WWE Rivals, April 22, 2024, A&E, “Hulk Hogan vs. ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage”

WWE Rivals

WWE Rivals returns with an in-depth exploration of one of WWE’s most iconic rivalries: the legendary feud between Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage. This episode looks into the complex dynamics between two of wrestling’s biggest icons, whose rivalry spanned decades and enthralled audiences both in and out of the ring.

The episode, airing on A&E on Sunday, April 21, will be hosted by Gabriel Iglesias, who leads a roundtable discussion with Kevin Nash, Natalya Neidhart, Cody Rhodes, and John Bradshaw Layfield as they dissect the monumental rivalry between Hogan and Savage.

Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage’s paths first crossed in the 1980s, when they feuded over the WWE Championship. Hogan, the biggest babyface in WWE history, clashed with Savage, one of its most beloved heels. Their rivalry was unique, as it featured a fully completed story arc, from their initial conflicts to their eventual reconciliation.

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The tension between Hogan and Savage extended beyond the ring, with real-life jealousy and personal tensions adding fuel to their on-screen feud. Savage was infamously protective of his wife and valet, Miss Elizabeth, and this dynamic played out in their matches. Hogan’s accidental elimination of Savage from the 1989 Royal Rumble led to a turning point in their relationship, as Savage turned on him shortly after.

The rivalry culminated in a highly anticipated match at WrestleMania V, billed as “The Mega Powers Explode.” The build-up to this match centred around Miss Elizabeth, with the live crowd heavily invested in the outcome. Hogan ultimately emerged victorious, kicking out of Savage’s elbow drop and delivering his signature leg drop to reclaim the WWE Championship.

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The episode will also explore the impact of their rivalry on the wrestling world, including their encounters in WCW and their involvement in the formation of the iconic nWo stable. Despite their differences, Hogan and Savage reconciled before Savage’s untimely death in 2011.

WWE Rivals: Hulk Hogan vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage airs on A&E at 8:00 pm on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

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