A Year Without “The Madness”.

Posted: May 20, 2012 by Kick Out At 2! in Robbie C, Special Features
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“The Macho Man” Randy Savage

(November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011)

It’s hard to believe it has been a year since I heard the news that Randy Savage had passed away. I can remember waking that morning and seeing the news on the internet. I can also remember a feeling of genuine sadness coming over me as I read the reports of the heart condition and car wreck that were the contributing factors in the death of one of my beloved childhood heroes.  I sit there taking a moment to reflect on the life and career of Macho Man, the life and career that was in a way part of my life.

I have said this before when I was talking about Eddie and will say it again. While not knowing these iconic superstars on a personal level per say one still tends to become attached to them. For me wrestling has been a big part of my life. At the end of the day its probably my preferred method of entertainment. You develop a relationship watching certain performers in the ring and come to know and love them based on personal reasons. It could be you share the same personality, beliefs or morals. It could be you admire their in ring work, their promo ability, how good of a character they can play or some other reason. The point is there is something about the Superstar you are a fan of that makes you click and say “HEY, THIS GUY IS GREAT!!”

Great – is probably the single word that could best describe Randy Savage. It actually brought a smile to my face seeing that his memory is alive and well with all the comments on Twitter today from fellow fans reflecting on his life and career. I know I speak for Shane and Derick when I say this but there will never be anyone like him ever again in the world of professional wrestling. We Miss You Randy.

I could write forever about this but I will close by sharing the statement that Jay Lethal wrote a year ago to honor his favorite wrestler that he molded his own career after…

“You were a tower of power that was too sweet to be sour,

  You were funky like a monkey every minute of every hour.

 For you, space was the place and time distortion had to be,

 And your fans here on earth wanted the madness for eternity.

 You met every challenge with fists clinched and face to face,

 You even fought and defeats dragons and snakes.

 Flying off the ropes with an elbow drop,

 There was no way you could ever be stopped.

 Identifiable by your voice alone,

 Even being dubbed “The Macho King” while you sat on your throne.

 We hung on your words with interviews memorable and classic,

 And we knew it was serious when you took off your glasses.

 I promise not to lose you in the sands of time,

 For you will always be that all time hero of mine.” – Jay Lethal (May 20, 2011)

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