Lanny Poffo, the brother of the late Macho Man Randy Savage has hit back at the A&E Biography of Savage that many felt painted him in a negative light.
The A&E documentary on Randy Savage is part of their Biography series focussing on legends of the wrestling business. Episodes on Stone Cold Steve Austin and Rowdy Roddy Piper, Booker T, and Shawn Michaels have already aired. Further episodes to follow will explore Mick Foley, Ultimate Warrior, and Bret Hart.
Following the airing of the documentary on Randy Savage, many felt that it showed the two-time WWF Champion in a poor light compared to episodes on other competitors.
In an article released on Pro Wrestling Stories, Lanny Poffo – who also wrestled and managed in the World Wrestling Federation as The Genius – gave some of his thoughts on the portrayal of his brother.
“I want to say that 75% of the A&E Biography episode on Randy was great, 20% of it was lousy, and 5% was just horrible. The people responsible for the 5% are Stephanie Bellars (Gorgeous George, Frankenstein, whatever) and Bubba the Love Sponge.”
Poffo also mentions former WCW President Eric Bischoff who brought Savage to WCW in 1994. Bischoff has already commented that he was ’embarrassed’ to be a part of the production.
On Bischoff, Poffo said:
“I’ve read that Eric Bischoff wishes that he was not a part of the documentary because he was disgusted by how things were portrayed.”
“Randy liked Eric Bischoff and his family. I never heard anything bad about Eric from Randy. Although I’ve heard a lot of bad from other wrestlers about Eric.”
Poffo summed his thoughts up on the episode as a whole, contrasting it with others already broadcast:
“Roddy Piper and Stone Cold Steve Austin were glorified in these A&E episodes while Randy got vilified.”
“Randy was made to look as bad as Chris Benoit, but I don’t remember my brother murdering anybody.”
The next episode in the A&E Biography WWE Legends series airs on the network on Sunday, 23rd of May with an episode exploring the late Ultimate Warrior.