WrestleMania III (1987 TV Special)
Gorilla Monsoon: [Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant were staring at each other in the ring] The irresistable force meets the immovable object!
Gene Okerlund: [at Wrestlemania III press conference] You know Hogan looked up to this man
[Andre the Giant]
Gene Okerlund: for years and years and years.
Bobby Heenan: Well, that's because he's 7 feet 5!
Gene Okerlund: Thanks for stating the obvious, Bobby Heenan!
Gene Okerlund: [at the press conference, Andre the giant is sitting down] Andre, may I speak to you?
[Andre doesn't do anything]
Bobby Heenan: Well, I guess the man doesn't wanna talk to you, now go ahead slap him around, see if you can get him to talk to you!
Jesse Ventura: [after failing to bodyslam Andre the Giant, Andre falls onto Hulk Hogan and comes just a fraction of an inch from a three count. Jesse The Body isn't sure] Wait, was that two or was that three?
Gorilla Monsoon: Two count only!
Jesse Ventura: Oh! That was close!
Vince McMahon: Heavyweight champion of the world in the locker room just one hour away from his moment of destiny.
Hulk Hogan: Well you know they said it was my last ride man! Yesterday when I finished hanging and banging. When I jumped on the Harley man. As I went thru the intersection. As I headed for the mountains, some of the nonbelievers in the gym said "See ya later Hulkster man! This is your last ride." Tate me alive brothers. When I felt the fury. As I ripped. As I tore this shirt As I headed for the sunset man. I looked down brothers. And as the sun beamed off the golden eyes, I realized that sooner or later, you gotta live and die and you gotta face the truth. And for you Andre the Giant, it's time to face the truth brother. Because when I think about what you and I have to do man. What I have to do is nothing. All I have to do is merely beat a seven foot four 550 pound giant. But Andre, you've gotta face the truth brother. In its purest form man. The purest truth there is man. The training, saying your prayers, eating the vitamins. And to beat me man, You've got to beat every little Hulkamaniac, every little Hulkster in the world. Everyone that plays it straight. All the ones that don't take any shortcuts brother. And they usually say "If the dirty air don't get you, the politicians will." But in this case. It's going to be Hulkamania. And the reason it's going to get you man, it's the purest form of the truth there is. And I can't wait to see you go down at the feet of Hulkamania in front of 90,000 plus in the Silverdome. What you gonna do Andre The Giant when the real truth, the 24 inch pythons and Hulkamania runs wild on you?
Gene Okerlund: With me at this time, manager Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. And I'm privileged to be standing next to the most extraordinary athlete of all time. He is not elected until this date to challenge Hulk Hogan for the heavyweight championship. And this afternoon at Wrestlemania III Bobby Heenan, your man, Andre the Giant will be doing just that.
Bobby Heenan: You bet he's going to be doing just that. He's going to become the heavyweight champion of the world and I'll tell you why. First of all, the man is undefeated in over 15 years as a professional athlete. Hulk Hogan has never been in the ring or met a man bigger than him, stronger than him, taller than him, outweighs more than him, and with a burning will inside more than Andre the Giant. You see Hogan, few short hours from now that clock is ticking. And it's ticking in our direction not yours. Hulkamania is over. Hulkamania is dead. The doors going to be shut on the history books on Hulk Hogan once and for all. There is a new heavyweight champion of the world. The odds on favorite in Las Vegas and all over the whole wrestling world, they're picking Andre the Giant. Nobody can defeat this man. Nobody even can come close to defeating this man. And Hogan, I know it's happening to you now because it's happening to me. The butterflies are in my stomach. The adrenaline's flowing thru my veins and I'm getting ready. Cause I'm gonna manage the heavyweight champion of the world. And Hogan, hey you've had three good years. You've got nothing to look back on. But it's all over. Andre the Giant, the new heavyweight champion of the world.
Gene Okerlund: The biggest heavyweight title bout of all time. Andre the Giant to meet Hulk Hogan.
Gene Okerlund: And Andre the Giant, just moments away from your stepping thru the ropes and into the ring to meet Hulk Hogan in the biggest title match of all time. I want get your thoughts.
André the Giant: Gene, you see me now. And I'm going to the ring and believe me, it's not going to take me too long to come back right in front of the camera with the world championship belt around my waist.
Gene Okerlund: Bobby?
Bobby Heenan: Oh I can feel it. Oh the adrenaline's going! This man right here is going to make me famous. He's going to become the heavyweight champion of the world. And I'm going to go down in the history books as the manager of the world's heavyweight champion. I'm ready. Hogan you better be ready!
Gene Okerlund: Moments away from the biggest heavyweight title defense of this man ever. Hulk Hogan, you've got to be ready.
Hulk Hogan: Well you know, the whole Pontiac, Michigan recovers man. I'm glad I snuck in early last night brother. I didn't realize the interstates, the Pontiac Silverdome was in danger. Not the 90,000 plus on the inside. It's the 90,000 plus on the outside of the Silverdome. Those are the ones I'm worried about, because when I get my hands on that big nasty giant. When he faces the truth. When he feels the wrath of Hulkamania. The day the whole Earth is going to shake. What are those 90,000 plus Hulkamaniacs on the outside gonna think? I'm not worried about the people on the closed circuit. I'm not worried about the people all around the world. They'll see it! But the intensity of Hulkamania. The way it's turned this whole state upside down. The way the whole world's turned upside down. What are they gonna think? When the giant hits the ground, he feels the wrath of Hulkamania and the whole world shakes at my feet?
Gene Okerlund: We could conceivably blow the roof off this great facility, the Silverdome.