Wrestling Legend “Macho Man” Randy Savage Passes Away
Randy Mario Poffo, better known as “Macho Man” Randy Savage, died this morning after crashing his Jeep. His brother, and fellow pro wrestler, Lanny Poffo has revealed a heart attack as the cause of the wreck. Preliminary post-mordem examinations show there was no trace of alcohol in his system.
Randy Savage became a household name in the 1980s, being a key member of the WWF (now WWE). Known for his friendship and rivalry with Hulk Hogan, tension had spilled over off-camera and the two close friends truly became bitter enemies. Apart from several titles, Savage’s greatest feat in the WWF was at Wrestlemania III, wrestling Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat in what many consider to be the greatest match of all time. In 1994, Savage left the WWE and tried to bury the hatchet with Hogan, joining him in WCW. After several years in WCW and occasional appearances in other promotions, Savage officially retired in 2005. Rumor has it that Savage and WWE owner Vince McMahon have not been on good terms for many years since Savage left the WWF for WCW. Despite fan support, Savage had not been included as a playable character in WWE video games or included into the WWE Hall of Fame. Luckily, they were able to put their problems behind them and the recently-released “WWE All Stars” not only featured Savage as a playable character, but also the spokesperson for the game (see video below). Savage also signed a likeness deal with WWE and Mattel to be included in their new series of action figures.
Savage is survived by his wife of just over a year, Lynn. Lynn was also in the vehicle at the time of the accident, but only suffered minor injuries.