Much like the WWE Universe and pro wrestling fandom in general, those inside the industry are excited by the news that Macho Man Randy Savage will finally take his place in the WWE Hall of Fame this year.
Here's a sampling of that reaction on Twitter, from veterans who knew and worked with him, to younger wrestlers who grew up watching him and were inspired to follow in his footsteps.
A very well-deserved induction into the #WWEHOF. Congratulations #MachoMan Randy Savage. @WrestleMania— Triple H (@TripleH) January 13, 2015
Congrats to Randy Savage, a true great, a real legend, a friend & mentor...one of the wrestlers I miss the most. Look forward to being there— Bret Hart (@BretHart) January 13, 2015
Couldn’t be any happier for my man #RandySavage #MachoMan getting inducted to @WWE HOF LOOOOOONG overdue! One the Greatest Ever! DDP— Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) January 13, 2015
I owe everything to Randy. Without him, performing in a 20'x20' would likely have never happened. Thank you Randy. #MachoMan #WWEHOF2015— SID (@SychoVicious) January 12, 2015
Congrats to Randy Savage. A dear friend and mentor early in my career.— Big Show (@WWETheBigShow) January 13, 2015
Finally....the #MachoMan is going where he belongs, the @WWE HOF! Truly one of the greatest EVER! #DigIt #OhYeah #ThankYouSavage— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) January 13, 2015
IT’S ABOUT TIME! #MachoMan Randy Savage will be inducted into the #WWEHOF. Ooh Yeah! Dig It!— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) January 13, 2015
#MachoMan in the @WWE HOF? I #DigIt— Bad News Barrett (@WadeBarrett) January 13, 2015
As a kid I used to stand in front of a mirror & cut Savage promos. I'm so happy to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame. #MachoMan @WWE— The Miz (@mikethemiz) January 13, 2015
Congrats to The #MachoMan going where he belongs, the @WWE HOF! Total respect! #OhYeah— Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) January 13, 2015
#MachoMan Influenced an entire generation and still going— Tyson Kidd (@KiddWWE) January 13, 2015
All this #MachoMan talk, I can't handle it. Too excitedddddd! Oooohhhh yeahhhhh #RAW pic.twitter.com/5ensatxNH7— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) January 13, 2015