"Macho Man" Randy Savage 1952-2011
The Associated Press reports that former wrestling champion “Macho Man” Randy Savage has died earlier today in a car accident in Florida at the age of 58.
Savage, whose real name was Randy Poffo, was known for his raspy voice, colorful attire, and his catchphrase, “Ooh yeah!” He wrestled in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) from 1985-1993, winning the Intercontinental Championship from Tito Santana, and becoming the WWE champion in a tournament defeating the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase at WrestleMania IV. He later won the title at WrestleMania VIII in 1992 defeating “Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
After his stint in the WWE, Savage went to rival company World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1994, and won the World Heavyweight Championship on 4 different occasions.
Savage’s voice credits included Rasslor on the “Dial “M” for Monkey” segment in Dexter’s Laboratory, Space Ghost’s grandfather on Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Master Sergeant Emily Dickinson Jones on Duck Dodgers, a thug in the Disney movie Bolt, and himself on Family Guy.