Wednesday, February 26, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: The Musical Legacy of Randy "Macho Man" Savage

Interesting fact: I used to have this purple T-shirt. I bought it when I saw the
Macho Man wrestle at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque circa early '90s.

When some people think of music and "Macho Man," they might be thinking of an old Village People song.

But people who think that are wrong. Instead, they should immediately think of the music of the late great Randy Mario Poffo, better known as Randy "Macho Man" Savage, whose contributions to popular music are not quite as well known as his contributions to professional wrestling.

Or Slim Jims.

But those of us who truly cherish the memory of the Macho Man also appreciate his contributions to music, specifically hip hop. He was a major force in White Rap, as evidenced in songs like this (which is aimed at longtime rival Hulk Hogan)

Here's another:

Here's a tribute, by one Mike Diva, to the wrestling, the music, the Slim Jims of Randy, who died in 2011.

But, surprisingly, Randy had his detractors. One was a radio shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge, who spent many years as Hulk Hogan's leading sycophant, who even let the Hulkster have sex with his wife. 

But that stupid tune does nothing to diminish the glory that was Randy Savage, who was so mighty, British composer honored him with this piece in 1901 -- More than 50 years before Savage was born. And Savage was humbled enough to use it for his entrance music.

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