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Die Hulk Hogan-tema-restaurant in Florida sal nie meer met Hulk Hogan verbind word nie

Die Hulk Hogan-tema-restaurant in Florida sal nie meer met Hulk Hogan verbind word nie

Die restaurant in Tampa, Florida, sal deur nuwe eienaars oorgeneem word

Hogan's Beach sal nie meer 'n Hulk Hogan-tema wees nie.

Die restaurant Hogan's Beach met 'n Hulk Hogan-tema in Tampa, Florida, sal na verwagting sluit en sal hermerk word om enige temas van die worstelaar te sny.

Restauranteienaar Ben Mallah het gesê Hogan's Beach en die naburige Best Western Bay Harbor-Tampa Hotel word aan nuwe eienaars verkoop.

'Ons het 'n loopbaan van twee en 'n half jaar met die handelsmerk gehad,' het Mallah gesê Tampa Bay Times. 'Dit is tyd vir 'n nuwe handelsmerk. Alles verander."

Dit is onduidelik presies wanneer die nuwe eienaars gaan oorneem, maar die restaurant is nog oop.

Die hermerk van die restaurant hou verband met 'n video wat verskyn het van Hogan wat op 'n rassistiese uitlating vroeër die jaar. Hogan's Beach is sedert 31 Desember 2012 oop.

Hogan's Beach het verlede jaar probleme ondervind weens die implementering van 'nrassistiese kleredrag, "Om almal uit te sluit met baggy klere, hoë skoene, hoede wat sywaarts of agteruit gedra word, doeke of oefenklere. Maar 'strandpartytjie en strandklere is nodig', wat beteken dat bikini's aangemoedig word. Hogan reageer op hierdie kleredrag en sê: "Ek is nie rassisties nie!"


Stoeier bekend as ‘Macho Man ’ sterf in die wrak van Florida

Randy & quot; Macho Man & quot; Savage, 'n groter persoonlikheid as 'n persoon uit professionele worstelstyl en 'n hoë elmboog in die 1980's, bekend vir sy rasperige stem, onbeskaamde styl en die jong vrou met die naam Miss Elizabeth wat hom gereeld vergesel het, is Vrydag in Florida dood in 'n motorongeluk. . Hy was 58.

'N Ongelukverslag van die Florida Highway Patrol sê die voormalige worstelaar en mdash wie se wettige naam Randy Mario Poffo en mdash was, het 'n Jeep Wrangler bestuur toe hy beheer verloor het in Pinellas County omstreeks 09:25. bane en het reg van voor in 'n boom vasgery.

Die polisie het gesê dat hy moontlik 'n mediese gebeurtenis voor die ongeluk opgedoen het, maar die verslag het nie uitgebrei nie, en gesê dat amptenare 'n lykskouing sal moet doen om seker te weet.

Volgens die verslag het 'n vrou in die voertuig, geïdentifiseer as Barbara L. Poffo (56), ligte beserings opgedoen. In 'n verklaring van Stamford, World Wrestling Entertainment, gevestig in Conn., Word gesê dat die passasier die huidige vrou van die worstelaar was. Volgens die polisieverslag het albei hul veiligheidsgordels gedra.

& quotPoffo sal baie gemis word deur WWE en sy aanhangers, & quot lui die verklaring.

Savage was 'n charismatiese worstelaar wat bekend geword het vir sy bynaam "Macho Man" en sy "frase". Hy was 'n kampioen in die Vince McMahon ’s World Wrestling Federation, en later Ted Turner ’s wat nou die Wêreldkampioenskapstoei opgedoen het.

Poffo was van 1985 tot 1993 onder kontrak met WWE en het beide die WWE en die interkontinentale kampioenskappe gehou.

Ons opregte meegevoel gaan uit na sy familie en vriende. Ons wens sy vrou spoedige herstel toe, ”het WWE gesê.

Savage definieer die mega-watt persoonlikhede van die 1980's World Wrestling Federation (nou WWE). Hy het gewaad met paillette versier met "Macho Man" op die rug, reënboogkleurige cowboyhoede en kleurvolle bandanas en 'n groot sonbril, deel van 'n unieke voorkoms wat die WWF tot 'n hoofstroomverskynsel help bou het.

Die grootste deel van sy loopbaan was sy valet, juffrou Elizabeth, aan sy sy. Die vrou, Elizabeth Hulette, was destyds sy egte vrou. Hulle is later geskei, en Hulette is in 2003 op 42 oorlede as gevolg van 'n oordosis van voorskrifmedisyne.

Die dood van Savage was nie die eerste wat die worstelwêreld verras het nie.

Chris Benoit het sy vrou en seun vermoor en toe selfmoord gepleeg in hul huis in Georgia, in 2007 was Benoit 40.

Eddie Guerrero was 38 toe hy in 2005 aan 'n hartaanval gesterf het na 'n geskiedenis van alkohol- en dwelmprobleme.

Curt & quotMnr. Perfect & quot Hennig sterf aan 'n oordosis kokaïen in 2003 op 44. Dieselfde jaar sterf Michael & quotRoad Warrior Hawk & quot Hegstrand aan 'n hartaanval op 46. Hy sukkel met alkohol en dwelms, sowel as steroïede.

In 1999 is die worstelaar Owen Hart (33) dood toe hy uit 'n apparaat val toe hy van die plafon van die Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

Die WWF het van Savage hul kampioen gemaak ná 'n oorwinning oor Ted DiBiase in die hoofren by WrestleMania in 1988.

Savage het sedert 2004, toe hy vir Total Nonstop Action opgetree het, nie by 'n groot worstelorganisasie verskyn nie.

Hy was soms die gewildste en mees gehate stoeier in vermaaklikheid. Sy vlieënde elmboog van die boonste tou word oral deur kelder- en agterplaasstoeiers nageboots. Savage het ook sy diep, rasperige stem goed gebruik as 'n korporatiewe pitchman, en het jare lank beveel dat Slim Jim -aanhangers 'Slap in 'n Slim Jim!'

Hy is veral bekend vir sy legendariese wedywerings met Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat en Ric Flair. Stoeiers het na Twitter gegaan om aanhangers te laat weet dat Savage nie vergeet sal word nie.

Daar is waarskynlik vyf of ses van ons, saam met Andre (die Reus) en Hogan en gelukkig myself en Flair, dat as hulle name verskyn, selfs al is u nie 'n fan nie, weet u wie in die hel hierdie mense is , & quot, sê die voormalige worstelaar en WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "Jy sê, ek ken hierdie man. Ek ken Macho Man Randy Savage. ’ Hy was deel van die ras. Ons het 'n goeie een verloor. & Quot

Dwayne & quot; The Rock & quot; Johnson het Savage as een van sy kinderjare geïnspireer en helde, terwyl Mick & quot; Cactus Jack & quot; Foley Savage & quot; van my gunsteling kunstenaars genoem het. & Quot;

Hogan het gesê hy en Savage het pas weer begin praat na 10 jaar.

Hy het soveel lewe in sy oë gehad en in sy gees, ek bid net dat hy gelukkig en op 'n beter plek is en dat ons hom mis, 'het Hogan geskryf.

Terwyl soveel persoonlikhede wat die WWF soos Hogan by die WWF verlaat het, Roddy Piper en Mean Gene Okerlund by die onderneming verwelkom is en selfs in die Hall of Fame opgeneem is, het Savage nooit weer teruggekeer nie.

Rhodes het gesê Savage het sy geld versigtig gespaar en was tevrede om buite die kollig te bly.

"Hy was amper 'n kluisenaar," het Rhodes telefonies gesê. & quot Wat hy ook al gedoen het, hy wou daardie privaatheid hê. Ja, hy was tien jaar uit die prentjie, maar hy wou nie in die prentjie wees nie. & Quot

Savage was 'n minderjarige ligavanger in die sewentigerjare van St. Louis en Cincinnati voordat hy die uniform vir panty ingedraai het. Sy pa, Angelo Poffo, was 'n jarelange worstelaar, en sy broer, 'Leaping', Lanny Poffo, was ook 'n WWF -steunpilaar in die 1980's. Innige meegevoel met aanhangers het Vrydag ingestroom na Lanny Poffo se Facebook -blad.

Begrafnisreëlings was nie onmiddellik beskikbaar nie.

AP -sportskrywer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia het tot hierdie verslag bygedra.

Klik hier om ons volledige dekking van die koronavirus -uitbraak te sien. Dien u nuuswenk oor koronavirus in.


Stoeier bekend as ‘Macho Man ’ sterf in die wrak van Florida

Randy & quot; Macho Man & quot; Savage, 'n groter persoonlikheid as 'n persoon uit professionele worstelstyl en 'n hoë elmboog in die 1980's, bekend vir sy rasperige stem, onbeskaamde styl en die jong vrou met die naam Miss Elizabeth wat hom gereeld vergesel het, is Vrydag in Florida dood in 'n motorongeluk. . Hy was 58.

'N Ongelukverslag van die Florida Highway Patrol sê die voormalige worstelaar en mdash wie se wettige naam Randy Mario Poffo en mdash was, het 'n Jeep Wrangler bestuur toe hy beheer omstreeks 09:25 in Pinellas County verloor het. bane en het reg van voor in 'n boom vasgery.

Die polisie het gesê dat hy moontlik 'n mediese gebeurtenis voor die ongeluk opgedoen het, maar die verslag het nie uitgebrei nie, en gesê dat amptenare 'n lykskouing sal moet doen om seker te weet.

Volgens die verslag het 'n vrou in die voertuig, geïdentifiseer as Barbara L. Poffo (56), ligte beserings opgedoen. In 'n verklaring van Stamford, in die wêreld gevestigde World Wrestling Entertainment, is gesê dat die passasier die huidige vrou van die worstelaar is. Volgens die polisieverslag het albei hul veiligheidsgordels gedra.

& quotPoffo sal baie gemis word deur WWE en sy aanhangers, & quot lui die verklaring.

Savage was 'n charismatiese stoeier wat bekend geword het vir sy bynaam "Macho Man" en sy "frase". Hy was 'n kampioen in Vince McMahon se World Wrestling Federation, en later Ted Turner se wêreldbekertoestel wat nou opgehou is.

Poffo was van 1985 tot 1993 onder kontrak met WWE en het beide die WWE en die interkontinentale kampioenskappe gehou.

Ons opregte meegevoel gaan uit na sy familie en vriende. Ons wens sy vrou spoedige herstel toe, ”het WWE gesê.

Savage definieer die mega-watt persoonlikhede van die 1980's World Wrestling Federation (nou WWE). Hy het gewaad met paillette versier met "Macho Man" op die rug, reënboogkleurige cowboyhoede en kleurvolle bandanas en 'n groot sonbril, deel van 'n unieke voorkoms wat die WWF tot 'n hoofstroomverskynsel help bou het.

Die grootste deel van sy loopbaan was sy valet, juffrou Elizabeth, aan sy sy. Die vrou, Elizabeth Hulette, was destyds sy egte vrou. Hulle is later geskei, en Hulette is in 2003 op 42 oorlede as gevolg van 'n oordosis van voorskrifmedisyne.

Die dood van Savage was nie die eerste wat die worstelwêreld verras het nie.

Chris Benoit het sy vrou en seun vermoor en toe selfmoord gepleeg in hul huis in Georgia, in 2007 was Benoit 40.

Eddie Guerrero was 38 toe hy in 2005 aan 'n hartaanval gesterf het na 'n geskiedenis van alkohol- en dwelmprobleme.

Curt & quotMnr. Perfect & quot Hennig sterf aan 'n oordosis kokaïen in 2003 op 44. Dieselfde jaar sterf Michael & quotRoad Warrior Hawk & quot Hegstrand aan 'n hartaanval op 46. Hy sukkel met alkohol en dwelms, sowel as steroïede.

In 1999 is die worstelaar Owen Hart (33) dood toe hy uit 'n apparaat val toe hy in die ring van die plafon van die Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

Die WWF het van Savage hul kampioen gemaak ná 'n oorwinning oor Ted DiBiase in die hoofren by WrestleMania in 1988.

Savage het sedert 2004, toe hy vir Total Nonstop Action opgetree het, nie by 'n groot worstelorganisasie verskyn nie.

Hy was soms die gewildste en mees gehate stoeier in vermaaklikheid. Sy vlieënde elmboog van die boonste tou word oral deur kelder- en agterplaasstoeiers nageboots. Savage het ook sy diep, rasperige stem goed gebruik as 'n korporatiewe pitchman, en het jare lank beveel dat Slim Jim -aanhangers 'Slap in 'n Slim Jim!'

Hy is veral bekend vir sy legendariese wedywerings met Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat en Ric Flair. Stoeiers het na Twitter gegaan om aanhangers te laat weet dat Savage nie vergeet sal word nie.

Daar is waarskynlik vyf of ses van ons, saam met Andre (die Reus) en Hogan en gelukkig myself en Flair, dat as hulle name verskyn, selfs al is u nie 'n fan nie, weet u wie in die hel hierdie mense is , & quot, sê die voormalige worstelaar en WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "Jy sê, ek ken hierdie man. Ek ken Macho Man Randy Savage. ’ Hy was deel van die ras. Ons het 'n goeie een verloor. & Quot

Dwayne & quot; The Rock & quot; Johnson het Savage as een van sy kinderjare geïnspireer en helde, terwyl Mick & quot; Cactus Jack & quot; Foley Savage & quot; van my gunsteling kunstenaars genoem het. & Quot;

Hogan het gesê hy en Savage het pas weer begin praat na 10 jaar.

"Hy het soveel lewe in sy oë gehad en in sy gees, ek bid net dat hy gelukkig en op 'n beter plek is en dat ons hom mis," het Hogan geskryf.

Terwyl soveel persoonlikhede wat die WWF soos Hogan by die WWF verlaat het, Roddy Piper en Mean Gene Okerlund by die onderneming verwelkom is en selfs in die Hall of Fame opgeneem is, het Savage nooit weer teruggekeer nie.

Rhodes het gesê Savage het sy geld versigtig gespaar en was tevrede om buite die kollig te bly.

"Hy was amper 'n kluisenaar," het Rhodes telefonies gesê. & quot Wat hy ook al gedoen het, hy wou daardie privaatheid hê. Ja, hy was tien jaar buite die prentjie, maar hy wou nie in die prentjie wees nie. & Quot

Savage was 'n minderjarige ligavanger in die sewentigerjare van St. Louis en Cincinnati voordat hy die uniform vir panty ingedraai het. Sy pa, Angelo Poffo, was 'n jarelange worstelaar, en sy broer, "Leaping" Lanny Poffo, was ook 'n steunpilaar van die WWF in die 1980's. Innige meegevoel met aanhangers het Vrydag ingestroom na Lanny Poffo se Facebook -blad.

Begrafnisreëlings was nie onmiddellik beskikbaar nie.

AP -sportskrywer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia het tot hierdie verslag bygedra.

Klik hier om ons volledige dekking van die koronavirus -uitbraak te sien. Dien u nuuswenk oor koronavirus in.


Stoeier bekend as ‘Macho Man ’ sterf in die wrak van Florida

Randy & quot; Macho Man & quot; Savage, 'n persoonlikheid wat groter is as sy lewe as gevolg van professionele worstelstyl in die tagtigerjare, met sy elmboog, bekend vir sy rasperige stem, onbeskaamde styl en die jong vrou met die naam Miss Elizabeth wat hom gereeld vergesel het, is Vrydag in Florida dood in 'n motorongeluk. . Hy was 58.

'N Ongelukverslag van die Florida Highway Patrol sê die voormalige worstelaar en mdash wie se wettige naam Randy Mario Poffo en mdash was, het 'n Jeep Wrangler bestuur toe hy beheer verloor het in Pinellas County omstreeks 09:25. bane en het reg van voor in 'n boom vasgery.

Die polisie het gesê dat hy moontlik 'n mediese gebeurtenis voor die ongeluk opgedoen het, maar die verslag het nie uitgebrei nie, en gesê dat amptenare 'n lykskouing sal moet doen om seker te weet.

Volgens die verslag het 'n vrou in die voertuig, geïdentifiseer as Barbara L. Poffo (56), ligte beserings opgedoen. In 'n verklaring van Stamford, in die wêreld gevestigde World Wrestling Entertainment, is gesê dat die passasier die huidige vrou van die worstelaar is. Volgens die polisieverslag het albei hul veiligheidsgordels gedra.

& quotPoffo sal baie gemis word deur WWE en sy aanhangers, & quot lui die verklaring.

Savage was 'n charismatiese worstelaar wat bekend geword het vir sy bynaam "Macho Man" en sy "frase". Hy was 'n kampioen in Vince McMahon se World Wrestling Federation, en later Ted Turner se wêreldbekertoestel wat nou opgehou is.

Poffo was van 1985 tot 1993 onder kontrak met WWE en het beide die WWE en die interkontinentale kampioenskappe gehou.

Ons opregte meegevoel gaan uit na sy familie en vriende. Ons wens sy vrou spoedige herstel toe, ”het WWE gesê.

Savage definieer die mega-watt persoonlikhede van die 1980's World Wrestling Federation (nou WWE). Hy het gewaad met paillette versier met "Macho Man" op die rug, reënboogkleurige cowboyhoede en kleurvolle bandanas en 'n groot sonbril, deel van 'n unieke voorkoms wat die WWF tot 'n hoofstroomverskynsel help bou het.

Die grootste deel van sy loopbaan was sy valet, juffrou Elizabeth, aan sy sy. Die vrou, Elizabeth Hulette, was destyds sy egte vrou. Hulle is later geskei, en Hulette is in 2003 op 42 oorlede as gevolg van 'n oordosis van voorskrifmedisyne.

Die dood van Savage was nie die eerste wat die worstelwêreld verras het nie.

Chris Benoit het sy vrou en seun vermoor en toe selfmoord gepleeg in hul huis in Georgia, in 2007 was Benoit 40.

Eddie Guerrero was 38 toe hy in 2005 aan 'n hartaanval gesterf het na 'n geskiedenis van alkohol- en dwelmprobleme.

Curt & quotMnr. Perfect & quot Hennig sterf aan 'n oordosis kokaïen in 2003 op 44. Dieselfde jaar sterf Michael & quotRoad Warrior Hawk & quot Hegstrand aan 'n hartaanval op 46. Hy sukkel met alkohol en dwelms, sowel as steroïede.

In 1999 is die worstelaar Owen Hart (33) dood toe hy uit 'n apparaat val toe hy van die plafon van die Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

Die WWF het van Savage hul kampioen gemaak ná 'n oorwinning oor Ted DiBiase in die hoofren by WrestleMania in 1988.

Savage het sedert 2004, toe hy vir Total Nonstop Action opgetree het, nie by 'n groot worstelorganisasie verskyn nie.

Hy was soms die gewildste en mees gehate stoeier in vermaaklikheid. Sy vlieënde elmboog van die boonste tou word oral deur kelder- en agterplaasstoeiers nageboots. Savage het ook sy diep, rasperige stem goed gebruik as 'n korporatiewe pitchman, en het jare lank beveel dat Slim Jim -aanhangers 'Slap in 'n Slim Jim!'

Hy is veral bekend vir sy legendariese wedywerings met Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat en Ric Flair. Stoeiers het na Twitter gegaan om aanhangers te laat weet dat Savage nie vergeet sal word nie.

Daar is waarskynlik vyf of ses van ons, saam met Andre (die Reus) en Hogan en gelukkig myself en Flair, dat as hulle name verskyn, selfs al is u nie 'n fan nie, weet u wie in die hel hierdie mense is , & quot, sê die voormalige worstelaar en WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "Jy sê, ek ken hierdie man. Ek ken Macho Man Randy Savage. ’ Hy was deel van die ras. Ons het 'n goeie een verloor. & Quot

Dwayne & quot; The Rock & quot; Johnson het Savage as een van sy kinderjare geïnspireer en helde, terwyl Mick & quot; Cactus Jack & quot; Foley Savage & quot; van my gunsteling kunstenaars genoem het. & Quot;

Hogan het gesê hy en Savage het pas weer begin praat na 10 jaar.

Hy het soveel lewe in sy oë gehad en in sy gees, ek bid net dat hy gelukkig en op 'n beter plek is en dat ons hom mis, 'het Hogan geskryf.

Terwyl soveel persoonlikhede wat die WWF verlaat het na WCW soos Hogan, is Roddy Piper en Mean Gene Okerlund terug verwelkom by die onderneming en selfs in die Hall of Fame opgeneem is, het Savage nooit weer teruggekeer nie.

Rhodes het gesê Savage het sy geld versigtig gespaar en was tevrede om buite die kollig te bly.

"Hy was amper 'n kluisenaar," het Rhodes telefonies gesê. & quot Wat hy ook al gedoen het, hy wou daardie privaatheid hê. Ja, hy was tien jaar uit die prentjie, maar hy wou nie in die prentjie wees nie. & Quot

Savage was 'n minderjarige ligavanger in die sewentigerjare van St. Louis en Cincinnati voordat hy die uniform vir panty ingedraai het. Sy pa, Angelo Poffo, was 'n jarelange worstelaar, en sy broer, 'Leaping', Lanny Poffo, was ook 'n WWF -steunpilaar in die 1980's. Innige meegevoel met aanhangers het Vrydag ingestroom na Lanny Poffo se Facebook -blad.

Begrafnisreëlings was nie onmiddellik beskikbaar nie.

AP -sportskrywer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia het tot hierdie verslag bygedra.

Klik hier om ons volledige dekking van die koronavirus -uitbraak te sien. Dien u nuuswenk oor koronavirus in.


Stoeier bekend as ‘Macho Man ’ sterf in die wrak van Florida

Randy & quot; Macho Man & quot; Savage, 'n groter persoonlikheid as 'n persoon uit professionele worstelstyl en 'n hoë elmboog in die 1980's, bekend vir sy rasperige stem, onbeskaamde styl en die jong vrou met die naam Miss Elizabeth wat hom gereeld vergesel het, is Vrydag in Florida dood in 'n motorongeluk. . Hy was 58.

'N Ongelukverslag van die Florida Highway Patrol sê die voormalige worstelaar en mdash wie se wettige naam Randy Mario Poffo en mdash was, het 'n Jeep Wrangler bestuur toe hy beheer omstreeks 09:25 in Pinellas County verloor het. bane en het reg van voor in 'n boom vasgery.

Die polisie het gesê dat hy moontlik 'n mediese gebeurtenis voor die ongeluk opgedoen het, maar die verslag het nie uitgebrei nie, en gesê dat amptenare 'n lykskouing sal moet doen om seker te weet.

Volgens die verslag het 'n vrou in die voertuig, geïdentifiseer as Barbara L. Poffo (56), ligte beserings opgedoen. In 'n verklaring van Stamford, World Wrestling Entertainment, gevestig in Conn., Word gesê dat die passasier die huidige vrou van die worstelaar was. Volgens die polisieverslag het albei hul veiligheidsgordels gedra.

& quotPoffo sal baie gemis word deur WWE en sy aanhangers, & quot lui die verklaring.

Savage was 'n charismatiese worstelaar wat bekend geword het vir sy bynaam "Macho Man" en sy "frase". Hy was 'n kampioen in die Vince McMahon ’s World Wrestling Federation, en later Ted Turner ’s wat nou die Wêreldkampioenskapstoei opgedoen het.

Poffo was van 1985 tot 1993 onder kontrak met WWE en het beide die WWE en die interkontinentale kampioenskappe gehou.

Ons opregte meegevoel gaan uit na sy familie en vriende. Ons wens sy vrou spoedige herstel toe, ”het WWE gesê.

Savage definieer die mega-watt persoonlikhede van die 1980's World Wrestling Federation (nou WWE). Hy het gewaad met paillette versier met 'Macho Man' op die rug, reënboogkleurige cowboyhoede en kleurvolle bandanas en 'n groot sonbril, deel van 'n unieke voorkoms wat die WWF help bou het tot 'n hoofstroomverskynsel.

Die grootste deel van sy loopbaan was sy valet, juffrou Elizabeth, aan sy sy. Die vrou, Elizabeth Hulette, was destyds sy egte vrou. Hulle is later geskei, en Hulette is in 2003 op 42 oorlede as gevolg van 'n oordosis van voorskrifmedisyne.

Die dood van Savage was nie die eerste wat die worstelwêreld verras het nie.

Chris Benoit het sy vrou en seun vermoor en toe selfmoord gepleeg in hul huis in Georgia, in 2007 was Benoit 40.

Eddie Guerrero was 38 toe hy in 2005 aan 'n hartaanval gesterf het na 'n geskiedenis van alkohol- en dwelmprobleme.

Curt & quotMnr. Perfect & quot Hennig sterf aan 'n oordosis kokaïen in 2003 op 44. Dieselfde jaar sterf Michael & quotRoad Warrior Hawk & quot Hegstrand aan 'n hartaanval op 46. Hy het alkohol, dwelms en steroïede bestry.

In 1999 is die worstelaar Owen Hart (33) dood toe hy uit 'n apparaat val toe hy van die plafon van die Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

Die WWF het van Savage hul kampioen gemaak ná 'n oorwinning oor Ted DiBiase in die hoofren by WrestleMania in 1988.

Savage het sedert 2004, toe hy vir Total Nonstop Action opgetree het, nie by 'n groot worstelorganisasie verskyn nie.

Hy was soms die gewildste en mees gehate stoeier in vermaaklikheid. Sy vlieënde elmboog van die boonste tou word oral deur kelder- en agterplaasstoeiers nageboots. Savage het ook sy diep, rasperige stem goed gebruik as 'n korporatiewe pitchman, en het jare lank beveel dat Slim Jim -aanhangers 'Slap in 'n Slim Jim!'

Hy is veral bekend vir sy legendariese wedywerings met Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat en Ric Flair. Stoeiers het na Twitter gegaan om aanhangers te laat weet dat Savage nie vergeet sal word nie.

Daar is waarskynlik vyf of ses van ons, saam met Andre (die Reus) en Hogan en gelukkig myself en Flair, dat as hulle name verskyn, selfs al is u nie 'n fan nie, weet u wie in die hel hierdie mense is , & quot, sê die voormalige worstelaar en WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "Jy sê, ek ken hierdie man. Ek ken Macho Man Randy Savage. ’ Hy was deel van die ras. Ons het 'n goeie een verloor. & Quot

Dwayne & quot; The Rock & quot; Johnson het Savage as een van sy kinderjare geïnspireer en helde, terwyl Mick & quot; Cactus Jack & quot; Foley Savage & quot; van my gunsteling kunstenaars genoem het. & Quot;

Hogan het gesê hy en Savage het pas weer begin praat na 10 jaar.

"Hy het soveel lewe in sy oë gehad en in sy gees, ek bid net dat hy gelukkig en op 'n beter plek is en dat ons hom mis," het Hogan geskryf.

Terwyl soveel persoonlikhede wat die WWF verlaat het na WCW soos Hogan, is Roddy Piper en Mean Gene Okerlund terug verwelkom by die onderneming en selfs in die Hall of Fame opgeneem is, het Savage nooit weer teruggekeer nie.

Rhodes het gesê Savage het sy geld versigtig gespaar en was tevrede om buite die kollig te bly.

"Hy was amper 'n kluisenaar," het Rhodes telefonies gesê. & quot Wat hy ook al gedoen het, hy wou daardie privaatheid hê. Ja, hy was tien jaar uit die prentjie, maar hy wou nie in die prentjie wees nie. & Quot

Savage was 'n minderjarige ligavanger in die sewentigerjare van St. Louis en Cincinnati voordat hy die uniform vir panty ingedraai het. Sy pa, Angelo Poffo, was 'n jarelange worstelaar, en sy broer, 'Leaping', Lanny Poffo, was ook 'n WWF -steunpilaar in die 1980's. Innige meegevoel met aanhangers het Vrydag ingestroom na Lanny Poffo se Facebook -blad.

Begrafnisreëlings was nie onmiddellik beskikbaar nie.

AP -sportskrywer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia het tot hierdie verslag bygedra.

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Stoeier bekend as ‘Macho Man ’ sterf in die wrak van Florida

Randy & quot; Macho Man & quot; Savage, 'n persoonlikheid wat groter is as sy lewe as gevolg van professionele worstelstyl in die tagtigerjare, met sy elmboog, bekend vir sy rasperige stem, onbeskaamde styl en die jong vrou met die naam Miss Elizabeth wat hom gereeld vergesel het, is Vrydag in Florida dood in 'n motorongeluk. . Hy was 58.

'N Ongelukverslag van die Florida Highway Patrol sê die voormalige worstelaar en mdash wie se wettige naam Randy Mario Poffo en mdash was, het 'n Jeep Wrangler bestuur toe hy beheer verloor het in Pinellas County omstreeks 09:25. bane en het reg van voor in 'n boom vasgery.

Die polisie het gesê dat hy moontlik 'n mediese gebeurtenis voor die ongeluk opgedoen het, maar die verslag het nie uitgebrei nie, en gesê dat amptenare 'n lykskouing sal moet doen om seker te weet.

Volgens die verslag het 'n vrou in die voertuig, geïdentifiseer as Barbara L. Poffo (56), ligte beserings opgedoen. In 'n verklaring van Stamford, World Wrestling Entertainment, gevestig in Conn., Word gesê dat die passasier die huidige vrou van die worstelaar was. Volgens die polisieverslag het albei hul veiligheidsgordels gedra.

& quotPoffo sal baie gemis word deur WWE en sy aanhangers, & quot lui die verklaring.

Savage was 'n charismatiese stoeier wat bekend geword het vir sy bynaam "Macho Man" en sy "frase". Hy was 'n kampioen in Vince McMahon se World Wrestling Federation, en later Ted Turner se wêreldbekertoestel wat nou opgehou is.

Poffo was van 1985 tot 1993 onder kontrak met WWE en het beide die WWE en die interkontinentale kampioenskappe gehou.

Ons opregte meegevoel gaan uit na sy familie en vriende. Ons wens sy vrou spoedige herstel toe, ”het WWE gesê.

Savage definieer die mega-watt persoonlikhede van die 1980's World Wrestling Federation (nou WWE). Hy het gewaad met paillette versier met "Macho Man" op die rug, reënboogkleurige cowboyhoede en kleurvolle bandanas en 'n groot sonbril, deel van 'n unieke voorkoms wat die WWF tot 'n hoofstroomverskynsel help bou het.

Die grootste deel van sy loopbaan was sy valet, juffrou Elizabeth, aan sy sy. Die vrou, Elizabeth Hulette, was destyds sy egte vrou. Hulle is later geskei, en Hulette is in 2003 op 42 oorlede as gevolg van 'n oordosis van voorskrifmedisyne.

Die dood van Savage was nie die eerste wat die worstelwêreld verras het nie.

Chris Benoit het sy vrou en seun vermoor en toe selfmoord gepleeg in hul huis in Georgia, in 2007 was Benoit 40.

Eddie Guerrero was 38 toe hy in 2005 aan 'n hartaanval gesterf het na 'n geskiedenis van alkohol- en dwelmprobleme.

Curt & quotMnr. Perfect & quot Hennig sterf aan 'n oordosis kokaïen in 2003 op 44. Dieselfde jaar sterf Michael & quotRoad Warrior Hawk & quot Hegstrand aan 'n hartaanval op 46. Hy sukkel met alkohol en dwelms, sowel as steroïede.

In 1999 is die worstelaar Owen Hart (33) dood toe hy uit 'n apparaat val toe hy in die ring van die plafon van die Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

Die WWF het van Savage hul kampioen gemaak ná 'n oorwinning oor Ted DiBiase in die hoofren by WrestleMania in 1988.

Savage het sedert 2004, toe hy vir Total Nonstop Action opgetree het, nie by 'n groot worstelorganisasie verskyn nie.

Hy was soms die gewildste en mees gehate stoeier in vermaaklikheid. Sy vlieënde elmboog van die boonste tou word oral deur kelder- en agterplaasstoeiers nageboots. Savage het ook sy diep, rasperige stem goed gebruik as 'n korporatiewe pitchman, en het jare lank beveel dat Slim Jim -aanhangers 'Slap in 'n Slim Jim!'

Hy is veral bekend vir sy legendariese wedywerings met Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat en Ric Flair. Stoeiers het na Twitter gegaan om aanhangers te laat weet dat Savage nie vergeet sal word nie.

Daar is waarskynlik vyf of ses van ons, saam met Andre (die Reus) en Hogan en gelukkig myself en Flair, dat as hulle name verskyn, selfs al is u nie 'n fan nie, weet u wie in die hel hierdie mense is , & quot, sê die voormalige worstelaar en WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "Jy sê, ek ken hierdie man. Ek ken Macho Man Randy Savage. ’ Hy was deel van die ras. Ons het 'n goeie een verloor. & Quot

Dwayne & quot; The Rock & quot; Johnson het Savage as een van sy kinderjare geïnspireer en helde, terwyl Mick & quot; Cactus Jack & quot; Foley Savage & quot; van my gunsteling kunstenaars genoem het. & Quot;

Hogan het gesê hy en Savage het pas weer begin praat na 10 jaar.

"Hy het soveel lewe in sy oë gehad en in sy gees, ek bid net dat hy gelukkig en op 'n beter plek is en dat ons hom mis," het Hogan geskryf.

Terwyl soveel persoonlikhede wat die WWF soos Hogan by die WWF verlaat het, Roddy Piper en Mean Gene Okerlund by die onderneming verwelkom is en selfs in die Hall of Fame opgeneem is, het Savage nooit weer teruggekeer nie.

Rhodes het gesê Savage het sy geld versigtig gespaar en was tevrede om buite die kollig te bly.

"Hy was amper 'n kluisenaar," het Rhodes telefonies gesê. & quot Wat hy ook al gedoen het, hy wou daardie privaatheid hê. Ja, hy was tien jaar buite die prentjie, maar hy wou nie in die prentjie wees nie. & Quot

Savage was 'n minderjarige ligavanger in die sewentigerjare van St. Louis en Cincinnati voordat hy die uniform vir panty ingedraai het. Sy pa, Angelo Poffo, was 'n jarelange worstelaar, en sy broer, 'Leaping', Lanny Poffo, was ook 'n WWF -steunpilaar in die 1980's. Innige meegevoel met aanhangers het Vrydag ingestroom na Lanny Poffo se Facebook -blad.

Begrafnisreëlings was nie onmiddellik beskikbaar nie.

AP -sportskrywer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia het tot hierdie verslag bygedra.

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Stoeier bekend as ‘Macho Man ’ sterf in die wrak van Florida

Randy & quot; Macho Man & quot; Savage, 'n groter persoonlikheid as 'n persoon uit professionele worstelstyl en 'n hoë elmboog in die 1980's, bekend vir sy rasperige stem, onbeskaamde styl en die jong vrou met die naam Miss Elizabeth wat hom gereeld vergesel het, is Vrydag in Florida dood in 'n motorongeluk. . Hy was 58.

'N Ongelukverslag van die Florida Highway Patrol sê die voormalige worstelaar en mdash wie se wettige naam Randy Mario Poffo en mdash was, het 'n Jeep Wrangler bestuur toe hy beheer verloor het in Pinellas County omstreeks 09:25. bane en het reg van voor in 'n boom vasgery.

Die polisie het gesê dat hy moontlik 'n mediese gebeurtenis voor die ongeluk opgedoen het, maar die verslag het nie uitgebrei nie, en gesê dat amptenare 'n lykskouing sal moet doen om seker te weet.

Volgens die verslag het 'n vrou in die voertuig, geïdentifiseer as Barbara L. Poffo (56), ligte beserings opgedoen. In 'n verklaring van Stamford, in die wêreld gevestigde World Wrestling Entertainment, is gesê dat die passasier die huidige vrou van die worstelaar is. Volgens die polisieverslag het albei hul veiligheidsgordels gedra.

& quotPoffo sal baie gemis word deur WWE en sy aanhangers, & quot lui die verklaring.

Savage was 'n charismatiese worstelaar wat bekend geword het vir sy bynaam "Macho Man" en sy "frase". Hy was 'n kampioen in Vince McMahon se World Wrestling Federation, en later Ted Turner se wêreldbekertoestel wat nou opgehou is.

Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships.

"Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife," WWE said.

Savage defined the mega-watt personalities of the 1980s World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). He wore sequined robes bejeweled with "Macho Man" on the back, rainbow-colored cowboy hats and colorful bandanas and oversized sunglasses, part of a unique look that helped build the WWF into a mainstream phenomenon.

For most of his career, his valet, Miss Elizabeth, was by his side. The woman, Elizabeth Hulette, was his real-life wife at the time. They later divorced, and Hulette died in 2003 at 42 in what was later ruled a prescription drug overdose.

Savage’s death was not the first to catch the wrestling world by surprise.

Chris Benoit killed his wife and son and then committed suicide in their Georgia home in 2007 Benoit was 40.

Eddie Guerrero was 38 when he died of a heart attack in 2005 after a history of alcohol and drug problems.

Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig died of a cocaine overdose in 2003 at 44. That same year, Michael "Road Warrior Hawk" Hegstrand died from a heart attack at 46. He had battled alcohol and drugs, as well as steroids.

In 1999, wrestler Owen Hart, 33, was killed when he fell from an apparatus as he was being lowered into the ring from the ceiling of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

The WWF made Savage their champion after a win over Ted DiBiase in the main event at WrestleMania in 1988.

Savage had not appeared for a major wrestling organization since 2004, when he performed for Total Nonstop Action.

He was at times both the most popular and most hated wrestler in entertainment. His flying elbow off the top rope was mimicked by basement and backyard wrestlers everywhere. Savage made good use of his deep, raspy voice as a corporate pitchman as well, for years ordering Slim Jim fans to "Snap into a Slim Jim!"

He’s most known for his legendary rivalries with Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair. Wrestlers took to Twitter to let fans know Savage won’t be forgotten.

"There’s probably five or six of us, with Andre (the Giant) and Hogan and thankfully myself and Flair, that, when their names pop up, even if you’re not a fan, you know who in the hell these people are," said former wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "You say, ‘I know this guy. I know Macho Man Randy Savage.’ He was part of that breed. We lost a good one."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hailed Savage as one of his childhood inspirations and heroes, while Mick "Cactus Jack" Foley called Savage "one of my favorite performers."

Hogan said he and Savage had just started talking again after 10 years.

"He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him," Hogan wrote.

While so many personalities who left the WWF for WCW like Hogan, Roddy Piper and Mean Gene Okerlund were welcomed back to the company and even inducted into the Hall of Fame, Savage never returned.

Rhodes said Savage had prudently saved his money and was content to remain out of the spotlight.

"He was a recluse, almost," Rhodes said by phone. "Whatever he was doing, he wanted that privacy. Yeah, he was out of the picture for 10 years, but he didn’t want to be in the picture."

Savage was a minor league catcher in the 1970s for St. Louis and Cincinnati before turning in the uniform for tights. His father, Angelo Poffo, was a longtime wrestler, and his brother, "Leaping" Lanny Poffo, was also a 1980s WWF mainstay. Condolences from fans poured in to Lanny Poffo’s Facebook page on Friday.

Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.

AP Sports Writer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia contributed to this report.

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Wrestler known as ‘Macho Man’ dies in Fla. wreck

Randy "Macho Man" Savage, a larger-than-life personality from professional wrestling’s 1980s flying-elbow heyday known for his raspy voice, brash style and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was 58.

A Florida Highway Patrol crash report said the former wrestler &mdash whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo &mdash was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he lost control in Pinellas County around 9:25 a.m. The Jeep veered over the raised concrete median divider, crossed over the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a tree.

Police said he may have suffered a "medical event" before the accident, but the report did not elaborate, and it said officials would need to perform an autopsy to know for sure.

The report said a woman in the vehicle, identified as Barbara L. Poffo, 56, suffered minor injuries. A statement from Stamford, Conn.-based World Wrestling Entertainment said the passenger was the wrestler’s current wife. Both were wearing their seatbelts, according to the police report.

"Poffo will be greatly missed by WWE and his fans," the statement said.

Savage was a charismatic wrestler made famous for his "Macho Man" nickname and his "Oooh Yeah!" catchphrase. He was a champion in Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation, and later Ted Turner’s now-defunct World Championship Wrestling.

Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships.

"Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife," WWE said.

Savage defined the mega-watt personalities of the 1980s World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). He wore sequined robes bejeweled with "Macho Man" on the back, rainbow-colored cowboy hats and colorful bandanas and oversized sunglasses, part of a unique look that helped build the WWF into a mainstream phenomenon.

For most of his career, his valet, Miss Elizabeth, was by his side. The woman, Elizabeth Hulette, was his real-life wife at the time. They later divorced, and Hulette died in 2003 at 42 in what was later ruled a prescription drug overdose.

Savage’s death was not the first to catch the wrestling world by surprise.

Chris Benoit killed his wife and son and then committed suicide in their Georgia home in 2007 Benoit was 40.

Eddie Guerrero was 38 when he died of a heart attack in 2005 after a history of alcohol and drug problems.

Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig died of a cocaine overdose in 2003 at 44. That same year, Michael "Road Warrior Hawk" Hegstrand died from a heart attack at 46. He had battled alcohol and drugs, as well as steroids.

In 1999, wrestler Owen Hart, 33, was killed when he fell from an apparatus as he was being lowered into the ring from the ceiling of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

The WWF made Savage their champion after a win over Ted DiBiase in the main event at WrestleMania in 1988.

Savage had not appeared for a major wrestling organization since 2004, when he performed for Total Nonstop Action.

He was at times both the most popular and most hated wrestler in entertainment. His flying elbow off the top rope was mimicked by basement and backyard wrestlers everywhere. Savage made good use of his deep, raspy voice as a corporate pitchman as well, for years ordering Slim Jim fans to "Snap into a Slim Jim!"

He’s most known for his legendary rivalries with Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair. Wrestlers took to Twitter to let fans know Savage won’t be forgotten.

"There’s probably five or six of us, with Andre (the Giant) and Hogan and thankfully myself and Flair, that, when their names pop up, even if you’re not a fan, you know who in the hell these people are," said former wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "You say, ‘I know this guy. I know Macho Man Randy Savage.’ He was part of that breed. We lost a good one."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hailed Savage as one of his childhood inspirations and heroes, while Mick "Cactus Jack" Foley called Savage "one of my favorite performers."

Hogan said he and Savage had just started talking again after 10 years.

"He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him," Hogan wrote.

While so many personalities who left the WWF for WCW like Hogan, Roddy Piper and Mean Gene Okerlund were welcomed back to the company and even inducted into the Hall of Fame, Savage never returned.

Rhodes said Savage had prudently saved his money and was content to remain out of the spotlight.

"He was a recluse, almost," Rhodes said by phone. "Whatever he was doing, he wanted that privacy. Yeah, he was out of the picture for 10 years, but he didn’t want to be in the picture."

Savage was a minor league catcher in the 1970s for St. Louis and Cincinnati before turning in the uniform for tights. His father, Angelo Poffo, was a longtime wrestler, and his brother, "Leaping" Lanny Poffo, was also a 1980s WWF mainstay. Condolences from fans poured in to Lanny Poffo’s Facebook page on Friday.

Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.

AP Sports Writer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia contributed to this report.

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Wrestler known as ‘Macho Man’ dies in Fla. wreck

Randy "Macho Man" Savage, a larger-than-life personality from professional wrestling’s 1980s flying-elbow heyday known for his raspy voice, brash style and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was 58.

A Florida Highway Patrol crash report said the former wrestler &mdash whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo &mdash was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he lost control in Pinellas County around 9:25 a.m. The Jeep veered over the raised concrete median divider, crossed over the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a tree.

Police said he may have suffered a "medical event" before the accident, but the report did not elaborate, and it said officials would need to perform an autopsy to know for sure.

The report said a woman in the vehicle, identified as Barbara L. Poffo, 56, suffered minor injuries. A statement from Stamford, Conn.-based World Wrestling Entertainment said the passenger was the wrestler’s current wife. Both were wearing their seatbelts, according to the police report.

"Poffo will be greatly missed by WWE and his fans," the statement said.

Savage was a charismatic wrestler made famous for his "Macho Man" nickname and his "Oooh Yeah!" catchphrase. He was a champion in Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation, and later Ted Turner’s now-defunct World Championship Wrestling.

Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships.

"Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife," WWE said.

Savage defined the mega-watt personalities of the 1980s World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). He wore sequined robes bejeweled with "Macho Man" on the back, rainbow-colored cowboy hats and colorful bandanas and oversized sunglasses, part of a unique look that helped build the WWF into a mainstream phenomenon.

For most of his career, his valet, Miss Elizabeth, was by his side. The woman, Elizabeth Hulette, was his real-life wife at the time. They later divorced, and Hulette died in 2003 at 42 in what was later ruled a prescription drug overdose.

Savage’s death was not the first to catch the wrestling world by surprise.

Chris Benoit killed his wife and son and then committed suicide in their Georgia home in 2007 Benoit was 40.

Eddie Guerrero was 38 when he died of a heart attack in 2005 after a history of alcohol and drug problems.

Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig died of a cocaine overdose in 2003 at 44. That same year, Michael "Road Warrior Hawk" Hegstrand died from a heart attack at 46. He had battled alcohol and drugs, as well as steroids.

In 1999, wrestler Owen Hart, 33, was killed when he fell from an apparatus as he was being lowered into the ring from the ceiling of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

The WWF made Savage their champion after a win over Ted DiBiase in the main event at WrestleMania in 1988.

Savage had not appeared for a major wrestling organization since 2004, when he performed for Total Nonstop Action.

He was at times both the most popular and most hated wrestler in entertainment. His flying elbow off the top rope was mimicked by basement and backyard wrestlers everywhere. Savage made good use of his deep, raspy voice as a corporate pitchman as well, for years ordering Slim Jim fans to "Snap into a Slim Jim!"

He’s most known for his legendary rivalries with Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair. Wrestlers took to Twitter to let fans know Savage won’t be forgotten.

"There’s probably five or six of us, with Andre (the Giant) and Hogan and thankfully myself and Flair, that, when their names pop up, even if you’re not a fan, you know who in the hell these people are," said former wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "You say, ‘I know this guy. I know Macho Man Randy Savage.’ He was part of that breed. We lost a good one."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hailed Savage as one of his childhood inspirations and heroes, while Mick "Cactus Jack" Foley called Savage "one of my favorite performers."

Hogan said he and Savage had just started talking again after 10 years.

"He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him," Hogan wrote.

While so many personalities who left the WWF for WCW like Hogan, Roddy Piper and Mean Gene Okerlund were welcomed back to the company and even inducted into the Hall of Fame, Savage never returned.

Rhodes said Savage had prudently saved his money and was content to remain out of the spotlight.

"He was a recluse, almost," Rhodes said by phone. "Whatever he was doing, he wanted that privacy. Yeah, he was out of the picture for 10 years, but he didn’t want to be in the picture."

Savage was a minor league catcher in the 1970s for St. Louis and Cincinnati before turning in the uniform for tights. His father, Angelo Poffo, was a longtime wrestler, and his brother, "Leaping" Lanny Poffo, was also a 1980s WWF mainstay. Condolences from fans poured in to Lanny Poffo’s Facebook page on Friday.

Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.

AP Sports Writer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia contributed to this report.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


Wrestler known as ‘Macho Man’ dies in Fla. wreck

Randy "Macho Man" Savage, a larger-than-life personality from professional wrestling’s 1980s flying-elbow heyday known for his raspy voice, brash style and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was 58.

A Florida Highway Patrol crash report said the former wrestler &mdash whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo &mdash was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he lost control in Pinellas County around 9:25 a.m. The Jeep veered over the raised concrete median divider, crossed over the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a tree.

Police said he may have suffered a "medical event" before the accident, but the report did not elaborate, and it said officials would need to perform an autopsy to know for sure.

The report said a woman in the vehicle, identified as Barbara L. Poffo, 56, suffered minor injuries. A statement from Stamford, Conn.-based World Wrestling Entertainment said the passenger was the wrestler’s current wife. Both were wearing their seatbelts, according to the police report.

"Poffo will be greatly missed by WWE and his fans," the statement said.

Savage was a charismatic wrestler made famous for his "Macho Man" nickname and his "Oooh Yeah!" catchphrase. He was a champion in Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation, and later Ted Turner’s now-defunct World Championship Wrestling.

Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships.

"Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife," WWE said.

Savage defined the mega-watt personalities of the 1980s World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). He wore sequined robes bejeweled with "Macho Man" on the back, rainbow-colored cowboy hats and colorful bandanas and oversized sunglasses, part of a unique look that helped build the WWF into a mainstream phenomenon.

For most of his career, his valet, Miss Elizabeth, was by his side. The woman, Elizabeth Hulette, was his real-life wife at the time. They later divorced, and Hulette died in 2003 at 42 in what was later ruled a prescription drug overdose.

Savage’s death was not the first to catch the wrestling world by surprise.

Chris Benoit killed his wife and son and then committed suicide in their Georgia home in 2007 Benoit was 40.

Eddie Guerrero was 38 when he died of a heart attack in 2005 after a history of alcohol and drug problems.

Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig died of a cocaine overdose in 2003 at 44. That same year, Michael "Road Warrior Hawk" Hegstrand died from a heart attack at 46. He had battled alcohol and drugs, as well as steroids.

In 1999, wrestler Owen Hart, 33, was killed when he fell from an apparatus as he was being lowered into the ring from the ceiling of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

The WWF made Savage their champion after a win over Ted DiBiase in the main event at WrestleMania in 1988.

Savage had not appeared for a major wrestling organization since 2004, when he performed for Total Nonstop Action.

He was at times both the most popular and most hated wrestler in entertainment. His flying elbow off the top rope was mimicked by basement and backyard wrestlers everywhere. Savage made good use of his deep, raspy voice as a corporate pitchman as well, for years ordering Slim Jim fans to "Snap into a Slim Jim!"

He’s most known for his legendary rivalries with Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair. Wrestlers took to Twitter to let fans know Savage won’t be forgotten.

"There’s probably five or six of us, with Andre (the Giant) and Hogan and thankfully myself and Flair, that, when their names pop up, even if you’re not a fan, you know who in the hell these people are," said former wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "You say, ‘I know this guy. I know Macho Man Randy Savage.’ He was part of that breed. We lost a good one."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hailed Savage as one of his childhood inspirations and heroes, while Mick "Cactus Jack" Foley called Savage "one of my favorite performers."

Hogan said he and Savage had just started talking again after 10 years.

"He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him," Hogan wrote.

While so many personalities who left the WWF for WCW like Hogan, Roddy Piper and Mean Gene Okerlund were welcomed back to the company and even inducted into the Hall of Fame, Savage never returned.

Rhodes said Savage had prudently saved his money and was content to remain out of the spotlight.

"He was a recluse, almost," Rhodes said by phone. "Whatever he was doing, he wanted that privacy. Yeah, he was out of the picture for 10 years, but he didn’t want to be in the picture."

Savage was a minor league catcher in the 1970s for St. Louis and Cincinnati before turning in the uniform for tights. His father, Angelo Poffo, was a longtime wrestler, and his brother, "Leaping" Lanny Poffo, was also a 1980s WWF mainstay. Condolences from fans poured in to Lanny Poffo’s Facebook page on Friday.

Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.

AP Sports Writer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia contributed to this report.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.


Wrestler known as ‘Macho Man’ dies in Fla. wreck

Randy "Macho Man" Savage, a larger-than-life personality from professional wrestling’s 1980s flying-elbow heyday known for his raspy voice, brash style and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was 58.

A Florida Highway Patrol crash report said the former wrestler &mdash whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo &mdash was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he lost control in Pinellas County around 9:25 a.m. The Jeep veered over the raised concrete median divider, crossed over the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a tree.

Police said he may have suffered a "medical event" before the accident, but the report did not elaborate, and it said officials would need to perform an autopsy to know for sure.

The report said a woman in the vehicle, identified as Barbara L. Poffo, 56, suffered minor injuries. A statement from Stamford, Conn.-based World Wrestling Entertainment said the passenger was the wrestler’s current wife. Both were wearing their seatbelts, according to the police report.

"Poffo will be greatly missed by WWE and his fans," the statement said.

Savage was a charismatic wrestler made famous for his "Macho Man" nickname and his "Oooh Yeah!" catchphrase. He was a champion in Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation, and later Ted Turner’s now-defunct World Championship Wrestling.

Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships.

"Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife," WWE said.

Savage defined the mega-watt personalities of the 1980s World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). He wore sequined robes bejeweled with "Macho Man" on the back, rainbow-colored cowboy hats and colorful bandanas and oversized sunglasses, part of a unique look that helped build the WWF into a mainstream phenomenon.

For most of his career, his valet, Miss Elizabeth, was by his side. The woman, Elizabeth Hulette, was his real-life wife at the time. They later divorced, and Hulette died in 2003 at 42 in what was later ruled a prescription drug overdose.

Savage’s death was not the first to catch the wrestling world by surprise.

Chris Benoit killed his wife and son and then committed suicide in their Georgia home in 2007 Benoit was 40.

Eddie Guerrero was 38 when he died of a heart attack in 2005 after a history of alcohol and drug problems.

Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig died of a cocaine overdose in 2003 at 44. That same year, Michael "Road Warrior Hawk" Hegstrand died from a heart attack at 46. He had battled alcohol and drugs, as well as steroids.

In 1999, wrestler Owen Hart, 33, was killed when he fell from an apparatus as he was being lowered into the ring from the ceiling of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo.

The WWF made Savage their champion after a win over Ted DiBiase in the main event at WrestleMania in 1988.

Savage had not appeared for a major wrestling organization since 2004, when he performed for Total Nonstop Action.

He was at times both the most popular and most hated wrestler in entertainment. His flying elbow off the top rope was mimicked by basement and backyard wrestlers everywhere. Savage made good use of his deep, raspy voice as a corporate pitchman as well, for years ordering Slim Jim fans to "Snap into a Slim Jim!"

He’s most known for his legendary rivalries with Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair. Wrestlers took to Twitter to let fans know Savage won’t be forgotten.

"There’s probably five or six of us, with Andre (the Giant) and Hogan and thankfully myself and Flair, that, when their names pop up, even if you’re not a fan, you know who in the hell these people are," said former wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. "You say, ‘I know this guy. I know Macho Man Randy Savage.’ He was part of that breed. We lost a good one."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hailed Savage as one of his childhood inspirations and heroes, while Mick "Cactus Jack" Foley called Savage "one of my favorite performers."

Hogan said he and Savage had just started talking again after 10 years.

"He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him," Hogan wrote.

While so many personalities who left the WWF for WCW like Hogan, Roddy Piper and Mean Gene Okerlund were welcomed back to the company and even inducted into the Hall of Fame, Savage never returned.

Rhodes said Savage had prudently saved his money and was content to remain out of the spotlight.

"He was a recluse, almost," Rhodes said by phone. "Whatever he was doing, he wanted that privacy. Yeah, he was out of the picture for 10 years, but he didn’t want to be in the picture."

Savage was a minor league catcher in the 1970s for St. Louis and Cincinnati before turning in the uniform for tights. His father, Angelo Poffo, was a longtime wrestler, and his brother, "Leaping" Lanny Poffo, was also a 1980s WWF mainstay. Condolences from fans poured in to Lanny Poffo’s Facebook page on Friday.

Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.

AP Sports Writer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia contributed to this report.

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