PONTIAC SILVERDOME

WWF @ Pontiac, MI - Silverdome - July 19, 1986 (5,000)
Debut at the venue
Scott McGhee defeated Moondog Rex
George Steele defeated Tiger Chung Lee
King Harley Race defeated Lanny Poffo
WWF Tag Team Champions Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart
Billy Jack Haynes defeated Bob Orton Jr. via disqualification
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco

WrestleMania III - Pontiac, MI - Silverdome - March 29, 1987 (78,000; 75,700 paid; sell out; announced at 93,173; new indoor attendance world record)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured an opening in-ring introduction by Vince McMahon; included Aretha Franklin performing "America the Beautiful;" featured Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura on commentary, Bob Ueker and Mary Hart briefly joining the commentary team before the opening match; included a video package highlighting the feud between Billy Jack Hayes and Hercules; featured Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Hercules & Bobby Heenan regarding his match later in the show; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with King Kong Bundy, alongside Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo, regarding the mixed tag team match later in the show; included Mary Hart conducting a backstage interview with Miss Elizabeth, with WWF IC Champion Randy Savage then appearing and cutting a promo on facing Ricky Steamboat later in the show; featured a video package highlighting the feud between the Junkyard Dog and Harley Race; included a pre-taped backstage interview by Okerlund with Race, Heenan, & WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah regarding Race's upcoming match against JYD; featured McMahon conducting a backstage interview with WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan regarding his upcoming match with Andre the Giant; included a pre-taped backstage interview by Okerlund with Johnny V, Dino Bravo, Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine over why Beefcake & Valentine needed Bravo in their corner for their upcoming match with Jacques & Raymond Rougeau; featured a video package highlighting the feud between Roddy Piper and Adrian Adoins, followed by a pre-taped promo by Piper; included a pre-taped backstage interview by Okerlund of Adonis and Jimmy Hart regarding Adonis' upcoming match with Piper; featured a pre-taped backstage interview by Okerlund of Hart, Danny Davis, and WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart regarding their upcoming match; included a pre-taped backstage interview by Okerlund of Andre and Heenan regarding Andre's upcoming match with Hogan; featured a video package highlighting the Savage / Steamboat feud; included a pre-taped backstage interview by Okerlund of Jake Roberts and Alice Cooper regarding Roberts' upcoming match against the Honkytonk Man; featured Okerlund making an in-ring announcement that 93,173 fans were in attendance, marking a indoor attendance world record; included Okerlund conducting a second backstage interview with Andre and Heenan regarding facing Hogan in a matter of moments; featured a video package highlighting the feud between Hogan and Andre; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Hogan regarding his upcoming title defense; a young Rob Van Dam was in attendance for the event
Rick Martel & Tom Zenk defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr. (w/ Mr. Fuji) at 5:37 when Martel pinned Muraco with a crossbody / school boy roll up double team
Billy Jack Haynes fought Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan) to a double count-out at 7:52 when both men fell through the ropes and Haynes applied the full nelson on his opponent on the floor; after the match, Hercules wrapped his steel chain around his fist and hit Haynes with it as Haynes attempted to get at Heenan; moments later, Hercules used the chain twice more, causing Haynes to bleed from the forehead, and briefly applied the full nelson
Hillbilly Jim, the Haiti Kid, & Little Beaver defeated King Kong Bundy, Lord Littlebrook, & Little Tokyo via disqualification in a mixed tag team match when Bundy hit an elbow drop on Little Beaver; after the match, all the remaining midgets and Jim made the save; Bob Ueker did guest commentary for the bout
King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan & WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah) pinned the Junkyard Dog at 3:23 with a belly to belly suplex after JYD was distracted by Heenan on the apron; due to prematch stipulations, JYD had to bow before Race - which he did before hitting Race with a chair and stealing the robe and crown (WWE Hall of Fame 2004, Legends of Wrestling)
Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V & Dino Bravo) defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau at 4:03 when Valentine pinned Raymond after Bravo came off the top, moments after the Rougeaus hit their double team finisher; during the bout, Bobby Heenan joined the commentary team to brag about his men being 2 for 2 and ignoring the fact King Kong Bundy lost his bout; after the match, Valentine, Johnny V, and Bravo abandoned Beefcake in the ring after Beefcake argued over Bravo's interference
Roddy Piper defeated Adrian Adonis (w/ Jimmy Hart) via submission with the sleeper at 6:13 in a Hair vs. Hair match after Brutus Beefcake revived Piper from Adonis' sleeper and Adonis accidentally hit himself in the head with his own clippers; after the match, Piper held Hart down as Beefcake cut Adonis' hair; when Adonis came to, Piper held a mirror in front of him which resulted in Adonis going crazy, hitting the mirror, and chasing Piper until Adonis eventually fell down and was led away by Hart; moments later, a fan came in the ring but was led away by officials; Piper was congratulated by Blackjack Lanza, Pat Patterson, and Arnold Skaaland on the floor as this was deemed his farewell match (Piper's last appearance for 2 years) (Crunch Classic, Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story, Legends of Wrestling: Roddy Piper and Terry Funk)
Danny Davis, WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Tito Santana, Davey Boy Smith, & the Dynamite Kid at 8:50 when Davis pinned Smith after hitting him with Jimmy Hart's megaphone, moments after Davis sustained a tombstone and the running powerslam from Smith; prior to the bout beginning, Jesse Ventura was introduced to the crowd by Howard Finkel before shaking hands with the heel team and taking Matilda the bulldog backstage; Mary Hart and Ueker did guest commentary for the match (Davis' in-ring debut) (The Hart Foundation)
Butch Reed (w/ Slick) pinned Koko B. Ware at 3:38 by using the tights for leverage after a crossbody by Koko put Reed on top; after the match, Tito Santana made the save for Koko and attacked Slick, ripping his shirt completely off; moments later, Koko and Santana sent Reed to the ring with a double dropkick
Ricky Steamboat (w/ George Steele) pinned WWF IC Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) to win the title at 14:35 with an inside cradle after Steele pushed Savage off the top as Savage prepared to come off the top and hit the challenger with the time keeper's bell (voted Match of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and Pro Wrestling Illustrated) (History of the Intercontinental Championship, Macho Madness: The Ultimate Randy Savage Collection, Ricky Steamboat: The Life of the Dragon, The True Story of WrestleMania)
The Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Jake Roberts (w/ Alice Cooper) at 7:04 with a roll up and holding onto the ropes for leverage after Hart prevented Roberts' attempt at the DDT by grabbing his leg; after the match, Honky briefly left ringside after Roberts almost smashed the guitar over his head, breaking it against the ringpost; moments later, Roberts grabbed Hart, allowing Alice to torture Hart with Damien the snake until Hart ran backstage with Honky (Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Jake "The Snake" Roberts: Pick Your Poison)
Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik (w/ Slick) defeated B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell via disqualification at 5:43 when Jim Duggan chased Volkoff into the ring, eventually hitting Sheik in the back with his 2x4 as Sheik had Brunzell trapped in the Camel Clutch; prior to the Killer Bees' entrance, Duggan ran to the ring and interrupted Volkoff's singing of the Russian National Anthem, eventually cutting a promo that he would not allow Volkoff to sing that; Duggan remained ringside for the duration of the match
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan) with a bodyslam and the legdrop at 12:07; Bob Ueker was the guest ring announcer and Mary Hart was the guest time keeper; after the match, Hogan was presented with a new heavyweight title belt (WrestleMania: The Greatest Matches 94, WWF Strong Men, Hulk Still Rules, Hulkamania 3, Hulkamania 4, WWF Champion Hulk Hogan's Greatest Matches, Best of Hulkamania, The Best of the WWF: Hulkamania, The History of the WWE Heavyweight Championship, Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology, The True Story of WrestleMania)

WWF @ Pontiac, MI - Silverdome - October 23, 1987 (6,625)
Lanny Poffo pinned Barry Horowitz
Koko B. Ware pinned Bob Orton Jr.
Butch Reed pinned Superstar Billy Graham
WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man pinned Brutus Beefcake
Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid defeated Demolition via disqualification when one of the Demos used Mr. Fuji's cane as a weapon
Don Muraco pinned Hercules
Ron Bass pinned Hillbilly Jim
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Killer Khan

WWF @ Pontiac, MI - Silverdome - November 29, 1987 (matinee)
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff when Jacques pinned Zhukov
Don Muraco pinned Killer Khan
Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Butch Reed
Jake Roberts fought Ted Dibiase to a double count-out
WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated the Islanders when Martel pinned Tama
WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man defeated Randy Savage via count-out

WWF @ Pontiac, MI - Silverdome - January 1, 1988
Dino Bravo defeated SD Jones
Danny Davis defeated Sam Houston via count-out
Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid defeated the Conquistadors
WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri defeated Rockin Robin
WWF Tag Team Champion Tito Santana defeated Bret Hart
The One Man Gang defeated George Steele via disqualification
Bam Bam Bigeow pinned King Kong Bundy
Ted Dibiase pinned Jim Duggan
Randy Savage defeated WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man via disqualification

WWF @ Pontiac, MI - Silverdome - February 14, 1988 (12,000)
Steve Lombardi pinned Brady Boone
Koko B. Ware defeated Dino Bravo via disqualification
WWF Women's Tag Team Champions the Jumping Bomb Angels defeated Judy Martin & Leilani Kai at 17:16
Ricky Steamboat fought Rick Rude to a double count-out
Brutus Beefcake pinned Greg Valentine
Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau
Outback Jack pinned Iron Mike Sharpe
Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Andre the Giant & Ted Dibiase at 10:00 when Hogan pinned Dibiase with the legdrop

WWF @ Pontiac, MI - Silverdome - March 13, 1988
Scott Casey pinned Barry Horowitz with a bulldog
Paul Roma & Jim Powers defeated the Conquistadors when Roma scored the pin with a roll up
WWF Women's Champion Sherri Martel pinned Rockin' Robin
Rick Rude pinned Ken Patera
The Islanders defeated Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid via disqualification when Smith hit both Haku and Tama with a dog leash, originally brought to the ring by Bobby Heenan
Rick Rude (sub. for Hercules) fought Jake Roberts to a double count-out
Randy Savage, WWF Tag Team Champions Tito Santana & Rick Martel defeated WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man, Bret Hart, & Jim Neidhart in a steel cage match; the match came down to Savage against HTM and, following a failed top rope fistdrop by Honky, Savage hit the flying elbow and escaped over the cage

WWF @ Pontiac, MI - Silverdome - April 23, 1988 (3,000)
Ricky Steamboat vs. Greg Valentine was advertised but did not take place due to Steamboat's leaving the company
Bret Hart fought Bad News Brown to a draw
Jake Roberts vs. King Harley Race
Andre the Giant defeated Jim Duggan via count-out
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell
Rick Rude pinned Don Muraco
WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man defeated Brutus Beefcake via count-out when Beefcake chased Peggy Sue around ringside, eventually revealing her to be Jimmy Hart
Rick Martel & Tito Santana vs. WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition

WWF @ Pontiac, MI - Silverdome - May 29, 1988 (1,800)
Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated Haku & High Chief Afi
The One Man Gang pinned Bam Bam Bigelow
Jake Roberts fought Rick Rude to a double count-out
The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hercules
Greg Valentine defeated George Steele via disqualification
Don Muraco pinned Jim Neidhart
Jim Duggan fought Andre the Giant to a double disqualification

WWF @ Pontiac, MI - Silverdome - June 26, 1988
Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated the Conquistadors
Don Muraco pinned Danny Davis
The Junkyard Dog pinned Ron Bass
WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man pinned Brutus Beefcake
Tito Santana defeated Sivi Afi
Haku pinned Scott Casey
Jake Roberts & Jim Duggan defeated Andre the Giant & Rick Rude

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