This was brought to my attention- This happened to the brother of a kid I went to high school with:
Professional wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage greeted a former fan's autograph request with a body slam, according to a lawsuit filed recently in Northampton County Court.
The suit says Savage, a Largo, Fla., resident now billed as a "good guy" on the World Wrestling Federation circuit, stood over the bleeding, injured man and said, "How's that for an autograph, boy?"
Phillipsburg attorney Joseph J. Russo filed the suit on behalf of David Peschel of Washington R.1, N.J. Peschel is seeking compensatory and punitive damages from Savage, whose real name is Randy Poffo.
Criminal charges are pending in Northampton County Court in the alleged May 7, 1986, attack on Peschel. Savage, who is 6-feet-4 and weighs 280 pounds, according to the suit, also has criminal charges pending against him in Florida for allegedly assaulting a 65-pound 9-year-old fan who asked him for a "high five."
According to Peschel's complaint, he had attended a pro wrestling match featuring Savage on May 7, 1986, at Agricultural Hall in Allentown. Savage, whose picture was on the cover of the program, was at the time the holder of the WWF's "Intercontinental Championship." He had won that title from Tito Santano at the Boston Garden "after striking Tito Santano's head with a blatantly illegal blow utilizing a hidden weapon," the suit says.
Peschel, who is about 20 years old, was driving home along Route 22 when he spotted Savage, driving east in a blue Mercedes Benz. Savage was accompanied by his wife and manager, "Miss Elizabeth," and a 6-foot-tall, 350-pound bodyguard.
Savage exited at 13th Street in Easton, and Peschel followed. Savage stopped for a red light and Peschel motioned to him to autograph his program, then got out of his car and approached Savage's.
Savage, Miss Elizabeth and the bodyguard all got out of the Mercedes and Peschel politely asked the wrestler for an autograph, the suit says. In response, Savage struck Peschel in the face, then lifted him above his head and threw him to the ground in a body slam.
As a result of the body slam, Peschel suffered a variety of injuries, including fractured vertebrae, as well as facial cuts and bruises, bruised and damaged ribs and blurred vision, the suit says.
The complaint says the attack was unprovoked, and Savage intentionally and maliciously committed battery on Peschel "with wanton and reckless disregard for his rights, safety, life and limb."
He ended up settling out of court for 4 ringside seats to a future PPV.
sounds like a kayfabe story to me...but sounds pretty funny...maybe like a story out of an old wwf magazine
THIS IS SCARY - THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW(well I don't believe whats gonna happen tomorrow) HOPE THIS IS FAKE - IF NOT THEN R.I.P MACHO MAN ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE YOU COME BACK TO THE WWE(maybe now you will be in the HoF, but you won't be their)
BUT WE HAVE DREW CAREY!!! 1 Match and bails, Whats wrong with this WWE???? Macho did way to much to wait till he is gone to put him in the Hall of Fame after he can't even be there!
Such a tragic way to go out. He was one of the faces of the WWF along with Hogan and the Warrior for me growing up as a kid. Watching his promos will never get old to me and his matches were even better. The Wrestling world lost a true legend and icon this past weekend. May he rest in peace. Rest In Peace Macho Man Randy Savage you will forever be remembered by your fans.