A Rowdy Return

April 2, 1989

After filming several movies, Piper makes his return to WWE at WrestleMania V, welcoming controversial talk show host Morton Downey, Jr. into “Piper’s Pit.” Hot Rod is quickly fed up with Downey blowing cigarette smoke in his face, despite requests that he stop. Piper finds a way to shut the loudmouth up and put out his cigarette, dousing him with a fire extinguisher and showing the WWE Universe that he is still “Rowdy.”

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