Randy Savagisms

What are the absolute greatest and most iconic Macho Man quotes of all time?

Oh Yeah! Macho Man Randy Savage is renowned as one of the absolute greatest of all time both in the ring and out. A character so large he became not only a sports entertainment icon but a pop culture icon as well! A name-stay of the 80s and 90s and still commonplace today, the late great Macho Man has certainly left his impact over multiple generations. With a aura about him that will seemingly ever fade, we’re looking back at some of the most iconic and quoted Randy Savage lines of all time, DIG IT!

Comparatively Speaking,

Combine your typical mumbled, adrenaline fueled, rage induced 80s wrestling promo with surpassing articulation and metaphors and you’ve got yourself a classic Randy Savage promo. Never had this been more evident than in the build up to The Macho Man’s Intercontinental Championship match against Champion Tito Santana. In a backstage interview for the history books with the legendary Mean Gene Okerlund, Savage began his now infamous rant by presenting a trash bin seemingly from nowhere before uttering the phenomenal line, “Tito Santana, Comparatively speaking you are nothing but garbage.” In an interview segment full of memorable lines and actions, including the iconic “Grain of Sand” bit, we’ve got to go with the one that started us down the rabbit hole!

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Funky like a monkey

Honestly It baffles me this one isn’t more commonplace in the casual discussion of Randy Savage! One of the most out there and wacky lines in his arsenal, The a Macho King would occasionally bust it out be it backstage or on talk shows! With a dead serious demeanor and without missing a cue only Savage could utter the iconic phrase, “The tower of power, Too sweet to be sour, Funky like a monkey, Sky’s the limit and space is the place.” And still come off as a total badass! Our overly sized rhinestone and feather hat is off to you King!

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You Can’t Say That!

Sometimes the best moments are blink and you miss it situations, and this entry is no exception! Finding ourselves backstage once again with Mean Gene, Randy Savage begins explaining to the analyst that he could beat Larry Bird on a basketball court, before then informing the viewing audience of his friendship with musician Rod Stewart! Recounting a phone call between the two Macho explains that “Macho Madness is more seductive than sex.” Which is only made greater by Mean Gene’s reaction of, “You can’t say that on Tv!” Tying it all together is the ever slick Macho Man retorting, “I can say that.” We can’t argue with that logic!

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Not a Racist!

In today’s day and age being called a racist simply because of a minor disagreement seems an unfortunate common place. While many artists, actors, and celebrities have found themselves in headlines over remarks they may or may not have made decades ago that are now deemed “inappropriate” Macho Man Randy Savage made his stance very clear on the issue of race. Appearing as a guest on the Arsenio Hall Show, Randy Savage walked out to the set head to toe in full wrestling gear. Upon sitting down to start the episode, Arsenio moved an ottoman out of shot to discuss Macho’s boots. When he began his question by addressing the fact Savage was in fact wearing one white and one black boot, Macho was too quick on the draw blurting out, “I’m not a racist!” This is why we love you Randy!

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Snap Into It!

The Macho Man became a larger than life household name in part to his illustrious thEn WWF career, but it was his iconic Slim Jim commercials that brought The Macho King into homes to stay! One of the most quoted, imitated, and well known advertisements of all time, nothing since has seemed to have the lasting impact as that of Savages Slim Jim promotions! While they may have attempted to rekindle the magic in recent years, sorry Edge, but nothing will ever surpass the over the top enthusiasm of Randy Savage snapping into a Slim Jim!

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(Honorable Mention)

With so many iconic lines and promos to dig through its nearly impossible not to leave any out. However, it just wouldn’t feel right to exclude the iconic “Cream of The Crop” promo! While rather than any specific line, this entire promo is solid gold! From savage’s wild movements around a rather confused Mean Gene, to him pulling seemingly an unending amount of creamer from out of thin air, Randy Savage proves in this interview alone that he truly is The Cream of the Crop!

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Oh, Yeah!

It is absolutely impossible to talk about The Macho Man without mimicking his trademark, “Oh, Yeah!” Step aside Kool-Aid Man, The Macho King is the true innovator of the popular phrase. Present is almost every single Randy Savage promo ever recorded and transcending the world of spots entertainment, The Macho Man changed American Culture with his trademark voice and two simple words, Oh, Yeah!

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Wrestling Rules That Are Completely Ignored

Completely Ignored Wrestling Rules

If you’ve sat in front of your TV set watching the weekly spectacle that is sports entertainment for the better part of a quarter of the last century, you’d probably think you’ve got a pretty solid grasp of the rules right? Legal men, tag ropes, the Shawn Michaels rule, all that good stuff! However, if then following rules have slipped past your radar over the years then fret not, the all mighty World Wrestling Entertainment seemingly doesn’t know about them either. The following are the most completely ignored wrestling rules of all time.

No Choke Holds

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We’re kicking it off with a duzy! You’re probably thinking to yourself, I’ve seen hundreds of choke holds! There are choke hold finishers! The Sleeper, Hell’s Gate, The Million Dollar Dream! The WWE officially banned choke holds due to the extreme risk involved with the legitimacy of the litany of choke hold varieties. However, the WWE later defined what exactly they consider a choke hold as, “a hand around the throat for a prolonged period of time”(sportskeeda.com) in order to preserve the use of widely known and famous move such as previously discussed.

30 Day Defense Rule

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We’re looking at you 2013 Dean Ambrose US title reign. According to the official WWE rule book, a title must be defended at least once every 30 days, failure to do so may result in the championship in question being vacated. A rule seemingly forgotten about in recent years, oddly enough it began to become a talking point during the 2013 United States Championship run of Dean Ambrose. During his 351 day title reign, the internet wrestling community began to grow aggravated at the lack of title defenses by one Dean Ambrose. Citing the 30 day title defense rule, the community’s general consensus even became a throw away gag in WWE weekly programing as Dean’s fellow shield members as well as on screen authority figures began speculating when he would next defend the belt. Since then it would seem this rule has been once again quietly pushed under the rug.

The Outlaw Rule

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Originating on a June 8th 1998 episode of Monday Night Raw, The New Age Outlaws found themselves defending the WWE World Tag Team Championships in a three way tag match against LOD 2000 and the D.O.A. During the match both Road Dogg and Mr. Ass found themselves as the respective legal man. Taking advantage of a newly found loophole in the match, Road Dogg laid down to Billy fo the 1-2-3 to retain the tag straps. In light of this, the following week WWE rolled out “The Outlaw Rule” stating that in the instance of two members of the same team being tagged in, a pin could not decide a victory. (Ironically enough, technically there is still a loophole about submission based victories.) Once again, WWE’s hazy memory has bested them as now seemingly a regular spot in any high profile three way tag match is the obligatory partner pin attempt.

The Power of Attorney Rule

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Only ever mentioned once on an episode of WCW Nitro, The power of attorney rule grants a title holder the ability to transfer their championship to a fellow superstar upon a lengthy injury rather than be forced to vacate their belt. DO NOT BE MISTAKEN, THIS IS A TERRIBLE RULE. The grandest prize in the game should never be treated like a hand me down, and quite literally, be given to a competitor without properly earning it. Over in the WWE however, we have only ever seen one instance that vaguely resembles this. Upon the injury of WWE Tag Team Champion,Edge in the summer of 2009, tag team partner Chris Jericho claimed he would defend and hold the belts by himself. Unfortunately for Y2J, WWE on screen authority ruled he would either have to find a new tag partner to fill the spot of The Rated R Superstar, or be forced to vacate the belts. Enter The Big Show.

The Mask Rule

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You’ve heard it time and time again, typically during any Rey Mysterio match of the past two decades. “A Luchador’s mask is a symbol of his heritage and honor.” It would appear the WWE’s research of the art of Lucha Libre stops there however. In lucha culture, not only is the mask the previously mentioned symbol, it is HEAVILY protected. While in public, luchadors remain under the mask and some even go as far as to be buried in them. In order to showcase this importance, it is highly illegal to remove the mask of another fighter if not previously agreed upon in a match stipulation. The removal of a mask not only results in the disqualification of the match but typically is followed by a hefty fine, suspension, or termination. While WWE is no stranger to the mask vs. mask or mask vs. hair stipulation, they are also no stranger to the random shock removal of a mask just for cheap heat.

Those were just a handful of commonly ignored rules in the WWE, did you know about them? Let me know if you think these rules should be enforced, or any other rules that should have made the list below! Be sure to check out more blogs just like this one right here as well!

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Morrell, Jack. “10 Oddest Rules In Wrestling.” WhatCulture.com, WhatCulture.com, 4 Oct. 2018, whatculture.com/wwe/10-oddest-rules-in-wrestling.