History Wrestling / RandySavage

22nd Dec '16 1:04:03 AM goldenroad
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From the late 80's to the early 90's, if Hulk Hogan was the face, and "Mean" Gene Okerlund was the voice, Randy Savage was TheHeart of {{Wrestling/WWE}}.



A 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]] and 4x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Champion]], Savage would go on to [[Film/SpiderMan1 wrestle Spider-Man]], provide the voice [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory of an intergalactic wrestler]], [[CelebrityEndorsement hawk beef jerky]] and [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy make a rap CD]] (they can't all be winners, folks).

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A 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-h.html WWE World Heavyweight Champion]] and 4x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Champion]], Savage would go on to [[Film/SpiderMan1 wrestle Spider-Man]], provide the voice [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory of an intergalactic wrestler]], [[CelebrityEndorsement hawk beef jerky]] and [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy make a rap CD]] (they can't all be winners, folks).



** BadassLongcoat: Wore one in {{Wrestling/TNA}} to disguise his grizzly bear frame.
** BadassFingerSnap: Used to punctuate his rants in promos. Often a sign that he was losing patience with his interviewer.

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** * BadassLongcoat: Wore one in {{Wrestling/TNA}} to disguise his grizzly bear frame.
** * BadassFingerSnap: Used to punctuate his rants in promos. Often a sign that he was losing patience with his interviewer.



* EvilCostumeSwitch: In 1990, during his "Macho King" run, Savage switched from trunks to long tights and started wearing shirts during matches. He kept this look after turning face in 1991. The reason for the costume switch was because Randy had gotten a bit flabby after quitting steroids and was trying to hide his loss of definition. When he went to WCW in December of 1994, he began wrestling shirtless again, but still kept the tights.

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* EvilCostumeSwitch: In 1990, during his "Macho King" run, Savage switched from trunks to long tights and started wearing shirts during matches.matches, debuting the signature cowboy hat. He kept this look after turning face in 1991. The reason for the costume switch was because Randy had gotten a bit flabby after quitting steroids and was trying to hide his loss of definition. When he went to WCW in December of 1994, he began wrestling shirtless again, but still kept the tights.



** A principal rumor involves Savage acting inappropriately towards Vince's daughter Stephanie (who was in her early-middle teens when Savage left WWE) and Vince finding out after the fact. This would explain [=McMahon=]'s initial embrace of Savage turning [[PapaWolf very, very cold]], and rings consistent with backstage accounts of Savage following his divorce from Liz Hulette. Even Randy's brother has indicated to interviewers that he doesn't know one way or the other. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LunZpNPFr-o Explained in this video.]]

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** A principal rumor involves Savage acting inappropriately towards Vince's daughter Stephanie having some sort of intimacy with Wrestling/StephanieMcmahon (who was in her early-middle teens 18 when Savage left WWE) and Vince finding out after the fact.fact; the common opinion was that after Randy's divorce, Stephanie comforted him and things went from there. This would explain [=McMahon=]'s initial embrace of Savage turning [[PapaWolf very, very cold]], and rings consistent with backstage accounts of Savage following his divorce from Liz Hulette. Even Randy's brother has indicated to interviewers that he doesn't know one way or the other. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LunZpNPFr-o Explained in this video.]]
10th Dec '16 9:53:36 PM Xtifr
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Randall Mario Poffo, best known as '''"Macho Man" Randy Savage''', was one of the most notable names of ProfessionalWrestling during TheEighties and a good portion of TheNineties, with a career spanning 25 years. Managed for much of his career by his late wife Wrestling/MissElizabeth, Savage (whether a face or heel) was the perfect complement to Wrestling/HulkHogan; while Hogan did well with the kiddies, Savage's intense and more adult character (particularly his romance with Elizabeth) appealed to their parents, and his mix of power wrestling, high flying maneuvers, and blatant shoot-you-in-the-back cheating drew in the more 'traditional' wrestling fans who didn't pop for FiveMovesOfDoom and bodybuilder posedowns.

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Randall Mario Poffo, best known as '''"Macho "Macho Man" Randy Savage''', Savage, was one of the most notable names of ProfessionalWrestling during TheEighties and a good portion of TheNineties, with a career spanning 25 years. Managed for much of his career by his late wife Wrestling/MissElizabeth, Savage (whether a face or heel) was the perfect complement to Wrestling/HulkHogan; while Hogan did well with the kiddies, Savage's intense and more adult character (particularly his romance with Elizabeth) appealed to their parents, and his mix of power wrestling, high flying maneuvers, and blatant shoot-you-in-the-back cheating drew in the more 'traditional' wrestling fans who didn't pop for FiveMovesOfDoom and bodybuilder posedowns.
5th Dec '16 11:29:40 AM Nicole_Ilieva
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* RealMenWearPink: Or whatever weird color he'll be wearing, all the time, besides the black and white in his Wrestling/NewWorldOrder days, which he changed to black and red during his time in the NWO Wolfpac.

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* RealMenWearPink: Or whatever weird color he'll be wearing, as well as sequined robes, all the time, besides the black and white in his Wrestling/NewWorldOrder days, which he changed to black and red during his time in the NWO Wolfpac.
16th Sep '16 7:18:56 PM Gimere
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* WagTheDirector: Pressured WCW execs to induct his father, Angelo Poffo, in their Hall of Fame, despite Poffo never having wrestled for WCW. This was cited as one of the reasons Wrestling/GordonSolie quit WCW shortly after.
16th Sep '16 7:18:00 PM Gimere
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In typical booker fashion, WCW incorporated Macho's divorce and growing paranoia into in his angles ("THE GOVERNMENT IS CORRUPT AND [[GovernmentConspiracy OUT TO END MY WRESTLING CAREER.]])
10th Sep '16 11:32:39 AM CynicalBastardo
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''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' fandom has honoured his legacy in the most baffling of ways, with [[http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5518// a mod]] that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bifmj1O3D24 turns all dragons into Macho Man]].

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''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' fandom has honoured his legacy in the most baffling of ways, with [[http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/5518// a mod]] that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bifmj1O3D24 turns all dragons into Macho Man]].
Man]]. ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omT0PaXYpIE similar mod that does the same with Deathclaws]].
1st Sep '16 8:24:14 AM Briguy52748
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Although he had turned "face" at WrestleMania VII after the conclusion of his "retirement" match (upon his reunion with MissElizabeth), Savage still had strong heel leanings in his commentary during the first few months after WrestleMania, and harbored bitterness toward the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior. At first, he cheered TheUndertaker as he infamously locked Warrior in a casket on the "Funeral Parlor" set, but as time passed and they left the set, Savage said, in essence, "OK, you've made your point, fun's over, let's open the casket lid and let him out." But then time passed, and it was clear that Undertaker and his manager, Paul Bearer, weren't coming back ... and they had the key! Savage went from "you got what you had coming to" to showing genuine concern and worry about the welfare of his old enemy, and revulsion about Undertaker's actions in a matter of a few minutes. This continued Savage's slow coming around as a full-on face.
6th Aug '16 5:49:18 AM Peridonyx
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* SimpleYetAwesome: His Diving Elbow-Drop finisher. One of the more-basic moves out there, yet still exciting and impactful.

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* SimpleYetAwesome: His Diving Elbow-Drop finisher.The Savage Elbow. One of the more-basic moves out there, yet still exciting and impactful.
5th Aug '16 7:18:16 PM Peridonyx
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* SimpleYetAwesome: His Diving Elbow Drop. One of the more-basic moves out there, yet still exciting and impactful.

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* SimpleYetAwesome: His Diving Elbow Drop.Elbow-Drop finisher. One of the more-basic moves out there, yet still exciting and impactful.
5th Aug '16 7:02:34 PM Peridonyx
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* SimpleYetAwesome: His Diving Elbow-Drop. One of the more-basic moves out there, yet still exciting and impactful.

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* SimpleYetAwesome: His Diving Elbow-Drop.Elbow Drop. One of the more-basic moves out there, yet still exciting and impactful.
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