ASK WV (3/03/04): Piper, Mad Dog Vachon, David Schultz, Pillman and More

Reported by Paul Nemer of
On Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at 3:37 PM EST

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The following questions were answered by Paul Nemer.

Why did Rowdy Roddy Piper paint half his body black at WrestleMania 6 against Bad News Brown?

He wanted to represent... interconnect black and white people. It was just a storyline to further provoke Bad News Brown. There is a funny story after that though. He tried everything to take the paint off after the match and it wouldn't come off until the next day or so.

What happened To Mad Dog Vachon's Leg?

In October on 1987, Vachon was jogging near his house in Iowa and a car hit him. It was a hit and run. As a results, Vachon's leg had to be amputated.

What was Brian Pillman's finishing maneuver?

He never really had a solid finishing move. He certainly had more than one though. At one point he had the Flying Crossbody, where he would do a crossbody off the top rope into a pinning maneuver. He also had his "Air Pillman" finishing move, which was a springboard clothesline.

On the WWE's "by the numbers" its says that the No. 30 entrant has never won the Royal Rumble, however this is untold isn't it? Shawn micheals entered the Rumble in 1996 at no. 30 and won, in fact he went to WM XII and won the gold. Can you clear this up for me?

No one has entered the Rumble at #30 and won it. In 1996, Shawn Michaels was the 18th entrant into the Rumble.

When I was young, growing up in the Calgary area, the wrestler David Schultz, or Dr. D was quite popular here. I am wondering if Dr. D is alive and well, and also if there is any truth to the rumor that Vince McMahon had him rough up John Stossel. Was Dr. D blackballed for slapping John Stossel?

David Schultz is alive and well. As a matter of fact, he'd been out of wrestling since the mid 80's and made an appearance in December of 2003 at FanSlam in New Jersey. Schultz did beat up the reporter, John Stossel. I believe Tossel questioned wrestling and how real it was. Schultz claimed that Vince McMahon told him to do it. Because of that comment, David Schultz was fired by Vince McMahon. Back to John Tossel, he successfully sued the company for $250,000 plus, not sure of the exact amount.

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