- Late-great WWE Hall Of Famer 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper's biography will be releasing tomorrow on Amazon, you can get more details on how to order at this link. Below is the complete synopsis for the book:
In early 2015, Roderick Toombs, aka Rowdy Roddy Piper, began researching his own autobiography with a trip through Western Canada. He was re-discovering his youth, a part of his life he never discussed during his 61 years, many spent as one of the greatest talents in the history of pro wrestling. Following his death due to a heart attack that July, two of his children took on the job of telling Roddy's story, separating fact from fiction in the extraordinary life of their father.
Already an accomplished wrestler before Wrestlemania in 1985, Roddy Piper could infuriate a crowd like no "heel" before him. The principal antagonist to all-American champion Hulk Hogan, Piper used his quick wit, explosive ring style and fearless baiting of audiences to push pro wrestling to unprecedented success. Wrestling was suddenly pop culture's main event. An actor with over 50 screen credits, including the lead in John Carpenter's #1 cult classic, They Live, Piper knew how to keep fans hungry, just as he'd kept them wishing for a complete portrait of his most unusual life. He wanted to write this book for his family; now they have written it for him.
- Speaking of Foley, the Monday Night RAW General Manager posted the following on his official Facebook page to pay homage to former WCW President and fellow RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff. Foley made reference to the infamous "that'll put a lot of butts in seats" line that Bischoff instructed WCW Monday Nitro commentaor Tony Schiavone to say when Foley won the WWF Championship on a taped episode of RAW. After Schiavone's remark, 600,000 households switched from Nitro to Raw to watch Foley's title win:
Who would have thought back in early 1999 that I would truly enjoy hanging out with Eric Bischoff? Time really can heal all wounds – especially if you realize the circumstance that seemed so unfair at the time, made you a better, wiser person - and probably made you a bigger star overnight! By convincing Ted Turner that WCW needed a primetime weeknight show to be competitive with #WWE, sparking the #MondayNightWars, Eric did a huge favor to wrestling fans everywhere!
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