Getting over in the mid-card
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Re: Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat - Overrated?
I wouldn't say it was overrated but more a case of it being a proper wrestling match at a time when WWE cared less about in ring quality and more so storylines and character persona for their build up towards a PPV match. Savage/Steamboat will always stand out from that era because it was unlike any other match from that era and was a much more NWA/JCP style match instead of a WWE match. A lot of people like Chris Jericho have said it was the match that made him want to be a wrestler because of it's in ring quality and this was because they just went out there and had a great wrestling match.
People who grew up watching WWE probably weren't used to seeing matches like that but i grew up a NWA/JCP fan so had seen a lot of matches that were like that which is why i've always put more emphasis on in ring quality. Watching people like Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Barry Windham, Arn Anderson, The Great Muta, The Steiners and The Midnight Express i'd get to see much longer matches with a much more technical emphasis rather than big man matches that WWE always seemed to do so much like matches like Michaels/Hart at WrestleMania 12, Bret/Owen at WrestleMania 10 and Michaels/Hennig at Summerslam in 1993 all stand out from their era because of the style of the match it is the same with Savage/Steamboat at WrestleMania 3.