Straight No Chaser: Randy Macho Man Savage Represented What?

Posted by Joe Wrestling on June 9, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

Straight No Chaser: Randy Macho Man Savage Represented What?
White America’s desperation to find Great White Hopes

 desicortez@blackathlete.com 

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POSTED: Jun 9, 2011

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DENVER, CO—May  the late great Randy “Macho Man” Savage wrestle in peace . . . .


I just wanted to lay that comment on the bar, I had no qualms with Savage, I had no particular barbarian in the brawl, however I’ve come-to understand what wrestling,

professional wrestling has morphed into, or rather digressed into upon the American sports/entertainment stage.


Pro-wrestling has provided an entertainment stream for a  shrinking slice of the American-Pie population, one desperate for

Great White Hopes – that angry White guy segment (and his “women folk”) – who are the face of an America which feels their historical position of almighty power  is  threatened, their  “All-American” culture questioned . . .  rejected. They feel detached, ostracized  . . . they, oh my God . . . feel unappreciated and purposefully alienated.


Go figure.




Those self-proclaimed  “Rednecks,” the hill-billy’s, good ol boys, NASCAR Dads, country boys, farmers, truckers, rural “Heartland” red-state folks, i.e., real Americans”. Those amongst us  who’ve branded themselves

patriots . .  . appear to be “let us say . . . over-represented amongst  the pro-wrestling fan base.


Tr

y conservative cornerstone.






It’s that working-class segment of Caucasian cats who’s fore-fathers gravitated-to and dominated America’s national pastimes;  football, baseball, basketball,  boxing . . .


track even – but however, based upon the mild-form of racial integration which has taken place since the critical Jackie Robinson/ Bill Russell/Marion Montely era  . . well White folks have been all but  locked-out of these very sports they once locked Blacks out of.


Ain’t that  . . . somethin’!




What’s critical here in this formula – no one, not one damn person is stopping White sportsmen from competing, from dominating in these traditional sports, as they once did, back during the American version of  apartheid ruled the land, but now, today  . . .  their absence  can be attributed to, in great part – to lack of  desire,  or ability, stick to it-ness, talent, work ethic  or some combo of . . .  And we all know it was quit the opposite for Blacks. Clearly we could compete, and would soon come-to  predominate, dominate – rewrite the record books and redefine the sports . . . once the door was opened.  

 


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Black’s have taken the place of  the everyday working-class  Irish, Polish, Italian and British in the nation’s popular pastimes, and that in-itself, the domination of sports  explains the century old quest   for blond-haired, blue-eyed golden boys  has left little White kids to venture out and create new games, new pastimes . . . i.e., Extreme Sports; Extreme Marbles, Extreme Kite Flying, Extreme Four-Square . . . . and to adopt old recreational activities like the Roller-Derby and Pro- Wrestling.




Jack Johnson was the reason White men went in search of  an Great White Hope, and they weren’t afraid to admit it. Black sports writers of the time didn’t coin the term – frustrated  angry White men did – the same guys doing it today, thus you get an Peyton Hillis.




Understand the obvious – apparently the  overwhelming majority of  White kids can’t participate in  “traditional” games after

Pee-Wee League -  unless the competition is void of Black athletes – and the segregated  landscape which  is America  - the housing segregation which is still the norm in America – is the direct result of  the fact – most,  not all, but  most  White folks would only, I repeat only live amongst Blacks or Latinos if they have to.


All the facts, figures, surveys and polls will underscore such an common flippin’ sense statement.




So once competition begins at the high school or college level –  where there might be forced integration at play. . . average White guys can’t strap-on a helmet or tie-up some high-tops and compete . . . so like Randy Savage they ind themselves unable to compete even at the minor league level of baseball . . . . However society’s yearning for good ol fashioned entertainment has created such a demand for

Great White Hopes that pro-wrestling  lives if not thrives.

And with all its popularity comes all the stereotypical characters that White America is comfortable with





I.E., ignorant of the past, uninformed of yesteryear’s atrocities

- mildly enlightened Negroes play right-along for money – depicting themselves as the historical  demeaning characters White folks accept and embrace; Blacks as – over-the-top Broadway play type pimps, and gangsters.

And these  life ain’t nothun but bitches n’ money Negroes, . . can’t wait to entertain an audience which looks just like an Republican Tea Party Rally. 

Blacks forced to adhere to White expectations; akin to how Denzel Washington was embraced and recognized by the liberal artsy world – only after he played a killer/rogue/gangster-cop  in

Training Day. . . and those are the “good ones.”

Lost brother’s depicted as Black urban monster White America is comfortable believing-in and will pour-in over the turn-stalls to see “broken” and put back in his place  by the Great White Hope of the evening – some  former BYU college running back who can’t make an NFL squad . . . but can dominate in the wrestling-ring where everything is scripted . . . the White man has got to win, the fix is in.

Just lik


e yesteryear – when guys like Cobb and Mantle dominated – when the prime competition was excluded!

Just like outside the ring – where the

fix is in.

Blacks and Latinos aren’t as dumb as the test scores indicate, nor are we as violent and prone to the criminal-lifestyle as the prison population depicts. And, on a global scale the world’s still reeling from an half-a-millennium of cutthroat  Western colonialism, extreme expansion – the pimping, exploiting and mass murder of millions – so as the sun would never set upon the British Empire . . .  or for that matter the US Empire too.

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Manifest Destiny on a global level.

No, instead the game-of -life is fixed in America just as it’s always been fixed. The majority of Americans-of-Color are born . . . against-all- conceivable odds, in harms way and into a game where the odds of attaining some version of the American Dream are double, triple the odds against Euro-Americans.

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So, no disrespect to Randy “Macho Man” Savage, whatsoever, he was a superstar in whatever kind of sports/entertainment industry you want to categorize pro-wrestling – but what he really represents is a time, an era, a country that no longer exist . . . except in angry White male fantasy-land . . .




Hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213, at age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rocky’s, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi.

Sat at the feet of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction . . . if not a sheep-skin. Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into a good, strong man, produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate . . . aired my mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way.

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Cause of death for Randy Savage revealed

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The cause of death for the legendary “Macho Man” Randy Savage has finally been revealed.  Savage (born Randy Poffo) died on May 20 in an unfortunate car accident after he suffered a heart attack and lost control of his vehicle.  He was only 58 at the time of his death. 

According to an exclusive interview with Bright House Sports Network, Savage’s brother Lanny Poffo revealed that Savage died from a condition known as ventricular fibrillation (VF).  Ventricular fibrillation is an abnormal heart arrhythmia.  It is an uncontrolled twitching of the heart that prevents the heart from pumping blood. The condition can lead to both fainting and or heart attacks.

Lanny Poffo (better known to long-time pro wrestling fans as “The Genius), also shed more light on the actions of Savage’s new wife, Lynn the day of the accident.  According to the interview, Macho Man’s foot was still on the accelerator when he suffered his attack and Lynn, who was a passenger in the Jeep at the time, steered the vehicle away from other traffic and towards the tree as a way to steer clear of other people. 

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24 Biggest Pro Wrestling Conspiracies

Posted by Joe Wrestling on June 8, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

TruTV.com:

The recent death of pro wrestling star Randy “Macho Man” Savage is one of many strange deaths and accidents that have occurred in the sport.

Whether it’s the loss of Mick Foley’s ear or the alleged suicide of Andre the Giant, some followers of the sport can’t help but cry conspiracy.

Read the whole story: TruTV.com

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Former Diva’s Dress Auctioned, Macho Man Memorial Show

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Famed Pro Wrestling photographer Bob Mulrenin is auctioning off an autographed, worn dress (pictured at right) by former WWE Diva Candice Michelle. To check out the item, CLICK HERE.

Great North Wrestling is honored to present the official “Macho Man Randy Savage Memorial Show” on Saturday, September 3rd, at the Robert Hartley Arena in Hawkesbury, Ontario (half way between Ottawa and Montreal).

The main event will be Macho Man’s brother “The Genius” Lanny Poffo verses WWE Hall of Famer Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. Former TNA star “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, The Apocalyptic Nightmare “Hannibal”, Jeremy Prophet, Carl Leduc and many other GNW stars will also be on hand to pay tribute to one of the greatest superstars of all time and a hero to many of the wrestlers on the GNW roster. It will be a very special night in Hawkesbury. Go to http://www.greatnorthwrestling.com/tickets.htm for more information. Visit http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk or http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for details about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.

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Randy Savage, 57, pro wrestler and entertainer

Posted by Joe Wrestling on June 3, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

Randy Mario Poffo, better known as Randy “Macho Man” Savage, a professional wrestling legend and media celebrity for more than 20 years, died at 57 on May 20 in a one-car accident in Florida.

Savage, whose father and brother also were pro wrestlers, was a top star in the wrestling world in the 1980s and 1990s, and built on that fame with product endorsements, videos, action figures, television and movie appearances, and even a rap recording.

As Randy Poffo, before wrestling, Savage played minor league baseball for five years in the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox farm systems. He had a career batting average of .254 with 16 home runs in 289 games. — jta

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Wrestling fan take: Favorite Macho Man Randy Savage feuds

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The death of Macho Man Randy Savage hit fellow fans and I differently than other professional wrestling deaths. Unless something comes up in the yet-to-be-released autopsy report, Savage didn’t do anything on the morning of May 20 which eventually cost him his life. Sure, Savage was hardly a homebody, causing quite a bit of damage to his body by taking both thousands upon thousands of bumps and a plethora of “supplements.” Still, the Macho Man’s last day was, presumably, similar to almost every other he was spending with his wife.

There are a lot of quirky things we’ll remember Macho Man Randy Savage for decades from now, long after personalities such as John Cena and Randy Orton have left the wrestling business. The Slim Jim commercials and neon outfits will always be associated with Savage, but I’ll remember the Macho Man mostly for the great feuds he had while in both WWE and WCW.

Favorite Macho Man Randy Savage feuds: Ricky Steamboat

Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat is arguably the greatest pro wrestling feud from my childhood for several reasons. For starters, it’s one that could work in WWE in 2011. Bad guy (Savage), unable to cleanly defeat good guy (Steamboat), injures good guy with a handful of illegal and dastardly moves. Good guy is put out of action for “x” amount of time while bad guy gloats. Good guy then fights his way back to set up the ultimate grudge match on the show of the year, Wrestlemania III. My favorite parts of the Savage vs. Steamboat feud will forever be the Macho Man promo shown right before the match and, of course, the Wrestlemania III match which is viewed as one of the greatest matches in WWF history.

Favorite Macho Man Randy Savage feuds: Hulk Hogan

Another easy to follow storyline that would work in any era of professional wrestling. The jealous boyfriend, played by Randy Savage, accuses the innocent Hulk Hogan of having his eye on the beautiful Miss Elizabeth. The “Mega Powers Explode” storyline was one a year in the making and, while no match between Savage and Hogan equals the Savage vs. Steamboat Wrestlemania III classic, the feud forever linked the two legendary performers. The real life feud between Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan also resulted in the creation of the greatest rap song ever recorded.

Favorite Macho Man Randy Savage feuds: Jake Roberts

Jake Roberts was probably my favorite wrestler when I was young, even when The Snake was a heel. Then, Roberts ruined the true Wedding of the Century and things were never the same. The most famous moment of this feud, of course, is when Jake Roberts had his snake viciously attack Randy Savage in the ring. The image of the snake “going into business for itself” as wrestling journalists say cost me many, many nights of sleep.

Favorite Macho Man Randy Savage feuds: Diamond Dallas Page

The nWo era of WCW is remembered for cool black and white promos, epic beat downs that included bodies getting spray painted and, of course, being one of the causes of the death of the promotion. Savage and Page had numerous memorable brawls and matches during their 1997 feud, but my favorite moment came during a summer episode of Monday Nitro . Savage was squashing the masked wrestler La Parka when, out of nowhere, La Parka hit the Macho Man with DDP’s patented “Diamond Cutter.” Diamond Dallas Page then removed the La Parka mask to the cheering audience before making the pin. Oh, if Monday Night wrestling had such moments in 2011.

Macho Man Randy Savage will also, unfortunately, forever be remembered for his real life feud with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. While others who jumped ship from the then WWF to WCW in the 1990s were eventually welcomed back, wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, Savage was never again an on-air WWE personality after he left the company. There are several rumors regarding the issue, including an alleged inappropriate relationship involving Savage and a then underage Stephanie McMahon, Vince’s daughter, back in the 90s. It’s likely that we’ll never fully know all of the information regarding this feud.

Macho Man Randy Savage truly was a unique in-ring and on-air personality, a gimmick that fans were able to enjoy during arguably the best era in WWF history. I’ll never forget being six years old and standing on a chair, raising my arms high into the air just before delivering the big elbow to my unsuspecting big brother; and the beating my brother delivered after.

I should have used the ring bell.

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Now Online: PWO TV #120: 2nd Annual 20-Man Wrestlerama Rumble

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Now Online: PWO TV #120: 2nd Annual 20-Man Wrestlerama Rumble

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Now Online: PWO TV #120: 2nd Annual 20-Man Wrestlerama Rumble

Watch episode #120 right here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwea2–SlOE

2nd Annual 20-Man PWO WrestleRama Rumble
Two men begin the match. Every 90 seconds, another PWO stars enters the fray. Elimination occurs when someone is thrown over the top rope, with both feet hitting the floor. The last man remaining will be declared the winner and get an opportunity to compete for the PWO WrestleRama trophy. Last year, “Amazing” N8 Mattson of the Sons of Michigan survived a grueling 8-man tournament to win the trophy, and now as one-half of the PWO Tag Team Champions as well, N8 is more than capable of defending it successfully, but what a field he has to look at. Entered in this Rumble are PWO Champion Jason Bane, TV Champion Bobby Beverly, Krimson Gory, N8’s heated rivals The Homeless Handicapped Connection, ex-lackey Ben Fruith, and even his tag team championship partner “Big Bear” Benjamin Boone! We’ll hear comments from N8 and then watch the carnage unfold as 20 competitors fight for a shot at the WrestleRama trophy!

PWO Wrestling Says Goodbye To Matthew Justice
Last week, Matthew Justice competed in his final match in PWO before choosing to sign a contract with WWE Inc. After PWO TV went off the air, our cameras kept rolling, and this week we’ll present to you exclusive footage of what happened when PWO TV went off the air, as Matthew Justice soaks in his final moments of being a PWO star.

PLUS: Go back in time with PWO “From the Vault” to re-live how “Amazing” N8 Mattson won his WrestleRama Trophy in 2010 in his battle with recent WWE Tough Enough contestant Matt Cross!

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PWO Wrestling is a regional independent professional wrestling organization based in Cleveland, Ohio and owned and operated by PWO Productions. PWO TV airs weekly, every Sunday night at 10:00 EST on Sports Time Ohio, official network of MLB’s Cleveland Indians. Sports Time Ohio is available in 4.5 million cable homes, and nationwide via premium satellite sports packages. We at PWO stress family-friendly entertainment and present some of the most compelling personalities in independent professional wrestling today including Johnny Gargano, “M-Dogg 20” Matt Cross, Shiima Xion, Portia Perez, Jason Bane, Michael “The Bomber” Façade, Aeroform and more! Some of wrestling’s most timeless legends have also stepped foot in PWO, including Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, and King Kong Bundy. PWO is proud to work alongside several charitable organizations and worthy causes such as Cleveland’s Cops Kids program, Cleveland Police Athletic League, the local Army National Guard, among others. Live events are held routinely throughout eastern Ohio. For more information on PWO, please visit www.pwowrestling.com or e-mail prowrestlingohio@yahoo.com

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The 100 Greatest Entrance Themes in Wrestling History

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Most fans hear this and look at it as iconic. Other fans hear this and say, “Why did Macho Man Randy Savage use the song that I heard at my high school graduation as his entrance music?”

Previous Randy Savage themes include “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer and “Macho Man” by The Village People. Maybe those would have fit his flamboyant, macho personality better, but he didn’t use them in the WWE. What he used in the WWE stuck with all of the fans.

The song “Pomp and Circumstance” was composed in 1901. It’s also refereed to as March No.1, as it’s a series of marches in which the United States uses the first one.

There are quite a few instruments that are needed to contribute to this piece: two piccolos, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, a bass clarinet, two bassoons, a contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, two cornets, three trombones, a tuba, three timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, side drum, jingles, tambourine, two harps, an organ, and strings.

The prestigious sound created by this orchestra has to be the anthem for a prestigious man. No one in the history of professional wrestling has shown more prestige than Macho Man Randy Savage.

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NWA Coastal Results 5/27

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NWA Coastal Results 5/27

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127 pro wrestling fans took time from their holiday weekend to attend the NWA Coastal show “Honor Roll” at Barnegat High School.  An energy packed card kept everyone in the building for the entire show.

The finals for the NWA Coastal “Iron Man” Championship were up next.  The two finalists, Johnny Fearless and “Il Capo” Jason Gotti (along with manager Millionaire John II) seemed surprised when Commissioner Tommy Cairo hit the ring.  Cairo explained to the fans that a title belt that has his “Iron Man” name attached to it has to be among the biggest and baddest.  He indicated that he saw a young talent at a recent indy show, and was turning the match into a 3 way for the belt!  The music hit, and out came The Monster AHTU! Though both Gotti and Fearless did their best to double team the monster, he was able to pin not one, but BOTH of his opponents to win the title, and become the first Iron Man Champion.

In a “Flag on a Pole” match, Sergeant Dan Gleason was victorious over the “Syrian Renegade” Modar Assad.  After the match, Assad along with his manager Jaden attacked Gleason.

Wacky Wayne Woo made his OFFICIAL return to pro wrestling that night.  Fans in the area hadn’t seen Woo in over 10 years, and his debut was successful, as he defeated Vicious Vin Ceres in a barrage of gimmicks including silly string!  After the match, Woo was attacked by not only Vin, but by Jason Gotti and Millionaire John II, who officially announced that Gotti and Ceres were the latest members of his newly formed “Boardwalk Mafia”.  The new Iron Man Champion, Ahtu, made the save on Woo.

The main event was scheduled to be a Dog Collar, taped fist chain match between ECW Original Axl Rotten, and NWA National Champion Chance Prophet.  Prophet was introduced, and he asked the crowd if they were ready for the chair swingin’, rough and tough, former ECW tag champion Axl Rotten!   The fans chanted yes, and Prophet let the crowd know that Axl was NOT in the building, and said it was because he was afraid to be in a match with him.  That said, because Prophet had traveled over 9 and a half hours to defend his title, he said he’d give anyone in the building the opportunity of a lifetime to wrestle him for the belt.  After about a minute of silence, music hit, and out came Force 1 star Johnny Calzone!  The two competitors were attached to the chain, and a hard fought battle ensued between the two.  At one point Calzone was hung by the chain over the ropes, and eventually passed out from a choke, giving Prophet the win.  Prophet called out current NWA Heavyweight Champion The Sheik, and told him to get ready, as he was coming to take that belt as well.

NWA Coastal returns on Saturday, June 18th as part of a NWA New Jersey show, called “Bragging Rights”, at the Watering Hole in Mays Landing, NJ.  Stars will be featured from the major NWA promotions in the area, with stars from Force 1, DAWG, and NWA Coastal competing that day.  There will be several major title matches that day, and a final card will be announced shortly.  Tickets are only $15, which also includes a feature concert from local rock band Diamond Jimm.  Tickets are available at the Watering Hole, 6494 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, NJ, or at http://brownpapertickets.com.

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Randy Savage was more than just the Macho Man

Posted by Joe Wrestling on May 28, 2011 under FUW News | Comments are off for this article

His snarling crescendo “oh yeah” summoned a generation to mayhem. But Randy “Macho Man” Savage, who died last week, wasn’t just a professional wrestler; he was a singular talent, embodying the ambitions and sexual politics of the 1980s and 90s.

Born Randy Poffo, Mr. Savage – the Macho Man – gained notoriety in the World Wrestling Federation as a “heel” – a bad guy who’d cheat and lie his way to victory.

Macho Man’s outsized charisma was apparent with each procession to the ring, kitted in rainbow-coloured cowboy hats, to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance. In interviews, his threats and denunciations swelled and receded like an opera. In the ring, he displayed both an improbable musculature and a high-flying athleticism. With such brute force, poetry and camp, Macho Man bucked the

storylines, and was one of the first heels to become a “good guy.”

There was a dark side, too. Macho Man had a female manager, Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Hulette), and she was an object of both abuse (from other wrestlers) and leering admiration. In other words, she represented many women who find themselves in male-dominated subcultures. Toward Miss Elizabeth, the Macho Man was gruff, but protective. It was all very problematic, to say the least.

But even in the spotlight, Miss Elizabeth appeared to maintain her dignity. That her love affair with the Macho Man was not just a storyline, but, for a time, a real-life one, showed that even pro wrestling’s crude stereotypes could not consume individuals entirely.

Many will remember Hulk Hogan, whose positive thinking (advising his “little Hulkamaniacs” to “eat their vitamins”) made him the Oprah of wrestling. But Macho Man showed that professional wrestling was more than entertainment; it could aspire to be art, with many of the passions that move the human heart and body.

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