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No One In WWF Knew Roddy Piper Would Leave For WCW In 1996

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• No One In WWF Knew Roddy Piper Would Leave For WCW In 1996

During a recent episode of ‘Something To Wrestle With’, Bruce Prichard (fka Brother Love) revealed that no one backstage in the World Wrestling Federation knew ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper was leaving in 1996, when he suddenly showed up at the WCW Halloween Havoc 1996 pay-per-view in October.

Here’s what Bruce said:

“We didn’t know. I had spoken to Roddy the week before about coming back with us, so I was caught off guard. Roddy didn’t, look, I never asked him the question. I never said, ‘Hey man, are you going to WCW?’. I never asked him that question.

Maybe subconsciously I didn’t ask him that question because I didn’t want to force him to lie to me, and I don’t know if he would’ve lied to me frankly. But he didn’t tell me.

He had an opportunity to tell me, several opportunities that entire week because we were in talks with him about coming back and doing something with us during that time.”

After wrestling for the World Wrestling Federation from 1984 till 1996 (with a few years of not working in between), Roddy Piper signed with Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1996 and worked for them until February 2000.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (December 10, 1983) – NWA World Wide Wrestling

On this day in 1983, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1983 NWA Wrestling Superstars.

The card can be found below:

Charlie Brown & Rufus R. Jones vs. Ben Alexander & Kelly Kiniski

The Great Kabuki vs. Rick McCord

Tommy Rich & Mark Youngblood vs. Jerry Gray & Bill Howard

The Assassins vs. Vinnie Valentino & Keith Larsen

Ricky Steamobat & Jay Youngblood vs. Terry Gibbs & Magic Dragon

The Road Warriors vs. Rick McCord & Steve Mulim (Steve Travis)

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