UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic Reveals his Favorite WWE Superstar

Published 08/27/2020, 7:50 AM EDT


Stipe Miocic conducted a QnA session on his Instagram wherein he answered questions from his followers. One of the questions that he was asked was – Favorite 90’s WWF Wrestler?

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To this, Stipe Miocic answered – MACHO MAN, a.k.a. Randy Savage.

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The legacy of Randy Savage – favorite wrestler of Stipe Miocic

Macho Man (Randy Savage) was one of the greatest pro wrestlers to have ever walked the ring. He provided the wrestling universe with some of the most classic matches that continue to shine even today.

One extremely notable match from his career was at WrestleMania III against Ricky Steamboat. That contest is often labeled as the greatest professional wrestling match of all time (not Randy Orton vs Edge).

On top of that, Randy Savage had some of the greatest matches with the likes of Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, Ric Flair, and Lex Luger.

Savage won 29 Championships over the course of his illustrious career. This includes the 2 times that he was the WWF World Heavyweight Champion. It also includes his four reigns with the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

Even though he was not performing in the ring following his health concerns, he showed up for multiple TV shows. In 2004, he confronted Jeff Jarrett at a TNA taping.

Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth’s prominent storyline made headlines

One of the most prominent storylines of the wrestling universe was that involving Miss Elizabeth and Randy Savage. While the pair was married through 1984 to 1992, the couple was one of the most prominent ones of the universe.

Even after their divorce, they maintained a working relationship. Their divorce was brought into the storyline later when Miss Elizabeth returned to the scene while Savage was in a feud with Ric Flair.

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Finally, in 1998, the pair split for good after Randy Savage was injured. However, he returned in 1999 with real-life girlfriend Gorgeous George in his arms.

Unfortunately, Randy Savage tragically passed away in 2009 after suffering a heart attack while driving.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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