Cover: Macho Man: The Untamed, Unbelievable Life of Randy Savage by Jon Finkel, ECW Press

Macho Man: The Untamed, Unbelievable Life of Randy Savage

Finkel, Jon

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    Macho Man: The Life of Randy Savage is the sensational, definitive biography of the WrestleMania headlining, Spider-Man fighting, Slim Jim snapping, minor league baseball playing American original: Randy Savage.

    Savage, a WWE wrestling hall of famer, was an A-list celebrity who sat atop the entertainment universe for much of the ’80s and ’90s. His outfits were as flamboyant as anything worn by Liberace, Elton John, or Prince. His charisma surpassed Hulk Hogan’s and is rivaled only by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock. His millions of fans are more loyal than followers of any sports team.

    Macho Man starred in cartoons, was featured on lunchboxes, sold a slew of action figures and toys, was in multiple video games, guest starred on Baywatch, Mad About You, and Walker, Texas Ranger, and made multiple appearances on iconic ’90s talk shows. He supported a myriad of kids’ charities, emceed Christmas events at hospitals for George Steinbrenner, played minor league baseball with Pete Rose, was the Harvard Lampoon’s “Real Man of the Year,” and held his family’s wrestling legacy above all else.

    With catchphrases and a voice still imitated by millions to this day, and with his GIFs reaching hundreds of millions of views on social media, the Macho Man is a transcendent figure who led an extraordinary life.


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  • Jon Finkel is the award-winning author of 1996, Hoops Heist, The Athlete, “Mean” Joe Greene, and more. Mark Cuban, Spike Lee, Robert Irvine, and Kevin Durant have endorsed his books. He lives in Florida.

  • Published: April 2024

    ISBN: 9781770417588

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 328

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“Its incredible depth and honesty make it a must-read!” — John Cena

“This is a well-researched and often illuminating biography.” — Pro Wrestling Books

“Overall, this book is highly recommended for any big fans of The Macho Man Randy Savage...Rating: 4.25 out of 5 flying elbow drops. Oooooh Yeeeeaaaah.” — Lion Cub Job Search blog

“Jon Finkel has done a fine job navigating the choppy waters of Randy Savage's life to create a close to definitive bio on one of the major pieces of the initial boom period in pro wrestling history.” —

“It is absolutely worth adding to your collection if you’re a fan of wrestling books...This book does more than chronicle the highs and lows of a storied career; it pays homage to the man behind the “Macho Man” persona, revealing Randy Savage’s complexity, his passion for the sport, and the indelible mark he left on fans and the industry.” — Pro Wrestling Stories

“Finkel's new book, Macho Man, explores a human grappling with the psychological savageries spawned by his commitment to his famed character's bit. It's a riveting adventure of a man who undergoes a method-acting metamorphosis... his biographer nails it.” — The Washington Free Beacon