The professional wrestling world lost one of the greats on Friday when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper passed away at age 61, and one man who is really feeling the loss is Piper’s fellow WWE Hall of Famer and former wrestling great Ric Flair.
Speaking to TMZ, Flair offered his own comments on his longtime friend and former rival’s death. And his words, though few, will hit you square in the feels.
“We’ve shared the ring, traveled the world, maintained a friendship throughout the ups and downs of the wrestling world, and battled to see who was the better heel,” Flair said.
“It’s almost impossible to express my grief. My condolences to his children and to his wife Kitty. I’ll miss you Roddy. The world will never be as Rowdy without you. “
It has been a rough year for wrestling fans, as Piper became the second industry legend to pass away this summer. Back in June, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes died at age 69 after a fall at his home.
Campus Sports sends its deepest condolences to Piper’s family.
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