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Bret Hart Discusses Upcoming Owen Hart DVD, Passing Of Roddy Piper & More

John Pollock sent along the following: Bret Hart was a guest this past week on Fight Network and The LAW and spoke about the recent passing of Roddy Piper, his issues with the upcoming Owen Hart DVD and Martha Hart and more. The full video can be found here along with excerpts from the interview.  Continue Reading »

Roddy Piper’s Official Cause Of Death Revealed

According to a report from TMZ.com, the late, great, WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper’s cause of death has been revealed to be a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot) in his lung, which triggered his heart attack. The report notes that Piper reportedly suffered from hypertension for years, which resulted in chronic high blood pressure  Continue Reading »

Global Force Wrestling To Help Promote Final Roddy Piper Film

Global Force Wrestling sent out the following: RIDGEROCK ENTERTAINMENT, GLOBAL FORCE WRESTLING TEAM UP TO PROMOTE THE MASKED SAINT THE MOVIE’S STAR BRETT GRANSTAFF AND JEFF JARRETT WILL LEAD A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE “ROWDY” RODDY PIPER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 12, 2015) – Ridgerock Entertainment Group and Global Force Wrestling have teamed up for events  Continue Reading »

WWE Releasing Tribute Magazine For “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

WWE announced via their WWE Shop website that they will be releasing a special magazine highlighting the career of the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Here are the complete details and description of the magazine: Gone but never forgotten, WWE pays tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, a legend among WWE superstars, with the Official Commemorative Edition.  Continue Reading »

The Comedy Store In Hollywood To Honor Roddy Piper

The Comedy Store sent out the following: Private Roddy Piper Memorial at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, Planned for August 17, 2015 A private memorial is in the works for beloved pro-wrestler, actor and comedian “Rowdy” Roddy Piper who passed away last week at his home in Hollywood, California. Set to take place  Continue Reading »

Maryland Championship Wrestling Release Final Piper’s Pit Segment

Maryland Championship Wrestling sent out the following: On July 18th, 2015, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper appeared for an edition of “Piper’s Pit”, as part of MCW’s Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 15. Former WWE Creative Writer, Kevin Eck, was Roddy’s guest and the topic was the use of writers in the ever-changing world of professional wrestling. As  Continue Reading »

WWE Release Video Tribute To The Late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

WWE released the following tribute video to the late WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. As we mentioned on the site, Piper passed away in his sleep on Thursday. He was 61 years old. We pay tribute to @WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. #ThankYouRoddy #RAW #HotRod http://t.co/71fQ3Lowah — WWE (@WWE) August 4, 2015

Maryland Championship Wrestling To Release Final Piper’s Pit Online Tonight

Maryland Championship Wrestling sent out the following: On July 18, 2015 at what is our most celebrated event of the year, “The Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup” The WWE Hall Of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper made what would become his final appearance at a Professional Wrestling event. It was only fitting that at our biggest event  Continue Reading »

Roddy Piper Funeral Details

WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper will be laid to rest in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, August 12th. The funeral takes place a day after the WWE will be in the area for a WWE SmackDown taping.

CM Punk Comments On The Passing of Roddy Piper

Speaking through his official Twitter account, former WWE superstar turned UFC fighter Phil “CM Punk” Brooks commented on the passing of WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. As mentioned previously on the site, Piper passed away in his sleep on Thursday night. He was 61 years old. When things were simple, he lit my  Continue Reading »

Bret Hart Comments On The Passing Of Roddy Piper

Speaking through his official Instagram account, WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart commented on the passing of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Piper passed away in his sleep on Thursday night. He was 61 years old. I can't find the words to describe the sorrow in my heart upon learning the news of my dear  Continue Reading »

The Rock Comments On The Passing Of Roddy Piper

Speaking through his official Instagram account, former WWE Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson commented on the passing of WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. RIP legend. I first met this wrestling icon when I was 12yrs old when he was wrestling my pops the WWE. For weeks and weeks after that meeting I would  Continue Reading »

Ronda Rousey Comments On The Passing Of Roddy Piper

Speaking through her official Instagram account, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey commented on the passing of WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy Roddy Piper and noted that she will be dedicating her title defense against Bethe Correia at tonight’s UFC 190 event. Thank you for the name…. And so much more…. Will do it justice  Continue Reading »

TNA Wrestling Issue Statement On The Passing Of Roddy Piper

TNA Wrestling sent out the following: Wrestling Legend Roddy Piper Passes Away The TNA family is saddened by news of the passing of professional wrestling legend, Roddy Piper. Piper appeared with TNA in 2003 and 2004, and in recent years many of TNA’s Stars appeared on Piper’s popular podcast. Our condolences go out to Roddy’s  Continue Reading »

Ric Flair Comments On The Passing Of Roddy Piper

Speaking to TMZ Sports, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair commented on the passing of Roddy Piper. “We’ve shared the ring, traveled the world, maintained a friendship throughout the ups and downs of the wrestling world, and battled to see who was the better heel. It’s almost impossible to express my grief. My condolences to  Continue Reading »

Wrestling Industry Reacts To The Passing Of Roddy Piper

Following the news that WWE hall of Famer Roddy Piper passed away aged 61 from a cardiac arrest in his sleep, several members of the wrestling industry took to their respective Twitter accounts to pay their respect to “The Hot Rod”. Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in  Continue Reading »

WWE Issue Statement On The Passing Of Roddy Piper

WWE sent out the following: ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper passes away WWE is deeply saddened that Roderick Toombs, aka “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — WWE Hall of Famer and Intercontinental Champion — passed away today at the age of 61. WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Toombs’ family, friends and fans. “Roddy Piper was one of the  Continue Reading »

Hulk Hogan Comments On The Passing Of Roddy Piper

Speaking to TMZ Sports today, Hulk Hogan commented on the passing of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, stating that he is devastated over the news and he will forever miss him. Hogan added, “He was my best friend, he is a legend, God’s gain is our loss, may his family in this time of need find peace.  Continue Reading »

Ring Of Honor Issue Statement On The Passing Of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Ring of Honor Wrestling sent out the following: Rest in Peace “Rowdy” Roddy Piper We at Ring of Honor are extremely saddened at the passing of the legendary “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. A true icon in professional wrestling, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was a silent adviser to many, passing on his invaluable wisdom. An amazing man who  Continue Reading »

Roddy Piper Passes Away Aged 61

TMZ Sports is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (Roderick George Toombs) passed away on Thursday night from a cardiac arrest in his sleep at a home in Hollywood, California. He was 61. On behalf of Wrestling-News.Net, we would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Roddy Piper.