Macho Man Tag

Legendary wrestling broadcaster “Mean” Gene Okerlund joined Inside The Ropes this past Thursday and divulged that the late Randy Savage declined WWE’s multiple invitations to join their Hall of Fame. When asked why the “Macho Man” isn’t in the Hall, he responded, “Are you telling me that the WWE hadn’t made an overture to Randy about being in the Hall of Fame? That’s BS. They asked him many times and he declined. For whatever reason, that’s what I’m still trying to figure out.” Okerlund also gave his thoughts on Savage’sRead More
The Score’s Arda Ocal sits down with Bret “The Hitman” Hart in the final part of his three part interview. Bret touches on Lex Luger, his opportunity to carry “the ball” for WWE and his role as the champion of the company in the 1990’s. http://youtu.be/v7CzHzUynOs Highlights: On Ratings after dropping the title to Michaels at Wrestlemania XII and Steve Austin: “At the time, ratings plummeted after I dropped the belt to Shawn at Wrestlemania XII. They started losing the ratings to WCW. Shawn did not fill the void likeRead More

Posted On March 29, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Cody Rhodes Speaks On His Favorite WrestleMania Moment

L.A. Times is featuring an interview with current Intercontinental Champion, Cody Rhodes. On the topic of which past moment at WrestleMania was his favorite he responded with the following.   “I’m going to pick a moment that I know nobody else would pick: ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage’s retirement match vs. the Ultimate Warrior. It wasn’t the match that was great, but Macho Man’s reuniting with Miss Elizabeth afterward. It was such a great moment and people in the stands were actually crying.”   Also in the interview Rhodes said thatRead More

Posted On March 25, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

CM Punk Speaks On Randy Savage, Support Of Wrestling Legends

- WWE Champion CM Punk spoke with InkedMag.com this week. Here are some highlights: You seem to be cognizant of wrestling history. For example, after Macho Man Randy Savage’s death, you wore tights designed like his and performed his elbow drop. Why is the past so important to you? Like they say, if you don’t remember the past you’re doomed to repeat it. Not that repeating pro wrestling’s past would be such a horrible thing; there were certain aspects that were a lot cooler back then. When I was aRead More
Four new chapters from former Barbaric Wrestling Radio host Brett Buchanan’s The Genesis of TNA free e-book have been released on BarbaricWrestling.com and TNAbook.net. The new chapters are about Randy Savage’s infamous brief TNA run, Dusty Rhodes, Monty Brown, and Chris Candido’s death. You can find all 14 chapters that have been released thus far simply by entering ‘The Genesis of TNA’ section on BarbaricWrestling.com. New chapters are released every Monday, and there are still 12 to go. Also check out some free shoot interviews with many wrestlers and MMARead More

Posted On January 28, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Hogan Trashes Warrior Again, Clarifies Bobby Roode Comments

Hulk Hogan recently spoke to Examiner.com in an attempt to clarify his controversial comments about Bobby Roode “not being ready” to hold the TNA World title, days before Roode was set to headline TNA’s biggest PPV of the year, Bound For Glory. Hogan said that he didn’t think Roode had what was needed as a babyface and needed to go heel to get that extra edge: “It was my opinion, and it was a simple gut feeling to do what was best for the company I was sitting watching Roode’sRead More

Posted On July 13, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Mentioned by Yankees Star During MLB All-Star Game

Thanks to RD for sending this in: I was watching the MLB All Star Game and I noticed that during Curtis Grandersons at bat, they were talking about how he’s a wrestling fan. They even showed clips of some of his favorite stars (such as Macho Man, The Undertaker and Booker T). Found it interesting that out of everything to mention about Granderson, they focused on him loving WWE. They didn’t mention anything about his appearance in TNA though.Read More

Posted On June 8, 2011By Owen PattersonIn Indy News, News

Randy Savage Memorial Show In Canada This September

Great North Wrestling is honored to present the official “Macho Man Randy Savage Memorial Show” on Saturday, September 3rd, at the Robert Hartley Arena in Hawkesbury, Ontario (half way between Ottawa and Montreal). The main event will be Macho Man’s brother “The Genius” Lanny Poffo vs. WWE Hall of Famer Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. Former TNA star “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, The Apocalyptic Nightmare “Hannibal”Jeremy Prophet, Carl Leduc and many other GNW stars will also be on hand to pay tribute to one of the greatest superstars of all timeRead More
– A Nitro Girls reunion is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 at Signamania VII at The Bucks County Technical High School in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. Chae, Fyre, Spice and Tygress are scheduled to appear at the event. Visit Signamania.com for more information. — On Tuesday night’s episode of Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, host Daniel Tosh said, “We’ll miss you Macho Man” during a monologue. Tosh is a self-professed wrestling fan and has had wrestling personalities on his show this year. — Following Ultimate Warrior’s recent video announcement in which heRead More

Posted On May 24, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

ESPN’s Bill Simmons Reflects On Randy Savage & Wrestling

ESPN.com’s Bill Simmons has a new article online looking at the career of “Macho Man” Randy Savage: “Nobody — repeat, nobody — was more fun to imitate. Savage said everything in quick bursts, with his voice dropping low, then turning loud, then low, then loud, and any time he couldn’t figure out how to end a point, he just screamed, “Ooooohhhhhhhhh yeah!” He used “ooooohhhh yeah!” as a noun, verb and adjective. It never stopped being funny. I could never decide whether the Macho Man was in on the joke.Read More

Posted On May 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former Writer Rips WWE Over Randy Savage Tribute Video

Former WWE creative writer Chris DeJoseph (a/k/a Big Dick Johnson), who worked alongside Vince McMahon from 2005 through 2010, ripped his former employer over last night’s Randy Savage tribute video on Raw. He feels it’s hypocritical that WWE would sing the Macho Man’s praises after he had been ostracized from the organization during the final years of his life. Pointing the finger of blame to Vince McMahon, DeJoseph wrote on Twitter, “Vince is steaming watching this Macho Man package. “Only in death Macho Man was allowed back on WWE TV.Read More

Posted On May 24, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Honors Randy Savage On Raw, CM Punk Pays Tribute

WWE paid tribute to the late Randy Savage on Raw with an “In Memory of” graphic at the beginning of the show and a video package showcasing his career prior to the evening’s main event. The package highlighted his legendary match with Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat at WrestleMania III, on-screen relationship with Miss Elizabeth, trademark mannerisms and other career milestones. Prior to the airing of the video, Jerry Lawler said of the wrestling legend, “Savage will always be a Hall of Famer, no matter what.” CM Punk punctuated the SavageRead More

Posted On May 24, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

What Happened After Raw Went Off-Air; Live News & Notes

WWE Raw TV live report May 23, 2011 Portland, Ore. Report by Joe Neal, PWTorch reader After Raw went off the air, The Miz came out and called out Alex Riley. No response. John Cena said the GM was done with him on the Raw tv show, and by his watch, the Raw TV show is over. Cena said, “So, as much as Portland hates to hear you talk, how about saying those two words again, not I’m awesome, but I Quit.” Cena then gave Miz an Attitude Adjustment. MysterioRead More
- On this day back in 1999, Owen Hart passed away after a tragic accident at WWE’s Over the Edge pay-per-view. – Mason Ryan will be signing autographs at the FCW show on June 3rd at the Largo Minnreg Hall in Largo, Florida and on June 4th at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds in Port Charlotte, Florida. – In addition to doing the Macho Man style elbow drop at last night’s WWE Over the Limit pay-per-view, several readers who were in attendance sent word that CM Punk had Randy Savage’s nameRead More

Posted On May 23, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

TMZ: Macho Man To Be With Beloved Dog For Eternity

The following is from TMZ.com: Randy “Macho Man” Savage will be cremated and his ashes co-mingled with the ashes of his loyal pooch, Hercules. Savage’s brother, Lanny Poffo, tells TMZ … the dog’s ashes were spread around Randy’s favorite tree several years ago, and after Randy is cremated his ashes will be strewn there as well. Lanny tells us Randy would always say, “If it’s good enough for Herc, it’s good enough for me!” And … although the Macho Man was one of the most beloved wrestlers of all time,Read More

Posted On May 22, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Randy Savage’s Autopsy Completed – Details

Thanks to TMZ.com for the following: The autopsy of wrestling legend Randy “Macho Man” Savage did not yield an exact cause of death … sources tell TMZ. Sources tell us the autopsy was completed yesterday and the cause of death is still “pending.” We’re told the ME did not notice any “extensive trauma” to his body. According to our sources, it might take anywhere from 4-6 weeks for toxicology results to be completed. As TMZ first reported, Savage (real name Randy Poffo) died in a car accident on Friday whenRead More

Posted On May 21, 2011By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: You Will Be Missed

This article was very difficult for me to write, and if it seems like the rambling of a lost fan, well it is. Its so hard to put into words the impact a guy like Macho Man Randy Savage had on us as fans. So, this isn’t a column that will even attempt to encompass his career, but more of my personal feelings of a legend who passed before his time. Nacho Man Randy Sandwich, that’s what a four-year-old future-wrestling genius would call his favorite wrestler. I was so littleRead More

Posted On May 20, 2011By Steven PachecoIn Columns

One Count Kickout – Macho Madness Lives Forever

This was not the column I had planned to write today, nor a column that had ever entered my mind that I’d have to be writing.  It is with great sadness and a broken heart that I am forced to discuss the passing of one of the all time legends, one of the giants of the industry without whom wrestling would never have been the same.  Unfortunately this is not the first, but rather one of the bigger marquee names added to a long list of wrestlers who have leftRead More