WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper was asked about the Hulk Hogan situation during his appearance on Rich Eisen’s DirecTV Audience Network talk show on Friday. Piper said he’s been fired by Vince McMahon five times. “It is an honor,” Piper cracked. Piper started talking about how he is a family man and said his son is his best friend. He spoke about playing the bagpipes and placing fifth in the world.
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on going to MSG:
When I would go into Madison Square Garden, I wasn’t the most popular guy. Madison Square Garden there’s 16,000 Puerto Ricans with knives and great radios and stuff… They pick it up from L.A. …and that’s how they got it, and that’s how they knew that I was there. (Piper was all over the place and told a story about going into a Mexican restaurant that had a gringo burger.)
Eisen asked him what his point was regarding the Hogan story
That’s a good question,” Piper said with a laugh. “My point is that, boy, you guys are sensitive. Hang on. I know people who have to get up to walk five miles for water first thing in the morning. I’m just saying this literally happens to me my whole life.
With Hulkster, I don’t agree with all his choices, you know what, I don’t hear people saying all the great things he does. When he was on the Wheaties’ Box, all those kids that said their prayers and took their vitamins. I don’t hear them saying that. They just want to nail this.” Piper started talking about a little boy in jail and then how Brooke Hogan’s name isn’t Brooke Hogan. “I just think it is a little… I think everybody needs to get a life. I don’t think that anybody should just go to hurt your feelings for no reason.” Piper then veered off into talk about being on the board of Stand For the Silent charity.
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