WWE fans were stunned when Macho Man Randy Savage left the company to join the rival promotion WCW.
On his podcast Something to Wrestle, Bruce Prichard recalled how a drunk Randy told Vince he was leaving the company.
Here’s what he had to say:
How Randy Savage told Vince McMahon that he was leaving WWE: “I think that Randy was a special talent, had a special bond with Vince at the time that was unique and Randy, like Hulk, Vince had become close with Randy. So when the phone call came in, I think that it was, the first one was that Randy had to get drunk to call Vince and tell him, and Vince didn’t want to talk to him while he had been drinking and asked him to call him the next day, and when he did, that was the day of RAW, that Monday morning, and that’s when Randy told him, he was going to WCW, and Vince was not happy, he was hurt, because all of this, Randy had always said, ‘I won’t do you like Hogan did, I’ll be the guy, I’ll be your Babe Ruth, I’ll always be here.’ Then out of the blue, with no indication on our end, Vince wanting to make Randy an employee and bring him in to the office, and all these other things, and out of the blue, ‘Yeah, I’m going to WCW.’ And had to have several beers to even call Vince to tell him that. And that kind of upset Vince as well. So yeah, it was hurtful, it really hurt him.”
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