‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage Dies At 58

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 24th, 2014 at 11:47 am,

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In a shocking turn of events, “Macho Man” Randy Savage (born Randall Mario Poffo) - one of wrestling’s most iconic performer – has passed way at the age of 58.

Married for just over one year, Savage and his wife, Lynn Payne, found themselves in a horrific car accident this morning when Savage suffered a heart attack while driving. After losing control of the his car, it’s been reported that Savage then veered across a concrete median, through oncoming traffic, and eventually hit a tree.

Medical responders quickly transported Savage to the Largo Medical center in Florida, where Savage ultimately died from his injuries. Savage’s wife, Lynn Payne, survived the accident with minor injuries and was transported to a different hospital to be treated.

According to the report, both Savage and Payne were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

For anyone that grew up during the ’80s & ’90s, the name “Macho Man” Randy Savage certainly brings back memories of seeing the eccentrically dressed wrestler “cutting a promo” on Hulk Hogan or snapping into a Slim Jim.

While the WWE is now very much a household name with live television shows, PPV specials and even a theatrical production company, the realm of televised wrestling had just begun during Savage’s tenure at the then WWF. With televised wrestling quickly taking off amongst the younger generation, Randy Savage quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the most iconic wrestlers ever to grace the ring. Macho Man’s fame was so lasting that even in the 2000s he was making an impression,  - most notably with his cameo performance Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man movie, in which he had a scene-stealing cameo as “Bonesaw,” the wrestler that a newly-powered Peter Parker battles in a cage match prior to becoming Spider-Man. Macho Man continued resurfacing on the pop-culture landscape throughout the oughties, lending his voice to popular cartoons like King of the Hill and Family Guy.

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Accompanied by the always beautiful Miss Elizabeth (Savage’s first wife, who died in 2003 of an apparent drug overdose) “Macho Man’s” storyline often found him feuding with the likes of Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Ric Flair and The Ultimate Warrior. However, the most memorable of his feuds was with the legendary Hulk Hogan.

Always vocal of his on-screen and off-screen love/hate relationship with Hogan, Savage’s feud with “The Real American” served to not only skyrocket them both to fame on television, but to also forever mark their spots as legends in wrestling.

You can view Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan “cutting a promo” from WrestleMania 5 below:

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WWE, Hulk Hogan and The Rock have all released statements regarding Savages’s death:

WWE

“WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Superstars of his time, Randy Poffo, a.k.a. Randy “Macho Man” Savage. Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife Lynn.”

Hulk Hogan

“I’m completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we’ve finally started to talk and communicate. He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him.We miss him a lot. I feel horrible about the ten years of having no communication. This was a tough one. I just pray that Randy’s happy and in a better place and we miss him.”

The Rock

“RIP Randy “Macho Man” Savage – you were one of my childhood inspirations and heros. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family.”

Randy Savage is survived by his wife Lynn Payne, brother Lanny Poffo and niece Magen Poffo.

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Screen Rant would like to extended our condolences to Mr. Savage’s family, friends and his millions of fans in their time of grieving.

R.I.P. “Macho Man” Randy Savage: November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011

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Source: TMZ

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  1. Loved The Madness. Grew up watching him. He was always fun to watch, whether you were rooting for him or against him, he always put on a hell of a show. One of the greatest performers ever to grace the sqaured-circle, and in my opinion, he cut THE greatest promos of any pro wrestlers. They don’t make them like him anymore.

    My buddies and I will still randomly shout out him line from Spiderman when we’re at bars.

    “HEY FREAKSHOW! You’re going NOWHERE! I got you for 3 minutes! 3 minutes of PLAYTIME!” (while of course doing the patented Macho Man finger wiggles)

    RIP Macho.

  2. Wow its so sad… :(

    R.I.P

  3. Wow. This is a tragic surprise to anyone over the last 2 decades of Entertainment in general. All condolences to His Family. The ‘Macho Man was 1 of members of The Wrestling Pantheon. All with Hulk Hogan,Andre the Giant, Jimmy Superfly Snuka, Bob Backland, Dusty Rhodes, the Great Ones…

  4. Wow. This is a tragic surprise to anyone over the last 2 decades of Entertainment in general. All condolences to His Family. The ‘Macho Man was 1 of members of The Wrestling Pantheon. All with Hulk Hogan,Andre the Giant, Jimmy Superfly Snuka, Bob Backland, Dusty Rhodes, the Great Ones…His delivery and mannerisms were imitated by Children and Adults alike.. RIP.

  5. I certainly will miss Randy “Macho Man” Savage! I grew up watching him on WWF and the classic battles between Randy and Hulk Hogan were legendary! Hey Randy…Thanks bud for all the great matches! RIP my friend….May there be a squared circle in heaven for you to continue your legendary wrestling! :)

  6. RIP Macho Man Randy Savage you are definitley one of the great ones, you were always great to watch, especially as a kid. I can still here your trademark voice, you will never be forgotten.
    “Ooooh Yeah Brother, Dig it!”

  7. Ohhh Noooo!

    Dehydrated meat snacks will not be the same without you.

    RIP Randy

  8. Even more sad because I did not know Elizabeth had passed away in 03. Hopefully she was there to walk him through the gates like they did together for years…

  9. RIP Randy Savage. Definitely an entertaining shows-man, even though I was on the Ric Flair side of fence – still gotta love the guy.

  10. I still remember your match in Wrestle Mania 3, where you fought Ricky Steamboat in that amazing match. I’ll miss you forever Madness!!!

  11. R.I.P macho man thanks for entertaining my sons and I over the years you were one of the best at what you do,and we will truly miss you. Condolences to the family of this very talented man. OK (Gotta say it) Ohh Yeah!!!

  12. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nooooo!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Not a wrestling fan anymore because the sport has become one big joke thanks to untalented guys like John Cena.

    Randy however, was one of the most talented wrestlers around especially from his time period. The guy helped bring Technical wrestlers in to the mainstream rather than just being dependable mid level guys. Randy will be missed by many

  14. one of my most favorite wrestlers ever….we will miss you macho man…you were the greatest….my most famous quote by the macho man…..”ohhhhhhh whata rush”…condolences to the family…may he rip…

    • my mistake….ohhhhhh yeahhhhh…i stand corrected

  15. Another One of the Giants, lost to the either of exsistance.

    Randy will live on as one of the Founding Fathers of Pro Wrestling.

  16. sad news…he was part of my childhood,the macho man is a true wrestling legend and icon of the ring

    …back when they only talked before a match and things got settled in the ring,miss that era of true wrestling,today it’s all talk….

  17. my generation was steve, the rock, n so on but still sad to here a legend pass away
    sad he went out the way he did.
    RiP Macho man.
    “heaven holds the faithful departed”

  18. Rest In Peace Randy Savage.. :(

  19. RIP I’ll never eat another Slim Jim as long as I live

  20. Its sad peopel today dont know how great wrestling used to be. I lke how the WWE says the greatest of his time when is one of greatest of ALL TIME. Now they will probably try to cash in on his legacy. How sad. Thanks for the years Macho Man Randy Save OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

  21. Oh man…I was shocked by this news! I guess like most of the people who posted here, the Macho Man was also a part of my childhood. Yeah, I was one of the millions of fans from around the world who was bitten by the the “Macho-Madness.”

    The last time I got to see him was in his cameo role in Spider-Man and back then, he did look quite old and tired, but it was really fun watching him as it brought back memories of his many Wrestlemania appearances and other WWF (as what the WWE was known back then)events.

    RIP Macho Man! You’ll surely be missed!

  22. Macho Man lived in Lexington, Ky for a while when I was younger and he was a great man, always had a moment for the fans. R.I.P Mr. Savage!