So maybe this all contributed.
As I've said before, his podcast was really bad but he had some interesting stories. He got in the business when he was like 15. He suggested that known hpmosexual Pat Patterson molested him. He was a legitimate bagpipes player and this was part of his gimmick from the start.
As a wrestler, I never liked him. His heyday was before my time. I didn't see a lot of him but what I did see I didn't like. I couldn't understand the appeal.
He had that Piper's Pit interview segment. I didn't like it. Of course, I didn't like any of these interview segments be it with Jake Roberts, Brother Love, or whoever.
The only match of his that I can think of was the boxing match against Mr T at WrestleMania 2 or whatever it was. I saw it many years later. It's awful. There was legitimate heat because Piper didn't like Mr It's lack of wrestling ability (Mr T not being a wrestler, of course) and I guess Mr T messed up a knockout punch. He made it look weak and this angered Piper because that made him look weak. Some stupid shit like this that nobody cares about.
I think he was in WCW as well during the NWO stuff but I don't remember him. Think it was a brief run.
Oh and there was his film They Live. I saw it once or twice. I hated it. It apparently has a cult following, though.
So that's my Rowdy Roddy Piper memorial. Didn't like his work, didn't like him as a person but he was still a wrestler and I respect that. Of course he was quite popular, was wrestling with or against Hogan, so maybe I just missed his good work.
It's a shame that his final month was so chaotic with losing his podcast and being released from the WWE but there you go.
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