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Since: 26.3.03
From: Glendale, Cali

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#1 Posted on
saw this on

Roddy Piper sent out the following press release this weekend:

This is Roddy Piper.

Well who'd of thought they'd ever see Rowdy Roddy Piper on WWF television again? Not many people that for sure, but thanks to Tom Pritchard, I'm back.

The Internet is up in arms over me returning to the WWF. Certain others wrestlers who NEVER drew any money, plus punks who live vicariously through the wrestlers are calling me a hypocrite. I'm writing this editorial to address this. In fact, I can answer this question in one word, HELL NO.

In my book In The Pit With Piper I said I was sick of sports entertainment, where promoters make all of their money by prostituting wrestlers and how disappointed I am wrestling is so focused on T&A. Yet, I turn up at WrestleMania, the show I created, the show I put on the map, and appeared alongside woman with huge t**s (Trish Stratus) and woman showing ass (Victoria). Did I let my fans down? No I didn't.

Here is why:

I can now have a say on the creative direction of the Smackdown product. I've already been invited to production meetings which will mean I'll get to hear the show before it is filmed, and remember, I'm fluent in bulls***, if I hear bulls*** I'll call it. I'm not like these 20 year old college boys who are scared of going against Vince, me and Jr. have gone at it in the past and I'm sure we'll go at it again.

The kids in the company will have someone to come to for help and won't be able to be abused. Let's say that they want Josh Mathews to have a 350 pound Samoans ass in his face, well guess what? It isn't happening, at least whilst I'm there.

You see, to be able to change the industry you have to be in the inside, be where the decisions are made, now Roddy Piper might be the original Outsider (before it was the cool thing to have on a T-shirt) now I'm working for Jr. again I get to help change the product.

Piper's back and in a big way, I'll be wrestling alongside Hulk Hogan, Vince McMahon and Jimmy Hart in a tag team match on the next PPV.

I've heard some people write that I haven't got another match in me after my car accident. Well let me tell you all something, I've always got another ass kicking in me for Hulk Hogan.

I'm not a hypocrite, I'm actually doing something for this industry I love and that needs fixing. If you want to support my cause than get to one of the following shows I'm booked at to see Piper live.

April 15 - Norfolk, Virginia - Smackdown Taping
April 22 - Nashville, Tennessee - Smackdown Taping
April 27 - Worcester, Massachusetts - Backlash PPV
April 29 - Manchester, New Hampshire - Smackdown Taping
May 6 - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Smackdown Taping
May 13 - Baltimore, Maryland - Smackdown Taping
May 20 - Greensboro, North Carolina - Smackdown Taping
May 27 - Pensacola, Florida - Smackdown Taping

- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper - Home Of Piper Vision

I'm not shocked at all if they really are bringing Piper in on the production meetings. I think that's a sign of just how desperate Vince has become at this point. I'm not saying either though that having Piper there is a bad thing. I love Hot Rod. And I mean, if what he says is true and he's really gonna try to convince them to cut back on the sports entertainment stuff, then maybe there will be some improvement (with more concentration on athleticism, hopefully.)

Also, I found it kind of odd when he said he'll be teaming "alongside" Hogan, Vince, and Jimmy? I'm assuming he means him and Vince vs. Hogan and Jimmy though.

I guess all I/we can do is sit back and see what the Piper can do.

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Since: 22.1.02
From: Texas

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
Hasn't Piper called for unionization in past? Wonder if he is still on that bandwagon.

-- Asteroid Boy

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"My brother saw the Undertaker walking through an airport."
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Since: 23.7.02

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#3 Posted on
Anybody else notice he's still calling it "WWF"?

Since: 1.4.03
From: Dale City, Virginia

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#4 Posted on
at Backlash Roddy Piper & Vince McMahon vs Hulk Hogan & Jimmy Hart. Ok, I'll bite but of all people to tag Hogan with why Hart? Please don't let this lead to another Hart vs Mancow match!
Potato korv

Since: 29.4.02
From: Jax, FL

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#5 Posted on
"Anybody else notice he's still calling it "WWF"?"

If it helps I still call it that, too. The Hot Rod and I are SUCH rebels.

Andy Richter does indeed control the universe.
Lord of the Manor

Since: 24.2.03
From: London, United Kingdom

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#6 Posted on
A hypocrite?

No, no, no. A hippopotamus. And now we're going to see a wrestling hippopotamus, unfortunately.

As far as creative goes, Piper will be dropped before he has any influence over what happens. While he may be able to stand toe to toe with Vince, Vince can always send him packing at the drop of a hat.

This will be a train wreck.

"The queen is dead"

Since: 12.10.02
From: Canada

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#7 Posted on
Ok Piper is going to last like two weeks if he really thinks he's gonna change the creative direction of the company.


Since: 22.1.02
From: Texas

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

    Originally posted by fuelinjected
    Ok Piper is going to last like two weeks if he really thinks he's gonna change the creative direction of the company.

This little run will be Russo-rific, in its length.

-- Asteroid Boy

Wiener of the day: 23.7.02

"My brother saw the Undertaker walking through an airport."
"Was he no-selling?"

Since: 1.3.03

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#9 Posted on
Like the guys above, I'm not optimistic on the length of Pipers tenure, especially based on his above commentary.

But if he turfed out for going toe to toe with Vince, I will have a new found respect for him. So long as he stays true to his convictions.

Now about this wrestling match, bad Bad BAD idea. - Fantasy Wrestling, It ain't no e-fed.

Since: 19.1.02
From: Minnesota

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#10 Posted on
So, he's coming up with a young guy who he thinks he can help bring up, and the name that pops into his head is Josh Matthews. You know...the guy who quit wrestling because he thought he was a better announcer. And Piper is coming up with a scenario that he's going to try to block, and he comes up with the Stinkface. A move that EVERYBODY in the company has already taken.


Piper's goals are noble, if a little uninformed or misguided. Which pretty much sums up the past few years of his career, if you think about it.

I was a huge fan of Piper's Pit when I was younger (as well as a huge Piper fan), and if there's a place for Roddy in today's business, that's it. I'm a little bit wary about hearing him do anything else. We'll see what happens, I guess.

Satire 03/31/03 ( <- No kidding, right?
Buffy 7.17 gets a 7.87 So...Spike and Wood have Oedipus complexes...riiiiight...
Downtown Bookie

Since: 7.4.02
From: USA

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#11 Posted on
I was just about to post what would have been IMHO an immensely humorous and strikingly witty reply dripping in sarcasm until I was directed to this article ( stating that the "press release" by Roddy Piper was in fact a fake. Oh well, some of my best work now worthless!

(edited by Downtown Bookie on 6.4.03 1530)

Patiently waiting to be Stratusfied.

Since: 1.4.03
From: Dale City, Virginia

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#12 Posted on
yea 1Wrestling is sayin that too now. All i can say is...THANK GOD. No Piper/Vince vs Hogan/Hart match. Thank you!!!
Tribal Prophet

Since: 9.1.02
From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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#13 Posted on
I just love how he can't wait to insult Trish Stratus and Victoria, while forgetting that either of them completely embarass him in terms or wrestling skill (and yes, I remember his 'old days' before the first 6 retirement matches).

Yeah, I'm sure he'll get along GREAT with the people backstage. I set the over/under on the 'creative' lasting at 3 weeks.

Tribal Prophet

Wrestling exists in the eternal present. What is, has always been, and when it no longer is, it never was. It has no past and no future, and sometimes even today is in question. - Madame Manga
Lap cheong

Since: 4.4.03
From: Nitro WV

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#14 Posted on
Wrestling match, ACK, I'll close my eyes and somebody tell me who wins next month!

Please keep the themes alive

Since: 1.2.02
From: Brooklyn NY

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.74
re: Roddy Piper

two words: wet brain

(Extra credit if you're familiar with the term, 'cause Piper showed all the symptoms in his Confidential interview. The man's in sad shape, and putting him on regular TV will only result in embarassment for all concerned.)

Since: 29.10.02
From: New York

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#16 Posted on

Want my opinion of the war?

"The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat" - figure it out.
Net Hack Slasher

Since: 6.1.02
From: Outer reaches of your mind

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#17 Posted on
Don't you hate it when people pretend to be wrestlers and throw crap around just to get an internet write up.

Willie the Worker

cause there's limits to our liberties.
'Least I hope and pray that there are,
cause those liberal freaks go too far.

I'll crush all opposition to me
And I'll make Ted Kennedy pay
If he fights back, I'll say that he's gay
Wolfram J. Paulovich

Since: 11.11.02
From: Fat City, Baby

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#18 Posted on
You're not Willie the Worker! I'M Willie the Worker! I've fooled you all! I was incensed that none of you suspected me!

Additionally, Piper is going to wax my car; then, when it dies because of severe engine problems, he is going to issue a fervent and heartfelt eulogy on the sacrifices that cars make in this business.

The Obtuse Angle Archive.

Burns: Smither's this beer isn't working! I don't feel any younger, or funkier....
Smithers: I'll switch to the tablespoon, sir.

Since: 4.10.02

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#19 Posted on
Piper is a hypocrite and I have a bad feeling about this.

"You cannot stop me-I am Galvatron, I am your destruction!"

Since: 5.3.03

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#20 Posted on
This, I think, is where we need an objective voice of reason, such as Hot Newz, to teach us right from wrong. If he was still around, he'd sort this mess out....

"Triple H, The Rock says they didn't keep you at the bottom of the barrel just because you wanted to say goodbye to your roody poo friends in Madison Square Garden. No! The Rock says, they kept you at the bottom of the barrel because you absolutely suck."
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