Rob Feinstein Issues Statement Regarding Claims That He Forged Roddy Piper Merchandise

As noted earlier, ROH founder and current RF Video owner Rob Feinstein was being accused today of selling forged Roddy Piper merchandise. Feinstein started selling Piper merch on his Facebook page today and was called out by Christopher Ott on Facebook for autographed Piper art that Ott claims was purchased without a signature the day after Piper died. Feinstein sent us the following statement regarding the accusations:


Hey guys what a crazy morning. May I ask a few of you for your help since so many of you are writing to me and telling me they are hearing about this story on several message boards or social media sites. I don't have time to respond to all of these boards because I don't know about half of them. If you see them you have my permission to share what I had stated on my page earlier the truth. Everything is right here for you to use including my messages with Xpac who thankfully saw the situation/trade unfold on Saturday. Feel free to post this and my earlier posts from today including the tweet that XPAC sent out from today.

I actually urge you to repost this where ever this story is up at today.

I also urge anyone to know this Chris Ott guy and tell him to contact me direct as I gave him my number on his machine today and wrote him only to be blocked. How can I communicate with this person when he is unreasonable.

I woke today being accused from this artist Chris Ott that I had signed his Roddy Piper pictures. As soon as I got out of bed I went on my computer and my threads were filled with these hate messages and I was like what is going on. I started to block EVERYONE. I was being accused of selling fake Roddy Piper pictures that I bought from Chris at the convention over the weekend. First of all if you don't know by now, I have been doing this for over 20 years. I have worked with EVERYONE from Hogan, Warrior, The Rock, Piper, Flair, Dusty and everyone in between. I do signings almost every few months. I have done hundreds of signings over the years and I am at shows every weekend. This is my life and how I earn a living. I have never sold anything fake as I don't need to. I have access to these guys all the time. I was working on doing a show with Roddy Piper and Bruce Prichard in Philadelphia this Novemeber so i don't need to fake anything!!!!! Being accused of faking a signature is a serious accusation especially when it's with my favorite of all time.

On Saturday morning I was wearing my Hot Rod shirt and a fan came up to me and wanted to trade his signed Piper pictures for DVD's I jumped at the chance for these pictures and I gave the guy a stack of DVD's. I asked him where he got the pictures because I wanted more and he told me the guy was actually there selling them. I figured they were already signed at this guys booth since this guy had them. KEEP IN MIND RODDY PIPER WAS AT MONSTER MANIA recently so I figured the guy got a bunch signed for himself and was selling them. I went to the guys booth and he was not there yet. I came back a hour later and he was set up with his some girl. I quickly asked him if he had anymore Piper pictures and he told me he had some and I saw they were not signed and I still wanted them. I also bought They Live pictures from Chris which I have seen there before at his stand and I bought a cool Hogan and Undertake picture. My friend pointed out that we could get Undertaker to sign them in Chicago. I send pictures to our people to get stuff signed all the time at different places. I bought everything that Chris had for Roddy and a few of the other ones as well. If I wanted to fake signatures, I would have signed Hogan and Taker too but guess what, never did that either. As I was paying Chris he said to me, didn't I meet you somewhere before. As it turns out, Chris was set up at a NY Wizard World that I was at selling Roddy Piper shirts that he made. I never bought them from him at the time but I loved his work.

So today when I woke up and was attacked on my Facebook page I blocked everyone. I even blocked Chris and unblocked him when I realized he was the actual artist. I went on the defense and tried to talk to him. I told him that I had signed Piper pictures forever and I was talking about the other ones that I posted and not his. He would not listen to me and blocked me. I tried to contact the girl that was with him and had no luck. I got his phone number and left him a message. I even called him back and than he blocked my calls too. This guy is spreading so many lies and talking s–t on me when he won't even be a man and talk to me on the phone.

So than a miracle happened. I started getting tons of tweets and text messages and emails like WTF did you do? I was explaining what happened to everyone and than XPAC who was my guest with Ted Dibase and Ron Simmons texted me and asked me what was going on. Everyone heard about it because there are many jealous people out there and haters that want to always try to ruin my name. They jump on any thing that they can. Xpac than asked me the deal with what was going on with the Piper pictures. I told him what happened and than he told me that he saw the guy and saw the pictures that I got from the guy. He was there for the entire trade and saw the guy and everything. He has no reason to stick up for me if I was doing this to anyone in the business especially Roddy. No wrestler would stick up for anyone doing this.

After Xpac came forward I let everyone know that I was smeared by this guy who has yet to contact me. I will ask again for Chris to contact me. You have spread so many lies today about this entire deal that the least you can do is call me.
I ask any of you that have contacted me today or read on boards about this incident to post this entire thread unedited. I don't have time to do so nor am I going to get into a war of words with trolls that were not there or don't have the facts on Saturday. So again Chris call me and talk to me on the phone. You owe me an apology without any yelling or screaming lets talk.

This will be my final follow up on the news that came up today and the smear campaign that followed. As I earlier stated we were approached by a fan who offered us a trade for signed Roddy Piper art prints. Me being the Roddy Piper fan I am perhaps rushed to hastily into this deal but I made the trade for a stack of DVD's. It wasn't until the artist who did the prints pointed out that they were recent additions to his collection and could not have been real. I was just contac ted by Sean Waltman who saw the story on facebook and witnessed the entire trade. Sean Waltman saw the deal and saw the guy who traded us the autographs. He was in his late 20's Caucasian, and aprox 5ft 8', X-pac recalls the merchandise behind his table after we received it. I admit I made a mistake in taking a fans word for items being genuine and have learned a valuable lesson . A big thank you to sean waltman for vindicating me as a life long Roddy Piper fan the insinuation that I would do anything to tarnish his memory would haunt me forever.