• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 66th birthday of Old School WWF Legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (Real name: Roderick Toombs).
After touring the territories during the 70s & early 80s, and after a brutal dog collar match against Greg “The Hammer” Valentine at the first Starrcade in 1983, Piper joined the World Wrestling Federation in early 1984, where he soon became the #1 villain, who feuded with the #1 babyface in the promotion, Hulk Hogan.
Together, they main evented the first ever WrestleMania and put professional wrestling on the map, as we know it.
“Hot Rod” continued to wrestle for the WWF until 1992 (minus a hiatus for Hollywood in 1988), but returned several times in 1994, 1995 & 1996, before Roddy joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling at the Halloween Havoc 1996 PPV.
In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his old rival, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † R.I.P.
April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015
• AJ Styles Feels Responsible For Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson Getting Released From WWE
During his Mixer stream, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles reacted to the shocking release of his fellow O.C. members, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, from the WWE.
Below is what Styles (who was visibly emotional) said about Gallows & Anderson getting released after being featured in the WrestleMania main event (alongside him and The Undertaker):
“As you know, Gallows and Anderson, guys who were like my brothers, were released yesterday.”
That one hurt really bad. The only way I can explain it is that these guys are my family and I couldn’t take care of my little brothers. I didn’t manage to do that and I feel responsible for them being released.
This stuff is expected with everything that’s going on but I am as shocked as you are with some of the guys that got released.”
You can listen to Styles below: