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In Memory of Rowdy Roddy Piper

Kayfabenews.com said it best tonight: the greatest pay-per-view in the history of Heaven is happening tonight.

Just a few weeks after we lost Dusty Rhodes, Rowdy Roddy Piper is gone. My Facebook page is flooded with posts from wrestling fans, horror movie fans, and people who are neither remembering a true original. No one was a quick as Roddy on the mic. No one was better at playing the heel and getting heat. And by every account I’ve ever heard, he was the nicest and classiest guy in the locker room with the boys (and ladies) and out in public with the fans.

My first thought for this post was to share one video: the Piper’s Pit interview with the legendary (only because Piper made him a legend) Frank Williams. But you can’t narrow Roddy down to just one clip. Here’s a bunch of Roddy pulled from my Facebook wall.

Before the weekend’s over, I’ll be watching They Live, Welcome to Frogtown, and a whole lot of Piper’s Pit. RIP, Hot Rod. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends left behind.