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Randy Savage's Brother

Come On Obama ...

Make a Macho Man Holiday!

3/9/2013 12:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Honoring Macho Man Randy Savage's death with a national holiday is NOT a ludicrous idea -- just ask his brother -- who tells TMZ he is 100% on board with a new White House petition trying to make that happen.

If you didn't know, the folks over at Mandatory.com petitioned the government (thanks to their handy online forum) to make May 20 -- the day Macho died in 2011 -- an official "Day of Remembrance."

The petition reads, "Macho Man Randy Savage was a national treasure loved by everyone ... no matter if you knew him from Slim Jim commercials or his wrestling career, you felt a deep connection with Savage ... keep his legacy alive for future generations to appreciate and enjoy."

Macho's brother, Lanny Poffo, tells TMZ that he couldn't be happier the fans want to honor his bro that way AND he's all for it, adding, "The fans will never let Randy Die. He made it cool to love wrestling."

FYI: The group needs 100,000 by April 4 in order to get Obama & Co. to review it -- so far it's only got 2,425 and one really supportive brother.



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tgrfan42069    

i enjoyed watching him wrestle back in the day.but a national holiday is insane.national holidays are for people who did something for this country and made an impact.MLK played a huge role in the civil rights movement, veterans day pays tribute to all of our veterans and so forth.we do not need a macho man day

558 days ago
17.

Joey    

Never heard of him. Condolences to his family, but they need to move on.

558 days ago
18.

laffnbear    

I don't think 2,425 is considered "everybody by any stretch of the imagination, except maybe his brother.

558 days ago
19.

jay26mc    

Too hot to handle and too cold to hold! Ooooo yeah!!

558 days ago
20.

Whatever    

Macho Man's brother needs a new hobby.

558 days ago
21.

Callie    

WHAT drug is he on? a national holiday for a sports guy?

558 days ago
22.

Tom Miller    

Add me to the list of those who believe this country should do whatever it can to honor the memory of Randy Savage, he is truly a national treasure. He gave so many so many great and memorable times.

558 days ago
23.

because    

Because North Korea and all...Priorities.

558 days ago
24.

Throwback kid    

I'm on the fence with this one, though I would like to see the Macho Man honored in some way. I would rather see an official holiday for Gorilla Monsoon. I realize Gorilla was never going to win any awards for his announcing, but Gorilla had something that has always been lacking in wrestling, Gorilla had class

558 days ago
25.

chifred    

Another slow day in entertainment

557 days ago
26.

nigel    

make macho mans death national holiday obama.

557 days ago
27.

buzz kill    

Why not? The left wing lib-tards have already dragged the country into the toilet, might as well go ahead and flush.

557 days ago
28.

USA#1    

OH YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIG IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

557 days ago
29.

Professor Sherlock     

That's embarrassing!

557 days ago
30.

Cold Azz Honkey    

BREAK INTO A SLIM JIM.

557 days ago
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