With Randy Savage giving an interview in Smackdown! Magazine, in which he seems to do a bit of arse kissing to Vince, does it look like Macho Man is looking for a WMXX appearance?
If he does, who would he face?
With all these veterens of yesteryear wanting to make an appearance surely a Battle Royal, or 4/6 way match would be a good way to involve them. That way these golden oldies make their appearance, and in a match were any weaknesses would be less likely to be exposed, and the card isn't filled with three or four 'nostalgia' matches.
This will leave more of the card available for some of the younger stars to shine.
This has already been mentioned elsewhere, but if they have to waste money on Savage, it should be to put John Cena over. Savage could get to pimp his crappy rap work, Cena could tear him apart both verbally and in the ring, and that could be that.
Originally posted by KevintripodIf Savage is gonna just make a one appearance deal, then let him be just another victim of the "Legend Killer".
Orton would get a monster rub by beating Savage, but does he deserve a huge rub like this already in his career ?
I agree that would probably be the best way to use him (if they use him at all... which they shouldn't), I'm just not sure how big a rub that would be. Does Savage have ANY credibility left? (I mean "in-ring". We all know the answer to the question if asked in general terms.)
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Having cred as a full time wrestler and having value as a one-shot special attraction putting over a new guy are entirely different things. No one would wanna see Savage back on a regular basis, but for Randy Orton beating Macho Man at WrestleMania would carry more weight than shoving Mick Foley down a flight of stairs or beating Sgt. Slaughter on Raw.
In response to MDK's comment, I don't know if that battle royal suggestion was in response to a rumour he's heard or is just wishful thinking, but I think that would be a cool thing to add to the show if they did it in a serious way. The gimmick battle royal was funny, but they could certainly find 20 noteworthy names from yesteryear to fill out a nostalgia battle royal. It'd be a nice treat for long time fans, would give a nod to the history they try so hard to get over at Mania time, and would only take up about ten minutes of a four (or, apparently, five this year...) hour show. While the workrate snobs (and what can I say, I can be just that at times) would probably turn their noses up at such a suggestion, it could be a lot of fun to watch if done properly with the right guys.
Casual fans love seeing guys from their childhood or from previous eras. So I think you could really satisfy that segment of your audience by having a legends match, similar to the Gimmick Battle Royal from a couple of years ago. The key would be to do it quick and not give it much storyline times in the week leading up. But if you had, say, Macho, Honky, Haku, Santana, Duggan and Snuka (damn, that was a hard list to come up with) in a quick 6-man match, and they all played their old characters, I think it could be fun for a lot of fans and a nice break in the pace for everyone else.
Or even better than that, you could have Orton challenge all old-school stars to a Legends Challenge, a battle royal that would do much to develop the "Legend-Killer" gimmick. Then, you could have Orton dispatch them all, leaving (maybe) Mick Foley or Macho Man. After Randy dispatches the last man, the other legend makes a surprise appearance, getting the win, and setting up a one-on-one rematch for RAW.
Today, we're off to Japan for stuff from EMLL's trip over there in February 1997. The tapes is two hours and heavily edited for the time constraints, but no worse than the heavily edited stuff on EMLL TV todays.