Jake v. Savage

The Survivor Series 91 repost made me wonder if a case could be made that they put TOO much heat on Jake, in the sense that he was SO evil and heinous that the only way that they could blow it off and ensure justice being served was for Savage to literally
(and not in the Monsoon sense of the word) disembowel Jake in the ring.  After everything Jake did, was there anything that Savage could have done, without shooting on him, that would have seemed like proper payback?

I'm sure Jesse Baker would be able to think of something.