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5 WWE superstars who were born into rich families

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Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 08:50 IST

#4 Randy Savage

Randy Savage pictured with his Dad backstage
In the early 70s, Savage spent 5 years playing in Minor Baseball leagues

The late great Randy Savage was born into a famous & wealthy wrestling family which included the likes of Lanny Poffo and Angelo Poffo. Macho Man's father Angelo Poffo was a wrestling star in his own right, winning the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship in 1958 only ten years after he started wrestling.

Poffo was a wrestler by night but a promoter and businessman by day. Poffo owned a small regional promotion based in Kentucky called 'International Championship Wrestling'.

The ICW in its heydey was home to recognisable names like Bob Orton Jr. and The Original Sheik. Alongside running his own promotion, Poffo also bought a stake in 'Grand Prix Wrestling' the company owned by Emile Dupree.

In order to attract his children to the profession of wrestling, he would give Randy and his siblings jobs to do in both of the promotions. So despite living wealthily, Randy was brought up in modesty.

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Published 29 Nov 2016, 11:19 IST
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