Hulk Hogan has made a lot of curious statements lately but this one has a lot of wrestling fans talking in social media. Hogan is publicly campaigning to induct one of his greatest rivals in the WWE Hall of Fame and as crazy as he sounds, he actually makes sense.
[adinserter name=”366 left”]Don’t hold your breath for this one. Hogan told Fighting Spirit Magazine that he would like to induct Randy Savage into the WWE Hall of Fame. According to Hogan, the two longtime on-again/off-again rivals made amends before Savage’s death.
“I’ve heard all these urban legends about Randy doing something to piss Vince off,” said Hogan. “I’ve heard two or three different stories, and I don’t know if any of those are true, but he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, and I would love to be the one that inducts him. I’ve got a speech for him ready to go. I just think it’s a must that he’s in the Hall of Fame; he was so influential in this business, especially in the WWF, and in my career.
“You know, he’s the only guy we could pass the belt to, and we wouldn’t lose money. You gave the belt to The Ultimate Warrior – I don’t want to drop a bunch of names – and right away the revenue went down. Give the belt to ‘Macho Man’, and things would stay the same, or get better.”
“For me, it would be cool to induct him. We had a rift for about 10 years, and then right before he passed away, I was getting an EKG, when I hear (mimicking Randy’s voice) ‘Yeah, what’s up, brother?’ And I looked over, and he was there, looking great. I said, ‘Hey Mach, how you doing?’ I shook his hand, and introduced him to my wife, Jennifer. He’s like, ‘Hello lovely lady, how ya doing?’ Jennifer said to him, ‘Oh, Mr. Macho, I’ve heard so much about you. You know, we’ve got three or four lawyers at the house today, so we’re gonna cook up. We’d love to have you over.’ But he just went, ‘I don’t dig lawyers, baby, maybe we could start out with a phone call?’
“I was on a show with Lanny (Poffo, Randy’s brother), Scott Steiner and Kevin Nash in Canada [around the time of Randy’s passing], and Lanny had told me that his mom was depressed because his dad had passed away, and would me and Randy come to see her? We were gonna have a barbecue at Randy’s house for his mom, and surprise her. But midweek, Randy passed away. It was tough because we just started talking after all that bullshit; I was excited to talk to him, he was excited to talk to me, and then he passed away. It was [expletive] up. He was a great human being, too. He had a good heart, man. He was a good person.”
This is interesting on a few levels. One, Hogan is supposed to be out doing media to promote TNA Wrestling. Instead he is taking valuable media time away to promote the WWE Hall of Fame while in fact, TNA now has a Hall of Fame. Two, there were some reports I remember reading from some who doubted Hogan’s story about making peace with Randy. Three, it is unfathomable at this point that the WWE would want anything to do with him. Why start campaigning for a gig you aren’t going to get?
[adinserter name=”366 right”]The reality here is that Hogan really should be the one to induct Randy Savage if that day happens. It would probably be Ricky Steamboat or Lanny Poffo, but Hogan and Savage had one of the more legendary rivalries in WWE history. I think all said and done that Savage was arguably Hogan’s best rival and vice versa. So the induction does make sense as crazy as it sounds.
Unfortunately I don’t ever see it happening so why Hulk is bothering is a story in itself.