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Madison Square Garden honors Rowdy Roddy Piper

Roddy Piper

Madison Square Garden has honored WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper by putting his image on the electronic board on top of MSG’s entrance. “RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper – One of the all-time great performers at Madison Square Garden,” read the message on the board accompanying the picture of Piper wearing the Hot Rod WWE t-shirt. The image...

Campaign launched to help Jerry Lynn cover medical expenses

Jerry Lynn

Former ECW champion Jerry Lynn will be undergoing several surgeries to correct the injuries he sustained throughout his 25 year wrestling career and a GoFundMe.com campaign has been set up to help pay the bills. Lynn – who wrestled for WCW, ECW, ROH, WWE, and TNA – will have neck surgery to remove bone spurs, replace three degenerative...

Roddy Piper funeral service set for August 12

Roddy Piper

The funeral services for Rowdy Roddy Piper will be held on August 12 in Portland, Oregon. WWE happens to be in Portland for a Smackdown taping on August 11 and the funeral service most likely was delayed to allow anyone working the show to remain in Portland for an extra day to attend the service. Wednesday is typically a day off for WWE...

Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka diagnosed with stomach cancer

Jimmy Snuka

Carole Sunka, the wife of WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, announced in an interview with Bill Apter on 1Wrestling.com that her husband is suffering from stomach cancer. Carole broke the news that Jimmy was not there because he’s going through some rough times as he just returned from hospital on Friday after undergoing cancer...

Flair tells Rousey that in wrestling everyone thinks the world of her

Ric Flair

16 time world heavyweight champion and 2 time WWE Hall of Famer the Nature Boy Ric Flair told UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey that everyone thinks the world of her in professional wrestling following her fight against Bethe Correia yesterday. Addressing Rousey on Twitter, Flair said, [email protected]_Roddy_Piper thought the world of you...

Tweet from UFC President Dana White lights up wrestling fans

Dana White

UFC President Dana White seemingly pissed off the Internet wrestling community today after replying to a WWE fan on Twitter who said he would have liked to see Rousey fight today but “our PPV’s are only $9.99” and “Vince got you beat.” White replied back to the fan with the Twitter username RKORollins saying, “I hear u bro but fake...

Roddy Piper’s family releases statement, asks for privacy

Roddy Piper

The family of Rowdy Roddy Piper posted a small statement on Piper’s Facebook page which has been flooded with condolences from fans around the world. “Our family is saddened by the sudden passing of our father and beloved husband, Roderick Toombs aka Rowdy Roddy Piper. Please respect our family’s privacy during this difficult period,”...

Major news outlets cover Roddy Piper’s passing

Roddy Piper

As expected, all major media outlets and those who don’t usually cover professional wrestling, covered the untimely death of WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper, including MMA websites due to the connection of his nickname with Ronda Rousey. CNN, Washington Post, Esquire, ESPN, Entertainment Weekly, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, Yahoo! News, The...

Bret Hart writes touching tribute to his friend Roddy Piper

Bret Hart

Bret “Hitman” Hart wrote a very touching tribute to his dear friend Roddy Piper on his Instagram following the news of his death. “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...

Roddy Piper passed away in his sleep

Roddy Piper

Variety is now reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper died on Thursday night and not around Noon on Friday as TMZ reported earlier today. Piper’s agent Jay Schacter told Variety in an e-mail that Piper “passed peacefully in his sleep last night” in his home in Hollywood, California. Piper suffered a cardiac arrest. John...

Hulk Hogan comments on Piper, calls him a legend

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan told TMZ that he’s devastated over the passing of his friend Rowdy Roddy Piper. “I will forever miss him. He was my best friend. He is a legend,” Hogan said. The two were pretty much responsible for making WrestleMania I a huge success, ensuring that the then WWF stays alive after Vince McMahon banked everything on the show...

Tributes pour in for Rowdy Roddy Piper

Roddy Piper

Within minutes of the news that Piper has passed away, several wrestling legends and current Superstars and Divas started writing tributes to the Hall of Famer on Twitter and Instagram. “One of the true greats of all time. My heart goes out to his family and the fans he entertained over the years. RIP Rowdy,” wrote John Cena. “Just heard my...