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Macho Madness – The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection DVD Out Today!

randysavageOne of the most anticpated WWE DVDs is finally available. Macho Madness – The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection goes on sale today. Today marks the first step of what fans hope will be a road to the WWE Hall of Fame for the Macho Man!

I can’t say enough great things about this DVD. I was a big Randy Savage fan growing up. I noticed something different about Savage the second he debuted in the WWF. Savage was quick, charismatic, athletic, and often had the best matches on the cards. Savage was definitely a notch above his peers, playing second only to Hulk Hogan.

This DVD captures all of Savage’s great moments in his WWF career. The DVD chronicles some of Savage’s greatest rivalries and legendary matches from the 80s and 90s. Savage’s WCW career is also covered as well to close out the video. This DVD is a must for anyone that grew up on the Macho Man or heard the legendary tales of WrestleMania III, the crazy angles, and Savage’s legendary promos.

The DVD is hosted by Matt Stryker and Maria. Stryker and Maria get a little corny at times, but overall do a tremendous job. Stryker used to do a Macho Man imitation on the indys pre-WWE and is a noted big Savage fan. Neither says anything embarrassing or as some like to say, pull a Todd Grisham on the DVD.

Stryker and Maria transition the DVD like a documentary. Both discuss angles and history behind the matches and feuds. Viewers are treated to clips of those angles and moments as Stryker and Maria voice them over. The DVD does as great a job as possible at telling Savage’s story without comments from Savage himself.

All in all, the DVD is fantastic. They do a great job of covering just about everything in Savage’s WWE run. The WWE also did a great job of mixing the well-known matches with some gems. My only criticism would be the selection of Savage’s WCW matches. Only four matches are selected, two being matches with Ric Flair. Ironically it came off a bit lazy to me as only one of the four is something that I would consider worthy of this collection.

The third disc features a ton of classic Savage promos and some great rarities. Only two WCW promos are featured in the collection. There is a segment from T.N.T. shown here which is just absolutely hilarious. The segment features on a couch getting evaluated from a psychologist. A great house show promo from Madison Square Garden is also included from the Macho King era.

Some notes about the matches: My favorite of the 3-discs by far is the first DVD. The first DVD features Savage’s run from 1985 to just shortly after he won his first WWE title in 1988. I just want to make a couple of quick notes about some things that stuck out to me during these matches.

WWE Prime Time Wrestling Debut July 9, 1985
Randy Savage vs. Rick McGraw
– This match was also Savage’s Madison Square Garden debut. I noticed right away the tremendous amount of charisma that Savage had. Remember, this was his debut. Savage had the fans going crazy within the first few minutes of the match. Proof of this was Savage getting doused with a soda by a fan. I also thought it was interesting that the replay featured Savage’s patented double-axe to the outside rather than the finishing move itself.

Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat
Boston Garden December 7, 1985
– This is one of the gems of the collection. This match is over two years before their WrestleMania III classic, and before Savage won the WWF Intercontinental title. The match doesn’t feature the crazy false-finishes like their WrestleMania III match. It was different, but a great match nonetheless. The finish of the match is what stuck out to me. The finish was the exact same finish Savage used to win the Intercontinental title from Tito Santana in the same building with the brass knux. I don’t know if this was done purposely or if someone referenced this when looking for a finish in the Savage-Santana match. The Santana match is featured later in the DVD. When going for the brass knux, the Steamboat match isn’t referenced. Nonetheless, a great match to add to your Savage-Steamboat collection.

WWE Championship Match Madison Square Garden December 30, 1985
Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
– Immediately you can’t help but notice the buzz among the crowd for this match. There is a brief moment before the wrestlers enter when it is announced that the next match is for the title. The fans go nuts before either one of the guys enter the ring area. The buzz continues and the fan atmosphere is just awesome for this one throughout the match. This one also had a very unique finish with Savage winning on a count out.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match Boston Garden January 3, 1987
Randy Savage vs. Bruno Sammartino
– There are a lot of matches from the old Boston Garden on this collection. What stood out to me here was how incredibly over Bruno was in 1987. Bruno had a lot of great matches in the Garden during his previous runs. The crowd chanted “Bruno” like crazy several times during the match. A fun match, but more of a brawl than most of Savage’s other matches on the DVD.

WWE Championship Match WrestleMania VIII April 5, 1992
Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair
– In my opinion, one of the most underrated WrestleMania matches of all-time. It is interesting to note that Savage was coming back from a long layoff here. I thought the match was great, and one of Flair’s best in his early WWF run. The match is just non-stop action with lots of blood for the hardcore fans.

WWE Championship Match European Rampage April 19, 1992
Randy Savage vs. Shawn Michaels
– This one has been a favorite among tape traders for years. A rare match between these two as HBK was just starting to hit he main-events as a singles wrestler. The match is a little slower than you’d expect throughout the match. However, the speed picks up big-time towards the end of the match. The final minutes of the match are fantastic. Elizabeth and Sherri Martel both get involved. I think these two would have had killer matches if they had gotten more time in the States to develop a feud.

Worcester, MA July 22, 1992
Randy Savage & Bret Hart vs. Ric Flair & Shawn Michaels
– This is probably the rarest match of the collection on the set. This was a dark match main-event at a set of television tapings. I was a bit disappointed quite honestly. The finish of the match comes quick, which prevents the guys from taking it up a notch. This was a good match for the collectors, but disappointing nonetheless.

Falls Count Anywhere Match Great American Bash June 15, 1997
Randy Savage vs. Diamond Dallas Page
– This is one of the most underrated matches in WCW history. This was just a phenomenal match that featured the best of both men and get ready for this…great WCW booking. The match features a ton of false finishes that have the fans going crazy by the end of the contest. Savage is just a maniac, going crazy and attacking everyone from referees to photographers. I think this one is going to surprise anyone who hasn’t seen the match.

The entire match listing is as follows:

Disc 1

WWE Debut
Randy Savage vs. Rick McGraw
Prime Time Wrestling July 9, 1985

Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat
Boston Garden December 7, 1985

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
Madison Square Garden December 30, 1985

WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
Randy Savage vs. Tito Santana
Boston Garden February 8, 1986

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Bruno Sammartino
Boston Garden January 3, 1987

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat
WrestleMania III March 29, 1987

Randy Savage vs. Honky Tonk Man
The Main Event February 5, 1988

WWE Championship Tournament Final
Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase
WrestleMania IV March 27, 1988

Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship
Randy Savage vs. Ted DiBiase
Madison Square Garden June 25, 1988

Disc 2

Randy Savage & Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant & Ted DiBiase
SummerSlam August 29, 1988

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
WrestleMania V April 2, 1989

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan
The Main Event March 22, 1990

Randy Savage / Sherri vs. Dusty Rhodes / Sapphire
WrestleMania VI April 1, 1990

Retirement Match
Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior
WrestleMania VII March 24, 1991

Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts
This Tuesday in Texas December 3, 1991

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair
WrestleMania VIII April 5, 1992

Disc 3

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Shawn Michaels
European Rampage April 19, 1992

Randy Savage & Bret Hart vs. Ric Flair & Shawn Michaels
Worcester, MA July 22, 1992

WWE Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Yokozuna
RAW February 28, 1994

Lifeguard Match
Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair
Bash at the Beach July 16, 1995

WCW Championship Match
Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair
Nitro January 22, 1996

Falls Count Anywhere Match
Randy Savage vs. Diamond Dallas Page
Great American Bash June 15, 1997

WCW Championship Match
Randy Savage & Sid Vicious vs. Kevin Nash & Sting
Bash at the Beach July 11, 1999

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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