Each half-hour episode delivers ideas, solutions, and knowledge that puts you in Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica Online, DC Comics, Saturday Evening Post, . "I think we're seeing a change in the macho attitude we had years ago that start date and, when previous child-care arrangements suddenly fell through. Description, Release date. 1. interim fix: WS-WASProd-IFPI Platforms: AIX, AIX bit, pSeries, HPUX, HPUX bit, IA64, Linux, Linux bit, IA "Beat It" is a song written and performed by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his sixth studio album, Thriller (). It was produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Following the successful Thriller singles "The Girl Is Mine" and "Billie Jean", The line "don't be a macho man" is said to express Jackson's dislike of.
When The Honky Tonk Man declared himself "the greatest Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion of all time", Savage began a feud with him to get the title back, becoming a fan favorite in the process.
To help gain credibility with fans as a face prior to his match against Honky, Savage was booked on the winning end against heels, including Hercules"King" Harley Race and Killer Khanamong others. In the ensuing beatdown, Miss Elizabeth ran back to the locker room and brought Hulk Hogan out to the ring to save Savage, leading to the formation of "The Mega Powers".
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His feud with Honky continued into earlywhere in their last high-profile matchup aired as the undercard to Andre the Giant vs. Their feud was blown off in the weeks before WrestleMania IV when the two competed in tag team-style steel cage matches, with Savage and Honky each enlisting their allies for their respective teams; the Savage-led teams usually won these matches.
Although Savage did not regain the Intercontinental Championship, bigger things were awaiting him. The match, refereed by Jesse Ventura, was famous for Miss Elizabeth jumping up on the apron of the ring late in the match and removing her skirt to show red panties.
This allowed both Savage and Hogan who had been knocked to the outside to get back in the ring and get the pin on DiBiase with Savage pushing a reluctant Ventura to the 3-count. In the case of the latter feud, Savage frequently became involved in Hogan's matches involving one of the two villains and vice versa ; the two rival factions captained opposing teams in the main event of the Survivor Serieswhich was won by the Mega Powers.
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Problems between Savage and Hogan developed, however, in early after Hogan also took Elizabeth as his manager. Hogan carried her to the back, which enraged Savage to the point that he abandoned Hogan later in the match. Savage and Hogan got into a heated argument with Savage declaring that Hogan was an inferior wrestler to him and that he wanted to steal Elizabeth from him. He then proceeded to attack his partner, then attacked Hogan's friend Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake as he tried to intervene before finally being separated by security, thus Savage turned heel once again for the first time since Prior to the match Savage had actually been hospitalized with an infected elbow but checked himself out of hospital in order to wrestle Hogan and despite wearing a heavy bandage over the elbow and being sick as a result of the infection, still managed to put on a high quality showing.
Savage would use that scepter as a weapon numerous times. The feud escalated at Royal Rumblewhen Warrior refused to promise Savage the right to challenge him for the title, should Warrior defend it successfully against Sgt. Slaughter Slaughter had already granted Savage this opportunity, should he beat Warrior. Savage had sent Sensational Queen Sherri out before the match to try to persuade the Warrior to promise this in a face-to-face interview laced with sexual innuendos, but was unsuccessful.
Outraged, Savage promised revenge, which he got during the Slaughter-Warrior title match. During the match, Sherri distracted The Warrior who chased her back to the locker room. However, halfway down the aisle "The Macho King" Randy Savage attacked the champion, resulting in the Ultimate Warrior having to crawl to the ring.
Later, Savage ran out to the ring and smashed the sceptre over Warrior's head, knocking him unconscious for Slaughter to pinand then immediately sprinted back to the locker room. Later in the program, Savage failed to appear in the Royal Rumble which led to speculation that he and Sherri had fled the building in order to avoid The Warrior.
Following this Savage subbed for Warrior on house shows in early August against Undertaker. Meanwhile, the storyline with Miss Elizabeth continued, culminating with Savage proposing to her in the ring leading to an on-air wedding at SummerSlam dubbed The Match Made in Heaven. It was at this time that Savage was targeted by Jake "The Snake" Robertswho was, by now, a villain.
On an episode of Prime Time Wrestling prior to SummerSlam, the announcers and several wrestlers threw a "bachelor party" for Savage, with Roberts' arrival deemed unwelcome by the rest of the contingent.
Sid Justice ran off both Roberts and The Undertaker. Meanwhile, Roberts cut a series of promos berating Savage.
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After he was lured into the ring, Roberts attacked Savage, eventually tying Savage into the ropes before getting a live king cobra to bite his arm, according to Hulk Hogan and Jake Roberts on the Pick Your Poison DVD that the snake was holding on with the fangs and that Jake had a hard time getting the snake off Randy.
Sid Justice was originally supposed to be the victim of the snake bite, but due to a biceps injury, Savage accepted to be snake bitten. Savage then urged fans to lobby Tunney to reinstate him, under the rallying cry "Reinstatement! Reinstate the Macho Man! Savage won the match,  and the two continued to brawl afterward. The feud continued throughout the winter, ending after a match on the February 8, episode of Saturday Night's Main Event, which Savage won;  Roberts had planned a backstage ambush of Savage and Elizabeth after losing the match, but was stopped by The Undertaker.
According to the storyline, Flair claimed that he had been in a prior relationship with Savage's wife Miss Elizabeth, going as far as presenting pictures of Elizabeth and Flair together. About this same time, WWF Magazine published photos of Savage and Elizabeth, which were identical to those featuring Elizabeth and Flair; it was revealed that Flair had doctored the Savage-Elizabeth pictures. The former couple were divorced on September 18, A statement announcing the divorce appeared in WWF Magazine at about the same time, a rare break of kayfabe for the WWF at the time; the divorce was never referenced again nor did it figure into any of Savage's future feuds for the duration of his WWF run.
The single remained at the top of the Hot for a total of three weeks. He notes of the "nifty dance song", "Jackson's voice soars all over the melody, Eddie Van Halen checks in with a blistering guitar solo, you could build a convention center on the backbeat". Randy Taraborrelli, who stated that the song was "rambunctious". At the Grammy Awardsthe song earned Jackson two of a record-eight awards: Inthe standard format single was re-certified platinum by the RIAA, based on the revised sales level of one million units for platinum singles.
The music video for "Beat It" helped establish Jackson as an international pop icon. Both "Beat It" and " Thriller " are notable for their "mass choreography" of synchronized dancers, a Jackson trademark. To add authenticity to the production but also to foster peace between them, Jackson had the idea to cast members of rival Los Angeles street gangs Crips and Bloods. Ensign through production company GASP. The second video released for the Thriller album, it was choreographed by Michael Peters who also performed, alongside Vincent Paterson, as one of the two lead dancers.
Despite some sources claiming otherwise, Jackson was involved in creating some parts of the choreography. Contrary to popular belief, the concept of the video was not based on the Broadway musical West Side Story ; in reality Giraldi drew inspiration from his growing up in Paterson, New Jersey.
In fact, "Beat It" was the first video shown on the latter's first ever telecast on July 29, This scene repeats itself at a pool hallwhere gang members arrive via foot, forkliftand out of sewerswhile the video's titular song begins to play. The camera cuts to Jackson lying on a bed as he contemplates the senseless violence. Jackson notices rival gangs and leaves. Michael Jackson dons a red leather J. Parks brand jacket, and dances his way towards the fight through the diner and pool hall.
A knife fight is taking place between the two gang leaders in a warehouse. They dance battle for an interlude of music until Jackson arrives; he breaks up the fight and launches into a dance routine. The video ends with the gang members joining him in the dance, agreeing that violence is not the solution to their problems. The short film was ranked by Rolling Stone as the No.
The brothers were joined on stage by Eddie Van Halen, who played the guitar in his solo spot.