Amazingly, it’s been over five years since “Macho Man” Randy Savage passed away. Savage left behind an incredible legacy, but amazingly, there are still things about his life and his career that we’ll continue to find out as the years go by
On Wednesday, Savage’s brother, Lanny Poffo, was the special guest on the latest episode of Shawn Waltman’s X-Pac 1-2-360 podcast on Afterbuzz TV. Poffo spent a lot of time talking about his late brother. He revealed a whole hell of a lot, including that Savage and Hogan made up a few months before Savage died, and that Brian Knobbs mocked Savage’s death but Waltman called him out publicly for it. But perhaps the most interesting tidbit, historically, is that Savage wanted to work a multi-year program with Shawn Michaels at the beginning of the Heartbreak Kid’s solo career before the Macho Man left WWE.
“Randy had a very bad leaving with the WWE. It was right about the time Randy was on the announcing table, right? You were there, the 1-2-3 Kid, and doing fantastic for yourself. Well Randy started watching and getting the bug back, you see what I mean? He started getting that, maybe I’m not too old. Maybe I can have one more match. He was always known for his match with Ricky Steamboat. So he thought that he could possibly start a little something with Shawn Michaels, and then have a two year program, then have the showdown at WrestleMania. His intention was to have a Hair vs. Career match, where Shawn Michaels would shave his head or Randy would give up his career and go to the announcing booth. Randy would drop the match, go back to the announcing booth, but he wanted to end his career with a better match than he had with Steamboat.”
That’s some pretty amazing alternative history, wondering what could have been if HBK and Macho had been able to mix it up way back when. Unfortunately, Vince McMahon nixed the idea, which is one of the reasons Savage ultimately decided to head to WCW when he did.
At any rate, the Poffo episode of Waltman’s show is incredibly engaging and illuminating, plus you get two hours of THAT VOICE. You can listen to the entire thing below.