#4 WCW: Macho Man to Mr. Madness
WWE Hall of Famer Randy Savage is regarded by many fans, wrestlers, and critics as one of the greatest pro wrestlers who ever lived, and it's not hard to fathom why. Former WCW star Chris Jericho revealed that Randy Savage was a true influence and inspiration to him and that Macho Man taught him some very important lessons in and out of the ring.
As the "Macho Man," Savage was extremely over with the fans due to his flamboyant attire, intensity, his voice and his popular catchphrase, "Oooh yeah!" He achieved a lot of success during his time with WWE, where he held the WWE Championship twice and the Intercontinental Championship once.
He also main evented WWE's flagship pay-per-view, WrestleMania, several times. Savage feuded and teamed up with Hulk Hogan, who was also a big draw with WWE's fanbase. At WrestleMania VII, Macho Man lost a retirement match against The Ultimate Warrior, forcing the former to step away from in-ring competition in WWE.
Savage went on to sign with WCW and a few years later, in 1999, he dropped his Macho Man gimmick and debuted a new persona. He had a new look, new theme song and he changed his colorful attire to black and white. He started sporting a slicked-back ponytail, earrings, and he had a heelish attitude. This was the birth of his new WCW character, "Mr. Madness."
He formed an alliance with his two valets in WCW and they became known as Team Madness. Randy Savage's new character and team didn't last long in WCW though, as they dissolved later that year. It was still refreshing to see him doing something different after a long time. It was great for his WCW run, but his Macho Man persona is still the greatest he's ever played.Published 16 Oct 2020, 23:49 IST