There was never a better flying elbow drop in the world than Randy Savage in his prime.
He was a colorful wrestler in the best meaning of the word.
Great talent, great on the mic cutting promos, and was just insane enough to be a legend in the business.
*does flying elbow drop on an innocent bystander in remembrance*
Savage was better than Hogan, and I am sad that he died before he could go in the WWE Hall of Fame.
It was a wonderful thing to grow up in a world where raw unbridled machismo looked like this.
He was truly one of the greats of the squared circle, and he shall be missed.
(Personally, I’d have posted the match against Ricky Steamboat from Wrestlemania 3. Sure, he lost, but it was one of the greatest matches of his career.)
He had essentially the best VOICE of any wrestler: that edge of serious insanity and unbridled enthusiasm for the conflict. OH YEEEAAAAAAAH.
That was bizarre. When this post came up on the main page, initially, it showed the Green Lantern trailer.
Somehow it still seemed appropriate.
Damn. A piece of my childhood gone. Nobody chewed the scenery quite like him.
I am very sorry to hear about this. Randy was one of my favorite wrestlers, he and Miss Elizabeth were The Couple in professional wrestling back in the day. Both were part of some of the greatest matches and most entertaining storylines, from feuds with George “The Animal” Steele to Ricky Steamboat, to Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Hulk Hogan, Savage was awesome as both face and heel.
Apparently Macho Man had a job to do:
I have to say something more: could you honestly imagine another well-known wrestler of the 80s or 90s who could play Bonesaw in the first Spidey movie? I mean, you knew it was Randy Savage in the role, but still, who else could have played that part? Not Hulk Hogan or The Rock or Stone Cold. They have the wrong level of intensity to “play” a wrestler in a comic book movie…
Oh man. This makes me so sad. I hope Ric Flair stays alive for a long while, though, because my heart could not bear that loss.
Never was a real fan. BUT it is sad to see a great go, especially in a way like that.
My only consolation is knowing that we never had to see him turn into a doddering old man or a poor aging celeb that is more worthy of pity than respect. To me that would be the worst fate. We can always remember him the way he was in his prime.
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