THUNDER BAY – WRESTLING – Randy “Macho Man” Savage is headed to the WWE Hall of Fame.
Randy Poffo, or as he was better known in professional wrestling, the “Macho Man” was an iconic star of the WWE, known for his colourful ring attire and his flying elbow smash.
Savage won 20 championships during his 32-year career. He held six world championships between the WWF and WCW, having won the WWF 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. A one time WWF Intercontinental Champion, WWE (formerly WWF) has named Savage as the greatest champion of all time and credited him for bringing “a higher level of credibility to the title through his amazing in-ring performances.” He was also the 1987 WWF King of the Ring and the 1995 WCW World War 3 winner.
A major pay-per-view attraction in the 1980s and 1990s, Savage headlined WrestleManias IV, V and VIII, as well as four of the first five SummerSlam shows, the 1995 edition of WCW’s Starrcade, and many other events. Hulk Hogan, face of the WWF during the professional wrestling “Golden Era” of the 1980s and early 1990s, has recognized Savage as a highly influential performer, and the only man during Hogan’s dominance with whom revenues “would stay the same, or get better” when he was WWF Champion.