A legend of professional wrestling, Macho Man Randy Savage (born Randall Mario Poffo) was best known for his raspy voice, his over-the-top fashion sense and trademark catchphrase, "Ooooooooh Yeahhhhhhhh." Savage died on May 20, 2011, after suffering from a heart attack while driving in Tampa, Florida. He was 58 years old. His wife, also in the car at the time of the incident, suffered only minor injuries. According to authorities, alcohol was not a factor in the accident. This list includes some of Randy Savage's best and most epic moments in both the worlds of pop culture and sports entertainment. The man had one of the most famous wrestling moves from the top ropes of any wrestler out there. He will be missed.What are Macho Man Randy Savage's greatest memories? Take a look here and see for yourself.
Interview with Mean Gene Okerlund
Before there was Charlie Sheen's insane "tiger blood" rant, there was Macho Man Randy Savage's insane 1987 "chameleon" rant. This one-on-one with long-time wrestling commentator and reporter Mean Gene Okerlund features any number of memorable quotes and notable boasts, including Savage's contention that he's the "Greatest Intercontinental Champ who has ever lived!" Just remember these words of wisdom: "Suger is sweet...and so is honey." The man was a poet.
Macho Man vs. Hulk Hogan
At Wrestlemania V in 1989, Savage lost the WWF title to Hulk Hogan after holding it for just over a year, becoming the 6th longest-reigning WWF Champion ever. (The match was held in Atlantic City's Trump Plaza!) Hogan and Savage had previously been partners in the tag team duo, The Mega Powers, and this match continued an ongoing feud between the two wrestlers.
The Arsenio Hall Show
An example of the increasingly mainstream fan following for pro wrestling, Macho Man was invited to appear on "The Arsenio Hall Show" in 1989 (alongside fellow guest Morgan Fairchild!) Among the topics explored are the forthcoming "Wrestlemania V" and the differences between Macho Madness and Hulkamania.
Be a Man
In 2003 (I know, right!), the Macho Man finally got around to releasing his own vanity rap album, "Be a Man!" (Hey, he was a busy guy). The title track is a diss against, naturally, Savage's adversary Hulk Hogan, calling him a coward who's afraid to face Savage in the ring, and also mocking the Hulkster's movie career. (Savage unfavorably compares his guest appearance in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" to Hulk's direct-to-video output, for example.)Other tracks include "Macho Thang," "Feel the Madness" and a track titled "Remember Me" that was maybe a bit TOO on the nose.