David Penzer interviewed the previous Beautiful George/Stephanie Bellars on the “Sitting Ringside” podcast. She talked about her time within the wrestling enterprise, what she is as much as nowadays, and he or she went into nice element on her relationship with Randy Savage once they had been collectively in WCW.
Listed here are some highlights:
Beautiful George defined why her authorized identify now could be George Frankenstein:
“Over 20 years in the past, I legally modified my identify to George Frankenstein. My beginning identify is Stephanie Bellars and after I was with Randy (Savage) for those who don’t know, after I was doing wrestling, we modified my identify to George. When me and him broke up, we had been having points with the identify. I’ve been George, so I wasn’t going to return to Stephanie. He didn’t wish to promote me the identify, so I used to be like, okay, I’ll legally change my identify to George. On the time, I used to be getting married to my ex-husband as of now, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein from The Misfits. In order that’s my authorized identify, George Frankenstein.”
George tells the story of how she met Doyle:
“The final day of my wrestling was Doyle’s first day of wrestling. Randy is the one who really introduced me over to speak to him. He knew I used to be a misfit fan. I used to be an enormous music buff. He remembered going via my CDs and he mentioned The Misfits are right here (on the wrestling present). On the time, Randy and I had been on the outs and I assumed he (Randy) was attempting to get brownie factors. I went as much as Doyle and once we made contact, it was tunnel imaginative and prescient. It was love at first sight.”
George talked about her background earlier than wrestling and what she’s been doing since:
“I stop college in seventh grade. I hated college. I used to be a complicated child and I had nothing in widespread with individuals at school. All my associates had been not less than 5 to 10 years older than me, so to me, they had been silly. I didn’t have something in widespread with anyone my age…I lived in a foul space of city in Radford, IL proper outdoors of Chicago. Our space received hit actually arduous within the period of the medicine and it destroyed our neighborhood. It destroyed each pal I had. I began dancing at a really younger age. I used to be 16. I had a faux I.D. I had a child after I was younger. The primary time I ever had intercourse I received pregnant. I used to be 16 and I wanted to help myself and having an everyday job simply didn’t reduce it, so I danced and that made up for the cash. I moved to Florida and that’s how I met Randy, at a strip membership. After that, I began wrestling. After wrestling, I received with Doyle and we ran for 13 years. Then I had a nervous breakdown and we received divorced. I moved again to Radford for a short while. I moved again to California about 15 occasions. I’ve been gypsying over the US for the final 20 years. I’ve discovered I can prepare dinner very properly so I’m on the brink of begin a meals truck in Alabama. I’ve been truck driving for the final three years. I’m going to be a grandma in 2 months. My son is having a child. My daughter is 18 now and my son goes to be 29, so all of my household goes to be migrating to Alabama. I received Covid twice.”
George talked for a half hour on her relationship with Randy Savage. Listed here are the highlights:
“I knew about Hogan and I knew about Randy, however I by no means watched wrestling. The evening I met him (Randy) was loopy. I had gotten right into a battle with Evil Knievel. I didn’t realize it was Evil Knievel. The evening this occurred, I had no cash and it was my first day dancing at this place and it was a topless place and I had by no means been topless. I didn’t wish to do it, however I needed to. I had no cash. Me and my girlfriend moved to Florida and we had solely been there a number of hours. We moved right into a resort. They wouldn’t rent her as a result of she was a black woman. I instructed her to remain on the resort. I’ll go work and become profitable and we’ll determine this out. I left and went to the membership…I had three dollars and I couldn’t even get a drink to calm my nerves.
There was a dude sitting subsequent to me. I didn’t even discover who he was. I used to be too nervous about what I used to be going to do. There’s Randy on one facet and I didn’t even have a look at him after which there was this previous dude on my different facet. Subsequent to this previous man was the ZZ Prime individuals and The Allman Brothers. This entire bar was stuffed with well-known individuals. I wasn’t even paying consideration. I didn’t give a sh*t what was occurring. This man mentioned, ‘Purchase me a drink’ and he takes his elbow and hits me as arduous as he can in my arm. I didn’t know he was Evil Knievel. As quickly as I did this, this man began this large battle with me. Two bodyguards seize me, decide me up and throw me outdoors. I’m scruffed up and crying. This man got here out and mentioned, ‘Hey woman. Are you alright?’ It’s him (Randy)…He mentioned, ‘I don’t wish to creep you out or something, however I’m having a celebration at my home proper now.’
All I can consider is me and my girlfriend haven’t eaten in three days. He mentioned there was numerous meals. I’m questioning, why are you right here in case you are having a celebration at your own home? Now I’m starting to suppose he’s a creeper. He mentioned, “There have been too many individuals there. I simply needed to depart so we got here right here.’ He mentioned, ‘Right here’s my tackle and telephone quantity. Should you really feel like coming over and wish to discuss, I’m all yours. There’s tons of meals if you happen to’re hungry and there’s tons of drinks if you wish to discuss.’ I received in my Jeep and I’m pondering, he mentioned there’s meals there…I went there….He mentioned, ‘Now you see the place I reside. Should you ever want something, you name me. We’re associates perpetually now.’ I went house and I didn’t name him once more. The woman I moved down there with, I had her go house as a result of she couldn’t discover a job wherever…I began working at a spot known as Diamond Dolls. I wanted a roommate. There was a post-it observe on the mirror within the again and it mentioned, ‘ Roommate wanted, no ingesting, no medicine.’ I’m like, who’s this woman and he or she was standing behind me and he or she mentioned I might transfer in now…I instructed her the story about Randy…She knew wrestling was coming to the Ice Palace and he or she mentioned she needed me to name Randy and get tickets in any other case she goes to have her canine eat my garments. I known as and left a message and Randy known as again immediately and mentioned, ‘I’ve been eager to see you. I don’t know why you haven’t known as me in all these months. I received your tickets at Will Name.’ After I received there, I hid. I didn’t allow them to see me. I went with the woman and her brother.
The following day Randy known as and he mentioned, ‘Did you go wrestling final evening?’ I mentioned, ‘Sure.’ He mentioned, ‘Why didn’t I see you?’ I mentioned, ‘I needed to remain out of your method.’ He mentioned, ‘I needed you to see me.’ He mentioned, ‘We’re going to the health club. I’m on my solution to get you.’ I mentioned, ‘Okay’ I instructed my roommate that and he or she was getting bizarre. He purchased me a health club move and we went to dinner. He introduced me house and he or she noticed this and he or she was getting funky. The following day, he picked me up and this went on for 3 months. He by no means tried to kiss me or something…My roommate mentioned, ‘How was your date’ (in a snooty tone) and I mentioned, ‘To be trustworthy with you, it was the most effective date I’ve ever been on in my life. He handled me like a lady.’ I’m not used to that. I used to exit with drug sellers and folks beating the crap out of me and placing me within the hospital. I went out with crappy individuals. For the primary time in my life, I went out with a gentleman and I didn’t know what to do. After that, we turned greatest associates. He used to come back over and watch TV. I used to be so poor after I lived there, I didn’t also have a mattress. I slept on the ground on a blanket. He used to hang around and watch TV on the ground on a blanket. After I first moved in together with her, I didn’t have a cellular phone. After we first moved in collectively, she mentioned ‘Do you wish to get a cellular phone with me?’ I mentioned, ‘Okay.’ After I began hanging out with Randy, I used to be by no means together with her in any respect. She got here as much as my room and mentioned, “The cellular phone invoice is due.” He (Randy) knew I by no means used the cellular phone one time. He mentioned, “Excuse me. She by no means makes use of that cellular phone. what? She’s shifting out. She’s shifting in my home proper now. Get your self collectively and I shall be again in a single hour.’ This was information to me. I received my stuff collectively. He went again to his home and known as a florist. He purchased billions of roses and had the entire home coated in purple roses. It had a card on the desk. He had me shut my eyes after I walked in and it mentioned, ‘Welcome to the home of insanity.’…I moved in with him after which we began relationship.
The primary two years, he was superb. He was the most effective boyfriend I ever had. I’d marry him in a heartbeat. Then what, he received nuts…(Going again to how she entered wrestling): He mentioned, ‘ the gimmick is for me to have a woman with me? They (WCW) wish to play off that and I wish to as a result of I’ve executed it so lengthy with Liz, that’s what I’m used to.’ When him and Eric had been speaking about him breaking out from Kevin Nash, the very first thing they needed to do was put him with someone and Torrie Wilson was new on the scene. We went out to California and I met her. I hate speaking about someone, however I’m not a fan of hers for a pair causes. I’m not a fan of hers as a result of after I met her, she got here off like a skank and that’s who they needed to place Randy with. We went house and I mentioned, ‘Should you truthfully suppose you’re going to be touring 300 days a 12 months together with her then I’m not going to be your girlfriend anymore and I don’t wish to have something to do with you.
He mentioned, ‘Properly, then I suppose you’re going to need to step up your sport. You’re occurring TV with me.’ I mentioned, ‘I don’t need any a part of that.’ That was by no means in my plan of being with that dude. He mentioned, ‘Properly, they’re going to put her with me. That’s the plan.’…They threw me within the combine quick and that’s the one motive why I did it was as a result of I didn’t need him touring together with her…He didn’t need me to wrestle in any respect for 2 causes. He didn’t need me to study as a result of if one thing ever occurred between me and him, I might go alone. The opposite motive is he didn’t need me to be put in conditions the place I must be a wrestler. That’s why Nora and Madusa tried to coach me as a lot as they might for the small time that we did stuff, however he would all the time say, ‘No.’
Folks would inform him ‘You don’t need her to be Sable and also you be the Marc Mero.’…Lots of occasions individuals would need me at an autograph session and never Randy as a result of they mentioned he fees an excessive amount of they usually simply needed the woman. He would inform them that if it’s not each of us, they don’t seem to be getting it. I used to be requested to do Playboy twice and he instructed them, ‘If I’m not on the quilt too, then she’s not doing it.’ It received to the purpose the place I assumed he had my telephone tapped and I had bugs in my garments and my purse as a result of he had a pal who owned a spy place and I assumed all the pieces we had was tapped.
The most effective I ever appeared was the worst I’ve ever been on medicine in my life. I used to be hanging on a thread of demise. I used to be on uppers and downers and steroids and ingesting and medicines, I’m shocked I’m alive. Between my well being and him going loopy, it was like a circus and I needed it to cease. I used to be able to die and I had a child. My son was little on the time and I didn’t need him to be with no mother…The craziest factor is the way in which he died is strictly the way in which I mentioned I used to be going to die with him. I assumed we had been going to smash that wall as a result of once we would go away his mother and father home, the very same state of affairs would all the time occur as a result of he can be so livid at Lanny, he couldn’t cease. Each single time we would go away Sarasota, he can be screaming and screaming. I mentioned, ‘You’re going to have a coronary heart assault or a stroke and lose management of the wheel and hit that wall.’
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