While he has largely stayed away from things related to professional wrestling, CM Punk did have a little involvement this week. The former world heavyweight champion attended a screening of They Live, the movie which Roddy Piper is famous for starring in. Punk was tasked with giving a speech about the WWE legend. Through social media, he stated that it was an honor to do that for Piper.
October 19, 2015
During a recent interview, Bret Hart was asked about performers that helped him when he was moving up the ladder in WWE. He listed Roddy Piper as someone that was of tremendous help to him. More interestingly, though, he made it a point to list Jake Roberts as someone that did not bother to help, even when the opportunity presented itself for Roberts to help Hart become a star.
September 7, 2015
Earlier in the week, Bret Hart sparked some controversy when he accused Hulk Hogan of being happy that Roddy Piper died. The cheap shot did more damage than normal because Hogan is still under the weight of a racial controversy. Hogan decided to respond through social media. He stated that the comments were out of line. Hogan also said that he is praying for Hart.
September 5, 2015
Not being one to keep his opinions to himself, Bret Hart recently revealed his feelings towards Hulk Hogan. Hart stated that he doesn't remember Hogan being a racist when the two of them worked together, but he also feels that Hogan should stay away from WWE permanently. Hart then accuses Hogan of being happy that Roddy Piper died because it took a lot of the attention away from the racial controversy.
September 3, 2015
Though no concrete evidence has surfaced yet, there are rumors that Chyna attempted to film a reconciliation or an incident with Triple H during the funeral for Roddy Piper. She is apparently working on some type of reality television show to pitch to the networks. At this point in time, very few would be shocked if the allegations are true because she is desperate to be in the spotlight again.
August 21, 2015
As expected, several familiar faces were at the invitation only funeral for Roddy Piper. Diamond Dallas Page was there, as the two formed quite the bond in WCW. Both Chavo Guerrero and his dad represented their family at the event. Lisa Marie Varon was also in attendance. Though they did not work together much, John Morrison was also there to pay his respect.
August 21, 2015
The internet wrestling community has sided against Chyna in the reported incident that took place at the funeral of Roddy Piper. Latest details revealed, however, makes it seem less of an incident than initially reported. The former WWE diva didn't actually approach Triple H was inside of the funeral. It took place afterwards, was outside and lasted approximately twenty seconds.
August 18, 2015
Earlier in the year, Roddy Piper and Honky Tonk Man were engaged in a war of words. Piper called him an asshole who could sing and dance like his character claims to be able to do. Things settled down a bit between the former WWE stars. Now that Piper is dead, Honky reveals that the two of them had planned on meeting at a wrestling convention to figure out what the issues are and bury the hatchet once and for all.
August 17, 2015