How tall was Randy Savage

Randy Savage's Height

6ft ½ in (184.2 cm)

Randy Mario Poffo was an American professional wrestler, remembered as "Macho Man" Randy Savage. In a 1974 Tampa Tribune, it mentioned how his dad - Wrestler Angelo Poffo - was a "Solidly-built 6-foot, 222 pounds" and that "Randy, 21, is a good-sized kid himself at 6-foot-1 and 190 [pounds]"

Randy Savage 1986

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Average Guess (46 Votes)
6ft 0.14in (183.2cm)
SeanR said on 15/Oct/19
Rob has Savage correct here at peak 6’0.5”.

Always looked 5 inches shorter than peak 6’5.5” Hogan.

Towards the end of his career 1999/2000 when he put on massive weight probably dipped to just below 6’0”, maybe 5”11.75”
frank burjan said on 9/Feb/19
RP. Around 5'11?
RP said on 4/Feb/19
Savage did indeed slightly edge Orndorff out.
frank burjan said on 17/Jan/19
I saw the video of savage and orndorff again. They look the same height to me. 5'11.
Orndorff if you search old data is listed as 5'11. Later it was changed to 6'0.
Savage is not 6'0. For example if you see him with hulk hogan and lex luger and sting, he is half a head shorter. So if sting is say 6'2, half a head shorter is 5'10. 5'11 just to give savage the benefit of the doubt.
Tellem said on 13/Jan/19
There is a match on youtube of them in a vs. Match from wcw having a staredown and savage had 1 inch on orndorff. Savage was 6'0".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jan/19
I think 6ft0½-6ft1 prime. Wasn’t a small guy at all
frank burjan said on 7/Jan/19
Randy was 5'11. Same as paul orndorff.
184guy2 said on 20/Nov/18
Rick Rude for me was 6'3-6'3.25
A good 2 inches taller than Roddy Piper
In fact he looked pretty much the same as Jesse Ventura did beside Piper
Might be even 6'3.5
The Ben said on 13/Aug/18
Dick Sock
The video or Rude and Steve Austin was at a bad angle.
Robert (Fuller) Parker was taller than both so they had to use angles to make him seem shorter. Looks like the camera was off to the left making Austin look smaller also.
Saying that I’d say there’s 3” between them
dojoon park said on 29/Jul/18
Sting told me hennig was about 6'1" in 2005
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/18
187cm is the lowest I’d peg Hennig at. If I was to list him here I’d start him off at 188cm
Mayfield said on 16/May/18
Rick Rude: 192 cm no question. Just can't buy Hennig as a full 188cm based on what I seen. I see him more as a 186-187 cm, around that area
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/May/18
Rude at 192cm and Hennig at 188cm sounds reasonable
y2flu said on 1/May/18
Savage is not 6'. I met him several times during his wrestling career, and he was closer to 5'11".
Robby said on 16/Mar/18
I remember reading an article in the WCW Magazine where Ravishing Rick Rude had a column in the magazine and there was a picture of Rude & Curt Hennig standing next to each other and they were the same height. Rude made sure and mentioned that Curt was standing on his tip toes. That he was 6'4" and Hennig 6'2". I mean if you count Rude's height when he was in wrestling boots then yes he is 6'4". I feel like Rude was a strong 6'3" barefoot height.
Mayfield said on 16/Mar/18
@dicksock Agree with the 6'3.5 listing. You could even argue that this is a slight Billy Gun situation where he's a half inch taller than billed, but instead decided to round down. Weird...
dicksock said on 15/Mar/18
Mayfield said on 14/Mar/18
Dicksock, where did he claim 6'4 at? I'm wondering about a source. Hoping Rick gets a page soon and maybe you could help with that

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He was asked on Regis and Kathy Lee: Click Here

I think there may be another interview where he says 6'4", but I forget what is was. I will say he was at least 6'3.5".
Mayfield said on 14/Mar/18
Dicksock, where did he claim 6'4 at? I'm wondering about a source. Hoping Rick gets a page soon and maybe you could help with that
RP said on 9/Mar/18
dicksock,
Yes, I've spent my entire life in the sports/fitness/body building/ power lifting industries. We were discussing training & big boy supplements at the time. Rick said "I'm walking around at about 238-240 right now"....
dicksock said on 6/Mar/18
P said on 5/Mar/18
Dicksock ...met the man personally ...he was 6'3" & 238 lbs ...shredded too...when I meet him in 1995. Had the grip of a car crusher when I shook his hand. The kind of man you know immediately not to F with.

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Did you ask him his height and weight or are you just estimating? If you are estimating, there is the possibility that you are a little off. I met Bob Backlund and shook his hand, but I don't claim to know exactly how tall he was or how much he weighed. Keep in mind there is very little difference between 6'3" and 6'4" and several factors can affect our estimates. Lastly, I'll just say that if you are right and he was 6'3" on the nose, then how tall was Steve Austin? That would put him at 5'11". Now I've often suspected that Austin was closer to 6' than 6'1", but I can't see him under 6'. I can't imagine Rude was standing on higher ground or had a footwear advantage, so I don't know what's going on with that backstage interview of them. Click Here
Mayfield said on 6/Mar/18
Looking at him, I don't think he quite cracks the 6'4 mark, but he is definitely in the solid 6'3 range, maximum 6'3 1/2
RP said on 5/Mar/18
Dicksock ...met the man personally ...he was 6'3" & 238 lbs ...shredded too...when I meet him in 1995. Had the grip of a car crusher when I shook his hand. The kind of man you know immediately not to F with.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Mar/18
Rude was one of a handful of wrestlers who was his billed stats (6ft3-4, 250lbs)
Robby said on 3/Mar/18
I think Rude was a strong 6'3". 6'3.5" seems right. Rude staredown with Road Warrior Hawk Click Here Hawk was I believe a little bit taller than Ultimate Warrior when they teamed up at Survivor Series 1990. Rude here a little bit shorter than Dustin Rhodes and Big Boss Man who were in the 6'4" range. Click Here Click Here Rude towering over Sting Click Here
dicksock said on 2/Mar/18
RP said on 1/Mar/18
Rick Rude was 6'3" barefoot ...Fact!

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How do you know that for a fact? He claimed 6'4" and he looked every bit of it next to Steve Austin. He was about 2" taller than ~6'1.5" Curt Hennig as well. He may not have been a full 6'4", but he was very close to it. Maybe 6'3.5". One thing is for sure: Steve Austin was no 6'1" if Rude was less than 6'4". You talk about facts, THAT'S a fact!
Mayfield said on 2/Mar/18
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Compared to Ric Flair, Rude really is massive. Wonder where Rob would peg him at?
RP said on 1/Mar/18
Rick Rude was 6'3" barefoot ...Fact!
dicksock said on 27/Feb/18
Speaking of Ultimate Warrior's height, I found a match from the mid 80s between him and Rick Rude. There is a long staredown at the start of match. Rude was near 6'4" and doesn't look more than 1" taller than a peak Warrior: Click Here

I can't imagine Warrior at under 6'2" in his prime based on this footage. For those who question Rude's height, look at him with 6'0" minimum Steve Austin:
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He looks at least 4" taller to me. Austin only comes up to the bridge of his nose. Warrior was easily at least 2" taller next to Rude than Austin was, and some people think Austin was 6'1" and Warrior was 6'1.5". It just doesn't add up.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Feb/18
👆 Correction Time!

That should ideally have read, 'The only pills he should have popped' or alternatively, 'The only pills that should have been popped' would have been equally good. What I put was a travesty of the English language!

And now I am going to take my painkillers! 💼💊💊💉 👍
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 27/Feb/18
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2:28min I can´t see the possibility of 3".
2" might be the gap between them in 1992
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 25/Feb/18
dicksock said on 12/Feb/18
Call me crazy,
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Don´t push it buddy!


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but Warrior appears to have around 3" on Savage, and both were in wrestling boots. For now, my guess will be Savage 5'11.5" peak and Warrior 6'2" peak.
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I wouldn´t go as high as 3"gap, but 2" for sure.

6´1.5" Warrior and 5´11.5" Savage during early nineties
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Feb/18
@ PepeMcCain - Hi! When you say 'devoted to his drug programme', this sounds a bit irregular for a sports man! 😕
Surely the only pills he should have been popped were the vitiminised variety!
Robby said on 18/Feb/18
Click Here First picture. It looks like the Warrior is taller than Savage by more than 1". Looks like several inches. Warrior being listed at 6'1.5" Savage here currently listed at 6'0".5" Savage maybe wore lifts in his wrestling boots? I know he wore cowboy boots a lot. I am guessing he wore those in any event center promos with him and Warrior back in 92. google search under images Bret Hart and Randy Savage. Bret is clearly taller than Savage in all four of the pics that come up. in my opinion he is in the 5'11-5'11.5" range. maybe Randy could have hit 6 feet in his younger days or getting out of bed? who knows.
dicksock said on 17/Feb/18
heightchecker34 said on 15/Feb/18

He looked about half an inch shorter than Ultimate Warrior in their face downs. Now bite into that Slim Jim..... Oh yeah!

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If by half an inch, you really mean 2.5"-3", then yes you are correct. I just linked a clip on here that irrefutably shows Warrior was several inches taller than Savage. I suggest you watch and especially watch at 2:54 when both guys are standing straight. The 5'11" estimates come from the fact that he looked shorter than 6' Bret Hart and was at least 2.5" shorter than 6'2" Ultimate Warrior.
dicksock said on 16/Feb/18
RP said on 13/Feb/18
Dicksock,
Ultimate Warrior: 6'2"
Randy Savage: 6'0" (solid)
Warrior only looks 2" taller there to me ...
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Keep in mind that Warrior was leaning in and looking down at Savage for most of that interview. I recommend giving that clip another view and pausing at 2:54. This is when Warrior actually stands to his full height. It's hard to tell because of his hat, but it's hard for me to imagine there was less than 3" there. Click Here

Rob, what say you about that clip? It's seems impossible that Savage was 6'0.5" and Warrior was 6'1.5". It seems more like 5'11.5" and 6'2.5". Again, 2:54 of that clip seals the deal for me.
heightchecker34 said on 15/Feb/18
About time you added one of the GOATS in wrestling history. I am not sure where all the 5'11, 6'0 listings are coming from, I think he is a legit 6'1 man, maybe 6'0.75 at his worst. True, he did wear lifts and his famous cowboy hat, he was a bit self conscious. But you had to remember, at that time, 6'1 was still considered small for the wrestling business, when they were many 6'5-6'7 300 lb monsters walking around. Not to mention, Hogan, who I think was Savage's biggest rival in terms of wrestling and being the face of wrestling, was a minimum of 6'5. He looked about half an inch shorter than Ultimate Warrior in their face downs. Now bite into that Slim Jim..... Oh yeah!
John barrett said on 14/Feb/18
Nice to see other wrestlers and wrestler who have passed on that are making the listings Rob I always thought Randy was 6'1 later on I realised he looked about 5'11 or 5'11 and a half? Do you think you should have a tributes page to celebs who have passed on? So move the ones who have died to that page.... Maybe?
RP said on 13/Feb/18
Dicksock,
Ultimate Warrior: 6'2"
Randy Savage: 6'0" (solid)
Warrior only looks 2" taller there to me ...and there are many other pics, vids & matches of Warrior vs Savage, where the Warrior truly only looks 1.5" taller.
Savage was 6'0" in 1997, I Swear on it! And I could buy a peak 1980's Macho Man being 6'0.5" as Rob has suggested.
My opinion:
1987: 72.25" to 72.5"
1997: 72"
2007: 71.5"
dicksock said on 12/Feb/18
I'll just say that if Randy was 6', which he may have been, Ultimate Warrior's peak height should be raised to 6'2-6'3" because it seems clear that he was 2-3" taller than Randy: Click Here

Call me crazy, but Warrior appears to have around 3" on Savage, and both were in wrestling boots. For now, my guess will be Savage 5'11.5" peak and Warrior 6'2" peak.
dicksock said on 8/Feb/18
Here's a good video from 1993 of him and 5'10-5'11" Jerry Lawler: Click Here

Kind of hard to tell the difference between them, especially because Macho has that hat on. But, there doesn't seem to be very much of a difference. I'd say Macho looked an inch or so taller, but there is also a chance he was in cowboy boots.

Here's a video from 1984 with Randy Savage and ~5'11" Lance Russell: Click Here
Savage was wearing cowboy boots and looks about 2" taller than Lance. He may have been 5'11.5"-6' legit at his tallest, but appeared 6'1" in cowboy boots. Probably down to 5'11" even by the NWO era.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 8/Feb/18
@Rampage

How was Danimal being condescending? He was just expressing his opinion that Randy was 5’11”, although I disagree with it. It’s not like he insulted anyone.
RP said on 8/Feb/18
He looks bang on 6'0" in that 1992 video with the British Bulldog...Just like he looked exactly 6'0" when I met him & shook his hand in 1997.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 7/Feb/18
Click Here At the end of the vid, looks about an inch taller than max 5´11" British Bulldog, Carsten Schaefer is listed at 1,71m
RP said on 6/Feb/18
Danimal,
He was taller than 5'11" in the summer of 1997 when I met him. I was 21 years old...he would've been 44 at the time. I'm 5'11" barefoot. Morning: 5'11-1/4" & evening: 5'10-7/8" ...ever since I was 17 years old. And he was taller than me by a solid inch. Like I said before..he looked spot on 6'0" to me then. It was odd, standing with my legit 6'2" barefoot best friend, He looked 6'0-1/2"...however, when I shook his hand & looked him over ...I pegged him @ bang on 6'0"..based on my 5'11" status. Only way Savage was only 5'11" @ age 44, is if he was wearing some type of eternal lift in his boots? We had on very similar footwear that day. He had on what looked like 1.8" to 2" cowboy boots...and I had on 1.75" sketcher logger boots. My friend had on 1.25" Nike Cross Trainers.
FM said on 6/Feb/18
DDP, when talking about Macho Man, said he didn't think he was six feet tall. He doesn't look quite as tall as Bret. He closer to Shawn's height. 5'11" to 5'11.5".
Undertaker Frank said on 6/Feb/18
Im gonna go out on a limb and say Savage could be 5ft 10 if he shorter than Bret Hart who about 5ft 11
Robby said on 6/Feb/18
I agree with Dicksock & Danimal I feel like Savage was in the 5'11" range as well. Plus he wore cowboy boots a lot. Savage was giving up several inches to Warrior. Bret Hart looked to be taller than Savage during promo's when they were teaming against Flair & Shawn Michaels in 92 during the summer house show loop. 5'11"-5'11.5" range is my estimate.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Feb/18
Danimal, don't be a condescending jerk.
ma said on 5/Feb/18
He looked shorter than Bret Hart...maybe he is shorter?????
Danimal said on 5/Feb/18
No Rob. He was a legit 5'11" guy. NOWHERE NEAR 6'1".
Tall Sam said on 5/Feb/18
Not a wrestling guy, but this is an overdue page. Maybe he was somewhere between the two descriptions, 6'0.5"-6'0.75"?
RP said on 5/Feb/18
Side Note: Hulk Hogan once side Randy Savage was only 6'1" & 195 lbs when he broke into pro wrestling ...and that he was only about 220 lbs when the WWF was billing him @ 240 in the mid 1980's . Hogan was trying to describe Savage as maybe the most successful smaller man in the business back in the 80's & early 90's ...he was attempting to brag on Savage & compliment him. However, it came across kind of back handed. Hogan also went on to say that Savage got really jacked later on in his career in the WCW & got into the 230's for a while. I personally met Randy Savage in Roanoke, Va in 1997. He looked 6'0" (maybe 6'0.5" max) ...but, honestly ...more like a spot on 6'0" to me. He also looked about 230 lbs then...at the very least 225.
dicksock said on 5/Feb/18
Rob, you are way way off on this. Macho Man was more like 5'11". He was shorter than Bret Hart: Click Here

I would bet anything on this planet that Savage was not 6'1".

He was easily 2-3" shorter than Ultimate Warrior, who you have listed as 6'1.5". Click Here

He should be lowered to 5'11" in my opinion. Definitely not above 6', and that is not even up for debate. Zero chance of him losing height by the early 90s. Always had a lean physique, had no injuries, and was only 39/40 years old in 1992.

Here he is in 1986 looking no more than 4" taller than 5'7"/5'7.5" Mean Gene: Click Here

Also, I can't find it, but there is a shoot interview with DDP where he even says Randy was less than 6' tall.
PepeMcCain said on 4/Feb/18
@Sandy Surely he was devoted to his drug programme as well.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Feb/18
184-185cm was my guess. WWF billed him at 6ft2 though
Marc Bonemero said on 4/Feb/18
I don't even think Randy was 5'11. I don't know where all these 6'1 guesses are coming from. Even DDP in an interview I saw in the last year said he didn't think he was even 6 feet tall.
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Feb/18
@ RP - Hi! Thanks for that! Randy seems to be quite common in America, and the name Randall. 👍
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Feb/18
Could have been a little under this at worst...still an okay listing though
RP said on 4/Feb/18
Sandy...Yes, Randy was his real name.
Randy Mario Poffo
Agent Orange said on 4/Feb/18
6’1 in his prime. Can u dig it?😎
Logan said on 4/Feb/18
Around 6'1" didn't look a hole lot shorter than Hogan who at the time was 6'5" 3/4
RP said on 3/Feb/18
Peak: 6'0-1/2" barefoot ...and great add!
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Feb/18
This guy must have been devoted to his fitness programme and yet he didn't live a long life. What a crying shame.

On a more sparkley note, was Randy his real name or did he have time for more than just pumping iron? 💪😁

Randy gets a full 6ft1!
Ajay said on 3/Feb/18
Rob, he was also known as the Bone-saw guy from the first Spiderman film.
SD(171CM) said on 3/Feb/18
OOOOOOHHHH YEEEEAAAAHHH!!!!
6'1 OF PURE MACHO in his prime...
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 3/Feb/18
Macho Man Ooooooo Yeeeeeaaahhhh!

Don´t think he was the full 6´1" he was billed in football, maybe 6´0.25" peak, but looked only 5´11.5"-6ft in the nineties next to British Bulldog and Bret Hart.

Really, I don´t think he was as tall as peak Piper
Jim Hopper said on 3/Feb/18
Yeah he was 6-0 dead on.

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