RODDY PIPER NEWS

ICYMI: 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper and Bill Golberg on the It's Time podcast

Professional wrestling is a rough way to make a living, and as such it's filled with some incredibly gritty men and women. Not all of those tough guys and gals in wrasslin' know how to really mix it up in a real fight or "shoot," however. On the latest It's Time podcast with Bruce Buffer episode, two great archived conversations are featured with two legit entertainers who were never...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart turns heel; WWE SummerSlam ends in controversy

  "Just when they think they got the answers, I change the questions." -- the late Roddy Piper SummerSlam on Sunday night in Brooklyn wasn't meant to be a tribute to Piper. However, one could argue that the results were a subconscious homage to the WWE Hall of Famer. First, Jon Stewart, fresh from 16 years as host of "The Daily Show," turned heel on John Cena. Yes, Stewart turned...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: WWE WrestleMania coming to Minneapolis, DDP remembers Roddy Piper, SummerSlam notes and more

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. WrestleMania may be coming to Minneapolis. A hype video for the U.S. Bank Stadium, which opens in September 2016, teased major events and mentioned the Super Bowl of pro wrestling. Minneapolis...
Via Between The Ropes
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy Piper Deserved Better From The WWE

Roddy Piper was a pro wrestling legend, a true icon in WWE history. Yet Piper has received less respect from the WWE since his passing than several recent colleagues from the company in a final act of disrespect and shame from the CEO. Roddy Piper passed away over a week ago to the shock and sadness of many in and out of the pro wrestling world. Whether you were an avid watcher...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye Roddy Piper

10:30 a.m. August 11. I woke up to pay my respects to Rowdy Roddy Piper who passed away last week on July 31. His family invited fans to take part of a moment of silence so we could feel as if we took part of the private funeral service at that moment. It was an endearing and loving gesture; one I have no doubt Roddy would have loved. But even as I took a part of this moment...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper's family asks for moment of silence

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The family of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper is asking fans to observe a moment of silence. The kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania died of cardiac arrest on July 31 at his California home. He was 61. His family is holding a private funeral Tuesday in the Portland, Oregon, area, where he maintained a home. They ask fans around the world to join them...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper fans asked to observe moment of silence

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The family of ''Rowdy'' Roddy Piper is asking fans to observe a moment of silence. The kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania died of cardiac arrest on July 31 at his California home. He was 61. His family is holding a private funeral Tuesday in the Portland, Oregon, area, where he maintained a home. They ask fans around the world to join...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: The Submission Sorority gets a new name, Dusty Rhodes tribute at the Emmy awards, plus more links

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you! WWE “Rowdy” Roddy Piper is in the trailer for Table for Three, a new WWE Network series in which legends tell stories. Here, he’s with “Mean” Gene Okerlund and “Mr. Wonderful”...
Via Between The Ropes
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE’s ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper Predicted He’d Die Before Age 65 (Video)

WWE wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper passed away last week at the age of 61. He died in his sleep, his spokesperson told TMZ. Piper previously had admitted to abusing alcohol, cocaine, painkillers and steroids for over 20 years, and in a documentary with HBO Sports, predicted he’d never live to see 65. Talking about life as a wrestler, he brought up the fame and fortune...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Monday Night RAW Review: August 3, 2015

WWE RAW Opening Segment: Monday Night RAW kicked off with the entire roster gathered on the stage as the WWE gave the late, great Roddy “Rowdy” Piper a ten bell salute and played a video package in his honor. It was a nice gesture to Piper’s family and very touching. After the tribute finished, Seth Rollins made his way down to the ring and began making excuses on why...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Late Night Tribe, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Summer Reading: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. Rather disparate topics today. I trust your July ended well and that you’re enjoying the sunny days of early August. I’m a bit sleepy this morning. I got caught up in the Indians-Angels game last night, which went 12 innings, lasted over three and a half hours, and wrapped up around 1:30 a.m. Eastern time. Carlos Carrasco went nine shutout innings...
Via Waiting For Next Year
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper tributes continue, New Day channels 2 Live Crew, WWE signs young fan and more

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you.   “Rowdy” Roddy Piper A private memorial service is set for August 17 at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. [Wrestling Observer] The Masked Man writes an obit for “Hot Rod.” [Grantland...
Via Between The Ropes
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE: Remembering Roddy Piper

Roderick Toombs was larger than life. No one ever questioned Piper’s size. Even billed at six feet, and battling the likes of the overhyped Hulk Hogan or the under-appreciated Dustin Rhodes; even in the New York office that has looked to big, strong men, and bigger heels, since the 1960’s; even when his mouth …. Well, that’s foolish, since Rowdy Roddy always got into trouble...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

MSG Paid Tribute to Roddy Piper

MSG paid tribute to Roddy Piper last night. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper - one of the all-time great performers @TheGarden and friend to us all. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/tDI37tGsDf— MSG (@TheGarden) August 3, 2015Sweet.[Extra Mustard]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy Piper: This is How I Remember Hot Rod

A friend of mine sent me a picture of Randy Savage, Dusty Rhodes and the Ultimate Warrior welcoming Roddy Piper into the gates of heaven. I could not help but stop for a moment and bite my lip. As a wrestling purest, the business lost one of the best to ever put on a pair of boots. The fact his death comes so unexpectedly and amid a time where he was dropped by the WWE and after...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Pays Tribute To ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper With Emotional Video To Open ‘RAW’

Professional wrestling lost a legend last week when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died at age 61. “Hot Rod” died of cardiac arrest in his sleep Friday, sending the all too familiar feeling of sadness through the wrestling world over a big name gone way too soon. WWE returned to live TV on Monday night for “WWE RAW,” and the show started, fittingly, with a tribute to Piper. As “RAW”...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering “Rowdy” Roddy Piper – A True Icon

I know this is a few days late, but I had trouble finding words to describe what I felt when I heard that Roderick Toombs, best known as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, legendary professional wrestler and world-class personality, had died at age 61 on Friday at his home in Hollywood, California. I was on the MAX, having just gotten off work and heading to a card shop to play Magic: The...
Via Oregon Sports News
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE aired tribute to Roddy Piper on Monday Night Raw

Before Raw, WWE honors the life and career of one of the most iconic Superstars in history, WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: WWE pays tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, final Piper’s Pit video, Ryback recovering and more links

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper WWE put together a beautiful tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Madison Square Garden gets it right. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper – one of the all-time great performers...
Via Between The Ropes
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Honors Late Roddy Piper

Before tonight’s episode of Raw, the WWE joined forces to honor life and career of one of the most iconic Superstars in history, WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Piper died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood last week. Roddy is survived by his wife Kitty and their 4 kids — including 3 daughters and son Colton who’s pursuing a career in professional...
Via BadCulture
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Superfly Snuka diagnosed with stomach cancer

There is bad news to share about another wrestling icon. The same day Rowdy Roddy Piper was found dead, Jimmy Superfly Snuka was released after undergoing surgery for stomach cancer. Snuka’s wife, Carole, joined Bill Apter for a video interview published on YouTube Sunday. In the interview, Carole read a statement of support to Piper...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE pays tribute to "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (Video)

On Friday, pro wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper passed away in his sleep at the age of 61. On Monday Night Raw, the WWE paid a fitting tribute to the life and career of one of the most entertaining villians in their history. We pay tribute to @WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. #ThankYouRoddy #RAW #HotRod http://t.co/71fQ3Lowah— WWE (@WWE) August 4, 2015H/T SportsGrid...
Via Holdout Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: WWE’s beautiful tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

“You don’t throw rocks at a man with a machine gun” It’s been three days since the wrestling world was rocked with the news of WWE Legend Roddy Piper’s sudden passing. It was expected that the WWE would honor the Hall of Fame superstar on Monday Night Raw and I was expecting every bit of emotion that did run through me to do exactly that. Much like with Dusty Rhodes’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling Fix: Ronda Rousey dedicates win to Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka battling cancer, Hulk Hogan poses with Mike Tyson

Enjoy what we do? Support Between the Ropes on Patreon! Your generous donation will help keep our lights on, and make it possible for us to do even more! Wrestling fans everywhere will thank you. WWERonda Rousey dedicated her victory Saturday to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. It’s touching to see Rousey honor Piper after her win. Touching speech by the champ following another AMAZING...
Via Between The Ropes
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ric Flair comments on passing of Roddy Piper

The professional wrestling world lost one of the greats on Friday when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper passed away at age 61, and one man who is really feeling the loss is Piper’s fellow WWE Hall of Famer and former wrestling great Ric Flair. Speaking to TMZ, Flair offered his own comments on his longtime friend and former rival’s death. And his words, though few, will hit you square...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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