End of the World Coming Early? Macho Man Randy Savage Dies

by Brian Willett

In what some are facetiously hinting is a sign that the end of the world is in fact coming May 21, former professional wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage has died. In addition for being known as a spokesman for Slim Jim beef jerky, Randy Poffo made waves as an outlandish WWF wrestler with the catchphrase “Oh, yeah!” Poffo died after suffering a heart attack while driving; he was 58.

Randy “Macho Man” Savage was driving in Tampa at the time of his death, and his wife, Lynn, was in the passenger seat at the time. Lynn suffered minor injuries.

Savage was one of a handful of wrestlers whose larger-than-life personalities brought the niche sport to mainstream popularity. Along with wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan, Savage successfully crossed over into the mainstream through his outlandish acts, entertaining interviews and product endorsements.

During his wrestling days, Savage was known for his sunglasses, bandanna and brightly colored outfits. Throughout and after Savage’s wrestling days, he also acted. Savage appeared in, among other television shows, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Walker, Texas Ranger, Family Guy and Baywatch. Savage also appeared in the 2002 film Spider-Man and released a rap album, Be a Man.

If you are a fan of Randy “Macho Man” Savage, you can find associated memorabilia, including the rare Be a Man album, right here.