Remembering”Macho Man” Randy Savage 11/15/52-5/20/11

Macho Man Randy Savage

 

I really don’t know where to begin with this, I mean I was going to write about this tragic event yesterday when it took place. But honestly I’m still stunned now as I write this on Saturday night around 10:40 because he was really a larger than life figure growing up. I mean while most people where Hulkamaniacs, you know fans of Hulk Hogan I never was, I was a huge fan of the Macho Man. I mean WrestleMania III when I was 8 years old when everyone was anticipating Hogan and his bout with Andre the Giant, I was a big fan of Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and “Macho Man” Randy Savage who went out and had until this day one of the most talked about and greatest matches ever.

You see not only can Savage play the heel, the bad guy in wrestling or he was also a great face, the good guy in wrestling. Also he had some of the best feuds in the history of the sports, yeah I’m calling wrestling a sport. He feuds with guys like Ricky Steamboat, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Ultimate Warrior and he made Diamond Dallas Page go from a star to a superstar in WCW. Savage had the ability to not only draw fans into what’s going on with his actions but also his words. He was a 2 time WWF Champion, 4 time WCW Champion, Intercontinental Champion once and a King of the Ring winner in 1987. Here’s a video, which is a tribute to him.

 

 

 

 

I can think of so many memories of the Macho Man from the time when he won the WWF title against Ted DiBease in the finals for the vacant World Title, the marriage to Miss Elizabeth, or when he lost the retirement match with the Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania VII when after he lost his then manager Sensational Sherri got in the ring and started kicking him around which brought Miss Elizabeth from ringside to the ring to throw Sherri off of him, which was a feel good moment and the countless feuds he had but one thing people remember about him even if you didn’t watch wrestling was the Slim Jim commercials and his voice with the catchphrase……………..Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhh Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhh. In the world of professional wrestling during his era it was all about the big guys but he was able to outshine them all and in the process becoming one of the best ever. Whether it’s in-ring ability, promos, charisma or just the presence, he was the total package.

There were actually rumors of him maybe doing something with the WWE again which was sparked by his brother Lanny Poffo aka the Genius not too long ago but we’ll never get to see it because on Friday May 20, 2011 in Tampa, Florida it’s been said he had a heart attack while driving his Jeep and veered through a concrete median and head on to a tree, in which the injuries from the crash were fatal. He just celebrated his 1 year wedding anniversary and was said to be really happy with his new life. His wife was a passenger and she received minor injuries. He was 58 years old and will definitely be missed. Just want to say Rest In Peace “Macho Man” Randy Savage.

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