Someone Bought This: This is a dream matchup?

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Wrestling Superstars magazine Steve Austin Roddy Piper dream match

I stumbled onto this wrestling magazine from the late 90’s and the cover made me laugh.

Roddy Piper Vs. Steve Austin is a dream match?

Who thought this was a dream match?!

manmountainrock

Yeah, I don’t know either, Mr. Mountain Rock!

“Revenge”?

Revenge for what?!

Did Steve steal Roddy’s newspaper?

Did Roddy let his dog poop on Steve’s lawn?

Inquiring minds want to know!

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12 Responses to "Someone Bought This: This is a dream matchup?"
  1. Thomas says:

    Roddy’s photo looks like he was talked into taking a photo with someone at a bar and did it just so they would leave him alone.

  2. The Doctor of Style says:

    Roddy wants revenge because he had the trendy goatee first, but Austin is the one who rode it to the championship.

    Although, Austin’s facial hair is looking a bit more Frenchy Martin there on that cover.

  3. The Scanian Maniac says:

    Because they could talk people into seats and are often compared?

    Wasn’t that in mind at Wrestlemania 21:

  4. John C says:

    The REVENGE! part must have been Piper being upset that someone in a video store knocked all of his direct to videos off the shelf to put up all of Austin’s direct to video movies. Or Piper is jealous that Stone Cold’s podcast is better than his podcast. I have to go with Ricky Morton vs Robert Gibson Wrestling Superstars Dream Match as my favorite issue and then Great American Bash ’91 riuined that for me forever.

    • Darryl Stewart says:

      I seem to recall the 1989 one with Hogan/Steamboat Vs. Savage/Flair was pretty good. Didn’t they do a Hawk Vs. Animal one at one point? I wonder if there’s a website that lists all of them. As for the revenge part of this Dream Match, assuming it wasn’t alluding to something in the story itself, maybe Austin thought he’d have had a higher-profile match at Mania 12 if Piper hadn’t used up so many segments/time with the Backlot Brawl?

      • Dave says:

        What made those “Dream Match” articles so bizarre is that they still treated wrestling like it was entirely shoot, and therefore the violence would be real and quite graphic. I recall a Hulk Hogan vs. Lex Luger one, circa 1989 or 1990, which began when Lex interrupted a press conference of Hogan’s and broke his nose by slamming his head into the table. It vividly describes the blood dripping down Hogan’s nose onto a plate of croissants…

  5. Alexandru says:

    Dream match? yeah not so much as what people want to see is a past his prime 80’s star wrestling a top 90’s guy haha. Doesn’t help these two have zero history together, sadly in today’s incredibly lazy booking era a wrestler having another wrestler’s dog poop on his lawn probably would lead to a 4 month feud featuring the same match at every PPV (maybe that’s why Del-Rio/Sheamus feuded for what seemed like an eternity).

  6. Matt Soileau says:

    Some of these magazines were horrid.

  7. Jay91 says:

    I think you guys are missing the point. I doubt anyone would want to see a Piper/Austin in 1997/1998/1999. I doubt that this is what the article in the mag was about. But Piper in his prime kinda was the Austin of his time. I can see why someone think that Austin in his pime Vs Piper in his prime would be a dream match. The same way that some people might think Flair Vs Buddy Rogers would be a dream match.

  8. Thomas Moffatt says:

    Even Wrestlecrap has acknowledged that SCSA and RRP were two guys who made you want to watch WWE in their day – to guys who could put butts on seats with a lot of ease…

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