Randy Savage

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Randy Savage

Randy Savage in 1986
Ring name(s) Randy Savage
Macho Man
The Spider Friend
The Big Geno
Macho King Randy Savage
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Billed weight 237 lb (108 kg)
Born November 15, 1952
Columbus, Ohio
Died May 20, 2011(2011-05-20) (aged 58)
Seminole, Florida
Billed from Sarasota, Florida
Debut November 1973
Retired February 18, 2005

Randy Savage (real name Randall Mario Poffo, November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011) was an American professional wrestler who was best known for wrestling with WWF, WCW and TNA. His father Angelo Poffo (1925-2010) was a wrestler, as is his brother, Lanny Poffo (born 1954). Savage was married to professional wresting manager, Miss Elizabeth until they divorced in 1992. Poffo also released a rap record called, Be A Man which featured a diss track about Hulk Hogan and a tribute song about "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig. He died on May 20, 2011 after having a heart attack while driving in Seminole, Florida, resulting in a car accident.[1]

Championships[change | edit source]

Savage held many championships during his professional wrestling career:

  • Continental Wrestling Association
    • AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (two times)
    • CWA International Heavyweight Championship (two times)
    • NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship (three times)
  • Grand Prix Wrestling
    • GPW International Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Lanny Poffo)
  • International Championship Wrestling
    • ICW World Heavyweight Championship (three times)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Comeback of the Year in 1995
    • PWI Feud of the Year in 1997 (vs. Diamond Dallas Page)
    • PWI Match of the Year in 1987 (vs. Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania III)
    • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year in 1989
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year in 1988
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year in 1988
    • He was ranked #2 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1992.[2]
    • He was ranked #9 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.[3]
    • He was ranked #57 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the "PWI Years" with Hulk Hogan in 2003.[4]
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
    • Class of 2009[5]
  • United States Wrestling Association
    • USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • World Wrestling Council
    • WWC North American Heavyweight Championship (one time)

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Randy 'Macho Man' Savage killed in Pinellas crash". MyFoxTampaBay. http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/pinellas/randy-savage-killed-in-crash-052011. Retrieved 2011-05-20.
  2. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 - 1992". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://web.archive.org/web/20010827120326/http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwi50092.htm. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  3. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://web.archive.org/web/20030412154857/http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwi500yr.htm. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  4. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 100 Tag Teams of the PWI Years". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://web.archive.org/web/20110921180439/http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwi100tg.htm. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  5. ""Macho Man" Randy Savage profile". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. http://www.pwhf.org/halloffamers/bios/savage.asp. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  6. "WCW World Championship - Randy Savage (November 26, 1995 - December 27, 1995)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wcwchampionship/30445411023. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  7. "WCW World Championship - Randy Savage (January 22, 1996 - February 11, 1996)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wcwchampionship/30445411032. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  8. "WCW World Championship - Randy Savage (April 19, 1998 - April 20, 1998)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wcwchampionship/30445411020. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  9. "WCW World Championship - Randy Savage (July 11, 1999 - July 12, 1999)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wcwchampionship/304454110317. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  10. "World War III 1995: "Macho Man" Randy Savage Wins the WCW World Title in the First Ever 60-man Battle Royal". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/videos/world-war-iii-1995-macho-man-randy-savage-wins-the-wcw-world-title-in-the-first-25047474. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  11. "WWE Championship - Randy Savage (March 27, 1988 - April 02, 1989)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454124. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  12. "WWE Championship - Randy Savage (April 05, 1992 - September 01, 1992)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454139. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  13. "Intercontinental Championship - Randy Savage (February 08, 1986 - March 29, 1987)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/intercontinental/322404. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  14. "Game of Thrones: The Top 10 Kings of the Ring". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/top-10-kings-of-the-ring/page-10. Retrieved 2013-12-15.

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