Randy Savage had one of the greatest responses when asked if he - Macho Man - ever cries.
The late, great wrestler
was arguably THE embodiment of the 'tough guy' persona. I mean he was a professional wrestler for god's sake. But as with most athletes, yes he was human. And he gave us this incredible clip on mental health.
And he did it in IN CHARACTER nonetheless. Talk about being a role model, and an inspiration. Even though it's not part of his 'job' necessarily he basically tells kids, boys in particular, that "Yeah, it's okay to cry. I cry all the time. Take the time you need, bounce back, and never quit."
I'm just mad that I didn't see this video until now. I wish I'd discovered it much sooner. Because that's a bold thing for a dude nicknamed 'Macho Man' to come out and say. Not only now but especially back in his prime, when the stigma around men's mental health, and hiding our emotions was even more prevalent.
Great stuff here.