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Virgil Remembers Being Mentored by Roddy Piper

Posted By James Walsh on 03/18/17


The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast recently interviewed former WWE Superstar Virgil. Below are some highlights.

Virgil on being the part of many top angles with Ted DiBiase: “I loved it…I loved it. Man, I was made to be the main event. I was made to be in all the number one actions. I came up that way. So why not be in main events and why not be the number one head knocker everywhere. To open up the show or to close the show. I liked more closing the show, where you come out at the end and you sell out in London, England or you sell out Madison Square Garden in New York or you sell out the Miami Arena in Miami, Florida or in New Orleans at the Superdome…what gets better than that?

Virgil on when he turned on DiBiase at the 1991 Royal Rumble: “Everyone has a price…for Virgil (laughing). I loved it because we built that so good (man) and so right. It was a building of seven years. Twenty six years later to be exact and they still know it. Even if right now people who are 37 years old watched that back then they were 10 years old and they still remember it at 37. Think of that little kid watching it at 7..well now that little kid is 33 and they loved it. You put a long lasting impression on someone like that and they remember it and they will never forget.”

On his win over Ted DiBiase at Summerslam 1991: “Oh yeah man, that was a big pop. You did that in front of 29,810, that is a Madison Square Garden sell out. You did it in the most lively city in the world. Yo’ve got all these people talking and within that one day you went into the household of an easy 100 million people”.

Virgil on being mentored by Roddy Piper: “The Pipe was something else. He was such a good friend and he was such a great teacher. He was really a great person. Roderick Tombs may God bless your soul. One of the best guys in the world.”