Former WWE Superstar and brother of Hall Of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Lanny Poffo, was recently interviewed by WrestleZone. During the interview, Poffo shared an interesting story about getting a call from a lawyer who asked him to participate in the class-action concussion lawsuit against WWE.
The lawyer told him that he didn’t even need to have had a concussion while with WWE, he could get rich off the lawsuit. Poffo fired back by saying that he knows the only people who get rich off class-action lawsuits are the lawyers. He then told an interesting story about getting busted open by Andre The Giant during a Battle Royal on Saturday Night’s Main Event:
“Oh yes, in fact I got a call a couple of years ago from a lawyer about if I wanted to join a class-action lawsuit against the WWE for concussions. And I said ‘absolutely not, I’ve never had a concussion’ and they said it doesn’t matter, you can get rich. I said ‘wait a minute… I’ve read John Grisham’s novel King Of Tort, and no one gets rich off of class-action lawsuits except for the lawyers.
“Who do you think you’re talking to here? I used to be The Genius.’ What they did was, they needed—this was for NBC—and Gorilla Monsoon came up to me and said ‘come here, Lanny, I want to talk to you. I just recommended you, I hope you don’t make a monkey out of me.’ I said ‘I would never make a monkey out of a gorilla, what do you mean?’ God bless him, [Gorilla] was always nice to me.
“So, he says have you ever done a blade job before? You know, take the razor and give yourself a self-inflicted wound to the head—they cover that in the movie The Wrestler. To tell you the truth, I feel that that is immoral, you know, to self inflict—I don’t even have tattoos or piercings—so why would I do that? But, the thing is, if I’m [going to be] a prostitute, let me be a highly paid one, this is NBC.
“They needed Andre The Giant, who was the top babyface in the world, they put him with Bobby Heenan but they wanted to give him a serious, mean heat. They needed the sacrificial lamb to help him out, so I did a very good job of it—I’ve got plenty [of scars]. So he headbutts me and I go over the top rope, and I land in a pool of blood, and I got removed from the scene.”
You can watch Poffo’s interview with WrestleZone by clicking this link here.