Lanny Poffo has discussed his brother Randy Savage’s quest for perfection, saying that the Macho Man was never satisfied with anything.
Savage had a legendary wrestling career, beginning in his family’s outlaw promotion of ICW in Tennessee before making it to the bright lights of the World Wrestling Federation.
Macho Man won the WWF Championship for the first time in the main event of WrestleMania 4 against Ted DiBiase. Savage held the belt for a year before losing it in the main event of WrestleMania 5 to his former partner Hulk Hogan as the Mega Powers exploded.
Savage’s brother Lanny Poffo spoke exclusively to Inside The Ropes‘ own Keith Elliot Greenberg about his brother’s career for issue 8 of Inside The Ropes magazine. Poffo touched on Savage’s feud with Ultimate Warrior with Macho Man believing he gave Warrior the best match of Warrior’s career. According to Poffo however, rather than a sense of achievement, Savage was never satisfied with his lot:
“Randy never felt satisfied with anything. He was never satisfied with his physique. He was never satisfied with his tan. He hated his hair. But he felt that he had the Warrior’s best match by a lot.”
Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior embarked on a gripping feud in the WWF that saw Savage cost Warrior his WWF Championship at the 1991 Royal Rumble, with Sgt Slaughter the beneficiary of Macho Man’s actions. This led to a showdown between the two men at WrestleMania 7 with Savage’s career on the line. Ultimate Warrior won the bout leaving Savage’s manager Sensational Sherri enraged. After the match, Sherri insulted and assaulted Savage before Savage’s estranged partner Miss Elizabeth came to his aid, reuniting the couple on-screen in a heartwarming scene.