According to TMZ.com,
Macho Man Randy Savage has died in a car accident in Tampa, Florida. The story reports that his brother Lanny Poffo claims he had a heart attack at the wheel while driving.
Savage was 58.
For real homie, the most hip-hop of all these wrestling niggas.
And yea, that is a REAL song, b.
Rest In Piece Larry “Macho Man Randy Savage” Poffo
“I’m Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Bob Backlund” (c) Cam’ron
The world of professional wrestling and hip hop both have a lot more in common than we think, for example:
- They both have a lot of interesting characters/personalities
- A lot of the entertainers have feuds with each other
- Many legends died at a young age in both industries
- A large section of nostalgic fans yearn for the good old days
I’m not gonna front, I was a huge wrestling fan even into my adulthood. I remember having ringside seats at the 2000 Royal Rumble in New York and to be honest, the atmosphere and action in Madison Square Garden that night was better then any Jay-Z concert I’ve been to there.
So here is a reminder of hip hop & professional wrestling being an ingenious combination (before John Cena obliterated that theory) – word to Lex Luger. (more…)