Ric Flair recalled a time that Randy Savage wanted to beat Triple H in just five seconds in WCW, but the Nature Boy talked him out of it.
Before he was The Game, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque spent a brief time in WCW wrestling under the name Jean-Paul Levesque. He signed a one year contract in early 1994, and after fulfilling his time, he left for the WWF in January of 1995.
Meanwhile, Randy Savage left the WWF and joined WCW in December 1994. Though the two were only to cross paths briefly, there was an opportunity for them to meet in the ring if plans had aligned.
Ric Flair, who served on the booking committee of WCW in the 1990’s, revealed on his Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast that Randy Savage wanted to beat Levesque in a five second squash match when he learned that the upstart was leaving for their rival company. Flair made it clear that he did not agree with the Macho Man.
“Randy came in and Hunter was leaving… that’s when I had something to say about it. It was Randy’s opinion that he beat Hunter in five seconds. I said, ‘Hunter has been here, he’s an established commodity. How about you wrestle Arn Anderson for 15 minutes and go [to] a draw?’”
Savage did indeed go on to challenge Arn Anderson for the WCW Television Championship on WCW Saturday Night, and because the match ended in a time limit draw, Arn Anderson remained champion.
Ric Flair explained that he didn’t want Randy Savage to destroy Levesque’s credibility as a young star as he was on the ascent in his career, despite the fact that he was leaving for another company.
“He [Savage] called me at home screaming. He said, ‘I blew up!’ I said, ‘Buy a Stairmaster.’ That idea of creaming the guy coming in, forget that. That’s why I was the guy to get creamed [lose], you’re not gonna cream some kid on his way out on a high road like Hunter was. Not gonna happen – not on my watch.”