The Rock Remembers Roddy Piper, WWE Posts Special Look at The Hot Rod, Gene Okerlund – Piper
– WWE posted the video above looking at Hall of Famer Roddy Piper, who passed away at the age of 61 this week. As noted, Piper went into cardiac arrest while sleeping at his home in Hollywood on Thursday night.
– “Mean” Gene Okerlund will be talking with WWE’s Scott Stanford about Piper’s death at 10:45pm EST tonight for PIX11 in New York City. Video will be available at PIX11.com.
– The Rock posted the following on Piper’s passing:
RIP legend. I first met this wrestling icon when I was 12yrs old when he was wrestling my pops the WWE. For weeks and weeks after that meeting I would have my mom set up a video camera in the kitchen as I would "become" Hot Rod and mimmic and emulate his every word, style, swag, heat, cool cockiness and all delivered with his classic smile (and my awful 12yr old afro).He was a huge influence on me as a kid and an even bigger one when I became The Rock in the WWE. Thank you Roddy for all the talks, all the stories (especially the crazy ones about my grandfather and grandmother?) all the advice and most importantly.. all the memories of you entertaining us fans. You're missed my friend. Heaven just got a lil' rowdier… Rest in love ~ DJ #JustWhenTheyThinkTheyHaveAllTheAnswers #HotRodChangesTheQuestions