Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hulk Hogan Opens up on The Heat With Macho Man Randy Savage

Hulk Hogan Opens up on The Heat With Macho Man Randy Savage
Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin sit down at the 2019 Raw Reunion to record an episode of Austin’s self-titled PodcastOne show.

During the interview, Hogan reminisces on the feeling of selling out arenas in the 80’s, the events that led to a major smackdown between Hogan and his tag team partner, Randy Savage, and the timeline behind being recruited by the infamous Eddie Graham. Below is an excerpt from the episode.

“When I first met Randy, man, he was the best at everything. I loved working with him. The only really b*tch we had was in Paris, France one night… Elizabeth [Savage’s wife at the time] was my manager, and we went to the ring in Paris. There were no steps. Elizabeth was probably 95 or 100 pounds soaking wet. So, I reached over the top rope – reached all the way over where she’s standing next to me – and grabbed her by the armpits, picked her all the way up – she had a dress on – and put her in the ring. [Randy said,] ‘You son of a b*tch you grabbed her boobs…We walk up and he grabs a headlock on me, but he puts that side headlock on me. I’m hanging in – I’m hanging in there – and I didn’t want my eyeball to pop out, so I grab his waist and I squeezed. ‘Randy, if you don’t let go, I’m going to dump you on your head.’ He was so pissed at me. The match sucked. We had a horrible match…We went back to the dressing room in Paris, and I walked in. I said, ‘Randy, we need to talk right now.’ I reached to open the door, and when I pulled the door, I ripped it off the hinges. The door was so old and so rotted by termites…So, me and Randy went in the back and [he said] ‘Hey, man, I’m sorry I got mad.’ I said, ‘Randy, I’m sorry too. I didn’t mean to touch her inappropriately – there were no steps.’ But I think the door is the thing that kind of cooled everything down, it was hanging on by a thread.”