"The Genius" Lanny Poffo recently participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything Q&A. You can see highlights from the session below, and the full post at this link.
Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat:
Randy's match with Steamboat kind of ruined his life. He was always trying to top it. He was announcing and he noticed Shawn, and he wanted a two year program culminating at Mania. He wanted Michaels to put up his hair, and he would put up his career... Patterson told him he was too old, they were having a youth movement and that's when he went to WCW.
If you see the DVD they put out right before he was put into the Hall of Fame, Patterson just as much as admitted that. He'd been there too long, and he had nothing nice to say about my father or my brother. And this was a DVD where everybody doesn't speak ill of the dead, but he called my father.. he referred to him as a cheapskate, but my father was from the Depression and he raised Randy and I in luxury. He didn't spend his money on the road, he brought it on. Some of these guys spend their money at the Plaza and then can't pay their child support.
My father is not a cheap guy and he raised us the best he could. I was very disappointed by Patterson and the things he said about my brother and my father on the DVD.
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