Cream of the Crop.

Steve Arviso - July 31, 2018 - Madness /

The third entry in this seemingly on-going series of transcribing classic pro wrestling promos into poetry. These are the immortal words of the late, great “Macho Man” Randy Savage (along with those of the equally great “Mean” Gene Okerlund.


Wrestlemania III at the Silverdome Pontiac, Michigan.
It’s a day that I’m certain my guest at this time will not forget.
I’m talking about the
former Intercontinental Champion of the World,
Macho Man Randy Sav–

Nothing means nothing!

Noth–?

Nothing mean nothing, man.

Nothing means nothing?
What do you mean by that?

I’m talking about all the way to the top.
Yeah.
I’m justifiably in a position that I’d rather not be in.
But the cream will rise to the top, ooh yeah.
Macho Madness, yeah,
has got more to offer
than President Jack Tunney thinks
that I got, yeah.
And let me tell you something right now.
Cards stacked against the Macho Man Randy Savage and Wrestlemania III, yeah.
Let me say it, yeah.
Let me say it out loud.
And let me point!
to the President!
of the World Wrestling Federation,
that The Macho Man Randy Savage is not happy with your decision, yeah.
I am the cream!
in the World Wrestling Federation
and there is no doubt about it,
yeah, you Mean Gene Okerlund
you know that I’m the cream of the crop!

Wait a minute though Randy,
I’ve got to ask you very seriously,
do you blame Mr. Jack Tunney,
the distinguished President
of The World Wrestling Federation,
for Ricky Steamboat being the Intercontinental Champion today?

Yeah, I do, yeah.
Outside interference, yeah.
In my moment of glory!
Yeah.
And now I’m living in a nightmare.
And I am the cream.
And now,
not only the Intercontinental Heavyweight championship belt must fall,
but The World Heavyweight Championship belt!
Because Hulk Hogan yeah,
I am the cream,
yeah,
the cream of the crop.
And there is no-one!
that does it better!
than the Macho Man Randy Savage!
On balance, off balance, doesn’t matter.
I’m better than you are, yeah
And I’m talking everyone in the World Wrestling Federation.
And I’m even talking!
to President Jack Tunney, yeah.
I’m on
my way
and nothing!
is gonna stop me!
Nothing’s gonna stop me.

You know, just out of curiosity,
Randy,
and I certainly don’t want to diminish your tremendous
God given talents,
but I’m very curious.
I haven’t seen Elizabeth lately.

Yeah.
She’s on the outside of the ring,
Does she interfere in matches?
Yeah?
Nothing, zero, yeah.
Pure athlete, yeah.
And I’ve been uh,
yeah!
Maligned!
from the top!
to the bottom.
And ‘cuz they can’t handle the Macho Man Randy Savage,
the cream of the crop!
Nobody does it better!

Cream of the Crop.
Words by “Macho Man” Randy Savage and “Mean” Gene Okerlund.
Poetic Arrangement by Steve Arviso.

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