Lanny Poffo Says ROH Made Him Feel Young Again, Talks Andre's Headbutt

"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.

Did the Andre headbutt on SNME hurt?:

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No, it didn't hurt [laughs]

I was a sacrificial lamb to get Andre over so he could be a heel, since he was a baby face for all of those years. They wanted to make him more vicious as a heel before he wrestled in front of 93 thousand people. They chose me to do it, and I did the best I could. I was being a team player because I wasn't even booked on WrestleMania 3... I was being a team player as a sacrificial lamb getting Andre ready.

His ROH appearance: 

Everybody treated me very nicely, and I am going to be 64 years old in December... when I was in ROH they all treated me so nice and it made me feel young, until I woke up in the morning and I was old again [laughs]

I'll tell you what, there's a guy named Ed Schuman who was in a three way phone call with Macho Man and Lethal many years ago because of some mutual friends... it was then on the phone that Randy gave him permission to use the gimmick and he wished him the best of luck with it and said it was the sincerest form of flattery.

Later on in NJ, I wrestled Lethal and I was not in shape for the match but he was so good and he carried the old man. He asked if that was Randy on the phone and I told him it was and he said hello.

Randy was amazed by it and how his mannerisms were captured so well.

Fondest memory of working in his father's company:

I'd say the day that Vince McMahon brought Randy and I to the WWF. It was a lot of hard work, and it certainly wasn't my idea to be head to head with anybody. And it wasn't my father's company, I was one third owner of the company when we began. It was my brother and my dad and I's company, but it wasn't my idea nor was it my prefer

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