Friday, March 25, 2016

MVPs of WrestleMania #7

By Kevin Hunsperger & Chad Smart
@kevinhunsperger, @chadsmart, @my123cents

Last year I had the idea to do an MVPs of WrestleMania blog, but came up with it a day or two before the big event.  So I held my list waiting for WrestleMania 32 to roll around.  Admittedly I've made a couple of minor tweaks to the original list and debated internally over the quality of my list.  I invited Chad to play along too.  While the lists aren't perfect (he's not in our top ten), I hope you enjoy.  A new blog will be posted daily until March 31, the day I leave for Dallas.

For number 7 Chad and I both picked "The Macho Macho" Randy Savage.  

Savage battled The Ultimate Warrior
Courtesy: WWE
Kevin's thoughts:

My favorite WrestleMania match of all-time is the battle between Savage and the Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania 7.  His match against Ricky Steamboat at 3 is among the greatest.  Savage beat four men in one night to win his first world heavyweight title.  I sat in the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis and watched WrestleMania 4 on closed circuit with my dad that night.  I became an even bigger Macho Man fan that night.  He went on a few years later to win the gold again, beating one of the greatest in the game, Ric Flair.  I hate that he was on commentary for nine and left shortly after beating Crush at WrestleMania 10.  I wish he would have had that comeback opportunity like we saw with Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart and Roddy Piper.

Beating the Nature Boy
Courtesy: WWE
Chad's thoughts:

In my opinion, the Savage/Steamboat battle for the I-C title at WrestleMania 3 still holds up as the best WrestleMania match ever. Add in the “Macho Man’s” title tournament win at WrestleMania 4, matches against Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and Ric Flair and it’s easy to see why Savage is on the list. 

Miss a list?

9.   "Stone Cold" Steve Austin & "Rowdy" Roddy Piper 

8.  The Rock & "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

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