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Author Topic: Roddy Piper doc trailer  (Read 1212 times)
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« on: October 20, 2017, 02:05:40 PM »

YouTube: https://youtu.be/cOsAxAOYMVI
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 04:17:57 AM »

Wow... I hadn't seen this.

Thanks for posting!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 12:30:06 PM »

Roddy was rowdy before rowdy was cool.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 04:44:32 AM »

I loved that whole feud he had in 1986 with Adonis  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 02:30:25 PM »

I loved that whole feud he had in 1986 with Adonis  Grin


I did, too, because he was essentially still playing himself.
Only now, he was a heel receiving cheers from the crowd - a lot like babyface Austin.

Savage was similar the first time he transitioned to a face in the Fed.

After about 1990, though, they became too campy and cartoonish for my taste. That's when Roddy sported the mullet and did cheesy commentary, while Macho started wearing rainbow fringes and neon cowboy hats... also doing cheesy commentary.


They both re-invented themselves in the late-90's WCW, coming out in leather jackets and black & white T's and trying to portray hardcore bad-asses. But, to me, they never recaptured that "it" factor they had in the early-80's.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 07:13:22 PM »

I loved that whole feud he had in 1986 with Adonis  Grin

yes, Hot Rod takin' a Louisville Slugger to The Flower Shop = Good times
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 02:00:25 AM »

Hot Rod was the first wrestler I remember transitioning to movies/TV.
I don't remember seeing Hogan on A-Team, and I watched the shit out of that show growing up.

The first thing I think I saw Roddy in was the movie Bodyslam with Dirk Benedict and Lou Albano.
About a year later, he made Hell Comes to Frogtown. They Live soon followed, earning him an eventual cult following.

He almost had a weekly series with Jesse Ventura called Tag Team with writers from Magnum P.I.

Pipes then made a string of "buddy-cop" action movies with Billy Blanks (who was riding a brief, but huge wave of popularity with his Tae Bo workout tapes) as well as numerous appearances on TV series like Silk Stalkings and Robocop.

He also made a one-time appearance as himself on the Super Mario Brothers Super Show, again, with Captain Lou Albano, who played Mario in the live skits.


I had most of this footage on VHS tapes, and most of them are no doubt still somewhere in my basement - probably decomposing and disintigrating by now. I have come across a lot of it now on Youtube, which is pretty bad-ass if you're a wrestling geek like me.
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