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Re: Macho Man in 1988/1989
Savage was traditionally a heel as the others have said. He and Jake Roberts would routinely receive cheers.
I have heard this rumor for years although it may be hogwash: Vince allowed them a rare televised heel vs heel match to see who would get the cheers and test a future face. The crowd sided with Roberts and Jake was turned face soon.
Savage was such a great heel, and I know people will think I am nuts but the WWF, in my opinion really ruined him. In the CWA and ICW he was just so freaking out of control, he was rage. He was charisma. He was at his best. Then he left for New York and he was different, still great but not the same, especially with Elizabeth, those wild eyes faded a little. As popular as the Mega Powers were it took more of the edge off. Then they saddled him with the King gimmick, and even worse he became a cartoon character in those just plain goofy cowboy hats.
Before they watered him down, he was wild, like a berzerker.
He was a great heel in 85 and 86 but he was beyond good in 83, 84
Last edited by Greenlawler; 03-27-2013 at 03:01 PM.