* BadassDecay: His matches in 1999 WCW weren't very good, as age and injuries started to take their inevitable toll.
* CrazyAwesome: During his feud with [[JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]], Savage actually let himself get bit by a (devenomized) snake.
** Which then turned into a bit of NightmareFuel as the snake would not let go of Savage's arm despite Jake trying to get the snake off of him.
* CriticalResearchFailure[=/=]TheyJustDidntCare: Not Savage himself, but Slim Jim's. One of the Slim Jim's commercials showed him in high school in 1974. Savage made his professional debut in 1973, and would have been, at the most, ''22'' years old in 1974.
* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]]: His show-stealing match with [[Wrestling/RickySteamboat Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat]] at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 3'' for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. As in one-of-the-greatest-matches-of-all-time show-stealing.
** Beating Wrestling/RicFlair at ''[=WrestleMania=] VIII'' to win the WWF Championship for a 2nd time is up there, too.
** His [[CombatPragmatist incredibly savvy method]] of winning his stipulation match against Crush at WrestleMania X: he strung him up to a coat rack after pinning him in a modified Falls Count Anywhere match so he couldn't make it back to the ring before the count of 60. Crush's struggling when he came to resulted in this becoming a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment of Funny]], to boot.
* [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]]: His marriage to Miss Elizabeth ({{Kayfabe}}, since they'd already been married for years) at ''[=SummerSlam=]''.
** Their reunion at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VII''.
** Overlapping heavily with TearJerker, Wrestling/HulkHogan's tweets following Savage's death about how they'd just started talking again and how Hogan regretted a decade of animosity between the two.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The ending of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFIa9lTrJng this video]], which was released months ago as a spoof.
** The fact that he actually used the Music/VillagePeople's "Macho Man" as entrance music earlier in his career.
* HarsherInHindsight: Savage's death happens on the same day the original Slim Jim factory closed down.
* HilariousInHindsight: The Randy Poffo baseball card, which reads on the back: "Has improved his swing by dropping his elbow." Can be viewed [[http://i.imgur.com/3LBuvmp.jpg here.]]
* MemeticMutation: The ''[[http://wheresrandysavage.tumblr.com/ Where's Randy Savage?]]'' blog, which features images where the Macho Man's photoshopped into various scenes, such as ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure]]'', ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' and ''Franchise/StarWars'' - as well as various famous real life photographs.
** Became something of an AscendedMeme when Randy Savage was actually spotted sitting in the crowd behind home base at a Mets game.
*** "''[[Film/SpiderMan BOOOONESAAAAW IS READYYYY!!]]''"
** When there was the May 21, 2011 doomsday hoax, Randy Savage's death was allegedly responsible for "averting" the apocalypse. Hence, "Macho Man: he died for your sins!"
* MemeticBadass: Due to the timing of his death, Savage is cited as having [[http://www.allfacebook.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/rapture-savage.jpg prevented the Rapture via Diving Elbow Drop on Jesus.]]
* MemeticMolester: There was a wrestling urban legend which claimed that Savage was released from the WWF in 1994 because he raped a then-18-year-old [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie [=McMahon=]]].
-->'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzFC0RcefS8 Randy Savage]]''': ...and, uh, Wrestling/TripleH, you already know that I'm gonna bitch-slap you, and take your girl, Stephanie [=McMahon=]!
* OlderThanTheyThink: Wrestling/PamperoFirpo used a drawn-out [[BigYes "OOOOH YEAHHH!"]] as his CatchPhrase long before Savage started using it.
* SoBadItsGood: His rap CD. [[VindicatedByHistory It's been looked upon more favorably]] [[DeadArtistsAreBetter now that he's passed on.]]
* TooCoolToLive