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At 15, Roddy had his first professional wrestling match. He had never seen a pro match, but his amateur coach was a pro referee when it came in to town. Another wrestler missed a plane and Roddy's coach told him that “I can get you 25 dollars,” Roddy immediately took it. Roddy's pipe band was so happy for him that they played Roddy into the arena. As Roddy was being piped into the arena, the announcer only knew his first name as “Roddy” and having to continue the announcement he announced “Ladies and Gentlemen, here comes Roddy the Piper!”
Roddy jumped in the ring and in front of him stood 320 pounds of Nordic Viking: Larry "The Axe" Hennig, who beat Roddy in 10 seconds by busting his nose and eye open, setting one of many records of Roddy's: shortest match in the history of the arena. With this match, Roddy Piper was born and began a full-time wrestling career at the age of 15— A permanent record, as it is illegal now.
Roddy's mentors-- or fathers as he called them, were some great fighters, such as the toughest man in the world-- Judo Gene Labell, Mad Dog Vachon, Muhammad Ali, and even the great Lou Thez, just to name a few. Roddy was smuggled in the back of a truck with a ring in it into the United States of America and never stopped fighting.
When Roddy Piper was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005, by 16 time World Champion Ric Flair, Flair said “Roddy is the greatest entertainer in Wrestling History, bar none”. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper is the last of the real deal gunslingers of Pro Wrestling. Recently, the WWE named Rowdy Roddy Piper the greatest Villain in the history of Professional Wrestling.
The Eyes on the Ring crew returns to the air on the Elite Podcast Network with another episode talking the world of mainstream & independent professional wrestling including the tragic death of WWE Hall of Famer 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, the upcoming SummerSlam card & so much more.
We listen to and discuss the promos and Pro Wrestling career of the great Rowdy Roddy Piper.
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PWP Radio reviews Monday Night RAW and celebrates the life and career of Roddy Piper.
Friday July 31st the wrestling world suffered another loss with the passing of Rowdy Roddy Piper. We take a look at the Hot Rod long colorful career. His contributions to the business and how he made heels cool. Then we go into the Rematch with the Hulk Hogan controversy. We talk about the latest comments discovered made by the questioned Hall of Famer. The roundtable discuss how Hogan life at the time the comments were made. Also Hogan has taken legal action against a party he feels is responsible for the leaked audio. The support for the Hulkster is overshadowed by the nature of the words he used. The Champions takes on Racism! TUNE IN! SPEAK OUT! ITS YOUR OPINION! ITS YOUR RIGHT!
Rowdy Roddy Piper Tribute: Rest In Peace to The Hot Rod
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