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Jim Ross comments on stories claiming that Roddy Piper was hard to do business with



Jim Ross and Conrad Thompson covered WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 on a recent episode of Grilling JR on That show was headlined by Hollywood Hulk Hogan against "Rowdy" Roddy Piper inside of a steel cage.

Here are some highlights from the podcast:

Ross said he was not a fan of WWF and WCW talking about their competition on TV during this time period:

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“When I would do something like that, I would regret it every time. I just thought it was bad marketing on our behalf to be so negative about somebody else’s product. I don’t know who it helped. Who did it benefit? I don’t know who it benefited.”

Ross was asked if was true that Roddy Piper was hard to do business with and refused to do jobs:

“I think it’s a gross misconception. Roddy would do business, but he had to understand why we were doing a certain kind of business. I’ve heard stories where he wanted to put somebody over because he knew that down the road that would help them draw more money in the end. I don’t think Roddy had any major issues. He had major issues doing what he perceived as ridiculous creative if it made no sense. Where will this take us? How does this advance our story. So he was a smart guy.”

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