Goldust Discusses The Inner Workings Of His Wrestlemania XII Backlot Brawl Against Roddy Piper

Goldust was a recent guest on “Inside the Ropes”. During the interview, he discussed his infamous “Backlot Brawl” against Rowdy Roddy Piper at Wrestlemania XII. Goldust called the match his “Wrestlemania Moment” and discussed some of the craziness that went on during the match. Here are the highlights:

On What Happened Behind The Scenes:

Vince went out and bought a brand new white Bronco, just like OJ Simpson had. Same year, same color, all that stuff. Then, he got me an old piece of shit Cadillac and spray painted it gold. I’m not to get any offense in, at all. This is all Roddy kicking my ass. The only piece of offense I get is a nut shot, then I get in the card and drive off. And when I drive off, I clip the Bronco. It didn’t work like that. To start, I pull around the corner and there’s Roddy with the bat. He drops the bat and pulls up this big firehose and starts squirting me, like that’s gonna stop the car, right? But it does. He picks up the bat and bashes in the window. Glass went everywhere and he cut his hand. I climbed out the other side and he commenced kicking my ass. For real. He hit me a couple of times with the bat. He threw me into this dumpster and it did not budge. I banged my head so hard that I had a concussion. Vince didn’t want any blood. I talked to Roddy beforehand and said, ‘I want you to bust me open hardway.’ He said, ‘Sure. No problem.’ He hits me square in the forehead, not the eye. There’s no blood, nothing. I’m like, ‘do it again.’ You can see on the second shot when he hit me in the same spot, he broke his hand. I got a concussion, he’s got a broken hand. I’m pissed that I don’t have any blood.”

I nut shot him, jump in my car, and I’m revving up the engine. One of the other things we talked about was, he’s going to move out of the way as I drive past him and I clip his Bronco. I’m waiting for him to move — I’m not driving too fast, maybe 10-15 MPH — I’m driving and he’s not moving. He’s not moving and his knee just buckles on the car. He grabs the hood and I’m looking at him and I’m like, ‘I just killed Roddy Piper.’

On Piper Almost Killing Him:

He’s supposed to give me a three-second head start and I bust through the barricade and go down the ramp. They give me the cue and Roddy is supposed to wait three seconds because he’s supposed to bump into my door. It didn’t work like that. They give me the cue to go, I bust through the barricade, and he doesn’t wait three seconds. He’s so close that I pushed the door open and it slammed. He would have killed me. He rammed into the side of the door and I crawled out the other side.

On The Rationale Behind The Finish:

Vince McMahon didn’t want Piper to win the Intercontinental Title, nor did he want me dropping the title. Icame up with the plan to have Piper strip me to reveal that I was wearing women’s lingerie. This would allow me to escape and thus end the match without anyone having to officially lose.

You can listen to the full interview below:

Credit: Inside the Ropes. H/T


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