Randy Poffo, better known as legendary wrestler “Macho Man” Randy Savage, died while driving earlier this morning, having lost control of his Jeep Wrangler during a heart attack. Savage’s wife Lynn—who married him just over a year ago—was also in the car, but reportedly only received minor injuries. Savage wrestled professionally for over 30 years, making his debut as The Spider-Fiend in 1973 before joining the WWF as Savage in 1985. Randy left for the WCW in 1994, having won two championship s and the title of King Of The Ring in 1987. Savage continued to wrestle until retiring in late 2004.
On top of his wrestling career, Savage was known for his career as a Slim Jim pitchman and numerous voice and live-action acting roles, the most famous arguably being wrestler Bonesaw McGraw in 2002’s Spider-Man. In 2003 he released the rap album Be A Man. Hear the title track and check out classic clips of Macho Man after the jump.
Anyone else think some sweet backflip into body slam action really would have jazzed up this past season of Jersey Shore? Snooki’s Wrestlemania match has us day-dreaming about all the possibilities. Ronnie and Sammi break into their seventeenth fight of the day? Snooki suddenly does handsprings into the room and breaks them apart. The Snitchuation starts gossiping again? Suddenly he’s getting his larynx crushed by a tiny, orange elbow. It’s the future of reality TV.
Capturing greased-up Amazons in a head lock isn’t the only way the tiny brazed goddess is making headlines this week. It recently came to light that both Snooki and Toni Morrison were hired to speak at Rutgers university…with Snooki earning $2,000 than the Nobel laureate. “I don’t know her, and I don’t care.” Morrison claims, though we aren’t giving up on a Morrison/Snooks rivalry for season four of Jersey Shore. Seriously, anything to distract us from Ronnie and Sammi!
Angelina Pivarnick is having a busy 2011. The Jersey Shore star just got engaged, so of course a week later she did what any traditional, betrothed young woman would do and signed up for a celebrity wrestling show. Yes, Pivarnick will participate in a TNA Wrestling match which will air on Spike TV’s show iMPACT. She will tag team with a Snooki look-alike named Cookie. A girl’s gotta pay for her wedding somehow.
Never again will we mock The Situation for being on Dancing With The Stars, that was downright classy compared to watching the one they call the “Staten Island Dump” get thrown against the ropes.