Thought of the Day: I Remember It Differently

I got to thinking about Roddy Piper today.I find it interesting that most fans of my age (26) remember Roddy Piper as the mother of all heels.  The reason it’s interesting is Piper was barely a heel at any part of my life.  He turned face in early 1987 and remained that way pretty much for the rest of his career, save for a quick run in WCW in 1999 when everything was nuts and a two month run in 2003.  That speaks volumes about his heel run in the 80s as he went from that to a huge face for the next 25 years or so but is still remembered as a heel.

 

 

15 comments

  1. Cockadoodledoo says:

    wait…..you’re 26?

    seriously tho i always thought of piper as the ultimate tweener if thats the correct word.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    You sound surprised.

    Eh I could go with that. Anti-hero works as well.

    Cockadoodledoo Reply:

    yea a little surprised i thought you would at least be in your 40s lol.

    and that was the word/term i was looking for

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Why that old?

    Cockadoodledoo Reply:

    i guess cuz of your wrestling knowledge.im 24 and my wrestling memory goes back to like 99 to 05 and then i blank out until like 2011 lol

    klunderbunker Reply:

    I appreciate that. I started watching as a baby and have watched ever since. I don’t remember not watching wrestling so that probably has a lot to do with it.

  2. Killjoy says:

    As far as I recall his biggest highlights as a face were his feuds with Adrian Adonis, Goldust, Hogan in WCW and the match with Bret for the IC title.

    That’s pretty horrible in comparison to all the memorable things he did as a heel.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Most of his good stuff was on the mic anyway.

    Unrelated note: up for another book cover soon?

    Killjoy Reply:

    Yup

    klunderbunker Reply:

    I’ll be in touch soon.

  3. ted says:

    He did it so well. It’s so fun to remember.

  4. sandy says:

    i still remember wrestlemania 21 when he slapped stone cold in pipers pit.crazy stuff

  5. M.R. says:

    A heel run in 2003? Did I block this out somehow?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Interfered in Hogan vs. Vince at Mania XIX, mentored Sean O’Haire, wound up feuding with Rikishi.

  6. Cockadoodledoo says:

    thats awesome. i love wrestling but after Guerrero & Benoit died i kinda lost interest for a while.