WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper appeared on Rich Eisen’s DirecTV Audience Network talk show on Friday to discuss Hulk Hogan’s racist comments as well as being fired by Vince McMahon five times. Here are the highlights from the appearance courtesy of Pro Wrestling.Net for the transcript.
On Hulk Hogan’s racist comments:
“With Hulkster, I don’t agree with all his choices, you know what, I don’t hear people saying all the great things he does. When he was on the Wheaties’ Box, all those kids that said their prayers and took their vitamins. I don’t hear them saying that. They just want to nail this.”
“I think everybody needs to get a life. I don’t think that anybody should try to hurt your feelings for no reason.”
On being fired by Vince McMahon:
“It is an honor,” Piper cracked. Piper started talking about how he is a family man and said his son is his best friend. He spoke about playing the bagpipes and placing fifth in the world.”
“When I would go into Madison Square Garden, I wasn’t the most popular guy,” Piper said. “Madison Square Garden there’s 16,000 Puerto Ricans with knives and great radios and stuff… They pick it up from L.A. …and that’s how they got it, and that’s how they knew that I was there.” He said fans saw him wearing the kilt at MSG they chanted homophobic slurs at him.”