Macho Man Randy Savage was one of the most entertaining wrestlers in history. He didn’t talk. He bit his words off and let them float into the air as his neck and face frenzied into a red mass of hatred. I loved the way he said “Mean Gene” and “Oh Yeah.”
Sadly the Macho Man is only a memory now. No more Slim Jims. No more bouts of anger and no more jumping off the top ropes with that patented elbow. Savage, 58, died when he suffered a heart attack while driving and lost control of his Jeep with his wife of one year Lynn in the car. It is a sad day if you love wrestling because Savage was one of the guys you went out of your way to see wrestle.
And even if you didn’t like Savage, his manager Miss Elizabeth was one of the first babes of wrestling. The girl was so fine and proper she was the perfect woman to bring home. Of course you could not do that because the Macho Man would beat the snot out of you. So we all admired from afar.
Hulk Hogan said he just started talking to his old foe recently and is saddened by the loss. Here is what he said in a recent tweet.
“I’m completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we’ve finally started to talk and communicate,” Hogan said. “I just pray that Randy’s happy and in a better place and we miss him.”
We sure will miss him.