Following the return of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004 during the 20th anniversary of WrestleMania, the superstar mentioned the most that hasn’t been inducted as of yet is the former two-time WWE Champion, "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
In an interview with the Inside the Ropes podcast (via WrestlingInc.com) last week, “Mean” Gene Okerlund gave the real reason on why one of the most popular superstars in the history of the company is not in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Here’s what the legendary announcer for the WWE and WCW said in regards to why the Macho Man isn’t inducted at this point.
When asked why the "Macho Man" isn't in the Hall, he responded, "Are you telling me that the WWE hadn't made an overture to Randy about being in the Hall of Fame? That's BS. They asked him many times and he declined. For whatever reason, that's what I'm still trying to figure out."
Ever since leaving the company in 1994 for WCW, there were rumors of Vince McMahon holding a grudge against his former employee that lead to Savage never returning to the WWE in the latter part of his career.
Whether or not the statement by Okerlund is accurate, it only makes sense for the WWE to sooner or later get one of their most well known superstars in the company’s history into the Hall of Fame.
With the Macho Man declining to be inducted before his tragic death in 2011, do you believe Savage will one day be included in the WWE Hall of Fame posthumously like inductees Andre the Giant, Eddie Guerrero and others through the years?