Randy Savage

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The Greatest IC Champion Of All Time

Macho Madness (WWE DVD Review)

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Title History

  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Lanny Poffo defeating Jonathan Foley and Edward Heath (January 20, 1976);
  • NWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Don Kent (January 3, 1978);
  • AGPW (Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling) International Heavyweight title defeating Lanny Poffo (July 18, 1978);
  • NWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Dutch Mantell (November 11, 1978);
  • ICW (Poffo) World Heavyweight title defeating Lanny Poffo (March 13, 1979);
  • ICW (Poffo) World Heavyweight title defeating Lanny Poffo (1981);
  • ICW (Poffo) World Heavyweight title defeating Lanny Poffo (1982);
  • CWA (Mid America) Heavyweight title defeating Terry Taylor (December 26, 1983);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Heavyweight title defeating Austin Idol (April 23, 1984);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) North American Heavyweight title defeating Pedro Morales (September 15, 1984);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry “The King” Lawler (March 17, 1985);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Oske (May 13, 1985);
  • WWF Intercontinental title defeating Tito Santana (February 8, 1986);
  • WWF King of the Ring Tournament Winner defeating King Kong Bundy in the Finals (April 9, 1987);
  • WWF World Heavyweight title defeating Ted DiBiase in a Tournament Final (March 27, 1988);
  • WWF World Heavyweight title defeating “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair (April 5, 1992);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (October 11, 1993);
  • WCW World Heavyweight title by winning a 3-ring World War III Battle Royal (November 26, 1995);
  • WCW World Heavyweight title defeating “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair (January 22, 1996);
  • WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Sting (April 19, 1998);
  • WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Kevin Nash during a tag team match (July 11, 1999);
  • OnlineWorldofWrestling.com Hall of Fame Inductee (2004);

Randy Savage Career Highlights

In the Beginning

  • Randy Poffo was a baseball player and had stints as a catcher with several minor league systems;
  • ~~~The St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox for five years.
  • Randy Poffo was still playing ball when his father, pro wrestler Angelo Poffo, got Randy into wrestling.

Randy Poffo

  • November 1973: Randy Poffo, all 175 pounds of him, had his first match against Paul Christy.
  • ~~~Randy Poffo eventually gave up baseball and got into wrestling full-time.
  • 1974: Randy Poffo began wrestling in the Georgia and Florida areas occasionally competing under a mask as “The Spider”.
  • Randy Poffo met up here with a pair of longtime friends, the Anderson Brothers.
  • Randy Poffo teamed with Ole Anderson to win the Southeastern Tag Team Championship.
  • Randy Poffo held the Southern Tag Team titles with his brother Lanny Poffoa few years later.

International Championship Wrestling

  • Ole Anderson once commented on how Randy wrestled like a savage, that prompted him to change his name to Randy Savage.
  • 1978: Randy’s father Angelo Poffo began his very own wrestling promotion, called International Championship Wrestling (ICW).
  • 1979: Randy Savage defeated his brother Lanny Poffo to become the second ICW World Heavyweight title.

AWA Memphis and Jerry Lawler

  • 1983: Randy Savage left ICW and signed with the Memphis-based AWA, which was one of ICW’s competitors.
  • ~~~Angelo Poffo and Lanny Poffo later joined Memphis when ICW folded.
  • 1984: Randy Savage won the AWA International Heavyweight title from Austin Idol.
  • Randy Savage and Lanny Poffo feuded with the RockNRoll Express.
  • Randy Savage would (briefly) become a member of Gary Hart’s first family, and received shots at AWA Southern champ Jerry Lawler.
  • Randy Savage once again turned heel by first defeating Jerry Lawler for the Southern title.
  • ~~~Randy Savage then piledrove Jerry Lawler on a metal plate, putting him in the hospital.
  • ~~~This would begin one of the bloodiest feuds in Memphis history.
  • ~~~’no disqualification’ matches. Barbed Wire matches. Cage matches. Fireballs. Nothing seemed to be able to settle this feud.
  • Randy Savage lost the Southern title to Jerry Oske, but regained it shortly after.
  • Randy Savage signed a loser-leaves-town match against Jerry Lawler.
  • ~~~Randy Savage lost the bloody brawl, and was forced to leave Memphis for at least one year.

World Wrestling Federation

  • 1985: Randy Savage entered the WWF and became the target of several managers hoping to sign him.
  • Randy Savage was known as Randy “Macho Man” Savage from then on.
  • ~~~Randy Savage would turn down Mr. Fuji, Jimmy Hart and Bobby Heenan before before aligning himself with Elizabeth.
  • Randy Savage made it to the finals of the WWF’s “Wrestling Classic” tournament before losing to the Junkyard Dog.
  • February 6, 1986: Randy Savage defeated Tito Santana to win the Intercontinental title at the Boston Garden.
  • Randy Savage challenged Hulk Hogan for the WWF Heavyweight title in matches all over the World.
  • Wrestlemania II: Randy Savage successfully defended the IC title against George “The Animal” Steel.
  • November 1986: On WWF Television, Randy Savage took on Ricky Steamboat and seriously injured Ricky’s throat.
  • ~~~Randy Savage used the timekeeper’s bell and jumped off the top rope jamming Steamboat’s throat!
  • ~~~A few weeks later Rick Steamboat returned and had a bloody feud with Randy Savage.
  • March 29, 1987 – Wrestlemania III: Randy Savage was defeated by Ricky Steamboatin the greatest match in WWF history.

The Mega Powers

  • Randy Savage (freshly turned babyface) challenged Honky Tonk Man (who had defeated Steamboat for the IC Title).
  • ~~~Randy Savage delivered his flying elbow finisher to the champion, when Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart spoiled the finish!
  • ~~~HTM, The Harts beat-down Savage, and then held him in place while Honky prepared to strike Randy with his guitar.
  • ~~~Elizabeth tried to intervene, but was shoved down by Honky Tonk Man and she left for the locker room.
  • ~~~Honky Tonk smashed the guitar over Savage’s head, when suddenly from the back came Elizabeth along with Hulk Hogan!
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan charged the ring and along with Randy Savage, sent Honky Tonk and The Harts fleeing.
  • ~~~Randy Savage then extended his hand to his former rival, and Hulk Hogan accepted.
  • March 27, 1988 – Wrestlemania 4: Randy Savage won a 14-Man Tournament to crowned the WWF Undisputed Champion!
  • ~~~Randy Savage defeated Butch Reed, Greg Valentine, One Man Gang and then Ted DiBiase in the finals.
  • ~~~Randy Savage was helped by Hulk Hogan in the finals against DiBiase who was being helped by Andre The Giant.
  • ~~~Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan then became known as the MegaPowers after the handshake felt ’round the world!
  • August 28, 1988 – Summerslam: The Megapowers defeated Ted DiBiase and Andre the Giant with Jesse Ventura as referee.
  • ~~~Elizabeth caused a distraction at the end of the match but pulling off her skirt, allowing the Megapowers to win!
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: The Megapowers were the sole survivors in their match against DiBiase’s Team.
  • ~~~Tension began to form between the MegaPowers, when Hogan also took Elizabeth on as his manager.
  • Fall 1988: The Big Boss Man attacked Hulk Hogan on the Brother Love Show.
  • ~~~Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan started a feud with the The Big Bossman and Akeem (known as The Twin Towers, managed by Slick.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Hulk Hogan accidentally eliminated Randy Savage, prompting a verbal altercation between the two.
  • ~~~Eventually, Elizabeth ran down and got between the two men, saving them from coming to blows.
  • February 3, 1989 – The Main Event: The MegaPowers defeated the Twin Towers with a truckload of controversy.
  • ~~~During this match, Savage was thrown from the ring by Akeem and fell onto Elizabeth, rendering her unconscious.
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan rushed to her side and carried her back to recieve medical attention, leaving Savage to battle their opponents alone.
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan eventually returned to the ring to re-join Savage, but as Hulk reached for a tag, he was slapped by the Macho Man!
  • ~~~Randy Savage then grabbed his WWF title belt and left Hogan to fend for himself, eventually picking up the win.
  • ~~~After the match, the MegaPowers got into a verbal altercation in the back at Elizabeth’s bedside.
  • ~~~Randy Savafe accused Hulk Hogan of lusting for Elizabeth and viciously attacked him with the title belt!
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan’s longtime friend, Brutus Beefcake, attempted to come to Hogan’s aid, and was also beaten up by Randy.
  • April 5, 1989 – Wrestlemania V “The Mega Powers Explode”: Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage to win the WWF Heavyweight title.
  • ~~~Elizabeth chose to take a neutral corner for this match, but ultimately put an end to her alliance with Randy Savage.
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan got up from Macho Man’s flying elbow during the match, and pinned him to capture the championship.

Battling Hulkamania

The Macho King

  • Randy Savage turned his sights to “King” Jim Duggan and the “crown” of wrestling.
  • Randy defeated Jim Duggan to become the new “King of Wrestling” with the help of Sherri, who would become “Queen Sherri”.
  • Randy Savage was then to be known as “The Macho King”.
  • Wrestlemania VI: Macho King and Queen Sherri were defeated by Dusty Rhodes and Sapphire in the WWF’s first intergender match.
  • Summerslam 1990: Macho King defeated Dusty Rhodes.
  • Royal Rumble 1991: Macho King interfered in the Ultimate Warrior’s title match, causing him to lose the belt to Sgt Slaughter.
  • Wrestlemania VII: The Ultimate Warrior defeated the Macho King in a “Retirement Match” forcing Randy into retirement.
  • ~~~Sherri (disgusted with her King) attacked and beat on Nacho after the match.
  • ~~~Elizabeth (sitting in the audience) jumped the rail and rescued her former friend!
  • ~~~Randy Savage and Elizabeth were reunited in one of the most emotionally charged moments of all time.

“Retirement”

  • Randy Savage began doing commentary on the WWF Superstars television program.
  • Randy Savage proposed on live television to Elizabeth, who accepted with an emotional “Oooh, yeah!”.
  • Summerslam 1991: Randy and Elizabeth were married in the middle of the ring in what was called “A Match Made in Heaven”.
  • ~~~During their reception, they were presented with a gift box from Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
  • ~~~When they newlyweds opened the box, they were horrified to find a King Cobra waiting inside!
  • A few weeks later, Randy Savage was attacked by Jake Roberts, and tied up in the ropes.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts then allowed his cobra snake to literally bite Randy Savage’s bicep in a horrifying moment!
  • Randy began to campaign to WWF President Jack Tunney to reinstate him as a wrestler so that he could do battle with Jake Roberts.
  • ~~~Jack Tunney eventually agreed.

Out of Retirement

  • December 3, 1991 – “Tuesday in Texas”: Randy Savage defeated Jake Roberts.
  • ~~~After the match, Roberts gave Randy his DDT finisher several times.
  • ~~~Elizabeth entered the ring and begged Jake Roberts to leave Randy alone.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts struck her in the face!
  • ~~~Randy Savage and Jake Roberts engaged in a feud that saw them do battle across the United States.
  • February 8, 1992 – SNME: Randy Savage defeated Jake Roberts to finally end the feud.

Randy Savage vs Ric Flair

  • Ric Flair (then WWF Champion) began making claims that he was having an affair with Elizabeth.
  • Wrestlemania VIII: Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair to become WWF Heavyweight champion for the second time in his career!
  • Summerslam 1992: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Randy Savage by COUNT OUT after Ric Flair and Mr Perfect interfer.
  • September 1, 1992: Ric Flair took advantage of Savage’s injured leg and defeated him to regain the WWF title.

End of an Era

  • January 18, 1993 – RAW: The Repo Man attacked Randy Savage from behind during the introductions. The Repo Man bragged about reposessing Randy Savage’s hat and challenged him to a match,
  • January 25, 1993 – RAW: Randy Macho Man Savage defeated The Repo Man to regain posession of his hat.
  • August 2, 1993 – RAW: Randy Savage defeated Doink The Clown.
  • October 4, 1993 – RAW: Randy Savage participated in the 20-Man Battle Royal to determine the new I.C. Champion that was won by Razor Ramon and Rick Martel.
  • December 13, 1993 – RAW: Randy Savage defeated Fatu.
  • WrestleMania X: Randy Savage defeated Crush in a “Falls Count Anywhere Match”.
  • 1994: Randy Savage appeared occasionally in Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling promotion.
  • Fall 1994: Randy Savage’s WWF contract expired and Randy departed the federation after nine years.

World Championship Wrestling

  • Randy signed with WCW, joining his friend (and enemy), Hulk Hogan, who was feuding with the “The Dungeon of Doom”.
  • September 11, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Scott Norton.
  • September 25, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Kevin Sullivan defeated Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • October 2, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Lex Luger defeated Randy Savage by submission.
  • October 23, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Kurasawa.
  • November 13, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Meng.
  • November 26, 1995 – WCW’s World War III: Randy won the WCW World title by winning the 60-man three-ring battle royal.
  • December 4, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Lex Luger defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • December 18, 1995 – WCW Nitro: The Giant defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • December 25, 1995 – WCW Nitro: WCW World Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair by disqualification.
  • December 27, 1995 Starrcade: Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
  • January 23, 1996 – WCW Clash of Champions #32: Ric Flair and The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage.
  • February 11, 1996 – Superbrawl VI: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair w/Woman defeated Randy Savage w/Elizabeth in a Steel Cage match.
  • ~~~Elizabeth turned on Randy Savage by passing her shoe to Flair helping him retain the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
  • March 24, 1996 – Uncensored: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated The Alliance to end Hulkamania in a doomsday cage match.
  • ~~~The Alliance was Kevin Sullivan, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, Meng, the Barbarian, Z-Gangsta, and Ultimate Solution.
  • May 19, 1996 – Slamboree: Ric Flair and Randy Savage beat Arn Anderson and Eddie Guerrero in the 1st round of the Lethal Lottery.
  • ~~~Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge defeated Ric Flair and Randy Savage by forfeit in the second round of The Lethal Lottery.
  • July 1, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Greg Valentine.
  • July 7, 1996 – Bash at the Beach: Kevin Nash and Scott Hall and Mystery Partner vs. Randy Savage and Lex Luger and Sting.
  • ~~~The match ended in a no contest after Hulk Hogan appeared and turned heel joining Nash/Hall and forming the nWo.
  • July 22, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Sting and Lex Luger and Randy Savage defeated Arn Anderson and Chris Benoit and Steve McMichael.
  • July 29, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Sting and Lex Luger and Randy Savage vs Ric Flair and Chris Benoit and Steve McMichael (Double Count-Out).
  • August 5, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Steven Regal.
  • August 12, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage to retain the WCW United States Title.
  • August 19, 1996 – WCW Nitro: The Giant defeated Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • September 2, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Ron Studd.
  • September 15, 1996 – Fall Brawl: The Giant defeated Randy Savage with the help from Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash and Scott Hall.
  • September 23, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Greg Valentine defeated Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • October 7, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage was cancelled when the nWo attacked both wrestlers.
  • October 27, 1996 – Halloween Havoc: “Hollywood” Hogan defeated Randy Savage to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Title.

World Championship Wrestling – New World Order

  • 1996: Randy Savage joined the new World order.
  • March 16, 1997 – Uncensored: Team nWo defeated Team WCW and Team Piper in a Triangle Elimination Match.
  • ~~~Team nWo: Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Randy Savage.
  • ~~~Team Piper: Roddy Piper, Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael, and Jeff Jarrett.
  • ~~~Team WCW: Lex Luger, the Giant, and the Steiner Brothers.
  • March 24, 1997 – Nitro: World Television Champion Prince Iaukea vs. Randy Savage ended in a No Contest.
  • April 6, 1997 – Spring Stampede: Diamond Dallas Page w/Kimberly defeated Randy Savage w/Elizabeth in a ‘no disqualification’ match.
  • June 15, 1997 – Great American Bash: Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
  • June 30, 1997 – Nitro: Scott Hall and Kevin Nash and Randy Savage vs. The Giant and Diamond Dallas Page and Lex Luger ended in a No Contest.
  • July 7, 1997 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page (as La Parka) defeated Randy Savage.
  • July 13, 1997 – Bash at the Beach: Scott Hall and Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Curt Hennig.
  • July 28, 1997 – Nitro: Scott Steiner defeated Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • August 9, 1997 – Road Wild: The Giant defeated Randy Savage.
  • August 11, 1997 – Nitro: Curt Hennig defeated Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • August 21, 1997 – Clash of Champions: Randy Savage replaced Kevin Nash in a match for the WCW World Tag Team titles.
  • ~~~Scott Hall and Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Lex Luger to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles.
  • August 25, 1997 – Nitro: Lex Luger vs. Randy Savage ended in a No Contest.
  • September 1, 1997 – Nitro: Randy Savage and Scott Hall defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Lex Luger.
  • September 14, 1997 – Fall Brawl: Lex Luger and Diamond Dallas Page defeated nWo (Scott Hall and Randy Savage) in a ‘no disqualification’ match.
  • September 20, 1997 – Worldwide: Randy Savage defeated Bobby Eaton.
  • September 22, 1997 – Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Steven Richards.
  • October 26, 1997 – Halloween Havoc: Randy “Macho Man” Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a Sudden Death match.
  • October 27, 1997 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • November 10, 1997 – Nitro: Ray Traylor b Randy Savage w/Elizabeth by reverse decision after Savage kept hitting Flying Elbows off the top rope, Elizabeth spray painted Traylor’s chest).
  • November 24, 1997 – Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Disco Inferno.
  • December 8, 1997 – Nitro: Randy Savage vs. Hugh Morris ended in a No Contest.
  • December 15, 1997 – Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Booker T.
  • December 22, 1997 – Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Lex Luger.
  • December 28, 1997 – Starrcade: The nWo (Randy Savage and Scott Norton and Vincent) beat The Steiner Brothers and Ray Traylor.
  • January 5, 1998 – Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Lex Luger.
  • January 24, 1998 – Souled Out: “Total Package” Lex Luger defeated Randy “Macho Man” Savage w/Elizabeth.
  • ~~~After the match.. The new World order attacked Lex Luger untill Sting cleared the ring.
  • January 31, 1998 – Worldwide: Randy Savage defeated Ultimo Dragon.
  • February 2, 1998 – Nitro: Sting defeated Randy Savage.
  • February 9, 1998 – Nitro: Hollywood Hogan defeated Randy Savage.
  • February 16, 1998 – Nitro: Lex Luger and Sting defeated World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • February 22, 1998 – Superbrawl VIII: “Total Package” Lex Luger defeated Randy “Macho Man” Savage w/Elizabeth.
  • ~~~After the match; the nWo came out to attack but were cleared from the ring by Randy Savage and Lex Luger.
  • ~~~Hollywood Hulk Hogan informed Randy Savage that he was no longer a member of the new World order.
  • ~~~LATER: Sting defeated Hollywood Hulk Hogan the win the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Title.
  • ~~~Randy Savage interfered on Sting’s behalf – Savage and Sting spayed Hulk Hogan with black paint!

World Championship Wrestling – Randy Savage

  • March 2, 1998 – Nitro: Sting and Randy Savage defeated Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan by March 9, 1998 – Nitro: World Tag Team Champions The Outsiders and Hulk Hogan defeated World Heavyweight Champion Sting and The Giant and Randy Savage.disqualification.
  • March 15, 1998 – Uncensored: Hollywood Hogan vs Randy “Macho Man” Savage in a Steel Cage match ended in a no contest.
  • March 16, 1998 – Nitro: Sting and Lex Luger defeated Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage.
  • March 23, 1998 – Nitro: Randy Savage vs. Roddy Piper ended in a No Contest.
  • March 30, 1998 – Nitro: Kevin Nash and Randy Savage defeated Sting and Lex Luger.
  • April 19, 1998 – Spring Stampede: Randy Savage w/Elizabeth defeated Sting to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
  • April 20, 1998 – Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage to win the World Heavyweight title.
  • May 11, 1998 – Nitro: World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • May 17, 1998 – Slamboree: Bret “Hitman” Hart defeated Randy “Macho Man” Savage.
  • June 14, 1998 – Great American Bash: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper defeated Randy “Macho Man” Savage.

World Championship Wrestling – Team Madness

  • June 15, 1998 – Nitro: Randy Savage vs. Diamond Dallas Page ended in a No Contest in a cage match.
  • Randy Savage took a hiatus from the company, only to return with a new look, a new attitude.
  • ~~~Randy Savage also brought with him a new manager, his then 22 year old girlfriend, Gorgeous George.
  • July 11, 1999 – Bash at the Beach: Sid Vicious and Randy Savage defeated Kevin Nash and Sting in a tag team match.
  • ~~~Randy Savage pinned WCW World champion Kevin Nash to capture his forth WCW World Heavyweight title.
  • July 12, 1999 – WCW Nitro: Hollywood Hogan defeated Randy Savage to win the World Heavyweight Title.
  • Early 1999: Randy Savage was released from his contract after WCW refused to give him a new contract.

Retirement

  • Randy Savage appeared in the smash hollywood movie “Spiderman” as the character “Bonesaw McGraw”.
  • Randy Savage releases his first rap album (yes you heard me) a rap album, with a song entitled “Be A Man Hulk!”
  • October 8, 2003: Randy Savage got a brutal review for his CD in yesterday’s New York Post.
  • ~~~Dan Quilante wrote that the record, “defies the laws of physics by blowing and sucking at the same time”
  • November 7, 2004 – TNA Victory Road: Randy Savage makes his shocking debut, proclaiming that there is a NEW sherriff in town!
  • ~~~Reports circulate that Randy Savage had an unspecified (and uncomfortable) confrontation with Hulk Hogan backstage.
  • November 9, 2004: Randy Savage phoned in and informed the TNA office that he was cancelling all future appearances with TNA.
  • ~~~The report states that Randy Savage cited an “unsafe working environment” as his excuse for pulling out of his dates.
  • November 19, 2004 – TNA Impact: Randy Savage renotiated with TNA and appeared on TNA confronting the Kings of Wrestling.
  • November 26, 2004 – TNA Impact: Randy Savage showed up at the end of the show leading the force against the King of Wrestling.
  • December 5, 2004 – Turning Point: Randy Savage and Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles defeated The Kings of Wrestling (Jarrett and Nash and Hall).
  • December 8, 2004: Randy Savage is gone from TNA again over a disagreement on the finish of the next scheduled PPV.
  • January 2005: Randy Savage appeared at several WLW shows and took park in several training sessions with Race’s students.
  • ~~~Savage apparently got a little too involved and took a bad bump and injured his back when he landed badly.
  • February 18, 2005: Randy Savage told a Missouri newspaper that he can’t wrestle right now because of “health concerns”.
  • June 2005: Randy Savage has stopped taking bookings since he hurt his back working for Harley Race’s WLW promotion.
  • ~~~Reports have circulated that he has dropped a lot of weight and shaved his beard, making him unrecognizable.
  • Mike Aldren wrote (May 2010): Macho Man Randy Savage (Randy Poffo, 57), married longtime girlfriend Lynn Payne, 55, on 5/10 in Sarasota, FL. The couple wed during a ceremony on Lido Beach, with only their closest family in attendance, according to Poffo’s new publicist. Poffo and Payne, who is originally from South Pittsburg, TN, met in Sarasota in 1974. At the time, Poffo was playing minor league baseball for the Tampa Tarpons and Payne was attending school at the Ringling School of Art and Design. They dated for two years before parting ways. After a near three-decade separation, the couple reunited in 2001. “Thirty-six years ago, Lynn and I met on Lido Beach,” said Poffo. “I feel so fortunate that I had a second chance to marry my first love, here where it all began.”
  • May 20, 2011: Randy Savage (58) tragically passed away from injuries he suffered in a car accident in Seminole, FLORIDA, near Tampa.
  • Florida Highway Patrol report on the death of Randy Savage: The police report on the death of Randall Mario Poffo aka Randy Savage lists Savage as the driver of a 2009 Jeep Wranger on State Road 694 in Seminole, FL, near Tampa. He was just west of the intersection of 113th St. North, when after a “medical event” (believed to be a heart attack, but can’t be confirmed until the autopsy), he lost control of the vehicle. The jeep traveled over the raised concrete median divider, crossed over the eastbound lanes of State Road 694, over the outside curb, and collided head-on with a tree. Savage was transported to Largo Medical Center where he passed away from injuries in the accident. Barbara Lynn Poffo, 56, his wife, remains at Bayfront Hospital with minor injuries.