Friday, May 20, 2011

"Macho Man" Randy Savage, 1952-2011

Very sad news just came in about a half hour before I wrote this.  Legendary pro wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage has died today from injuries related to a car accident.  He was 58 years old.  Here are the details as told by TMZ.

Savage was one of my favorite wrestlers, possibly my absolute favorite, from the 80s and early 90s.  He was fun, energetic, and extremely talented in the ring and out.

Here is his theme song, the famous "Pomp and CIrcumstance" to which he entered the ring most of his career.



Here is one of my favorite matches with him, tag teaming with Hulk Hogan against The Big Boss Man and Akeem.  In was during this match that Savage turned back to a "heel" and betrayed Hogan.  The collision with Elizabeth is one of the most shocking and surprising things I've seen in wresting (and that's saying something).


Here, "Mean Gene" Okerlund makes an attempt to know the "real" Macho Man and "Elizabet."



Finally, one of my favorite Web sites this year has been Where's Randy Savage, a Tumblr site that places Savage in very funny photo situations.  Here is the link, and two examples of its silliness.




SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM!!



Rest in peace, Macho Man. OH YEAH!

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