It is with great sadness that I have to write about the death of Randy Savage today. TMZ.com is reportingthat former WWE champion Randy Savage has died in a car accident. Savage’s brother Lanny Poffo confirms the news.I am filled with emotion and have chills as I sit here and write this. I saw an email come through from TMZ.com but didn’t believe it. I thought it was some goofy hoax or cruel headline. Well apparently it is true and it is a terrible day for pro wrestling and the friends and family of Randy Poffo. Randy Savage was 58 years old.
I was a big Randy Savage fan growing up. As a tape trader, Savage got my attention with his feud in Memphis against Jerry Lawler. I was always a fan who loved promos and wrestling interviews and Savage was tremendous. Watching Savage’s intensity for the first time was unlike anything I was watching in the WWF or even NWA. It was apparent quick that Savage was on his way to greatness.