Roddy Piper says WWE does good things for wrestlers, but the wrestlers needs a union
Roddy Piper continued to sing the praises of The Wrestler during an interview with Slam Wrestling. "You know, wrestling today really just means the WWE, and they're the only ones that could afford to do something like this," Piper said. "The WWE have done some wonderful things for wrestlers. But we can't keep on dying. The wrestlers give their hearts -- they give the best part of their lives. So as the success goes on, why aren't they being taken care of?"
"My generation and the generation before me -- these guys today shouldn't have to go through what we went through. They've got masseurs and therapists now, whereas to save money on the road, we would've ordered old pizza if we could. So we've taken the pain. I just think, 'C'mon guys, if it's a billion-dollar business, which it is, give it (a union) to them.' But wrestlers are afraid for their jobs, so it's probably only going to be pressure from the public that makes it happen." To read the full story, visit Slam Wrestling.
Powell's POV: Piper has remained consistent in his comments regarding a need for unionization even at times when he collects a paycheck from WWE. It would be easy for him to soften his stance as other veterans have done while working for WWE, but I give him credit for not wavering.
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