In This Corner With Jonathan Clarke
Jonathan Clarke Talks About The Death Of Randy Savage
Written By: Jonathan Clarke
Everyday we find ourselves waking up to find out that professional wrestling has lost another awesome entertainer and athlete and just a few days ago we lost perhaps the one guy who was in my mind second in line to the legacy that Hulk Hogan left behind in The WWE Randy Savage. For me watching Savage wrestle no matter if it was for WWE or WCW it was always a treat because you never knew what he was going to do next and the thing was Savage did it with one goal in mind and that was to entertain his fans who had followed his career for for what felt like forever and if he couldn't do that then he would try that much harder on the very next show to give you what you paid to come see. In my mind wrestlers all each have one special gift but, In Savage's case he had multiple talents that allowed his career to sky rocket in both WWE and WCW that put him in a league of his own. There are many moments that Savage gave us in all the companies he worked for and along the way he was given the chance to hold many world titles and championships perhaps just as many as Hulk Hogan did in the 80's and 90's for WWE. While his matches with Hulk Hogan are the greatest matches of his career savages career was highlighted by his match with Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania 3 in front of 93 thousand fans for The Intercontinental Championship and his victory in the first ever WrestleMania Tournament that saw Randy Savage become The WWE Champion with some help from his Mega Powers tag team partner and good friend Hulk Hogan who I can only imagine what he must be thinking over the past few days. Savage would also lend a hand at doing play by play against some of the most well known broadcast journalists in the business and would be best known for his Slim Jim adverts. For some reason his run as The Maco King stands out to be for some reason don't ask me why. The one thing that I couldn't understand about his death is why did it have to be someone like Randy Savage at only 58 years of age as the result of a heart attack while driving? As it is always hard to get over the loss of a legend who provided us with so many unforgettable moments even the very first Pay Per View Wedding with his long time manager the first lady of wrestling who was also taken from us several years ago thanks to in my mind the unprofessional acts of one Lex Luger who is a absolue piece of shit in my mind Ms. Elizabeth. In 1991 at SummerSlam Savage and Liz would go on to make history a moment I am pretty sure oldschool fans revist from time to time on Youtube. Savage of course was also known for his work with The New World Order in WCW and his many lovely managers he had while working there he even had a WCW Video created of him intitled Madness that you might be able to download somewhere online. No matter what he did he always did it with a heart and a half and will always be thought about in the back of the minds of every wrestler and person who knew him on a personal level. I have spoken to many wrestlers who had the chance to work with him and know him and to listen to the stories they shared on my radio program of Randy Savage is hard for me to put into words what I can tell you from what I have heard through out my almost 13 years of covering this industry Randy Savage was one of the most giving and loveable individuals in wrestling and will never be forgotten. The one thing I said when I find out about his death and the way it had happened was “I Never Thought I'd See The Day” Meaning I never thought I would live to see the day where I would hear about Randy Savage and his tradhic death(1952-2011) But, Like everything else life goes on and we have no control over when our time comes we just have to accept we all have a number and when it is called we just have to accept our fate and as hard as loosing someone close to us might be I believe the greatest gift we can give those who have passed on is to show them how much we can do when we put our minds to it and give them a reason to smile as they look down from above. I guess the only thing left for me to say is simply OHHHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!! out of respect to the legvacy which was the life of Randy Savage!!