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    RIP The MACHO MAN: Randy Savage

    Had a heart attack while driving and crashed into a median.

    My favorite wrestler of the 80s

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    Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Accident



    Macho Man Randy Savage -- one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time -- died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida ... TMZ has learned.




    TMZ spoke with Randy's brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 9:25 AM ... and lost control of his vehicle.

    Earlier this month, Savage celebrated his 1-year anniversary with his new wife Lynn.

    Savage was 58.

    Macho Man began wrestling in the WWF in 1985 and became a superstar with his trademark catchphrase "Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh."

    UPDATE: Florida Highway Patrol tells TMZ ... Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median ... through oncoming traffic ... and "collided head-on with a tree."

    Savage was transported to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries.

    Savage's wife was a passenger in the vehicle during the collision -- but survived with "minor injuries." She was transported to a different local hospital where she was treated.
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    Re: RIP The MACHO MAN: Randy Savage

    I'll never forget seeing Rowdy Roddy bloody the Macho Man and steal the Intercontinental Belt at the Cow Palace, it was amazing!!

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    Re: RIP The MACHO MAN: Randy Savage

    One of my all time favorites when I was a kid. Too bad. RIP Macho Man

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    Re: RIP The MACHO MAN: Randy Savage

    I still remember several years ago when he stopped in the booth and visited with Marty and Joe during an afternoon game.

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    He was larger than life. RIP.

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    Re: RIP The MACHO MAN: Randy Savage

    Is it time to bring back the "too young to die wrestler thread"? 58 is not real young, but most are probably thinking the same thing when a former/current wrestler suffers a heart attack.

    Anyhow... I liked him when I was younger. And as a lot know he was a former minor league baseball player. RIP, Macho Man.
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    He was also a former Reds farmhand. He and Ricky Steamboat wrestled one of the best matches I've ever seen at Wrestlemania III.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    He was also a former Reds farmhand. He and Ricky Steamboat wrestled one of the best matches I've ever seen at Wrestlemania III.
    I saw that at the Oakland Coliseum, Jake the Snake vs. The Honky Tonk man, with Alice Cooper in jakes corner

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I saw that at the Oakland Coliseum, Jake the Snake vs. The Honky Tonk man, with Alice Cooper in jakes corner
    WrestleMania III was in the Pontiac Silverdom in Detroit...unless the same matches after WrestleMania toured around America which the WWF was very prone to do during the 80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by will5979 View Post
    WrestleMania III was in the Pontiac Silverdom in Detroit...unless the same matches after WrestleMania toured around America which the WWF was very prone to do during the 80s.
    Saw it on close circuit TV

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    Re: RIP The MACHO MAN: Randy Savage

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    He was also a former Reds farmhand. He and Ricky Steamboat wrestled one of the best matches I've ever seen at Wrestlemania III.
    I'm not a wrestling fan, but back in the late 70's, while stationed in Charleston, S.C., I got "hooked" on it for about a year or so with a few buddies. We went to quite a few matches there. I remember seeing guys like Chief Jay Strongbow, Blackjack Mulligan, Greg Valentine (another baby face), and Dusty Rhodes.

    But the best match I saw was between Steamboat and Rick "nature boy" Flair. They were perfect foils for one another. Steamboat (pretty boy) was always the crowd favorite, while Flair, with his emotion and theatrics, was the "bad guy".

    What always amazed us was all the old ladies (dressed up real nice too) in attendance at these fights. At one point in the Steamboat-Flair bout, Flair got thrown out of the ring and we watched an old lady (was it staged?) pick up a folding chair and smack him over the head while he was down. LOL

    I liked tag team matches, as well as cage matches. The one I saw with BJ Mulligan was pretty bloody. But it seemed like you could always predict when the fight was going to turn, like each got a turn beating the other up so it wasn't too one-sided, and who the winner was going to be. Still a lot of fun though.
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    Re: RIP The MACHO MAN: Randy Savage

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    But the best match I saw was between Steamboat and Rick "nature boy" Flair. They were perfect foils for one another. Steamboat (pretty boy) was always the crowd favorite, while Flair, with his emotion and theatrics, was the "bad guy".
    You're not alone. A lot of wrestling analysts and fans believe their 3 matches for the NWA title were about the best ever. Since I never saw those matches I can't judge them. According to Flair, while the Savage-Steamboat match was great, Savage wanted to go over their match move by move over and over again rather than calling the moves in the ring.

    The best match I saw was actually in person here in Cincinnati. There was a tribute/fund raiser for the late Brian Pillman's family back in 2000 or 2001 and in the main event, Steven Regal and the late Chris Benoit wrestled and they just put on a fantastic match.
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    Re: RIP The MACHO MAN: Randy Savage

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    The best match I saw was actually in person here in Cincinnati. There was a tribute/fund raiser for the late Brian Pillman's family back in 2000 or 2001 and in the main event, Steven Regal and the late Chris Benoit wrestled and they just put on a fantastic match.
    I was at that, too...great event.

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    Re: RIP The MACHO MAN: Randy Savage

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    You're not alone. A lot of wrestling analysts and fans believe their 3 matches for the NWA title were about the best ever. Since I never saw those matches I can't judge them. .
    all of the Flair/Steamboat matches are on dvd. Track them down, worth every nickle.
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    Re: RIP The MACHO MAN: Randy Savage

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    all of the Flair/Steamboat matches are on dvd. Track them down, worth every nickle.
    One of these days.
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