By Eric Jayden
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of former World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Superstar Lanny Poffo, known throughout the world as “Leaping” Lanny Poffo and “The Genius.”
Lanny Poffo, born on December 28, 1954, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was a former superstar with the World Wrestling Federation, before they became the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The younger brother of “Macho Man” Randy Savage, he started his career in 1974, wrestling for the now defunct All South Wrestling Alliance (ASWA) and the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Known for his high-flying style, Lanny became a favorite with wrestling fans all over the mid-south. In 1985, Lanny made his debut for the WWF and he would spend seven years working for the promotion, primarily as a babyface. He was one of the first wrestlers to use the “Senton Bomb” and the “Moonsault.”
In 1989, Lanny would change characters and turn heel to become “The Genius,” a highly intelligent and arrogant bad guy, who wore an academic cap and gown into the ring. He would also play the role of executive consultant to former WWF Superstar “Mr. Perfect” Curt Henning. Lanny would go on to perform for the WWE and many other promotions, finally retiring in 2020. He was indeed a pleasure to watch, and I enjoyed, all of his performances. Unfortunately, Lanny passed away on February 2, 2023, due to heart failure. Rest in Peace Lanny, we know you are with your brother, the Macho Man, in that big ring in the sky.
We have reports on former WWE Superstar Hulk Hogan’s health. In his podcast, former WWE Superstar Kurt Angle revealed that Hulk Hogan’s health was bad, and that the former wrestling champion had no feelings in his legs. He further went on to say that Hulk couldn’t walk without the assistance of a cane. Hulk Hogan, now 69 years old, went on social media to counter those reports. Hulk said he is a “little stiff, a little sore, but doing ok.” Right now, it appears that this may have been a misunderstanding between Hogan and Angle. We will keep you posted.
The Question of the Week comes from Zack H, in Arverne and he said, “I believe that the WWE will be bought by AEW Owner Tony Khan. I wanted to know your thoughts?” Zack, I get this question asked on a weekly basis. The latest news regarding this topic, comes from Tony Khan himself. Tony has indicated, in the past and currently, that he is interested in being involved in the sales process of the WWE. He stated during the Mark Hoke Show, that “We’ll have to see what that process is, and who exactly they’ll let get involved in it. Certainly, I’m interested in it very much.” Now, with that being said, will Tony and his father, Shad Khan, be able to pay the high price that the WWE will be asking. It will be very interesting to see. Thank you for the great question!
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