Macho Man Randy Savage...You Will Be Missed
The 6 foot 2 inch, 237 pound monster legend Macho Man Randy Savage touched our hearts through more than just the raspy "Ooh Yeahs!" that we belch out at every gathering we attend. The WWF, WCW, and TNA Professional Wrestler-turned-actor/hip-hop-artist who unfortunately died in a car accident at the short age of 58 was a living legend whose tenure in wrestling outlasted his career (something we can say about the legends who were greater than the sport) . Macho Man held 20 wrestling championships throughout his career and was rated by the WWE as being the greatest champion of all time, labeling him as bringing "a higher level of credibility to the title through his amazing in-ring perfomrnaces". Randy Savage transformed wrestling into being true entertainment that young adolescents lived and breathed by, just waiting to tune in next week for the drama to unfold before their eyes. This dynamic superstar had fans who loved to hate him during his tenure, but then learned to love him- similar to the anguish that Michael Jordan caused Knicks fans, but where the undeniable respect for one figure will be totally unmatched in New York.
His hot and cold relationship with Hulk Hogan amplified his career and we will always remember his fueds with The Honky Tonk Man, Jake The Snake, The Undertaker, Ric Flair, and the Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase who made wrestling an unforgettable experience that had more drama than a Days of Our Live soap.
Randy's persona was so uplifting he instantly was a success throughout several platforms including color commentating, commercials, movies, and TV. He was in roles such as Spiderman, Baywatch, and was even the spokesman for the ever-popular Slim Jim snack.
His legendary voice was featured on "Dexter's Laboratory", "King of the Hill", "Duck Dodgers", "Family Guy", "Bolt", and "Space Ghost Coast to Coast". For a slogan to be as powerful for decades as the one as "Ooooooh Yeahhhhh" speaks volumes on the kind of person Randy Savage was: powerfully inspiring and emotionally passionate. Kids who throw around the term "religiously" today barely even know who the originator of it was, but anyone who lived and died by wrestling during the 80's and 90's knows exactly where that phrase comes from.
His signature moves were the flying elbow drop, atomic drop, diving crossbody, piledriver, vertical suplex, hair-pull hangman, jumping knee drop, lariat takedown, diving double axe handle, scoop slam, snapmare, and the high knee smash. Nothing was more powerful than his signature elbow drops.
Randy even had the audactiy to come out with a rap album, stating that it was a fantasy he had all his life. "It's a form of expression and a different way of entertaining my wrestling fans than ever before", said Randy Poffo in an interview with UGo. The reason why Randy was so successful within the wrestling community was his committment to give it his all in everything he touched. He put his heart into anything he did and that's why we love him. Macho Man brought that intensity into his workouts to provide him with his huge 240 pound stature and ripped physique. He was heavily into working out and even created a fitness machine that was very popular during its era.
All of our thoughts and prayers are with the Poffo family. He was an inspirational figure and clealry paved the way for legends like The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin to experience the success they did with wrestling. We certainly know that Macho Man always has our backs even when it comes to saving us from the so-called "Judgment Day"...
You will be missed Randy...you will be missed.
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Date Published : 2011-05-21 18:26:29
Written By : Jaret Grossman
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