With the passing of Rowdy Roddy Piper, CYInterview released its 2003 chat with the wrestling legend online.
The interview was conducted by Miami native Chris Yandek, editor-in-chief of CYInterview. The conversation was conducted after Piper's release from WWE in 2003.
CYInterview is a Miami-based celebrity and news-maker interview outlet.
Piper was candid about his role in the HBO Real Sports segment concerning drugs and professional wrestling deaths, his thoughts on the WWE product at the time and many other topics including Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan.
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On why he never held the WWE title, he said: “I didn’t need one, man. Only people who can’t draw money need belts…That was one of my packages. I don’t know how many belts I’ve had. You know, obviously that’s kind of a little bit of a hypocritical statement from the point of whatever many championships one has had. However, when it comes down to actuality, I packaged myself in such a way that I just need to get on TV. And the only thing that I do need is a great opponent, but I don’t need no belt to get over, and they all knew that. It would be a waste of a belt. Give it to somebody who needs it.”
You can listen to the entire interview at the link: