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13 Biggest Matches WWE Should've Booked In The 80s (But Didn't)

13. "Macho Man" Randy Savage Vs. Rowdy Roddy Piper

Two of the greatest superstars of 1980s professional wrestling were Randy "Macho Man" Savage and Rowdy Roddy Piper. Aside from a couple of house shows and a televised contest from early 1990 that ended indecisively, these two icons never had a high profile program with one another. Considering the colorful promos and incredible intensity that a feud between these two all-time greats would've likely delivered, this one could've given Savage/Warrior a run for its money. Unfortunately, the timing just never worked out as both men were heels at the same time in the 80s, and later babyfaces at the same time in the 90s. The best chance that the company had to book this upper mid-card feud would've fallen somewhere around the late '89/early '90 time period after Savage had turned into the Macho King but it wasn't meant to be (bar that one TV match). Beyond 1989, Macho spent his next few years as a heel battling the likes of Jim Duggan, Dusty Rhodes and the Ultimate Warrior while Piper had programs with Rick Rude, Bad News Brown and Ted DiBiase before both men moved to the announce booth to focus on commentating more than wrestling. Fans probably wouldn't have been given a clean, decisive finish anyway since Piper rarely did any jobs and Savage was the second biggest star in the company through 1990, but under a different set of circumstances, this feud could've been special.
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A former stuntman for Paramount Pictures, Matt enjoys sports, water skiing, driving fast, the beach, professional wrestling, technology, and scotch. At the same time, whenever possible. Having attended many famous (and infamous) shows including WrestleMania XV, In Your House: Mind Games, and the 1995 King of the Ring, Matt has been a lifelong professional sports and wrestling fan. Matt's been mentioned in numerous wrestling podcasts including the Steve Austin Show: Unleashed, Talk Is Jericho, and Something To Wrestle With Bruce Prichard. As a former countywide performer, Matt has been referred to as Mr. 300 for his amazing accomplishments in the world of amateur bowling. He is also the only man on record to have pitched back-to-back no hitters in the Veterans Stadium Wiffle Ball League of 2003.