Wrestling fans world wide mourn as beloved former wrestler “Macho Man” Randy Savage was tragically killed in a car crash Friday morning in Seminole, FL. Savage lost control of his 2009 Jeep Wrangler as he headed west on Park Blvd right around 9:30 this morning. The vehicle hit head on into a tree after having crossed the eastbound lanes and jumping the curb. Savage was transported to the Largo Medical Center, however efforts to save his life were unsuccessful and the wrestling legend died at the hospital.
The only passenger in the vehicle is believed to be Savage’s wife, and she sustained only minor injuries. Savage was 58 years old, and has remained a popular figure from the professional wrestling arena. Authorities suspect that he may have suffered from a ‘medical event’ prior to loosing control of the vehicle, however an autopsy would be needed to be certain.
Randy Savage, better known as Macho Man was a famous part of the professional wrestling scene, having gotten his start in the World Wrestling Federation back in 1985. He remained one of the most popular wrestlers for over two decades, starring on the WCW, WWE, and TNA wrestling programs, and held titles from more than twenty championships.
His unique and extravagant exploits in the ring made him into a superstar, along with his famous “Oooooooh Yeeaahhhh. He was also a spokesman in the Slim Jim commercials.
Other bay area professional wrestlers were deeply saddened by the news of Randy Savage’s death, including Sean Waltman and XPac. Watlman had tears in his eyes when he reminisced about Macho Man giving him his first pair of wrestling boots, and how much he will miss his friend.
Hulk Hogan was a close friend of Savage’s, and immediately Twittered a message of tribute to Macho Man, as well as setting up a Facebook tribute page to him. Hulk Hogan, another great wrestling legend from the same era, described Randy Macho Man Savage as one of the greatest ever.