One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became larger-than-life pop icon along with other Superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, 'Superfly 'Jimmy Snuka', Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson.
When signed to the WWE (Then WWF), Savage immediately became a top heel (bad guy). He was managed by WWE Hall of Fame managers such as Jimmy Hart, Bobby Heenan, Classie Freddie Blassie (Freddy Blassie) and of course his best known manager, Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Hulette). During his time in the WWE, Savage wrestle against other WWE legends in the 1980s, such as Junkyard Dog (Sylvester Ritter), Merced Solis (aka Tito Santana), Bruno Sammartino, George 'The Animal' Steele, and his well-known feud of today, Hulk Hogan.
While in the WWE, Savage won the WWE Heavywieght Title two times, the Intercontinental once and was the 1989 King of the Ring. He then moved to World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and signed a $6 million contract with them. There he won the WCW Heavyweight Title four times,.
To fans, Savage is most notable for having an off and on screen relationship with Miss Elizabeth. Their relationship became the most remembered love relationship in WWE history. However, their relationship started to go down hill, and it began to show. Soon, they both split.
Today, Savage is now working for Total Non-Stop Actin (TNA) Wrestling.
|Lynn Payne||(10 May 2010 - 20 May 2011) (his death)|
|Elizabeth Hulette||(30 December 1984 - 18 September 1992) (divorced)|
Wrestling finishing move "The Flying Elbow Drop"
Deep husky voice Always wears sunglasses and a bandana
Trademark move: Double Axe Handle from the top rope
Ring entrance music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
Professional wrestler, baseball player, actor, rapper, to name a few.
Former spokesman for Slim Jim.
Was defeated by Ricky Steamboat (Richard Blood) for the I-C title, in what many consider the greatest match of all time, at WrestleMania III.
Former WWF Intercontinental Champion.
One of a handful of wrestlers to become the Heavyweight Champion in both the WWF and WCW. (WWF twice, WCW 4 times).
His famous finisher is the Flying Elbow from the top rope.
Played baseball in college.
He graduated from Downers Grove North High School in 1971.
In high school, he was a baseball star and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1971.
He and Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Hulette) staged their wedding at Summerslam 1991, seven years after they already wed.
Played baseball for the Chicago White Sox and Cincinatti Reds' respective farm clubs
Had a real life on again off again friendship with Hulk Hogan.
In 2004, attempted to convince Vince McMahon into allowing a match between Savage and Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 20. McMahon was not interested in the two wrestlers very personal rivalry. Savage has since stated that he would more than likely now retire from wrestling.
Before entering wrestling, Randy was a baseball player and had stints as a catcher with several minor league systems.
Notable Title Win Include: Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson; ICW World title; WWF Intercontinental title; WWF Heavyweight title (2); WCW World title (4).
Released his first rap album in 2003, with a song titled "Be A Man Hulk!", a challenge to Hulk Hogan.
Is the third longest single reigning WWF Intercontinental Champion of all time. His first (and only) reign as champ lasted 13 months, 21 days.
Defeated Tito Santana at Boston Garden on February 8, 1986 to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship title.
1995 WCW World War 3 Winner.
In November 1994, Savage left the WWE and signed with WCW.
Savage made his TNA debut at the Victory Road PPV.
In February 1976, Savage and his brother Lanny Poffo captured the Gulf Coast Tag Team title.
Savage's father Angelo Poffo was inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame on May 21, 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Savage of Pinellas County, Florida; his brother, Lanny Poffo; and his mother, Judy Poffo; and his stepchildren, Devin and Noel. He was with Lynn for ten years before they married in May 2010.
Son of Angelo Poffo of Columbus, Ohio.
He played four years in the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinatti Reds baseball teams mainly as an outsider.
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(October 2003) Releasing a Rap album in which he calls out Hulk Hogan
(November 2004) After some tense negotiating, NWA TNA has announced in the wrestling media outlets that, after a lenghty absence, he will return to in-ring action at an early December pay-per-view.
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