I was extremely saddened to find out that Rowdy Roddy Piper passed away over night from a heart attack.
As a kid when I first started watching WWF regularly Piper was one of the ultimate bad guys. His Piper’s Pits rants were hilarious and usually someone ended up getting attacked. He was inflammatory, offensive and just a plain ass and you loved to hate him for it.
It is funny how time, and an understanding that wrestling is fake, changes a person’s feelings about these athletes. Over the last couple of month’s I have picked up a number of autographs from 1980s wrestlers and Piper was the next on my list but now with his passing the prices are already shooting up in to the stratosphere. Fortunately he was such a popular figure in the wrestling world that he has quite a few options for official autographs ranging from Pacific TNA releases through this year’s 2015 Topps WWE release.