Who Is Randy Savage?
Who Is Randy Savage – Randy Savage, also known by his ring as “Macho Man,” was an American professional wrestler and baseball player who was best known for his tenure in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Savage, who was born on November 15, 1952, was dubbed “one of the best pro wrestlers who ever lived” by ESPN’s Bill Simmons, a sentiment echoed by a number of industry figures.
His distinctively deep and raspy voice, colorful ring costume, energy both in and out of the ring, use of the climax from Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1” as his entrance music, and famous catchphrase, “Oooh yeah!” were all recognized by wrestling fans.
Savage was managed by his real-life wife, Miss Elizabeth Hulette, for the majority of his time in the WWF and WCW.
Savage won the WWF King of the Ring in 1987 and the WCW World War 3 in 1995. Throughout his career, he headlined numerous pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania IV, V, and VIII (when he was part of a double main event), four of the first five SummerSlam shows, and 1995 Starrcade.
In 1996, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, and in 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame posthumously.
Savage died on May 20, 2011, at the age of 58, while traveling with his wife in Seminole, Florida, after having a severe heart attack. He became disoriented and lost control of his Jeep Wrangler, which crashed into a tree.