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.
Snake Bite in the Ring
The feud between Macho Man and Jake "The Snake" Roberts started in 1991, around the time Savage was enjoying his both on-and-off-air courtship with Miss Elizabeth. It culminated in an incident during WWF Superstars of Wrestling on October 21st in that year. Savage was at the event to provide color commentary, but was lured into the ring by Roberts' taunts. At that point, Roberts incapacitated Savage, tied him to the ropes and goaded a live cobra into biting his arm. The incident was used as a pretext for Savage to return from retirement, so that he could fight Roberts.
Space Ghost: Coast to Coast
Macho Man provided a guest voice for Episode #54 of "Space Ghost: Coast the Coast," the popular, surreal Adult Swim animated series. He played talk show host Space Ghost's granddad, all the way from Boca Raton, Florida. (Zorak notes immediately that granddad sounds a lot like Randy Savage, and that grandpa looks just like Space Ghost with a grey beard on his face.)
Slim Jim Commercial: Romeo and Juliet
Savage's fame as a spokesperson for Slim Jim jerky snacks eventually rivaled his notoriety in the world of sports entertainment, as the brand's "Snap Into a Slim Jim" campaign became culturally ubiquitous. In this early example, a maniacal beef-and-spice-crazed Savage interrupts a production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" to introduce the heroes to his favorite snack, wrecking havoc on the sets and director (not to mention the words of the Immortal Bard).
In the 2002 big-budget adaptation of "Spider-Man," Randy Savage was featured in a cameo as wrestler Bonesaw McGraw, one of Peter Parker's first real challenges as a hero. (Raimi mainstay Bruce Campbell also cameos in the scene as the fight promoter.) Bonesaw and "The Amazing Spider-Man" enjoy 3 minutes of "playtime" inside the cage in this memorable sequence.