A sad day Friday for those of us who grew up in the 1980s loving the “sport” of professional wrestling.
Randy “Macho Man” Savage, as fine a talker as ever entered the squared circle, suffered a heart attack while driving in Florida Friday, and died at age 58.
Can’t say enough good things about Randy Savage, the wrestler. The guy oozed charisma. He was insane, certainly. But he was so good at harnessing his manic energy, and getting you excited, too.
Savage’s match with Ricky Steamboat at Wrestlemania III was one of the greatest matches of all time. And the fact that Macho gave the world the lovely Miss Elizabeth, well, that’s clearly a feather in his cap.
Savage was one of a kind, with his crazy robes, his awesome entrance to the ring (“Pomp and Circumstance” was clearly written for a guy who wore feathered robes), and his athletic ability.
Rest in peace, Randy Poffo. Your flying elbow off the top rope will never be forgotten.
And now, a classic Macho Man moment; when he turned on Hulk Hogan and the “Mega-Powers” broke up:
**Well, if you’re reading this, the world has not ended Saturday, as so many have predicted (I guess if you’re reading this Sat. morning, the Rapture could still happen. It just hasn’t happened yet.)
Couple of funny things I read Friday about this ludicrous idea that the world was about to end. First, from Spoonbot.com, a quick Q and A from the point of view of a college professor, answering students questions about what to do if the world ends.
Second, my man Pearlman has written a few things, stuff he wants to get off his chest before the world ends. Speak truth, Mr. Pearlman, and you shall be set free!
Hope to see you all on Sunday. If we make it.