On Monday, legendary pro-wrestler George “The Animal” Steele publicly commented on why he thinks Randy “Macho Man” Savage was not inducted into the WWE HOF while still alive. Savage, who died at the age of 58, was in a long-term feud with Vince McMahon since his departure in late 1993. According to Busted Open Radio, Steele made the following comments as to why he thinks Savage is not in the WWE HOF:
“Randy was almost like a son to Vince, they were really tight. And then one day, we were at a TV meeting, and we got word that Randy, without calling Vince, had left and jumped to the WCW. I had never seen Vince McMahon broken before, he was crushed. It hurt him big time and I don’t think he ever got over that.”
Over the last 15 years there have been numerous theories behind the nasty feud between Savage and Vince McMahon. Earlier this month, there were more details released that Randy had a sexual relationship with Vince’s daughter Stephanie McMahon when she was 17 and he was near 40. It’s been a longstanding rumor in this business for the alt 17 years. Despite, the latest details and the belief by many wrestlers that this story is true, George says it’s not the truth.
“I heard all this other stuff that I think is garbage when it comes to Randy and relationships with daughters and all that stuff…..I don’t think that’s anywhere close to the truth.”
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George and Randy had a legendary feud during 1986. Steele developed a crush on Savage’s manager Miss Elizabeth that drove the jealous Randy even more insane. Savage would defeat George at WrestleMania 2. However, Steele would get his revenge by helping Ricky Steamboat defeat Randy at WrestleMania 3 during their historical encounter.
Savage died on Friday from injuries sustained in a car accident. According to Randy’s brother Lanny Poffo, Savage sustained a heart attack while driving thus causing Randy to cross the center median; go through oncoming traffic, over a curb and into a tree head on. Savage died at a nearby hospital. The coroner was unable to determine a cause of death and is waiting for toxicology reports to return.
Randy will be cremated and a small private ceremony will be held. Savage is survived by his wife Barbara Lynn and his brother Lanny Poffo.
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