In lieu of posting my usual Saturday morning Wrestling Stories post, to get everyone in the mood for today’s Pro Wrestling Stories hosted AMA, here are a few videos of Savio Vega’s best matches. These will not only introduce you to him if you are not familiar with the Puerto Rican great, but hopefully also hold you over until the moment /r/SquaredCircle breaks the internet later in the evening!
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Carlos Colón vs. TNT (Savio Vega) for the World Wrestling Council Universal Heavyweight Championship 
This match takes place on November 27, 1986, for the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship. This match took place sometime after the debut of TNT when he was pushed as a top heel.
Carlos Colón vs. TNT (Savio Vega) at the WWC Anniversario Show 
A classic match where Vega and Colón battle it out through mud and rain. Not to be missed.
Bret Hart vs Kwang (Savio Vega) in a non-title match on Monday Night Raw, April 18, 1994
While speaking to Pro Wrestling Stories a few weeks ago, Savio mentioned:
“This show did a 3.5 rating and I was happy! This segment went high so that told me that the people believed that that character could beat Bret Hart.”
He later went on to tell a funny story about a conversation he and Bret had in the locker room before this match took place:
“Always, always Bret comes in late to the arenas. I was waiting for Bret, waiting for Bret, waiting for him to arrive. When Raw started live [and he wasn’t there yet], I was like, ‘Ahhh no! Come onnnn!’ But I had to be there. So I was waiting for him and finally [when he arrived] we sat down and talked. Bret was lacing his boots and he stops, looks at me and says, ‘Okay, no chops.’ I said, ‘What?’ He said, ‘No chops.’ I said, ‘What do you mean no chops?’ He said, ‘No, I don’t like chops’. I said, ‘I have to give you one, man!’ He said, ‘No.’ ‘Just one?’ He said, ‘No chops.’ I said, ‘Come on Bret, just one!’ He said, ‘Okay, just one.’ It was so funny, man.”
Savio Vega vs Mabel in the finals of the King of the Ring tournament, June 25, 1995
After being a last-minute replacement for the injured Razor Ramon in the 1995 King of the Ring tournament, Savio went on to beat the likes of IRS, Yokozuna and The Roadie to make it into the finals against Mabel. This is Savio’s fourth match of the night.
Warning: Very sad ending. 🙁
Goldust vs. Savio Vega for the Intercontinental Title. Monday Night Raw, April 15th, 1996
Savio Vega takes on The Bizarre One in their second televised confrontation. What many people may not know is that it was actually Savio Vega behind the heat-garnering ‘androgynous’ version of Goldust.
“I remember they had Dustin dressing as Goldust for just a couple of weeks. They didn’t know what to do with him. Here comes Pat Patterson coming up to me saying, ‘Dustin tells me you have some ideas for his character. Can you tell me some?’ And he had us working together. I sat down with Dustin and I told him, ‘This is what we’re going to do.’ And I went through the whole routine. We’re going to do, this, this, this and this.
Brother, they put us in so many matches and I have no idea why they never gave us a pay-per-view. I remember we worked everywhere. Everywhere, my friend. I remember one Sunday night in Connecticut, Vince came up to us after and said, ‘Wow, what a match!’ And I said, ‘Come on, give us a pay-per-view!’ but he never did. But we had a helluva work, Dustin and me.
We did the gimmick where he kissed me a couple of times. That was my routine.”
Savio Vega vs Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Caribbean Strap Match, In Your House 8: Beware of Dog PPV, May 28, 1996
The previous night on Raw (May 27), Ted DiBiase announced that if Austin didn’t beat Vega, DiBiase would leave the WWF.
Rocky Maivia vs Savio Vega, Monday Night Raw, April 14, 1997
Savio hands the Rock his first ever singles loss in the WWF!
Savio Vega vs Brakkus at WWF Brawl For All, July 6, 1998
Savio Vega straps on the boxing gloves for a shoot fight against Brakkus at WWF Brawl For All. Read more about ‘Brawl For All’ here!
For more clips from Savio Vega’s late 90’s WWF run, go here: http://www.wwe.com/videos/playlists/the-best-of-savio-vega
These videos only scratch the surface. Add your favorite Savio Vega matches not listed above to the comment section below.
(Update: The Reddit AMA with Savio Vega is complete! Click the link above to see how it went down!)
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