It’s hard to believe that it’s already been five years since WWE legend Macho Man Randy Savage died. With his one-of-a-kind promos, his larger than life personality, and his undeniable talent in the ring, Macho Man had all of the tools to transcend pro wrestling and become a pop culture icon. So we ask: what’s your favourite Macho Man moment?
For me, the thing I never get sick of watching has got to be Savage’s King of the Ring coronation ceremony in 1989. There was nothing like the WWF heels of the late 1980s. Not only did they crown a new King of the Ring, but they filled the ring with pretty much all of my favorite cartoonish bad-guy royalty to do so. With the glorious Sensational Sherri by his side, Macho Man’s real life brother Lanny Poffo read out a ceremonial poem as his in-ring character The Genius:
This would be the only time Lanny and Savage would appear in a WWE ring together. Years later, he would end up reading a much sadder poem for his brother during Macho Man’s long-overdue WWE Hall of Fame ceremony:
So how about you guys? What’s your favorite Macho Man moment? Is it his seminal WrestleMania 3 match against Ricky Steamboat? Marrying Miss Elizabeth? The break-up of the Mega Powers? With so many to choose from, we’d love to hear what stood out most to you. Tell us in the comments below!