Randy Savage

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Real Name - Randy Poffo
Birthdate - 11/15/52
6'1" 220 lbs. - New York City, NY

Aliases - Randy Poffo, The Spider

Athletic background - Baseball (AAA)

Teachers - n/a

Professional background - ???(`75), Georgia(`76), Gulf Coast, AGPW, ICW(`7_-`83), Memphis(`83-`85), WWC, WWF(`85-`94), WCW(`94-`99), New Japan

Groups - New World Order, nWo Hollywood

Peak Years - `79-`89

Career Highlights -
- Enjoys a run as the ICW champion and has a big interpromotional feud with Jerry Lawler
- Is pushed hard upon entering the WWF and wins the Intercontinental title
- Steals the show along with Ricky Steamboat in a classic match at Wrestlemania III
- Wins a WWF World title tournie beating four men including Ted DiBiase in the finals
- Beats Ric Flair for his second WWF World title at Wrestlemania VII

Finisher(s) -
- Flying Elbowdrop

Favorites -
- Flying Double Axehandle
- Bodyslam
- Neckbreaker Lariat
- Running Back Elbow
- Punch

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 6
science - 2
aerial - 5
power - 9
strikes - 6

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 10
selling - 8
bumping - 6
carrying - 9
heat - 8
legacy - 9

Serious Injuries - ACL (Required Surgery)

Place in History - Randy Savage had all the credentials to be one of the greatest wrestlers ever and unlike many of the coulda-, shoulda-, woulda-beens, he largely delivered. He was the son of the well-known Angelo Poffo, one of the best athletes in the business, a naturally great worker and a very colorful character. While being blacklisted cut him out of the big time in some of his best years, his ability allowed him to emerge from that and become one of the top stars of the late 80s and early 90s. The "Macho Man" was maniacal on the mic and in the ring and produced a volatile and versatile character. In the WWF alone, he ran the gamet of characters: cheating coward, hardworking babyface, egotistical champ and big name that can still go. His inconistant work hurt his reputation with smart fans, but he largely remained popular as long as he was around. Even after his "best years," Savage was still able to have some very good matches, namely with Ric Flair who was at the same point in his career. Randy Savage played the star from the WWF heydays in the early 90s in both WWF and WCW. As the 90s came to a close, Savage had some exceptional streetfights with Diamond Dallas Page before his metamorphisis. A thickly-muscled, pony-tailed Macho Man stunned audiences before his career is seemingly over since his WCW days ended. Fans still recognize the character though and Savage is still somewhat valuable. Perhaps his greatest flaw is his paranoia-fueled aggressiveness that has led to many fights with top wrestlers. One of the hottest stars of the WWF's 80s heyday, who was in some of the company's biggest and best matches of that era.

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