Tag: Reaction to Roddy Piper Passing
In continuing to pay our respects to pro wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, we had the opportunity to appear on radio station KROC 1340 AM out of Rochester, Minnesota, on Friday August 7th. The state of Minnesota is considered to be one of the great all around wrestling states. We were pleased to join Brent Ackerman on the station’s morning show.
The close to 15 minute conversation goes into detail about the life of Roddy Piper. From his time in the ring, time on the microphone with the famous wrestling segment Piper’s Pit and even time away from the squared circle in Hollywood, starring in such movies as They Live, Roddy Piper was one of the most important figures of 1980s pro wrestling.
Back in 2012, we had the opportunity to appear on The Vinnie Penn Project morning show on the Fox News Radio affiliate 960 WELI out of New Haven, Connecticut. At that time, featured columnist Jay Bildstein and I spoke with Vinnie about the importance of third parties in American politics [see here].
On Tuesday, August 4th, I had the pleasure of being back on Vinnie’s morning show to talk about the death of pro wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. We discussed what his passing meant to the pro wrestling community, as well as my 2003 conversation with the 80s wrestling star that we recently published on CYInterview [see here].
"Rowdy” Roddy Piper, one of the great professional wrestlers to make his name back in the 1980s, a golden age of wrestling, if there ever was one, has died. I was fortunate to speak with him, at length, on two different occasions. Below is the second of our conversations.
After making a return to the WWE at WrestleMania 19, Roddy parted ways with the company in 2003. After his release, I spoke with him in-depth about the state of the WWE at the time, being featured in the HBO Real Sports segment about pro wrestlers and drug usage and a variety of other topics. In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.