One of the WWE’s all-time greats was Rowdy Roddy Piper, a man referred to as the equally legendary Ric Flair as “the most gifted entertainer in the history of professional wrestling”. Piper, who had screen credits like They Live and Hell Comes To Frogtown, paved the way for future greats to make the transition from the squared circle to the movie screen, and now, Piper has returned one last time in a new documentary called Roddy Piper: In His Own Words. You can watch the trailer for the new Rowdy Roddy Piper documentary in the player below.
Rowdy Roddy Piper documentary trailer released
Piper started his professional wrestling career in the 1970s, starting off for Mike and Gene LeBell’s NWA Hollywood Wrestling. He wrestled three matches with the WWF under Vince McMahon, Sr. in 1979 at Madison Square Garden, but appeared properly for the world’s biggest pro-wrestling outfit in 1984 where he first appeared as a villain. Eventually, Piper won the hearts of the crowd, and soon became one of the most beloved figures in sports entertainment.
He was the Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion from 1989 to 1992 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. He sadly passed away in July 2015, dying in his sleep at his home in Hollywood, California, but his legacy lives on in this new Rowdy Roddy Piper documentary, which is now available to stream online at NineLegendsFilms.com. It retails for $7.99, but a percentage of the profits is going directly to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, which had a “special place in Roddy’s heart.”
“This project meant a lot to me to put together,” Nine Legends director David Sinnott said in a press release. “I have fond memories of working with Piper on another project and it didn’t sit well with me that so much great footage was locked away in a vault. I recall his daughter was present for the entirety of our film shoot and it was clearly evident that he was a decent family man. It was important for me to connect with Roddy’s wife, Kitty Toombs, for input on this project.”
You can watch the trailer for the Rowdy Roddy Piper documentary in the player below, and click the link to see the film in its entirety above.