Intercontinental Championship - Ricky Steamboat

March 29, 1987 - June 02, 1987

After ending a long and bitter rivalry with George "The Animal" Steele, Randy Savage focused his attention on Ricky Steamboat. After some back and forth action, Savage got frustrated and lost control. He took the timekeeper's bell, climbed the ropes and came crashing down on Steamboat's throat, crushing his larynx. Horrified fans looked on as Steamboat was taken out on a stretcher. Steamboat miraculously returned a few weeks later, taking on Savage at WrestleMania III. With revenge on his mind, Steamboat defeated Savage for the Intercontinental Championship in what some consider one of the best matches in WWE history.


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