History Wrestling / RandySavage

10th Mar '17 6:04:01 AM Briguy52748
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* HiddenDepths: Despite his boisterous, spontaneous personality, he was well known as a perfectionist when it came to his matches, meticulously mapping out every detail with his opponent before the match.

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** Back to HeelFaceTurn again during the spring and summer of 1991. Although Savage had gained fan approval after his WrestleMania VII loss to the UltimateWarrior and his subsequent reunion with MissElizabeth, it wasn't until the storyline involving Savage proposing to Elizabeth and their "Match Made in Heaven" event at the 1991 SummerSlam, and JakeRoberts' subsequent heel turn and targeting Savage, that the face turn was 100-percent complete. (Savage, who had joined the commentary team, had retained strong heel leanings during his early months in the broadcast booth).
* HiddenDepths: Despite his boisterous, spontaneous personality, he was well known as a perfectionist when it came to his matches, meticulously mapping out every detail with his opponent before the match. RickySteamboat picked up on this and, with months of planning down to the last detail, was able to perfectly execute their legendary WrestleMania III match.
10th Mar '17 5:57:57 AM Briguy52748
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* HeelFaceTurn: Legendary with his switch at the end of the summer of 1987; officially, it was when Savage became fed up with disparaging comments TheHonkyTonkMan began making about former Intercontinental Champions (namely Savage) and how he was -- less than three months into his reign -- the "greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time!" But it began ever so subtly: Always having a fan base even during his worst heel days, sometime during the summer of '87, he began acting less hostile toward fans and started treating MissElizabeth with respect. To help gain fan approval of Savage, the WWF's bookers began matching him against heels, including Hercules, KingKongBundy, "Cowboy" Bob Orton and Killer Khan, with the matches having the desired effect and allowing the planned storyline -- Honky's ego growing so wild that he didn't know when to shut up, and Savage vowing to humble him once and for all -- to take place.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Legendary with his switch at the end of the summer of 1987; officially, it was when Savage became fed up with disparaging comments TheHonkyTonkMan the HonkyTonkMan began making about former Intercontinental Champions (namely Savage) and how he was -- less than three months into his reign -- the "greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time!" But it began ever so subtly: Always having a fan base even during his worst heel days, sometime during the summer of '87, he began acting less hostile toward fans and started treating MissElizabeth with respect. To help gain fan approval of Savage, the WWF's bookers began matching him against heels, including Hercules, KingKongBundy, "Cowboy" Bob Orton and Killer Khan, with the matches having the desired effect and allowing the planned storyline -- Honky's ego growing so wild that he didn't know when to shut up, and Savage vowing to humble him once and for all -- to take place.
10th Mar '17 5:56:43 AM Briguy52748
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* FaceHeelTurn: Legendary with his switch at the end of the summer of 1987; officially, it was when Savage became fed up with disparaging comments TheHonkyTonkMan began making about former Intercontinental Champions (namely Savage) and how he was -- less than three months into his reign -- the "greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time!" But it began ever so subtly: Always having a fan base even during his worst heel days, sometime during the summer of '87, he began acting less hostile toward fans and started treating MissElizabeth with respect. To help gain fan approval of Savage, the WWF's bookers began matching him against heels, including Hercules, KingKongBundy, "Cowboy" Bob Orton and Killer Khan, with the matches having the desired effect and allowing the planned storyline -- Honky's ego growing so wild that he didn't know when to shut up, and Savage vowing to humble him once and for all -- to take place.


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* HeelFaceTurn: Legendary with his switch at the end of the summer of 1987; officially, it was when Savage became fed up with disparaging comments TheHonkyTonkMan began making about former Intercontinental Champions (namely Savage) and how he was -- less than three months into his reign -- the "greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time!" But it began ever so subtly: Always having a fan base even during his worst heel days, sometime during the summer of '87, he began acting less hostile toward fans and started treating MissElizabeth with respect. To help gain fan approval of Savage, the WWF's bookers began matching him against heels, including Hercules, KingKongBundy, "Cowboy" Bob Orton and Killer Khan, with the matches having the desired effect and allowing the planned storyline -- Honky's ego growing so wild that he didn't know when to shut up, and Savage vowing to humble him once and for all -- to take place.
** FaceHeelTurn: Also very subtle and slow-building. In late 1988, hints began to be dropped starting at that year's SurvivorSeries, where Savage was visibly angry that Mega Powers' partner HulkHogan was celebrating (in his view, inappropriately) with Miss Elizabeth. Tensions simmered for awhile, but were often referred to in subsequent matches, to the point where Hogan would run in every time Savage was in trouble but Savage often allowed Hogan to fend for himself when double-teamed (only coming in when Miss Elizabeth was targeted). After things nearly boiled over at the 1989 RoyalRumble, Savage made his (in hindsight, at least) expected heel turn by abandoning Hogan during a tag team match. The reason: Savage's insane jealousy, bitterness that as WWE World Heavyweight Champion he was not at the top of the Mega Powers' pecking order and Hogan's "lust" over Elizabeth.
10th Mar '17 5:52:00 AM Briguy52748
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* FaceHeelTurn: Legendary with his switch at the end of the summer of 1987; officially, it was when Savage became fed up with disparaging comments TheHonkyTonkMan began making about former Intercontinental Champions (namely Savage) and how he was -- less than three months into his reign -- the "greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time!" But it began ever so subtly: Always having a fan base even during his worst heel days, sometime during the summer of '87, he began acting less hostile toward fans and started treating MissElizabeth with respect. To help gain fan approval of Savage, the WWF's bookers began matching him against heels, including Hercules, KingKongBundy, "Cowboy" Bob Orton and Killer Khan, with the matches having the desired effect and allowing the planned storyline -- Honky's ego growing so wild that he didn't know when to shut up, and Savage vowing to humble him once and for all -- to take place.
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]].
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