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Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Accident
http://www.tmz.com/ ^ | May 20 2011 | TMZ staff

Posted on 05/20/2011 10:17:03 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45

Macho Man Randy Savage -- one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time -- died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ spoke with Randy's brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 9:25 AM ... and lost control of his vehicle.

Earlier this month, Savage celebrated his 1-year anniversary with his new wife Lynn.

Savage was 58.

Macho Man began wrestling in the WWF in 1985 and became a superstar with his trademark catchphrase "Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh."

UPDATE: Florida Highway Patrol tells TMZ ... Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median ... through oncoming traffic ... and "collided head-on with a tree."

Savage was transported to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries.

Savage's wife was a passenger in the vehicle during the collision -- but survived with "minor injuries." She was transported to a different local hospital where she was treated.

According to officials, Randy and Lynn were both wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Cops say alcohol was NOT a factor.

An investigation into the accident is underway.


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1 posted on 05/20/2011 10:17:07 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Oh yeah?

Sorry.

RIP Randy.


2 posted on 05/20/2011 10:18:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Para-Ord.45

58 is far too young - RIP Macho Man.


3 posted on 05/20/2011 10:18:40 AM PDT by Living Free in NH
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To: Para-Ord.45

Quite the character :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIaK3hEJiX0


4 posted on 05/20/2011 10:18:48 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Wow. Prayers to his new wife. Terrible story.


5 posted on 05/20/2011 10:19:17 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Para-Ord.45

6 posted on 05/20/2011 10:19:58 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Para-Ord.45

"I can snap a telephone pole! "-Randy Savage.

Well....looks like you snapped something else bud.

7 posted on 05/20/2011 10:20:50 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Para-Ord.45

Wow. Sorry to hear that. Tornados ravage the South, Obama turns his back on Israel, and the Macho Man dies. Not a good month.


8 posted on 05/20/2011 10:20:54 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
It's a sign.

The Rapture Has Begun


9 posted on 05/20/2011 10:21:35 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: Para-Ord.45
one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time --

ROFLMAO! Wrestling is entertainment, not a competitive sport. Just have muscles and a spiffy costume!

10 posted on 05/20/2011 10:21:53 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Para-Ord.45

Rest in peace Macho Man, and may you fly gracefully off the great turnbuckle in the sky.


11 posted on 05/20/2011 10:22:51 AM PDT by jpl
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To: All

One of my all time fave wrestlers.
He was actually a pretty good technical wrestler before he started the roids....


12 posted on 05/20/2011 10:24:26 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Para-Ord.45
If Randy Savage "was one of the greatest WRASTlers in the world, then this man is the GREATEST!:

LONG LIVE ANDY KAUFMAN! GREATEST WRASTLER IN THE WORLD!

13 posted on 05/20/2011 10:24:30 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Jeff Chandler
Only the beginning
14 posted on 05/20/2011 10:25:12 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Too many “Slim Jim’s”???


15 posted on 05/20/2011 10:25:43 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: Para-Ord.45

He was the guy in the cage fight scene in “Spiderman.”


16 posted on 05/20/2011 10:26:07 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: nhwingut

Jul 28, 2010

Hawking his action figure in 2010.

He always had a knack at injecting comedy into his tough guy routine that made him stand out :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mi2kH087E0


17 posted on 05/20/2011 10:26:07 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: stevie_d_64

He’s reunited with Miss Elizabeth.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 10:27:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DCBryan1
"Just have muscles and a spiffy costume!"

Well, I've got a spiffy costume ...


19 posted on 05/20/2011 10:27:29 AM PDT by BlueLancer (You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there.)
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To: DCBryan1
Wrestling is entertainment, not a competitive sport.

Fake? Fake? You think wrestling's fake? See ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrX9Ca7LSyQ

20 posted on 05/20/2011 10:30:16 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: DCBryan1

If you’re going to mock someone who just died in a traffic accident, go over to DU or Daily Kos. Jerk.


21 posted on 05/20/2011 10:30:56 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Courage is fear holding on a minute longer - George S. Patton)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Wow, feels like part of my childhood died since I was a big pro wrestling fan in the early/mid 90’s.


22 posted on 05/20/2011 10:31:58 AM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: DCBryan1
Randall Mario Poffo had nothing on Andy....the greatest wrestler of all time!

RIP RANDY AND ANDY!


23 posted on 05/20/2011 10:34:13 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Para-Ord.45
the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 9:25 AM

Sorry to hear this. Guess we're all getting older each day. Wonder what Elizabeth is doing these days.

24 posted on 05/20/2011 10:35:14 AM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy working out for ya?)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Oh, no... sorry to hear that.

One of the more memorable moments for me at the gym was the day I was working out and looked up and ten feet away was Randy Savage standing there quietly doing dumbbell curls. He was in town for some reason and got a 1-day guest pass to workout at the gym. He was a nice guy, quiet and reserved, not at all like his public persona (of course!). Very sad news. RIP.

25 posted on 05/20/2011 10:36:06 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: McGruff
Wonder what Elizabeth is doing these days.

Uhhh, she's no longer with us.

26 posted on 05/20/2011 10:37:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: McGruff

Miss Elizabeth passed on several years ago. So did Sensational Sherry who the Macho Man also had a relationship with.


27 posted on 05/20/2011 10:38:15 AM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: DCBryan1

Agreed. Too bad this guy died, but “Pro” wrestling is retarded. White trash polo.


28 posted on 05/20/2011 10:38:38 AM PDT by strider44
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To: McGruff

Elizabeth passed away a few years ago, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Elizabeth .


29 posted on 05/20/2011 10:38:54 AM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: strider44
White trash polo.

...snicker...never heard that before, and I'm in Arkansas.

30 posted on 05/20/2011 10:41:51 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Para-Ord.45

Oooooh Noooo!

Rest in peace, Macho Man. -/\-


31 posted on 05/20/2011 10:46:16 AM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work towards a succesful 2012!)
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To: ConservativeTeen
She died as a result of a drug and alcohol overdose in 2003 in the home she shared with Lex Luger

That's even sadder.

32 posted on 05/20/2011 10:46:54 AM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy working out for ya?)
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To: ConservativeTeen
Wow....burned hard and fast methinks:

"On May 1, 2003, in Marietta, Georgia, Lex Luger called 9-1-1 from his home and reported that Elizabeth was not breathing. She did not respond to mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and paramedics rushed her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Elizabeth was 42 years old.......a search of the residence revealed a number of illicit controlled substances, including anabolic steroids, OxyContin, synthetic growth hormone, testosterone, temazepam and alprazolam.

Feeling that the lifestyle and being a part of that industry had taken her daughter from her, Elizabeth's mother pointedly banned anyone from the wrestling industry from attending her funeral, which was held in Kentucky."

33 posted on 05/20/2011 10:47:06 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: I_Like_Spam

Who would have thought George “The Animal” Steele would outlive both Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth...


34 posted on 05/20/2011 10:50:21 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MNlurker

Wow!


35 posted on 05/20/2011 10:52:09 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Para-Ord.45

A friend was working in a hotel years ago and a number of the wrestlers were staying there one weekend. He was alone in the elevator when Savage got in, calm and normal. He recognized him (obviously) and said “Hey Macho Man. What’s up?” Savage immediately got into character and said “Goin’ down to the pool, gonna git me a tan. Oooohhh Yeaaaahhhhh!”

My friend said all of the wrestlers he met were great guys, but Macho Man was the best.


36 posted on 05/20/2011 10:52:55 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Knew how to do it :

” YOUR MUSTACHE IS CROOKED !!! “

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL_1xkPIEaQ


37 posted on 05/20/2011 10:54:50 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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38 posted on 05/20/2011 10:55:30 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Dang... one of the greats. Loved Ms. Elizabeth!


39 posted on 05/20/2011 10:55:50 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Sad. Steroids take their toll.


40 posted on 05/20/2011 10:58:46 AM PDT by TheGeezer
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To: stevie_d_64

Winner!


41 posted on 05/20/2011 11:00:56 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ ("Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." A. C. Clarke)
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WRASSLIN' PING LIST

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42 posted on 05/20/2011 11:19:07 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: stevie_d_64
LONG LIVE ANDY KAUFMAN! GREATEST WRASTLER IN THE WORLD!

make that "LONG LIVE ANDY KAUFMAN! GREATEST WOMEN'S WRASTLER IN THE WORLD!

43 posted on 05/20/2011 11:24:36 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (r e p e n t o r b e s a d)
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To: DCBryan1

Very conservative as well.


44 posted on 05/20/2011 11:25:45 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: TheGeezer

My thoughts when I read this too...


45 posted on 05/20/2011 11:35:16 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Para-Ord.45

Used to watch him and his brother “Leaping Lanny” Poffo wrestle on TV when I was a kid. Sorry to hear he passed at such a relatively young age.


46 posted on 05/20/2011 11:56:19 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: nhwingut

RIP.

Did he use Just for Men...??


47 posted on 05/20/2011 12:15:48 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Best Cook on Free Republic! ;-))
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To: DCBryan1
One of my all-time favorites. He also had a 25 year career as a high school football coach.

R.I.P. Randy Savage.

48 posted on 05/20/2011 12:32:16 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: Para-Ord.45; Eaker

Damn sorry to hear this. I always liked Macho Man Randy.


49 posted on 05/20/2011 12:38:28 PM PDT by TheMom (I wish mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

I would have thought Scott “Razor Ramon” Hall would have been next. RIP Macho Man...he was the first heel (bad guy) I ever saw the fans take to...


50 posted on 05/20/2011 12:52:01 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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