After Tito Santana dropped the IC title to Randy Savage in early 86, for the next year, he kind of just floundered with no real feuds or purpose. He did alot of house shows facing various opponents and still was on TV a good bit,but never really had a direction until joining Strike Force with Rick Martel after Tom Zenk abruptly quit the promotion.
Was there a reason he didn't really do a full house show program chasing Savage again? They had some random rematches, but not a full blown program.
Or was Santana being phased down, and Strike Force basically gave him a renewed push?
Yeah, he was definitely being phased down. Tito had a good run as a single with Valentine and then Savage, and it was time to move on. That's how wrestling is SUPPOSED to work!