Ever since the WWE began it’s Hall of Fame (originally in memory of Andre the Giant), the club inducted many stars and executives involved in the wrestling business who inspired and paved the way for the wrestlers on modern-day. However, with the recent more-publicized era of the Hall of Fame (mainly thanks to the widely-promoted ceremony that takes place the night before WrestleMania), there’s been one glaring omission: the fact the “Macho Man” Randy Savage wasn’t in it. However, “wasn’t” is now the key term. HE’S FINALLY & OFFICIALLY IN!!! OOOH YEEAAHH!!!
Macho Man is without a doubt one of the most famous, important, popular and accomplished wrestlers/personalities to ever step foot in a wrestling ring, and for so long his exclusion from the WWE Hall of Fame (especially after his death in 2011) had created years of rumors, speculation and accusation. While we may never truly know why it took this long for the bridge to be rebuilt (plus, Savage and Hogan buried the hatchet shortly before Savage passed), that ended this past Monday night on RAW. In addition, it was announced that Savage would be inducted by Hulk Hogan at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in San Jose, California on March 28, the night before WrestleMania 31.
Savage was one of the most popular superstars of the ’80s thanks to his in-ring work, intense & bizarre interviews and manager, Miss Elizabeth, the “first lady of wrestling”. He held several titles (2x WWE Champion and Intercontinental Champion), famously feuded with Hulk Hogan after forming the Mega-Powers tag team with him, and later moved into a commentator’s role with the company before leaving for WCW (joining the nWo and winning the WCW Championship on numerous occasions). As a bonus, here’s Savage’s debut match with the WWE below. Rest in Peace Randy, and…..OOOOHHH YEEEAAAHH!! DIG IT!!!