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Let’s Say Nice Things About... Rowdy Roddy Piper

Now more than ever, the world needs a good dose of positivity. We here at Cageside Seats will do our small part to bring that positivity on a daily basis. Throughout the entirety of 2017, we’ll say something nice about wrestling and everything around it, past, present, and future.

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It’s been two years since his passing. Today’s subject: Rowdy Roddy Piper.

There are few people that can play both smarmy, charismatic villain with a vicious side and working man’s hero that you’ll run though a wall for. Roddy Piper’s one of them.

He’s responsible for a quite a few of my childhood wrestling memories, like this...

and this...

and of course, this.

Ok, that wasn’t a wrestling moment, but come on. Name one person who hasn’t quoted that famous line at one point or another. Name one.

Piper spoke his mind until his final breath. Yes, it cost him his job more than once, but if I’m being honest, he wouldn’t have it any other way. We miss you around these parts, Hot Rod.

Now you do it. Say something nice about Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Got a suggestion for a future “Let’s Say Nice Things About...”? Hit me up on the Twitter gimmick @notoriouseddie. I may not always respond, but I will read it.

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