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RIP Hot Rod

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by HoldenV8, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    I know this is a rugby league forum, but I also know there are a few here who are wrestling fans.

    Have just heard the sad news that Roderick George Toombs, best known as Rowdy Roddy Piper, passed away on Thursday in his home in Hollywood after suffering a heart attack in his sleep. He was 61 years old.

    Rip Hot Rod, you are definitely one of the greats :heartbreak:
     
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  2. Alby

    Alby Active Member

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    vY1fjxD.jpeg Rowdy, Macho, Warrior, damn shame.
     
  3. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

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    Agree, losing some real icons in last few years dusty Rhodes as well.
     
  4. Real Deal

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    Loved his energy, his smart mouth and his fued with Mr Wonderful, Paul Orndorff. I dont think the last few years were that happy for the Rowdy one, i hope he has found peace.
     
  5. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to watch "They Live" and "Hell Comes to Frog Town" back to back after the footy:

     
  6. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Was just about to post the same....
     
  7. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    I find this totally shocking

    How do we lose him and keep Terry Bollea? Surely this is a freak incident Roddy was never a big body

    RIP Roddy lost a true icon of the squared circle,too young
     
  8. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Can happen to anyone cherry. I've known people to die from heart attacks in their teens. Then there are those who drink, smoke and eat everything unhealthy known to man and they live until they're 100.
     
  9. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This was the time that got me into wrestling...

     
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  10. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Jeez I was worried about Shane Rodney for a second when I saw the title. Our real hotrod.
     
  11. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    It's never fair i get it but when a legend dies of wrestling anyway juice is normally the culprit

    Here there's nothing to pin it on so it makes it harder to move past it
     
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    R.I.P to a legend of pro wrestling and one of the best talkers in the business ever.
     
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    I think Roddy had lymphoma a few years ago. Many make a full recovery, but the chemo can smash your circulatory system. That may have weakened his heart. He was a decent guy, i read that he made a point of wearing his wedding ring even in the ring. Nice touch. Was also best friends with his in ring enemy, Adrian Adonis.
     
  16. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Piper was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in late 2006. He announced late last year they he was finally in remission.

    Piper's dad was actually a Canadian Mountie which is ironic considering the only title he won in the WWF was when he defeated The Mountie (Jacques Rougeau) for the Intercontinental Championship at the 1992 Royal Rumble.
     
  17. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    Back in the day where belts meant something

    Brand extension made belts a bit of a joke

    But him just having a minor belt just once is awful for the worker he was and the character he provided to us, deserved more imo
     
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  18. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Apparently some organisation is looking into the long term use of steroid link by these wrestlers & there deaths.
     
  19. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Roddy juiced, looked natural and that's probably why Vince didn't give him the heavyweight belt

    There is surely a link most of the time though
     
  20. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Loved him in early WCW When hotrod & his crew teamed up with the rick flair & the horsemen to take on the NWO.
     

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