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314. Angelo Poffo
While Angelo Poffo is best known as the father of WWE Hall of Famer, Randy “Macho Man” Savage it can’t be forgotten that he was a decent wrestler in his own right and one hell of an athlete.

The one time sit-up record holder (accomplished when he was in the Navy), Poffo would hold singles and tag team titles in the Midwest, but in terms of wrestling he might be best known (with the exception of being Randy’s dad of course) for his creation of the renegade promotion, International Championship Wrestling in Kentucky.

Realistically, the chances for Angelo Poffo are slim, as Lanny Poffo had stated that the only way that his brother (Randy) wanted to go into the WWE Hall of Fame was with the Poffo family.  Since Randy did posthumously go in, why would the WWE bother to induct Angelo now?

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  • Other Aliases: The Miser
    The Masked Miser
    The Carpetbagger
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Chicago, IL)
  • Key Championships Held: Illinois Midwest Heavyweight (2)
    NWA (Chicago) United States Heavyweight
    NWA Texas Tag Team w/Bronco Lubich
    WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team (3) 2w/Nicoli Volkoff & 1w/Chris Markoff
    ASWA South Carolina Heavyweight
    NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team w/Lanny Poffo
    ICW (Kentucky) Television
  • Why they will get in: Actually, he probably won’t.
  • Why they won't get in: If he didn’t get in as a member of the Poffo family (as Randy wanted) why should he get in now?
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments:
    1. Won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Title by defeating Wilbur Snyder (12/2/58)
    2. With Chris Markoff, won the WWA Tag Team Titles by beating Luis Martinez and Wilbur Snyder (9/??/66)
    3. Along with Markoff, regained the WWA Tag Team Titles but this time by beating The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser (2/18/67)
    4. Won the NWA World Tag Team Titles (Detroit) with his son, Lanny (1/??/75)
    5. Was inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame (1995)

Should Angelo Poffo be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 16.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 50%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 16.7%

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