February 25, 2021
On February 23, 1997, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper escaped Alcatraz.
In preparation for his World Title bout against Hollywood Hulk Hogan at the Cow Palace, Piper voluntarily checked himself into the former federal prison for seven days. Needless to say, he was ready for a fight as we could see at the beginning of the show.
Join Nick Piccone and Vaughn Johnson as the duo takes another deep dive into WCW's February 1997 pay-per-view, SuperBrawl VII. Hogan and Piper would headline the show in a rematch of their Starrcade 1996 encounter, where Piper won a non-title bout with a sleeper hold. The ending of this one would provide us a new member of the nWo.
There were also many good things on this show, which I "accidentally" ordered on pay-per-view. I never did check to see or ask my parents if it was on the cable bill, but I do remember not ordering it myself. But I was able to watch it live and didn't even think to tape it. Unbelievable.
But before all that, we discuss Paul Wight signing with All Elite Wrestling in what I consider to be the most surprising of the WWE-to-AEW moves thus far.
You can listen to the entire episode below!
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