The Biggest Body Slam: When Hulk Hogan Took on Andre the Giant, and Won

Apr 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm |

"This is the biggest match in the history of professional wrestling"

It was the most-heavily anticipated match-up in wrestling history, and it remains one of the most memorable today: Hulk Hogan and André the Giant were set to face off in 1987 in WrestleMania III. “I remember when I was a fan and I used to watch him, and he would put his hand on the top rope and lean on it when he was in his prime. And I would look at his hip and his leg hanging off the rail, it looked like a Clydesdale,” explained Hulk Hogan about his friend-turned-enemy during the mid-80s. They decided to take their frustrations out on each other in the ring, and Hulk Hogan was able to defeat the previously undefeated wrestler. You can relive this incredible moment next!

andre the giant, roddy piper, and hulk hogan

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It was 1987; Hulk Hogan and André the Giant were best friends turned greatest enemies. Hulk Hogan had to battle with the undefeated champ and it looked bad.

It was the biggest turning point in professional wrestling