During an appearance on Wrestling Inc. Daily, Teal Piper recalled sharing a touching moment with WWE legend Chyna, at her father “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s funeral.
While Teal herself admits that she didn’t know Chyna all that well personally, she revealed that the “Ninth Wonder Of The World” enjoyed a close relationship with her father. With Piper reaching out to her a lot in his later years.
“We’ve obviously known her for a while, my dad and her were very close… He reached out to her a lot, especially in later years. When my dad passed, we had this funeral out in Oregon out in the middle of nowhere. Like, you really had to want to get there. She was one of the people who made sure she showed up. She was always super supportive and super loving with me and my siblings. She was just one of the most kind-hearted people I think I’ve ever met. And although I didn’t get a huge chance to meet her, or know her rather, because I had really met her later in her life, my take of her was that she was just a beautiful soul.”
Teal Piper went on to detail how Chyna made sure to make her feel supported and loved, something which meant a lot to her.
“The biggest story I really have about her is when I talked to her at my father’s funeral. I think she gave me the biggest, longest hug of my entire life. Like she just wouldn’t let go, and she wanted me to feel supported, and loved, and was sharing all these sweet, deep thoughts about my dad. At that time, it meant a lot to me because I could tell how much she cared.”
Teal was appearing on the podcast with her fiancé Michael Deimos, where the couple also discussed working for Atomic Revolutionary Wrestling, and getting engaged in the ring at the last ARW show.
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper passed away in 2015 at the age of 61. He is fondly remembered as a one of the best ‘heel’ performers of all time, as well as arguably the greatest wrestler never to win a world championship.