The wrestling world mourns the loss today of a highly unique and innovative talent…”Leaping” Lanny Poffo. Lanny was just 68 years old.
February 2, 2023
Lanny was the brother of Randy “Macho Man” Savage and was a fantastic talent as well. While Randy achieved monumental success and transcendent fame…Lanny had strong contributions to wrestling of his own.
Lanny Poffo just 68 years old has passed away. pic.twitter.com/NtVNPnwAd3— WrestlingGab (@WrestlingGab) February 3, 2023
In a time where big guys ruled supreme (mid-to-late-’80’s) within the WWE, Lanny was doing moonsaults, flips, and other seldom-seen high-flying maneuvers that were yet to come into fashion (it really wasn’t until the late ’90’s where the airborne style came into fashion).
RIP to Lanny Poffo - a "Genius" high-flying innovator. pic.twitter.com/4ouSgfTOxD— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) February 2, 2023
Lanny also shifted from “Leaping” Lanny Poffo to the bad guy “The Genius”…where he would proclaim how much more intelligent he was than everyone and sometimes read poetry.
Sad news. Rest in Peace Lanny Poffo. pic.twitter.com/YEBMYKMqpF— Wrestling Bios (@WrestlingBios) February 2, 2023
Lanny was a very original talent and considered by many in the industry to be a great guy. He will be missed.
– Davey Mac
Lanny Poffo aka Macho Man Randy Savage’s brother passed away at the age of 68. The brothers will be reunited once again in heaven🕊️🖤🙏#WWF #WWE #WWEHOF #MachoMan #RandySavage #RIPLannyPoffo pic.twitter.com/4R1cm2dFDn— BeyondThe3Count (@BeyondThe3Count) February 3, 2023