Posted by Warrior on Monday, May 23, 2011 · 67 Comments
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NICE TRIBUTE WARRIOR,
I WAS PRETTY PISSED OFF ON HOW WWE HANDLED MACHO’S TRIBUTE. IT JUST SEEMED TO FAKE. MAYBE IT’S JUST ME. I JUST FEEL SORRY FOR THE LOVED ONE’S OF THESE GUY’S THAT ARE LEAVING US WAY TO SOON. THE LIST IS WAY TO LONG THESE YOUNGER WRESTLERS NEED TO WAKE UP AND LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING TO THE GUY’S WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR THEM. IT’S JUST SAD TO SEE THEM GO AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE. THESE GUY’S NEED A EXIT PLAN FOR WHEN THEY LEAVE. SO MANY OF THESE GUY’S ARE JUST LOST SOULS THAT DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU WARRIOR FOR BEING REAL WITH YOUR FAN’S AND NOT TREATING US LIKE WE ARE STILL IN OUR TEENS. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU IN ALL THAT YOU DO IN YOUR FUTURE. WARRIOR FAN FOREVER AND EVER.
Hi Warrior I’m a big fan. I like that you honnored Randy the way you. You did right by him more then alot off peolpe.
I think it bs the way some peolpe talked shit about him when he was alive and not that he;s gone there singing his prise’s.
What do you think about the roomers that’s been going around about Randy and Stephaine and how Randy left the WWE in 94?
Also i saw the youtuble video of you and the Iron Shiek. What was that all about and how do you feel about how he’s did a 180 about all the things he’s said about Randy?
Wheres the vids at, there gone from your blog!!
Like all of the warriors who have commented before me, even I’d like to thank you for this sincere, heartfelt, and very real tribute to the one and only Macho Man.
However much any of us say in genuine praise about Randy and the Macho Man character, it will never be enough. Whilst the wrestling business today consists of professional wrestlers that are just fairly normal men, in the 90s, the business was made up of larger-than-life superstars… And by God, Macho Man was one heck of a character. Nobody can talk about that golden era of sports entertainment without mentioning Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, and Randy ‘Macho Man/King’ Savage. The world really has lost a true legend in Randy.
One of the best things about this Macho Man tribute is your understanding of the man that Randy was — the fact that the understanding of Randy has allowed you to break the regular convention of “RIP” in favour of wishes that you KNOW Randy’s soul will appreciate, is truly brilliant. An intense soul like Randy deserves no less than absolute power and intensity — after all, he’s earned it.
Not only was Randy amazing in the ring (awesome agility, work rate, INTENSITY, mannerisms… man, the list goes on forever!), but he was clearly one of the few that was a great man outside the ring also. The fact that was actually able to retire from the wrestling business and not keep going back means that he was one of the few who took care of his finances and was responsible with his money. It takes class to be able to walk away from the public spotlight, and to focus on living a more positive and happy life with loved ones.
Macho Man was definitely amongst the all-time best in the ring — every single match I ever saw him work was intense, and powerful. Just like Ultimate Warrior, even the Macho Man character didn’t follow an already tried and tested approach… no, Randy went out there and created something totally new — something that hadn’t been seen before, and something that would inspire countless others in the business. The promos he cut, and the unique style he brought to the ring (who can ever forget those signature stabbing jabs, and the flying elbow?) is something that will always remain etched in the memories of us fans.
For what it’s worth Warrior, although I think that WrestleMania 6 was the most significant match of Ultimate Warrior’s career, I think that WrestleMania 7 was the best match. The INTENSITY of the two superstars was just off the hook, and both yourself and Randy had everything down to a tee. That match worked on multiple levels — powerful moves, perfect timing, high emotion, and everything else that makes a match legendary. What you guys did that night at WrestleMania 7 was phenomenal. I’m going to watch that match again tonight.
Thank you Warrior, and of course, thank you Randy for your hard work and memories that will indeed live forever.
What a unfair tragedy. Such a real man gone. Well spoken video warrior. It has ripped so much of us to pieces. I pray for him,his family,fans and you warrior. Be strong.
Hay Warrior thanks for an awesome tribute, I grew up watching you guys and tho I never met Randy, I did meet you in Manchester a few years ago at a signing, and it really made my childhood self feel complete.
Meeting a hero like yourself who I’ve always looked upto talk so thoughtful about another man, friend, co-worker, truly shows how great Randy was. Like you he has a crazy persona on stage but from your words, you get the feeling behind he was just a nice good man, happy for what he was doing, helping “put people over” to help the business, not many people did that *cough*HULK*cough* and you don’t see it much now.
Nice trbute Warrior. Macho man never got the praise he deserved in life. He was one of a kind
Hi warrior – awesome tribute videos. Great job. Savage was a true great, and your matches with him rivaled some of the best of all times. You two always had great chemistry together, and this is very sad for the business in general.
Thanks again. By the way, you’re clearly the best character on the new All Stars video game. It’s great.
This was a great tribute to a great man. I am 36 years old an remember the Savage-Warrior match at WM 7. That was one of those “epic” once in a lifetime kind of matches that will live forever and a day. You and Savage had such a great chemistry (like you and Rude), and those matches were extremely exciting. Savage took great pride in what he did, and truly cared about his family. I couldn’t help but smile when I visualize the both of you going to town on a 5 gallon jug of coffee (from both of your intensity levels, I’m pretty sure it was not Sanka). Please set Hogan straight, because what he said was wrong. Savage chose to be out of the spotlight and live a private life (unlike Hogan Knows Worst). When Savage and you won the WWF title, did Hogan really need to present the both of you with the belt in the center of the ring? The guy is a complete idiot, i.e., reality TV was going to save his marriage? As you once said, his whole life is a work. I’m starting to ramble, so back to the point, Savage will be sorely missed, OOOHHH YEAHHHH! Take care, keep up the good work.
Thank you for giving this tribute to Randy. He has always been one of my all time favorite wrestlers since first watching him when I was a little kid. I’m 31 now and I still love the colorful characters that the Ultimate Warrior and the Macho Man portrayed.
Thank you Ultimate Warrior for keeping in touch with your fans after all these years.
Among the hundreds of wrestlers and people working in the “wrestling industry” you are the only one who had the politness, the kindness to sit and pay tribute to Randy. How sad it was for me to read those heartless comments like “RIP Randy”. So many people did not have the guts to even write more than 10 words… So pathetic. And who had the guts to say how despicable it was from WWE to blacklist Randy for the past 10 years, and mentionning that the DVD they made about him was only for money reason (because the economy was hitting their merchandising).
The lame video tribute on Raw was also insulting. They should have spent AT LEAST 30 minutes talking about him, ringing the bell 10 times and other proper tributes.
And what about Hogan… A 2 minutes video from his Iphone telling he drank a beer thinking about Randy. Shame on you Hogan. I hope Linda will suck the last dimes you have on your account ! Randy helped you to be the favourite babyface. To have a great good guy, you need a great bad guy. Shame on you Hogan.
Dear Jim, thank you again for the time you spent talking about… and to Randy. You were OUR voices, the thousands of frustated fans who were disgusted by the treatment WWE imposed on Randy’s career and legacy. You spoke for US.
It was very kind of you to deliver such a passionate remembrance of Randy. Very fitting, if nothing else but because Randy and the Warrior seem to be the only two wrestlers of that era to actually be able to afford to walk away gracefully and actually do so.
I liked the WWE tribute to Randy, but it did feel awkward. It seemed to go to great lengths to ignore his WCW years. Granted, the WWE years were his prime, but he still did great work in WCW, most notably with DDP. To cut that portion of his career out of their retrospective feel weird to me, and we didn’t get as good of a sense about Randy the person as we did from your videos. I got the impression the felt they had to do that video tribute as opposed to wanting to, but there’s no way for me or anyone to know for 100% sure.
For what its worth, you were always my favorite wrestler and still are, and I did in fact buy WWE All Stars just because you were in it.
Until next time…
I am glad to see the Warrior seems to healthy and has aged really well. That is very likely due to his dedication of having a positive attitude, and understanding the dangers that have tragically caused so many memorable characters to leave us so soon. Warrior obviously has a mission that seems more happy to see that the most intense personality to ever wrestle is healthy and has such fond memories about Randy Savage.I remember the first time I saw a Randy Savage match was in 1986 against Ricky Steamboat on “Saturday Night’s Main Event”. Watching him even at the age of 6 years old, I could sense there was something that made him so different then all of the other wrestler’s that were on that particular program. Everything from his purple sequined entrance robe, to his intense style made Macho stand out from the pack. I will always remember Macho as the ultimate entertainer, everything from the signature and often imitated raspy voice and intense in ring style, to his colorful personality. He could have stopped wrestling and just done commentary, and he was just as awesome as a color commentator, than an in ring wrestler because of his magnetic charisma. I thought it was cool that his real life wife, was his actual vallet/manager. I was saddened when the internet revealed the nonsense that it so often does about the life of wrestler “x”, and thought to myself about all the speculation and rumors that are put out there to do nothing but cause negativity and make someone seem negative. I found it admirable that Macho’s statement after Elizabeth died was so matter of fact. So many people were blaming her boyfriend and former wrestler at that time for her death and he issued a statement condemning everyone for that and said that her death was her own fault-no one made her use drugs and alcohol, she chose to. I was so sad that she passed regardless of the reasons, and hope she is resting in piece, as I am confident that Macho is too. RIP Macho, you will be missed. And thanks to Warrior for taking time to comment about his memories of Randy. One of the first things I noticed-NOTHING NEGATIVE. Class act- from one of the most memorable intense personalities to ever appear on television.
Warner Robins GA
Greetings Mr. Warrior
Thank you for doing this tribute to Randy, he was a real and honest man and he deserves it. But most of all, thank you for sharing all these ideas and feelings with the Warriors. The Warriors understand and feel, they know about honor and respect and they are willing to give strength and courage as well as they’ve taken from you, being our inspiration all these years.
Randy and you Ultimate Warrior have left a huge legacy to the world of wrestling and to us, the fans. Thank you.
I had the opportunity to see you twice in one day back in the early 90′s. You came to Pittsburgh to be in the Celebrate The Season parade. You were also in town for a house show at the old Civic Arena.
I was in the parade, as a costumed character for the place I worked for. I got as close as I could in my costume, and caught your attention, beating my chest Warrior-style. I’m sure it was an odd sight for you to see, but I did notice you chuckle a bit.
I also had front row seats to the house show. The main event was Warrior vs. Macho Man. It was one of the best matches I’ve ever seen in person. I was under the impression, that if the matches weren’t televised, that it wouldn’t be as great as they would be on tv. Man, was I wrong!
The both of you put on a match that was at a pay-per-view level. The intensity you spoke of that Randy had was evident. Your intensity in this match was evident. The both of you took the match outside of the ring and were beating the crap out of each other right there in front of me.
Randy would get that real wild look in his eyes…his eyes would get real big, but focused on his opponent, especially when his opponent pissed him off! I just wanted to say that match gave me a whole new respect for all wrestlers…even the ones who were the “bad guys” which Randy sort of was at the time.
It was because of that match, I finally “got it”. I mean, I always knew wrestling was coreographed, but to see that kind of intensity just inches from me…that was when I realized that wrestlers are true athletes and fantastic performers. It was then that I realized, the more you hate the “bad guy”, the greater he is.
It was after that match, I started to look at wrestling in a whole new light. It wasn’t long after that, when the WWE and the others started taking viewers backstage and were letting us in on the happenings. I’m glad I found out in person, and not so much through the tv shows. It means a little more to me as a fan, that I found out before they did all of that backstage stuff.
Thanks for taking the time to share your memories of Randy with all of us. It’s always those stories and fond memories that make you respect someone even more…it’s just a shame we had to hear about them because of his passing. Thanks.
Very nice tribute to the one and only Macho Man. I hated to hear of his passing, and when I did, as you said here, it felt like a piece of me was ripped out. In my life, my attitude and my intensity and my overall beliefs are the infusion of so many, and Randy is one of them. I never knew him personally, as most fans of his did not either, but the character and the man that he was inspired me. He and many others, especially when I was young, helped me through some tough times. He will never be forgotten, no matter how much the WWE, especially Vince, would like for this to be the case. I just wanted to give my opinion of Randy and of the tribute you did…in one word, not quoting a current star of the “biz”…..AWESOME!!!
Too young to be dead. Too great to be forgotten!
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