Professional wrestling lost one of the greats today, as Randy “Macho Man” Savage has passed away at the age of 58. He was tragically killed when he had a heart attack, causing him to crash his Jeep Wrangler into a tree. He had been out of the spotlight for the last few years, but his electrifying presence will never be forgot. Here are some classic promos of the superstar in action on the mic:
With Hulk Hogan as the Mega Powers:
Proving recently that he still had it:
Early on with brother Leaping Lanny Poffo (skip to 3:35 for the best part):
Captain Lou Albano, the rubber band wearing, bearded, shouting, WWE Rock and Wrestling Connection era manager and who played Super Mario on TV and famously starred in Cyndi Lauper’s music videos of the 80′s passed away today at age 76. He was a pop culture icon, who after 30+ years in the wrestling business was able to take his late wrestling career popularity and capitalize on it in TV and movies. He even had his on 900 number… in tribute, see below.
They just don’t make ‘em like they used to in professional wrestling. The Honky Tonk Man was one of the more colorful heels from the late 80′s Golden Era of the WWF (now WWE). First off, check out in this interview the amount of jiving and moving around he does when he’s not even talking. Next, I loooooove the corny set up joke at the end of his promo from this event in London. Along with his manager “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, The Honky Tonk Man was famous for his Elvis ways, hitting opponents with his guitar, and of course his greased back hair (which he claimed was natural because they didn’t dry it off when he was born). This legend (AKA Roy Wayne Farris) was one of the longest tenured Intercontinental Champions in WWE history.