Professional wrestler, baseball player, actor, rapper.
Was defeated by Ricky Steamboat' (Richard Blood) for the Intercontinental Title in the WWF, in what many consider the greatest match of all time, at WrestleMania III (1987).
Former WWF Intercontinental Champion.
One of a handful of wrestlers to become the Heavyweight Champion in both the WWF and WCW. (WWF twice, WCW 4 times).
His famous finisher is the Flying Elbow from the top rope.
Son of legendary wrestler Angelo Poffo and brother of wrestler Lanny Poffo.
Played baseball in college.
He graduated from Downers Grove North High School in 1971.
In high school, he was a baseball star and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1971.
He and Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Hulette) staged their wedding at Summerslam (1991), seven years after they already wed.
Played baseball for the Chicago White Sox and Cincinatti Reds' respective farm clubs
Had a real-life on-again/off-again friendship with Hulk Hogan.
In 2004 he attempted to convince WWF owner Vince McMahon to allow a match between Savage and Hulk Hogan at "Wrestlemania 20". McMahon was not interested in the two wrestlers' very personal rivalry. Savage has since stated that he would more than likely now retire from wrestling.
Notable title wins include: Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson; ICW World title; WWF Intercontinental title; WWF Heavyweight title (2); WCW World title (4).
Released his first rap album in 2003, with a song titled "Be A Man Hulk!", a challenge to Hulk Hogan.
Is the third longest single reigning WWF Intercontinental Champion of all time. His first (and only) reign as champ lasted 13 months, 21 days.
Defeated Tito Santana at Boston Garden on February 8, 1986, to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship title.
In 1995 he won the WCW World War 3.
In November 1994 he left the WWE and signed with WCW.
Made his TNA debut at the Victory Road PPV.
Won a tournament at WrestleMania IV (1988), beating Ted DiBiase, with Hulk Hogan's assistance, to capture the WWE title.
In February 1976, Savage and his brother Lanny Poffo captured the Gulf Coast Tag Team title.
His father Angelo Poffo was inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame on May 21, 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Savage of Pinellas County, Florida; his brother, Lanny Poffo; and his mother, Judy Poffo; and his stepchildren, Devin and Noel. He was with Lynn for ten years before they married in May 2010.
He played four years in the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds baseball teams mainly as an outsider.
In November 2004,aAfter some tense negotiating, NWA TNA announced in the wrestling media outlets that, after a lengthy absence, Savage would return to in-ring action at an early December pay-per-view.
In 1992, during a television interview, he revealed that he had taken steroids in the past.
WWE Hall of Famer.
His maternal grandparents were Lithuanian Jews, and his paternal grandparents were Italian.
Hulk Hogan has considered Randy Savage to be his toughest opponent during his career.
Macho Man" Randy Savage visited Bombay,India (Sunday, November 21 1994 ). He was there to trash out the fine print to a WWF tour to hit India early in 1995. He met Bollywood legend and former professional wrestler Dara Singh. His photograph was on the cover of 'The Times of India', the premier newspaper of Bombay. On Monday he will lectured students at a leading public school as the guest of the principal. There is a report on his visit to city entitled 'Savage floors all with niceties' in the paper. Bollywood Film producer Ashok Thakeria and his company tied up with the WWE and planned an entire publicity campaign for the forthcoming event. But it all went down the drain when Bollywood producers Tito and Tony (Juneja) decided to play a smart game with Ashok.The producer duo cashed in all the hype that Ashok generated,invited their own stars ( who lied to be part of the WWF/ WWE but when Ashok Thakeria threatened legal proceedings, turned back saying they were part of the N.W.A.) and had their matches in a span of 2 weeks.
Used the same entrance theme as Gorgeous George, who was his favorite wrestler.
When he returned to being a heel wrestler in 1989, Savage recruited "Sensational" Sherri as his manager.
Recaptured the WWE heavyweight title, by defeating Ric Flair at Wrestlemania VIII in April 1992. Five months later, Savage lost the belt back to Flair.
Was described as being just as intense outside the ring.
Had a story angle with Dusty Rhodes in the WWE, lasting for most of 1990.
There have been reports that Savage got into a real fistfight with Legion of Doom member, Hawk.