Painfully obvious, and, unfortunately, too late.
WWE has a penchant for honoring the recently passed, and the untimely passing of the great "Macho Man" Randy Savage will likely be the onus for ending the longest-standing Hall of Fame snub going today.
It's incredibly difficult to stand out when the enormous shadow of Hulk Hogan is cast across the company, but Savage managed to stand out, and on some occasions, shine beyond Hogan. That, in and of itself, is a testament to the type of performer Savage was.
Savage was a decorated champion in the ring, and the definition of larger-than-life outside of it. Savage was a two-time WWE Champion, the 1987 King of the Ring and an Intercontinental Champion. He also won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship four times, and was the winner of the inaugural World War III battle royal.
His biggest moment as a WWE superstar came at WrestleMania IV, where he defeated Butch Reed, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, One Man Gang and "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase to win the vacant WWE Championship.
Savage went toe-to-toe with Hulk Hogan at the height of Hogan's popularity, shortly after teaming with Hogan to form the Mega Powers. Savage may have been the only man that could have pulled off both storylines.
It's been a long time coming, but 2012 should finally be the year "Macho Man" Randy Savage enters the Hall of Fame, co-headlining with this man.