Modern-day Macho Man: The reaction to CM Punk's tribute to Randy Savage didn't go unnoticed by Mattel.
When Randy Savage passed away suddenly this year, CM Punk honored one of his childhood inspirations by wearing ring attire similar to the trademark gear of the Macho Man on an episode of Monday Night RAW.
Punk has since added Savage’s big elbow from the top rope to his repertoire, usually resulting in appreciative longtime fans chanting Randy’s name at live events.
The figures are nice and all, but CM Punk still wants his own ice-cream bar.
At the recent Ringside Fest 2011 in New York City, Mattel revealed a Savage/Punk action-figure two-pack to commemorate the gestures.
“I’m completely floored by this,” explained The Straight Edge Superstar as he, for the first time, beheld both Randy Savage and Punk figures in near-matching attire. “I certainly didn’t wear the Macho Man gear to get a figure out of it. It was my homage to him after he passed away. I think we have to remember and celebrate our past.”
Examining his own miniature plastic replica in pink tights with white stars, Punk expressed his humble emotions after seeing the two-piece set, which will be available in stores everywhere in 2012.
“I wore this outfit one time on Raw and it’s immortalized forever. It’s pretty gangster.”
The former champions will be packaged with the classic WWF "Winged Eagle" title belt.