Titans of Wrestling #55: Roddy Piper Tribute Part 1

One of the great ones passed away this week, it's sad to see Roddy Piper go.
One of the great ones passed away this year, it’s sad to see Roddy Piper go.

Titans of Wrestling returns with part 1 of a special epic two-part look at the career of pro wrestling legend “Rowdy”Roddy Piper! Tonight, join Kelly, Johnny and Marty Sleeze as they examine Piper’s early years (1973-1983)…

Starting out in the AWA (1973-1974)
His breakthrough as a heel in LA and San Francisco (1976-1979)
Tour of Japan featuring matches against Riki Choshu and Antonio Inoki (1977)
His forgotten stint in the WWF (1979)
Legendary babyface run in Portland (1978-1980)
Major success in the Carolinas (1980-1983)
Groundbreaking work in Georgia (1981-1982)

And look out for part 2 next week looking at Piper’s time in the WWF and WCW!

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Join Parv, Pete, Kelly and Johnny as they travel back in time to look at the state of WWF wrestling in the late 70s through the early 80s. Along the way they also make pit stops in Portland, St. Louis and other territories to cover their history, angles and differences from other promotions of the time. They discuss the prominent matches and promos of the era and leave no stone unturned as they talk through wrestler bios, psychology, and jobber matches. The cherries on top are some of the funniest commentaries and best wrestler impressions you’ll ever hear!