Is Chris Jericho Randy Savage:
Both are looked at as two of the best ever and more importantly they are looked at as two of the most skilled wrestlers ever. Thats what interests me because to me it appears that both guys were used to carry other wrestlers to good matches. It is seldom not talked about but in my opinion this is a very important aspect of their careers. Jericho and Savage both were/are solid upper midcard/main event level stars so when one of these two are on the card, you expect quality and you get it.
With Savage his matches with Hulk Hogan at WrestleManiaV and the Ultimate Warrior at WrestleManiaVII are his two swan songs for carrying people. Those matches were good matches because Savage busted his butt to make sure those were good matches. With Chris Jericho I look at the Rock at No Mercy2001 and Tyson Tomko at Bad Blood2004. Now the Tomko match wasn’t a classic but it was a very good match because Jericho made sure it was. Now with the Rock before you all yell at me, the Rock never had any technical skill. Like Hogan he was an entertaining style wrestler so it was up to the skill man in this case Y2J to make sure that his style meshed well with the entertainer’s style just like what Savage did with Hogan. Because these two guys were always stuck wrestling bigger guys with less skill in the WWF, when they did get someone with their skill, they go down as absoulute classics!
With Savage you always circle Ricky Steamboat at WrestleManiaIII and Ric Flair at WrestleManiaVIII. These two matches helped solidify all three athletes career’s as top notch wrestlers. With Chris Jericho you look at WrestleManiaXIX vs Shawn Michaels and Christian at WrestleManiaXX. Now with Jericho he was estableshed in WCW but was most of the time wrestling crusierweights but in the WWF he was usually used as a guy who had to pull the big men around and I think he has done a wonderful job. His style is obviously different from Randy Savage’s but in the end they both were clutch players for the WWF both in the ring and at the box office.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Toronto is always the WWF’s biggest drawing city in Canada because well it is the biggest city in Canada for one but more importantly it also hosts some of the smartest die hard fans in wrestling. Die hard fans is where an independent promotion draws its fan base from and that is why it is a great place to start. The other nice thing about Toronto is that it is the center of everything in Canada and thus tourists and fans from abroad will travel to Toronto to see good wrestling. Now do not get me wrong I understand that Calgary is the Wrestling Capital of the world but that is for where wrestler’s come from, not for where you go to watch wrestling! Two WrestleMania’s have been in Toronto as well many, many other pay per views from both the WWF and the old WCW, wrestling has a great history in Toronto and if a promotion doesn’t want to start there it should at least get there and recieve a big crowd and a mixed reaction from Canada’s biggest city.
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota:
Buffalo, New York:
Los Angeles, California:
Well that is my list of wrestling hotbeds for indy promotions. If there are any that you think are possible hotbeds please don’t be afraid to email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
SmackDown in Rochester:
Who defeated Shwan Michaels for the WWF Title at the 1996 Survivor Series?
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