Randy Savage’s legacy was the focal point of a recent A&E Biography, but they apparently didn’t get everything right. Savage’s brother Lanny Poffo has stepped forward to clear up some of the misconceptions from that documentary.

Poffo started off by addressing the allegation that Savage locked Miss Elizabeth in a closet. He claims that never happened. He also fired back at accusations that his famous brother used steroids.

In May 2010, Savage married Barbara Lynn Payne, The documentary said that Lynn was Savage’s “high school sweetheart,” but that doesn’t sync up with the timeline of events according to Poffo.

In a article written on Pro Wrestling Stories, Poffo went on to tackle another subject in the Biography: Savage’s first marriage. Poffo went on to explain how the story presented in the documentary didn’t line up.


In the A&E episode, everybody said Randy married his high school sweetheart, Lynn. This was false. Randy couldn’t have graduated high school in Downers Grove, Illinois, and have a sweetheart from a suburb of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Even the Macho Man can’t pull that off!

The truth is after Lynn graduated from her high school in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, she went to Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

At the time, Randy was in Sarasota playing baseball in the rookie league of the St. Louis Cardinals organization while Lynn was out there studying to become an artist. This was when the two of them met.

Sadly, Randy Savage is no longer with us. He passed away in 2011 when he suffered a heart attack while driving in Florida with his wife. The pro wrestling world still mourns the loss of a legend.

It would have been amazing to have Savage here so he could tell his version of all these stories. Thankfully, his brother Lanny Poffo is still around to clear up some misconceptions.

Did the A&E Biography on Randy Savage change how you viewed him? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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