Randy “Macho Man” Savage, RIP

If you were a child growing up in the eighties, odds are that you’ve given one of your friends that patented Macho Man Flying Elbow Off The Top Rope at some point while rumbling in the basement or the backyard.

Macho Man was one of the all time greats, both on the microphone and in the ring.  The first 90 seconds of this video, especially when Macho Man  makes his appearance, are tremendous. I don’t know how Mean Gene Okerlund avoids cracking up.

Savage died yesterday, after crashing his car.  There is speculation that he may have had a heart attack which caused the car crash.

I actually went to see The Macho Man make an appearance at the Natick Mall back around 1984, during the heyday of the WWF.  The mall was packed with people – solid – from one end to the other, and I still remember the Macho Man taking the microphone and saying, playing to the crowd… “I’m a little nervous… Because tomorrow night…. I’M GETTING MARRIED!”

Tonight, Snap Into a Slim Jim in honor of Randy Poffo: The Macho Man.

-KD

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