Randy Savage Tag

In addition to his world famous exploits inside the squared circle, “Macho Man” Randy Savage was also well known as a celebrity spokesman for the beef jerky line Slim Jim throughout the 1990s. Through his promotional efforts, he helped make Slim Jim one of the most popular snack foods in the world. “Snap into a Slim Jim, oooooh yeah!” became a popular catchphrase from his commercials. Following the tragic passing of Savage Friday morning due to an automobile accident in Seminole, Florida, ConAgra Foods, Inc., parent company of Slim Jim,Read More
There are conflicting reports on whether WWE will honor Randy Savage next week on television following his tragic passing this morning in Seminole, Florida. PWInsider.com reports that the production team was ordered to work on a video piece honoring the wrestling legend for inclusion on next week’s television programming. F4WOnline.com noted shortly after news of his passing broke that the organization would pay tribute to him in some form at this Sunday’s Over the Limit pay-per-view event in Seattle, Washington. However, they now say that no tribute is planned forRead More
– The first official episode of iMPACT Wrestling scored a 1.17 cable rating, with 1,714,000 viewers. Last week’s “Night of Reveals” themed episode scored a 1.26 cable rating. — Christian radio host Harold Camping predicts that a Rapture will take place on May 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. local time (the rapture will sweep the globe time zone by time zone) and that the end of the world as we know it will take place five months later on October 21, 2011. TNA Knockout Tag Team Champion Rosita commented onRead More
Terry Taylor, TNA Wrestling’s Director of Talent Relations, has resigned from his post with the organization. TNA published the following statement on the company website: “Terry Taylor, TNA Director of Talent Relations, has decided to leave TNA effective May 31, 2011. TNA is grateful for Terry’s contributions to TNA’s growth and wishes him success in his future endeavors.” Dean Broadhead will oversee contractual matters while former WWE executive Bruce Prichard will handle Taylor’s remaining duties. Taylor had been with TNA since 2003 in a management role and served as headRead More

Posted On May 20, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Autopsy Scheduled For “Macho Man” Randy Savage

TMZ.com reports that an autopsy will be performed on the body of Randy Savage tomorrow. His remains will be transported to the Pinellas County Medical Examiner’s Office later today where doctors are scheduled to perform an autopsy. The wrestling legend died this morning in Largo, Florida after a head-on collision with a tree. Lanny Poffo, his brother, says the accident occurred after Savage suffered a heart attack while driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler. He was 58 years old.Read 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

Posted On May 20, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Randy Savage Dead At Age 58

TMZ.com is reporting that WWE legend “Macho Man” Randy Savage has died after suffering a heart attack while driving. TMZ spoke with Randy’s brother, Lanny “The Genius” Poffo, who told TMZ that Savage suffered a heart attack while driving at 10am in Tampa Florida this morning, lost control of his vehicle and crashed. Randy Savage was 58. According to the Florida Highway patroll, Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median, into oncoming traffic and “collided head-on with a tree.” Savage was taken toRead More

Posted On April 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Hogan Wants Savage In TNA, Knockouts Appearing At Hooters

– Mickie James is scheduled for an autograph signing today from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Columbia Chevrolet 9750 Montgomery Rd, Montgomery, Ohio 45242. Call 513-891-7200 for more information. — Samoa Joe, Tara and SoCal Val are scheduled for an autograph signing today from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Hooters/Beer Sellar 301 Roverboat Row #1, Newport, Kentucky 41071. Call 859-431-6969 for more information. — On Twitter, Hulk Hogan has been asked about bringing Randy Savage to TNA Wrestling. The Hulkster said he would if he could. He wrote, “About bringingRead More

Posted On March 28, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock News, WrestleMania 27 Main Event, Randy Savage

– The main selling point for tonight’s episode of WWE RAW from Chicago is a live in-person appearance from WM27 guest host The Rock. The Rock arrived in Chicago last night and stayed at the same hotel as the rest of the WWE crew. The Rock was approached by several WWE fans at the hotel and was said to be very “approachable” – taking pictures and talking to people who came up to him. — During a recent interview with The Wrestling Minute radio show, former WWE wrestler/manager “The Genuis”Read More

Posted On March 1, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

TNA Personality Denies Writing Harsh Message To Fan

A fan from the United Kingdom is claiming that TNA Wrestling personality Jeremy Borash sent a harsh private message to him yesterday on Twitter after responding to a public tweet he sent out. Hyping a TNA Wrestling promotional event in the UK, Borash wrote yesterday morning, “United Kingdom TNA fans … HUGE news coming in the next 24hrs. Stay tuned.” The fan, Ian Gregory, replied minutes later, “hope your put the UK fans out of their misery and take this **** off the air over here @TNADixie.” Approximately an hourRead More
– Randy Orton was interviewed last month at the Santa Barbara Film Festival to discuss his role in the upcoming WWE Studios film That’s What I Am. “The Viper” discusses the movie’s plot as well as the differences between acting in WWE and in film. He also states that he would like to further his acting career. The video interview is available here. The film is scheduled for a brief theatrical run Wrestlemania weekend before its released on video May 10. — Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia is workingRead More

Posted On February 28, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

The Miz & WWE Diva To Appear In Movie, Vickie Guerrero Update

– IMDB.com lists WWE performers Mike Mizanin (a/k/a The Miz) and Layla El (a/k/a Layla) as cast members of the upcoming movie Stainless Steel. The synopsis of the film reads: “Former underground out-law, John Steel is hired from the CIA to bring down 4 members of a silent corrupt group within the FBI.” The movie also stars Cam Gigandet, Mia Wasikowska, Paddy Considine and Tamzin Merchant. It is scheduled for release in 2012. — After losing a Mixed Tag Team Match against ex-husband Edge on SmackDown, Vickie Guerrero was firedRead More

Posted On February 28, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Bret Hart Launches Account On Twitter, Where’s Randy Savage?

– Bret Hart has launched an account on Twitter. — Alberto Del Rio is featured on the cover of the 200th issue of Power Slam. — FunnyOrDie.com has posted a feature on Randy Savage entitled “Where’s Randy Savage?” The synopsis reads: “Recently discovered photographic evidence of the secret history of the Macho Man Randy Savage can be found at http://wheresrandysavage.tumblr.com and http://www.facebook.com/WheresRandySavage. *PHOTO* of Randy Savage taken on Saturday ->Read More

Posted On February 27, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Ex-Diva To Make First Appearance In 10 Years, Savage Spotted

– Former WWE talent Teri “Tori” Poch is advertised to make her first wrestling related appearance since parting ways with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2001 at “Legends of the Ring 12″ on Saturday, May 12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Monroe New Jersey. Visit www.legendsofthering.com for more information. According to the WWE Encyclopedia, Poch became a Yogini following her departure from the organization. — Original Four Horsemen member Ole Anderson, 68, suffered a broken arm and several cracked ribs during a recent fall to the ground. — “Macho Man”Read More

Posted On February 7, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

WrestleMania 27 Card, WWE’s Gorgeous George DVD, More

- Devin sent the following: One Pro Wrestling has booked Kevin Nash for their May 28th show which will also feature Sean Waltman. The show will take place from the Deeside Leisure Center in Queensferry in the United Kingdom. – WWE has began posting biographies of the WWE All Stars game roster on the website. The first two are The Rock and Randy Savage. – WWE’s DVD on Hall of Famer Gorgeous George is currently scheduled to be released on June 7th. – Vince McMahon reportedly signed off on theRead More
– Prior to the match pitting Mark Henry and The Great Khali against Jimmy and Jey Uso on Raw, The brand’s General Manager switched the bout to a dance-off. The World’s Strongest Man and The Punjabi Playboy notched the victory with their unorthodox dance moves. Former WWE star Rikishi, father of the Uso brothers, took to Twitter to express his unhappiness for the angle. “My thoughts on my sons’ dance off? Didn’t really need it,” he wrote. “Creative Team WTF!! Its not that hard to figure in talent.” He added,Read More
– Millennium Wrestling Federation is promoting Awesome Kong’s appearance for this Saturday’s event at Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA as her farewell appearance for the promotion before she heads to World Wrestling Entertainment. She will be accompanied to the ring by the father of WWE Superstar John Cena, John Cena, Sr., for her match against J-Busta. Other talent advertised for the show include WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan, Abyss, Paul Bearer, Jay Lethal, and Matt “Doink the Clown” Borne. Visit BostonWrestling.com for more information. — Randy Savage attended lastRead More

Posted On November 26, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Heenan Reportedly In Poor Health, WWE Alumni Update, More

– The WWE website has added Jake “The Snake” Roberts and The Gobbledy Gooker to its Alumni section. Of talent released last Friday, Jillian and Tiffany were added to the page. — There was much second-guessing among those in WWE regarding the content of pay-per-view events compared to television programming. — Bobby Heenan is reportedly in very poor health at a Florida hospital. Lanny Poffo, brother of Randy Savage, said on the Who’s Slamming Who podcast this week that he heard from a friend that the WWE Hall of FamerRead More