Hulk Hogan recently appeared on the Steve Austin Show, and talked about several things about his wrestling career including his relationship with Macho Man Randy Savage. Savage and Hogan had a very strained relationship over the course of their wrestling careers, from WWE to WCW.
Hulk Hogan talked about how Randy Savage and he came to blows after an in-ring incident involving Savage’s partner Miss Elizabeth. Hogan grabbed Miss Elizabeth and brought her to the ring after a match in Paris, which did not go down well with Savage.
“When I first met Randy, man, he was the best at everything. I loved working with him. The only really b*tch we had was in Paris, France one night. Elizabeth was my manager, and we went to the ring in Paris. There were no steps. Elizabeth was probably 95 or 100 pounds soaking wet. So, I reached over the top rope, reached all the way over where she’s standing next to me, and grabbed her by the armpits. I picked her all the way up, she had a dress on, and put her in the ring.”
Savage went into Hogan’s room and confronted him, accusing him of touching Elizabeth inappropriately. Hulk Hogan maintained he never touched her inappropriately, and tried to cool down the Macho Man.
“[Randy said,] ‘You son of a b*tch you grabbed her boobs… We walk up and he grabs a headlock on me, but he puts that side headlock on me. I’m hanging in – I’m hanging in there – and I didn’t want my eyeball to pop out, so I grab his waist and I squeezed. ‘Randy, if you don’t let go, I’m going to dump you on your head.'”
Eventually, the two mega stars patched things up and went on to have several matches in the future. Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan teamed up together as the “Mega Powers” in WWE, and eventually, their team was broken up as Savage felt Hogan was getting too close to Miss Elizabeth.
Randy Savage was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015, and Hulk Hogan inducted his friend into the HOF. According to Savage’s brother, both the superstars patched things up for once and for all before Savage, unfortunately, passed away in 2011.