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Re: Randy "Macho Man" Savage WCW Run (nWo days)
I believe the Savage WCW run was handled miserably from day one.
Savage was at his absolute best when he was allowed to be the raging lunatic. His days in the IWA, CWA, and early WWF were his best days. In my opinion WWF face Savage limited him, especially during that particular point in WWF history. Savge was no longer the mad man but a funny, yet talented worker who had the intensity, but was not allowed to be the true terror he was as a heel. He began wearing neon and those dreaful cowboy hats. He was snapping into a slim jim instead of snapping necks. I even hated the whole Macho King era...I just longed for the Macho Man who was his own gimmick.
So when he made the move to WWF what did they do? They did not make him a raging heel, they made him the catalyst for Hulk Hogan. When they did finally allow him to go heel he was merely one of many NWO heels. The angle sunk and we all know why, becuase they did not give the faces any shot at all. It would have been better for sure if they had allowed a face Macho Man to play a raging madman bent on destroying the NWO and not wearing those ridiculous cowboy hats. Just my opinion.
Last edited by Greenlawler; 11-24-2012 at 03:08 AM.