Randy Savage

Wrestler and Actor
Born Nov 15, 1952

Randall Mario "Randy" Poffo, better known by his ring name "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler and occasional color commentator best known for his time in World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Savage held 20 championships during his professional wrestling career.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Randy Savage.


1952 Birth Born on November 15, 1952.


1971 18 Years Old Savage was 18 when he began playing minor league baseball; one of his teammates on the 1971 Gulf Coast League Cardinals was Larry Herndon who was also his roommate. … Read More


1973 20 Years Old Savage first broke into the wrestling business in 1973 during the fall and winter of the baseball off season. … Read More


He also teamed with Lanny to battle The Rock 'n' Roll Express; this feud included a match on June 25, 1984 in Memphis, where in the storyline, Savage injured Ricky Morton by piledriving him through the timekeeper's table, leading to the Express winning by disqualification (though Savage's brother Lanny later said that Morton was not injured in the attack).
In June 1985, Savage signed with Vince McMahon. … Read More
1986 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Savage's feud with Steele began on the January 4, 1986 episode of Saturday Night's Main Event, when Steele developed a crush on Miss Elizabeth. … Read More
…  Aside from championships, he was the 1987 WWF King of the Ring and the 1995 WCW World War 3 winner. … Read More
1988 35 Years Old In the case of the latter feud, Savage frequently became involved in Hogan's matches involving one of the two villains (and vice versa); the two rival factions captained opposing teams in the main event of the 1988 Survivor Series, which was won by the Mega Powers.
Problems between Savage and Hogan developed, however, in early 1989 after Hogan also took Elizabeth as his manager. … Read More
1990 37 Years Old 1 More Event
The "Macho King" and Hulk Hogan met one last time (intended to end their ongoing year-long feud), when Savage got a shot at Hogan's WWF World Heavyweight Championship on the February 23, 1990 episode of The Main Event. … Read More
…  The feud continued throughout the winter, ending after a match on the February 8, 1992 episode of Saturday Night's Main Event, which Savage won; Roberts had planned a backstage ambush of Savage and Elizabeth after losing the match, but was stopped by The Undertaker. … Read More


1993 40 Years Old 1 More Event
When Monday Night Raw began in January 1993, Savage served primarily as a color commentator, wrestling only occasionally against characters such as Doink, The Repo Man, Rick Martel, and Crush. … Read More
Savage returned to pay-per-view at Survivor Series as a substitute for Mr. Perfect and competed in the 1994 Royal Rumble match. … Read More
1995 42 Years Old …  He lost the title to Flair a month later at Starrcade 1995: World Cup of Wrestling; earlier that night, he defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
Savage won his second WCW World Heavyweight Championship back from Flair on the January 22, 1996 episode of Nitro but re-lost the title to Flair the next month in a steel cage match at SuperBrawl VI.
1997 44 Years Old Savage returned to WCW on the January 20, 1997 edition of Nitro hijacking the show and refusing to leave the ring. … Read More
In early 1998, Savage started a feud with Lex Luger which culminated in a match at Souled Out, which Luger won. … Read More


2005 - 2008 2 More Events
2009 56 Years Old Savage reprised the role in Super Rhino in 2009 for the short film featuring the cast of Bolt.
2010 57 Years Old In May 2010, Savage married Barbara Lynn Payne, who was described as his "high school sweetheart" by Terry Funk. … Read More
Savage died of cardiac arrhythmia while driving with his second wife Barbara Lynn Payne, in Seminole, Florida on the morning of May 20, 2011. … Read More
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