On This Date in WCW History: Roddy Piper defeats Ric Flair for control of the company

Oh, WCW.

In late 1998, Ric Flair had become temporary President of World Championship Wrestling by defeating Eric Bischoff. The title became permanent a few months later after Flair -- with help from "Lil' Naitch" Charles Robinson -- beat Hulk Hogan.

So Flair was President but beyond that, he was a crazy President.

He was stripping down to his boxers inside the ring, he was firing people left and right and he even got sent to a mental hospital where he met the lovely Head Nurse, later to be known as Asya, a mountain of a woman who was previously a bodybuilder. Chyna? Asya? Get it?!

Oh, WCW.

Anyway, in comes Roddy Piper who tells Flair he's completely bonkers and the two have a two for control of the company at Slamboree 1999, which Piper wins thanks to some shenanigans on Bischoff's part which don't really make a whole lot of sense.

Regardless, Flair beat "Hot Rod" the following month -- after some interference from Buff Bagwell -- to regain control so it was all a wash anyway. Piper and Bagwell then feuded. Yes, they really did.

Oh, WCW.


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