Randy Savage was one of the most beloved figures in wrestling history for good reason. Savage would deliver entertaining matches, memorable storylines, and incredible promos. Savage was able to sell a match and his character before he even entered the game thanks to his verbal ability. Diehard wrestling fans of the 1980s chose between Savage and Hulk Hogan as their favorite. Even though Hogan had more fans in total, Savage had more diehard fans.
The fantastic promos from Savage gave us quite a few one-liners. Savage even would drop important words of wisdom in interviews he did out of character. We will look at the absolute best quotes from Savage that have showcased how charismatic and insightful he could be. These are the top ten best quotes from Randy Savage throughout his career and life.
10 "All I care about is that people are being entertained. It's not about being the world champion, it's about exciting the people."
Many wrestlers define their careers by success as a world champion. The goal of every wrestler to some level is winning the world championship due to what it represents. Most wrestlers in the spot either are one of the faces of the company or they have a chance to be.
Randy Savage didn’t put too much stock into being the champion as much as some others. Triple H and Hulk Hogan were especially known for always wanting to be in the world title picture. Savage’s quote here makes it known that he mostly cared about entertaining the fans, which he did consistently.
9 “Hulkamania is like a single grain of sand in the Sahara desert that is Macho Madness.”
The personal relationship between Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage went hot and cold throughout the years. Savage and Hogan teamed together in WWE as the Mega Powers and in WCW as important members of the New World Order faction.
However, they would get personal whenever they faced each other since they often had backstage issues during rifts. Savage dropped this hilarious and entertaining line about Hogan during a program together. Fans chose between them with Savage’s fans loving his intensity.
8 "Ten thousand years as Intercontinental Champion, Oooooh yeeeah!"
The Intercontinental Championship became important in the 80s with a few noteworthy names holding it. Randy Savage was one of the first upper-level wrestlers to have a strong run holding the title. Fans will often remember the WrestleMania 3 classic against Ricky Steamboat from his reign.
Savage’s quote here showed that he wanted to continue thriving as the Intercontinental Champion for as long as possible. The reign helped make the title important as names like Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels moved to the next level years later when winning the IC gold.
7 “Expect the unexpected in the kingdom of madness!”
The run of Macho King saw Randy Savage portraying a king character with Sherri Martel as his manager. Savage had arguably the best heel run of his career here with memorable feuds against Ultimate Warrior and Dusty Rhodes for WWE.
This quote perfectly summed up the character and motivation of Savage. There was nothing expected with him as his unpredictable nature made him such an interesting character. Savage used the king gimmick to get tremendous heat for quite some time.
6 "I'm the tower of power, too sweet to be sour."
The wild quotes from Randy Savage would see him sometimes become incoherent despite his words having meaning. Savage could easily go for minutes rattling off one-liners that both boosted his ego while also going after his opponents.
This quote was among the more memorable one-liners from Savage when complimenting his own skills. Savage referred to himself as the tower of power and let the fans know that he was too sweet to be sour. Lines like this put him over the top as a tremendous talent.
5 "Snap into a Slim Jim!"
Randy Savage scored one of the most popular wrestler endorsement deals of all time with Slim Jim. The thin stick of smoked sausage was a quick snack often marketed towards young adult males. Savage appealed to that demographic and received a deal in both WWE and WCW chapters of his career.
The quote from the commercial featured Savage telling the audience to snap into a Slim Jim. WCW specifically found success with this as Slim Jim became one of their main sponsors thanks to Savage. The legend even referenced it in a few of his promos.
4 “What can I say about this move? Nothing, so I won't.”
The commentary chapter of Randy Savage’s career is often forgotten, but he did a solid job at the announcers’ table. Vince McMahon started transitioning Savage out of the ring due to his older age even though the legend wanted to continue wrestling.
The wrestling icon did his best with a few funny lines like this when struggling to describe a move. Savage eventually left WWE and returned to the ring for WCW where he’d continue wrestling for another six years.
3 "We're in space and space is the place!"
Randy Savage took the fans to another world when he went deeper with character. The promos of Savage both made sense yet confused you at the same time when he went further into his own mind for the intent of his words.
This quote featured Savage stating that we were in space and that it was the place to be. Savage loved getting colorful with his promos and straying away from just the generic words that hyped them up. The old promos of Savage went above and beyond the usual wrestlers.
2 “I used to hate old-timers who didn't praise the younger wrestlers, but you've got to pass the torch sometime. If you're old, that torch gets too heavy for you and you can't carry it, so it won't do you any good.”
This longer quote featured Randy Savage’s opinions on the future of the sport. Savage was not fond of the older wrestlers that tried to hold down the younger. The career of Savage did run late in WCW, but he never had a reputation like Kevin Nash or Hulk Hogan of trying to bury new stars.
Savage enjoyed the idea of passing the torch to capable wrestlers looking for their opportunity at the top. It is forgotten that Savage made his final wrestling appearance in TNA teaming with AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy to beat Jeff Jarrett, Scott Hall, and Nash. Savage worked with young stars and tried to pass the torch to them.
1 “Too hot to handle, too cold to hold!”
The random nature of some of Randy Savage’s quotes added to the promos as they somehow found a way to make sense. This quote is one of the more popular one-liners said by Savage likely off the top of his head while cutting a promo.
Savage described himself as being too hot and too cold for the opposing wrestlers to have a chance against. The ability to make you laugh, smile and still believe in his words provided all the emotions a wrestler could want to get from a fan. Savage was a unique wrestling genius as shown with quotes like this.