OJ Simpson and Roddy Piper – The Match That Almost Was

In 1996, we almost got OJ Simpson vs. Roddy Piper at WrestleMania. Here is how it all came close to going down.

How It Was Proposed "The original plan was for OJ to have a match at WrestleMania against the Hot Rod. I remember calling Roddy and pitching Roddy the idea, which he was for.

We had had preliminary talks with OJ Simpson’s people, who, at that point, were looking for anything that had a paycheck attached to it.

"The end game to that was going to be the one-off and have Piper beat the s*** out of OJ Simpson at WrestleMania in Anaheim, California."

Despite Roddy Piper being positioned as the good guy beating up OJ, this idea soon took an unexpected turn...

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