All Wrestling has recently done an interview with the children of "Rowdy" Roddy Pipers, Ariel and Colt. The interview was done in due to the release of the book Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story.
From fans stabbing your father in Los Angeles, to beating him with broken off car antennas in Hawaii and the mobs of people at Madison Square Garden, do you think that kind of heat was something that only Roddy could draw? You certainly don't see that kind of reaction from the crowds today, even with the top heels.
Ariel: "Times were different then, the business was more protected and the fans believed more. The business was not exposed like it is today however alot of it had to do with our dad. Nobody could draw heat like him."
Colt: "Everything now in WWE is so scripted, guys don't really have the chance to develop characters and get the fans as angry as they used to when Roddy was in his prime. Nobody can sell you like you. Nobody could play Roddy Piper better than Roddy Piper. He knew how to draw the hatred out of a crowd."
Ariel: "Characters like my Dad are probably the reason why people aren't allowed to shoot from the hip anymore!"