One wrestling veteran has spoken on one of wrestling’s most infamous rumours and says Randy Savage was told to steer clear of Stephanie McMahon.
The wacky world of wrestling loves a rumour and a scandal and one of the most enduring of those in history revolves around Macho Man Randy Savage and an alleged – potentially illegal – relationship with Stephanie McMahon.
Speaking on Story Time with Dutch Mantell, the former wrestler turned manager explained how his understanding was that Savage had been told to keep away from the young Stephanie McMahon although can’t confirm exactly why:
“It wasn’t a rumor. It was basically if I can say this, it was more or less accepted as fact because who said that if you say it enough that the rumor becomes the fact? It was repeated over and over and over and over again. But at the end, I think Randy and Vince, I think before Randy went to WCW, I think that kind of bothered Vince on a personal level and he got mad at Randy. That’s why they said Randy would never, ever, be in the Hall of Fame. That changed later on.”
“But it wasn’t just a rumor. It was really an accepted, almost statement of fact, that Randy had been told or advised, not by Vince, but by say, Pat (Patterson) or some of their agents, Chief (Jay Strongbow), to kind of stay clear of Stephanie, and why I don’t know. She may have said something like she likes him and it got back to Vince.”
“Well, Vince, knowing what he knows goes on between males and females, maybe wanted to protect his little daughter, which I don’t blame him for that. But I think Randy did cross the line, I think he did cross the Equator, and he may have dallied a little bit with Stephanie. Can I say it was true? No, I can’t say it was true. It was just given, and you can call it a rumor, but I’ve always heard that story. But I never really asked Savage about it. I wish I had now.”