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YMMV / Randy Savage

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  • Badass Decay:
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  • Crazy Is Cool: His promos were utterly insane with him often not making much sense. However, the intensity of said promos was a sight to behold and, even to this day, are some of the most memorable ever cut. Also, he let a (devenomised) cobra bite him on the arm as part of his feud with Jake Roberts. NO ONE could cut a promo like the Macho Man.
  • Critical Research Failure: 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.
  • Dork Age:
    • The fact that he actually used the Village People's "Macho Man" as entrance music earlier in his career.
    • His stint as the "Macho King," complete with a crown and Sensational Queen Sherri by his side, is considered by many to be the low point in his WWE run. The promos were fun; the matches were not.
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    • The 1999 Team Madness Savage as mentioned above is his WCW Dork Age.
    • His TNA run, where he was clearly too hurt to work anymore.
  • Draco in Leather Pants:
    • Any time he was a heel after 1987, the worst he ever got was mixed reactions. He was still cheered as a heel in the nWo or his Team Madness gimmicks.
    • It was also inverted when he first turned face; heel announcer Jesse Ventura was infamous for belittling faces any chance he could, but for whatever reason would sing the Madness's praises more often than not.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • The ending of this video, which was released months ago as a spoof.
    • The heartwarming courtship/marriage angle between Savage and Elizabeth, fondly remembered by many wrestling fans, was happening as their real life marriage was crumbling.
    • Savage's death happens on the same day the original Slim Jim factory closed down.
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    • By the end of his WWF run Savage's onscreen persona became a frustrated Lion In Winter who was unhappy about being stuck in the broadcasting booth and wanted to keep wrestling. It wasn't an act and a fed up Savage ended up quitting over it.
    • Savage threatening to bring down the Twin Towers. Granted, he was talking about the tag team, but still.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Memetic Badass: Due to the timing of his death, Savage is cited as having prevented the Rapture via Diving Elbow Drop on Jesus.
  • Memetic Molester: There was a wrestling urban legend which claimed that Savage was released from the WWF in 1994 because he bedded a then-17-year-old Stephanie McMahon. This endured largely thanks to a video Savage put on his website in response to insults thrown at him by HHH.
    Randy Savage: ...and, uh, Triple H, you already know that I'm gonna bitch-slap you, and take your girl, Stephanie McMahon!
  • Narm Charm:
  • Older Than They Think:
    • Pampero Firpo used a drawn-out "OOOOH YEAHHH!" as his Catchphrase long before Savage started using it. Although their versions are slightly different,as Firpo emphasized the "OOOOH" more whereas Savage emphasized the "YEAHHH" more. Savage's brother Lanny Poffo got the idea from an old Pampero Firpo promo and suggested Randy use it.
    • The original Gorgeous George, George Wagner first used "Pomp and Circumstance" as his entrance music and was actually the first to bring entrance music to wrestling (not the Freebirds, though they did bring rock music to wrestling). Savage actually used the song as a tribute to George, as he was Savage’s idol and also a friend of his father Angelo. Savage didn’t allow the song to be played at his funeral as he felt guilty that he overshadowed George’s popularity.
  • So Bad, It's Good: His rap CD. It's been looked upon more favorably now that he's passed on.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?:
    • He's already on a drug. It's called Macho Man.
    • Heel Randy, Queen Sherri, and Zeus in the same room. Macho always used to say Sherri had "the ingredient" of the "Cauldron of the Madness", which may have been an eight ball of cocaine.
    • It's been surmised that his supposed coffee drinking was actually a cocaine addiction.