"He was a bit of a damaged soul. You can look at his upbringing and kind of understand. Was he always the good guy? No he was very regularly the bad guy, in the ring and in life. To me anyway I feel a genuine sense of empathy for him. He meant no harm: he struggled for all of us.
It's like Heath Ledger, he drew on a lot of unpleasant emotions and it's tough to get away from them when you're Roddy Piper in the ring and the street. We're looking at cartoon characters from the 80's, and then there was Roddy Piper who was Tony Soprano. He could be a bad guy at times, but you could see where he was coming from, and ultimately you liked him in spite of it all."
It's been a rough 2015 for wrestling fans, as Roddy Piper was the latest star to pass away last week at the age of 61. The 'Low Blows' lads pay tribute to the legend that was Hotrod. Also on this week's show, with Don away due to personal reasons, Rick looks close to home for back-up.
Plus Dana White calls wrestling fake, Hulk Hogan and Chyna are rumoured for Celebrity Big Brother, Raw in fast forward, great wrestling moments that lasted less than a minute, sexy title belts, what if Brock Lesnar were gay and Maven drops a bombshell via snail mail. Plus two huge announcements ahead of the SummerSlam Beach Party.
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