Hulk Hogan Remembers WrestleMania V; Shares Memories of Randy Savage & Reveals When the Two Reconciled Before Macho Man’s Death

Mike Killam

hogan raw appearancesWWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan sat down with WWE.com for an exclusive interview commemorating the 25th anniversary of his match with "Macho Man" Randy Savage at WrestleMania. 

"I don’t know if you remember, but [Randy Savage] had a big white bandage on his elbow. He had a bursa sac that was broken and infected with Staph. He should have had the bursa sac removed and everybody told him to do it. The doctors told him, “It can rot the bone, the bacteria.” But Randy, being a total pro, said, “Oooooh, not Randy Savage, brother. I’m wrestling Hogan.” That’s what I remember. Him just being in so much pain and having that crazy elbow of his swollen and infected, and still going through all the craziness we went through that night and not complaining, moaning or whining, but just really being a pro. That’s the first thing I think of when I think of that."

He also talked about reconciling with Savage just a few months before his tragic death. 

We ran into each other at a doctor’s office. I was on my seventh or eighth back surgery, and I couldn’t pass an EKG because I was getting just jammed up with anesthesia every three or four months. They couldn’t get my back right. My back was collapsing and they were telling my new wife Jennifer I’d never walk again and all of this craziness.  Jennifer and I were sitting on those little seats in the doctor’s office in Tampa and all of a sudden the door opens and in comes Randy. “Yeeeah! Ooooh yeah! What’s up?” I went, “[Gasp].” Freaked me out, scared me to death. And he goes, “Hey, brother. What’s up, Hogan?” He had that gleam in his eye and looked really healthy. He gained his weight back and he had a wedding ring on. I said, “Hey, Mach, what’s up with the ring?” He said, “Hey, just married my childhood sweetheart.”

Check out WWE.com for the complete interview, including the Hulkster's final story about Randy Savage just three days before his heart attack. 

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