Shelton Benjamin is on the sidelines after having elbow surgery, but that doesn't mean that he's avoiding the wrestling ring. The former WWE star recently was a guest trainer at a seminar held by Booker T in Houston.
"This is WrestleMania 30. I've pinned Hogan once and he's never pinned me. From a fan's perspective, and WWE Universe and Vince McMahon, it never had closure. The business that would be done, the interviews and stuff would be coming from the heart. We could try to outraise the bar of the WWE entertainment machine in our sport, if they let us go toe to toe and don't script us. The fans will see really how it got started and why, and then they'll see the conclusion. They are asking can I get in shape. I am already in shape! They are asking Hulk Hogan. But there is a fear, I guess, of whether we can pull off the performance."
- Roddy Piper
Shelton Benjamin revealed that he had successful surgery on his elbow this past Tuesday. The former WWE star is now back at home and recovering. The elbow has been bothering him for quite some time now, and he needed the surgery to avoid long term risk to his health.
"As of tonight Im taking time off from wrestling to take care of a long neglected medical issue. So I assure you all I will not be at the Royal Rumble. Basically I have a pinched Ulner nerve in my elbow that causes lose of sensation, motor function, muscle atrophy & eventually use of my hand. So before things get bad i gotta take quick pause. But after 12 years and no major injuries pro wrestling this I consider very minor"
Roddy Piper pitched a Wrestlemania idea to WWE, where he would team up with a heel against Hulk Hogan and John Cena. Piper wanted the partner to be CM Punk, but it appears that management is currently against the idea of turning him back to a heel.
Rumors going around right now is that WWE is going to be inducting the main event of the very first Wrestlemania into the hall of fame this year. It would open the doors for the company to have more inductions and feature performers multiple times.
Aside from ruining an on screen segment with Chris Jericho, another issue between Roddy Piper and WWE was the fact that the company wanted to restrict his ability to make appearances on other shows, which Piper refused to agree to since it might hurt his son's MMA career.
The latest wrestling legend to to find their way on to the Steve Austin podcast is Roddy Piper, who revealed that the two WWE legends really do not know one another all that well despite crossing paths a few times throughout their careers.
There are speculations going around right now that Hulk Hogan will be making an appearance on the next episode of Monday Night Raw, in order to start building up some sort of program for Wrestlemania 30, which might also feature Roddy Piper as well.
During his Piper's Pit segment on Monday Night Raw, Roddy Piper, who was spotted with handwritten notes on his the back of his hand, was said to have forgotten some discussion topics while interviewing Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
Word going around is that WWE has forgiven Roddy Piper and is working with him again because they want to utilize him in a match at Wrestlemania 30. Piper himself pitched the idea of a tag team match, where he and Hulk Hogan would be on opposite sides.
There are talks within WWE of utilizing Roddy Piper in a match at Wrestlemania 30 now that the heat on him has died down. Some of the plans being discussed even has him possibly working with Hulk Hogan, either as a teammate or opponent, as well.
While it has been years since his heyday as a professional wrestler and actor, sources are stating that Roddy Piper still has a net worth of $4 million right now. The belief is that he made quite a bit of money during his time with WCW and has invested well.
Roddy Piper received some backstage heat within WWE after some unusual behavior during an interview segment with Chris Jericho back in 2012, but it appears that the company has decided to forgive him and bring him back for the Old School Raw episode next week.
Through Twitter, Shelton Benjamin revealed that the biggest regret he has about his time in WWE was the fact that he never got to participate in any of the Tribute to the Troops show that the company does on a yearly basis.
Shelton Benjamin went on a little shopping spree, as the former WWE star purchased the brand new PS4, several games and extra controllers.
While he is open to making a guest appearance, WWE still has no interest in using Roddy Piper after what he did during his last stint.
Roddy Piper will be doing a Piper's Pit segment with Jimmy Hart at an independent wrestling show in New York this weekend.
Edge won Royal Rumble 2010 by last eliminating John Cena. The other contestants in the match include Batista, Beth Phoenix, Big Show, Carlito, Chris Jericho, Chris Masters, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Evan Bourne, Great Khali, Jack Swagger, John Morrison, JTG, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Matt Hardy, MVP, R Truth, Shawn Michaels, Shelton Benjamin, Ted DiBiase, The Miz, Triple H, Yoshi Tatsu and Zack Ryder.
Chris Benoit shocked the wrestling world when he was able to win the Royal Rumble and earned himself a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania. He was successfully able to eliminate the Big Show to win the match.