Macho Man Randy Savage passed on. When I read that i thought it was the start of 2011's annual death train for retired wrestlers who every year kick the bucket as their past of steroid abuse and other excesses catch up with them. (excluding Edge's retirement from injury)
Later reading reports it was clarified that he died as a result from injuries from a car accident BUT further reading hinted it was at least reported from one source he suffered a heart attack while driving. Not confirmed though. The heart attacks are the revenge bitch of all those pill popping stimulants these monsters consumed daily.
Anyway, Macho annoyed me as a character until the Lovely Miss Elizabeth started hanging around him as his manager. Later the whole drama with Hogan ran it's course and Macho started to grow on me as a flashy motherfucker who was also a tough SOB (not a baddass SOB like Austin).
I have an old Macho King action figure from the old Habro days hanging in my study - old toys from favourite characters - Macho, Superfly Jimmy Snuka, that idiot Warrior (hey i was young back in the day), even Brutus the Barber and the Undertaker. A child's playthings that keep the manufactured innocence of bulked up characters long after they've passed on because of those very substances that grew them to super hero proportions.
RIP Macho. Hope you and Miss Elizabeth find each other in that 'rasslin arena in the sky.
More from a news report HERE.