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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 15 November 1952Columbus, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 20 May 2011Seminole, Florida, USA  (atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease)
Birth NameRandy Mario Poffo
Nicknames The Macho King
The Macho Man
Mr. Madness
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock").

When signed to the WWE (then known as the WWF), Savage immediately became a top heel (bad guy). He was managed by WWE Hall of Fame managers such as Jimmy Hart, Bobby Heenan, Classy Freddie Blassie (Freddie Blassie) and, of course his best known manager--the gorgeous Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Hulette). During his time in the WWE Savage went up against other WWE legends in the 1980s, such as Junkyard Dog (Sylvester Ritter), Merced Solis (aka Tito Santana), Bruno Sammartino and George 'The Animal' Steele. He also had a well-known feud going with WWE superstar Hulk Hogan.

While in the WWE Savage won the Heavywieght Title two times, the Intercontinental title 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. 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 famous love story in WWE history. However, their relationship started to go downhill, and it began to show in his professional life. Soon they split up. After having left the WCW, Savage went to TNA (Total Non-Stop Action) Wrestling.

Randy Savage died of cardiovascular disease on May 20, 2011, in Seminole, FL.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rocknrollunderdawg (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (2)

Barbara Lynn Payne (10 May 2010 - 20 May 2011) (his death)
Elizabeth Hulette (30 December 1984 - 18 September 1992) (divorced)

Trade Mark (4)

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"

Trivia (30)

Professional wrestler, baseball player, actor, rapper.
Was defeated by Ricky Steamboat' (Richard Blood) for the Intercontinental Title in the WWF, in what many consider the greatest match of all time, at WrestleMania III (1987).
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.
Son of legendary wrestler Angelo Poffo and brother of wrestler Lanny Poffo.
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 he attempted to convince WWF owner Vince McMahon to allow 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.
Notable title wins 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.
In 1995 he won the WCW World War 3.
In November 1994 he left the WWE and signed with WCW.
Made his TNA debut at the Victory Road PPV.
Won a tournament at WrestleMania IV (1988), beating Ted DiBiase, with Hulk Hogan's assistance, to capture the WWE title.
In February 1976, Savage and his brother Lanny Poffo captured the Gulf Coast Tag Team title.
His 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.
He played four years in the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds baseball teams mainly as an outsider.
In November 2004,aAfter some tense negotiating, NWA TNA announced in the wrestling media outlets that, after a lengthy absence, Savage would return to in-ring action at an early December pay-per-view.
In 1992, during a television interview, he revealed that he had taken steroids in the past.
WWE Hall of Famer.
His maternal grandparents were Lithuanian Jews, and his paternal grandparents were Italian.
Hulk Hogan has considered Randy Savage to be his toughest opponent during his career.

Personal Quotes (2)

Ooooohhhh yeah, dig it?
I'm the tower of power, too sweet to be sour. I'm funky like a monkey. Sky's the limit and space is the place!

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