Tag Archives: Roddy Piper

Bad News Brooks Dumps Dutch Savage

Eugene Register-Guard – February 10, 1979

Bad News Brooks tuned up for his match next week with Jesse Ventura by dumping Dutch Savage two out of three falls in pro wrestling action Friday night at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

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Piper Defeats Adonis On A Disqualfication

The Milwaukee Journal – February 22, 1987

Rowdy Roddy Piper defeated Adrian Adonis on a disqualification in the World Wrestling Federation main event before a crowd of 5,710 at the Milwaukee Auditorium Saturday night. Continue reading

Eric Bischoff Surprises All By Becoming Newest Member Of New World Order

Wilmingston Morning Star – December 4, 1996
By Ronald Jordan

“They have leadership, and we have none.”

Those were the words of announcer Larry Zbyszko a few weeks ago when assessing why the New World Order had been so successful in its attempts to dominate and control World Championship Wrestling.  Well, now that WCW senior executive vice president and key announcer Eric Bischoff has joined the NWO it now looks like total domination. Continue reading

Piper Gets Rowdy Over Rap

Portland Tribune – February 20, 2001
By Kerry Eggers

Roderick George Toombs is dying to put the sleeper hold on Eminem. You know Toombs as Roddy Piper, and after hearing the lyrics of the foul-mouthed rapper on his 15-year-old daughter’s CD, the Rowdy one is steaming. Continue reading

‘Rowdy’ Wrestler Has Family, Riches And Fame

Edmonton Sun – August 6, 1999
By Shelley Decker

Wrestling giant “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s biggest blows are reserved for the WWF.

These days, wrestling has been transformed into action that should be found under the big top, believes Piper, who’s in our city to play Daniel Boone in an episode of the family TV series Mentors.

“I hate it. I absolutely despise it,” said the soft-spoken Canadian, who helped spark unrelenting world attention for wrestling when he and “Mr. Wonderful,” Paul Orndorff, climbed into the ring to battle Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in Wrestlemania I in ’85. Continue reading

This May Be The Nadir, But…

Village Voice – May 17, 1976
By R. Meltzer

Just another usual Wednesday night on LA’s KMEX Channel 34, an interminable half hour to an hour or so of Spanish-lingo wrestling coverage from the Olympic – punctuated by an occasional Anglo-decipherable expression like “Wow!” or “Bakersfield Stadium” – before finally we get to the meat of the broadcast, King’s English interview time with Judo Gene LeBell, brother of Olympic lucha libre (Sp. For “free fight”) promoter Mike LeBell and son of Aileen Eaton, the most successful female entrepeneur in the history of boxing. Tonight smiling carrot-topped Gene has something IMPORTANT to announce: Ernie Ladd has over the weekend won the AMERICAS’ TITLE, Southern Cal’s version of the champeenship shebang. Ernie, the only major matman of Afro genes who’s ever been allowed to perform as a bonafide non-chickenshit villain (as well as the only decent footballer since Bronko Nagurski to become an equally decent wrestler), walks in from stage right with his gaudily bejeweled crown and Americas’ belt a-glistening. Perfunctory congrats from Gene followed by a GREAT calculated who’s-your-first-defense-gonna-be-against? Sequence involving a good 10-15 names: “How about Andre the Giant?” “No, Andre is NOT a worthy contender.” “Okay, how about John Tolos?” “No, HE is not worthy, either.” “Pork Chop (a “real” name: wife’s moniker is Lamb Chop!)?” “You gotta be KIDDING.” Etc., etc., on down the list until ultimately the non-awesome Chavo Guerrero is suggested almost rhetorically. “Yes, I will fight Chavo Guerrero, he is worthy, I will in fact fight him right now for all in TV-land to see.” O-right! Continue reading

The Walking Time Bombs Of The WWF

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – July 14, 1991
By Jeff Gordon

By stressing muscle size and definition over old-fashioned grappling skills, the major promoter of professional wrestling may have encouraged rampant abuse of anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Continue reading

WCW Asked To Pay Piper

Atlanta Business Journal – May 25, 2001
By Jarred Schenke

Even though no one’s wrestling, things are getting rowdy over at the WCW.

The Atlanta-based World Championship Wrestling company — recently purchased by its former rival, the World Wrestling Federation Inc. — has its back against the ropes again with another lawsuit. This time, it’s from one of wrestling’s old guard who claims that he was unfairly fired. Continue reading

Big-Name Wrestlers Hit The Mat At UO Event

The Oregonian – May 20, 2001
By Alice Tallmadge

EUGENE – With thumping rock ‘n’ roll pumping up a sparse crowd, the “Anarchy at Piper’s Pit” wrestling card at UO’s McArthur Court began with “Loose Cannon” Kenny Lush (Vancouver, British Columbia) taking on the Mad Bomber of Montana. To the delight of the patriotic crowd, Lush got trounced. Continue reading

Savage, Boyd Collect Tag-Team Mat Victory

Eugene Register-Guard – December 16, 1978

Dutch Savage and Kangaroo Boyd defeated Bad News Brooks and Roddy Piper in two of three falls in a tag team match in pro wrestling action at the Lane County Fairgrounds Friday night.

In other matches, Johnny Eagle beat Race Bannon, the Doctor downed Don Diamond and Lanny Holiday outmanned Kurt Von Steiger.