Remembering “Macho Man” Randy Savage one year later after the legends passing – May 20, 2011

A great interview to this day and for the fans that were not able to see it, I hope that you enjoy his brother Lanny Poffo as he looks back at a legend and his brother Randy Savage.

It had been three weeks since Lanny Poffo’s life was turned upside down when this interview was done.
He was in a Dallas airport, awaiting a connecting flight to California when he turned on his phone and heard about an accident involving his famous brother — “Macho Man” Randy Savage — and his wife, Lynn.

When he finally was able to speak to Lynn, who was also injured in the crash, Poffo learned that his older brother was dead.

Savage (Randy Mario Poffo was his real name) was at the wheel of his Jeep Wrangler on Park Blvd. in Seminole at around 9 a.m. on May 20, when Lanny Poffo says that he said he was not feeling well and passed out. Poffo tells us that Lynn was able to take the wheel and steer it away from oncoming traffic and into a tree.

She was treated at an area hospital for some cuts to the face, but her husband was pronounced dead at Largo Medical Center. Preliminary autopsy results were inconclusive, with a full report due in about another month. However, Poffo tells us that a heart condition known as ventricular fibrillation led to his brother’s death.

Poffo — who was known as “The Genius” in the WWF in the early-1990s — said that despite never appearing on WWE programming following his retirement in 2000, he was not bitter towards the wrestling business.

“He had nothing to be bitter about,” Poffo said. “Wrestling was very good to him. He wasn’t even bitter at baseball, and baseball wasn’t good to him at all.”

In the exclusive interview with Poffo, he opened up to BHSN’s Drew Fellios about the Macho Man’s fledgling baseball career, how his former wife Elizabeth became his on-screen partner, what occured during taping of the movie Spiderman that left Savage crippled in his hotel room bed the next morning, and what the Poffo family thought about the WWE’s on-air tribute to its former two-time world champion.

Courtesy of Bay News 9

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