Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Accident
Professional wrestling has lost one of its greatest legends today as Macho Man Randy Savage died following a car accident in Tampa, Florida.
Randy Savage, 58, was behind the wheel of his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he had a heart attack and lost control of his vehicle. Florida Highway Patrol Officers say his jeep then veered across a concrete median, traveled through oncoming traffic, and eventually collided head-on with a tree. He was transported to Largo Medical Center, but passed away shortly after from his injuries. Macho Man’s wife of one year, Lynn, was also in the car, but she only sustained minor injuries in the accident. Both of them were wearing their seatbelts at the time and police say alcohol was not a factor. An investigation into the accident is currently underway.
This news will without a doubt come as a shock to wrestling fans and fighters alike, as Randy Savage will always be remembered as one of the all-time greats, along with the likes of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Brett “The Hitman” Hart. His career began in 1973. Over the course of the next 32 years, he would win the WWF Championship twice and the WCW Championship four times, finishing off most of his matches with his patented diving elbow drop off the top ropes. On February 18, 2005, he officially retired from wrestling.
Here is a tribute to the career of Macho Man Randy Savage. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.