• Richard Boudreau, Pro Wrestling Slam! Lead Editor

Hulk Hogan Comments On Randy Savage And Why WrestleMania V Means So Much To Him

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

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In a recent interview with the WWE, former multiple time WWE & WCW and Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan opened up on a number of topics, including WrestleMania V, Randy Savage and more. Here are some highlights.

Hogan comments on the Mega Powers and the explosive popularity of the rivalry between him and Randy Savage, going into WrestleMania V.

"I don’t know if you remember, but [Randy Savage] had a big white bandage on his elbow. He had a bursa sac that was broken and infected with Staph. He should have had the bursa sac removed and everybody told him to do it. The doctors told him, “It can rot the bone, the bacteria.” But Randy, being a total pro, said, “Oooooh, not Randy Savage, brother. I’m wrestling Hogan.” That’s what I remember. Him just being in so much pain and having that crazy elbow of his swollen and infected, and still going through all the craziness we went through that night and not complaining, moaning or whining, but just really being a pro. That’s the first thing I think of when I think of that."

Hogan spoke on the backstage moment when Elizabeth was injured and Savage turning on him, which lead to one of the most iconic rivalries in pro wrestling history.

"I knew it was going to be intense, but I need to rewind you a little bit. During the match, Randy came flying through the ropes and he cross-bodied Liz. She missed the mat and her head hit that concrete floor out there. I saw that. That freaked me out. And then to get in the back and get in an argument with this guy. Every time he’d point his finger in my face, I thought he was going to stick his finger in my eye. That’s how close he’d get. He used to freak me out."

Hogan commented on where he'd rank Savage, as one of his all time greatest WrestleMania Opponents.

"Damn. You know, you can’t take anything away from that Andre match, brother. That’s a WrestleMania moment — 93,000 people and Andre passing the torch to me. That match with The Rock, where I had been working for a different company, actually competing against this company, and coming back here as the dark horse. The crowd showed their loyalty, that was huge. But if I really, really, really had to go with consistency, friendship and always being there for me, Randy would be the favorite guy. That’s why it was so tough when we had that blow-up when he got divorced. He didn’t want to have anything to do with me for eight years. I just thank God that we got back together before he passed away."

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