[WWE] Piper Signs Long-Term Deal?


In a recent article on his new Celebrity Wrestling TV show — beginning April 23 in the UK — Roddy Piper claimed that he had just signed a five-year WWE contract.

Additionally, Piper — who is hosting the show — said he will be doing a movie in China shortly for five weeks.

Prior to his Hall of Fame/Wrestlemania 21 weekend appearances with the company, Piper had been on the Smackdown roster of WWE, mostly as a non-wrestler and hosting a new version of “Piper’s Pit.” Teamed up with enforcer Sean O’Haire and occassionally Vince McMahon, Piper had a short feud with Hulk Hogan (and “Mr. America”) as well as one-legged wrestler Zach Gowen.

Piper was released from his WWE contract following controversial remarks made on an HBO “Real Sports” special about drug use in pro wrestling. O’Haire, Hogan and Gowen soon also left the promotion.

Before Mania, Piper had most recently been seen on NWA: Total Nonstop Action television shows as a member of the “championship committee” / and according to TNAWrestling.com he still is on that committee.

Credit: WrestlingObserver.com

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.