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« on: May 20, 2011, 04:51:44 PM »

http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2011/05/tmz-macho-man-randy-savage-dies/
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 04:54:02 PM »

Aww RIP Macho Man!
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 05:00:31 PM »

RIP Macho Man, I shall snap into a Slim Jim in your honor.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 05:17:19 PM »

sad sad news. I always liked him as either the heel or the babyface.

I remember hearing something about him playing SS for the Cardinals way back?

Edit - Wiki confirms the baseball: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macho_Man_Randy_Savage#Family
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Savage was a second-generation professional wrestler; his father Angelo Poffo was a well-known wrestler in the 1950s and 1960s, who was featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! for his ability to do sit-ups for hours on end.[10] Randy's brother Lanny had a moderately successful career as a wrestler, too, most notably under the names "Leaping Lanny Poffo" and "The Genius."[10] After college, Randy was a minor league baseball outfielder[12] in the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago White Sox farm systems.[2] He injured his natural (right) throwing shoulder at one point so he learned to throw with his left arm instead. The team was managed by Jimmy Piersall.[13] Randy's last season was 1974, when he played for the Tampa Tarpons.[12]
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 07:20:02 PM »

OHHHHH NOOOOOO!
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2011, 07:25:24 PM »

He was a regular at a friends restaurant and seemed like a really great guy
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011, 08:03:03 PM »

That really sucks.  He was my favorite wrestler. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011, 11:07:06 PM »

Quote from: McNutt on May 20, 2011, 08:03:03 PM

That really sucks.  He was my favorite wrestler. 
Same here.   
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011, 12:42:40 AM »

If you look up some of the wrestlers from the 80s and early 90s a LOT of them have died young.

Mr. Perfect
Hercules Hernandez
Bam Bam Bigelow

A bunch more I can't remember.

Most from steroid related heart attacks and such...
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011, 12:45:07 PM »

Yeah, it seems like the tradeoff for being a successful pro wrestler is to have a shortened life expectancy.  Eddie Guerrero, Brian Pillman, Crash Holly, Test, Chris Candido, Umaga, Rick Rude, Big Boss Man, The British Bulldog... I could go on and on.  All died way too early. 

Something about that lifestyle (I'd guess the drugs, steroids, and constant abuse of the body) just ensures that you won't live to collect your social security checks.
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2011, 06:13:06 PM »

Big John Stud was another... lived in my neighborhood and I used to play occasionally with his son (friend of a friend).
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2011, 06:15:35 PM »

Quote from: ATB on May 21, 2011, 12:42:40 AM

If you look up some of the wrestlers from the 80s and early 90s a LOT of them have died young.

Mr. Perfect
Hercules Hernandez
Bam Bam Bigelow

A bunch more I can't remember.

Andre the Giant
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2011, 06:59:12 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 21, 2011, 06:15:35 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 21, 2011, 12:42:40 AM

If you look up some of the wrestlers from the 80s and early 90s a LOT of them have died young.

Mr. Perfect
Hercules Hernandez
Bam Bam Bigelow

A bunch more I can't remember.

Andre the Giant

He died because of untreated gigantism.

If you guys have netflix there are a few awesome instant queue things on wrestling: The one about Wrestlemania, the one about Big Show and a few others.
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2011, 08:50:14 PM »

There's a treatment for gigantism?
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2011, 09:16:39 PM »

WWF/Wrestlemania was big over here in the UK in the 80s,but i never caught the bug,i remember all my friends had the Panini sticker albums for WWF,while i had FIFA sticker albums

A friend told me about Macho Man the other day,and he said,"you know who he is don't you?"..and i replied yeah i vaguely remembered him when American Wrestling got big in the 80s(only because of the sticker albums i knew)..and then my mate said,"yeah he played Bonesaw in Spider-Man" and i replied..."OH HIM!!!"


whether i knew him or not,58 is no age to die
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2011, 09:19:39 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on May 21, 2011, 08:50:14 PM

There's a treatment for gigantism?

According to the Big Show (who also has/had it) documentary, they can get an operation on the pituitary gland or something.  BS did and andre didn't.  Otherwise he was expected to die of it too.
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2011, 10:34:16 PM »

Macho Man at least made it to 58.  I'm pretty sure no other wrestler mentioned in this thread made it to that age.  Also, Chris Candido died from complications after leg surgery, not the same steroid/drug related issues that killed everyone else, so he shouldn't be lumped into the "wrestlers dying young from steroids/drugs" category.
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2011, 03:05:34 PM »

True, but it was still due to an injury sustained in the ring.  And while not related to his death, he had a well-known recreational drug problem for several years.
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2011, 06:02:51 PM »

I used to cut the grass in sandals, so I can expect to lose my toes in a biking accident. Tongue
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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2011, 07:41:28 PM »

Quote from: Laner on May 22, 2011, 03:05:34 PM

True, but it was still due to an injury sustained in the ring.  And while not related to his death, he had a well-known recreational drug problem for several years.

So?  Drug use didn't lead to his death.  Drug use didn't cause his injury in the ring.  He doesn't fit with the rest of your list as a result.
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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2011, 08:52:18 PM »

The Macho Man you never knew


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/the_bonus/05/23/macho.man/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_t12_a2&hpt=C2
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