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Source: Sports Illustrated

Harley Race spoke with Sports Illustrated’s “Extra Mustard” section on his health and pro wrestling. Here are some of the highlights:

How he’s feeling after falling in his home and breaking both of his legs back in June:

“Right now, it’s the legs that are bothering me. I’m sitting here now with two legs that aren’t very good. They’re in route to recovery, and I’m right along with them. In a little amount of time, I’ll be up walking again.”

Inspiring generations of wrestlers like Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Steve Austin, and CM Punk:

“I love that. And it’s all true. I was the guy who would go out and do whatever he needed to do, no matter what.”

Being the “world’s champion”:

“Being world’s champion is what I set out in life to do. I’m one of the few people on earth that can say they completed, in every aspect, what they wanted to do with their life. …Whether it was sitting in a steak house eating a steak or getting onto the edge of the ring with two or three people standing there, it was all the same to me.”

You can read the full interview by clicking here.

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WWE has a new DVD and Blu-ray set coming out November 18 called “Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story” that will include a full-length documentary on the former world champion, complete with interviews from both Lanny and Judy Poffo, his youngest brother and mother, respectively.

For years, Lanny Poffo has been incredibly critical of the WWE, to the point where Randy Savage wasn’t put into the Hall of Fame because of a dispute that he wanted the entire Poffo family to go in collectively. According to the new Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is a “strong feeling” that this partnership between the two sides is a precursor to the “Macho Man” finally being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, most likely as a headline to the 2015 class.