There’s been lots of talk of the Ultimate Warrior getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame next year at the 30th Anniversary of WrestleMania.
If the WWE is going to do business with Warrior, as he is legally known, it needs to explain something else Hall-of-Fame related: why isn’t Randy “Macho Man” Savage in the Hall of Fame?
Savage has been essentially written out of WWE history. The WWE put out a Savage DVD with matches only, no narrative. Savage, of course, was one of the greatest WWE performers of all time. He rose the ranks from Intercontinental Champion to WWE champion, all while become one of the most famous pro wrestlers ever.
With the Lovely Elizabeth at his side, Savage became the top performer in the business, rivaling Hulk Hogan.
Savage left the WWE like so many other wrestlers during the mid-1990s and help launched WCW into a short-lived run as the No. 1 organization in the business. Even though Savage left the WWE at a time when it was losing a battle with WCW, WWE owner Vince McMahon welcomed back every other wrestler who abandoned him.
Savage was never brought back. There are lots of nasty stories about why McMahon never brought the Macho Man back.
McMahon owes it to the WWE Universe to explain why the WWE never welcome a legend like Savage back. If he can forgive guys like Hogan, the Warrior, Kevin Nash and others who turned their backs on him when times were tough, he should be able to forgive Savage for whatever reason he hates him.
It’s too late to make amends with Savage personally. Savage, of course, died in 2011. McMahon is still going strong running the largest wrestling promotion in the world.
There is still time, however, for McMahon to explain the Savage absence, then induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame where he belongs.