- Arda Ocal sent in the following:
Arda Ocal (@Arda_Ocal) of The Score Television Network had a chance to chat with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper on the set of Piper’s Pit. Highlights of Part 2:
Piper brings in his son, Colt Toombs, to talk about his amateur MMA career and why he originally chose MMA over professional wrestling.
“Pro wrestling was my first love and it was what I watched growing up with him, but as soon as I could walk, he’s (Piper) has had me in martial arts. After high school, I had the opportunity to train some MMA and I had a couple of amateur fights. I really loved it and I just kept going with it. Due to the martial arts that he put me in, I was kind of good at it and it kind of just fell into place.
Toombs discusses a possible move over to professional wrestling.
“I’ve watched it growing up. I absolutely love it and I would definitely give it a try. I just haven’t quite gotten there yet.”
Piper talks about how he would react if his son wanted to try out professional wrestling
“Do I train him or do I let him go and get trained on his own? I don’t know the answer to that. I’m not going to lead him astray and say ‘you’re doing great’ when really you should go get a job. You can be a good MMA guy and a lousy wrestler. There is something that’s got to come out of you special. That scares me (training Toombs).”
Piper talks about his desire for one more match and what that match would be
“I want one more fight for my career. I thought I would just fight the champion. I could get in shape one more time for one more good one. But doing a tag team, his (Toombs) first fight and my last, I’d consider that.”
Talks about his son standing his ground when approached by Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff in WCW.
You can watch part 2 of the interview embedded in the video below: