The legendary professional wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (born Randall Mario Poffo) passed away on May 20, 2011, after suffering a heart attack in Tampa, Florida. He was 58 years old.
Savage wrestled an athletic, high flying style in an early era of the WWF (now WWE) when most wrestlers were hesitant to adopt the style. His signature moves were The Atomic Drop, the Running Knee and his finisher, The Elbow Drop.He started in the wrestling business during the off season from baseball, in the fall and winter of 1973, originally adopting the character of "The Spider Friend." He adopted the name "Randy Savage" based on a description of his style by George Championship Wrestling booker Ole Anderson.