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 235 lb (107 kg)-250 lb (110 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 World Wrestling Federation (WWF), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (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]

On March 28, 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Hulk Hogan. He was represented by his brother Lanny Poffo.[2]

Championships[change | change source]

  • 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
    • Comeback of the Year (1995
    • Feud of the Year (1997) (vs. Diamond Dallas Page)
    • Match of the Year (1987) (vs. Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania III)
    • Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1989)
    • Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1988)
    • Wrestler of the Year (1988)
    • Stanley Weston Award (2011)
    • He was ranked #2 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1992.[3]
    • He was ranked #9 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.[4]
    • He was ranked #57 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the "PWI Years" with Hulk Hogan in 2003.[5]
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
    • Class of 2009[6]
  • United States Wrestling Association
    • USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • World Wrestling Council
    • WWC North American Heavyweight Championship (one time)

References[change | change 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. "WWE expected to announce “Macho Man” Randy Savage as first inductee into 2015 WWE Hall of Fame tonight on Raw". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/wwe-hall-of-fame/macho-man-randy-savage-expected-wwe-hall-of-fame-27008458. Retrieved 2015-4-3.
  3. "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.
  4. "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.
  5. "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.
  6. ""Macho Man" Randy Savage profile". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. http://www.pwhf.org/halloffamers/bios/savage.asp. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  7. "WCW World Championship - Randy Savage (November 26, 1995 - December 27, 1995)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wcwchampionship/30445411023. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  8. "WCW World Championship - Randy Savage (January 22, 1996 - February 11, 1996)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wcwchampionship/30445411032. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  9. "WCW World Championship - Randy Savage (April 19, 1998 - April 20, 1998)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wcwchampionship/30445411020. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  10. "WCW World Championship - Randy Savage (July 11, 1999 - July 12, 1999)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wcwchampionship/304454110317. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  11. "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.
  12. "WWE Championship - Randy Savage (March 27, 1988 - April 02, 1989)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454124. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  13. "WWE Championship - Randy Savage (April 05, 1992 - September 01, 1992)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454139. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  14. "Intercontinental Championship - Randy Savage (February 08, 1986 - March 29, 1987)". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/intercontinental/322404. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  15. "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.
  16. "Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, 1996". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://www.nytimes.com/1993/01/31/sports/andre-the-giant-46-professional-wrestler.html. Retrieved 2015-4-3.

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