Teddy Long Reflects on the Incident Involving Randy Savage & Dick Slater and a Drug Dealer

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A dealer in illicit substances got more than they bargained for when they tried to sell to ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, Teddy Long, and ‘Dirty’ Dick Slater.

During a recent edition of the “WrestleBinge” podcast, Long recalled being in a car with Savage and Slater when they were approached by a dealer. He said,


“He [the dealer] saw him and he recognized him [Dick Slater], you know, cause’ he was on TBS every weekend, you know, so he recognized him, he knew me, so he gets in our car and he says to ’em, ‘Hey guys, not only do I have some weed, I got cocaine’ and he pulls out this big bag of cocaine and he shows it to ’em. Well, I am sitting back there, I think Savage is in the front and Slater is in the back, and so, I look at Savage, and I see Savage nod his head at Slater. I didn’t know what that meant, now I know what it meant.

“I saw Savage give him the office [slang for approval], and so just as the guy turned around, Slater hooked him right in a shoot sleeper hold. They put him to sleep right in this car, we took all of his stuff and we left him in his car asleep.”

Savage passed away due to a heart attack in 2011 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015. Slater passed away in 2018 due to heart complications.

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Title: The Unlikely Encounter: Randy Savage, Teddy Long, and ‘Dirty’ Dick Slater’s Run-In with a Drug Dealer


In the world of professional wrestling, stories of larger-than-life characters and unexpected encounters are not uncommon. One such incident involves legendary wrestlers ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, Teddy Long, and ‘Dirty’ Dick Slater crossing paths with a drug dealer. This article delves into the intriguing tale of how this encounter unfolded and the surprising turn of events that followed.

The Encounter:

During a recent episode of the “WrestleBinge” podcast, Teddy Long recounted an incident where he, Randy Savage, and Dick Slater were approached by a drug dealer. The dealer recognized Slater from his appearances on TBS and knew Long as well. Seizing the opportunity, the dealer offered them not only marijuana but also a substantial amount of cocaine.

The Unexpected Twist:

As the dealer proudly displayed the bag of cocaine, Teddy Long noticed Savage nodding at Slater. Unaware of what was about to happen, Long soon discovered the true meaning behind Savage’s nod. In a swift and unexpected move, Slater applied a shoot sleeper hold on the dealer, rendering him unconscious. The trio then proceeded to confiscate all of his belongings before leaving him asleep in his car.

The Legacy of Randy Savage and Dick Slater:

Randy Savage, known for his flamboyant personality and incredible in-ring abilities, tragically passed away in 2011 due to a heart attack. He left an indelible mark on the world of professional wrestling and was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.

Dick Slater, a respected veteran in the industry, sadly passed away in 2018 due to heart complications. His contributions to wrestling and his involvement in this unique encounter with Savage and Long serve as a reminder of his colorful career.


The story of Randy Savage, Teddy Long, and Dick Slater’s encounter with a drug dealer showcases the unexpected twists and turns that can occur in the world of professional wrestling. While the incident may have been unconventional, it highlights the larger-than-life personalities and unique experiences that make wrestling such a captivating form of entertainment.

As fans, we remember the legacies left behind by Randy Savage and Dick Slater, celebrating their contributions to the industry. Their involvement in this incident adds another layer to their already fascinating careers.