Lanny Poffo Speaks on Pitched Savage/Michaels Feud & more

— Lanny Poffo, brother of the late Randy “Macho Man” Savage, launched a new podcast this week called “The Genius Cast” and in the first episode he talks about a number of backstage stories, including a pitched storyline for Savage to feud with Shawn Michaels as well as addressing the rumors of Savage and Stephanie McMahon:

On Macho Man vs. HBK

“I remember he called me up at 2 in the morning… and he said, ‘can you find some breakaway champagne bottles?’ So I said ‘yeah, I can do that’.”

“His plan was to toast to Shawn Michaels’ career, he would pour a drink, they would toast and then they would drink and then Randy would smash the bottle over Shawn Michaels’ head, starting a two-year feud ending in WrestleMania, where Shawn Michaels loses his hair if he loses, and Randy retures to the announcing table if he loses.”

“So what happened? Pat Patterson says, ‘well Randy, we’re having a youth movement and the best thing you can do is to stay on the microphone.'”

Stephanie McMahon & Randy Savage

“I don’t know and if I knew I wouldn’t tell you because Randy was very very private and I have absolutely no idea if that happened.”

“I’ll tell you what did happen, Triple H did an interview on a magazine and they said ‘what do you think of Hulk Hogan and The Macho Man?’ And he said they were dinosaurs. Well evidently Hulk Hogan didn’t mind being called a dinosaur but Randy took big exception to it and he just as well might have said, ‘if you think I’m so old let’s see how you would do in a shoot against me.’”

“He challenged him to a shoot. In other words, ‘taking your girl for a ride’ is his way of showing you no respect whatsoever. You know I have absolutely no idea if the urban legend is true and like I said if I knew I wouldn’t tell you it’s none of anybody’s business. There’s only one person who knows for sure and that’s Stephanie. Randy’s not here and she’s not talking. So let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and talk about something else.”

Listen to the inaugural episode here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *