Roddy Piper talks Terry Funk, CM Punk, Warrior/Hogan, more
Jul 22, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can feel The Mayhem live every Monday evening (at 7PM ET/6PM CT), exclusively on The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (www.MondayNightMayhem.com, www.AudioWrestling.com, www.Geekweek.com, www.Hybrident.tv, & www.iTunes.com). Join The Mayhem right now on Facebook (at www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem), follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/FeelTheMayhem), and subscribe to The Mayhem’s all-new YouTube channel (at www.YouTube.com/FeelTheMayhem).
“The Hot Rod” joined The Big Mosh & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for his exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network (to discuss his forthcoming appearance at next month’s NWA Legends Fan Fest in Atlanta), which is now available in Windows Streaming Media or via the official MNM Podcast on iTunes:
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Streaming Audio): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/waxfiles/071811.wax
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Podcast on iTunes): www.mondaynightmayhemarchives.com/july11/071811.mp3
Interview highlights courtesy of Paterson, MNM’s associate producer & official correspondent:
Why he is looking forward to having the opportunity to reunite with Greg “The Hammer” Valentine & interact with his fans at next month’s NWA Legends Fan Fest to commemorate their infamous Dog Collar Match at Starrcade ’83: “I’ll be anxious to hear what the fans have to say about when they were there (at Starrcade ’83), or when they watched it…and then they get to pick up the dog collars and look at them. They are a serious piece of business, I kid you not.”
The likelihood of “Piper’s Pit” branching out even further into the world of Hollywood: “The CEO of the website Funny or Die is a good friend of mine. I’m going to talk to him about doing a ‘Piper’s Pit’ with Charlie Sheen & Lindsay Lohan, and maybe doing one or two a month. I thought that might be some fun also. I’ll settle the football strike. I have no problem saying what needs to be said.”
Why he believes that “Piper’s Pit” is the place where John Cena & The Rock can settle their differences before their highly-anticipated match at WrestleMania 28 in Miami & why he would be very disappointed if that did not happen: “The WWE has to recognize this. You have The Rock who has done x amount of movies, Cena who has done x amount of movies, and myself x amount of movies & all this stuff outside of the business. If you don’t put us together in ‘Piper’s Pit,’ you’re nuts. That’s where magic is made. The fun & the seriousness. We have that opportunity for us who are still around and with that kind of reputation to give the fans something they have never seen before, and that’s lay our reps on the line. If they don’t do that, I would be very disappointed.”
Much more is contained in “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio Network, including his candid thoughts on his recent return to WWE television (on Monday Night RAW at The Nassau Coliseum in Long Island), helping to further the storyline between The Miz & Alex Riley leading into the Capitol Punishment Pay-Per-View, why he’s looking forward to his first-ever singles match with Terry Funk at “The Gathering of the Juggalos,” his first time meeting CM Punk (and why he has enjoyed how the “line has been blurred” Punk & the WWE over the past several weeks), how he has personally embraced the world of social media after not originally being a fan of it, his reaction to The Ultimate Warrior using social media to continue his feud with Hulk Hogan, the importance of having a connection between himself & his fans, plus much more. Follow “Hot Rod” right now on Twitter (at www.Twitter.com/R_Roddy_Piper). For more details on the 2011 NWA Legends Fan Fest (including information on travel and hotel accommodations, the list of wrestling personalities slated to join the weekend’s festivities, plus much more), log on to www.NWALegends.com or the event’s official Twitter account (located at www.Twitter.com/NWALegends).