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Hell Comes To Necktown

By Wyatt Earp | September 13, 2011

When I was growing up – a process that’s still not completed – I was a huge wrestling fan. Most guys my age were at the time. And with wrestling – as in Star Wars – it was always cooler to cheer for the bad guys.

For me, they didn’t get any badder than Rowdy Roddy Piper. He was the man who called out Hulk Hogan for the puss-aah he was. He was the man who infamously assaulted Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka with a coconut. And apparently, he is to ever wear a skirt kilt.

Wrestling icon Rowdy Roddy Piper says doctors at UCLA are about to slash his neck open and take a hammer and a chisel to his neck bones, after discovering he’s been wrestling with a BROKEN NECK.

57-year-old Piper went to his Twitter and explained he had been experiencing neck pain for quite a while, but didn’t think it was a big deal. In fact, he says he was WRESTLING through the pain for the past couple of months. But Piper says he got an MRI recently and when the docs saw the results, they went into “911 mode” and scheduled a surgery as quickly as they could. (H/TRT)

God, I hope the injury wasn’t caused by a coconut strike!

And, with any Roddy Piper story, I have to link this. (Slightly NSFW – an F-Bomb.)

Godspeed, Roddy. Get well soon.

Topics: Heroes | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “Hell Comes To Necktown”

  1. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    This is one of my guilty pleasures movie.

    Hope RRP is fine after the surgery…….

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    LDIV – Mine too. One of John Carpenter’s best.

  3. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Carpenters best was the remake of ‘The Thing’. Did he also make that one vampire movie with James Woods as the vampire hunter? I know I could google it but I’m lazy today.

    As for mr. Piper…now THATS hard corps!

  4. BobG Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    “They Live” is a classic, in my opinion.
    Jon: Carpenter did make the movie “Vampires” with James Woods.

  5. BlackOrchid Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I always loved Roddy too! And pro wrestling, back in the day . . .

    that movie was great but how about that soundtrack!

    (god-awful, I think Carpenter did it himself)

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Jon – “The Thing” scared the hell out of me. Fine piece of film-making.

    BobG – And the classics never go out of style.

    Orchid – He did. He also did the soundtrack to “Escape From New York,” which is actually pretty good.

  7. Sally Anne Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    OMG, I love Rowdy Roddy Piper in They Live! I would be hard pressed to choose between that clip and the “chew bubblegum and kick ass” scene. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

  8. John D Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Rowdy Roddy rules! And They Live was a masterpiece of B-movie making.

  9. piperfromtn Says:
    September 13th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    As a fellow piper, I hope he comes through this.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 14th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Sally Anne – I’ve posted that clip here before, too. One of the greats.

    John D – Indeed it is.

    Piper – As do I.

  11. Rick Says:
    September 17th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Hot Rod is one tough SOB