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WWE: Vince McMahon Has Fit Over Roddy Piper

Additional Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Vince McMahon blew a gasket the other day relating to something "Rowdy" Roddy Piper recently said at a G.I. Joe convention. Raw writer Brian Gewirtz told him that Roddy Piper had gone to a convention and told fans that he was probably going to be one of the choices for guest referee at Cyber Sunday. Gewirtz found out about Piper’s comments because they were posted online. Upon hearing about this, Vince immediately axed Piper from Cyber Sunday. McMahon then buried him and said they wouldn’t be putting him on the list for storyline ideas in the foreseeable future. Although, it should be noted that they were running commercials for Cyber Sunday in Canada as early as Labor Day weekend, and they listed a Raw title match with Roddy Piper, Steve Austin, and Mick Foley as possible special guest referees. Apparently, nobody cleared that with Vince. The new commercial now features JBL in place of Piper.