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1. Randy “Macho Man” Savage

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Randy Savage

When Randy “Macho Man” Savage first entered the WWF it wasn’t a cliché to say that he took the federation by storm. He had uncontrollable intensity, a flashy look, a gravelly voice, lightning speed and a unique move set that made Savage completely unique for the WWF in 1985. Throw in a doe eyed ingénue and you had a recipe for success that was surpassed by few.

From 1985 to 1992, Savage was one of the WWF’s most valuable commodities, always on the top of card and quite often putting on one of the best matches of the evening. When Savage departed to WCW, he remained a key figure there and was a huge part of their ascent to the top of the wrestling world in the late 90’s. Always a fascinating figure, he leaves behind a legacy of great matches and strange behavior and a touch of controversy everywhere he went. Why he is seemingly exiled from Stamford has been up for debate for years, but his contributions to the wrestling community are certainly unquestionable.  Sadly, with his recent passing, The Macho Man will never see the induction that he so richly deserved...should it ever come at all.

The Bullet Points:

Other Aliases:

Randy Poffo (Real Name)

The Macho King


Billed From:

U.S.A. (Sarasota, FL)


Key Championships Held:

AWA Southern Heavyweight (2)

CWA International Heavyweight

NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team w/Lanny Poffo

NWA Mid America Heavyweight (3)

USWA Heavyweight

WWC North American Heavyweight

WWF Intercontinental

WWF World Heavyweight (2)

WCW World Heavyweight (4)


Why He Will Get In:

He is a true legendary figure with a larger than life persona. His place in wrestling history is unquestionable


Why He Won’t Get In:

If the rumors are true that he deflowered a teenage Stephanie McMahon, it explains the perceived grudge that Vince has against him.


Five Greatest Matches/Moments: (In Chronological Order)

1. Match of the year against Ricky Steamboat at Wrestlemania III (3/29/87)

2. Winning the WWF World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania IV in a fourteen man elimination tournament (3/27/88)

3. Match made in Heaven; Wedding to Elizabeth that actually headlined a PPV (8/26/91)

4. Winning the WWF World Heavyweight Championship a second time against Ric Flair at Wrestlemania XIII (4/5/92)

5. Stellar series of matches against Diamond Dallas Page in WCW that cemented the latter as a star (1997)

Should Randy Savage be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 94.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.3%
Last modified on Sunday, 24 June 2012 10:27
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-6 #1 josh206 -0001-11-29 19:00
Most certainly having sex with a 14 year old Stephanie McMahon is why Macho isn't in the HOF...
-1 #2 unopeneddoor -0001-11-29 19:00
Now that he is dead (R.I.P.) I say he has a good chance.
+3 #3 josh206 -0001-11-29 19:00
Wow, never expected he would die so soon...RIP, Macho!
+5 #4 Knuckles 2012-05-27 15:50
If it's true and he did deflower Stephanie when she was 14, why the hell didn't they prosecute? He never would have worked again for committing such a heinus crime. McMahon would have done more than do a silly character based on him who complained of thinning hair. I'm sorry, I don't buy it.
-1 #5 Dale 2014-01-19 16:32
If they do let the late great Macho Man Randy Savage in then they should induct Miss Elizabeth and Lanny and Angelo Poffo at the same time.
0 #6 jenny 2014-08-10 13:37
if he did sleep with stephanie then it might not have come out to those in the wwe at the time but later on. so that is why he wasn't in trouble. but there is no proof that it happened. maybe a novel about savage called savage 1986-2011 from the pov of a fan can shed light on it but maybe not. i just read about it on another site i think it'd be interesting to see how much warrior merch sold after his death and see if death creates money or if money creates death maybe macholives in our hearts and doesn't need his ten cent hof treatment. it doesn't make his matches any better and its all made up

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