Piper/Savage match

Roddy Piper did a surprise appearance at a WWF house show in Calgary against Randy Savage in the main event, and the show only drew somewhere between 900 – 2000 people depending on who was counting. That’s kind of mind-blowing considering that should be a dream match.

Uh, but if it was a surprise appearance than nobody knew in advance he was going to be there so they wouldn’t buy the tickets in advance specifically to see that match.

​Yeah, that’s kind of the point. They threw a Piper-Savage match out there without any advertising or putting Piper on TV beforehand to give them an issue. The point wasn’t that Piper should have magically drawn a sellout crowd on word-of-mouth, it’s that WWF shouldn’t have just wasted him like that without any kind of promotion.​