May 23, 2011

Randy 'Macho Man' Savage (1952-2011)

OOOOOOOHHHHH Yeahhhhhhhhh!!!

I am not the hugest follower of professional wrestling, but when I was a kid there was nothing I loved more then watching the WWF. The WCW/NWA/all other wrestling shows were cool, but they didn't have shit on the McMahon family and their crew of maniacs. My favorite? The Hulkster, Hulk Hogan. Everyone loved Hulk. My second? Had to be the Macho Man.

Macho Man & Miss Elizabeth

Randy Savage was the wildest, craziest, most high flying wrestler in the mid 80's/early 90's then anyone who laced up a wrestling boot during that era. Sure, I said Hogan was my fave... but thats cause it was hard to root against the perfection that was Hogan. But deep down inside, most REAL wrestling fans would agree that Macho Man was alot more fun to root for.

Macho Man dropping the flying elbow on Hulk Hogan

He made for some of the best moments I have ever seen happen in a ring. His costumes were always a spectacle, and he rarely started a match/interview without his trademark sunglasses. His bouts were legendary. He spent time as a good guy, a bad guy.... an Inter-continental champ, a heavyweight champ... Macho Man did it all. His match with  Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat in Wrestlemania III was one of the greatest ever. See for yourself:



Everyone loved Macho Man, but his real life wife Elizabeth became quite the attraction herself. The object of George 'The Animal' Steele's (and amny teenage boys) affections, the super sexy Elizabeth's visage decorated many walls around America.

I had this poster of Elizabeth on my wall... real talk!

Sadly, she left Macho Man and fell into a life of drugs. She died a few years back, and now Mr. Savage has moved on to the other side as well. I can't believe it myself, but Mr. OOOOOOOHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHH!!!! himself is on to greener pastures. So all we can do is celebrate his career. Here are some of the highlights from throughout the years.



Always entertaining, I will miss Macho Man with his crazy outfits, hot manager, and high flying techniques that always brought me to my feet. His roles as a Slim Jim spokesman and as Bonesaw in the Sam raimi Spiderman movie made him memorable outside of the ring as well. He will be missed. Take it easy Macho Man... your the champ now!!!

Pink Trunks and Sun Glasses!!!!

2 comments:

  1. He will be missed. I expect tonights Raw will have something on him.

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  2. He was a character to say the least.

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