Best Two - Randy Savage
It's great to see the "Best Two" series is picking up steam, even so far as to have somebody new emulate it with the Cena thread. Though I do ask that, moving forward, people kindly abstain from adding people. I am going somewhere with this Best Two thing...
Anyway, that out of the way, it's time for one of my all time favs - and one of the hardest to decide on - Randy Savage. I have regularly called (and reminded you all that Ihave called) him the single "Greatest Feud Participant" in wrestling history. Some of his matches are the reason why, and here's my two:
Randy Savage vs Hulk Hogan, Wrestlemania 5
With the excepton of a 1-day reign by Andre the Giant, the WWF Championship was held by two men from January of 1984 through April of 1990, and those two men were The Mega Powers, Hogan and Savage. Aside from the simple fact that these two were by far THE BEST in the world for 6 years, factor in the drama caused when a woman got involved. It made for a classic feud that took one full year to develop:
The heat between these guys was so real, and so well executed, that Savage went from top-face to top-heel mid title reign. That's almost impossible to accomplish, but Savage did it, and at Wrestlemania 5, they tore the house down.
Savage vs Flair, Wrestlemania 8
Vindication. That's the word I use to describe Randy's hard fought win at Wrestlemania 8. After months of anguish and torment directed at both he and his wife Elizabeth, a recently reinstated Savage (1 year removed from losing a retirement match to The Ultimate Warrior) regained the WWF Gold in an emotionally charged classic. Both men worked flawlessly, but Savage once again proved why he was called "Macho Madness." I thought this was his finest hour.
Disagree? Please, rip me to shreds, beat me to death, teach me a lesson!
Last edited by IrishCanadian25 : 01-29-2009 at 10:27 PM.