In a new interview with Chris Yandek and Jay Bildstein of CYInterview.com, “The Genius” Lanny Poffo spoke candidly about his life today, how the late Mr. Fuji was kind to his parents and his decision to have his deceased brother the “Macho Man” Randy Savage go into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.
When Lanny Poffo’s parents wanted to go to Hawaii, it was Mr. Fuji who asked his friends to give Angelo and Judy Poffo the ultimate tour:
“He [Mr. Fuji] had lived in Hawaii for a lot of years, he had a lot of friends and he gave my parents the blue chip tour.”
You might have read somewhere on the Internet that Lanny’s mother Judy Poffo had also passed away. However, she is still alive at 89.
“You know, after my father died and my brother died right after, she hit the skids pretty badly. So I sold my house. I moved in with her and she’s gonna be 90 years old January 28th. She’s doing much better. I told her, ‘Do you want to live? Or do you want to die?’ She says, ‘I want to live.’ I said, ‘Then you have to notify your face.’ And I haven’t seen her smile in years. ‘You know, you’re gonna have to smile and laugh.’ And she says, ‘But what after I lost?’ I said, ‘Fake it till you make it.”
Though his later brother, the “Macho Man” Randy Savage wanted the entire Poffo family to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at the same time, it was Lanny’s decision that Macho be inducted by himself in 2015:
“Now my mother was very upset because she knew that Randy’s wishes, she says ‘You can’t do that. This is Randy’s wishes.’ And I said, ‘I am the older brother now. I get to make unpopular decisions. It’s my wishes that are gonna happen. And Macho Man is going in the Hall of Fame because the fans have been suffering enough. On one hand you’ve got one Macho Man, on the other hand you’ve got millions and millions of Macho fans. And if it wasn’t for the Macho fan, the Macho man would not exist. So in a way, I am doing Randy’s biding.’”
You can read more or listen to the entire interview at this link.