RIP Macho Man

May 20, 2011

Pro wrestling legend Randy “Macho Man” Savage has died:

“Professional wrestling and the entertainment community in general has lost a legend.

Randall Mario Poffo, better known to the world as Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage, died today after reportedly crashing his car into a tree subsequent losing control of the vehicle. His wife also was in the car, but only suffered minor injuries. He was a young 58 years old.”

Fellow wrestler Dusty Rhodes:

“There’s probably five or six of us, with Andre (the Giant) and (Hulk) Hogan and thankfully myself and (Ric) Flair, that, when their names pop up, even if you’re not a fan, you know who in the hell these people are,” Rhodes said.

High school baseball coach (Savage was a minor  league baseballl player before he was a wrestler):

George Feuerschwenger was Poffo’s baseball coach in high school. Now living in South Carolina, Feuerschwenger had not yet heard the news about his former student’s death and was shocked when told.

“He was a very nice boy,” Feuerschwenger said. “He… was very polite. I knew his mom and dad and was at their house several times and he and his brother (Lanny) were both very nice kids. You would be proud to have them as your own.”

A nice tribute from TV Geek Army.

More here, and here.

Condolences to his family and his friends and his fans from all of us at the BRI.