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The 10 Best Loser Leaves Town Matches In Wrestling History
By JACK GOODWILLIE
Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior
Hoping to rid the company of the Ultimate Warrior, "Macho Man" Savage carried Warrior to a thrilling 20-minute spectacle at "The Granddaddy of Them All" in 1991. Savage hit Warrior with five flying elbow drops, but ultimately dropped the match and was forced to leave the WWF.
Rhodes vs. Sullivan
"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes and Kevin Sullivan feuded for three years in Florida until the tension reached the point of no return in 1982. In a Lights Out Steel Cage match with the loser having to leave the territory for 60 days, Rhodes was suddenly subdued for the three-count when Santa Claus, aka Jake Roberts, gave something to Sullivan to help him win.
Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair
Arguably the best of the bunch, this 1993 match came out of the blue after McMahon told Flair he wanted the WWF to “go younger.” The match served as a proper end to Flair's short and sweet WWF run, but despite McMahon’s concerns, Flair went on to wrestle for another 16 years, even returning to the WWF in 2001.
Sullivan vs. Cactus Jack
Mick Foley and Kevin Sullivan were old friends from "Sullivan's Slaughterhouse" days, so when Sullivan returned to WCW in 1994, they partnered to take the WCW World Tag Team Championships. However, Foley wanted to leave, so they brawled for six action-packed minutes, and he literally went out on his back after taking four bumps on concrete.
Lawler vs. Savage
Suspense grew through this 1985 match, with things picking up mid-way when Randy Savage cut his opponent open around the eye, causing the referee to stop the match for Jerry Lawler's safety. “The King” then won with his classic piledriver, sending Savage back to the WWF, later calling it "one of the biggest matches ever at the Mid-South Coliseum."