Video: WWE’s beautiful tribute to “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

“You don’t throw rocks at a man with a machine gun”

It’s been three days since the wrestling world was rocked with the news of WWE Legend Roddy Piper’s sudden passing. It was expected that the WWE would honor the Hall of Fame superstar on Monday Night Raw and I was expecting every bit of emotion that did run through me to do exactly that.

Much like with Dusty Rhodes’s passing just six weeks ago, WWE showed a beautiful tribute to Hot Rod at the top of Monday’s show. USA TODAY’s For the Win shared the emotional video.

Piper will go down as the greatest “heel” in the history of the WWE. No matter what he did, people hated him, but that is what a bad guy is supposed to do. That meant “Rowdy” was doing his job the way his job was supposed to be done.

On a related note, to the few rude fans in attendance at Monday’s show, you DO NOT yell during a ten-bell salute. You may be showing your appreciation for the superstar, but it is more disrespectful than you think. You be reverent and calm during the moment, not loud and obnoxious.

Again, thank you Piper for all that you did for this business. I certainly hope there’s chewing gum in Heaven.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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