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Former WWF Champion Recalls Roddy Piper Almost Dying After Getting Stabbed

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• Former WWF Champion Recalls Roddy Piper Almost Dying After Getting Stabbed

During an interview with Bill Apter, former WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter recalled an incident in Raleigh, North Carolina for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, where Roddy Piper almost died.

Below is what Slaughter said:

“We were watching an Ivan Kowolski match and standing there watching and we saw in the hallway – this gentleman was beating this little girl, his granddaughter, or whatever it was. So Roddy [Piper] said ‘I don’t like that.’

By the time I got there, the incident had already happened. As soon as I got into the arena again and Roddy got him down and there were two police offers, one with a gun pointed at that man’s head. And the chamber was going back. And the other cop told him not to shoot.

Roddy kept asking the main police officer, ‘Can I talk to the guy? Can I just talk to the guy for a second?’. They said ‘Roddy, don’t worry, we got the guy.’

After four or five of those, the officers said, ‘Why do you want to talk to him so badly?’ And Roddy took his hand off his chest and said ‘because the guy stabbed me.’ And the blood squirted on the officer’s head thrice with each heartbeat.

He said ‘I just wanted to show you something.’ So he squeezed his fingers to prevent blood from coming out and took a little metal straw and started putting it into Roddy’s chest and kept going down and down and down and said ‘hear that?’. And he said that the knife was a quarter of an inch away from him dying, but he was ok.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 29, 1998) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT

On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.

It was broadcasted from the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Capital Carnage 1998’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

Christian vs. Duane Gill

D’Lo Brown vs. Steve Blackman

The Godfather & Val Venis vs. The Headbangers

X-Pac, vs. Mark Henry

Kane vs. Jeff Jarrett

The Big Boss Man & Ken Shamrock vs. Al Snow & Mankind

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