If you have read any of my articles you know that I am "old school", grew up on the WWF of the 80's, and that Hogan and Savage were two of my favorites.
The latter of the two has been extremely underrated and out of the spotlight until recently when he voiced a character in the new Disney movie "Bolt" and showed up at a red carpet event for the movie premiere.
He is looking much older and greyer, (to see use the link below) as he is 56 years old now.
Savage's resurfacing makes me wonder if he will ever get a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame, an honor he richly deserves.
Unfortunately some sort of issue between him and the McMahons has caused the "Macho Man" to be off the list, and not even up for discussion.
I am not going to go into all the rumors as to why Savage has been blacklisted but trust me he has.
Recent plans for a DVD were nixed, and a Savage "Legends" action figure scrapped just to name a few.
In this article I want to focus on the positive and write about why he deserves to be inducted, so here I go.
1. He is a two-time WWF champion, four-time WCW champion, and WWF Intercontinental champion are some of his accolades.
2. He wrestled in eight of the first 10 Wrestle Manias and participated in nine of the first 10, helping establish the event as "a global phenomenon." Savage and Hogan carried most of those events.
Now, of the 8 he participated in, he main evented or co-main evented in four (IV,V,VII,VIII). Even though it was not considered a main event his match with Ricky Steamboat at Wrestle Mania III in front of 93,173 in the Pontiac Silverdome, it stole the show and is still considered one of the greatest matches in Wrestle Mania history!
What two of the first 10 did he not make?
Well he wasn't in the WWF for the first one and didn't wrestle but was an announcer at IX. That's a pretty outstanding record.
3. Outside of the wrestling world he is one of the most recognizable wrestlers in history.
People who don't watch wrestling know who his is or remember him from his Slim Jim commercials or his role in the first Spiderman movie.
4. Finally, no one, past or present, does the flying elbow drop better, sorry Shawn Michaels and Black Machismo (the TNA Savage impersonator).
That's my two cents. Please participate in the poll on whether or not Macho Madness has a place in the WWE Hall of Fame!