Easily the most stunning omission from WWE 2K14 roster when it came to the “30 Years of Wrestlemania” feature was the omission of Rowdy Roddy Piper. The Rowdy one himself sent out a tweet on Aug. 18 questioning the logic of leaving him out of the game.
“No Roddy Piper in 30 yrs of WM? Then it's not 30 yrs of WM!,” Piper tweeted.
Piper is currently under contract to the WWE in their legend’s deal, so there doesn’t seem to be a reason to omit him, especially since names like The Ultimate Warrior, Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan are in it. To recap, Ultimate Warrior has had a poor relationship for years, Savage is still not in the WWE Hall of Fame, and Hogan works for a competitor in TNA Impact Wrestling.
Piper, on the other hand, has been on WWE TV more recently than any of those names.
The WWE 2K14 “30 Years of Wrestlemania” feature will allow players to play through the biggest moments in Wrestlemania history. Piper was in the main event of the first Wrestlemania, teaming with Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff to fight Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. He was in the co-main event of Wrestlemania II, when he fought Mr. T in a boxing match. At Wrestlemania III, he had a hair vs. hair match with Adorable Adrian Adonis and at Wrestlemania 8, he fought Bret Hart in one of the better Intercontinental title matches in Wrestlemania history.
Piper also held the infamous Piper’s Pit with Morton Downey Jr. at Wrestlemania V, fought Bad News Brown at Wrestlemania VI, played the role of a corner-man at Wrestlemania VII, refereed the Bret Hart vs. Yokozuna match at Wrestlemania X, fought Goldust at Wrestlemania XII, and brought back Piper’s Pit at Wrestlemania 21 with guest Stone Cold Steve Austin as his guest.
Based on the first two Wrestlemania events and the match with Bret Hart, there is no reason that Rowdy Roddy Piper is not on the WWE 2K14 roster for the “30 Years of Wrestlemania” feature.