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WWE News: Hulk Hogan not entirely impressed with Viceland's documentary on Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth

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13 Apr 2019, 06:31 IST

The Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth!
The Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth!

What's the story?

In this first episode of Viceland's Dark Side of the Ring, the new series tackled one of the most storied relationships in professional wrestling history between 'Macho Man' Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth.

After watching the documentary, Savage's former friend and foe, Hulk Hogan tweeted that he was not impressed with it and that they 'didn't have all the sources'. Wrestlingnews.com had news of Hogan's reaction to the documentary.

In case you didn't know...

Hogan, Savage and Miss Elizabeth were involved in one of the biggest storylines in wrestling history when The Mega Powers exploded in the late 1980s.

It involved a relationship triangle between the three members, and led to Hogan and Savage facing off for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 5. Savage and Elizabeth were married for a time in real life, but divorced in 1992.

The heart of the matter

While there have been documentaries about pro wrestling like Beyond the Mat and the ones on HBO about Andre the Giant and Kenny Omega, Viceland's Dark Side of the Ring is an ongoing weekly series.

The first episode, named 'The Match Made in Heaven', focused on how the on-screen relationship between Savage and Elizabeth 'exploded outside the ring'.

Among the special guests on the episode who were close to Savage and Elizabeth were Scott Hall, Bruce Prichard, Eric Bischoff, Jimmy Hart, Jake Roberts and the former Mrs. Hogan, Linda.

Most wrestlers and wrestling fans will likely watch the show if they have direct access to it, and Hogan apparently viewed the episode, but wasn't exactly thrilled with what he saw.

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The report from Wrestlingnews.com mentions that regarding the documentary, it's 'unclear what part of the documentary he is disputing, but it could be the part where Linda explains how Elizabeth decided to fly to Florida after deciding to leave Savage'.

During the episode, 'Linda claims Savage became enraged when he got to Florida because he thought she and Hogan had something to do with Elizabeth leaving him'.

Hogan was pretty close at times with Savage, and it is strange that he was not a part of the show since it dealt with a part of Savage's and Elizabeth's lives when Hogan was an instrumental part of them, both in the ring and out of it.

The report also notes that the show also focuses on Elizabeth's relationship with Lex Luger and what ultimately caused her unfortunate death.

What's next?

Since all sides of the story weren't coming directly from the mouths of Savage, Elizabeth or to a lesser degree, Hogan, a lot of what is depicted should probably not be taken as 100% fact.

It is hard to pinpoint exactly which moment Hogan is talking about, but a lot of what went down between Savage and Elizabeth died when they both passed on. Next week's episode focuses on 'The Montreal Screwjob'.

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