Recent searches (0)
Randy Savage was an American professional wrestler and baseball player.
He was born on November 15, 1952, in Columbus, Ohio, US, and died on May 20, 2011, in Florida, U.S. His birth name was Randall Mario Poffo, although he was commonly known by the nickname 'Macho Man' Randy Savage.
Savage is best known for his time in The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Read on for fascinating information about this American professional wrestler and baseball player, Randy Savage, his family, and his net worth!
Randy Savage had a net worth of $8 million at the time of his death. He was a world champion wrestler for the World Wrestling Federation and World Champion Wrestling. He gained 29 victories throughout his wrestling career.
He earned a significant amount of money, but the exact figure of his annual income is unknown.
Randy Savage had quite an impressive and attractive physique. He was about 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.
Randy Savage died at the age of 59.
Randy Savage or Randall Mario Poffo was born on November 15, 1952, in Columbus, Ohio. He was the son of Judy Poffo and Angelo Poffo, a professional wrestler. Along with his younger brother and professional wrestler Lanny Poffo, he grew up in Zanesville, Ohio.
Downers Grove North High School in the Chicago neighborhood of Downers Grove, Illinois, is where Randy Savage obtained his diploma. He later relocated to Staten Island, New York, and then spent many years living in Lexington, Kentucky. He attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
After reading a Reader's Digest story claiming that the name will become 'The Next Hot Term', his mom gave him the nickname 'Macho Man'.
Randy Savage was married to Barbara Lynn Payne in the latter part of his life. His first marriage was back in 1984, when Randy wed Elizabeth Hulette, a fellow professional wrestler famed for her ring moniker Miss Elizabeth. However, in 1992, they parted ways.
In 2010, he married his high school girlfriend, Barbara Lynn Payne. Randy Savage, though, had a heart problem the year after, while traveling with Lynn Payne in Florida. He lost consciousness while driving and hit a tree. And this incident was regarded as a turning point in his healthy life, later he succumbed to death due to the same.
Before changing to his father's career in the ’70s, Randy Savage had a professional baseball career. His stage name, Macho Man, made him famous in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. The St. Louis Cardinals organization hired him as a catcher out of high school.
To further his career, Randy was assigned to the minor levels, where he mainly played as an outfielder in the Cardinals' and Cincinnati Reds' farm systems. When he started playing for a junior league team at the age of 18, an accident at center field resulted in an injury to his right throwing arm, so he had to train to pitch using his left arm. With the Tampa Tarpons, Randy played his final season in 1974. In four minor league periods totaling 289 matches, he batted 254 with 16 runs scored and 129 RBIs.
With the help of his father, Savage set up the 'Outlaw' International Championship Wrestling (ICW) offer in the mid-American regions. ICW eventually failed, and Randy and Lanny joined Jerry Lawler's Continental Wrestling Association and debuted in Memphis. Savage and Lawler engaged in conflict over the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. In 1984, he adopted the pro wrestler appearance and joined forces with Lawler to oppose Jimmy Hart and the First Family.
In 1985, Randy Savage joined Vince McMahon. He was described as 'The Top Free Agent In Pro Wrestling', and his earliest appearances on Tuesday Night Titans included some seasoned leaders, like Kimmy Hart, Mr. Fuji, Johnny Valiant, and 'Classy' Freddie Blassie. In the end, he turned down their proposals and chose Miss Elizabeth to be his new manager.
During his WWF career, Savage also triumphed in three qualified matches against Hulk Hogan, his former tag teammate, and current WWF World Heavyweight Champion: the first one was at Spectrum in Philadelphia and the others at Madison Square Garden. He also won a bout against Steele at WrestleMania II to keep the Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.
Introduced as the main foil to renowned hero Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage exhibited his title abilities by guaranteeing the Intercontinental title in late 1985 and holding the belt until a legendary misfortune to Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat at Wrestlemania III in 1987. Thereafter, he ended his wrestling career on December 5, 2004.
Randy had received a lot of awards. He had won the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship at the Boston Garden (1985–1987) in a fight on NESN's WWF in 1986, then at Wrestlemania IV, he became the WWE Champion (1989–1991).
Randy Savage won the 1995 WCW World War 3 and the 1987 WWF King of the Ring titles. Throughout his professional life, he was the main attraction on numerous pay-per-view occasions, including 1995 Starrcade, WrestleManias IV, V, and VIII, and four of the first five SummerSlam performances. When the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame was established in 1996, he was honored there. In 2015, the WWE Hall of Fame enlisted him posthumously.
Randy Savage had a passion for singing. He collaborated with Big3 Records and released his debut album, 'Be A Man (2003)'.
We would love your help! If you have a photo of Randy Savage, either of them alone or a selfie that you would be happy to share, please send it to [email protected].
If you have knowledge or information that you think would help us improve this article, please contact us.
Read The Disclaimer
Kidadl is independent and to make our service free to you the reader we are supported by advertising.
We hope you love our recommendations for products and services! What we suggest is selected independently by the Kidadl team. If you purchase using the buy now button we may earn a small commission. This does not influence our choices. Please note: prices are correct and items are available at the time the article was published.
Kidadl has a number of affiliate partners that we work with including Amazon. Please note that Kidadl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.
We also link to other websites, but are not responsible for their content.
Remember that you can always manage your preferences or unsubscribe through the link at the foot of each newsletter.