R.I.P. ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage

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Anyone with even a casual interest in the world of entertainment has at least heard the name of pro wrestler “Macho Man” Randy Savage. He appeared in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man as Spidey’s first wrestling opponent “Bonesaw,” did commercials for Slim Jim featuring his famous “Oh yeah!” catchphrase, and did a fair amount of voice acting. And for fans of professional wrestling, Savage was a true legend, known in equal parts for his athleticism in the ring and his charisma behind the microphone, his flying elbow drops, and his giant brightly-colored cowboy hats. Plus, like most legends, it was hard to tell if he was a little bit crazy or not.

At 58 years old, Savage, birth name Randall Poffo, had a heart attack behind the wheel, losing control of his vehicle in the process. On a personal note – I haven’t watched a wrestling match since I was 13 or 14 years old, but Randy Savage was always one of my favorites. There are a lot of weird guys in pro wrestling, but even as a kid I liked the fact that Savage seemed like a quasi-sane person who was having fun acting crazy and being famous. He’d been out of the spotlight for quite a while, but he’ll be missed all the same. Below you can see video evidence that Savage also had a recording career – a word of advice: There are TONS of great Randy Savage moments available on YouTube, so be careful.

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  1. May 20, 2011 10:20 am

    Anonymous

     he has snapped into his last slim jim, that’s sad


  2. May 20, 2011 10:20 am

    themoviedoc

     The man died, but the legend stays alive. He`s everywhere on tumblr!


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