Macho Man Randy Savage Killed In Car Accident

Randy Poffo, better known as 1980s pro wrestling icon Randy "Macho Man" Savage died today at the age of 58 after suffering a heart attack and losing control of his vehicle, TMZ reported today.

The news outlet confirmed the death with Savage's brother, Lanny Poffo.

Savage was best known as one of the top stars of the then-WWF, performing against Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat ib March 29, 1987 in Wrestlemania III in what is considered one of the greatest pro wrestling matches of all time. He was both one of the most loved and hated performers in the WWF and the competing WCW, squaring off against the likes of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and The Ultimate Warrior. He was known for his trademark elbow drop from the top rope, his manager and former wife,the late Elizabeth, and for his seemingly ubiquitous Slim Jim commercials. He held the world championship several times in both companies

As Savage wound down his wrestling career, he briefly gained prominence for acting, performing as a wrestler who competed against Peter Parker in the 2002 movie Spider-Man.

Savage was one of the few wrestlers who had appeared to permanently burn a bridge with the WWF/WWE after his departure from the company in 1994. Unlike Hogan and many others, he never returned. That absence kept him out of the eyes of many and out of many projects, including the popular line of WWE video games. That bridge, however, appeared to finally be mended just months ago when Savage was included as a featured character in THQ's WWE All Stars game, a generation-spanning wrestling fest that allowed today's top stars to square off against yesterday's legends.

In pro wrestling circles, Savage's inclusion in the game was seen as a sign that the great wrestler might finally be honored by his most famous employers and possibly be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in a celebration that would recognise his achievements as one of the premiere entertainers of an American institution.

Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Accident [TMZ]


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    My all-time favourite wrestler. You will be missed, Macho Man.

    OOooooooOOOOOooooOOOOOoooooooooo YYYYEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhHHHH!

    RIP to The Macho Man Randy Savage. You will be missed, and you should have been inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame. Im sure you will be. I have watched you since the beginning, and I currently have your dvd. I love you. OH Yeah!

      how did he die but rest in pece

    For those who never really got to know the Macho Man, here is a clip of him at his best

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53hiHAkK6KA

    RIP to The Macho Man Randy Savage. You will be missed, and you are definately a WWE HOF. OH YEAH!

    RIP Macho Man.
    Oooohhhh Yeeeaaahhhh!!!!

    Man, I used to use this guy all the time in WCW vs NWO Revenge...

    Sure, my cousins had renamed him to Nacho Man Dandy Sadbitch, but still :P

    Install the Left 4 Dead Randy Savage mod as tribute. YEAH YEAH YEAH!

    No way! I loved savage, I even have his incredibly terrible rap album haha

    Heard about this last night, sad sad news.

    RIP Randy, who seems to have snapped into a Slim Casket. OOOOH YEEEAH!

    Ooooo Yeeaaaaaah :_(

      i am so going to miss him he was one off my favourite wrestling stars he was awsome,rip macho man,

    RIP Macho Man Randy Savage, You are what made the WWE/WWF brand is today.

    You will be missed by many. Your name will live on forever.

    OOOOOOHHHHH YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHH

    Ooooooohhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhh... so sad to see Macho Man go!

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