As you probably know, Macho Man Randy Savage died today after suffering a heart attack while driving. The news was like a punch to the gut. A fake, carefully choreographed punch, but a punch none the less. I have a lot of fond memories of the Macho Man. Actually, that’s incorrect. I think he’s awesome, but truth be told, I don’t remember why. It’s been 20 years since I watched pro wrestling.
Good night, sweet prince.
The 80’s were a crazy time, from what I remember. And if you were lucky enough to be famous back then, chances are you were not a stranger to nose candy. Was the Macho Man on drugs? I have no idea. But after watching this video, I’m certainly not going to rule it out.
So, you say Macho Man died of a heart attack? I don’t find that hard to believe. In fact, his heart probably exploded back in 1987, and it’s simpl taken this long for the adrenalin to wear off.
From what I remember, Macho Man and Hulk Hogan were usually on pretty good terms. Obviously, at some point the relationship turned sour. In this clip, Macho teams up with Scary Sherri and Zeus (No Holds Barred, anyone?) to send Hogan a warning. I imagine Hulk pissed himself.
In this clip, the Macho Man loses his shit. But as he points out, watching another man slap your woman is bound to have that effect.
In this early Macho Man clip, Savage loses his shit yet again. Clearly, he hadn’t fully fleshed out his persona yet. It’s probably for the best that he dropped the crying bit from his act. It’s not very Macho.
History beckons the Macho Man! Well put!
It’s sad that we now live in a world where the words “Arsenio” and “Macho Man” have absolutely no meaning. Truly, all glory is fleeting.
For those of you who cried when you heard the news about the Macho Man’s death, don’t be embarrassed. Even he had some confusing emotions from time to time.