Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

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Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by GooberBM » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:20 pm

Well...fuck
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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by LondonChick62 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:38 pm

Only 61. Damn, all the legends are departing left and right.

RIP Hot Rod. :(

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Post by SCXiao » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:45 pm

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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by Big slim » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:18 pm

Its weird, remember being a kid and thinking people in their 60s were old, but as you aged you realized how young 60 is. Dang, once again as wrestling fans we must mourn the lose of another legend. RIP to The Rowdy One.
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Post by El Canuck » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:43 pm

I had the honour of being on a show with Roddy when I was refereeing here in Newfoundland. The man was nothing short of a gentleman and he was one of the most kind, humble and pleasant people I have ever met not only in wrestling, but in any capacity.
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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by Little Jimmy » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:02 pm

Terrible, unexpected death. Piper was quite active too, running his podcast and what not. He will be greatly missed as one of the greatest promo men of all time, among many other things.
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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by yerktekredneck » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:28 pm

Wow...speechless. :(

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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by Big slim » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:53 pm

Someone on my Facebook mentioned how Piper was a forerunner of The Rock. Both being extremely charismatic and both being pretty accomplished athletes outside of wrestling, Rocky as a College (American) Football National Champion and Piper being a Golden Golves boxer. Plus Piper had some acting chops as well.
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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by stigsyv1 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:09 am

One of the, if not the greatest guys on the mic. He could do it all and was one of the greatest heels in the business. Rip rowdy heaven has just received a legend
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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by AndyF1069 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:36 am

61 is no age at all for anyone to pass at. There's a tiny bit of comfort in knowing it was of natural causes, but still the thought in the back of the mind of the natural causes being sped up by his wild days as a wrestler.

I'm too young to have seen any of his stuff in his prime, but even in modern times he was able to be impactful, just on the microphone. One segment that always comes to mind when I think of Roddy is when John Cena was part of Nexus. Wade Barret had a championship match against Randy Orton and Cena was the guest referee. If Wade lost the match, then Cena would be fired.

Piper got Cena in the ring to address the situation.

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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by Big slim » Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:28 pm

Piper had a great touch for Comedy as well. In any of your spare time guys, luck up Roddy Piper on the show Friends of the People. Pretty funny stuff from everyone in it!
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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by Little Jimmy » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:54 pm

Piper has gone to heaven to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and he's all out of bubblegum.
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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:40 pm

He hasn't looked great in recent years, still a shame though. RIP Roddy.
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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by El Canuck » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:04 am

Once again, WWE has outdone themselves with the tribute video they released for Piper. I watched it several times now and probably will again tomorrow.
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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by stigsyv1 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:28 am

Kudos to the production team for that heart warming tribute to piper
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Re: Roddy Piper Dead At age 61

Post by GooberBM » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:23 am

That's what they do
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