"Macho Man" Randy Savage Dies in Car Accident

“Macho Man” Randy Savage Dies in Car Accident

machoman418 ImageRandy Poffo, better known as "Macho Man" Randy Savage, died this morning near Tampa, Florida after being involved in a car accident. It is being reported that he had a heart attack while driving, which resulted in the crash. Savage was 58-years old.

Savage is best know for his days with WWE, headlining multiple Wrestlemania pay-per-views including Wrestlemania IV where he beat the "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase in the finals of a tournament for the vacant heavyweight title. With his manager and real-life wife, Miss Elizabeth at his side, Savage won wrestling fans over with an intense, high-flying in-ring style and a charismatic persona. His trademark sunglasses, long hair and flamboyant fashions also made the Macho Man stand out among his peers. His match with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat at Wrestlemania III is regarded as one of the greatest matches in professional wrestling history.

Savage went on to win more World Championship belts after moving to World Championship Wrestling in 1994. He remained with the company on a regular basis through 1999. Savage appeared very briefly with TNA Wrestling in 2004.

Savage found some success outside of wresting, most notably as the pitch man for Slim Jim. He also appeared such films as Spider-man and Bolt. Savage even tried his hand at rap music. The results weren't pretty.

"Macho Man" Randy Savage has appeared on many trading cards over the years. His first appearance was in O-Pee Chee Pro Wrestling Stars Series Two, released in 1985. Savage also has two certified autographs. The first, serial-numbered out of 500, was inserted in the 1994 Action Packed WWF set. Topps included a Savage autograph in WCW Nitro in 1999.

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Macho Man Randy Savage vs George Animal Steele 1990 WWF WWE Classic Card #12
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Macho Man Randy Savage vs George Animal Steele 1990 WWF WWE Classic Card #13
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Macho Man Randy Savage 1995 WCW Main Event Card #65
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Hulk Hogan vs Macho Man Randy Savage 1990 WWF WWE Classic Card #95
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Macho Man Randy Savage 1990 WWF WWE Classic Card #137
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WWF WWE Action-Packed 1994 24KT Gold Leaf Macho Man Randy Savage #3G BGS 8.5
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Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat - WWE WWF Wrestling 1999 4" x 6" Photo Card #6
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Bret Hart vs. Randy Savage - WCW NWO Wrestling Superstars 4" x 6" Photo Card #48

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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