By Adam S. Levy
Radar Staff Writer
After the untimely death of pro wrestling icon Macho Man Randy Savage at 58 after a car accident in Tampa, Florida on Friday, the pro wrestling community poured their memorials to the unforgettable star on Twitter.
Hulk Hogan: I’m completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we’ve finally started to talk and communicate. He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he’s happy and in a better place and we miss him. We miss him a lot. I feel horrible about the ten years of having no communication. This was a tough one. I just pray that Randy’s happy and in a better place and we miss him.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: RIP Randy “Macho Man” Savage – you were one of my childhood inspirations and heros. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family. Today Team Bring It will celebrate a life – we will kick ass and chase greatness #OOHHYEEEAAAHHH style!
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper: To SAD TO TWEET..
Kevin “Diesel” Nash: I lost a close friend today. If anybody in heaven is wondering who the cat in the ugly cowboy hat is it’s Randy. Love you Bro. Never another
Jim Ross: Just heard Macho Man died this morning of a heart attack while driving his vehicle in Tampa. Condolences to all Randy Savage fans/family.
Jim Cornette: Our deepest condolences in losing another legend. R.I.P. Randy.
Carlito Colon: RIP Macho Man! In my opinion prob top 5 worker of all time!
Bill DeMott: When I got my start in WCW it was Randy that gave me the rub….my prayers and thoughts to the Poffo Family.
Steve Corino: Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat at WM3 is still 1 of my favorite matches ever. I was 14 & though I “hated” Savage, I never booed him again
As we previously reported, Savage, whose real name was Randy Poffo, was driving in his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he skipped a median and careened into a tree at 9:25 am ET on Friday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He was taken to Largo Medical Center, where he subsequently died.
His wife Barbara, who was also in the car, survived with minor injuries. The accident was not alcohol-related, police said.