Friday, May 20, 2011

"Macho Man" Randy Savage Passes Away

It's a sad day in the world of professional wrestling.  Former WWF Champion and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Randy Poffo aka "Macho Man" Randy Savage has passed away.  He suffered a heart attack and lost control of his vehicle.  His wife Lynn was in the car, but she suffered minor injuries.  Earlier this month Randy and Lynn celebrated their first anniversary.

Savage is someone I grew up watching.  His feud with Hulk Hogan, matches with Andre the Giant, feud with Jake "The Snake" Roberts, his time in WCW, his famous WrestleMania III match against Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, and whatnot.  He had the total package.  He was great in the ring and great on the mic.

Hopefully whatever the heat between Savage and Vince McMahon, if there was any, will cease.  All the rumors about Savage and Stephanie McMahon were never proven and will never be proven.  People need to stop spreading rumors about something they know nothing about.

The magnitude of this story is mind boggling.  The fellow professional wrestlers, mixed martial artists, etc. are talking about it.  It's all over the news outlets.  It's crazy how big this story is.  It shows magnitude of Savage and how respected he is.

He will be missed and as NWA Dakota Pro Wrestling put it: "The Macho Man was truly a legend in a business that uses the term way too lightly."

He was 58.  Here is a ten bell salute and theme all in one.

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