Hulk Hogan on the February 5, 1988 Main Event), Savage defeated Honky by countout after he shoved Honky away from Elizabeth and into the ringpost.
Their feud was blown off in the weeks before Wrestle Mania IV when the two competed in tag team-style steel cage matches, with Savage and Honky each enlisting their allies for their respective teams; the Savage-led teams usually won these matches.
Savage injured his natural (right) throwing shoulder after a collision at home plate, and he learned to throw with his left arm instead.
Savage's last season was 1974, when he played for the Tampa Tarpons.
Although Savage did not regain the Intercontinental Championship, bigger things were awaiting him.