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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:56 pm 
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Another one of the greats has left us.



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He once cracked another wrestler over the head with a coconut. He kicked singer Cyndi Lauper in the head. He mesmerized fans as he fired frenzied insults and threats at opponents.

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper -- the kilt-wearing heel who headlined the first WrestleMania and helped the WWE push other professional circuits out of the spotlight -- has died in his sleep, his agent said Friday. Piper was 61.

The superstar of the 1980s was arguably the top bad guy in professional wrestling history, but was a fan favorite for his crazed outbreaks on the microphone and in the ring.

Piper, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs, was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame in 2005.
Agent Jay Schachter said Piper died peacefully in his sleep at his California residence.

Nicknamed "Rowdy," Piper was known for wearing a kilt outside the ring, entering to bagpipe music and his frenetic, big mouth.

He teamed with Paul Orndoff in the main event at the first WrestleMania in 1985, where they lost to Mr. T and Hulk Hogan, with whom Piper had a sustained ring rivalry in the 1980s.

"He was my best friend. He is a legend. God's gain is our loss. May his family find peace in this time of need. My love forever -- HH," Hogan said in a written statement.


The rest of the article is here. http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/31/us/wrestl ... iper-dies/






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:cry: The guy was flippin' hilarious. Almost MORE entertaining outside the ring! :cry:

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RIP ROWDY :(

He was a legend and one of the best talkers of all time ....hell he was the best talker period. They Live is still a classic.


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RIP ROWDY.

We all will miss him. He was what brought us back again and again to watch WWF. He was great as a Heel and as a Face.

Yes Roddy Piper is/ and was a true legend....

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