‘It keeps him alive in your heart’

A reflective Rowdy Roddy Piper, the late wrestling mega-legend, spoke openly and eloquently in a 2014 interview about his changed ways, his family, and his outlook on life and his career. His words ring both prophetic and ominous — and incredibly powerful — following his sudden death at age 61 in July 2015. “I have four of the most beautiful children in the world, so when I call my shots, I call them the way that I always dreamed…

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Call him Hacksaw Jim Zombie

There are few names in professional wrestling as instantly recognizable as the man known as Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Whether it was his signature 2X4, riling the crowd up with a ‘HOOOO!’ or a ‘U.S.A.!’ chant, Jim Duggan found a way to stand out alongside a generation of legendary professional wrestlers. Conincidentally, he almost never even made it to the squared circle. “No. Not at all. Football was my main sport,” Duggan said when asked whether or not he watched…

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Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies blends Piper’s passions

One look at the life and career of the man known the world over as Rowdy Roddy Piper and one word comes to mind: trailblazer. In professional wrestling, he was one of the first beloved heels in the business. He is acknowledged as being one of the very best on a microphone not only of his generation, but of all time. And no one has ever worn a kilt more successfully than the so-called Rowdy one. Piper, who is…

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