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fettpett
05-20-2011, 02:12 PM
Pro wrestling superstar Randy "Macho Man" Savage died after having a heart attack while driving his Jeep Wrangler, Fox News confirms.
The accident happened in Seminole, Fla.
A source tells Fox News that he "suffered a heart attack while driving and hit a tree."
Lanny Poffo, Randy's brother, told TMZ the accident happened Friday morning when Savage lost control of his vehicle.
Florida Highway Patrol said Savage leapt a concrete median, veered into oncoming traffic and smashed into a tree head on.
He died from his injuries at largo Medical Center.
Savage, 58, had just celebrated his first wedding anniversary with his wife Lynn. It was his second marriage. His first wife died of a drug overdose shortly after their divorce in 1992.
The wrestling world took to Twitter to grieve over the former wrestler.
"He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he's happy and in a better place and we miss him," Hulk Hogan posted on his Twitter account.
"RIP Randy 'Macho Man' Savage - you were one of my childhood inspirations and heros. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said on Twitter.
"I lost a close friend today. If anybody in heaven is wondering who the cat in the ugly cowboy hat is it's Randy. Love you Bro. Never another," Kevin Nash tweeted.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/05/20/pro-wrestler-randy-macho-man-savage-dies-car-accident-report-says/#ixzz1Muwy5f5L

he will be missed

pyackog
05-20-2011, 02:21 PM
The Macho Man was one of my all time favorites. Ohh yeaaahhhh!

PoliCon
05-20-2011, 02:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDqRLGJLfYY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMDZihE-KrA

SarasotaRepub
05-20-2011, 02:52 PM
Yikes! That is a shame. RIP.

PoliCon
05-20-2011, 02:53 PM
Yikes! That is a shame. RIP.

Wasn't he your neighbor or something ;) I mean he was from Sarasota . . . .

Bailey
05-20-2011, 03:16 PM
Wasn't he your neighbor or something ;) I mean he was from Sarasota . . . .

Why am I not shocked he lived in FL :D

Adam Wood
05-20-2011, 03:28 PM
Nyght's comment upon breaking this: "Snap into a steering column!"

Yes, I laughed. A lot. So sue me.

FlaGator
05-20-2011, 04:24 PM
Nyght's comment upon breaking this: "Snap into a steering column!"

Yes, I laughed. A lot. So sue me.


Oooooooo Yeah.

NJCardFan
05-20-2011, 05:10 PM
Just saw that Randy "Macho Man" Savage died today (http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ycn-8508663) from a heart attack at the age of 58. Apparently he was driving at the time. His wife was with him but was not injured. I don't know how many here are wrestling fans but in his prime, he was one of the best but like most, he stayed around too long and was just a shell of his former self when he finally retired. Don't know if this is a direct result of his steroid use but dying at 58, can't dispel it either.

NJCardFan
05-20-2011, 05:14 PM
Didn't see that someone already posted a thread. You can merge or delete this one if you like.

NJCardFan
05-20-2011, 05:22 PM
Savage, 58, had just celebrated his first wedding anniversary with his wife Lynn. It was his second marriage. His first wife died of a drug overdose shortly after their divorce in 1992.

Um, no. His first wife and former valet Miss Elizabeth died in 2003, unless they consider 11 years to be "shortly after". In fact , Lex Luger(Larry Pfohl) was involved with her when she died and she died in his house.

Zathras
05-20-2011, 06:25 PM
Have to tune in to WWE Smackdown tonight and see if they make any mention of it.

fettpett
05-20-2011, 06:34 PM
Have to tune in to WWE Smackdown tonight and see if they make any mention of it.

those are recorded a few weeks ahead of time, unless they do something special before the actual event

JB
05-20-2011, 08:15 PM
But before Savage hit it big in wrestling, he had a four-year pro baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds and it was remarkable for a few reasons.

Though he never advanced beyond the Class A Florida State League...

His career batting line was OK .254/.293/.391 with 16 home runs in 289 games. But he would have been better if he had not gotten hurt. In '71, he posted a slugging percentage of .492 (in 63 at-bats) and he slugged .508 (in 61 at-bats) in '73. He was mostly an outfielder, but he also caught and played first base. He had some talent.I did not know that.

pyackog
05-20-2011, 08:19 PM
those are recorded a few weeks ahead of time, unless they do something special before the actual event

Friday Night Smackdown is recorded on the Tuesday of the same week. They'll probably have something on Raw monday which is live.

SarasotaRepub
05-20-2011, 08:42 PM
Wasn't he your neighbor or something ;) I mean he was from Sarasota . . . .

:D Not sure how much time he spent here, I never waw him. I remember he used to go down to Key West and spend time with Hulk Hogan's family.

fettpett
05-20-2011, 08:49 PM
Friday Night Smackdown is recorded on the Tuesday of the same week. They'll probably have something on Raw monday which is live.

um...well they will probably have something for him then

Zathras
05-20-2011, 10:18 PM
those are recorded a few weeks ahead of time, unless they do something special before the actual event

Sometimes they'll put something taped at the begginning of the show...and I think theres a big PPV show on Sunday as well.

EDIT: No mention made of MM's passing.

hai
05-20-2011, 11:39 PM
RIP Randy Savage,he was big during the 80's. :(

enslaved1
05-20-2011, 11:55 PM
One of the classics. The outfits, the sunglasses, the flying elbow off the top rope, the weird speeches. The man was one of a kind.

Side note, it's a solid sign you're getting old when the stars of your childhood start dropping like flies, and their not ODing. :(

Molon Labe
05-21-2011, 01:16 AM
Oooooooo Yeah.

Used to love saying that...lol.

hey don't you all think Randy sounds like Rowlf the dog?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cYq6lSVJew

Molon Labe
05-21-2011, 12:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkkRj1aDNw4&NR=1

NJCardFan
05-21-2011, 07:04 PM
I was listening to this idiot on our local ESPN Radio affiliate and he was laying the blame at Vince McMahon's feet because of steroids. It took every ounce of my being to keep me from calling this person and taking him to school. While McMahon might be responsible for a lot of steroid use in the WWF, Savage, and the wrestler this idiot mentioned as his favorite, Rick Rude(who died at 40) were using long before they both came to the WWF. In fact, a lot of wrestlers were using before they were ever hired by McMahon.

fettpett
05-21-2011, 07:33 PM
I was listening to this idiot on our local ESPN Radio affiliate and he was laying the blame at Vince McMahon's feet because of steroids. It took every ounce of my being to keep me from calling this person and taking him to school. While McMahon might be responsible for a lot of steroid use in the WWF, Savage, and the wrestler this idiot mentioned as his favorite, Rick Rude(who died at 40) were using long before they both came to the WWF. In fact, a lot of wrestlers were using before they were ever hired by McMahon.

Savage even admitted he used, but back when it was legal and stopped before it became illegal, people like that piss me off

enslaved1
05-22-2011, 01:22 AM
Used to love saying that...lol.

hey don't you all think Randy sounds like Rowlf the dog?



Funny, just cause it's true.

JB
05-23-2011, 07:37 PM
Over 25 percent of the performers from Wrestlemania VII have died:

Over one-quarter of the performers who took part in 1991's Wrestlemania VII have died, a wrestling website noted in the wake of the death of "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

The Wrestling Observer newsletter discovered that 14 of the 51 performers at the event have died in the past 20 years

http://mit.zenfs.com/222/2011/05/Screen-shot-2011-05-23-at-1.59.39-PM.jpg

For perspective:

As wrestlinginc.com points out, none of the 44 starters from the Super Bowl played in 1991 have passed away and only two of 44 boxers who held a championship belt that year are gone.

Link (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/post/Over-25-percent-of-the-performers-from-Wrestlema?urn=top-wp132)

Rockntractor
05-23-2011, 07:46 PM
Over 25 percent of the performers from Wrestlemania VII have died:

Over one-quarter of the performers who took part in 1991's Wrestlemania VII have died, a wrestling website noted in the wake of the death of "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

The Wrestling Observer newsletter discovered that 14 of the 51 performers at the event have died in the past 20 years

http://mit.zenfs.com/222/2011/05/Screen-shot-2011-05-23-at-1.59.39-PM.jpg

For perspective:

As wrestlinginc.com points out, none of the 44 starters from the Super Bowl played in 1991 have passed away and only two of 44 boxers who held a championship belt that year are gone.

Link (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/post/Over-25-percent-of-the-performers-from-Wrestlema?urn=top-wp132)

Steroids?

JB
05-23-2011, 07:49 PM
Steroids?I left this part "with many of the deaths attributed to drug use" out of the post, so it could be anything really.

Rockntractor
05-23-2011, 07:51 PM
I left this part "with many of the deaths attributed to drug use" out of the post, so it could be anything really.

A lot of heart attacks, it wouldn't surprise me if steroids had a lot to do with it.

FlaGator
05-23-2011, 07:54 PM
Did they ever say what killed Brian Pillman?

Rockntractor
05-23-2011, 07:57 PM
Did they ever say what killed Brian Pillman?

An autopsy found that a previously undetected heart condition, arteriosclerotic heart disease, had led to his death. Wiki