You may not know this, Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage died last week in a car accident. I guess my energy in writing a piece on Macho Man, is the great love my son had for his character with the now changed World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which was forced to change the name to WWE.
However this is about Macho Man and his many battles during those days. My son and I would get up on Saturday mornings, get our breakfast out of the way, so there would not be any interruptions to what was about to take place at 10:00am est. The WWF featuring on most Saturdays at the time, Macho Man going against some mean mother..’shut your mouth’ opponents. From the strange relationship he had with Ric Flair, who later took Macho’s main squeeze the lovely Elizabeth, to his death-defying battles the Jake the Snake Roberts, the Undertaker, some of the toughest desperadoes in wrestling.
Macho Man’s public hatred of the legend of pro-wrestling, Hulk Hogan launch Randy to the pinnacle of his career. The dislike of each wrestler was made clear by the refusal to shake each other’s hand, when it finally happened the duo became partners for several years thereafter. Great stuff!
As you can see, I enjoyed the Saturday morning wrestling just as much or if not more than my seven (7) year old son. To learn on Friday that Macho Man had died in a car crash, gave me reason to take pause and reflect on those Saturday’s with my son. Those truly were special times, with my son, now a junior in college, which makes Saturday mornings together a thing of the past.
Here’s a “Oooh yeah!” for you! Thanks for the memories & RIP my Saturday morning hero…