MICHAEL SAVAGE: And yet here in America, I've had some people come to my aid. They see the bigger picture. They're not like [Bill] O'Reilly; they're not like Limbaugh, who's the biggest disappointment of all. Limbaugh has turned out to be the biggest phony of all of them, all of them. Amongst all of them, he is the biggest fraud. Rush Limbaugh is a fraud. When he was accused of the drug usage, I supported him. But that man is a one-way street. It's all about him. He's in it for nobody but himself.
John Amato of Crooks and Liars, sympathetic to the wrestling analogy quipped "Talk about a big pay-per-view gate" of Savage's wrestling style promo.
Crooks and Liars commenters followed suit, drawing the analogy further
I stopped watching professional wrestling when I was twelve.
Weiner vs. Limpballs is just like two professional wrestlers hyping a fight.
Weiner may also be making a switch to the left because that's where the money is these days. He sees the writing on the wall. He is just into his career.
There is certainly no love lost between the three pundits - Rush Limbaugh the pure conservative, Michael Savage and Bill O'Reilly self described "independents". All divisive and extremely influential talkers. Honoring the Triple Threat wrestling format here is a rundown of promos the pundits have leveled at each other.
Rush Limbaugh on his challengers
Limbaugh on Bill O'Reilly - "Somebody’s got to say it... the man is Ted Baxter"
Limbaugh on Michael Savage - "He’s not even in my rearview mirror"
Bill O'Reilly on his challengers
O'Reilly on Rush Limbaugh - Rush Limbaugh is a talk show host, they're not journalists
O'Reilly on Michael Savage - "far-right", "fringe", "smear merchant"
I've discussed previously how Michael Savage and Bill O'Reilly are arguably #1 and #2 when it comes to being uniformly marginalised by their talker peers, Limbaugh save for this outburst by Savage is usually granted some deference due to his overwhelming influence. But for sheer spectacle alone, it would be a pleasure to see all three pundits at each other's throats in a wrestling smackdown like so:
VIDEO: Randy Orton, Triple H and John Cena talk trash in a triple threat showdown
Michale Savage not content with calling out Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly, also challenges Sean Hannity whom he refers to as "Wall Banger" and refers the Glenn Beck, the APF's fastest rising star as the "hemorrhoid with eyes". Only natural that a wrestling feud expand from a Triple Threat match to a Fatal Four Way.
VIDEO: Michael Savage on Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck
MICHAEL SAVAGE: Rush Limbaugh is the General Motors of Talk Radio, Wall Banger [Glenn Beck] is the Chrysler of Talk Radio and both of them have been propped up by TARP funds which is the Republican Party itself. If it was not for the TARP listenership of Republican Party boobs, Rush the General Motors of Talk Radio would have been out of business, Wall Banger... would have been out of business. I am the smallest one in the major leagues. I am the underdog and I will fight with everything in me against General Motors and the Chrysler of talk Radio and if they wanna start a war with me, well let's get it on my friends!