The news today was sudden and surprising: Randy "Macho Man" Savage is dead at age 58 after having a heart attack while driving, tragically careening into a tree.
He was an incredible part of my childhood, whether he was snapping into a Slim Jim or snapping backs in the WWF. I highly doubt that anyone in the present day possesses that rare mix of personality and strength.
Here's a video that is quite enjoyable to watch, though difficult through the "1990s vision" of the video quality:
They just don't make them like this anymore.
One of my good friends has suggested that, in honor of Macho Man, the stars have aligned to provide the perfect homage: in tomorrow's 136th Preakness Stakes, Mucho Macho Man has 6/1 odds to win the race.
Why not wager some money on Mucho Macho Man? His efforts will be fully appreciated by wrestling fans and equestrian aficionados alike. This could be the perfect way to finally blend the two sports, creating a perfect "eqwrestlian" sport that embodies all the finest Greek Olympiad measures of athleticism: strength, endurance, stamina, and spandex.
R.I.P. Randy Savage.