He was also close to former tag partner Sean O'Hairewho died September 8, As part of the storyline, the returning Piper blackjack billy soundcloud distressed to find his Piper's Pit segment replaced by The Flower Shop, a segment hosted by Adrian Adoniswho had also hired Piper's former bodyguard Orton.
He attended West Warwick High Schoolwhere he earned all-state honors in basketball. Before one match, Freddie Blassie stuffed Piper's bagpipes with toilet paper, so they would not play in front of the Garden crowd. On the February 21, edition of SmackDown!
Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion — [ edit ] InPiper returned from a two-year hiatus. Palumbo became known simply as Chuck, and he bleached his hair blond to match Gunn's.
Simpson "low-speed" chase from two years prior. Morton and George M. As a young man, he became proficient in playing the bagpipesthough he repeatedly stated that he was unsure exactly where he picked them up.
He made his return playing the bagpipes at SummerSlam. On July 6,Palumbo made his SmackDown! Just before they tied the knot, however, they revealed that the entire ordeal was a publicity stuntand both characters disavowed their on-screen homosexuality. His new gimmick started off usually losing matches but began to rise on Heat, defeating the likes of The HurricaneBlackjack billy soundcloudVal Venis and Stevie Richards.
However the feud would continue until March with Piper winning the majority of their matches throughout including a win over Bobby Heenan. He attended Windsor Park Collegiate. Brown would go on to mock Piper for wearing a "skirt".
Professional wrestling career[ edit ] World Championship Wrestling[ edit ] Training and undercard — [ edit ] Palumbo began his career in on the independent circuit, using a surfer gimmick and the ring name "The Dude". On the October 31, airing of Heat, Palumbo had his most high-profile match on the Raw brand when he faced former World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoitbut was defeated.
Piper's feud with Valentine culminated in a dog collar match at the first Starrcade. The feud was heavily promoted on TV and Piper would face Rude in many matches throughout the house show tours, including team fortress 2 melee slot token cage and lumberjack matches. Piper's Pit interview segments were considered innovative, especially in an atmosphere where only the people like the world champion got to talk, and the wrestlers were the interviewees—never the interviewers.
After a beating at the hands of Rikishi, Nunzio threatened to bring in his "family" in order to gain revenge. Billy was injured in early Octoberand Chuck worked on Velocity for a few months using his original ring name Chuck Palumbo once again. Page won the match for his team. He won the Golden Gloves boxing championship.
In particular, he helped power the success of the first WrestleMania: He also teamed with Konnan in World Wrestling Association. For the second season the show was renamed Rusted Development. Piper would gain several more victories against Dibiase that month, and also against Randy Savage in June.
Piper returned to the Georgia area in the summer of to aid Tommy Rich during his rivalry with Buzz Sawyer.