Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Your Midweek Links: The Best of Randy Savage Tributes

It's Hump Day, so if you're having a little trouble getting through the midpoint, here are some links to get you through:


- If you haven't read either of my pieces here on TWB about Randy Savage, either the obituary or the personal tribute, check 'em out. [RIP Randy Savage] [What Macho Meant to Me]

- My Fair to Flair piece, praising Macho Man for his resistance towards coming back and diminishing his legacy. [The Macho Man and Letting Go]

- My Camel Clutch Blog column, which argues the merits of Randy Savage as the best of all-time. [Macho Man Randy Savage, The Best Ever?]

Wrestling Links - Macho Man Tribute Compendium

- Bill Simmons may not be your cup of tea, but if you're a wrestling fan, you need to read this. I think this is the best tribute to Savage I read all week thus far. [Sports Guy's World]

- The second best tribute I've read all week, different than Simmons', but still amazing and trenchant. [Deadspin]

- Fair to Flair Podcast Vol. 4, discussing the life and times of Randy Savage. [Fair to Flair]

- Speaking of FtF-related podcasts, K. Sawyer Paul talks to Bill "Baconhill" Bicknell about Macho Man. [Aggressive Art]

- Jim Ross' thoughts about Macho. [JR's BBQ Sauce Blog]

- Justin Henry recounts the fifteen greatest matches of Macho Man's career. [Camel Clutch Blog]

- Scott Bowden's tribute to Randy Savage. [Kentucky Fried 'Rasslin']

- A simple picture tribute. Just as a note, I had most of those old-school rubber WWF figures. [Unreality Mag]

- B Stroud's Savage memorial. [With Leather]

- A great read about Savage's early years working for his father and in an "outlaw" promotion that rivaled Memphis. [Cageside Seats]

- Macho's WCW debut. [South Atlanta Wrestling]

- The Trentonian gave Macho's death an above-the-fold headline. [Hugging Harold Reynolds]

- A slideshow tribute to Macho from Bleacher Report Uproxx and The Cajun Boy. [Uproxx]

As Always...

- You've gotta follow Where's Randy Savage on Tumblr or in your Google Reader. [Where's Randy Savage]

That's all. It's all Macho Man this week.

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