It’s with a heavy heart that I have to say goodbye today to one of my all time favorite wrestlers – The “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Randy (real name Randall Poffo) passed away earlier today after a car accident. Apparently he had a heart attack at the wheel while driving. He was 58 years old.
Randy Savage, best knowing for his time in the WWF with his wife/manager Miss Elizabeth, was one of the best performers in the wrestling business. While he was great as a face (a good guy) I always preferred his work as a heel (a bad guy). He had the ability to make everyone in the crowd absolutely DESPISE him. He made my list of Top 10 WrestleMania Matches for the match he had with Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania III. Many consider this the best Mania match of all time and I don’t think I can disagree with that statement.
Wrestlers of today can learn a lot by watching tapes of the Macho Man in the ring but could probably learn more by listening to his promos… In my opinion he was one of the best of all time. All Slim Jim jokes aside, Randy Savage was one of the best all around performers that the wrestling business has ever seen. There have been rumors for years that he and Vince McMahon don’t get along anymore. I won’t go into them here… look it up if you’re interested. Regardless I’d like to make a statement to the WWE and specifically to Vince McMahon.
“Vince… do the right thing.
Put Macho Man in the WWE Hall Of Fame NOW. It’s long overdue.”
R.I.P. Macho. And thank you for the memories.