Randy Savage

Randall Mario Poffo, or Macho Man Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler, known for his stints in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling.

Savage has won twenty titles in his career: six world titles, having won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship twice and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship four times.

He also won the ICW World Heavyweight Championship three times and the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship once. Although he was only a one-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, WWE named him the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time, crediting him with "bringing the title to a higher level of credibility through his incredible performances".

Savage was also the winner of the 1987 WWF King of the Ring and the 1995 WCW World War 3. A major pay-per-view attraction in the 1980s and 1990s, Savage main evented WrestleMania IV and WrestleMania V, also wrestling for the WWF Championship at WrestleMania VIII, as well as four of the first five shows at SummerSlam, the 1995 edition of WCW Starrcade, and many other events.

The figure of Savage was inextricably linked to the figure of Miss Elizabeth. Savage's jealousy of her was the trigger for his feud with Hulk Hogan in the WWF. Savage and Elizabeth were married in the ring during SummerSlam 1991 in the famous Match Made in Heaven, due to storyline necessity. The two had actually already married in real life in December 1984. The marriage in the ring, as well as in real life, did not last long. Legally, the two divorced in 1992.

On the morning of May 20, 2011, Randy Savage died in a car accident in Seminole, Florida. Police said Savage suffered a heart attack while driving his Jeep Wrangler with his wife and lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The version was confirmed by his brother Lanny.

The accident happened at 9:25 am. After the accident, Savage was transported to Largo Medical Center, where he died of his severe injuries. His wife Lynn, who was traveling with him, suffered only minor injuries. From an initial examination of the accident, the police clarified that both Randy and his wife were wearing seat belts at the moment of impact and all examinations show absolute negativity to alcohol or drugs.

On May 30, 2011, 10 days after Savage's death, WWE owner Vince McMahon, with whom the wrestler had previously had irreconcilable disagreements about his exit from the federation dating back to 1994, paid tribute to Savage in an article in the magazine Time.