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  • Starrcade 1986

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • WrestleMania III

    Votes: 4 66.7%
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We've got some stiff competition in the third installment in the battle of the Granddaddies of 'Em All. For one, the decision was made to run the same multiple host markets as the prior year. For the other, the decision was made to go for history.

A good resource for this would be the Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast's 30 Week WrestleMania Journey and Starrcade Memorial Tour, going into incredibly meticulous detail before, during, and after the events.



Starrcade 1986 - November 27, 1986
Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
The Omni in Atlanta, GA

Attendance: 30,000 combined (Wikipedia)
Closed circuit viewers: Not listed (Wikipedia)
Hightlight matches: Rock 'N Roll Express vs. Arn & Ole Anderson; Ric Flair vs. Nikita Koloff; Ray Traylor vs. Ron Garvin; Road Warriors vs. Midnight Express (Condrey/Eaton)
Marquee matches: Ric Flair vs. Nikita Koloff. Rock 'N Roll Express vs. Arn & Ole Anderson; Road Warriors vs. Midnight Express (Condrey/Eaton)



WrestleMania III - March 29, 1987
Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac (Detroit), MI
Attendance: Approximately 78,000 (Dave Meltzer and Zane Bresloff)
PPV Buys: 400,000 (http://www.2xzone.com/wwe/buyrates.shtml#.WSU5T2jyvIU)
Highlight matches: Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat; Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis; British Bulldogs & Tito Santana vs. Hart Foundation & Danny Davis
Marquee matches: Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant; Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat; Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis
 

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It's impossible for me to go against the event that had what I consider to be the most important match in wrestling history along with one the greatest in ring showcases in wrestling history. That being said, Starrcade wasn't what it could have been if Magnum hadn't been in his tragic accident. The Skywalker match is also legendary. Neither card was bad, but WM3 is the clear winner for me.
 

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Never seen Starrcade 86 but WM III is too important and historic to pass up though it's not the greatest Wrestlemania ever, that honor belongs to Wrestlemania X7 but still, there's no way no one can not see WM III.
 
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