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. That said, it appears Piper wore his iconic leather jacket in order to prevent getting stabbed.

In the territory days of wrestling, fans believed everything they saw inside the squared circle as kayfabe was fully alive back then. While it helped make matches and storylines more believable, it also had a negative aspect as some fans truly took things too seriously.

One of the greatest wrestlers who knew how to make fans mad was certainly Roddy Piper. He was simply so good at being a heel, it is no surprise some people have tried to hurt him.

While speaking on the latest edition of Foley is Pod, WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley recalled his experience on the Piper episode of WWE’s Greatest Treasures. During the show, he spoke to Piper’s daughter, Teal. Teal revealed that Roddy Piper wore his signature leather jacket in order to prevent more stabbings.


“I had not met Roddy’s daughter, Teal, up to that point. We’ve kept in touch since then, connected at one of the signings I’ve done.

It was really an honour to be able to talk about Roddy with Teal and see some of these things that she had. She said, like, she can’t give them or even sell them because they’re the only thing she has of her dad’s.

She shed light on the reason Roddy wore the leather jacket to the ring, and that is because he’d been stabbed three times. That was almost the hallmark of a good heel, that they had a stabbing story.”

Roddy Piper was also paid in cocaine for match once. His legacy will always be remembered and his contributions will never be forgotten and that is all that matters in the end.

What’s your view on this shocking Roddy Piper story? Are you surprised by it? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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