Randy Savage's brother, "The Genius" Lanny Poffo, has revealed who "Macho Man" wanted to square off against in his final fight at WWE. Poffo said that the WWE Hall of Famer wanted his final WWE run against Shawn Michaels.
Speaking on Sean X-Pac Waltman's podcast, the 61-year-old former wrestler disclosed that Savage was looking for A Hair vs Career match against the The Heartbreak Kid and then start a feud with him spanning over two years, which would ultimately lead to a big fight between the two wrestlers at WrestleMania. However, the fight never materialised.
"Randy had a very bad leaving with the WWE. It was right about the time Randy was on the announcing table, right? You were there, the 1-2-3 Kid, and doing fantastic for yourself. Well, Randy started watching and getting the bug back, you see what I mean?" Savage's brother said.
"He started getting that, maybe I'm not too old. Maybe I can have one more match. He was always known for his match with Ricky Steamboat. So he thought that he could possibly start a little something with Shawn Michaels, and then have a two year program, then have the showdown at WrestleMania.
"His intention was to have a Hair vs. Career match, where Shawn Michaels would shave his head or Randy would give up his career and go to the announcing booth," Poffo added. "Randy would drop the match, go back to the announcing booth, but he wanted to end his career with a better match than he had with Steamboat."
Poffo also said that Savage reconciled with Hulk Hogan before his death on 20 May 2011.
"About a month before Randy died. My brother took my mom to the cardiologist, and the nurse said, 'Hulk Hogan is here.' Randy said, well keep him there. So Randy goes in there and gives him a hug or something.
"Here's your scoop in the midst of all this drivel. Randy had a 'blank you' list a mile long, right? It seemed like the last two months of his life he went around making amends to everybody that he ever had any problem with, including Hulk Hogan," Poffo stressed.
"Let me tell you what. Even at the worst it was a love/hate relationship. Even at the worst, because Hulk was the Babe Ruth of wrestling and anybody that was lucky enough to be in his shadow for a moment was instantly catapulted to success. That was Randy in 1985, and they just clicked personally, professionally, inside the ring, outside the ring. But you know things happen."