WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan recently was interviewed by Chris Jericho on his 'Talk Is Jericho' podcast about making amends with Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior prior to their deaths.
On Making Amends with Ultimate Warrior:
Hogan said that Triple H and Vince McMahon made a request for him to allow Warrior to get through WrestleMania weekend without confronting him as he had been upset with Hogan over statements he made as a witness the in lawsuit filed over the Self Destruction Of The Ultimate Warrior DVD.
"Halfway through the day I got bored," Hogan said. "Me and Nick jumped on a golf cart and rode by a guy in a suit, and it was Warrior. I can't run but I kind of trotted up." Hogan said Warrior seemed like he thought there was going to be a confrontation, but Hogan made it clear he wanted to reconcile their friendship.
"I just want to start over, I want to apologize. If we could be friends that would be incredible. And that darn WWE camera rolled around, and I didn't know they had a camera on me the whole time. I'm so glad I stopped that golf cart," he said. Hogan also said Warrior was hesitant to accept his apology.
Hogan said that he let Triple H and Vince McMahon know that he apologized. Just a couple of days later, Vince said he had bad news for him. Hogan thought it was in jest until the news of Warrior's death was revealed.
"Thank God I got to talk to him," Hogan said.
On Making Amends with Randy Savage:
"It freaked me out," Hogan said, citing the years of Savage calling him out. "We had a little run-in at Universal (studios), and he wasn't feeling well. I saw Scott Hall and he was like 'Hey Hogan, Mach is in there, what are you gonna do about it?'" in regards to Savage threatening him on his rap album.
Hogan said that the incident (which happened in 2004) escalated when he tried to shake Savage's hand. Savage, who was with Kevin Nash and Brian Adams, and he responded with an expletive. Hogan offered to fight him and Savage didn't respond. Hogan assumed it was a work.
Hogan then said that Savage had dropped a considerable amount of weight since Spider-Man, incorrectly claiming Savage was 290 pounds then.
Years later, Hogan said he was preparing for another surgery and was awaiting an EKG when Savage came through the doors. Hogan introduced Savage to his wife, and said he looked healthy and happy. Hogan's wife Jennifer then invited Savage to a cookout they were having. Savage declined but said they could start with a phone call.
"We talked a couple of times, and his mom had been having some troubles since his father passed away. I was on an independent show somewhere with Lanny and we called Randy and we'd planned a cookout, and he passed away before it could happen," Hogan said.
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