MATCH : Randy Savage v Ric Flair

PROMOTION : WWF

EVENT : Wrestlemania 8

VENUE : Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana

DATE : 5th April 1992

CHAMPIONSHIP : WWF World Title


BACKGROUND : When Ric Flair won the WWF World Title at Royal Rumble 92 the original plan was for Wrestlemania 8 to be headlined by Flair vs Hulk Hogan but due to poor selling house shows headlined by that main event it was changed. Wrestlemania 8 was then given a double main event with Sid v Hogan and Flair vs Randy Savage for the title. The rivalry between Savage and Flair would get heated very quickly when Flair began spreading rumours that he was having relations with Savage's wife and valet Elizabeth. So could Savage get his comeuppance and win his second WWF World Title?

 

MATCH REVIEW : It didn't take a brain surgeon to work out this match would be a classic, both men being two of the greatest wrestlers of all time. The crowd were red hot throughout the match and Flair was King at drawing that heat whilst Savage was King at drawing a strong baby face reaction from the fans! This match was fought at high intensity but managed to tell a great story throughout which was fantastic. One minor criticism would be the quick finish from nowhere but that is me nitpicking! In my opinion Savage's celebrations with his wife should have closed the PPV but never mind.