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 Posted: Sat Aug 1st, 2015 05:41 am
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srossi wrote: So does this get Hogan back in the fold in record time? Enough of this PC shit, Hogan certainly has to be a huge part of every tribute and retrospective thst WWE airs on Piper over the next 2 weeks, including new interviews. Let's grow up and be serious here.  It's slightly heartening that even the biggest degenerates that make up the mainstream media are printing Hogan's quotes without mentioning his recent scandal. 
I doubt it. Too soon.

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 Posted: Sat Aug 1st, 2015 06:51 am
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srossi wrote: I've been thinking about this one a lot tonight since the news ruined my dinner.   

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srossi wrote: So does this get Hogan back in the fold in record time? Enough of this PC shit, Hogan certainly has to be a huge part of every tribute and retrospective thst WWE airs on Piper over the next 2 weeks, including new interviews. Let's grow up and be serious here.  It's slightly heartening that even the biggest degenerates that make up the mainstream media are printing Hogan's quotes without mentioning his recent scandal.
Yeah I'll be very interested in seeing how this plays out.  Kinda hard to do any Piper tribute stuff avoiding Hulk.

I would think Hulk will be at the funeral with a large number of HOFers, Legends, and of course Vince himself.

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My first introduction to Roddy we're the crazy promos he did for a match with Buzz Sawyer in Georgia. I had read plenty about him in PWI and was anxious to see him. He certainly lived up to the hype. 

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First time I saw Piper was late 81-82 when he was a commentator on Georgia Championship Wrestling. Next time I saw him was when he came to WWF. Read about him in PWI. I remember that bloody picture they showed of Piper's Ear.

I think Piper's Pit is what made Piper in the WWF. The guy hardly wrestled on TV, but his mouth made the fans want to see the faces punch his lights out. With out the Pit I don't think he would became as big as he did.

The Pit was Must watch TV. Everything could happen on a pit.

Piper had a hand in almost all the Big Angles between 84-87. The Rock and Wrestling connection started on Piper's Pit. Andre The Giant turned on Hogan on the Pit.

I saw Piper wrestle only once in 84 it was in a tag match with Cowboy Bob vs Sunka & Tonga Kid. Piper and Cowboy all most started a riot because they hurt the kid's leg and had to be stretched out.

He was to Wrestle Hogan in Hershey in 85. The story line is Bobby The Brain paid Piper to give up the shot so Studd could have it. So the match was changed. Find out way later the real reason was so he could wrestle in Portland.

I say Piper is the best Heel ever since I started watching wrestling. Also without Piper Wrestlemania would not have done as good as it did.



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I can't find the words to describe the sorrow in my heart upon learning the news of my dear friend, Roddy Piper, passing away. He was my closest friend in the business, a man that schooled me and guided me throughout my career. In fact, if it wasn't for Roddy Piper reaching out to help me, I'm sure I would've been a mere footnote in wrestling. He was always there for me. He was family to me, a brother who loved me and was there for me through my darkest days. He was the only wrestler to come visit me when I suffered a stroke in 2002. He totally made me at Wrestlemania 8 in our classic match. Passing a torch that many from that era couldn't conceive of doing. We always called each other "cuz" because we were so close. I loved you Roddy, and I'll miss you and your laugh for the rest of my days. I'm stunned and the hole in my heart will widen as it sinks in that I lost a brother of such great worth. What a tragic loss to all that knew him.



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We've shared the ring, traveled the world, maintained a friendship throughout the ups and downs of the wrestling world, and battled to see who was the better heel. It's almost impossible to express my grief. My condolences to his children and to his wife Kitty. I'll miss you Roddy. The world will never be as Rowdy without you.



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Hulk Hogan tells TMZ Sports ... he's devastated over the news of his friend Roddy Piper -- saying, "I will forever miss him."

"He was my best friend. He is a legend."

Hogan adds, "God's gain is our loss. May his family in this time of need, find peace. Much love forever, HH."

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/07/31/hulk-hogan-roddy-piper-was-my-best-friend-ill-miss-him/#ixzz3hZOLxQYz



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I was lucky to see Piper right at the beginning of his career in Los Angeles from the weekly NYC UHF Canal 41 Olympic show. He was young and skinny and just used to beat the piss out of Chavo Classic who was the Hulk Hogan of SoCal wrestling by 1976. I hated him with a passion. The Hispanic audience hated him with a passion. Piper was definitely doing something right.

His '84 - '85 WWF run was incredible. I don't think he did the job for anyone even though he had some very high profile feuds with Hogan, Snuka, and Sammartino. For a heel to keep his heat white hot over two years and rarely if ever job will probably never be seen again.



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I got 3 texts last night from friends who I wouldn't even say were wrestling fans about Roddy.  That tells me he had a huge impact beyond the casual fan.  I got none about Dusty.



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WongLee wrote: I don't think he did the job for anyone even though he had some very high profile feuds with Hogan, Snuka, and Sammartino.
He was clean pinned, 1-2-3 in St. Louis after taking a flying crossbody from the top rope by Jimmy Snuka in St. Louis, 1984.  The entire match was on the Best of the WWF Vol 3 and can probably be seen on YouTube.  Other than that one-off, I think you're right - he didn't get pinned in his first WWF run, and that includes his run with Hogan.

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Qaenos wrote: WongLee wrote: I don't think he did the job for anyone even though he had some very high profile feuds with Hogan, Snuka, and Sammartino.
He was clean pinned, 1-2-3 in St. Louis after taking a flying crossbody from the top rope by Jimmy Snuka in St. Louis, 1984.  The entire match was on the Best of the WWF Vol 3 and can probably be seen on YouTube.  Other than that one-off, I think you're right - he didn't get pinned in his first WWF run, and that includes his run with Hogan.

There's a long thread on this in the results section from years ago. I'm not sure if that Snuka loss was his only pinfall loss, but we certainly didn't come up with more than 1 or 2 more. He never jobbed to Higan by pinfall, which is sorta amazing. 



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WongLee wrote: Yet, Jimmy Snuka is still alive.
Nancy Argentino could not be reached for comment. 

Saw bits and pieces of Piper in Mid-Atlantic, via Maple Leaf Wrestling, but it wasn't until his arrival in the WWF that I got a chance to truly enjoy his work, and fortunately for me (and so many others) he upped his game to amazing heights.  Over the course of his career, Flair was a better heel, but for a year and half after arriving at Titan, Roddy blew him and everyone else out of the water.  I'd say he had more charisma than Hulk Hogan during 1984-85. 

Yeah, it's all over the news today but if one week ago you'd asked 100 guys 40-50 years old "who smashed a coconut over Jimmy Snuka's head?" I'd say 80-90 of them would have given you the correct answer without hesitation.  He was a cultural marker for a certain generation. 

And for the record, I still think his TNT segment where he dissected the Snuka angle and then belted Lord Al into next week was his greatest moment. 

 



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KGB wrote: WongLee wrote: Yet, Jimmy Snuka is still alive.
Nancy Argentino could not be reached for comment.
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Qaenos wrote: WongLee wrote: I don't think he did the job for anyone even though he had some very high profile feuds with Hogan, Snuka, and Sammartino.
He was clean pinned, 1-2-3 in St. Louis after taking a flying crossbody from the top rope by Jimmy Snuka in St. Louis, 1984.  The entire match was on the Best of the WWF Vol 3 and can probably be seen on YouTube.  Other than that one-off, I think you're right - he didn't get pinned in his first WWF run, and that includes his run with Hogan.

Was this some type of strap match or something?

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