"Macho Man" Randy Savage



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 237 lbs

Real Name: Randy Poffo

DOB: 11/15/1952

DOD: 5/20/2011

Hometown: Sarasota, Florida

Other Names: The Spider(various), "Macho Man" Randy Savage(WWF), "Macho King"(WWF)

Wrestler Since: 1973

Finishing Maneuver: Flying Elbow Drop

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #57(1999), #16(1998), #19(1997), #21(1997), #8(1995), #44(1994), #28(1993), #2(1992), #4(1991)

Official Website: http://www.machoman.com

Other Related Websites:
nWo - Rollercoaster Bio
Randy Savage - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Randy Savage - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Last Edited: 5/21/2011)

The Beginning

Randy Poffo, aka the Macho Man, worked his way up into one of the most famous wrestling faces in the world during the 1980's and 1990's. He earned that fan recognition by wrestling in different organizations for over 20 years. A former baseball minor leaguer with such teams as the Cardinals and the White Sox, Savage began his career wrestling in the lower ranks of the US wrestling system, along with his brother Larry. The two brothers won the Southeastern Tag Team Titles together, then moved on to different organizations, sometimes wrestling as a team, sometimes being against each other. In each organization Savage went to, he proved his worth. He won the ICW Title in a match against his brother; defeated Jerry Lawler for the Southern Heavyweight Champion; then made his move towards the WWF, where his fame would truly begin.

WWF

When Savage joined the WWF, he began his long association with the lovely Elizabeth. Savage continued his title run when he won the WWF Intercontinental Title from a bloody Tito Santana in 1986. During his I-C Title reign, Savage had a vicious feud with George "The Animal" Steele, which really began when Steele showed interest towards Miss Elizabeth. Savage usually came out on top in their matches. Savage held the I-C belt for more than a year before Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat managed to defeat him in one of the great feuds of the '80s. While Hogan became the cornerstone of the WWF, Savage became one of the background fan favorites. From his triumphant winning of the tournament for the WWF World Title, defeating Ted DeBiase, to his war with Hogan, who he eventually lost the title to, Savage helped improve the WWF in many ways. He became a "heel" for a while as the "Macho King", taking on the Sensational Sherrie as his manager. His feuds were numerous, as he faced such greats as Brutus Beefcake (the Disciple), Dusty Rhodes, and the Ultimate Warrior. It was against the Warrior that Savage lost a retirement match, in a bout that many thought stole the show at Wrestlemania VII. It was here that he and Elizabeth reunited, and they were "married" on a future WWF PPV.

Savage was reinstated to the WWF soon after, and had feuds with Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Ric Flair, who he managed to defeat to earn the WWF World Title for the second time. After losing the belt to Flair 5 months later, Savage briefly left the WWF to be a wrestler in the USWA, where he won the USWA Heavyweight Title from Lawler. He came back into the WWF for a short time to have feuds with Crush (Brian Adams), Bob Backlund, and Lex Luger, before a contract dispute caused him to depart from the WWF. He went to various organizations for a few months, then came to WCW.

WCW

Savage immediately made his prescence felt in WCW. In November of 1995, Savage won World War 3 to become the WCW Heavyweight champion, putting him on a short list of wrestlers who have held both WWF's and WCW's Heavyweight Titles. He lost the title to Flair, his old nemesis, a month later, came back the next month and regained it from Flair, then again lost to Flair. Savage soon after joined Sting and Lex Luger against the beginnings of the nWo. After the betrayal of Hollywood Hogan, Savage spearheaded the war against the nWo the next couple of months, taking and giving some 'savage' beatings. Although he temporarily left WCW at the end of 1996, he returned apparently ready to continue the fight. But, in a surprise move at Superbrawl VII, Savage joined the nWo, the scourge he had been fighting for months.

After a few months of feuding with the likes of Luger and Diamond Dallas Page, Savage was the first to show signs of revolt against Hogan. Claiming that he should be the leader of the nWo, he and Hogan had some epic matches, in which the nWo members chose to follow Hogan... until Kevin Nash, one of the founding fathers of the nWo, joined with Savage and created the red and the black nWo Wolfpac. Savage later won the World Title for the third time, this time defeating Sting. But he only held the title for one day before being defeated by Hogan. Surviving many vicious attacks from Hogan, including getting run over by a red-and-yellow car, Savage, stayed a prominent member of the Wolfpac, having feuds with Bret Hart, Hogan, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, and Diamond Dallas Page. But, after being "attacked" by the nWo Hollywood, Savage left the ring during most of '98, for knee surgery and subsequent recovery time.

1999

At the end of '98, Savage reappeared during a Monday Nitro. He came out in an nWo Black 'n' White shirt, but actually helped Ric Flair defeat Eric Bischoff, making Flair the commissioner of WCW for 90 days. This was the last seen of Randy Savage for about 3 months. He appeared in April '99, the week before the Spring Stampede PPV, telling the world that he would be the special referee at the 4-Way Title Match. Due to Savage's interference, Diamond Dallas Page won the World Title. Savage then began feuding with Ric Flair, who, being the President, refused to reinstate him as a wrestler. Savage was later reinstated by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. Savage's actions became confusing, as, on one hand, he, Gorgeous George, Miss Madness, and Madusa feuded against Flair and Charles Robinson, looking like a face. On the other hand, Savage helped DDP retain the World Title, looking like a heel. Savage couldn't stop Kevin Nash from winning the title at Slamboree '99, though.

After the May PPV, Savage began a major feud with Nash. He started things by knocking Nash out, then putting lipstick on his face. Nash countered by pouring raw sewage through the sunroof of Savage's limo. When Savage brought a bucket of fermented slop to the next show, Nash tricked him, holding his attention while a lady climbed out of the workout bag Nash had brought to the ring. The lady poured the slop onto Savage and ran. Savage had the last laugh of the night, though, ordering a hummer to smash the limo Nash was sitting in repeatedly. The limo, and apparently Nash, were totaled.

At the Great American Bash, Savage landed the Big Elbow on Nash, but the champion kicked out. Savage was later powerbombed by Big Sexy, but before Nash could pin him, his ladies, and later Sid Vicious, attacked him. Savage thus lost by DQ. Savage and Vicious became a force against Kevin Nash, but Nash had an ally in Sting. Savage and Vicious, though, alluded to the hummer incicent, making it seem like Sting might have been the driver. The foursome faced of at Bash at the Beach '99, with the World Title on the line for whoever made the pin in the tag-team match. After Gorgeous George attacked Nash from behind, Sid Powerbombed Nash and Savage used his big elbow drop to get the victory and the World Heavyweight Title for the 4th time. However, just like the last time, his title reign only lasted one night before he lost it to the returning Hollywood Hogan, partially because of Nash attacking him during the match.

In late July '99, Savage came out and fired two of his ladies, Miss Madness '99 and Medusa. The two took exception to it, and were complaining to Savage, when Dennis "The Worm" Rodman reappeared in WCW and nailed Savage from behind. Savage, when he recovered, told Rodman that he was going to make him his b**ch. The next week, Rodman kidnapped Gorgeous George for a very brief period of time, angering Savage even more. The two met at Road Wild '99, in a violent match that put down more than one referee, as both fought all over the arena. Finally, Savage got the win, when Gorgeous George hit the low blow on Rodman, leaving him open to a chained fist to the head and the pin. Unfortunately for Savage, the victory over the basketball player turned out to be one of his last matches in WCW. He faded quickly out of the picture, and stayed out of the main events for quite some time. Savage still appeared occassionally in different areas, from being the spokesperson for Slim Jim, to creating his own rap album.

NWA-TNA

However, nothing could compete with the sport of professional wrestling, so Savage made a surprise return at NWA-TNA's November '04 pay-per-view, Victory Road. Savage later teamed up with Jeff Hardy & AJ Styles to battle against the powerhouse threat of the Kings of Wrestling (Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash, & Scott Hall). The wrestlers met up at Turning Point in December '04, with Savage getting the pinfall on the NWA World Champion, Jeff Jarrett. Soon after the match, however, problems were said to erupt between Savage and NWA-TNA management, with Savage possibly having walked out from the organization. Another version said that Savage's health was the reason he left, as the main event of the next PPV was expected to be Savage vs. Jarrett for the NWA World Title. Either way, the match never happened.

After Wrestling, Death

Savage would help out with training wrestlers over the next few years, while also moving on with his own life. On May 10th, 2010, Savage married his second wife, Barbara Lynn Payne, and seemed to settle down to a life after wrestling. Tragically, this life only lasted one year. On May 20th, 2011, Savage suffered a massive heart attack while driving with his wife, leading to the car crashing into a tree. While his wife was ok, Savage passed away, sending a shockwave throughout the wrestling world with the loss of a true superstar. Randy Savage was 58.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (71 - 48, 2 NCs, 1 DDQ)
- ICW Television Title Tournament (September '80) = Savage beat Pez Whatley, then fell to Bob Roop in the finals.
- GCW Omni Thanksgiving Tag-Team Tournament '83 = Savage & Magnum T.A. defeated the Mongolians and the Bruise Brothers, but lost to Pez Whatley & Butch Reed in the Finals.
- AWA Southern Tag Title Tournament (January '84) = Randy & Lanny Poffo beat Dutch Mantell & Mr. Ebony, then lost to the Rock 'n' Roll Express. The Sambuie Express won the tournament.
- WWC (Puerto Rico) 11th Anniversary Show (Sept '84) = Savage won the North American Title from Pedro Morales.
- AWA Southern Tag Title Tournament (October '84) = Savage & Jimmy Valiant lost to Rick Rude & King Kong Bundy, who went on to win the tournament.
- GCW National Tag-Team Title Tournament (November '84) = Savage & Tommy Rich were defeated by Bill & Scott Irwin, who eventually won the tournament.
- AWA Southern Tag Title Tournament (January '85) = Savage & Lanny Poffo beat Joe Lightfoot & Larry Haggar, then fell to the Interns, who won the tournament.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #3 (November '85) = Savage won over WWF Intercontinental Champ Tito Santana via count-out.
- WWF Wrestling Classic (November '85) = Savage defeated Ivan Putski, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and the Dynamite Kid, but lost in the Wrestling Classic Tournament Final to the Junk Yard Dog.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #4 (January '86) = Savage pinned George Steele.
- WWF Wrestlemania II ('86) = Savage retained the WWF Intercontinental Belt by beating George Steele.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #8 (November '86) = Savage and Jake "The Snake" Roberts wrestled to a Double DQ. Savage stayed the WWF I-C Champ.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #9 (December '86) = Savage retained the WWF I-C Belt by defeating George Steele.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #10 (February '87) = Savage again defended the WWF I-C Belt by defeating George Steele.
- WWF Wrestlemania III ('87) = Savage lost the WWF I-C Title to Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #11 (April '87) = Savage defeated George Steele in a "Lumberjack" Match.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament (September 4, '87) = Savage beat Nikolai Volkoff, Jim Brunzell, Danny Davis, and King Kong Bundy to win the tournament.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #12 (September '87) = Savage won, via DQ, over then-WWF I-C Champ the Honkytonk Man.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #13 (November '87) = Savage defeated Bret "Hitman" Hart.
- WWF Survivor Series '87 = Savage, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, & "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan fought in an "Elimination" Match against Harley Race, the Honkytonk Man, Ron Bass, Danny Davis, & Hercules. Savage, Steamboat, and Roberts "survived".
- WWF Main Event I (February '88) = Savage won, via count-out, over the I-C Champ the Honkytonk Man.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #15 (March '88) = Savage lost, via countout, to Ted DiBiase.
- WWF Wrestlemania IV ('88) = Savage defeated Butch Reed, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, One Man Gang (via DQ), and Ted DiBiase to win the WWF World Title.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #16 (April '88) = Savage retained the WWF World Title by beating the One Man Gang.
- WWF Wrestlefest '88 = Savage stayed the WWF World Champ by defeating Ted DiBiase.
- WWF Summerslam '88 = The Mega Powers (Savage & Hulk Hogan) defeated Andre the Giant & Ted DiBiase. Jesse Ventura was the special referee.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament (October 16, '88) = Savage won over Virgil and Terry Taylor, before falling to Ted DiBiase in the finals.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #18 (November '88) = Savage stayed the WWF World Champ by winning, via DQ, over Andre the Giant.
- WWF Survivor Series '88 = The Mega Powers, Hercules, Koko B. Ware, & Hillbilly Jim fought in an "Elimination" Match against Ted DiBiase, Haku, the Red Rooster, & the Twin Towers. The Mega Powers "survived".
- WWF Royal Rumble '89 = Savage competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Big John Studd.
- WWF Main Event II (February '89) = The Mega Powers defeated the Twin Towers.
- WWF Wrestlemania V ('89) = Savage lost the WWF World Title to Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #21 (April '89) = Savage defeated Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #22 (July '89) = Savage lost, via DQ, to Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.
- WWF Summerslam '89 = Savage & Zeus were defeated by Hulk Hogan & Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #23 (September '89) = Savage defeated "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka.
- WWF Survivor Series '89 = Savage, Dino Bravo, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, & the Canadian Earthquake fought in an "Elimination" Match against "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Hercules, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, & Rugged Ronnie Garvin. Savage, Bravo, & Earthquake "survived".
- WWF No Holds Barred (December '89) = Savage & Zeus lost a "Steel Cage" Match to Hulk Hogan & Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #25 (January '90) = Savage beat "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan.
- WWF Royal Rumble '90 = Savage competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Main Event III (February '90) = Savage lost to the WWF World Champ Hulk Hogan. Buster Douglas was the special referee.
- WWF Wrestlemania VI ('90) = Savage & Queen Sherri lost to Dusty Rhodes & Sapphire.
- AJPW US/Japan Wrestling Summit (April '90) = Savage was defeated by Genichiro Tenryu.
- WWF Summerslam '90 = Savage defeated Dusty Rhodes.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #28 (September '90) = Savage won when Dusty Rhodes was counted out.
- WWF Royal Rumble '91 = Savage was a no-show for the "Royal Rumble".
- WWF Wrestlemania VII ('91) = Savage lost a "Retirement" Match to the Ultimate Warrior.
- SWS Wrestlefest (March '91) = Savage defeated George Takano.
- SWS Sumo Hall 1991 (June) = Savage & Genichiro Tenryu lost to Haku & Yoshiaki Yatsu.
- WWF Summerslam '91 = Savage and Miss Elizabeth got "married".
- WWF Tuesday In Texas (December '91) = Savage defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
- WWF Royal Rumble '92 = Savage competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Ric Flair.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #30 (January '92) = Savage defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
- WWF Wrestlemania VIII ('92) = Savage defeated Ric Flair to win the WWF World Title.
- WWF Summerslam '92 = Savage retained the WWF World Title but lost, via count-out, to the Ultimate Warrior.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #31 (October '92) = Savage and the Ultimate Warrior won when the WWF Tag Champs, Money, Inc, were counted out.
- WWF Survivor Series '92 = Savage & Mr. Perfect won, via DQ, over Razor Ramon & Ric Flair.
- WWF Royal Rumble '93 = Savage competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Yokozuna.
- WWF "Yokozuna's Bodyslam Challenge" (July '93) = Savage failed to bodyslam Yokozuna.
- WWF Survivor Series '93 = Savage, Marty Janetty, Razor Ramon, & the 1-2-3 Kid fought in an "Elimination" Match against I.R.S., Diesel, Adam Bomb, & "the Model" Rick Martel. Savage was eliminated by I.R.S. The "survivors" were Janetty and the 1-2-3 Kid.
- WWF Royal Rumble '94 = Savage competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Lex Luger and Bret Hart.
- WWF Wrestlemania X ('94) = Savage won a "Falls Count Anywhere" Match over Crush.
- SMW Volunteer Slam III ('94) = Savage was beaten by Bruiser Bedlam.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXX (January '95) = Savage & Hulk Hogan defeated Kevin Sullivan & the Butcher.
- WCW Superbrawl V ('95) = Savage & Sting defeated the Avalanche & Big Bubba Rogers.
- WCW Uncensored '95 = Savage, via DQ, got the win over Avalanche.
- WCW Slamboree '95 = Savage & Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair & Vader.
- WCW Great American Bash '95 = Savage lost to Ric Flair.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '95 = Savage defeated Ric Flair in a "Lifeguard Lumberjack" Match.
- WCW Fall Brawl '95 = Savage, Hulk Hogan, Sting, & Lex Luger won a "War Games" Match over the Dungeon of Doom (Shark, Meng, Kamala, and Zodiac).
- WCW Halloween Havoc '95 = Savage pinned Zodiac. Later in the night, Savage beat Lex Luger.
- WCW World War III '95 = Savage was forced to submit by Lex Luger. Later in the night, Savage won the "3 Ring Battle Royal", earning the vacated WCW World Title.
- WCW Starrcade '95 = Savage defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan. Later in the night, Savage lost the WCW World Title to Ric Flair.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXXII (January '96) = Savage & Hulk Hogan lost to Ric Flair & the Giant.
- WCW Superbrawl VI ('96) = Savage was pinned by Ric Flair in a Steel Cage Match, losing the WCW World Title.
- WCW Uncensored '96 = Savage, with Hulk Hogan, defeated Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Meng, Barbarian, Lex Luger, Kevin Sullivan, Ze Gansta, & The Ultimate Solution in a "Tower of Doom" Match.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome '96 (Battle Formation '96) = Savage defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
- WCW Slamboree '96 = Savage & Ric Flair defeated Arn Anderson & Eddie Guerrero. Later that night, the two forfeited their match against Public Enemy.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '96 = Savage, Lex Luger, & Sting fought to a No Contest with Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, & Hulk Hogan.
- WCW Fall Brawl '96 = Savage was defeated by the Giant.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '96 = Savage lost to Hollywood Hogan, who stayed the WCW World Champ.
- WCW Uncensored '97 = Savage teamed with Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, & Kevin Nash as Team nWo, against Team WCW (Lex Luger, the Giant, & Scott Steiner) and Team Piper ("Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Chris Benoit, Steve McMichael, & Jeff Jarrett) in a Triangle Elimination Match. He was the 7th man eliminated (by Luger).
- WCW Spring Stampede '97 = Savage lost a "No DQ" Match with Diamond Dallas Page.
- WCW Great American Bash '97 = Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a "Falls Count Anywhere" Match.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '97 = Savage & Scott Hall won over Diamond Dallas Page & Curt Hennig.
- WCW Road Wild '97 = Savage was beaten by the Giant.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXXV (August '97) = Savage (subbing for Kevin Nash) & Scott Hall retained the WCW Tag Belts by beating Lex Luger & Diamond Dallas Page.
- WCW Fall Brawl '97 = Savage & Scott Hall lost a "No DQ" match to Diamond Dallas Page & Lex Luger.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '97 = Savage won a "Sudden Death" Match over Diamond Dallas Page.
- WCW World War III '97 = Savage competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Scott Hall.
- WCW Starrcade '97 = Savage, Scott Norton, & Vincent defeated Ray Traylor & the Steiner Brothers.
- WCW/nWo Souled Out '98 = Savage was forced to submit after being racked by Lex Luger.
- WCW Boston Brawl (January '98) = Savage & the Outsiders lost to Lex Luger, Diamond Dallas Page, & Larry Zbyszko.
- WCW Superbrawl VIII ('98) = Savage was again racked by Luger, and lost via submission.
- WCW Uncensored '98 = Savage and Hogan fought out a No-Contest in a Steel Cage Match, when nWo members interfered.
- WCW Spring Stampede '98 = Savage managed to pin Sting for the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
- WCW Slamboree '98 = Savage lost via DQ to Bret Hart, with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper as Special Referee (decision later reversed by Piper).
- WCW Great American Bash '98 = Savage & "Rowdy" Roddy Piper lost to Hollywood Hogan & Bret Hart. Immediately afterwards, Piper defeated Savage in a singles match.
- WCW Spring Stampede '99 = Savage was the special referee in the 4-Way World Title match between Ric Flair, Sting, Diamond Dallas Page, and Hollywood Hogan. DDP won the title.
- WCW Great American Bash '99 = Savage lost, via DQ, to Kevin Nash, when Sid Vicious Powerbombed Nash. Nash retained the World Title.
- WCW Bash at the Beach '99 = Savage & Sid Vicious got the tag-team victory over Sting & Kevin Nash, when Savage pinned Nash. This also awarded Savage the World Heavyweight Title for the 4th time.
- WCW Road Wild '99 = Savage, with Gorgeous George's help, won over Dennis Rodman.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (January '00) = Savage was pinned by Rick Steiner.
- NWA-TNA Turning Point (December 5, '04) = Savage, Jeff Hardy, & AJ Styles defeated Jeff Jarrett & the Outsiders.

Title Summary:
- Gulf Coast Tag-Team Champion w/ Larry Poffo (1/76)
- NWA Southeastern Tag-Team Champion w/ Larry Poffo (77)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion (1/3/78 - 4/78)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion(2) (11/11/78 - 3/2/79)
- AGPW International Champion (??/??/??)
- ICW World Heavyweight Champion (3/13/79 - 7/21/79)
- ICW World Heavyweight Champion(2) (81)
- ICW World Heavyweight Champion(3) (82 - 11/26/83)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion(3) (12/26/83 - 4/84)
- AWA International Heavyweight Champion (4/23/84 - 5/84)
- WWC North American Champion (8/84 - ??/??)
- AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (3/17/85 - 5/7/85)
- AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/13/85 - 6/3/85)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion (2/8/86 - 3/29/87)
- WWF World Heavyweight Champion (3/27/88 - 4/2/89)
- WWF World Heavyweight Champion(2) (4/5/92 - 9/1/92)
- USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion (10/11/93 - 11/20/93)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion (11/26/95 - 12/27/95)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion(2) (1/22/96 - 2/11/96)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion(3) (4/19/98 - 4/20/98)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion(4) (7/11/99 - 7/12/99)

PWI Achievement Awards: (8 wins, 7 1st RUs, 5 2nd RUs, 4 3rd RUs)
- 1985 Most Improved Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1986 Wrestler of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1987 Most Popular Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1987 Feud of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat)
- 1987 Match of the Year (Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat)
- 1987 Wrestler of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1988 Most Popular Wrestler
- 1988 Feud of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Megapowers vs. Ted DiBiase & Andre the Giant)
- 1988 Wrestler of the Year
- 1989 Most Hated Wrestler
- 1989 Feud of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Savage vs. Hulk Hogan)
- 1989 Match of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Savage vs. Hulk Hogan)
- 1990 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)
- 1992 Feud of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Savage vs. Ric Flair)
- 1992 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)
- 1994 Feud of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Savage vs. Crush)
- 1995 Comeback of the Year
- 1995 Feud of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Savage vs. Ric Flair)
- 1996 Most Popular Wrestler, 1st Runner-Up
- 1996 Feud of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Savage vs. Ric Flair)
- 1996 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame Inductee
- 1997 Feud of the Year (Savage vs. Diamond Dallas Page)
- 1998 Feud of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (nWo Wolfpac vs. nWo Hollywood)
- 2011 Stanley Weston Lifetime Achievement Award