CLL #1290 (feat. Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage)
09/07/2000 – Thursday Night Show
Source – Lost Tape VHS (2019)
This is a fan favorite episode that gets almost universal praise for the character work alone, Randy is making his CLL debut. He returns to the show once more in 2003, Adam and Drew seem to enjoy his presence and it makes for a truly fantastic episode.
From Wiki: Randall Mario Poffo (November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011), better known by his ring name Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler, actor and color commentator best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and later World Championship Wrestling (WCW). His best known nickname was “Macho Man”.
Savage was described by ESPN‘s Bill Simmons as “one of the greatest pro wrestlers who ever lived”—a statement echoed by multiple industry performers. He was recognizable by wrestling fans for his distinctively deep and raspy voice, his flamboyant ring attire, intensity exhibited in and out of the ring, his use of “Pomp and Circumstance” as his entrance music, and his signature catch phrase, “Oooh yeah!” For most of his tenures in the WWF and WCW, Savage was managed by his real-life wife, “Miss Elizabeth” Hulette.
He won 29 titles during a 32-year career, including two WWF World Heavyweight Championships and four WCW World Heavyweight Championships. As WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Savage held similar drawing power to that of Hulk Hogan. A one-time WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, Savage was named by WWE as the greatest titleholder of all time and was credited for bringing “a higher level of credibility to the title through his amazing in-ring performances”.
Aside from championships, Savage was the 1987 WWF King of the Ring and the 1995 WCW World War 3 winner. He headlined many pay-per-view events throughout his career, including WrestleManias IV, V and VIII (being part of a double main event at the last of those presentations), four of the first five SummerSlamshows, and the 1995 Starrcade. He was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame upon its inception in 1996, with a posthumous WWE Hall of Fame induction following in 2015.
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