Sunday, September 21, 2008

WWE Blackballs Randy Savage

The “Macho Man" Randy Savage is a household name when it comes to the world of pro wrestling. The burning question is why Savage is banned from every aspect of the WWE, Here is the rumor in full that has been floating around the internet for years. Savage left the WWF in 1994 rather abruptly. It was always rumored that he left because Hogan did and that could have had something to do with it but the prevalent story now is that he was fired because he had sex with Stephanie McMahon, daughter of Vince McMahon. It is said that the name "Randy Savage" is not to be uttered in the presence of Vince to this day. The Macho Man is, even to this day, one of the most famous names in wrestling history and should have been the first one inducted into the WWE hall of fame.

When you say "The Macho Man" everyone thinks Ooooooooohhhhhh Yeeeeeahhhhhhh, I can only imagine him saying that after he was done with Stephanie!! LOL. He was a charismatic speaker; his trademark deep, raspy voice is a voice that I would bet that all of us tried to imitate at some point in our youth. His character was able to translate as a face and a heel. He has gone on to the be the spokesman for Slim Jim and it has been an effective ad campaign... when I see a Slim Jim all I can think about is "Snap into a Slim Jim... Ooooohhhhhh Yeeeeahhhhh". He finished out his career as a lunatic in the WCW and I don't blame him for that, it was nearly impossible for the WCW to promote any of its wrestlers (even the great Bret Hart was a mere second card guy in his term in the WCW). The Macho Man is every bit as ubiquitous with professional wrestling as the Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania. That is why his impact is a 10...he and Hogan created the sport that we loved growing up. I would pay money to see him bust out a "Oohhhhh Yeahhhhh" one more time in the ring. That lasting impact is what this list is all about, fleeting stars and gimmicks are everywhere in the annals of professional wrestling but characters like The Macho Man will live forever no matter how much McMahon tries to blackball him.

In a late breaking news story "Macho Man" Randy Savage, who wrestled on nine out of the first ten WrestleManias and came away with the WWF Championship on two of them, will not be a character available to play on the upcoming "Legends of Wrestlemania" video game, which is scheduled for release next March. At Vince McMahon's discretion, a few big names were excluded from the game for one reason or another, most notably Randy Savage and Mick Foley. Sources say THQ officials were most unhappy about not being able to feature Savage and Foley in the game. At least in Foley's case, he was originally scheduled to appear in the game, but following his departure from WWE a few weeks ago and now showing up in TNA, McMahon made the decision to pull his character.

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