There’s a game changer. It takes a special kind of star to rise to the top of WWE. Getting there is not easy and it often means making moves that hurt some people in the process. This might not be the nicest thing in the world, but it is the kind of thing that happens with almost every top star. Now a former WWE name is telling a story about one of the biggest stars WWE has ever seen.
During the latest episode of his podcast, former WWE star Mario Mancini told a story about then booker George Scott wanting Randy Savage to win the then WWF Title from Hulk Hogan in 1985. According to Mancini, Hogan did not take kindly to the idea and had Vince McMahon fire Scott as a result. Mancini also said that his career would have been very different had Scott remained as booker, though he did not explain why. Savage would go on to win the title three years later at WrestleMania IV.
Opinion: I’m never sure what to think about situations like this, as while it does make Hogan look like he was out for himself, it is hard to argue with the success that the company had with Hogan in his spot. At the same time, I can understand Mancini being annoyed if Scott had promised him something but not delivered, resulting in his career being changed.
What do you think of Mancini’s story? How would a Savage title win in 1985 changed the WWF? Let us know in the comments below.
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