Randy "Macho Man" Savage is without a doubt one of the biggest names in pro wrestling ever. Some of you loved him, some of you hated him with a passion, but if there is one thing for sure there was not a single wrestling fan that could ignore him. In fact, all sorts of people that were not wrestling fans knew who he was- he was always way bigger than just another face in the ring. The dude just had it going on. He was not afraid to take it to the limit inside, or outside of the ring, for that matter, and for that he will always be remembered.
And when I say "remembered", I mean, yes, for those of you who don't know, Savage passed away a few years ago at age 58- a sad end to a legendary career. He had 29 championships over his career, including 6 world championships between the WWF and WCW. There is no doubt that the guy could wrestle.
But that wasn't the whole deal with Macho Man. We all know that he could wrestle, that goes without saying. There was so much more to him, though. He got a chance to wrestle because of his wild personality and his outfits and his whole outlook. The guy took it as far as he could take it, in the ring, with his personality, and in life. The guy was a true legend but even legends sometimes have secrets. Here are 15 things you did not know about Randy "Macho Man" Savage.
15 His First WWF Appearance Was On A Talk Show
14 He Was a Pro Baseball Player
13 His Mom Gave Him His Nickname
12 He Came from a Wrestling Family
11 He Started Wrestling at 20 Years Old
10 Ole Anderson Gave Him the Name "Savage"
9 Savage Made Slim Jim More Popular
8 He Was More Successful in the WCW
7 He Performed His Own Stunts in Movies
6 He Was On Baywatch
5 He Put Out a Rap Album
4 He Had His Own Fashion Designer
3 Savage and Miss Elizabeth Were Married for Real
2 Savage Didn't Really Hate Hulk Hogan
1 He Wrestled a Lot
Not counting all of his work in his early 20s before he got into the big leagues and became a big star, Macho Man wrestled 360 matches, with an astonishing 72 that were shown on Pay Per View. And that is what it is all about, really. Some people might not have liked him, or found him obnoxious, but the guy worked his butt off to get to where he was, and kept working at it his whole career, and that is why lists like this are still being written about him today.
Sources: wikipedia, profightdb
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