Following the news that former WWE, WCW, and TNA Wrestling star “Macho Man” Randy Savage died in a tragic car accident today, various wrestling names have taken to their social media accounts to recall the life of Savage in the professional wrestling industry, whether they met him or not. The Rock, for example, posted the following tweet shortly after the news was broken this morning, “RIP Randy “Macho Man” Savage – you were one of my childhood inspirations and heroes. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family.”
Kevin Nash, who worked with Savage during his WCW run in the late 1990s, said that he “lost a close friend today. If anybody in heaven is wondering who the cat in the ugly cowboy hat is it’s Randy. Love you Bro. Never another.” Former WWE Champion Christian had this to say about Savage: “Sad to hear about “Macho Man”Randy Savage..Only met him once briefly. No doubt 1 of the best & influenced so many performers you see today RIP”
Other notable tweets:
Eric Bischoff: Very sad to hear the news about Randy Savage. Randy was as passionate about the wrestling business, as intense of a performer and as honest of a person as anyone I have had the privilage of working with. He will be missed. Randy loved his family deeply and my thoughts and prayers are with them.
Honky Tonk Man: Such sad news fans. We are lost for words. One of the greatest of all time.
Jim Ross: Just heard Macho Man died this morning of a heart attack while driving his vehicle in Tampa. Condolences to all Randy Savage fans/family.
Steve Corino: I can’t believe Randy Savage just passed. One of the most amazing talents EVER in pro-wrestling. Wow. Just wow.
Tara: RIP Randy Savage. A true legend.
Tommy Dreamer: Randy Savage was the 1st person I saw piledrive someone thru a table. Thanks 4 all the memories. Hope u walk the aisle w/ Liz & Sherri again
Mick Foley: I just heard the sad news about the Macho Man. Randy Savage was one of my favorites performers, and my heart goes out to his loved ones.
Trish Stratus: Rest in peace Randy-my first inspiration in the ring. My prayers & condolences to the Savage family
Torrie Wilson: Just heard the news of Macho Man Randy Savage passing…Rest in peace Randy.
Jeff Jarrett: His madness. Randy is gone, but will never be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers are w the entire Poffo family.
Wade Barrett: Bow to the kingdom of the madness. RIP Macho Man, amazing performer.
Scotty 2 Hotty: So sad to hear of the passing of Randy Savage.
Jim Cornette: Our deepest condolences in losing another legend. R.I.P. Randy.
Roddy Piper: To SAD TO TWEET..
Curt Hawkins: RIP Macho Man Randy Savage… One of wrestling’s all time greats.
JTG: To one of my favorite Hall of Famers, inducted or not. Macho Man Randy Savage. R.I.P OOOOOOOOOH YEEEEEEEAH !