With everything that has been going on for me, I didn’t get a chance to write about this last week.
But I was saddened with the passing of Macho Man Randy Savage.
Savage was one of those who transcended the sport. Along with Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and The Rock, Savage was one of those rare wrestlers that became famous away from the ring.
There were plenty of other ways that Savage was one of a kind. No one matter who he wrestled against, he got a good match out of them. Sure, everyone remembers his classic against Ricky the Dragon Steamboat, but Savage managed to get good matches out of George the Animal Steele, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Dusty Rhodes (the WWF version) and the Honky Tonk Man.
My favourite series of Savage matches were the ones he was involved with at Wrestlemania 4, when he defeated Butch Reed, Greg the Hammer Valentine, One Man Gang and The Million Dollar Man in a tournament to win the WWF championship.
But my favourite all-time match of Savage came at Wrestlemania 7, when he was involved with a retirement match against the Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania 7.
Here was the thing about the Macho Man. Despite the fact he was 58 years old, you got the impression that out of anyone from the 1980s, he could jump back into the ring and have a great match with anyone on the current WWE roster. You can’t say the same about anyone else from that era. But the Macho Man was different.
He could do it all. He gave great interviews, had great matches, could be a heel or a face and was involved in some great feuds.
The world lost more than a wrestler last week, it lost a legend, one that could never be replaced.