Jeff Jarrett Speaks On Savage’s Impact On Wrestling & More
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Jarrett on Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage’s impact on wrestling:
“There were several different sides to Randy. Personal, professionally, inside the ring, outside the ring…..Randy was, in my opinion, if you want to talk about just the persona of ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, and I said this the other day. There’s three things that go into making a great performer, you gotta have your in ring ability, your verbal skills, and the it factor, and on a scale of 1-10, I think Randy was a 10 out of 10 on all of them.
His body of work throughout his career to me really holds up and obviously the WrestleMania match, WrestleMania III… when you have a match that can still stand the test of time, that speaks volumes. Like in the music industry, sometimes there are classics that go on and on forever. To me, Randy had many of those with Steamboat. He had a great series of matches with Ultimate Warrior. I think the best match Ultimate Warrior ever had was with Randy. So as far a performer, you can’t say enough good things.”
Jarrett on memories of Randy Savage from their WCW days:
“His notoriety far outreached the wrestling industry. For Randy to have the corporate clout so to speak to take the Slim Jim account from one organization to another, sort of speaks volumes about the brand that Macho Man became. When he went from WWF to WCW, that was huge. I believe you put Hulk (Hogan), (Ric) Flair, and Savage, I’m sure everything is debatable on the most famous wrestlers of all time but Randy is in the argument without a doubt.”
Jarrett on whether George Steele was right in saying Vince McMahon was a broken man after Randy Savage left WWE:
“I think it was a shock, and George probably knew more of the details at the time, but Randy was… if you really think about WrestleMania, and entrenching it in I guess the fabric of pop culture, look at the roles Macho Man played in the first ten. That sort of speaks for itself.”
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