Not every fairy tale is as it seems. The crowd felt very protective of her. When [the heel] Savage would make an angry move towards Elizabeth, the fans wanted to jump over the barricade and stand in front of him. She won the people over. She was shy and quiet, and her elegant grace was easy on the eyes. I think it would have been tough for anyone.
Randy Savage met Miss Elizabeth in a wrestling promotion run by his father
Randy "Macho Man" Savage, the professional wrestler known for his raspy voice, the sunglasses and bandanas he wore in the ring and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was A Florida Highway Patrol crash report said the former wrestler -- whose legal name was Randy Mario Poffo -- was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he lost control in Pinellas County around a. The Jeep veered over the raised concrete median divider, crossed over the eastbound lanes and crashed head-on into a tree. Police said he may have suffered a "medical event" before the accident, but the report did not elaborate, and it said officials would need to perform an autopsy to know for sure.
Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth had an amazing run in WWE
But the two worked beautifully together. Unfortunately, both were taken too soon, Miss Elizabeth in and Randy Savage just over eight years later. This is the story of arguably the most popular couple in professional wrestling history. The promotion was highly criticized by other promoters as Angelo would often invade protected territories, very similar to what Vince McMahon did when he bought WWE from his father. The two hit it off instantly and were married in When Randy Savage turned babyface in , it was essentially because of Miss Elizabeth. It was at this point that Hulk Hogan got involved in the story. He helped rescue Savage, forming the Mega-Powers. The general public had no idea at the time that the two were having problems in real life and had separated. Their divorce was finalized later that year.
Savage started in the wrestling industry suited up in glamorous and over-the-top colorful robes, bandanas and shades while delivering interviews and working the ring for his father, Angelo Poffo who went from being a wrestler himself to a promoter in Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas. The outlaw wrestling territory known as International Championship Wrestling gave Savage a place to give birth to his Macho Man gimmick. Their binary opposition of hyper- masculinity and subdued femininity captivated audiences at the arenas and those who watched WWF television at home. The crowd hated to see the way that Savage would control Elizabeth, but despite his paranoiac jealousy he was faithful and that split the audience. Life imitating art, and art imitating life blurred the lines between fiction and reality as their relationship received so much television coverage. They would eventually tie the knot on live television on August 26, , despite being married for several years before their television marriage. Pure madness was what Savage was all about.