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The June 6, 2011 issue of TIME features an article on the late Randy Savage written by Vince McMahon. A preview of the article was released:

“It’s important in sports and it’s important in entertainment to stand out. Randy knew that. Right away, he wanted to leave his mark, and to do that he was aware he had to make himself different from everyone else. One way he did this was concentrating on his outfits, those brightly colored costumes with foot-long fringe that became his trademark. He brought to wrestling a unique look and style.

“Randy, who died in a car crash May 20 at age 58, was one of the building blocks of what is now WWE (previously known as the World Wrestling Federation). He had…”

To read the article in its entirety, pick up a copy of TIME at your local newsstand or download the TIME iPad app.

  • Devil_Rising

    That’s nice and all, but you wanna know why “99% of the time the wrestler is holding the grudge, not the employer?” Because in the wrestling business especially, the employers have a very bad habit of getting every last ounce they can out of a wrestler, make as much money off of them as possible, till they’re considered used up, and then they throw them away like so much trash. A lot of wrestlers hold grudges against Vince because, quite frankly, by all accounts Vince is capable of being an incredible asshole, and has treated a lot of his former talent like trash.

    Bret Hart was the most infamous case, as it’s well documented that Bret never wanted to LEAVE WWF in the first place. He was talked into taking WCW’s offer by Vince himself, and then when he finally did, Vince got pissed about it, and even though they had agreed to let Bret retain the title on PPV, and forfeit it on TV afterwards, giving him a proper and respectful sendoff (you know, for carrying the company throughout most of the 90s), Vince was a conniving, lying bastard, and turned around and screwed Bret over, embarrassing him on live PPV, in front of his home country audience and his family. The “Bret Screwed Bret” line was BS from the getgo, and Vince has all but admitted that later on. Vince Screwed Bret, and Bret had every right to hold a grudge, especially after another of Vince’s stupid stunts cost his brother Owen his life, for nothing.

    So it’s nice that he writes a piece in the Times (surprisingly, because it’s an infamous “liberal rag”, and he seems to hate liberals), but the fact is, he probably didn’t even write it himself, and even if he did, it doesn’t make up for the fact that his own childishness has kept Macho Man from returning to WWE, for the FANS (and to make BIG MONEY), in past years, as well as being allowed the honor of being inducted in the HoF while he was still alive, and could have given his OWN acceptance speech. That is and always will be on Vince’s head, no one else’s.

  • CM Mark

    Sounds like someone has a guilty conscience.

  • peep it

    You know we all bash Vince. Im with the first poster on this one. I think that there was a great deal compassion from Vince to the Macho Man. In all my years of following this stuff I too never recalled an article about a wrestler who has passed away. And too boot in Time.
    That mad respect from someone to why all the hate, at the end of the day you put the bs aside and focus on what that person meant to you. Im looking forward to reading the article in full.

    @cc Your right in 99% of the time is the wrestler holding the grudge not the employer. And because you know everything on the net is true then “we” for sure. Yeah right. Well never know the full truth. That what make the babblers on here make shit up based on some what if could be information. Who gives a shit I say.

  • mark

    Better late than never VincEe!!!!

  • CC

    @Ronald. Not all of those grudges were on McMahons head. Bret Hart for instance was the one holding the grudge, not Vince.
    None of us know the real reason why he held a grudge all these years, and all there will ever be is speculation. Each of these guys have grudges for their own reasons, and we are all just as guilty of doing this in our lives as well, so who are we to judge.

  • Howe

    Yeah I don’t think you’d write something like this if he had banged your daughter.

  • Ronald

    There’s just not enough time in life to hold grudges and vendettas. Vince McMahon should know this better than anyone. He has had (and, in some cases, still has) issues with Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Savage, Warrior, etc. Now, of course, he’s made up with the likes of Hogan and Hart and even has had a good relationship with people like Eric Bischoff (wow!). If you, or someone you know, holds a grudge that has little basis to it or is just flat out childish, consider putting it past you and moving on. It’s just not worth it.

  • http://www.pimplehut.com Monsoon

    @Jaspreet
    Completely agree. I had never seen an article about any other wrestler that was penned by Vince McMahon himself.

    It is obvious that The Macho Man was special to Vince and whatever happened between them that caused bad blood and hurt feelings is almost as sad as Svage’s death.

  • Jaspreet

    Vince really loved that guy. It is sad where the relationship went and how it ended… whatever the reason.
    Vince never wrote something about anyone before, if my memory serves right. So Macho Man was really special.

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