Both WWE and TNA Wrestling have issued statements concerning the passing of “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who died in an automobile accident Friday morning in Largo, Florida.
“WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Superstars of his time, Randy Poffo, a.k.a. Randy “Macho Man” Savage. Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife Lynn. Poffo will be greatly missed by WWE and his fans.”
“TNA joins the entire wrestling world in mourning the passing of the legendary “Macho Man” Randy Savage
“Savage was one of the most talented athletes to ever compete inside a wrestling ring. He truly transcended professional wrestling, becoming one of the true “icons” of our sport. Millions of wrestling fans grew up watching Savage battle other legends such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat and many more.
“Savage appeared with TNA during our 2004 “Victory Road” and “Turning Point” events – memorable moments that we hope wrestling fans will never forget.
“TNA hopes all of our fans remember Randy Savage’s amazing life and career, and how he helped shape the sport as we know it today.”