According to a new report posted over at TampaBay.com, a Macho Man Randy Savage tribute show, held last Saturday, turned out to be a disaster that Lanny Poffo, Savage’s brother, says is a stench from which he wants to distance himself. Below is an excerpt from the article, which you can read in its entirety by clicking on the above link.
"The show hadn’t even reached the tag team matches when the fracas erupted. The band demanded to be paid. The undercard wrestlers wanted their money, too. Facing an angry backstage crowd, veteran wrestling promoter Dino Puglia announced he was having a cardiac emergency — and took off.
"I’ve stopped answering (Puglia’s) calls, and I don’t want to have anything to do with him," said Savage’s brother "the Genius" Lanny Poffo, who had given his blessing for the event. "I thought it would be a good thing for my brother’s name, but I regret the outcome and would prefer to distance myself from the stench."
Among the problems:
• It was billed as a fundraiser for All Children’s Hospital and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital — without either hospital’s approval. Puglia now says he didn’t raise enough money to cut a check to either charity."