"Macho Man" Randy Savage Is Dead; Remembering the Man Through His Music

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Soaring with the eagles and slithering with the snakes he's been everywhere in between. He is your friend.
​"Macho Man" Randy Savage died this morning, killed in a car accident after he suffered a heart attack on the road.

Savage started his career as a mid-card wrestler brought in to spice up matches but eventually ascended to the top as WWF champion.

He became fellow wrestler Hulk Hogan's best friend, both in televised storylines and real life, but their relationship fell apart onscreen when Savage accused Hogan of trying to seduce his wife, "the first lady of wrestling," Miss Elizabeth. The two fought it out at Wrestlemania V in a match billed as "The Superpowers Explode!" Savage lost.

Known for his clashes with Hogan, Steamboat, Ric Flair, the Ultimate Warrior and others, Savage's sense of the theatrical extended beyond the ring into the realm of music.

Underneath the shimmering leather jackets, top-rope elbow drops, and famously raspy voice lay a velvet tongue. He released the classic Speaking from the Heart in early '90s and, in 2000, took aim at Hogan via his rap album, Be a Man, which featured such lyrics as "Hollywood Hulkster, you're at the end of your rope / And I'ma kick ya in the butt and wash your mouth out with soap."

More pomp and circumstance after the jump.

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This album didn't release, it escaped! To steal a phrase from James E. Cornette.
​Savage developed real-life problems with Hogan, which ultimately inspired him to record Be a Man.

The diss track disses Hogan for refusing to fight Savage in real life ("I called him out but the punk was scared to go / It was a charity event but the Hulk didn't show"), attacks his failed acting career ("They call you Hollywood? / Don't make me laugh! / 'Cause your movies and your acting skills are both trash! / Your movie went straight to video / Box office can't stand / While I got myself a future role in Spider-Man!") and provides endless entertainment to wrestling fans and critics alike.

Words can't do it justice, so check it out below.

Of course, the Macho Man wasn't always so angry. In the early '90s he recorded an inspirational track called Speaking from the Heart beginning, "The tower of power / Too sweet to be sour / Funky like a monkey / Oooooh yeah," and ending, "He's got everybody saying / He's really quite amazing. He's the Macho Man."

The gist of it is that he can get your heart pumping and your body jumping.

No, really.

It's not as famous as his Slim Jim commercials -- but it's fun.

We guess it's probably for the best that he be remembered for his wrestling matches.

Rest in peace, Macho Man.


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C Poe
C Poe

 Lotsa great wrestling entertainment.  One of the icons that I liked in the squared circle, along with Hulk Hogan, Rick Flair, and Jimmy Super Fly Snuka.  He even showed up in the first Spider-Man movie.  Rest In Peace Macho Man.

Cursed
Cursed

most of those rastlers die bad deaths from od of pain pills or car wrecks or what ever. I think rastlers have the curse of Dixie on them like most southern rock bands do like lynyrd skynyrd did. look up how many of them have died before they were 40 years old. they are cursed by the devil or something.

Brad Armstrong
Brad Armstrong

 He was a friend of mine since 1982 in Atlanta when I used to wrestle on WCW Atlanta wrestling on the old WTBS TV channel in Hotlanta Georgia Before Randy moved to Florida he used to live on the same street as I still do in Scottsdale Arizona.

Hunterknt
Hunterknt

Cursed... you are a f-ing IDIOT! & obviously have know idea what your talking about, so why even comment??? You just sound like an idiot! Go sit on you thumb B%$@! 

Artimus Pyle
Artimus Pyle

 I remember you Brad from way back. The announcer back then Tony Shavonie used to call you young Brad Armstrong back then. that was like 1979? your Dad Bob Armstrong was a wrestler from Marietta Georgia and invented the fireman take down I think it was called.  back then you looked like a grown up version of Boy from the Tarzen movies. I met you once at a Rossington Collins band concert I played drums with back then  at the fox theater on peachtree st in Atlanta Georgia in the early 1980s. I didnt know you lived here in Arizona. maybe we can meet up some time. there is not alot of  us southern boys around in these parts. we southerners gotta stick together.With Respect , Artimus Pyle former Drummer for Lynyrd Skyrnyrd, The Rosington Collins Band and the Artimus Pyle Band. I hope to meet up with you soon Brad.

Bam Boo Bam
Bam Boo Bam

 HUNTERKUNT if you cant say something nice go back to the dark smelly hell hole you crawled out of. the would does not need more hateful unhappy whackadoos like you. we have enough already.

Carney Curse
Carney Curse

 In the Circus Side show world its called the Carney Curse or the Curse of the Carney. anybody who has worked for a Circus show business knows this term well. tv wrestlers suffer from the same Carney curse as they are also side show freaks. look online and see how many wrestlers died young. there are more young dead tv wrestlers than all the dead actors and rock stars combined who died in the last 20 years. and rock stars party hardy most of their lives.

Margie
Margie

 Go live in the Southeastern USA and you will see what that guy means by the curse of Dixie. Death comes real easy in the south for some reason. maybe thats why its called the Bible Belt. they need the Bible and Jesus to get threw everyday life and all that easy death. BY THE WAY YOUR A MEAN PESRON. you dont sound very happy for a fan of Randy Macho Man Savage.Randy was a happy man you are not happy.

Hayseed From Dixie
Hayseed From Dixie

 then why do so many of them die young? or murder and kill their Georgia familys like that one did a few years ago. or OD on pills or whatever before they are 40 years old? if thats not a curse I dont know what is.

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