The atmosphere inside the Pontiac Silverdome that night was electric, even as the epic battle nearly ended before it could really get underway. Seconds into the bout, Hogan tried to slam his 7-foot-4, 500-plus-pound opponent. He failed, caving under Andre's immense weight and barely escaping a pinfall that would've given the giant his first taste of WWE gold.
For the majority of the bout, Hogan -- who, at 6 foot 8, was normally the larger man in his matches -- looked like a rag doll being tossed around by his adversary. Andre focused his attack on the champion's weakened back, and the capacity crowd of 93,173 sat in hushed silence as he brutalized Hogan with his powerful onslaught.
But just as he always seemed to, the Hulkster dug down deep, "Hulked Up" and made a comeback. A running clothesline finally floored Andre -- a feat that very few had accomplished -- and when the giant stood back up, the seemingly impossible happened.
In one of the most memorable moments in WWE history, Hulk Hogan hoisted his 500-pound challenger and body slammed him to the mat -- a scene that even color commentator Jesse Ventura, normally a huge Hogan critic, couldn't believe. One legdrop later, Andre's undefeated streak was history and the 93,173 cheering WWE fans in attendance nearly blew the roof off the Silverdome.
Hulkamania ran wild for nearly twenty more years, but perhaps never again reached the level of frenzy it did at WrestleMania III.