Why isn't 'Macho Man' Randy Savage in the WWE Hall of Fame? - FOX 13 News

Why isn't 'Macho Man' Randy Savage in the WWE Hall of Fame?

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His style and sound are unforgettable. The late "Macho Man" Randy Savage was a bona fide superstar in the WWE.

"I would consider him a legend along with the Hulk Hogans and Andre The Giant," said wrestling fan Marcus Forney.

His signature elbow drop drew flashbulbs by the dozen.

So why hasn't the longtime Pinellas County resident been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame? We sat down with his brother, Lanny Poffo.

"It is not my Hall of Fame. It's not for me to say if they want to let him go in. If they don't, they make themselves look foolish every year they don't," he said.

Poffo says a rift was created between Randy and WWE head Vince McMahon in the late 80s when Savage wanted to include his own father in a match, but was denied. Poffo admits Macho was never big on forgiveness.

"He lost respect for everybody in the WWE… he had that attitude," Poffo said.

Right now, there are more than 100 WWE Hall of Famers, and seven more will be inducted Saturday -- none of them named Macho Man.

His resume extends outside the ring. He was known for his charity work here in the Tampa Bay area.

"He has eclipsed the microcosm of wrestling. He is immortal," Poffo said.

Looking back, Poffo says he appreciates the opportunity the WWE gave them. Randy died in 2011 after suffering a medical emergency behind the wheel. He was 58.

"I think if Randy were here, he'd say 'I don't care about the stupid Hall of Fame.' But the thing is, he's not here, I am. I hope so, the fans deserve it, I hope it happens," Poffo said.

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