This evening, A&E Biography continued its series on pro wrestling’s biggest stars. This week’s profile covered the life of “Macho Man” Randy Savage. One of the greatest names in sports entertainment, Randy Poffo died in May of 2011. We revisited one of our two conversations with the “Macho Man” after his passing. You can see that by clicking here.
Past CYInterview guests including Randy’s brother Lanny Poffo [see here] and Jake “The Snake” Roberts [see here], provided commentary for this two-hour event on A&E. The biography focused on everything from Macho Man’s career in minor league baseball to his best moments in both WWE and WCW.
One of the highlights of the A&E special focused on Randy Savage’s match at WrestleMania III against Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. We learned that every step of their match, over 160 to be exact, was rehearsed and practiced ahead of the bout. Many pro wrestling historians and fans believe it is one of the most famous matches in sports entertainment history. Mr. Steamboat recalls, in the A&E Biography, what it took to remember every move of that famous match. Reflecting on that match, Randy told us this back in 2003:
“The Pontiac Silverdome, WrestleMania III was the biggest rush I ever got with those 93,000 plus people… Nothing compares to that. That was incredible.”
In a partnership with WWE, A&E Biography will air five more specials, over the next five Sunday evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern Time.
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