ROH founder and current RF Video owner Rob Feinstein is under fire today after being accused 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's original Facebook post has been deleted, but you can check out a screencap from a parody Gene Okerlund Twitter account:
Spread the word please. This is awful. pic.twitter.com/mRGZXamnC1— Gene Okerlund (@MeanGeneHotline) August 5, 2015
Feinstein responded to the claim, writing:
This past weekend during a convention we attended we traded for a few Roddy Piper autographed art prints. We traded DVD's for the signed art prints during the convention and also purchased unsigned prints from the artist himself. We were informed by the artist that the there wasn't anyway the Roddy Piper signed prints could have been done as they were just released. We would like to apologize for this oversight as we will never purchase or trade for autographs again that we do not see signed ourselves. Unsigned prints are still available for $30.
Early Saturday morning when doors opened at the Monster Mania convention a fan came to us with Roddy Piper signed prints and wanted to work out a trade with us for DVD's. We traded for a few of each of them and I asked the guy where he got the artwork from and he told me the artist was actually set up at the convention. When I went over to the artist I told him that I just saw his pictures and assured him that I would not resell them at the same convention that he was at and that I wanted to purchase what he had in stock. We bought a bunch of different ones up from the artist.I also purchased Undertaker and Hulk Hogan prints from him because they were awesome. I posted the Piper ones last night for sale and quickly found out today by him that they were not real. I took them down and told the artist. We always get everything we sell from talent direct or trade with people that we know are legit. If we were in the business of selling bogus signatures the Hogan and Undertakers would have been up there as well. We still will be selling the pictures that we got from the artist. I apologize for again for the mistake and I should have known not to get them from a fan but now I learned. If anyone has a direct # for Chris please pass it along to me.
Ott and Feinstein then went back and forth on Facebook, you can check out the exchange below: