COLUMBUS (WCMH) – More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging the City of Columbus to erect a statue of Macho Man Randy Savage in Columbus.
The campaign was started by Joe Chapman, of London, Ohio.
The change.org petition urges Mayor Ginther to build the statue in the honor of Columbus native Randy Mario Poffo, better known by his stage name of Randy Savage.
Savage is was born in Columbus and lived for a time in Zanesville. He died in 2011 from a sudden heart attack.
The petition reads:
Dear Mayor Ginther,
Randy Mario Poffo, Also known as Macho Man Randy Savage is known the world over as one of the world’s best Professional Wrestlers of all time. During Savage’s 32 Year Pro Wrestling Career, he held over 20 championships, including the WWF and WCW World Heavy Weight title and is a WWE Hall of Famer. Randy Savage also wrestled in what most considered the best wrestling match of all time in front of 93,000 fans at Wrestlemania 3.
What most do not know is that Randy Savage was born in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus should honor it’s native son by placing a statue of downtown Columbus.
Macho Man Randy Savage was an incredible athlete, performer, and cultural icon. Columbus should do the Poffo family proud by building a statue in his honor.
The petition has over 1,000 signatures as of 5:30 a.m. Thursday.
Mar 10, 2016 — Wow,
Totally amazing that in just a matter of a couple of days we got 500 signatures with nothing more than word of mouth and twitter.
We even got support for Lanny Poffo himself, Randy’s Brother who said:
“Randy dedicated himself to giving everything he had, in or out of the ring!”
If you have signed it. Awesome. Share with others. Retweet, share on Facebook. We would love to get 1000 signatures by the end of the weekend and I think we can do it!
Thanks so much!