How was business going when the Macho Man was the WWF Heavyweight Champion for a year? Was he as over as Hogan?
No one was as over as Hogan, but Savage was a totally legitimate champion who drew just fine. In fact after the heel turn he caught fire and probably should have remained champion, but that's a tough argument to make. Really, he got to be World champion for a year during the peak of Hulkamania, I don't think he was complaining too much.