Weekend Retrospective | Macho Man Randy Savage-Heavyweight Champion of Puerto Rico?
Everyone remembers Macho Man Randy Savage for being one of the great figures in the history of professional wrestling. His rivalries with Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and The Ultimate Warrior over the WWF and WCW World Heavyweight Championships are legendary. His feud with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat over the WWF Intercontinental Title culminated in the greatest match in the history of the industry. And his feud with Jerry "The King" Lawler in Tennessee during the old territory days is still talked about in basements and pool halls in the deep south to this day (I don't know for that sure, I just said that to make it sound cooler).
But how many people realize that prior to joining the Vince McMahon and the WWF in the summer of 1985 the Macho Man spent parts of 1984 and '85 wrestling for Carlos Colon (father to Carlito, Primo & Epico) in the Word Wrestling Council, aka the WWC, based out of Puerto Rico? In fact, on September 15, 1984 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico Randy Savage would defeat living legend Pedro Morales to win the WWC North American Heavyweight Championship - the WWC's top title. This was a belt he'd hold onto until March of '85. Unfortunately no existing tape of Savage winning the title exists (on the interwebs) -- but what we do have here is the match in which Savage lost the belt to one Hercules Ayala in San Juan.