Triple H‘s leadership in WWE:
“He’s done a tremendous job with the Performance Center in Orlando, and with NXT. They have a great product, the guys that are coming out of there are really great. I was just thinking about that the other day, you could always tell there was something special about him. Certainly he knows the wrestling business like no one else, he’s got a fabulous mind. When you’re talking about people I’ve worked with who have influenced me as far as character development, he’s one of them. I don’t know which is more surprising, the fact that he’s in the role that he’s in, or that I’m still here in WWE 20 years later.”
A Kane origins film:
“That actually would be quite interesting, wouldn’t it? Because the thing that made Kane so unique, and such a great character in WWE, is that he does have a backstory that’s unique to him. He’s a character within sort of the WWE Universe, and he’s a clearly defined character. So yeah, that would be really cool, because you could get into the whole history of what happened with Kane and The Undertaker as kids, so that would be interesting.”
Possibly wrestling Sting:
“That would be a dream come true [to wrestle Sting], because Sting is one of the guy who I looked up to when I was a youngster. The dude was the face of WCW, and before that the NWA, one of the most popular wrestlers in history. That would be pretty awesome, and I think that a Sting vs. Undertaker story would be awesome as well, because you would see the faces of two different companies from the same generation collide.”
Randy Savage’s brother Lanny Poffo recently spoke to Another Wrestling Podcast about the documentary on ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage. Here are some highlights
AWP: WWE is putting out a DVD documentary about your brother. Tell us about the project.
Lanny Poffo: My mother didn’t want to be in it, and I talked her into it, and she was phenomenal. You know she’s going to be 88 years old in January. She’s soﾅI don’t want to get negative, she’s still harboring the resentment that nobody offered her condolences from the WWE. And I said, “Mom look at it this way, this is not about the Macho Man, it’s about the Macho Fan. And they’re the ones who gave him his lifestyle. And they’re the ones that made him go on top of the mountain, and he lived there for many, many years, and he had a great life, and it’s all because of the Macho Fan.”
AWP: How were you involved in the documentary?
Poffo: About a month ago I texted [producer Kieran Bent] and said how are you doing with the project and is there any way I can get an advanced copy or do I have to wait until November 18th? So he says we got a rough cut I’ll send it to you. And you know, they were asking me all these questions, and I was just treating it like a shoot interview, and I had no idea that they would use any of that. They used all of it!
They used all the controversial things, and there were a few things that I didn’t like, and there were a few things that I thought were phenomenal, but all in all it is a must have! The two people I called up on the phone to thank were Bret the Hitman Hart and Diamond Dallas Page because their remarks were beautifulﾅ And you know who was great, I don’t know where they found it, I never seen it before, but they had highlights of an interview they did with [Randy] before, that they did with him in 1993 or 1994 where he was at the fork in the road of his career, and it was like he was narrating his own DVD.