The fact that Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan did not seem to like each other throughout a large chunk of their respective careers was not hidden from anyone. In the late 1980s, the pair worked together in both WWF and WCW, leading up to their WWF Championship match at WrestleMania V.
However, in a recent interview with WWE.com, ‘The Hulkster’ revealed that he and Savage reconciled months before the ‘Macho Man’ died in May 2011 of a sudden heart attack.
Recollecting the time when Randy and Hogan Got back together, Hulk Hogan said, “We ran into each other at a doctor’s office. I was on my seventh or eighth back surgery, and I couldn’t pass an EKG because I was getting just jammed up with anaesthesia every three or four months. They couldn’t get my back right. My back was collapsing, and they were telling my new wife, Jennifer, I’d never walk again and all of this craziness.”
Hogan further added, “Jennifer and I were sitting on those little seats in the doctor’s office in Tampa, and all of a sudden, the door opens and in comes Randy. ‘Yeeeah! Ooooh yeah! What’s up?’ I went ‘[Gasp].’ Freaked me out, scared me to death. And he goes, ‘Hey, brother. What’s up, Hogan?’ He had that gleam in his eye and looked really healthy. He gained his weight back, and he had a wedding ring on. I said, “Hey, Mach, what’s up with the ring?” He said, ‘Hey, just married my childhood sweetheart.’”
Hogan said that interaction took place just a few months before his death.
“We talked on the phone a couple of times. I invited him over to have a barbeque and really got back on track, which was cool. Later, I was with Lanny, his brother, at an independent wrestling show. He told me their mom wasn’t doing so well with [Randy’s father] Angelo passing away. So we had planned on having a barbeque at her house — because I got along well with Randy’s mom — and try to cheer her up. So, Lanny and I called Randy from the arena. Three days later, he had a heart attack. It was crazy.”
We are glad that Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage could get back to their old relationship before Savage left all of us.