Lanny Poffo, former WWF wrestler and brother of Macho Man Randy Savage, has died. Hacksaw Jim Duggan posted the sad news on social media a while ago:
It is with a very heavy heart that I have been asked to inform everyone of the passing of our friend and colleague Lanny Poffo, The Genius.
RIP for me pic.twitter.com/4ve4J2HSHT
– Hacksaw Jim Duggan (@RealHacksawJim) February 2, 2023
“It is with a very heavy heart that I have been asked to inform everyone of the passing of our friend and colleague Lanny Poffo, The Genius. RIP Lanny”
“Leaping” Lanny Poffo wrestled in the WWF in the mid-1980s as a babyface who threw frisbees at the crowd and recited poems to mock his opponents before a match. He later turned heel and became “The Genius”, using his talent for babbling to mock the audience and his enemies for being below his level of intelligence.
After the death of Randy Savage in 2011, Poffo has been vocal about the subject of the macho’s absence from the WWE Hall of Fame. This situation was resolved by 2015, when he welcomed Macho Man into the WWE Hall of Fame with a poem.
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