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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
16 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
18 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Raising Hell in Heaven: A Tribute to ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

A wrestling community still reeling from the passing of the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes was dealt another crushing blow this weekend; the shocking death of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. In the 24 hours that followed the announcement of his passing, the Internet positively blew up with comments from fans, friends and colleagues of the Hot Rod, all paying tribute to one of the industry’s...
Via Fight Booth
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Roddy Piper was as unique as they come, 'the perfect villain'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As I walked into a banquet hall in the Hilton hotel Friday to speak at the annual, NWA Wrestling Legends Fan Fest, I received a message that my friend Rowdy Roddy Piper had unexpectedly died, apparently in his sleep the night before, at age 61.  My speech was immediately erased from my memory.  Every image in my mind was that of "Hot Rod." The notes for my speech...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rowdy Roddy Piper Passes -- Where Is The Justice?

Yes, AlwaysPiper was an iconic pro wrestler, dead of a heart attack at age 61 today.I came to wrestling in my childhood, mostly because no one else in my family liked it at all. I'm the youngest of three, with siblings that are 6 and 7 years older than me, and from age 5 on, we were a single parent household.So I spent most of my formative years alone or trying to be alone, because...
Via Five Tool Tool
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Icon Rowdy Roddy Piper Passes Away at 61

Pro wrestling has lost another legend, arguably the greatest heel of all-time. WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper passed away in his sleep due to cardiac arrest at the age of 61 leaving behind a wife, four children, one grandchild and one hell of a legacy. Piper was one of my all-time favorites and probably the first heel I ever cheered for as a kid watching WWF shows...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper died in his sleep at his home on Friday at the age of 61, according to a report. The wrestling icon was found dead at his Hollywood home, TMZ says. “I am devastated at this news. Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan accuses Gawker of leaking racist rant in new court documents filed

Hulk Hogan is currently embroiled in a feud with Gawker Media that threatens to have far more serious repercussions than any dispute the wrestler had with Rowdy Roddy Piper or Andre the Giant during his celebrated career. Hogan (whose real name is Terry Bollea) had already leveled a $100 million lawsuit against Gawker for publishing clips of a 2012 sex tape he made with the wife...
Via Awful Announcing
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Roddy Piper on Hulk Hogan: ‘Everybody needs to get a life’

Hulk Hogan has been in media headlines for less than a day, and Rowdy Roddy Piper is already sick of all the talk regarding his colleague. Piper joined “The Rich Eisen Show” Friday and was asked about his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Hogan. “My point is that, boy, you guys are sensitive. Hang on....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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