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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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JusMyOpinion    

Ohhh yeah! That's some funny shiet right there. He was definitely the man at one time in the world of wrastling

539 days ago
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kitnplayn    

You're joking, right. Why would you waste the time of a presidential office with such stupidity? Americans really need to calm down on their self-importance and arrogance factors.

539 days ago
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Chef Jack Tripper    

YIKES....Chris Brown beats women, homosexuals, and parking attendants.

539 days ago
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chicago_animal     

If there is MLK day, there should be Macho Man day.

539 days ago
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Majestik    

Okay, loved the guy for many years but a Holiday? He was just a wrestler in the entertainment business. If we had national holidays for every entertainer out there no one would be working and we'd all be drunk off our skulls 24/7.

539 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

Oooooo Yea!

539 days ago
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fran    

never heard of the man ..but that is totally the most ridiculous thing I ve heard in a long time...a national holiday over some wrestler ..really the USA is sounding dumber by the day...

539 days ago
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Phil Mcl    

R U CRAZY!! It is a fake sport. Was into wwf untill I went to see it live. The camera men do a great job for t.v. it looks so much better on t.v. Live is a joke you can tell how fake it really is live.

539 days ago
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Phil Mcl    

Would rather see a national holiday for Elizabeth!!!!!!

539 days ago
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brenda    

A fed holiday for a factitious character? Yeah, jump on that Mr President. Give the world yet another reason to hate us. Americans are one of the laziest populations in the world. More concerned with what the government can do for them. These days, it's not "how many hours do I work per week, but "how many days can I have off?".

539 days ago
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tleeg    

I watched WWF back in the 80s amd liked Macho Man but a holiday is an unbelievably stupid idea.

539 days ago
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Elsa    

He was well worth the cost of cable, thats for sure.

539 days ago
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Greg    

there is a chance this will actually happen because after all macho man is 2 percent african.

539 days ago
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RD    

What ever dude. Sounds like you just want a day off work?

539 days ago
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Carol    

I was a Macho Man fan but we sure don't need another holiday for an excuse to get drunk. We have St. Pats day and Mardi Gras just to name a couple.

539 days ago
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