Roddy Piper May Fight Hulk Hogan in WrestleManiaBy: Daryl Nelson - January 11, 2014
If you were a wrestling fan in the 1980s, then some of your favorite wrestlers were probably Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, Andre the Giant, Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Rocky Johnson and the Iron Sheik, just to name a few. Also, there’s a good chance that Mr. Kilt himself, Rowdy Roddy Piper was one of your favorites too, and if that’s the case, then you’ll be thrilled to hear about the strong possibility of him and Hulk Hogan fighting in April.
Yesterday on his Twitter account, Piper put the word out that he wants to fight Hogan in this year’s WrestleMania XXX event, and he said if given the chance he’d work harder than ever. “Dare you to put Hogan vs Piper,” he wrote. “Separate the men from the boys. If I did WMXXX with Hogan, I’d train my a– off, and from bell to bell I’d fight with everything I got. I’d win.”
And although nothing was yet confirmed about a match between Piper and Hogan, from either Hogan himself or World Wrestling Entertainment, Piper says he has some huge news up his sleeve. “I know something you don’t know,” he tweeted. “It happens Monday. You will Love it. Hot Rod won’t #Hint.” With Piper being 59 years of age and Hogan being 60, it would be quite a sight to see these if these two were to go toe-to-toe once again, however, some fans probably won’t be all that thrilled and would rather just see the younger ones wrestle.
Of course there’s a good chance that Piper felt ultra nostalgic when posting the tweet, because today, January 11, is the 21rst anniversary of the USA Network debuting WWE’s Monday Night Raw, which could have fueled the challenge. But either way, it’ll be interesting if we get to see the two icons in the ring again, because as most people know, it’s always nice to stroll down memory lane. Even if it’s only for one wrestling match.
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