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Looking back at the career of the charismatic “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Posted on: Aug 3 2015 - 4:25pm | #0
In: Featured, Video, WWE
Jim LaMotta
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I’m completely shocked and can’t really find the words to express the sadness about the news of the sudden death of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper at the age of 61. Spending his early years as Roderick George Toombs, Roddy Piper was a fighter for his entire life, as he left home at an early age and lived in youth hostels to avoid the streets. It was during that time that he began boxing at a local gym and met his mentor, “Judo” Gene Lebell, who is regarded as a legend of combat sports. The introduction to competition provided Roddy with stability from his turbulent childhood and soon led to an opportunity to pursue pro wrestling in Winnipeg. At the age of 15, Roddy Piper, who learned to play the bag pipes during his...

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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...

Posted on: Aug 2 2015 - 1:59pm | #0
In: Featured, WWE
Chris Skoyles
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Check out the new Reebok ZPump Fusion ‘Deep Breath’ spot starring Ronda Rousey & JJ Watt

Two time NFL defensive player of the year JJ Watt and UFC women’s bantamweight Ronda Rousey are the subject of Reebok’s...

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UFC 191 ‘Johnson vs. Dodson II’ event trailer, updated fight card

Flyweight Championship Bout Demetrious Johnson (C) (22-2-1) vs. John Dodson (17-6) Heavyweight Bout Andrei Arlovski (24-10) vs. Frank...

UFC 190 Highlights: Stefan Struve vs. Minotauro Nogueira

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Here are highlights from Stefan Struve’s heavyweight war with the legend, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, that took place on last night’s UFC 190 PPV. UFC President Dana White announced that this will indeed be Big Nog’s final fight with the UFC – so what you’re seeing here is a bit of history as one of the final true heavyweights from the PRIDE era will be...

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WrestleMania 2: Mr. T vs. ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper boxing match highlights

Mr. T puts Roddy Piper on the ropes at Nassau Coliseum on April 7, 1986 until Piper slams his way out of trouble to escape...