Friday, May 20, 2011

Wrestling Great "Macho Man" Randy Savage Dies

I just got back from vacation and heard some terrible news on the radio today.

As many of you already know, the Wrestling Legend Randall Mario Poffo, well known under his wrestling alias "Macho Man" Randy Savage, died today in a car crash in Tampa, Florida. According to paramedics, he suffered a heart attack while driving, which then caused him to veer into oncoming traffic, then eventually hitting a tree.

My condolences goes out to the Poffo family, especially his wife, who was in the car during the accident. I hope she makes a speedy and full recovery.

Though Wrestling has come a long way, especially in the gaming industry, we've always kept a place in our hearts for the legends of old WWF fame.


Randy savage has large array of appearances in many WWF and Wrestlemania games, which span many consoles such as the Xbox, Sega, Play Station and Super Nintendo. My favorite being the classic WWF Super Wrestlemania for the Sega Genesis.

I've played this game probably more than any other I can think of. My childhood consisted of wrestling games (and Road Rash games). I loved them all. Every Friday after school, I went to the video store rental place to be the first to rent any of the new games that came out, which consisted of a lot of wrestling games. I couldn't wait to play a new one just to "Savage Elbow" the hell out of someone.

And of course, who could forget the famous "Slim Jim" commercials? Let us remember one of the greatest wrestlers in WWF history by watching this commercial.

5 comments:

  1. NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO. At least it was sort of by natural causes first.

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  2. This was quite sad, actually.

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  3. R.I.P

    I never really followed wresting but I did enjoy his matches.

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  4. It's really too bad. :/ I used to play wrestling games as I kid - I remember him from there. Loads of fun, back in the day

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