Note on the story told by Jerry Lawler in the Randy Savage Biography Special, which produced the special – fr

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Note on the story told by Jerry Lawler in the Randy Savage Biography Special, which produced the special – fr


WWE This Week Biography special focused on Randy Savage, and a story told by Jerry Lawler was actually incorrect. The special focused on Savage’s life and career and featured Lawler discussing Savage’s exit to WWE and his arrival in WCW. Lawler recalled that Vince McMahon was on Raw looking for Savage, who was a commentator at the end of his WWE run, to review the format but he was not there and McMahon was invited to watch the television. He then said McMahon had no reaction to seeing Savage on WCW TV that evening.

As PWInsider notes, this was not the actual story of Savage’s move to WCW as he left WWE (then WWF) in 1994 before WCW Nitro existed opposite Raw. Savage’s first appearance on WCW TV was a taped episode of WCW Saturday Night in December 1994, which was not in front of any WWE schedule. McMahon actually spoke about Savage’s release on Raw and thanked him for his work for the company. PWInsider postulates that Lawler may have mixed up Savage’s transfer to WCW and Lex Luger’s transfer to the company on WCW Nitro’s first night, when he had worked on a WWE house show the night before. Luger was also mistakenly named as “Lex Lugar” in the episode.

The site notes that A&E had different production teams working on different episodes of Biography, which is why he looked and tone very different from the Roddy Piper and Steve Austin specials. Billy Corbin and Alfred Spellman were the producers of the Savage special, and WWE provided footage and talent for interviews, but did not direct production on any episodes. The parts of the special that examined the allegations regarding Savage’s behavior towards the deaths of Georgeous George and Elizabeth were not a case of the WWE attacking Savage, but rather a producers’ choice to watch the parts. darker parts of Savage’s life in context with the rest of his life and career.

The special focuses on Savage’s beginnings and career, until the end of his life.



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