As I close Macho Week, I'm still floored by the fact that Randy Savage is gone, especially floored that we never got the closure that other WWF/E legends got, some several times over to diminishing impact each time. I guess that's why this video is so a propos. It showed so much hope and promise that hey, maybe Macho was only going to be gone from the WWF for a couple of years and then come back. It was the nature of the business, right? Here we are 17 years later, and we'll never get that. Is it selfish of us to feel bad about it? Probably, given that a mother lost her son, a wife her husband and a brother his own brother. Still, it's natural.
Vince McMahon is an enigmatic figure that the best of psychologists and psychiatrists might have trouble cracking. For all his neuroses and quirks (and that's putting it mildly), at one time, he let his human side come through and let the world know, though his heartfelt-sounding words, that maybe the tyrant was a man after all. By all accounts, he considered Randy Savage a son at one time. Whatever happened to make that feeling go away may be something we'll never know, but there are at least vestiges there, as noted by his obituary for Savage in TIME Magazine. Here is the goodbye that McMahon gave to Savage the week after his final on-air appearance. Little did we know it'd be his final goodbye from WWF/E forever.
Rest in peace, Macho Man. You were, and forever will be, unforgettable. DIG IT.
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