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The Mets were down 2-0 in the 1986 World Series until Rowdy Roddy Piper cut this epic promo

Rowdy Roddy Piper's epic Mets motivational speech

The late, great Rowdy Roddy Piper is known as the greatest heel in the history of the WWE. He was a WWE Intercontinental Champion, a World Tag Team Champion with Ric Flair (WOO!) and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame's Class of 2005.

And on Oct. 20, 1986, he was a Mets fan.

Doc Gooden and the '86 Mets had dropped Game 2 of the World Series to the Red Sox at Shea Stadium the night before, and Mets fans were a little worried that the team might see a quick exit from the Fall Classic. But then Piper and the then-WWF rolled into town for a house show at Madison Square Garden. 

Davey Boy Smith took on Gregg "The Hammer" Valentine, The Dynamite Kid squared off against Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, and Piper interviewed Bobby "The Brain" Heenan and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff for his iconic "Piper's Pit" segment.

Piper opened the segment by going full coach Eric Taylor on the Mets fans in attendance, pleading with them to have faith in their Mets and cheer them to a comeback.

"How 'bout them Mets, huh? [Crowd boos.] WAIT A SECOND! WAIT A SECOND! Because they're down two games? This is your home team. HAVE A LITTLE GUTS ABOUT IT! GIVE 'EM A SHOT! [Iconic unintelligible screaming.]

He went on to defend the Mets when Heenan came out trolling the fans by talking up the Red Sox and the two even shook on a friendly little wager as a part of their show.

The Mets won Game 3, 7-1, the next night at Fenway Park. They won Game 4, too. And then, with a little help from a pesky ground ball to first base, came back to win Games 6 and 7 in Queens.


In 1986, the Mets were down two games to none in the World Series with a run differential of -7, then Rowdy Roddy Piper cut that promo at Madison Square Garden. 

In 2015, the Mets find themselves down two games to none in the World Series with a run differential of -7. Guess it's time to rewatch that promo, huh?

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