Thursday, January 25, 2007


I love Wikipedia. It's my new favourite thing to do at work when I should be working.

Today, I finally decided to answer a little question that has been niggling me for a while:

Is the wrestler Bonesaw McGraw in the film Spiderman played by Macho Man Randy Savage?

So, a quick search on Wikipedia revealed a plethora of information about the former WWE star.

And with each new morsel of information came a link to another hero of my childhood years. Memories of Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Hart and The Big Boss Man came flooding back.

And I found out there is a word 'kayfabe' and what it means.

But the best fact of all that I found in my afternoon trawling Wikipedia?

That Macho Man Randy Savage's real name is Randall Mario Poffo.

Which means that he is probably the only person for whom a name change to Randy Savage would be a notable improvement.


Lisa W. said...

*shudder*...Wikipedia worries me, especially when I see my sons using it for formal papers for school. I try to explain to them "uh, guys? you DO know that ANYONE can edit that and put ANY information they want in it, right?" They always say that the teachers say it's fine, which makes me shudder more violently.

Groanin' Jock said...

Yeah, there is that danger I suppose. But as a readily-accessible source of information, Wikipedia takes some beating. I tend to use it more for quick searches than for proper research.

Erica said...

You simply must perform a YouTube search of Andre The Giant.

I never thought I could possibly hate The Iron Sheik more than I did when I was 8 years-old.