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R.I.P. Roddy Piper

 
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corrado



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:10 pm    Post subject: R.I.P. Roddy Piper Reply with quote

http://www.tmz.com/2015/07/31/roddy-piper-dead-dies-wwe-wrestler-cancer/

What a past couple of months. Two of the biggest icons, gone.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrible news. RIP Hot Rod.

A trip down memory lane with a couple of Piper's Pits.

Frankie Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo_QrixLSSc

Andre the Giant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_9ByHQ6PAY

The Pit vs. The Flower Shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfu_5ufG4i8

Of course, there's this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKXpSyjfIik
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must watches:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhREHzJ0Z0rVvcsE5UcPJk31WhcagMXgA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRSpkH2zNzU&list=PLhREHzJ0Z0rUg8wsH_vPfgEbd1VDCLuNU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GeDLUedVWQ&list=PLhREHzJ0Z0rWwkuzqGTrx5V5ftX5FrYkP

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piper promo'ing a cage match in LA against Mr. Wonderful.

As a backdrop, earlier in a localized promo, Orndorff crushes a tomato through a cage saying it's what he's going to do to Piper's head, with Okerland selling it with great facials. Can't find that one, but remember laughing like hell over it (I might have had a few beers or bongloads in me at the time... but it was funny).

Piper then does this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwU-__PMaEg

"The guy ain't there no more... he just ain't there no more..." -Piper

Roddy clearly has had some toots, but he's pretty awesome at selling how far gone Orndorff has gone around in this blood feud, and that even Roddy is worried about the coming cage match. It's rambling, and as a local promo he only has so much time... but to me, it has long been one of the more memorable promos that I've ever seen. In part because I wasn't really a wrestling fan at that point, and just flipping around. My real fandom came the following year when we got TBS and Crockett. But this promo (and the missing one by Paul) kind of planted some seeds for my fandom. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlxC4ZHo0LM

One of the best things, the WWE has ever done.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piper talked me into the building on a few of those.

I sought out matches with Snunka, Andre and even Tonga Kid. Not really any Andre stuff on YouTube. I'd like to see the first series with Hogan late '84 as well.

Gene even mocks Roddy being all coked up on some of them, as he can't stop pacing. Piper was so fast and so clever.

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