R.I.P. “Macho Man” Randy Savage
If you grew up watching wrestling the way I did, there is no way to deny the raw charisma and star-power of “Macho Man” Randy Savage. The two-time World Wrestling Federation champion was the epitome of what a pro-wrestler was supposed to be in his era. In my opinion, he embodied the glory days of the WWF even more than Hulk Hogan. He is one of the few wrestlers that any average joe on the street would recognize instantly, having been the celebrity face of Slim-Jim for many years and even starring in the first Spider-Man film as the pro-wrestler BoneSaw who Peter Parker faced in a cage match hoping to earn some quick cash.
Randy Savage, real name Randall Poffo, died today when he lost control of his jeep following an apparent heart attack. The wrestling world has lost a true legend, and we can only take solace in knowing that his death was not marred by circumstances that would make us look back on the man who brought so much joy in the ring and on our televisions and see anything than the legend that he had grown into.
Rest In Peace, Macho Man.