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The Day the Macho Died: Looking back at the life of ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage

May 21st, 2012 No comments

Forces to be reckoned with...even in death.

As most of you know, Sunday was a somber anniversary, as it was one year ago, on May 20, 2011, that “Macho Man” Randy Savage passed away when the former World champion suffered a heart attack behind the wheel of his vehicle and crashed into a tree in Tampa.

Yesterday on twitter, I posed several links to articles I’ve written before and since Savage’s death. Check them out below.

Missing Macho Madness.

Ohhhhh, yeaaaahhhhhh….

A Savage by any other name (ICW days) 

Former ICW, WCW, WWE World champion Randy “Macho Man” Savage dead at 58 years old

Randy “Macho Man” Savage prevents rapture with flying elbow smash from the heavens

Macho memories: WWE, CM Punk pay tribute to Randy Savage on May 23 RAW

The queen is dead! Long live the Macho King!

The Macho Man in Memphis: Jerry Lawler recalls working against–and with–Randy Savage

Randy nearly kills Ricky Morton with a piledriver in June 1984 at the Memphis Mid-South Coliseum:

The Macho Man turns babyface, cuts promo with Jerry Lawler:

 Bizarre Memphis Wrestling Video with brother “Sir” Lanny Poffo…and one pissed-off dog:

 

Que es mas macho? CM Punk’s homage to the late Randy Savage immortalized by Mattel

November 2nd, 2011 1 comment

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.

Reports wwe.com:

“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.

 

A Savage tribute: CM Punk elbow smashes John Cena at SummerSlam

August 16th, 2011 No comments

Dig it!

As he’s done in the past, CM Punk again honored the memory of the late Randy “Macho Man” Savage, who appeared on the very first SummerSlam card in 1988, with a flying elbow smash from the top rope Sunday, seemingly crushing John Cena’s Superman chest in their “Undisputed” champion vs. champion match.

As if on cue, a very vocal chant of “Randy Savage, Randy Savage!” broke out in the Staples Center from the fans who recognized the trademark finisher of the most macho–if not the greatest–superstar in WWF history. Very cool moment.

Of course, the announcers (the “rehired” Jim Ross was sorely missed), including Jerry Lawler, who had taken plenty of Savage elbows over the years dating back to their Memphis days, completely ignored the moment. Booker T has a pass, as he had already exhausted every possible cliche at that moment so he was too busy inventing new ones in his head. Can’t believe Cole didn’t mark out with a “vintage Randy Savage” comment, but Vince McMahon probably screamed in his headset to avoid doing so.