I was listening to my boss tell a story the other day about meeting Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake at the Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus, MA. Many of you know that WWF and WWE wrestlers have long sought out the Kowloon for greasy Chinese food and cocktails (oops, I mean video games) after matches are held in Boston.
But then the conversation turned to Albany, NY, where my boss remembered a run-in with Randy Savage at a convenience store in the late 1980s.
One of my boss’ colleagues recognized Savage and yelled out, “Macho Man!”
Savage completely rolled with the greeting, and actually responded, “It’s Macho King!” in an homage to his reign as King of the Ring, which began when he defeated Hacksaw Jim Duggan for the crown in 1989.
Savage and the late Sensational “Queen” Sherri Martel were a fun pair to watch during that gimmick’s run.