On Friday, one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time, Randy “Macho Man” Savage died at the age of 58. Savage’s death quickly spread throughout the internet and dominated the mainstream media as major news outlets like Fox News, CNN, ESPN, NY York Times, and more covered his life and death. The tributes and news coverage are a direct testament to Savage’s popularity and his impact on the American culture especially during the 1980s. This belief was echoed by legendary wrestler Dusty Rhodes as he spoke with the Associated Press on Friday and talked about how Savage transcended the sport of pro-wrestling to have an impact on the American culture.
“There’s probably five or six of us, with Andre (the Giant) and (Hulk) Hogan and thankfully myself and (Ric) Flair, that, when their names pop up, even if you’re not a fan, you know who in the hell these people are.”
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