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12 Greatest Heel WWE Champions of All Time

2. "Macho Man" Randy Savage

Next we have the late, great €œMacho Man€ Randy Savage. A true lord and master of the ring, either as a heel or a face, he won the WWF Championship as a fan favourite, defeating Ted Dibiase Sr. at Wrestlemania IV. However, his feud with Hulk Hogan was what most people remember about his title reign. The turn on Hogan revolved around Savage€™s jealousy of a perceived relationship between Hogan and his partner and manager Miss Elizabeth. This storyline felt real, and that made the feud so intense and effective, leading to some fantastic promo work and in-ring segments before their much-anticipated main event match at Wrestlemania V. In effect, Savage was the biggest threat to Hogan since Andre the Giant, due to the friendship they once shared making Hogan vulnerable. Despite Savage coming up short, he brought out the best in himself and of Hogan to provide one of the best wrestling feuds of the 1980s. Though some may argue that Savage€™s best time as a heel came as the Intercontinental Champion or as the €œMacho King€, I feel his time as a heel WWF Champion is greatly significant in displaying how a superstar could turn whilst still the champion. This is similar to what CM Punk has to do at the moment. And, above all else, Randy Savage will always be one of the greatest superstars of all time, and it would be sacrilegious to leave him off of this list. RIP Macho Man.
 
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