Doink The Clown
Oddly enough, Jeff Jarrett and Randy Savage are both second generation stars that worked in Memphis, WWF and WCW at the same time, yet they never really had much conflict in any of those promotions. It wasn't until 2004, when Savage briefly worked in TNA, that he started a rivalry with The Chosen One.
Although he was only inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015, Randy "Macho Man" Savage has long been regarded as one of the top names in the industry.
For over 30 years, Savage clashed with some of the best in the business, including top names in the Mid-South territory, the WWF, WCW and even a brief run with TNA.
Barking promos in his patented growl, the Macho Man's legendary ferocity and unique charisma made him one of the biggest superstars wherever he went.
Of course, that means he made an enemy or two along the way...
Much like the Top 50 Rivalries for Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Sting, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, John Cena and Bret Hart, we're basing this on storyline rivalries Hart had with wrestlers and non-wrestlers alike, not speculating on what may have happened backstage (although in some cases, these will fall under both categories).
In counting down the Top 50 Randy Savage Rivalries, we looked at the following criteria:
How prominent was the rivarly?
What type of stage(s) did it play out on?
How memorable were the matches and/or segments?
How much did the rivalry do to advance either person's career?
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In the early 1980's (and before either made their fame and fortune in the WWF), both Randy Savage and King Kong Bundy were fixtures in Memphis. At one point, Savage was teaming with the likes of Jerry The King Lawler as they attempted to rid the company of Bundy, Rick Rude and other villians.
King Kong Bundy
As part of his early WCW career, Randy Savage targeted Television Champion Arn Anderson, with the two going to a time-limit draw on WCW Saturday Night. Later, they found themselves on opposite sides of a tag team feud -- Anderson with best friend Ric Flair, and Savage with his "frenemy" Hulk Hogan.