Randy Savage: Why WWE Legend Was in a Truly Unique Class of Entertainers
Randy Savage was in a class that few were
There is a long list of performers who have dazzled in the ring. From Shawn Michaels to the Undertaker to Bret “the Hitman” Hart, to Rey Mysterio Jr.
There is a much smaller list of elite mic guys. I’m not talking guys who knew how to cut a promo. Theirs is a long list of those guys as well. I’m talking about guys, who in their prime, had complete authority over an audience.
John Cena is good with a mic, but not in that class. Edge was great with a mic, but not in that class. To my estimation, and this my thinking off the top of my head, there were five guys who can say they ever had complete control of a crowd.
Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Steve Austin, Ric Flair and Macho Man.
Now don’t confuse this: every wrestler has that moment where they absolutely own a crowd. There are, however, few and far between on those moments for most.
For the great ones, the five that made my list, they weren’t always able to do it. There were times periods at the height of their powers when they could do it, but still no one could do it with that kind of consistency.
Macho Man was an elite performer and when he spoke you listened. He had control.
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