mGrowOld

May 20th, 2011 at 12:45 PM ^

Whenever i heard him talk (yell?) i always thought "now there's a guy whose underwear is too tight"

Yeah.......

You'll be missed Macho Man...one of a kind.

Six Zero

May 20th, 2011 at 12:54 PM ^

The pink leopard-spot male bikini-brief underwear industry will never be the same.

And I suppose the same could be said about the plastic window-blind sunglasses sector as well.

Arrividerci, Bone Saw McGraw...

pinkfloyd2000

May 20th, 2011 at 1:10 PM ^

...and was awesome, this guy was at the very heart of it. And I, as a kid, ate it all up. Still remember those awesome Saturday nights where SNL would be preempted by Saturday Night's Main Event.

Macho Man vs. Ricky The Dragon Steamboat in Wrestlemania III was about as good as wrestling ever got.

Wolverine In Exile

May 20th, 2011 at 1:57 PM ^

and true story... when Steamboat got his larynx crushed by the bell, he was actually supposed to win the WM3 match AND go on a long run as intercontinental champ to build him up as a main eventer. With the injury and Steambaot wanting time off to be with his wife and newborn, and Macho becoming a Hogan foil, McMahon made the decision to force Steamboat to drop the title just a few months after WM3 and give it to the Honky Tonk Man, who then went on a still record 454 day long run as IC champ before he gave way to the Ultimate Warrior.

djs

May 20th, 2011 at 1:31 PM ^

Does anyone remember that before he joined the family business (rasslin'), Randy Poffo (aka Macho Man) was a minor league teammate of ex-Tiger Larry Herndon in the Cardinals' system? Rumor ws that Macho Man was one crazy dude and that Herndon had some hilarious stories...

Louie C

May 20th, 2011 at 1:40 PM ^

Wow. That just fucked my day up.  What's sad is that to millions of kids that grew up in the 80's,  these guys were literally and figuratively larger than life. They were heroes to a lot of us, and you don't imagine things like that happening to your heroes, no matter how old you become. It's also sad that he is yet another wrestler that has gone on to that big ring in the sky. RIP good sir.

El Jefe

May 20th, 2011 at 1:44 PM ^

back in the 80's he was one of the top dogs of the WWF.   RIP man, I had some fun times pretending to give friends the elbow off the top ropes brutha...

BRCE

May 20th, 2011 at 3:57 PM ^

Does this idiot have any sense of humor?

Old pro wrestling is hilarious and often winked at the audience. For those like yourself who think the vast majority of people who "like" it take it seriously instead of tongue-in-cheek, the joke's on you.

MGoCooper

May 20th, 2011 at 1:54 PM ^

As long as I live, forget the day when Hulk Hogan joined the NWO, and turned on Macho Man. I remember watching that at 12 years old, and my innocence being taken away. That may sound funny, but I really think a lot of other kids felt the same way, it was a shock to the system.