— When Randy “Macho Man” Savage crashed in Florida last week, he was in possession of a high-powered handgun. Randy’s brother Lanny stated that the gun is properly registered, and that his brother had recently started a new hobby, target shooting.
Lanny adds that Randy and his wife were passionate about target shooting, and they went together all the time. Finally he added that he was not surprised the gun was found, since the couple went shooting all the time. He was also known during his WCW days to carry a gun with him when he traveled.
— The body of the late Randy Savage was cremated Tuesday and his ashes were spread at the base of a tree at his Largo, Florida home, reports TMZ.com. In compliance with his final request, the family did not play his trademark wrestling theme music during the ceremony.
According to Randy’s brother Lanny Poffo, the wrestling legend adamantly requested that in his funeral plans, his theme music, Pomp and Circumstance, was not to be played while he was laid to rest.
TMZ reports that in recent years, Savage felt “extremely guilty” about using the song because it was initially used by his idol, wrestling legend Gorgeous George. He felt like he stole George’s thunder.
Poffo says Randy’s closest friends and family members will meet again in Florida Thursday to continue to mourn and honor his memory.