Saturday, August 1, 2015

What a freaking WEEK!: A crazy wrestling blog entry

I can't believe this week! I would never imagined it would happened! I feel like to scream! Before I tell you what is going on, for anyone who is in the UK, say hi to Chris Hero as he is over there now until August 9th. You can see his tour schedule right here:

Okay, bad plug.

Let's get to the real situation. What a week we are having. Impact Wrestling had their tapings that involves titles changing, friends reuniting, and someone is Bigfoot. Also, Angelina Love and Davey Richards are having their first child as announced on Angelina's twitter account, which Angelina is six weeks long. She is on a list of women who are expecting. I would go to another blog entry to explain it.

Also, Layla El is engaged and retiring. I am in shock she is retiring from WWE, but, she is engaged to Richard Young, who was in WWE for a small time as Ricky Ortiz. I do remember Layla was really cool, from feuding against The Miz, to being with Kelly Kelly and Brooke Adams as Extreme Expose for the ECW Brand, to managing William Regal, to being BFFs with Michelle McCool as Lay-Cool with taking (the former four time TNA X-Division Champion) Low-Ki under their wing on season two of NXT (Before it became a brand), and some other stuff she had done. I am really going to miss her being a wrestler, but, I do congrats on her engagement to Richard.

I check out Chikara's free live streaming show on YouTube, Journey to Chikara, really cool. I hope Mike Quackenbush and everyone in Chikara to continue. It's on Wednesdays at 7pm. Follow Chikara on twitter, @CHIKARApro.

I am really sad. Why? WWE Hall of Famer, "Hot Rod" Roddy Piper has pass away last night at the age of 61. According to multiple sources, Piper had a cardiac arrest while he was sleeping, but it's not been confirmed. I will miss him. I do remember he came out and question some of the talent, including Randy Orton and his dad, Bob, becoming WWE World Tag Team Champions with Ric Flair (and Dusty Rhodes and Sgt. Slaughter in their corner)  by defeating Kenny Dykstra and Mike Mondo of the Spirit Squad (With Dolph Ziggler, Johnny Jeter, and Nick "Mitch" Mitchell in their corner) at Cyber Sunday, but lost the tag titles to Randy Orton and Edge, better known as Rated-RKO, but, he withdraw competing Survivor Series due to revealing that he had Hodgkin's lymphoma. Roddy finished therapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2008.

Roddy kept making appearances and he wrestled against Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania 25 in a three on one match, with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka as Piper's partners and Ric Flair in their corner, but Jericho beat them. Also, Piper challenged Vince McMahon in a streetfight, but got insulted by Randy Orton, until Kofi Kingston made the save.

Roddy was inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 by Ric Flair and he inducted Wendi Richter to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010.

During an episode of RAW when the cast of The A-Team the movie was on as host, Roddy Piper went heel and hired Ted DiBiase to get MMA star and cast member, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson to get revenge, but he referred Jackson as his character from the movie, B.A. Baracus, but I felt he was confused and wanted Mr. T, since I remember reading about that at the first ever Wrestlemania, Mr. T and Hulk Hogan defeated Piper and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff.

Some other moments that Roddy Piper did in his career was mostly of his segment, Piper's Pit, which had many guest, including Chris Jericho, John Cena, The Miz, and even legends like Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka way back, which Piper infamously hit Snuka with a coconut to the head.

Roddy done acting and he took part in ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap, which his wife Kitty switch with Ric Flair's girlfriend Wendy. I watched it and saw how both Kitty and Wendy react to the homes they switch to find out who they are with for the week. It was really odd. The ending of the episode was revealed to be a dedication to Ric Flair's son, Reid, who pass away prior to the episode.

It is sad of what happen. Most of the wrestlers I follow tweeted about Roddy Piper. Natalya, LuFisto, and even Angelina Love post pictures of Piper with each of the ladies. Tim Donst expressed on how he sees Piper. Some celebrities tweet about Piper too. In fact, on ESPN SportsCenter, Jonathan Coachman spoke about Piper and give him, his (Super)star of the night, because Piper help Coachman when Coachman was in WWE.

Well, that's all. Thank you for reading this. If you are offended about it, I am sorry.

Lindsie Starr

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