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Bruce Prichard Explains Why Roddy Piper Replaced Scott Hall To Face Goldust At WrestleMania 12

January 12, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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During an episode of his Something To Wrestle (transcript via wrestlinginc.com), Bruce Prichard explained why Roddy Piper replaced Scott Hall and faced Goldust at WrestleMania 12…

On The Treason For The Change: “Razor Ramon didn’t want to work with Goldust so Vince [McMahon] said to just cut that match off,” Prichard said. “He didn’t want Razor to ruin WrestleMania. If Razor wasn’t into it he felt that he wasn’t going to give it his all, and them going out and invest all this money into a Street Fight then why do that if he isn’t going to build up the right way?”

On it Working Out For The Best: “Roddy Piper would always credit me for bringing him back and coming up with this idea. It was an idea born out of necessity and not having anything else with him and with Goldust,” Prichard said. “The whole original idea of bringing Roddy Piper back at all was to do something different with Gorilla Monsoon and to have a WrestleMania moment for Roddy Piper. A lot of things lined up; the stars and the moon lined up and we were all elate, especially because whenever you think about letting Roddy or leaving Roddy to his own device things can sometimes get a little hokey and not exactly what you wanted. I thought everybody in that match was phenomenal.”