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A Memoir and Ode to the Macho King Randy Savage – Downtown with Darsie

Friday 20th, May 2011 / 21:20 Written by

Randy Savage Macho KingRemember Me I’m the same ol’ Macho that I used to be
Ain’t nothin’ gonna change so remember me la la la la
La La La La La La La La
Remember Me I’m the same ol’ Macho that I used to be
I’m still the reigning king so remember me
For those who forgot I still rock I still rock, remember me
-“Remember Me” by Randy Savage (on the album “Be a Man”)-

Friday, May 20th, 2011 – Planned for another day of walking around town for me trying to find work until I heard that the “Macho Man” Randy Savage died while I was checking Facebook when I had the radar loading up because it was sprinkling outside. It was Hulk Hogan’s tweet that caught my eye. “I’m checking out the Randy Savage report before I say anything else. I’ll be back. HH (tweet sent around 12pm central time)”

After seeing that, I froze. One of the biggest wrestlers from my childhood, gone? His unforgettable voice, his neon attire, his trademark flying elbow from the top rope, Randy Savage was a trend setter back in the ‘80’s and early ‘90’s.

I’m all sure you guys have read and know how he passed. I don’t want this piece to be a piece talking about that. This piece I want to dedicate to the “Macho King,” his life and times, his career, and to all his fans, who felt the “Macho Madness!”

One of my favorite times of Savage’s career was when he was “the Macho King.” The reason why I loved Randy Savage being the King of the WWF was it took his career to the next level. He became the King of the Ring in late 1989 after he lost the WWF Championship to Hulk Hogan at WWF WrestleMania V.

Savage’s match against the Ultimate Warrior at WWF WrestleMania VII I believe is the best match the Warrior has ever had. I feel like it was the Macho Man that carried that match. One of my favorite YouTube clips is when Macho’s brother, Lanny Poffo (the Genius), read a poem to crown Randy the King of the WWF.

I remember Diamond Dallas Page also said on Facebook “…Randy made DDP and I will always be indebted to him and I want to Honor him… (said on Friday, 5/20/11 around 3:30pm central time).” I remember when Savage was in WCW, and the feud I still remember now is his feud with DDP, and I remember as a young child how brutal their matches were. I feel like if it wasn’t for Savage, DDP wouldn’t have been made when he did and was seen as a main eventer in WCW.

I’m sorry that this piece isn’t as good as it could be, but I wanted to throw together some small thoughts that I have of the Macho Man. I wanted to give you guys a few of my memories of him. If you guys don’t mind, I’m gonna put down some thoughts into a poem.

Macho King and His Macho Madness

It was a May morning when I heard the news
Your rule ended by a heart attack
Who would have thought that would have ended your life
After all those Elbow Drops on the Warrior in LA in March of ‘91
The Macho Madness you spread to all of your fans
And unto your opponents in the wrestling business
Left a legacy unmatched and untouched
No one can knock you off your throne
6-time World Heavyweight Champion
As well as one of the great Mania matches at the Silverdome
We’ll never forget you, Mach!
One of my favorite Intercontinental Champions
And rappers, no one can change that
Thank you for the memories left
All the catch phrases and the Slim Jims
Randy Poffo, this one’s for you
You were the “perfect” wrestler
You’re influence still lingers today
You’ll forever be the Macho King
And you’re Macho Madness will forever be here
Ooooooh yeah!
Dig it!

Check out these two awesome articles outside of CCB about Randy Savage: http://sports.yahoo.com and http://www.overthinkingit.com.

Check out more of Eric’s blogs at http://vintagedarsie.wordpress.com/.

WWE Defining Moments Randy Savage – Wrestlemania 7 Collector Figure Series #1

WWE: Macho Madness – The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection

See some of Randy Savage’s classic Memphis matches on the Classic Memphis Wrestling – All Roads Lead to Memphis DVD


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About the author

Eric Gargiulo is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia.

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