Randy Savage: Who Is He?


Randy Savage, ring name Randall Mario Poffo, was an American professional wrestler and professional baseball player most known for his stint in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) (WCW).

Savage was born on November 15, 1952, and has been dubbed “one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time” by ESPN’s Bill Simmons—a claim repeated by several industry performers.

He was instantly identifiable to wrestling fans for his distinctively deep and raspy voice, flashy ring costume, intensity demonstrated both inside and outside the ring, use of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1” as his entrance music, and famous catchphrase, “Oooh yeah!”

Savage was handled for the majority of his time in the WWF and WCW by his real-life wife, Miss Elizabeth Hulette.


Savage was the 1987 World Wrestling Federation King of the Ring and the 1995 World Wrestling Federation World War 3 champion. Throughout his career, he headlined numerous pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania IV, V, and VIII (when he was part of a double main event), four of the first five SummerSlam shows, and 1995 Starrcade.


In 1996, he was honored into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, followed by a posthumous WWE Hall of Fame entry in 2015.


Savage died on May 20, 2011, at the age of 58, following a heart attack while driving near Seminole, Florida, with his wife. He lost consciousness and lost control of his Jeep Wrangler, which collided with a tree.

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