"Macho Man" Randy Savage
Oh Yeah! Those two words signify an instantly recognizable catchphrase, belonging to one man. One of the all-time greats in "Macho Man" Randy Savage. While Savage had a long career prior to entering the World Wrestling Federation in 1985 it was there he would rise to superstardom.
Savage was immediately presented as something special, being touted as "the top free agent in wrestling" with all the established managers looking to sign him. Savage would eventually shock the world by declining all of them and introducing Miss Elizabeth (his real-life wife) as his new manager. From there it was one highlight after another with Savage almost immediately starting a hot feud with champion Hulk Hogan, winning the Intercontinental
title in 1986 from Tito Santana, having one the greatest matches of all-time at WrestleMania III with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat in 1987 and in a surprising turn of events, turned babyface later that year. Savage would actually eclipse Hogan in popularity for a short time and ultimately win his first WWF World Title in a tournament at WrestleMania IV. Later that year the "old" Savage began to reappear, accusing his "Megapowers" partner Hogan of lusting after Elizabeth setting up a turn which culminated in Savage dropping the belt at WrestleMania V. Savage would remain at the top of the card topping the legendary Ric Flair for a second WWF title in 1992 and eventually jumping to WCW where he won an additional four world titles. While Savage, unfortunately, passed away in 2011 "Macho Madness" will live forever!
Randy Savage Main Display
This the main display dedicated to "Macho Man" Randy Savage. The display features a photo from Savage's peak as WWF Champion with Miss Elizabeth at his side. Beside the photo is my original Savage bandana from the 80's serving as the background and a nice cut signature I obtained on a WCW poster at a rare convention appearance in the late 90's. Below the photo is a WWE replica mini-belt of the "winged eagle" held by Savage during this period and Topps trading card. Part of the classic WWF area.
WWF Program 135
WWF Program volume 135 featuring the tagline "He's Got it! The Girl, The Belt, What Next?"
Randy Savage LJN figure 1986
Randy "Macho Man' Savage LJN figure. Issued in the third series of the line in 1986.
Savage/Elizabeth Title Photo
Up close of the Savage/Elizabeth 1988 "Title" photo with the wing eagle WWF Championnship.
Signature & Bandana closeup
Close up of the bandana background & autograph. I actually wore this bandana on my wrist to WrestleMania 5.
WWE Title Winged Eagle Replica
WWE "Winged Eagle" replica mini-belt. Since I did have enough room for the full-sized title belt I thought this was a great way to commemorate Savage's title run and compliment the picture
Topps TNF 2018 Trading Card
While I don't usually included regular "base" trading cards in my display this one fit perfectly. Another great shot of the "Macho Man" the way I remember him in starred tights, yellow boots/kneepads and his classic silver robe.
Macho Madness Vintage T-Shirt
Here' something you don't see everyday. While Savage's classic purple "Macho Man" shirt is what is best remembered (and reproduced to this day) this shirt is difficult to come by and rarely seen. Purchased at at a house show at the NJ Meadowlands arena in 1988 it is a true time capsule with all the graphics being ironed on to a plain blue shirt.
Bandana & Glasses
Prior to the bandana going under glass I took this photo to show it at full size. Along with the bandana is a pair of Savage style sunglasses I purchased in the 80's. These were not an official WWF Product at the time, as these were regular sunglasses that happened to be in style at the time. Hindsight being 20/20 I should have gotten them in white but the time I was just thrilled to get the same style glassed and equally thrilled they survived all these years.
Randy Savage Defining Moments
Randy "Macho Man" Savage defining moments figure from Mattel. Depicts Savage in his outfit from his iconic match with Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania 3.
Back of Defining Moments Fifure
Back of the packaging detailing the significance of the figure.