Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Top 29 Matches in WrestleMania History - #26

26. Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage - WrestleMania VIII
"Elizabeth was MINE before she was yours!" Oh Ric, you played scumbag so well. It's scary that this match almost didn't happen, with Flair vs. Hogan scheduled and already promoted on WWE television, the match was changed after testing poorly on the house show circuit. The story for the switch was Sid Justice wanting a piece of Hogan for eliminating him from the Rumble, and then Flair started goading The Macho Man by saying Miss Elizabeth was his former lover... he even had pictures.

Ric Flair: master of Photoshop

It was a classic love story, Savage defending his bride and beating up that loudmouth asshole that besmirched her honor. Not exactly reinventing the wheel, even in 1992, but the three principle characters played it to perfection and we got a satisfying conclusion. It was one of those matches where the good guy had to win and Savage got his second (and final) WWE Title reign.

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