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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2224 - Macho

So, it's been a couple days... and I've had time to digest this, but I decided to share a quick thought on the long-awaited induction of Randy "Macho Man" Savage into the WWE Hall of Fame. An induction that has been a long time coming and oft-delayed due to issues that have been documented elsewhere. You know what? I'm glad Savage is finally getting into it. It's something that he deserved for a long time coming. Even in a business that is on the take and with a Hall of Fame whose legitimacy can be deemed "dubious" at best, it's still a top honor to a top legend who has left us way too soon.

At the same time, however, this whole thing seems to reek of desperation on the part of WWE. That much is evident when it was announced that the Macho Man would be inducted posthumously by Hulk Hogan. The Hogan/Savage relationship has been "shaky" to put it nicely and while Hogan claims that fences were mended before Randy's untimely passing, I'd have to question that because, well, Hulk Hogan... he'll say just about anything to make himself look good.

Let's be honest here; is this induction nothing more than a ratings grab? You're damned right it is. There's nothing subtle about it. WWE is desperate for eyeballs on their (currently shitty) product and they've reached a point where they'll do anything to try and get there.

But even so... does that point make this induction any less meaningful?

Not a chance.

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