Savage was clearly a giant of one of wrestling's greatest eras, Main Eventing several different Wrestlemanias and participating in some of the WWF's most memorable storylines, including the Megapowers teaming and breakup with Hulk Hogan, and his epic feuds with Rick Steamboat, Ric Flair and the Ultimate Warrior. Still hard to believe Macho Man, Miss Elizabeth and Sensational Sherri are all dead.
Macho Man retired from wrestling after his WCW stint in the late '90s, and became generally reclusive, never returning to WWE for nostalgia appearances or a Hall of Fame induction.
I could do a pretty decent Macho Man impression back in the day, then again, I suppose every kid in the '80s could, too. But look on the bright side- if you're graduating this week, you get to hear his music!
A classic interview with Mean Gene:
Savage's classic match against Ricky Steamboat at Wrestlemania III, with commentary by Gorilla Monsoon and Governor Ventura:
And Savage's classic Main Event win against Ted DiBiase a year later: