- 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.
- Judy Poffo — Mother
- Elizabeth Ann Hulette — Ex-wife
- Lanny Poffo — Brother
- Lynn Payne — Wife
- Angelo Poffo — Father
- Attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, United States
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