History Wrestling / RoddyPiper

10th Jun '18 6:10:48 PM MoPete
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Piper pressed pause on his wrestling career in the early '90s to act in movies full time. He returned to the WWE several times and was inducted into [[Wrestling/WWEHalOfFame its Hall of Fame]] in 2005.

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Piper pressed pause on his wrestling career in the early '90s to act in movies full time. He returned to the WWE several times and was inducted into [[Wrestling/WWEHalOfFame [[Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame its Hall of Fame]] in 2005.
10th Jun '18 6:10:33 PM MoPete
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Piper pressed pause on his wrestling career in the early '90s to act in movies full time. He returned to the WWE several times and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Piper pressed pause on his wrestling career in the early '90s to act in movies full time. He returned to the WWE several times and was inducted into [[Wrestling/WWEHalOfFame its Hall of Fame Fame]] in 2005.
16th Apr '18 7:14:49 AM Briguy52748
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The final "Victory Corner," a short-lived interview segment that aired on ''WWF Championship Wrestling'' in late 1983 and early 1984, saw Piper introduced as the host of a new segment called ''Piper's Pit''. Piper declared he was going to pull no punches and he was going to speak freely of what he thought of his fellow wrestlers, and also he would cede no ground to wrestlers like Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/AndreTheGiant. How true that was.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The final "Victory Corner," a short-lived interview segment that aired on ''WWF Championship Wrestling'' in late 1983 and early 1984, saw Piper introduced as the host of a new segment called ''Piper's Pit''. Piper declared he was going to pull no punches and he was going to speak freely of what he thought of his fellow wrestlers, do what he wanted, and also he would cede no ground to wrestlers like Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/AndreTheGiant. How true that was.
16th Apr '18 7:13:37 AM Briguy52748
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For as legendary and groundbreaking as ''Piper's Pit'' was, the first few segments from early 1984 showed the segment was still finding its footing. Although main-event stars Paul Orndorff, Wrestling/TitoSantana, Wrestling/TheIronSheik and The Masked Superstar were guests, these were largely forgettable segments, as were many others featuring low- to mid-card faces, guests whom Piper simply mocked and wouldn't let get in a word edgewise. The first really remarkable ''Piper's Pit'', then, aired March 17, 1984, nearly two months after its debut, and featured Wrestling/AndreTheGiant picking Piper up by his shirt (after having enough of Piper insulting him) and an angry Piper screaming afterwards, "You do NOT throw rocks and somebody that's got a machine gun!" But it wasn't until later in 1984, with the infamous ''Pit'' where Piper smacked Jimmy Snuka over the head with a coconut (after making racist remarks about his heritage) and the series of ''Pit'' segments with Cyndi Lauper, that ''Piper's Pit'' finally found solid footing.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For as legendary and groundbreaking as ''Piper's Pit'' was, the first few segments from early 1984 showed the segment was still finding its footing. Although main-event stars Paul Orndorff, Wrestling/TitoSantana, Wrestling/TheIronSheik and The Masked Superstar were guests, these were largely forgettable segments, as were many others featuring low- to mid-card faces, guests whom Piper simply mocked and wouldn't let get in a word edgewise. The first really remarkable ''Piper's Pit'', then, aired March 17, 1984, nearly two months after its debut, and featured Wrestling/AndreTheGiant picking Piper up by his shirt (after having enough of Piper insulting him) and an angry Piper screaming afterwards, "You do NOT throw rocks and somebody that's got a machine gun!" But it wasn't until later in 1984, with the infamous ''Pit'' where Piper smacked Jimmy Snuka over the head with a coconut (after making racist remarks about his heritage) heritage), another segment where Piper famously attacked a jobber (before declaring, "Just when they think they have all the answers, I change the questions!") and the series of ''Pit'' segments with Cyndi Lauper, that ''Piper's Pit'' finally found solid footing.
16th Apr '18 7:10:50 AM Briguy52748
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For as legendary and groundbreaking as ''Piper's Pit'' was, the first few segments from early 1984 showed the segment was still finding its footing. Although main-event stars Paul Orndorff, Wrestling/TitoSantana, Wrestling/TheIronSheik and The Masked Superstar were guests, these were largely forgettable segments, as were many others featuring low- to mid-card faces, guests whom Piper simply mocked and wouldn't let get in a word edgewise. The first really remarkable ''Piper's Pit'', then, aired March 17, 1984, nearly two months after its debut, and featured Wrestling/AndreTheGiant picking Piper up by his shirt (after having enough of Piper insulting him) and an angry Piper screaming afterwards, "You do NOT throw rocks and somebody that's got a machine gun!"

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For as legendary and groundbreaking as ''Piper's Pit'' was, the first few segments from early 1984 showed the segment was still finding its footing. Although main-event stars Paul Orndorff, Wrestling/TitoSantana, Wrestling/TheIronSheik and The Masked Superstar were guests, these were largely forgettable segments, as were many others featuring low- to mid-card faces, guests whom Piper simply mocked and wouldn't let get in a word edgewise. The first really remarkable ''Piper's Pit'', then, aired March 17, 1984, nearly two months after its debut, and featured Wrestling/AndreTheGiant picking Piper up by his shirt (after having enough of Piper insulting him) and an angry Piper screaming afterwards, "You do NOT throw rocks and somebody that's got a machine gun!"gun!" But it wasn't until later in 1984, with the infamous ''Pit'' where Piper smacked Jimmy Snuka over the head with a coconut (after making racist remarks about his heritage) and the series of ''Pit'' segments with Cyndi Lauper, that ''Piper's Pit'' finally found solid footing.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The final "Victory Corner," a short-lived interview segment that aired on ''WWF Championship Wrestling'' in late 1983 and early 1984, saw Piper introduced as the host of a new segment called ''Piper's Pit''. Piper declared he was going to pull no punches and he was going to speak freely of what he thought of his fellow wrestlers, and also he would cede no ground to wrestlers like Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/AndreTheGiant. How true that was.
16th Apr '18 7:05:11 AM Briguy52748
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For as legendary and groundbreaking as ''Piper's Pit'' was, the first few segments from early 1984 showed the segment was still finding its footing. Although main-event stars Paul Orndorff, Wrestling/TitoSantana, Wrestling/TheIronSheik and The Masked Superstar were guests, these were largely forgettable segments, as were many others featuring low- to mid-card faces, guests whom Piper simply mocked and wouldn't let get in a word edgewise. The first really remarkable ''Piper's Pit'', then, aired March 17, 1984, nearly two months after its debut, and featured Wrestling/AndreTheGiant picking Piper up by his shirt (after having enough of Piper insulting him) and an angry Piper screaming afterwards, "You do NOT throw rocks and somebody that's got a machine gun!"
10th Apr '18 5:11:56 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* OhCrap: Had a noticeable one when during his feud with Mr. America (HulkHogan in a knockoff ComicBook/CaptainAmerica mask) tried beating an already down and out America with a flag pole, only for Zach Gowan to jump in the way. When Roddy tried to pull Gowan off, he instead pulled off Gowan's prostic leg. Piper could only meekly place the leg down, and flee the ring with what little dignity he had left.

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* OhCrap: Had a noticeable one when during his feud with Mr. America (HulkHogan in a knockoff ComicBook/CaptainAmerica mask) tried beating an already down and out America with a flag pole, only for Zach Gowan to jump in the way. When Roddy tried to pull Gowan off, he instead pulled off Gowan's prostic prosthetic leg. Piper could only meekly place the leg down, and flee the ring with what little dignity he had left.
5th Apr '18 6:48:25 PM nombretomado
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** In his autobiography, Piper said that Hulk Hogan and the other face headliners went to a swanky afterparty after Wrestlemania. Piper and Cowboy Bob Orton were not invited, nor even given a ride back to the hotel.

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** In his autobiography, Piper said that Hulk Hogan and the other face headliners went to a swanky afterparty after Wrestlemania.[=WrestleMania=]. Piper and Cowboy Bob Orton were not invited, nor even given a ride back to the hotel.



* SitcomArchNemesis: He made Creator/MrT look like the fool on the microphone and in the ring. He also shoot-wrestled Mr. T to the mat at ''WrestleMania'', and didn't let him get in any of his spots.

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* SitcomArchNemesis: He made Creator/MrT look like the fool on the microphone and in the ring. He also shoot-wrestled Mr. T to the mat at ''WrestleMania'', ''[=WrestleMania=]'', and didn't let him get in any of his spots.
8th Feb '18 7:19:09 AM Cryoclaste
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* OhCrap: Had a noticeable one when during his feud with Mr. America (HulkHogan in a knockoff CaptainAmerica mask) tried beating an already down and out America with a flag pole, only for Zach Gowan to jump in the way. When Roddy tried to pull Gowan off, he instead pulled off Gowan's prostic leg. Piper could only meekly place the leg down, and flee the ring with what little dignity he had left.

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* OhCrap: Had a noticeable one when during his feud with Mr. America (HulkHogan in a knockoff CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica mask) tried beating an already down and out America with a flag pole, only for Zach Gowan to jump in the way. When Roddy tried to pull Gowan off, he instead pulled off Gowan's prostic leg. Piper could only meekly place the leg down, and flee the ring with what little dignity he had left.
17th Oct '17 8:26:38 PM bubzilla
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** The above was a reference to Atlas' somewhat disturbing foot fetish.
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