A Wrestling Legend Passes: Macho Man Randy Savage 1952-2011

Dave WalkerCorrespondent IMay 20, 2011

It is indeed a sad day in the world of professional wrestling as an icon, The Macho Man Randy Savage, has passed away.

Randall Poffo, better known by his in ring name Randy Savage, was a 20 time professional wrestling champion, with two of those being the WWF gold, and four being the WCW title.

According to TMZ, Savage suffered an apparent heart attack around 10 am eastern time while driving on a Tampa highway. He veered across the median where he struck a tree. His wife Lynn was a passenger, but came away with non life threatening injuries.

Savage will forever be remembered for a combination of his voice, and his ability to awe fans in the ring.

Perhaps the biggest highlight of his career was in main event Wrestlemania V with his then friend Hulk Hogan. The WWF had dubbed it an event when the "Mega Powers" would collide.

Since then, his relationship with Hogan has been on the decline, culminating with a Savage rap track entitled, "Be a Man Hulk." Hogan said initially on his official twitter account that he would wait to hear if it was true.

However this is what the Hulkster would tweet:

"I'm completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we've finally started to talk and communicate. He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he's happy and in a better place and we miss him. We miss him a lot. I feel horrible about the ten years of having no communication. This was a tough one. I just pray that Randy's happy and in a better place and we miss him"

Rowdy Roddy Piper wrote.


Mick Foley had this to say,

"I just heard the sad news about the Macho Man. Randy Savage was one of my favorites performers, and my heart goes out to his loved ones."

No matter what they say, the Macho Man will go down as one of the best and most entertaining superstars of all time. Unfortunately, he has still not been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, a fact that many wrestling fans shake their heads on, both on the fact, and at the pettiness of Vince McMahon.