#4 "The Macho Man" vs Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat at Wrestlemania 3
This match-up for the Intercontinental Championship in Wrestlemania 3 is one of the most revered and remembered contests. It was built to be a revenge match. Randy Savage had nearly ended Ricky Steamboat's career in their previous match-up just a few months ago.
In that match, Steamboat had suffered a crushed larynx and had to be carted out of the arena on a stretcher. The fact that Ricky Steamboat had recovered to even make it back to the ring was a miracle of sorts. Going into Wrestlemania 3, Randy Savage had held the Intercontinental title for over 400 days.
The crowd was clearly cheering for Steamboat. The match was a memorable exhibition of athleticism and stamina. It was a closely fought and a see-saw match that finally ended in just under 15 minutes.
This was a perfect "good-guy" beating the "bad-guy" contest. Ricky Steamboat's remarkable story of coming back from a devastating injury to claim the Intercontinental Championship was the classic build-up that helped elevate this match to an all time greatest status.