Big Update On Randy Savage & The WWE Hall of Fame

According to a high level source in WWE, Randy Savage is “off the list” for this coming year, since his brother Lanny Poffo told WWE that one of Randy’s last wishes was that the Poffo family would have to be inducted all together.

Lanny re-asserted this claim during a recent “shoot interview,” which made WWE Chairman Vince McMahon tell the writing staff “we don’t negotiate things like that.”

WWE feels its audience wants “the WWE Macho Man Randy Savage” inducted into the Hall of Fame, not “Randy, Lanny, and Angelo Poffo as a family unit.”

According to a key insider in WWE, a recent discussion with the writers led to the writers being told “we’re passing on Lanny’s claim, and so Randy will have to remain out for now.”

We’re told as far as WWE is concerned, while they want Randy in the Hall of Fame, they will not induct Savage the way Lanny Poffo is demanding.

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  • wiz

    i actually understand

  • pwnez

    I don’t see what the problem is with wanting the entire family inducted in as a unit. If it means getting Randy Savage into the HOF then i’m all for it.

    • Marvin B.

      Agreed, at the same time I dont care if Mach gets in he’s a legend we know it so it’s WWEs loss if they wont.

    • Andrew Campbell

      No way should “The Genius” be inducted into the Hall of Fame. If I was Vince I would induct Randy and his father, but not Lanny.

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  • ishagol

    I agree with Vince, Randy’s brothers may have contributed in wrestling but a single induction would be more appropriate for Randy. Just another attempt to get themselves into the picture again. I see not reason why this induction should be the whole family, it would only give the living ones to say more words about themselves rather than the focal point (Randy Savage). But it sucks to see Randy out of the picture again because of their family’s own ego.

  • John Enuch Heaney

    Lanny Poffo is looking like quite a dick. Is he really trying to strongarm the company into inducting him into the Hall of Fame? If he cared about Macho Man and his fans wouldn’t he step off and let him have his moment of glory?

    • Forceton Banfodder

      Respecting his brother’s wishes is being a dick now, eh? God forbid anyone in your family ever dies. You’d probably sell their bodies to science for a quick buck.

      • John Ebenezer Heaney

        Gladly, I’d do anything to help sick people.

        • Juan Diego Gomez Sanchez Perez

          Even if it was specifically against their wishes? You must be proud of yourself!

          • John Enuch Heaney

            I’m as proud as a peacock my friend.

      • Brent Genito

        Forceton, I’m not against what you’re saying, but has it actually been documented (aside from heresay) that Macho wanted the entire family inducted together?

        • Forceton Banfodder

          Macho Man pressured WCW execs to induct his father, Angelo Poffo, in their Hall of Fame, despite Poffo never having wrestled for WCW. This upset Gordon Solie so much that he allegedly quit the promotion over it.

          Also, Gene Okerlund claimed that the WWE reached out to Randy several times about the HOF with Randy turning them down. The belief at the time was that Randy turned them down is due to the fact that he did not want to be inducted into a HOF that his dad (Angelo Poffo)? wasn’t already a part of.

          Lanny might be adding his name to the stipulation to have an in, but I seem to remember hearing something before Randy’s death that he wanted to be inducted with his brother and dad, So I tend to believe him.

          Not to mention I think it’s ridiculous to have the Poffo family be the deal breaker when the WWE straight ripped off “The Genius” gimmick to create Damien Sandow.

          • Brent Genito

            Not saying it didn’t happen, but I never heard about the WCW incident or the statement by Gene Okerlund. Admittedly, however, I did not follow a whole lot of things WCW-related back in their heyday.

            As for “The Genius” gimmick, you’ve gotta admit, however, that Damien Sandow is a helluva lot more entertaining than Lanny ever was.

          • Forceton Banfodder

            I don’t dislike Damien Sandow. But we’re talking about two entirely different eras of wrestling. Lanny Poffo was over the top with his gimmick and he did it well for that day and age when character wrestlers were a whole lot more animated in the ring then they are now.

            I think that might be my biggest complaint with the current product… there are very few wrestlers who are just over the top anymore. No more Macho Mans crazy over the top monologues, no more Ultimate Warriors spazzing out to the ring. It’s like the new batch of wrestlers have sticks up their asses and are afraid to just cut the fuck loose while they’re out in the ring.

  • Brian Shipley

    I believe that Randy only would have wanted to be in the HOF if his brother and father were inducted with him like I believe in Pro Wrestling being real…I don’t! What we’re seeing is Lanny’s out of control ego! The only HOF Lanny should be in is a crappy gimmicks HOF along with The Gobbledy Gooker! Lanny needs some sense slapped into him, and to agree to have the WWE put Randy in the HOF

  • My arms hurt

    I think that the best thing to do here is to ask Randy’s other friends and family and see if Lanny might be telling the truth. If they actually back it up, WWE should reconsider, if not, then by all means go ahead and call him a lying douchebag. The only important thing here is to find out what Randy actually wanted to happen and respect his final wishes.

  • Jervaughn Stewart

    What honestly has his family members done to deserve to be inducted. Yeah they’re part of history and helped Randy start off, but if they actually cared about him than they wouldn’t try to gets some star power and camera time off his legendary career. I can see if Randy wanted his family to do it but something just doesn’t seem right about it

  • Seth Bob

    OMG this is old news. Get over it.

  • Superlative

    They induct Drew Carey into the Hall Of Fame but throw a fit when they have to induct a family of actual professional wrestlers. #ThatLogicThough

    • Bushwald Sexyface

      Well, I can kind of see WWE’s point on this. Randy accomplished the most and deserves to be there. The others, not so much,

      As for Drew Carey and other celebs…there will always be a “celeb wing” so to speak.

    • aweCM1

      This isn’t Twitter. Don’t use the hashtag. It only makes you look stupid.

  • rise and fall of tna

    if leapin lanny gets inducted so should iron mike sharp,,,, put the ego aside let ur brother finally get the reconition he deserves …… but actually if drew carrey gets in anybody should be allowed

    • morrisonfanone

      It’s only a matter of time before the Muppets are in there.

  • cm2012

    I hate to be the asshole… but why does this feel like Lanny using his brother’s death to get his own name into the Hall of Fame???

  • Bro88

    I think that based on Randy’s contributions alone the entire family deserves to be in. He was that awesome….OHHHH YEAAAHHHH

  • MB

    Vinnie doesn’t like to be told what to do, Sandow Sr. “demanding” it be a certain way means Vinnie will not consider it.

  • morrisonfanone

    Well, that sucks. They need to hurry up and do something. I’m starting to feel like Randy will never go in.

  • Clare McFadden

    WWE blew it yet again! there won’t be a wrestlemania 30 because they won’t last that long unless someone gets control of the company from Vince and I am seriously not kidding