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#81 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
    Originally posted by KJames199
    I was a fan of this one.



      Originally posted by WeirdAl.com
      David Rasmussen of Kenyon Mn asks: So how was working with the Machoman Randy Savage like.

      He was great. Actually, he almost bailed out on us at one point - after agreeing to do the show, his manager called up to cancel his appearance, saying that Randy was having second thoughts. I called up Randy personally to see what the problem was. Randy told me that he didn't think it was good for his "Machoman" image to get beaten up by Harvey the Wonder Hamster. I told him as reassuringly as I could that I seriously didn't think his fans would really believe that he got his butt kicked by a hamster. After a bit of cajoling, he agreed once again to be on the show. At the end of the conversation, he asked, dead-serious: "Uh... by the way, it's not a girl hamster, is it?" I said no, Harvey was a manly, manly hamster all the way. Randy came on the show the next week and was a terrific sport.



Never knew that story. I was listening to Ron and Fez on Sirious when the news came out and apparently they'd worked with him a lot in Florida back in the day. They were talking about how he would stand outside the ladies room when Liz would go in and was always paranoid about other men talking to her. Sounds like he had some self image issues, but also sounded like a nice guy.

They told a story of how he loved his daughter and went to her Kindergarden class because she wanted to take him to Show and Tell.
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#82 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.51
And Bill Simmons chimes in with a great column, as you knew he would...

At its apex, Macho Man was wrestling
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/110524



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#83 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.32
I found this over on Yahoo...

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/post/Over-25-percent-of-the-performers-from-Wrestlema?urn=top-wp132

...a really depressing list there of everyone who has died from 'Mania VII.



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#84 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.89


That was a truly excellent article. Though he's older than I am (I was ages 10-15 during Savage's prime WWF years) Simmons really captured what it was like to a young wrestling fan in the 1980s. (I'd say "mark" today, as a "smark", two words I didn't learn until around 1995.)

For me, in speaking with, trading YouTube clips with, and commisserating with my friends about Savage, the primary feeling is that a beloved piece of our childhood died. This is made worse by how Savage never got his curtain call (HALL OF FAME) like Hogan and so many others did.

That tribute video on RAW last night? I could go frame by frame and probably be almost 100% accurate in saying when each moment took place. Because I saw just about all of those moments as they happened. I couldn't tell you most what happened on RAW last night, but I remember those Macho Man moments like it was yesterday. Because I cared back then, about Savage and about wrestling. A lot more than I do now.



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#85 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
Savage transcended wrestling in such a way that he was clearly a general pop culture figure. And the cool thing about him was that he wasn't cheesy like Hulk Hogan. I mean, clearly he was 80s cheese at its finest, but his persona so over the top and crazy that it worked and connected to a lot more non-wrestling people. That's why you consistently saw Hogan in terrible films and TV shows, while Macho Man mostly had really great cameos in a bunch of varied places. I guess Hogan is more like Superman in that everybody knows him and likes him but he's sort of boring and nobody really really really likes him. Macho Man is more like... well, I'm not sure what comics analogue is best, but he's the kind of guy who's not the flagship, but is always spot on perfect and everybody loves him for it. He's a pop culture fan's pop culture icon.





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#86 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.32
    Originally posted by samoflange
    Savage transcended wrestling in such a way that he was clearly a general pop culture figure. And the cool thing about him was that he wasn't cheesy like Hulk Hogan. I mean, clearly he was 80s cheese at its finest, but his persona so over the top and crazy that it worked and connected to a lot more non-wrestling people. That's why you consistently saw Hogan in terrible films and TV shows, while Macho Man mostly had really great cameos in a bunch of varied places. I guess Hogan is more like Superman in that everybody knows him and likes him but he's sort of boring and nobody really really really likes him. Macho Man is more like... well, I'm not sure what comics analogue is best, but he's the kind of guy who's not the flagship, but is always spot on perfect and everybody loves him for it. He's a pop culture fan's pop culture icon.




Deadpool or Lobo seems appropriate.



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#87 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.89
    Originally posted by Cerebus
      Originally posted by samoflange
      Savage transcended wrestling in such a way that he was clearly a general pop culture figure. And the cool thing about him was that he wasn't cheesy like Hulk Hogan. I mean, clearly he was 80s cheese at its finest, but his persona so over the top and crazy that it worked and connected to a lot more non-wrestling people. That's why you consistently saw Hogan in terrible films and TV shows, while Macho Man mostly had really great cameos in a bunch of varied places. I guess Hogan is more like Superman in that everybody knows him and likes him but he's sort of boring and nobody really really really likes him. Macho Man is more like... well, I'm not sure what comics analogue is best, but he's the kind of guy who's not the flagship, but is always spot on perfect and everybody loves him for it. He's a pop culture fan's pop culture icon.




    Deadpool or Lobo seems appropriate.


Except most people have never heard of Deadpool or Lobo. Randy Savage was known worldwide by wrestling fans and non-wrestling fans alike. If Hogan is equivalent to Superman (by the way, I really really really like Superman), I'm not sure what superhero Savage could be an analogue for. I think Macho Man simply defied convention and pigeonholing. He was one of a kind.



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#88 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.90
Spiderman is probably the closest one. Liz = Gwen. Sherri = Black Cat.

(edited by lotjx on 24.5.11 1418)


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#89 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    I could go frame by frame and probably be almost 100% accurate in saying when each moment took place. Because I saw just about all of those moments as they happened.


When did the moment where he had both the WWE and IC belts happen? I'm not testing you, by the way, but it was the only moment in that Savage tribute that I was clueless in placing.





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#90 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.07
    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      I could go frame by frame and probably be almost 100% accurate in saying when each moment took place. Because I saw just about all of those moments as they happened.


    When did the moment where he had both the WWE and IC belts happen? I'm not testing you, by the way, but it was the only moment in that Savage tribute that I was clueless in placing.






According to the 1989 page of The History of WWE (thehistoryofwwe.com), Savage (as a heel) had a series of title vs title matches against IC champ Ultimate Warrior in February (which Savage won via count-out). It seems Savage is heeling it up celebrating with Warrior's belt.



Edit: Total stupidity on my part. Sorry.

(edited by Mr Shh on 25.5.11 2038)


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#91 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.85
    Originally posted by Mr Shh

This image appears to be in Brandon's folder on your H: drive.

(edited by CRZ on 25.5.11 1139)


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#92 Posted on
I really loved this interview; just watched it now while i was eating almost spit out my orange juice a couple times... thought I'd share.

Macho Man on Arsenio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMDZihE-KrA&feature=related
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#93 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
    Originally posted by Mr Shh
      Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
        Originally posted by John Orquiola
        I could go frame by frame and probably be almost 100% accurate in saying when each moment took place. Because I saw just about all of those moments as they happened.


      When did the moment where he had both the WWE and IC belts happen? I'm not testing you, by the way, but it was the only moment in that Savage tribute that I was clueless in placing.






    According to the 1989 page of The History of WWE (thehistoryofwwe.com), Savage (as a heel) had a series of title vs title matches against IC champ Ultimate Warrior in February (which Savage won via count-out). It seems Savage is heeling it up celebrating with Warrior's belt.


Thank-you, sir.

Also: How could we forget the Macho Man Soundboard?




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#94 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.01
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Originally posted by Oliver
      I always wondered why he wasn't used more often in TNA - he looked GOOD during his two month stint there.


    Supposedly he was pure mental and wouldn't take a heavy jacket off the entire time.


This is from the Observer obituary, which is quite the epic and talks to Dusty, Steamboat, Bret Hart, and Jericho.


    Savage made a brief comeback in 2004 with Total Nonstop Action, but clearly could no longer perform as he was only in a match for seconds and then left the company.

    “I hadn’t seen him since TNA in 2004,” said Dusty Rhodes, who was booking TNA when Jeff Jarrett made the deal to sign Savage and feud with him. Savage had pinned Jarrett, the NWA champion at the time, in a trios match a few weeks earlier to set up the title match. Even though he had not wrestled in nearly five years and due to injuries, couldn’t do much, he was scheduled to win the title, and then drop it back to Jarrett at a later date.

    “The last words he said to me was, `I can’t do this. I don’t want people to see me looking like this. Jerry Jarrett called Keith Mitchell in, and I told him change the main event. I don’t even remember what we did (Monty Brown won a three-way over Diamond Dallas Page and Kevin Nash to earn the title shot, and Jeff Jarrett beat Brown). I said, `Randy, just go home. It’s okay with me.”

    “He just said he wanted to be Macho Man Randy Savage, he didn’t want to hang on and hang on like many of us have done. He wanted to be remembered in a different way.”

    The whole Savage situation in TNA was strange. He debuted on November 7, 2004, at a TV taping, signing for a number of appearances. He did an interview, and felt double-crossed because Jarrett invited Hulk Hogan, who brought Ed Leslie, to the show. Savage at the time hated Hogan. Savage had many times on Tampa radio challenged Hogan to a fight for charity, and when Hogan showed up, he told Savage they could go right there if he wanted and Savage, 52 and broken down by that time, did not want to go. While normally this type of story would be dismissed as Hogan-inspired hyperbole, there were enough witnesses in TNA with no dog in the fight that have confirmed that was how it went down.

    After the taping, Savage called TNA and said he was pulling out of his deal, citing an unsafe working environment. But ten days later, he was back, and appeared on the next few weeks of TNA television doing interviews. This led to what turned out to be the final match of his career on December 5, 2004, where Savage & Jeff Hardy & A.J. Styles were to face Jarrett & Kevin Nash & Scott Hall. Savage ended up not wrestling the match, which was three-on-two until Savage showed up late, worked about ten seconds and pinned Jarrett after a punch. The entire angle was shot this way because Savage, who had not done a regular match in years, was afraid that he couldn’t do anything. He then quit again a few days later.

    “I could see it in his eyes,” said Rhodes. “It wasn’t worth the old era stuff (giving him a speech on being advertised and owing it to the fans, or even trying to threaten him). He didn’t want to do it. If you find out why, let me know. Obviously, he was financially set. Maybe the secret of walking away he should have given to Flair, Hogan, Andre, myself, of the stars of my era. How many of us walked away? One.”

    “He said, `I can’t do this and thank you brother’ and he walked away, and I never talked to him again, and he lived 20 miles from here. He became the Howard Hughes of our business.”
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#95 Posted on
Zack Ryder pays tribute to Macho Man at the beginning of his newest youtube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsPpqKs4PO0&feature=uploademail





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#96 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.51
Tim & Dan from OK Go lip sync to a classic Savage/Mean Gene interview (the one labeled "Macho Man on coke" on YouTube)

http://youtu.be/oND_uNUYkSM



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#97 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.74
    Originally posted by lotjx
    Spiderman is probably the closest one.


I was thinking Spidey or Batman. Maybe Wolverine?

Batman kinda works because there's a big history with Superman but Batman is the opposite in so many ways- darker, more savage (pun intended? OOOOHH YEAH!), cooler but just as well known and some would argue more so.



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#98 Posted on
Abe Lincoln as Macho Man at the Washington Nationals game.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/post/nats-pay-tribute-to-macho-man-in-presidents-race/2011/05/27/AG0IV6CH_blog.html
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#99 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.06



Did he win?



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#100 Posted on


Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
Of course, He couldn't lose


http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=15254919



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