— To add further fuel to the widespread belief that Vince McMahon held Randy Savage in contempt during the wrestling legend’s final years, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper claimed Friday on Twitter that the multi-time world champion once slapped the WWE Chairman at a bar.
He wrote, “Randy slapped Vince in a bar…End of that story!!”
The WWE Hall of Famer was writing stories on Savage following his passing earlier in the day.
Former WWE talent Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, however, doesn’t believe that their alleged animosity is due to the bar incident in question. He wrote on Twitter in response to a fan bringing up the allegation: “I respectfully disagree with Roddy. Not that it didn’t happen, but it’s not where the heat came from.”
There is a long-standing internet rumor regarding an alleged incident between Savage and Stephanie McMahon that was said to have occurred several years ago, therefore explaining Vince’s animosity towards him. While the allegation has never been verified, Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer said on his podcast two years ago that ‘top people’ within WWE believed the rumor to be true, though not known for sure.
— CNN covered the passing of Randy Savage here. The news organization referred to WWE as a “wrestling federation.”
— Today would have marked as the 44th birthday of Chris Benoit and 47th birthday of Nancy “Woman” Benoit.