OK, I don't watch NWA, I don't see a need to, and I go on the net less and less these days to read about wrestling (I wonder why....) So can somebody please explain to me this Russo/Piper thing everybody is talking about? Everybody is saying how they hate Piper for "participating" in something like this, how he dissed Owen somehow....and that Piper is saying it's a shoot? Can somebody tell me what happened? Thanks in advance
people are saying that he was using Owen's death as a way to sell/promote his upcoming book. he came out at the last TNA show and started shooting against Russo, claiming that Russo "killed" Owen.
this is 1Wrestling's recap:
"We then went live for this week's show, when bagpipe music hit. Rowdy Roddy Piper came to the ring. Piper said he asked the NWA if he could come out and say something, and that nobody knew he was coming tonight in advance. Piper said NWA:TNA was the only place in wrestling that Vince Russo hadn't killed. He said Vince Russo failed to become a wrestler, so that is why he writes "Sports Entertainment". Piper said Russo got everything he wanted, except he still didn't have any talent. Piper said Russo dared someone to challenge him, and that his challenge has just been answered. Piper said a scared kid once had a dream of being a wrestler. Piper pulled out his book, and said he had a dream, and opened to a picture of his family, saying that was his real dream. Piper said Russo was a writer, and then asked who wrote Owen Hart's death. He said suspending Owen above the ring wasn't wrestling, and then accused Russo of never calling Hart's family to see how they were doing. Piper then took off his jacket, revealing a shirt with the names of wrestlers that passed away. Piper then said he was there because wrestling was supposed to be about entertaining fans in the ring.
Vince Russo came into the ring from the crowd, and tried to sneak up on Piper, but Piper backed him into the corner. Piper got right in his face, and asked him if he killed Owen Hart. He then asked Russo how he could take WCW and send it $80 million into the hole. Russo and Piper argued over holding the mic, with Russo saying he would respond if he let him hold the mic. Piper wouldn't, telling Russo that while his time in the ring was over, Russo was also a dinosaur, and needed to go. The Harris Brothers came to the ring, and muscled Russo from the ring. Piper told Russo you never throw rocks at a man with a machine gun. The Harris Brothers took Russo from the ring and sent him back out through the crowd. Piper then plugged his upcoming shoot interview, and left, thanking NWA for giving him the time to talk to the people. He said he was heading to the back to talk to the young talent."
"I used to date a homeless girl. That was pretty cool. You could drop her off ANYwhere. 'Date's over...get out.'"
I just watched this 2 nights ago. Kinda funny to see kayfabe in full force on network TV. Been along time since that has been standard. Hogan sure came off like an asshole for being a baby face at the time didn't he?