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Eric Young On Asking Randy Savage If He Could Use Flying Elbow Drop

April 14, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Impact Wrestling Eric Young 9-22-20 Image Credit: Impact Wrestling

Eric Young recently looked back on the time he asked Randy Savage for permission to include the flying elbow drop in his repertoire. Young was a guest on Cultaholic’s Desert Island Graps and talked about when he met Savage and asked him for permission to use the maneuver, which Savage was famous for.

“Macho Man is one of my favorites of all time,” Young said (per Fightful). “I met him when he briefly worked at TNA and he was an amazing guy, super kind to me and very complimentary to me. That was super cool. Obviously, I had a lot of respect, and I (do the move) and I was working on the pay-per-view that he was working and I had basically done in every match I had for the last 25 years and I went to him and said, ‘If it’s okay with you, I would still like to do it. If you don’t want me to, then I won’t.’ He said, ‘Yup, go head.’ Super cool. Not that he’d ever seen me wrestle, I hope that he knew what my name was, but he gave me permission to do it.”