“Rowdy” Roddy Piper Wants Hulk at WrestleMania 30By: Courtney Wills - January 12, 2014
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, is a former WWE professional, peaking in his wrestling career in the 1980s, alongside the likes of Hulk Hogan and Mr. T, and making a name for himself in the wrestling world with his signature “Sleeper Hold.”
Piper, 59, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and is a wrestler famed for his temper; Roddy is nicknamed “Hot Rod,” as well as the more well-known moniker of “Rowdy Roddy,” both of which took off during his wrestling career.
Now, Roddy Piper has rejoined WWE headlines of late, fueling a tag-team rumor that he wants to participate in one at this year’s WrestleMania 30.
Piper apparently took to Twitter to instigate a frenzy for a showdown between two teams at the event: Piper wants to team with CM Punk for a face-off with Hulk Hogan and John Cena at the 30th annual WrestleMania this spring.
According to sources, there has been an “internal discussion” regarding the possibility of such a match-up between the four wrestlers, but it has been stated that 60-year-old Hogan “probably couldn’t pass a physical exam” to participate in such an event.
This would mark the second time Hogan and Piper were pitted against one another at WrestleMania; the two fought in a tag-team match (Piper and Paul Orndorff, and Hulk Hogan and Mr. T) at the first-ever WrestleMania in 1985.
Piper may not have ever reached quite the status of Hulk Hogan or Mr. T, but he did experience a fair amount of success in his pro wrestling tenure, winning the titles of Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Team Champion, and the WCW United States Champion at various points in his career. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper also reached infamy in the wrestling world when he was awarded an induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.
WrestleMania XXX (30) will take place at the New Orleans, Louisiana Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 6, 2014. It will be available on pay-per-view.
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