Wrestling World Reacts to the Macho Man’s Death [Video]
Tons of wrestlers Tweeted or released statements on the death of RANDY “MACHO MAN” SAVAGE over the weekend.
HULK HOGAN posted a video saying, quote, “After over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we finally started to talk and communicate.
“He had so much life in his eyes and in his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him. We miss him a lot… I feel horrible about the 10 years he wouldn’t respond or we had no communication. This was a tough one.”
(You can watch the video here.)
Here are some of the other reactions…
THE ROCK: “RIP Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage… you were one of my childhood inspirations and heroes. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family.”
JOHN CENA: “The untimely passing of Randy Savage is indeed tragic. All true fans of wrestling will mourn this loss. One of the all time greats.”
CHRIS JERICHO: “Randy Savage was a true influence and inspiration to me and taught me some very important lessons, in and out of the ring. Rest in peace Mach.”
KEVIN “DIESEL” NASH: “I 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.”
MICK FOLEY: “Though I only met Randy Savage a handful of times, he was one of my all-time favorite performers… I loved his style, in the ring and on the microphone.”
THE HONKY TONK MAN: “Macho Man was one of the all time greats and will be greatly missed… A very sad day for wrestling.”
SHAWN MICHAELS: “We’ve lost one of the greats!! Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Randy Savage.”
Last but not least, ROWDY RODDY PIPER inadvertently expressed the least appropriate sentiment of the day.
He Tweeted, quote, “I’m going to drive. Wrestlers think best when they drive. All my love to Lanny and his daddy Angelo! Wrestled them both. My [heart] hurts 4 U”
(Wrestlers think best when they drive? Then maybe you should have driven before you wrote your statement. Just sayin’. Still got mad love for the Rowdy One.) (???)
(By the way… “Lanny” is Macho Man’s brother. He achieved some fame… although not as much as Randy… under the names “Leaping” Lanny Poffo and “The Genius”.)