Oooooohhhhhhh yeah…dig it.
The “Macho Man” Randy Savage is finally getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
That’s the announcement coming from WWE.com:
It’s not official yet, but it is expected that “Macho Man” Randy Savage will be announced tonight on Raw as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015, WWE.com has learned.
It’s a better late than never situation for Savage as he’s long been worthy of induction.
The grappler is one of the most memorable superstars of the ’80s and ’90s wrestling boom. His bright colors, raspy voice, trademark catchphrases, chaotic in-ring style, intense promos, and – of course – his Slim Jims were a huge part of the wrestling experience for fans prior to the turn of the century.
Savage is a former two-time WWE Champion, a four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, WWE Intercontinental Champion, 1987 WWE King of the Ring, and the winner of the 1995 WCW World War 3 battle royal.
Savage suffered a heart attack and passed away in May of 2011. He was only 58-years-old.
The 2015 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on Saturday March 28, the night before WrestleMania 31. There has been no announcement about who will formely induct Savage into the Hall of Fame during the ceremony, but options include WWE owner Vince McMahon, Savage’s long-time rival Hulk Hogan, or Savage’s brother Lanny Poffo who wrestled briefly in the then-WWF as “The Genius.”
This induction is long-overdue and many believe the delay was due to a falling out between Savage and McMahon in the ’90s. There was also rumors that Savage’s family was protesting a potential induction for many years.
It seems that no matter the cause for the delay, the issues have been settled and Savage will finally take his rightful place in the Hall of Fame.