Macho Man Randy Savage: The 10 Greatest Matches of Macho Man's Career

Joe M.Correspondent IMay 21, 2011

Macho Man Randy Savage: The 10 Greatest Matches of Macho Man's Career

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    We've all been hearing the news of Randy Savage's untimely passing earlier today.

    Randy Savage was driving his Jeep, when he suffered a heart attack, swerved off of the road, and hit a tree.  His wife was also in the car, however made it away with only minor injuries.

    In memory of his career, I've spent some time compiling a list of his 10 Best Matches.

    Be sure to flip through and comment below with what you think is the Macho Man's greatest match.

Randy Savage vs. Tito Santana

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    Boston was a city that was sorely missed from my list of the Top 10 WWE Cities in the U.S., but I'll give this one to them. 

    At the Boston Garden in 1986, Randy Savage would defeat Santana to become the Intercontinental Championship, arguably his most well-known title reign.

The Great American Bash 1997: Randy Savage vs. Diamond Dallas Page

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    This Falls Count Anywhere Match is just one of Savage's impressive series of matches against Diamond Dallas page in WCW during the Attitude Era.  The wrestling may not have been top-notch, but it kept fans hooked throughout. 

    The best part of this match, and their feud, was the balance, neither one of them was clearly carrying the other guy's dead weight.

Saturday Night's Main Event: Randy Savage vs. Bret Hart

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    Saturday Night's Main Event is a retired program (aside from sporadic one-night returns), but, in most people's minds, this match has gone down as the best match the show has ever produced. 

    Savage and Hart both in the ring, only good things can happen.  This match in particular is one of the best examples of Savage's great ability to sell injuries during a match.

Saturday Night's Main Event: Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts

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    Another great match that took place on Saturday Night's Main Event involving Savage. 

    While it's safe to say Randy Savage vs. Bret Hart outdid this match, both of them are recognized as two of the best matches in the show's history.

WrestleMania VIII: Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair

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    How can winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania not be on a list of any given wrestler's greatest matches? 

    Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair showcased two of the greatest in-ring performers of all time on the biggest stage of them all, and they didn't disappoint.

Randy Savage vs. Shawn Michaels

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    This was a unique situation.  You had Randy Savage, who at this point was a seasoned veteran, facing a then-young Shawn Michaels. 

    Foreshadowing what would become a Hall of Fame career, Shawn was able to carry out an amazing match with Savage at the World's Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden.

SummerSlam 1992: Randy Savage vs. The Ultimate Warrior

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    Very rarely will two wrestlers put on two matches together and have both of them go down as some of the best matches ever. 

    The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels is a recent example of two wrestlers who recently were able to pull this off, but Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior were also able to do this, stealing the show at both SummerSlam 1992 and at WrestleMania VII (which will be on here).

WrestleMania V: Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan

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    Another WrestleMania classic, starring Randy Savage.  Some would say that Hogan stole the show, and yes, it was one of his best matches ever, but who's to say that that isn't because he was in the ring with someone as talented as Randy Savage?

WrestleMania VII: Randy Savage vs. The Ultimate Warrior

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    Randy Savage lost this one, but it will still go down as one of his best matches ever, as well as one of The Ultimate Warrior's best matches ever, and even one of the best WrestleMania matches of all time.

WrestleMania III: Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat

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    Was there really any doubt as to what the No. 1 match would be? 

    Sure, it's a common pick, but that's because it is literally one of, if not the best pro wrestling in history, and that's not an exaggeration by any stretch.