Dr. David Schultz Discusses Possibly Replacing Roddy Piper Against Hulk Hogan

Dr. David Schultz was recently a guest on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast. You can check out the full podcast at this link, and submitted highlights courtesy of the Two Man Power Trip below.

Getting the chance to write this book and tell his story:

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“I tried to do a book several years ago and Vince McMahon jumped all over it and told all the writers, production companies and all that if you do his book you will never do another book for me. He does do wrestling books (not that they are true wrestling books) but he does do wrestling books. This book is absolutely true. I had to leave a lot of things out of it that if I had put McMahon's name and other scrupulous characters in there and their habits and the things that they do it would be stopped again so we kept them out of it basically and didn't want to talk about them because we figured there is enough stuff there to do another book if we decide to do it."

Would he have taken Roddy Piper’s place opposing Hulk Hogan had he stayed in the WWF because of his friendship with the Hulkster:


"Hogan and me was a good team. Now Piper, you take a man and put him on TV and give him 15-20 minuets a day to talk and everybody sees him on TV people are going to like him. As far as I'm concerned Roddy Piper was not a wrestler. He wasn't even a good worker as far as I'm concerned. If he had to go out and work his way to the top and not have good friends like Jim Barnett and different people that he worked with or for and McMahon, McMahon liked the boy a lot. But he was okay with me and I'm not saying he wasn't a nice guy he just wasn't a tough guy and he didn't know how to wrestle and he didn't know how to fight but he could entertain you with his mouth because they gave him 20 minuets a day on TV and if you are seen 20 minuets a day just about every time the TV comes on with wrestling you become a top guy."


"I got on a top spot because of what I could do and what I said and what I talked about and how I did what I said I was going to do. As far as Hogan, like I've said we were good friends and Vince told him you either pick David or me and of course he went with him and he never spoke to me after that and I haven't talked to him since then. He did his own thing with Vince and Vince told him don't talk to nobody and they had him in separate dressing rooms. The guy couldn't even dress in the same dressing room as other wrestlers. Vince didn't want him to associate with nobody so I don't what the cause of that was but I guess it worked and he made a lot of money, had a lot of enemies, didn't make many friends I don't think but everybody wanted to be around him because of who he was."

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