|Randy Savage Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||November 15, 1952|
Randy Savage also known as “Macho Man” was a legendary American former professional wrestler and wrestling promoter who was considered to be one of the best wrestlers of all time. The highlight of his career came during his time with the World Wrestling Federation and the World Championship Wrestling. Aside from that, Randy was also a commentator, actor, rapper, and professional baseball player.
Randy Mario Poffo
Randy Savage, The Spider, The Big Geno, Bonesaw, Mr. Madness, Destroyer, Executioner
He was born on November 15, 1952.
Randy died on May 20, 2011, at the age of 58, in Seminole, Florida, United States due to cardiovascular disease.
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Randy attended the Grover Cleveland Middle School and later, completed his schooling from Downers Grove North High School in Downers Grove, Illinois.
He is also an alumnus of the Carbondale’s Southern Illinois University.
Randy was trained by his father Angelo John Poffo who was also a professional wrestler.
Former Professional Wrestler, Wrestling Promoter
- Father – Angelo Poffo (Former Professional Wrestler, Wrestling Promoter)
- Mother – Judy Poffo
- Siblings – Lanny Mark Poffo (Younger Brother) (Professional Wrestler, Motivational Speaker, Poet, Actor)
Rap, Hip Hop
Big 3 Records
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
108 kg or 238 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Randy has dated –
- Miss Elizabeth (1984-1992)
- Barbara Lynn Payne (2010-2011)
Race / Ethnicity
He has Italian-American ancestry on his father’s side and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry on his mother’s side.
- He would wear a pair of black and white lined ski goggles.
- His large muscular physique
- Deep husky voice
Randy was featured in the commercials for various brands such as Slim Jim.
Randy Savage Facts
- Savage was raised as a Roman Catholic.
- In the past, Randy lived in Zanesville, Ohio. Later, he relocated to Staten Island, New York, and then moved to Lexington, Kentucky.
- Right after Randy graduated from high school, he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a catcher. He was only 18 years old when he started his major league baseball career.
- During his baseball career, Randy learned to pitch with both of his arms as he had injured his right shoulder during a match, hence learning to throw with his left arm.
- He started his career as a wrestler in 1973 and signed as the character of “The Spider” which he derived after the comic character of Spider-Man.
- It was his trainer Terry and wrestler Ole Anderson who suggested he adopt the name of Randy Savage due to wild wrestling ways.
- As an actor, Savage has appeared in several shows and films including Walker, Texas Ranger, and Mad About You.
- In the past, he lent his vocals to the character of Rasslor in the animated series of Dexter’s Laboratory.
- Randy was once featured for his ability to do 1970 sit-ups in a stretch on the popular show Ripley’s Believe It or Not!.
- In the year 2002, Randy was featured as the character of Bonesaw McGraw in Spider-Man.
- On October 7, 2003, Randy released his debut rap album titled Be a Man. A few of the most popular songs from it were I’m Back, RU Ready, Macho Thang, and My Perfect Friend.
- Randy passed away on May 20, 2011, due to a sudden heart attack while he was behind the wheel of his Jeep Wrangler with his wife in Seminole, Florida. Amidst the heart attack, he crashed his car into a tree.
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