During one Piper's Pit, Piper insulted Jimmy Snuka's Polynesian heritage and attacked Snuka by smashing him over the head with a coconut.Orndorff was pinned by Hogan when Piper's bodyguard "Cowboy" Bob Orton interfered and mistakenly struck Orndorff instead of Hogan. As part of the storyline, the returning Piper was distressed to find his Piper's Pit segment replaced by The Flower Shop, a segment hosted by Adrian Adonis, who had also hired Piper's former bodyguard Orton.During this time, he made continuous insults directed at the area's Mexican community; he later promised to amend by playing the Mexican national anthem on his bagpipes only to anger the fans further by playing "La Cucaracha" instead, which in turn caused a riot. Piper and Chavo Guerrero faced each other in several matches for the Jules Strongbow Memorial Scientific Trophy.Piper also defeated Chavo for the Americas Heavyweight Title.In Born to Controversy, Piper recalled how during the match he had to keep Mr. T's lack of wrestling ability from being seen by the fans. T's real-life relationship became hostile, leading to the inevitable conclusion that they be put into a feud with one another on-screen. T in a boxing match at Wrestle Mania 2 in 1986, which Piper lost by disqualification after bodyslamming Mr. Following a leave of absence from the WWF, Piper returned as a face, during a TV taping of Championship Wrestling on August 23, 1986 against A. Piper spent weeks crashing Adonis' show and trading insults, leading to a "showdown" between the two segments that ended with Piper being assaulted and humiliated by Adonis, Orton, and Don Muraco, resulting in Piper's face turn.
Piper returned to the Georgia area in the summer of 1983 to aid Tommy Rich during his rivalry with Buzz Sawyer. Piper's feud with Valentine culminated in a dog collar match at the first Starrcade.His musical touring and guest spot credentials include: Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Gary Sinise & Lt.Dan Band, Lonestar, She Daisy, Jars of Clay, Kelly Clarkson, Elton John, and Brian Mc Knight.During the summer of 1982, Piper became a fan favorite after knocking out Don Muraco and Ole Anderson to save broadcast partner Gordon Solie from Muraco, who had grown angry at Solie questioning his tactics. Seeing Solie hurt, Piper unleashed his Scottish fury on Muraco.
In the week that followed, like Achilles avenging Patroklas, he slaughtered villain after villain....
Piper and Guerrero lost the match and faced each other two days later, with Piper defeating Guerrero for the Americas Heavyweight Championship.