Randy Savage

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Randall Mario Poffo
  • Birth Place: Columbus, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/15/1952, Scorpio
  • Date of Death: 05/20/2011
  • Profession: Professional wrestler; actor
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Randy Savage Fast Facts:
  • Father Angelo Poffo was a professional wrestler in the 1950s and '60s.
  • Had a brief career as an outfielder in minor-league baseball until an injury to his throwing arm forced him to give up the sport.
  • Began wrestling under the name Randy Savage at the urging of wrestling promoter Ole Anderson, who indicated that his last name was not a good fit for a man who wrestled like a savage.
  • Signed with Vince McMahon's WWF in 1985.
  • Added the nickname "Macho Man" in 1989 after a match with Jim Duggan.
  • Former wife Elizabeth served as his in-ring manager; their volatile relationship was portrayed as part of the act at his matches.
  • Frequently entered the ring to a rendition of "Pomp and Circumstance."
  • Released a rap album in 2003 called Be a Man. The title song was a jab at frequent opponent Hulk Hogan.
  • Was a spokesman for Slim Jim snacks.
  • Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Randy Savage Relationships:
  • Judy Poffo - Mother
  • Elizabeth Ann Hulette - Ex-wife
  • Lanny Poffo - Brother
  • Lynn Payne - Wife
  • Angelo Poffo - Father
  • College:
  • Attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

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