In this classic moment from the March 1, 1986 edition of Saturday Night’s MAIN EVENT, “Cowboy” Bob Orton traded in his wrestling boots for boxing gloves and squared off with film and TV star, Mr. T. This match was the set-up to WrestleMania 2’s battle between Mr. T and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
David Dexter reports “Rowdy” Roddy Piper is set to appear in a new slasher (horror) film, Smothered, alongside Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th) and Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects). The three play themselves as they are hired to haunt a trailer park. They soon discover that there is an actual maniac stalking them. John Schneider will direct the film, which is set to shoot in Louisiana.
Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of The Score Television Network Baltimore Sun and Layfield Report spoke with former WWE Superstar “Rowdy Roddy Piper (@R_Roddy_Piper) on the set of a new TV pilot that he is co-starring in.
Here are some of the highlights:
Talks about his relationship with Bret Hart and how he finally got vindication for his Wrestlemania 8 loss to Bret on the set of this new show.
Comments on his son Colt’s recent attempts to break into the wrestling business. “Whatever you want to call ‘it’. He’s got that.”
Discusses his role in this new show co-starring Bret. “I’m playing an outlandish colour commentator… Type-catsing again.”
Gives his opinion on CM Punk’s recent “Heel” championship run being compared to Piper’s own heyday and having high praise for CM Punk.
Known for his leopard print uniforms, hard partying lifestyle and signature “Superfly Splash,” Jimmy Snuka is a true WWE legend. At a time when the professional wrestling world was as untamed as the Wild West, Snuka re-wrote the rules and created a technique and persona that still lives on today.
Two wrestling legends collide at DAYS OF THE DEAD: Chicago in an epic showdown the likes of which have never been seen before! MICK FOLEY and RODDY PIPER step into the comedy ring and square off for an evening of stand up comedy fans will never forget! Supporting act BRAD THACKER will serve as guest referee for an event you will NOT want to miss!