Kevin Nash and Scott Hall were not the only talent to debut at Victory Road, the show closed with the debut of "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Savage wound up only staying in TNA for one month but he made quite the impression backstage. Savage first quit the day after he debuted only to return the next week; he was also rumored to have turned down a fight with Hulk Hogan backstage at Victory Road and hired a bodyguard after the incident. At Turning Point 2004 Savage was set to team up with Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles against the Kings of Wrestling, but the Kings kidnapped him before the match. Savage eventually ran out at the tail end of the match in a long sleeve shirt looking out of shape, he threw some weak punches and put Jeff Jarrett in a headlock before falling down on him and pinning him.
RUDY CHARLES: It was pretty cool to have [Randy Savage] there. My understanding was he wanted to win the title, coming in. I don't know the whole story behind it, but something happened and he was there one month and gone the next. So I'm not exactly sure what happened, whether it was over the title thing or not. At least it gave TNA video clips to use of the Macho Man.
SONJAY DUTT: It was cool being in the ring with Savage and meeting him and what not and stuff like that. I don't know what he did, was he in there for more than a week for something? [Turning Point] is where he won with a punch to the face, it was unbelievable awesome stuff.
SCOTT HUDSON: Randy is exactly like he is on camera. That was the only time I had a chance to work with him, but I know that what you see on camera, he's not talking about that same sort of stuff but he's wound that tightly. He's very much a perfectionist guy, you don't mess around. He wants to know what you're going to say, how you're going to say it, what word is your cue out and all of that.
BILL BEHRENS: First of all Randy is extremely limited and he drank all day. The first time I had to send him to the ring I literally had to help him up the ramp, he just had to be seen at the end of the show, that's all we needed. I'm trying to get a cue from the truck when because I know he's not going to get out there easily. I literally finally just called the cue myself because I knew it was going to take him awhile because once he was at the top of the ramp I couldn't walk him out. I had to hope he could get out there himself. He did that spot then he did an in ring spot where he couldn't hit his own moves and he couldn't throw a punch bless his heart. Then after that he was supposed to do another spot an actual match, and he went to Jerry Jarrett and said I won't do it unless I win the title. Jerry Jarrett talked to him and talked to him and then left the meeting came to me and said: this man is insane. That pretty much was the end of Randy's run.
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