If you’re a fan of our Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro column, you recognize that header image. It’s from the infamous “Rowdy Roddy Piper in Alcatraz” vignettes, in which Piper locked himself in an abandoned prison to prepare for Hollywood Hulk Hogan, got weirdly sexual with a pole on a boat and then lost and got his ass kicked.
If it’s still not ringing a bell,
On an episode of Neal Pruitt’s Secrets of WCW Nitro, a podcast I should’ve been a guest on six months before it debuted, the former WCW producer talked about the Piper in Alcatraz segments and revealed a surprising fact about the mast-humping: Hot Rod almost died doing it.
From the podcast, with a transcription hat-tip to 411: