Michale Graves, former lead singer of the legendary punk rock band Misfits, opened up about his backstage encounter with the late WWE Hall of Famer Macho Man Randy Savage during their short stint with WCW in 1999.
Graves spoke in an interview with Faygoluvers about how he, along with another bandmate, found themselves cornered by an angry and intoxicated Savage. Despite the tense situation, Graves managed to diffuse it by approaching Savage with respect and referring to him as “Mr. Man.” Graves acknowledged Savage’s right to be furious and intense, but remained calm and respectful, ultimately defusing the situation.
Yeah, yes. It was terrible. There was a time at one point when me and Matt, the two smallest guys on the Misfits/GWAR tour, got cornered backstage by Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage. A very angry, drunk, Macho Man Randy Savage. I just stayed calm. I called him Mr. Man. I swear to God. I said Mr. Man, listen? and I just hoped for the best. Yeah, ya know. I can’t really speak ill of the dead. I’ve gotta be honest with you. With my run-in with Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage, that man had every right to be pi**ed off the way that he was. And every right to be as scary as he was. And if he wanted to, he coulda choked the s**t outta me. He was just awesome, you know. He was an intense guy! ‘Stay calm son’, is all I could think to myself.
During the interview, Graves also discussed the Misfits’ relationship with Vampiro and their interactions with other wrestlers during their time with WCW. However, the Misfits’ run with WCW was cut short due to injuries, particularly Jerry Only’s injury in a Steel Cage match.
Was There A Macho Man Randy Savage Documentary?
A&E produced a Macho Man Randy Savage biography which premiered on the network in 2021 and featured the likes of Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, Jerry Lawler, Ricky Steamboat, Sting, Lex Luger and his brother Lanny Poffo.
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