Friday, May 20, 2011
"Macho Man' Randy Savage Dead at 58
No more flying elbows off the turnbuckles. No more Slim Jim commercials. No more Hulk Hogan beatdowns.
Macho Man Randy Savage died in a car accident yesterday afternoon at the age of 58. The wrestling community would not be what it is today without this man. In 1999, he defeated Bulls superstar Dennis Rodman in the ring, he won 4 heavyweight WCW titles and is a recognized face and name even to those who do not appreciate professional wrestling.
Savage played four years of minor league baseball before becoming a wrestler in 1985, and was son to a father who completed 6.033 sit-ups in four hours.
What Macho Man did for wrestling will never be forgotten, and neither will his performances in the ring. Rest in peace, Randy.