Newly engaged couple Teal Piper and Michael Deimos recently made an appearance on an episode of Wrestling Inc. Daily Podcast, which is hosted by their managing editor Nick Hausman. They talked about their wedding and Ronda Rousey and her husband Travis Browne both training in the ring. Hausman even joked about if the couple would do an in-ring wedding similar to what “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth did. Deimos and fiancé Piper did not rule out the possibility. “Maybe a few shows on down the line,” Deimos went on to say. “Enjoy the honeymoon phase.” Piper responded with “ We’re not ruling that out as an option though.”
Teal Piper had been known for making news headlines after she was spotted training with none other than Ronda Rousey who was a former WWE Raw Women’s Champion. Piper said Rousey helped Deimos with getting the whole engagement arranged and she also helped him pick out a ring for Teal. “She planned with him about the engagement because I had no clue that it was coming. Completely, I had no idea,” Piper revealed. “They were picking out rings and all sorts of stuff. She told me when I sent her the picture. I was like, ‘We got engaged!’ She goes, ‘Girl, make sure you turn that ring around if you’re gonna punch somebody.’”
Hausman made note of how close Rousey was with the Piper family, and Teal Piper discussed training while she had been recovering from her knee injury. She also added by stating they all decided to get together and shake off any ring rust off they had together. “Yeah, that’s obviously how I came in contact with her,” Piper mentioned. “I was out in LA with him. She had moved out to LA. We started just talking after my knee was recovering.” She had gone through many ACL knee surgeries, so she was discussing working on other things during the healing process. “We were just wanting all to get in the ring, get some dust off of us, and train, so we found the one ring in LA that we could find. You gotta keep at it.”
Wrestling fans are anxiously waiting and are wondering if Rousey training in-ring means she could potentially return to the WWE. Piper said Rousey, like many athletes, always likes to keep in shape so she can’t speak on whether Rousey is indeed training for any sort of comeback or not. Deimos revealed that Rousey’s husband, who’s a former UFC Heavyweight Travis Browne, also participated in the in-ring training as well. “I can’t speak on Ronda’s behalf,” Piper admitted. “You’d have to ask her, but she’s always been an athlete, and athletes like to train no matter what, so even if she has something major or just, you know, wants to keep in shape, who knows, but that’s a question for her.”
“He comes in and rolls around with me. He’s another big guy like me, so it’s fun to play around with him in the ring,” Deimos said. “We do a lot of practice matches where it’s me and her vs. Ronda and her husband, so it’s fun.” Teal and Deimos will team up for their first-ever tag-team match together at Atomic Revolutionary Wrestling on February 19th. For more info on that, they ask you to visit ARW on Twitter @WrestlingAtomic.
Teal Piper is the daughter of the late Great wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and if fans remember due to Rousey having a close relationship with the Piper family, when she debuted in WWE she took on the moniker “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey as a tribute to the “Hot Rod,” Roddy Piper.
Credit for these quotes that were used in this article from Teal Piper and Michael Deimos are from their interview with Wrestling Inc. Daily Podcast with host Nick Hausman.
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