There has been a lot of talk about names like Bruno Sammartino, Mick Foley, Paul Heyman, Owen Hart, Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before WrestleMania XXIX.
WZ has learned Randy Savage is "off the list" for this coming year, since his brother Lanny Poffo made it clear in discussions with WWE that the Poffo family would have to be inducted all together, because "that was Randy's wish."
Lanny went public with this claim during a recent "shoot interview," further driving the WWE to decide "we don't negotiate things like that."
WWE feels its audience wants "the WWE Macho Man Randy Savage" inducted into the Hall of Fame, not "Randy, Lanny, and Angelo Poffo as a family unit."
According to a key insider in WWE, a recent discussion with the writers led to the writers being told "we're passing on Lanny's claim, and so Randy will have to remain out for now."
We're also told WWE wants to induct Savage, but not the way Lanny is demanding.