Hey Scott, I was reading a book on Wrestlemania, specifically Wrestlemania 3. In the book, Hulk says that it was up to Andre on who was going over, the slam, and Andre did not want to go over the match with Hulk. Have you ever heard about this? What if Andre wanted to go over? The landscape would have been so different. Also, I have heard Orange Goblin stories, did Hogan respect Andre that much to change his ways?
Andre knew he was going down for the big boot and legdrop the moment that Vince told him about the match in 1986. When Hulk talks about the 700 pounder in the ring, he's referring to the amount of bullshit that he was slinging.