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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...

Rowdy Roddy Piper dead at 61

Roddy Piper

TMZ.COM broke the story just minutes ago that WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper has passed away at the age of 61. Piper died from cardiac arrest at a home in Hollywood around Noon earlier today. “Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us...

Dwayne Johnson expresses disappointment about Hulk Hogan

The Rock

In his first public comments to the media following Hulk Hogan’s fall from grace, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said that he was pretty disappointed with what happened. Talking to TV critics to discuss the HBO show Ballers, Johnson said, “I’ve known Hulk a lot of years. My uncle helped train him. I’ve not known the man to be racist.”...

Hulk Hogan files new documents in court against Gawker

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan has filed new court documents pertaining to his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker asking the judge to launch a full investigation into Gawker head Nick Denton and former Gawker executive AJ Daulerio to prove that they were the ones who leaked the confidential transcripts to The National Enquirer, leading to his dismissal from WWE. In the...

CNN Newsroom covers the Hulk Hogan saga

Hulk Hogan

CNN Newsroom, hosted by Brooke Baldwin, covered the Hulk Hogan saga today with a segment that lasted around 5 minutes. First CNN ran a video report saying Hogan got a smackdown from WWE and recapped the whole story of the legal battle with Gawker. They then showed the apology that Hogan gave to PEOPLE Magazine last week. Baldwin then introduced...

Hulk Hogan getting trolled by UK fans on Twitter

Hulk Hogan

In another Hulk Hogan story, the former champion has been looking like a fool on Twitter as fans, mainly in the United Kingdom, are trolling the Hulkster and tricking him to retweet photos that are actually celebrities or sports stars across the pond. Fans have been sending photos of black footballers Rio Fedinand, Kolo Toure, Danny Welbeck, and...

Kamala defends Hulk Hogan

Kamala

James Harris, better known to wrestling fans as Kamala, is the latest former wrestler to defend Hulk Hogan over the racist rants which were recorded several years ago. Harris feuded with Hogan both in the then WWF and over at WCW. “That’s not the Hogan I know. Hogan always treated me like a gentleman,” he told The Bleacher Report...