Wow, WWE now thinks Randy Savage is a bigger star than Cena, Flair, Hogan and Bruno (amongst others)!

WWE thinks I'm a bigger star than Hulk Hogan. Ooh yeah, dig it! (Wikimedia Commons)

If you thought Mattel making a new Randy Savage action figure as part of their WWE legends line was a pretty big surprise, then even more surprising is Savage's ranking in WWE's soon to be released Top 50 Superstars Of All Time DVD, given that the rankings are clearly indicative of who's in and out of favour with WWE management at the time the DVD was made.  In the leaked list shown after the jump Savage is amazingly ranked higher than bigger wrestling legends Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino, and he's even above WWE's current top star John Cena.  Amazing because most insiders in the business, including even Dave Meltzer and it seems Mick Foley, believe that Vince McMahon will never do business with Randy Savage because he once slept with his daughter Stephanie.  Personally I've always been suspicious of those rumours, as the story just doesn't seem to add up and these rankings give more cause to be sceptical.  Surely Randy Savage is ranked far too high for Vince, who surely must have approved the final listing, to be looking to stick it to Savage for some deep seated, personal grudge?

Feel free to pick apart the rankings in the comments section.  My own perspective is that for all the ballyhoo about how silly and petty this list is, it's not like WWE purposefully erased anyone major from their history by not ranking them (apart from Chris Benoit and perhaps Owen Hart but in both cases that's understandable).  Would Frank Shamrock crack a top 50 UFC fighters DVD?  I mean it's perfectly understandable for WWE to not want to put over too strongly their former wrestlers who are working for their current competitors.

1. Shawn Michaels
2. Undertaker
3. Steve Austin
4. Bret Hart
5. Rock
6. Harley Race
7. Ricky Steamboat
8. Andre the Giant
9. Rey Mysterio
10. Roddy Piper
11. Eddie Guerrero
12. HHH
13. Gorgeous George
14. Randy Savage
15. Curt Hennig
16. John Cena
17t. Ric Flair
17t. Dusty Rhodes
19. Edge
20. Jerry Lawler
21. Lou Thesz
22. Terry Funk
23. Hulk Hogan
24. Bruno Sammartino
25. Chris Jericho
26. Ted DiBiase
27. Fabulous Moolah
28. Fred Blassie
29. Randy Orton
30. Pat Patterson
31. Iron Sheik
32. Jimmy Snuka
33. Mick Foley
34. Kurt Angle
35. Buddy Rogers
36. Gorilla Monsoon
37. JYD
38. Billy Graham
39. Jake Roberts
40. Big Show
41. Jack Brisco
42. Sgt. Slaughter
43. Kane
44. Nick Bockwinkle
45. Jeff Hardy
46. Dory Funk Jr.
47. Bob Backlund
48. Rick Rude
49. Batista
50. Killer Kowalski

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