Hogan’s career advice to Piper

On the A&E bio on Roddy Piper, Hogan says years after WM1, he told Piper, “You screwed up man. You could've been one of the richest guys I've ever met, but you wouldn't let me beat you.”

What are your thoughts on this piece of wisdom from the Hulkster?
I know we’re all astonished that Piper survived in the industry after that career killing move.