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Old 10-29-2011, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How big a draw was Randy Savage in his prime?

Could you compare him to Cena's popularity now in 2011?
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: How big a draw was Randy Savage in his prime?

Hard to say, the business was different back then.

I will say that he was better at making the crowds react the way 'he' wanted them to. As oppose to Cena who splits the crowd, Savage could make the entire arena love him or want to kill him.

Hogan gets credited with drawing the huge crowds, but Savage was usually 'the' big name on the house shows in the late 80s. So I imagine he 'could' be viewed as a draw in that sense.
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Hard to say, the business was different back then.

I will say that he was better at making the crowds react the way 'he' wanted them to. As oppose to Cena who splits the crowd, Savage could make the entire arena love him or want to kill him.

Hogan gets credited with drawing the huge crowds, but Savage was usually 'the' big name on the house shows in the late 80s. So I imagine he 'could' be viewed as a draw in that sense.
Pretty much this. It really is hard to say seeing as how the business has changed so much. All I know is that a lot of people that I know who didn't watch wrestling a back when Savage was wrestling knew who he was. Not saying that this means he was more popular to Cena.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: How big a draw was Randy Savage in his prime?

Cena doesn't compare. Savage was second only to Hogan in the late 80s. Considering how big wrestling was, Savage is probably all time top 5. Plus his main event run in WCW was also successful.
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Old 10-29-2011, 01:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Pretty much this. It really is hard to say seeing as how the business has changed so much. All I know is that a lot of people that I know who didn't watch wrestling a back when Savage was wrestling knew who he was. Not saying that this means he was more popular to Cena.
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Slim Jim commercials made Macho the second most well known wrestler outside of wrestling. Third if you count Andre, but I'm talking 89 and on here so I don't.
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SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM.

Slim Jim commercials made Macho the second most well known wrestler outside of wrestling. Third if you count Andre, but I'm talking 89 and on here so I don't.
Savage was already a huge star prior to the Slim Jim deal (that didn't happen till the mid to late 90s). If anything, I'd argue that Mach put Slim Jims on the map.
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Randy was the original "Showstopper". It seemed like most of his matches stole the show. I think after the match against Steamboat he became the guy who's matches you had to see.

Plus, he had a ton of charisma, gave great promos, and he had the Gorgeous Elizabeth in his corner.

He also had one of the best wrestling T-Shirts of all-time, IMO. Which, I think helped alot.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Savage wasn't asked to do the things Cena is asked to do

Cena isn't asked what Savage was asked to do

Cena never has to put on clinics, Savage did.

Savage had his valet draw sympathy from the crowd, Cena did not


Most importantly, Savage could turn heel in a second without Vince batting an eye about it
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