SD Jones vs. Roddy Piper
This match is from the 3/31/84 episode of Championship Wrestling. Piper stalls and takes off his kilt, which had the crowd taunting him loudly. He starts by shaking hands and using clean breaks, in a very insincere manner. It was pretty funny, actually. Piper then clocks SD after teasing another clean break. SD manages a sunset flip for two but Piper goes to work on the neck. SD makes a comeback as the crowd goes crazy. He catches his foot and hits an atomic drop and the crowd is insane right now as Piper is staggering all over the place. SD then ducks his head and Piper hits him with a swinging neckbreaker for the win (4:43).
Thoughts: Not bad at all. The wrestling wasn’t much but Piper really could work the crowd. He had the crowd go nuts for SD Jones.
After the match is shown, Piper is laughing and said that he once made a mistake, stating he thought he was wrong once but it turned out that he was right. Vince then asks Piper if he can play the bagpipes as Piper, who is obviously lying, says that he can but he left his at home. After a lot of stalling, he eventually plays. The segment wasn’t much but Piper did what he could to make it entertaining.
They then show the bagpipers playing as Piper calls himself a “One Man Band.” He then says that he is a “Legend Killer” as he killed the legend of Jimmy Snuka. He laughs as Vince warns the viewers about the upcoming clip as they replay Piper attacking Snuka on Piper’s Pit. Vince calls the clip disgusting as Piper says that Snuka was an idiot who rambled on and he was lucky that he didn’t get hurt more than he did. Hayes calls Piper a man without dignity and that sets Piper off. He yells and screams before slapping Hayes across the face and storming off the set.
Next is the “WWF Review” segment with features a clip of a match between the Fabulous Moolah vs. Penny Mitchell.
After the break, the camera zooms in on the face of Hayes, showing the mark left on his face after getting slapped by Piper. He once again calls Piper a man without dignity and looks devastated as the camera shows Vince laughing before plugging Andre the Giant’s appearance on next week’s show.
Final Thoughts: The show wasn’t bad. They set up two feuds (Piper/Snuka and Tito/Valentine) as well as plug the MSG match between Moolah and Richter. The Garea and Bastien segments were a waste of time but the show didn’t drag on too much as this show could really be a chore to watch for two hours. Piper was hilarious and did an awesome job in his lengthy segment, which was the highlight of the night.