Shawn Michaels’ career is absolutely stellar that made him tagged “Mr Wrestlemania”. While I have no argument over that, I believe there was another wrestler before Michaels who could have the same moniker. That wrestler is the “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
Savage took part in Wrestlemanias II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and X. In most of those events, Savage had the best match of the night. A lot of people may have come to watch the Hulk Hogan match but I believe they would have left thinking what a great match Savage had. For example:
· Wrestlemania III: Hulk Hogan was taking on Andre the Giant. However, Savage had the best match when he took on Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat for the Intercontinental Championship.
· Wrestlemania IV: Everyone watched the show to see Hulk Hogan win the tournament for the vacant WWF Championship. However, they saw Savage defeat the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase to win the title.
· Wrestlemania VII: Hulk Hogan was taking Sgt Slaughter for the WWF Championship. However, Savage had the best match when he faced the Ultimate Warrior in a retirement match.
· Wrestlemania VIII: Hulk Hogan took on Sid Justice in the main event. However, Savage had the best match of the night when he defeated Ric Flair for the WWF Championship in my favourite Wrestlemania match.
Randy Savage is a tremendous wrestler who is one of the most iconic in the late 80’s and early 90’s. His Wrestlemania matches are among the best of all time and I hope that, one day, he will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.