WWE Hall Of Famer ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper was a true legend in the world of professional wrestling and one of the mainstays of WWE in the 80s and early 90s. He had a larger-than-life character and there is a good reason for it. Being such a hated heel back in the day, it is no surprise some people have tried to hurt him.

Former WWE Champion Sgt. Slaughter has worked with several top stars in the pro wrestling world. This includes Roddy Piper, and he even had a very shocking story to tell recently.

While speaking to Bill Apter, Slaughter recalled a shocking incident at Raleigh, North Carolina for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, where Roddy Piper got stabbed and almost died.

“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 Piper was also paid in cocaine for match once. His legacy will always be remembered and that is what matters in the end.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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