TMZ reports:

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.

I grew up watching “Macho Man” Randy Savage on television each and every week.  I started to become a fan during Savage’s initial WWE Championship run, culminating with his match at WrestleMania V with Hulk Hogan.  When I woke up this afternoon and saw that TMZ was reporting Savage passed, I refused to believe it, but the news is spreading like wildfire and I can’t pretend forever.

Randy Savage, for me, was the premiere architect of what a professional wrestler should be.  Detail oriented in the ring, and entertaining as hell outside of it.  When “Pomp & Circumstance” came through the PA at a wrestling event, you knew you were in for something special.

I’m at a complete loss for words, so I’ll leave you with one of my favorite Macho Man quotes.

“The camera is that way, yeah. Sense of direction I’ve always had, but a little help along the way, just like a good quick shove, is somethin’ nice to have, yeah!”

Please feel free to leave your Macho Man memories in the comments below!

RIP Randy “Macho Man” Savage


May you two be reunited...

Post by thinksojoe

The founder of and it’s parent company, Fropac Entertainment, ThinkSoJoE has been a wrestling fan since he first saw WWF television in 1986 at the age of four. His first wrestling memory was Hulk Hogan on Saturday Night’s Main Event talking about getting King Kong Bundy in a cage at WrestleMania 2. Sixteen years later, he met Hulk Hogan on the eve of WrestleMania X-8. On December 9, 2013, he legitimately won a Slammy Award (Best Crowd of the Year). ThinkSoJoE currently hosts the weekly BWF Radio podcast.

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  1. What is with everyone dying. First my biology teacher who by the way is barely in his 30's falls and fractures his skull and is sent to a hospital to die. Now Macho Man is dead. What is with the world. I loved the Macho Man even if he could be off at times. I loved him and Ms Elizabeth. My best memory was after the Macho King gimmick were he lost and reunited with Ms Elizabeth with rousing applause's.

  2. I'm at a loss for words at this moment. It sucks… I was listening to his brother Lanny on a podcast last night talking about him. It adds a surreal element to the whole thing. Lanny mentioned the humility that his brother had, and that even if McMahon ever wanted to put the guy into his WWE Hall of Fame he would only do it if their legendary father went in too. To me, that will be my last memory… and one of respect and tradition for a guy who helped make me a mark. And yes, in this case I remember him as a true mark as a little guy growing up watching the Madness on Saturday mornings.

  3. Like I've said in several places today, words just don't cut it.

    All the same, of all the great Macho Man moments that I remember, the one that will always be first in line was the opening of wedding gifts. "A blender! OOOOH, YEAH!!!" I'm chuckling over it as I type it. As one of my friends just said on my voice mail, "There are not enough Slim Jims in all the world to fill the hole in my heart."

  4. Oh! And there's also his response to the question of whether or not wrestling was fake.

    "When I win, it's for real. When I lose, I'm takin' a dive."

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