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Pro Wrestler Randy 'Macho Man' Savage Dies in Car Accident, Report Says
foxnews.com ^ | May 20, 2011

Posted on 05/20/2011 10:33:16 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Pro wrestling superstar Randy "Macho Man" savage died after having a heart attack while driving his Jeep Wrangler, TMZ reports.

The accident happened in Tampa Bay, Fla. according to Savage's brother, Lanny Poffo.

He told TMZ the accident happened Friday morning when Savage lost control of his vehicle.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: machoman; wrestling; wwf

1 posted on 05/20/2011 10:33:21 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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2 posted on 05/20/2011 10:35:17 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: ilovesarah2012

One of the guys from back in the day when TV wrestling wasn’t just soft-core pron.

A horrible way to go.


3 posted on 05/20/2011 10:36:45 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

First Miss Elizabeth, now Randy.


4 posted on 05/20/2011 10:36:53 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: ilovesarah2012

That sucks.

I still have my official WWF Randy Savage sunglasses packed away somewhere. Gonna dig ‘em out and put ‘em on and go around saying, “Oh, yeah!” the rest of the day.

Don’t worry. People already know I’m strange.


5 posted on 05/20/2011 10:37:43 AM PDT by JustCallMeFrank
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To: ilovesarah2012

See Also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2722701/posts


6 posted on 05/20/2011 10:37:52 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: VanDeKoik

Hopefully Saint Peter has a huge stack of Slim Jims for him.


7 posted on 05/20/2011 10:38:12 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I hate to hear about Randy Poffo’s untimely passing. His schtick as the “Mach Man: was absolutely great! May his family find peace through this.


8 posted on 05/20/2011 10:39:11 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: South40

May he RIP.....

I love the shirt.


9 posted on 05/20/2011 10:39:14 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

>> First Miss Elizabeth, now Randy.

Miss Elizabeth dieded? Aw, man, she used to be a real cutie.


10 posted on 05/20/2011 10:39:22 AM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: ilovesarah2012

RIP Macho Man.


11 posted on 05/20/2011 10:39:35 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Maybe Slim Jims aren’t so good for the ticker.


12 posted on 05/20/2011 10:39:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mike-o-Matic

2003, drug overdose.


13 posted on 05/20/2011 10:40:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ilovesarah2012

He was the greatest intercontinental champion of all time.


14 posted on 05/20/2011 10:40:28 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: Mike-o-Matic

Living with Lex Lugar when she did


15 posted on 05/20/2011 10:41:00 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: Gator113
I love the shirt.

So do I. It's exactly the type of shirts I wear on a daily basis.

16 posted on 05/20/2011 10:43:04 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: Mike-o-Matic

Bummer, she OD’ed in 2003.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Elizabeth

RIP Randy, RIP Miss Elizabeth. Thanks for all the LOLs and entertainment.


17 posted on 05/20/2011 10:45:06 AM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: VanDeKoik

Sad


18 posted on 05/20/2011 10:47:27 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: Mike-o-Matic
Miss Elizabeth dieded? Aw, man, she used to be a real cutie.

Of a drug overdose several years ago at the home of Lex Luger. Luger, fortunately, seems to have gotten his life in order.

19 posted on 05/20/2011 10:47:51 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Mike-o-Matic
IIRC, allegedly of a drug OD in the hotel room of Lex Luger.
20 posted on 05/20/2011 10:48:14 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Ooooohhhh nooooooooooo!

Seriously though, I loved Macho Man. I remember sneaking upstairs to watch wrestling with my grandparents every Saturday, Macho Man was one of my favorite wrestlers. I don’t watch it any more but it used to be very funny back in the day.


21 posted on 05/20/2011 10:48:50 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

RIP to Mr. Savage (Randy Mario Poffo).


22 posted on 05/20/2011 10:49:09 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: South40
From the Home town I send a OOOOOH YEEEEEAH!

R.I.P

23 posted on 05/20/2011 10:49:43 AM PDT by Why So Serious
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To: RINOs suck; dfwgator; AppyPappy

Thanks for the replies... I was researching while you were posting. I shoulda been lazy for a few minutes instead :-)


24 posted on 05/20/2011 10:50:25 AM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: Why So Serious
Actually, the first thought I has was OOOOOOH NOOOOOOO!

Gray hair or not, he was still quite an imposing figure.

25 posted on 05/20/2011 10:51:33 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: erod

I remember watching him with my brother many years ago. Sad.


26 posted on 05/20/2011 10:51:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

One of the greats. Never out of character - not for a moment.


27 posted on 05/20/2011 11:00:32 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Mike-o-Matic

Not a good way to go out, from Wikipedia:

Despite being let go by WCW, Elizabeth and Luger stayed together as a couple. Friends of Elizabeth said the two were planning on getting married sometime in 2003. After her departure from wrestling, Hulette began working the front desk at Main Event Fitness in Marietta, Georgia, a gym that Luger had owned for years after he and Steve Borden opened it during their wrestling heyday.

Elizabeth was advertised to make her first wrestling appearance since her departure from WCW during the World Wrestling All-Stars tour of Europe in November 2002 and December 2002 alongside Luger.[11] She accompanied Luger on the tour overseas, but didn’t appear on a single show.[12][13] Elizabeth never made another wrestling appearance after her release from WCW. Luger ended up winning and losing the WWA World Heavyweight Championship in matches with Sting during the tour.[13]

On April 19, 2003, Elizabeth was involved in a domestic dispute with Luger, who allegedly struck her in the garage of their townhouse in Marietta, Georgia. Cobb County police found Elizabeth with two bruised eyes, a bump on her head, and a cut lip. Luger was charged with a misdemeanor count of battery and released on $2,500 bond. Two days later on April 21, Luger was arrested for driving under the influence after rear-ending another car while driving his Porsche. According to the report on the arrest, Luger had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes and could not locate his driver’s license. Luger had a 9-mm handgun in the car. Elizabeth was a passenger in the vehicle, and was sent home in a taxicab. Luger was also driving with a suspended license for not appearing in court on March 5, 2003, for a hearing on a previous offense (driving with expired tags and having no proof of insurance).[14]

[edit] DeathOn May 1, 2003, in Marietta, Georgia, 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. Luger’s phone call was later aired on an episode of WWE Confidential. Luger was arrested later that day after a search of the residence revealed a number of illicit controlled substances, including anabolic steroids, OxyContin, synthetic growth hormone, testosterone, temazepam and alprazolam. He was charged with 14 drug possession counts, 13 of them felonies. Luger pled guilty to the charges on February 3, 2005. He was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 5 years probation.[15]

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. Elizabeth was buried beside her grandparents.


28 posted on 05/20/2011 11:00:46 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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May he rest in peace and prayers for his family and close friends through their terrible sadness.


29 posted on 05/20/2011 11:01:33 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Voted for BHO to prove you're not racist? Vote for anyone else in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot)
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To: South40

I wear them often myself. Nothing is more comfortable.

LOL... I even wear them during the winter...folks think I am nuts, but that’s fine with me. ;>)

I need a black one just like the one in the pic.


30 posted on 05/20/2011 11:12:25 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: VanDeKoik
There's quite a list of former wrestlers who came to an untimely end. Also a few champion body builders. Anything in excess is probably a really bad idea, think?

BTW, he looks a bit like Sean Connery, ON STEROIDS, of course.

31 posted on 05/20/2011 11:14:29 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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There's quite a list of former wrestlers who came to an untimely end.

The Von Erich family immediately comes to mind.

32 posted on 05/20/2011 11:16:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I wear them in winter also. But then, I live in San Diego.

I've had family visit from Maryland. They couldn't believe I wore short sleeved shirts, shorts and flip-flops in winter. They soon realized, however, that the heavy coats and other winter wear they packed was unnecessary. So it was off to the beach and/or mall where they purchased similar attire.

California does have it strong points though they are by far outweighed by the negatives.

33 posted on 05/20/2011 11:17:19 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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I do envy your weather.


34 posted on 05/20/2011 11:28:35 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: South40
One of the greats. A very storied athletic career. And one hell of a beard.

In Pace Requiescat Randy.

35 posted on 05/20/2011 11:44:54 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A "Moderate Muslim"? Nothing more than a Muslim Extremist who has run out of ammo.)
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I even wear them during the winter...folks think I am nuts, but that’s fine with me.

Me too. Rain or shine or snow, I wear Hawaiian shirts every Friday to work. My manager loves it (He says, "Love that sunshine attitude man!") so anyone else can kiss me arse.

36 posted on 05/20/2011 11:50:29 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (A "Moderate Muslim"? Nothing more than a Muslim Extremist who has run out of ammo.)
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To: JustCallMeFrank

“I still have my official WWF Randy Savage sunglasses packed away somewhere. Gonna dig ‘em out and put ‘em on and go around saying, “Oh, yeah!” the rest of the day.”

Just don’t do the driving elbow drop on anyone. LOL.

I recall taking my kids to see him. Always a great show. RIP Macho Man.


37 posted on 05/20/2011 11:57:14 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Mike-o-Matic

Wow! I remember back in the late ‘80’s or ‘90’s (don’t remember) I was in Continental First Class from San Fran to Newark, connecting in Denver. In Denver, a plane full of WWF guys got on, Randy and Miss Elizabeth in First Class. Two *-American-Princesses were getting catty under their breath towards Elizabeth and when she started to engage them, Randy in his deep voice said ‘Ok, everyone, let’s just settle down here!’. I just minded my own business while I watched two worlds almost collide.


38 posted on 05/20/2011 12:06:34 PM PDT by time4good
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We should start a club. LOL


39 posted on 05/20/2011 12:24:52 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

A little known fact about Randy: He was a minor league catcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization in the 1970’s.


40 posted on 05/20/2011 12:29:09 PM PDT by shortstop (Win one for the Gipper.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
There was a pro-wrestler back in the 60s named Angelo Poffo. He was a 'bad guy'. Wonder if they're related.
41 posted on 05/20/2011 12:55:12 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: WOBBLY BOB

What do you mean Miss Elizabeth? Did she pass away too?


42 posted on 05/20/2011 1:07:36 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: dfwgator

Neither are steroids


43 posted on 05/20/2011 1:07:44 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: AppyPappy

Weren’t she and Macho Man involved at one point?


44 posted on 05/20/2011 1:10:42 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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Husband and wife


45 posted on 05/20/2011 1:11:48 PM 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: ilovesarah2012; Gator113; All
Savage was married on May 10, 2010.

Sadly, he would be dead just 1 year, 10 days later.


46 posted on 05/20/2011 2:20:25 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Macho Man being interviewed by Mean Gene Okurland.


47 posted on 05/20/2011 4:10:35 PM PDT by Gamecock (It's not eat drink and be merry because tommow we die, but rather because yesterday we were dead.)
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To: Ken H
There was a pro-wrestler back in the 60s named Angelo Poffo. He was a 'bad guy'. Wonder if they're related.

Angelo was his dad.

48 posted on 05/21/2011 8:34:54 AM PDT by jmc813
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